Prospect Hill Plantation Inn and Restaurant

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
The eclectic talents of Chef Elpidio are evident in his artful presentation and masterful blending of local, organic ingredients satisfying every palate. The menu changes seasonally, offering diners choices that showcase our French cuisine and the local farmers' produce. Served in our 1732 Manor House dining room that is decorated with French and American antiques makes this an unique, unforgettable dining experience. Stroll our grounds or relax in our soon-to-open pub before dinner, while enjoying a cocktail or a fine selection from our wine list.
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TB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food! Beautiful presentation of the dishes! Very reasonable in terms of cost. Only two things were less then excellent. One was the cocktail my wife ordered tasted watered down and the other was that the dishes were served too quickly. We were in the restaurant for just over one hour for a three course meal. We like to relax and enjoy a less hurried meal when we go out for dinner. This felt like everything was a bit rushed and the courses came out immediately one after each other. While no one likes a meal service that is too slow, there has to be a balance between the two.

l
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Better restaurant than any other in dc metro. Presentation and quality of food were amazing, never mind the price of $125 per a couple? I would eat there weekly if it was closer to my house. Great at accommodated a gluten free diet as well!

AB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent choice for our anniversary. Presentation was artful and the food was superb.

M
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. It was our first time at the place and the beauty of the property just blew us away. We will definitely go back.

RP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and portions were sized appropriately. We definitely plan on returning for another meal and stay at the Inn.

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An absolutely phenomenal experience! The food and the service were superb.

BE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Inn has a stately but cheerful atmosphere. There are of beautiful places to sit around the property, that give you the feeling that this is just a great place to be. We enjoyed it very much.

RC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful and delicious! Looking forward to a return visit.

SJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried several different menu options so we all got to taste all the deliciousness. Everything was absolutely fabulous! Would definitely go again.

DF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

There was no breakfast menu. They try to accomodate, but it was basically hit or miss. Food served was very nicely presented in a beautiful dining room. Dinner was fantastic. The bedroom was nice although it appeared not to have any appreciable room service. The bed was made, that's it. No new towels, soap, or restoration of refrig. No vacuuming or tv/wifi. A/C worked well as did bath amenities. Overall, very nice stay.

w
Western NC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast and dinner are both recommended. Dinner was superb, with an unusual attention to detail from cocktails to dessert. It makes other dining experiences seem assembly line in comparison. Highly recommended, and I look forward to returning.

PG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful. Our guests enjoyed it too. Thank you!!

HM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fourth visit. As before, ambiance, decor, food, and service were superb!! Lovely surroundings off a country road about ten-fifteen miles from C'ville, down 250 and then turn left for about ten minutes. Worth the trip. They have accommodation for overnight stays and there were several folks there the night we ate dinner there. Certainly, the best food in about 100 miles. Friendly host and service personnel, but not obtrusive. Loved it. (I couldn't download a photo of the desserts but they are spectacular.)

PA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We wondered if the experience would be as positive as it had been years ago when we had visited Prospect Hill, and to our delight, it was even better. We asked for vegan and vegetarian meals and they were not only interesting and delicious, each plate was a work of art! We were all totally delighted and will look forward to future evenings spent in that lovely setting.

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A superb place to stay AND dine!!

CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ambiance and service. Food was fantastic - I would say better than the Inn at Little Washington.

AC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely. Everything. Food was superb.

GA
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thought the attention to detail at how the food was prepared was pretty amazing! Staff was great as well. Loved the property. If you go, definitely walk around the grounds either before or after your meal.

CH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Inn and the Restaurant are fabulous - service is excellent, food was amazing, ambience was the best we've had anywhere! Highly recommended!

F
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been back in 30 years and it's changed hands. But it is absolutely wonderful. A charming, beautiful country inn just a short drive from Charlottesville.

RS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third year we went for the Mother's Day buffet. They never disappoint. Food was spectacular and service was exceptional. Lovely place for a special occasion!

G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We were very disappointed in our experience for the Mother’s Day Buffet. We booked a table for 4 for the 1:30 seating and arrived 15 minutes early. There was no one from management checking off names/tables, etc, just guests wandering around. We ended up sitting in the bar, and obviously missed a “call” to the tables. Once we got out we ended up standing for about 15-20 minutes since the owner had mistakenly seated someone else at our table for 4. He never emerged again to apologize or make up some small token for his error (like comping drinks) . The waiters scrambled to set up a table for 2 as a table for 4, and my husband was given a rickety chair from some other area. The glassware on the table did not match: the waiter never called us to get into the buffet line, (we went on our own..all other tables were called) and by the time we had dessert, there was very little left to choose from: a few Petit Fours and chocolates were left.

The buffet was ample, but nothing really stood out as remarkable. I realize Mother’s Day Buffet is not going to be an intimate dining experience, but this was very very disappointing. We had 2 guests from Germany with us, which of course added to my dissatisfaction with the service or rather lack thereof. On the basis of this visit I cannot really recommend the restaurant.

I regret that this review is negative, but I feel I have to be honest. it was a management glitch, but it was not handled with aplomb. The staff was left to scurry around to set up a small table for us and we were pretty much left on our own: drink orders were an afterthought, and as indicated, I watched all other dining tables called to get into the buffet, and we were not called. Hard to be positive even though the food was high quality and attractively served.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice Mother’s Day Brunch.

R
Washington DC
46 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our 6th trip to Prospect Hill. We love the fare and the work the staff does to serve a healthy and delicious meal. Again the place exceeded.our expectations.
A+++

SA
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful food in a historic location.
Everything about the evening was fantastic.
The dishes were creative and delicious and the service was warm and attentive.
Highly recommend for a special night out.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Lovely quiet room. Food was superb.

JH
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Out-of-this-world unbelievably enjoyable. JR the waiter was as professional as he could be; the chef was an artist of the irrepressible sort; and the place is gorgeous. Our experience could not have been better.

Bravo! Bravo all around. Thank you for all your efforts. They paid off magnificently.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't get enough of this menu and its local and fresh approach to ingredients and it French approach to sauces and wines!

VJ
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was superb and the presentation excellent. Lovely pleasant atmosphere.

h
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING! The service, atmosphere, and food were all outstanding. We can't wait to go back!!!

MK
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Prospect Hill is a delight! Our meals were delicious and elegantly presented. Service was impeccable.

MR
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely superb dining experience. The food was both beautifully presented AND was delicious. What a treat to have the creamy crab soup, duck breast, and brûlée. We’ll be back.

RH
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

perfect spot for a celebration dinner. food is exceptional

OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 39th anniversary. Food and service were amazing. Great place for a special evening out!

GJ
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation! Great service. Nice for a special evening out!

DW
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Meal! Presentation is like great restaurants in major cities. A real gem!

GW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine Day

E
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb experience once again. Very special Valentines dinner date! Looks like a tradition in the making!

AB
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable evening with my bride.Good food in a colonial setting.

R
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delightful evening with the most delicious meal with a superb presentation!
Our service was wonderful with our waiter being so kind and extremely accommodating. This inn and restaurant are are beautiful and a real jewel!
We already look forward to our next visit!

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