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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

4.5
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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OpenTable "DINERS CHOICE- Best Overall". Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing dozens of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections.



Located just 8.3 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern, Steak, Burgers
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Hours of operation
Fridays- 11:30am-8pm Lunch/Dinner

Saturdays- 8:30am-8pm Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Sundays- 8:30am-7pm Breakfast/Brunch/Dinner
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Phone number
(434) 985-6345
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alan Pyles
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Private party facilities
Best known for our 10 Course, wine paired Chef Tasting Dinner. Over 1,000 guests have enjoyed the "experience" last year alone! 6:00pm seating. Available most evenings- (Call if the evening appears blocked).
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Private party contact
Alan Pyles: (434) 985-6345
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Catering
Host to over 250 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small (40 down to 2!), intimate groups and organizations.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 33 Bypass
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Parking details
Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.
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Special events & promotions
"Burgers Done Well"- Gourmet Burget Menu. Wide selection of 1/2 pound fire roasted burgers. Upgrade to doubles, triples and event quad! Chicken, Turkey and Veggie burger options- Garden style for a Gluten Free experience.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Valentine's special menu available the weekend before and after Valentines- Open on Valentine's' Day- Wednesday, February 14th (typically closed on Wednesdays). SPECIAL OFFER- 10 course/Wine Paired/Chef Tasting dinner- $145 each (plus tax and gratuity) - 6:00 Seating (only).

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 139 People Are Saying
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SarahMac 
5.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

We had brunch for six at the Lafayette in December after a small, intimate wedding, and it was just perfect. Quiet, intimate, and lovely food.

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NoahS (Richmond)
4.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Very solid brunch in an area with few options. Will definitely revisit when in Stanardsville.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on November 10, 2017

Marine Corps Birthday

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jayr (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on October 28, 2017

always delicious, always beautiful and always great service. It is a very special place.

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MiamiVisitor (Miami)
4.0
Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food and service in an historic inn located in picturesque town. Nice property with commemorative plaques.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on October 13, 2017

The restaurant is located in a beautiful old house. Extensive menu options for dinner & desert.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on September 24, 2017

We always enjoy our evening at The Lafayette Inn. Good service and lovely ambiance. Each meal is carefully prepared fresh and delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0
Dined on May 21, 2017

Wonderful experience. A hidden gem. Only learn they are in Stanardsville through Open Table or TripAdvisor...or from a former guest. They are about an hour drive from our home; we were looking for a special venue and we were truly satisfied. Apparently The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant has the right pace of patronage for business. Our dining experience was exactly what we had in mind. Chef and staff delivered a most delicious meal and they were all quite personable as they managed to wedge in a bit of time to converse. We would go again and encourage our neighbors to dine there too. Thank you!

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ArlingtonFoodie (Richmond)
4.0
Dined on May 21, 2017

We were looking for a new place to have Sunday brunch and tried the Lafayette Inn in Stanardsville. The setting of this old inn is beautifully landscaped and we enjoyed our walk to the front door and again after our meal, to the car. It was a nice surprise to find such excellent food and we invited friends to join us there for Sunday brunch a few weeks later. Both times we enjoyed our selections--the omelette of the day and the traditional Eggs Benedict. Our friends tried the (crab) cake and eggs. The first time we were there, the omelette had feta cheese and teeny tomatoes that we could only call "raisin tomatoes" because of their size. The meal was artistically arranged on the plate so that the yellow, orange and red tomatoes tumbled out of the omelette. When we were with our friends we all ordered the stone-ground grits instead of the potatoes and they were delicious! You should try them. The only downer is that no matter how many people are in the dining room, it's very noisy. The first time we were there, there were about eight people and it was noisy; the second time, graduation weekend, it was really noisy. The owners should consider adding some noise abatement, such as carpets on the floors.

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2017

We had a very enjoyable night at this restaurant. Great service great food outstanding wine list.

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