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About Restaurant 1850
Come dine in a comfortable setting nestled in the Historic 1850's Maple Hall Inn. Sit by the fire and enjoy a cocktail or under the stars on the patio while enjoying fine dining quality steaks, seafood, pasta and an assortment of desserts such as; Creme Brulee, Chocolate Tortes, or if you'd like a little something added try the adult only Chocolate Mousse.
*We have something for everyone, just let us know if you have special dining needs.
We look forward to hosting you soon!
Lexington, VA 24450-3200
Hours of Operation:
Sat, Sun 8:30 am–9:30 am
Mon, Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Restaurant 1850 can accommodate all your special event needs.
Restaurant 1850 Ratings and Reviews
The food was overall excellent. My husband and I had the filet - excellent, high quality, perfect preparation. One friend had blackened salmon which she declared outstanding. The other friend had a chicken alfredo which he enjoyed very much. But the people running this place are spacey. The "bartender" and the waiter carried on a rapport which was not in the least amusing. They were tag-teaming taking our order and bringing things to the table which created errors and disturbed our table conversation. Back and forth and back and forth. Along with a third, very casually dressed person who kept showing up. One friend ordered a wedge of lettuce salad with ranch - it came with blue cheese crumbles, which he does not like. The third person tried to deliver soup twice. No one ordered soup. I had creme brulee which tasted quite fine, but was very liquid - no custard consistency at all. This is our second time dining here. Last time was about a year ago. Had the same experience as we did the first time. In fact we started counting....strike one, strike two, strike three, strike seven...Ex - had a confirmed reservation on Open Table. The waiter, who is most inept, said they had no record of it. Lighting was WAY too bright - felt like I was in a McDonalds. No background music. Nothing to cut noise from other tables or the kitchen. Really not a pleasant setting at all. As my friend described it -- was not a relaxing, enjoyable dinner despite the quality of the food, because the staff were so intrusive and poor that you felt like you had to be paying close attention all the time to avoid catastrophe. As I mentioned - our second time around. And our last.
Simple menu, but delicious. Best beef I have enjoyed in the Lexington area to include similar level of restaurants. It wasn't fancy "foodie" fare, but straight up good. With only four meal entrees, one beef, one fish, one pasta and a chicken dish, the chef focused on the dish on your plate.
The night there, the beef was a Tenderloin...a steak I would cook myself but better. Some of the other local places are trying to get fancy with braised short ribs or skirt steak....nobody goes to a streak house for those cuts, so I was very happy. It rivals any place in the local area, and was more value than some. My only disappointment was they ran out of the dessert my wife and I planned to share, but we were still happy with our selection. Again, a simple real (good) dessert.
It has jumped to the top of my favorite places in the area.
Special occasion was my wife’s birthday. The entire experience was fantastic. Our waiter Sean (sp) and bartender Penny were fabulous and made our experience personal. We spent the weekend on the property (Maple Hall Inn) and were treated like royalty. The innkeeper is a jewel! Thank you all!
Fred & Vicki Robinson
Restaurant 1850 is located at the Maple Hall Inn. Open for dinner only on Friday and Saturday. Our reservations were for New Year's Eve and the restaurant was hosting a private party in one room, and regular diners in two other rooms. This was our first visit and our expectations were magnificently exceeded.
Our server, Brooke, was most pleasant and accommodating, offering excellent suggestions on the menu options. One of our choices would have been scallops, but they were not available. We both selected the Filet, a cut of Prime beef from a local farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Outstanding......the best steak we have both had in a very long time. The accompanying asparagus and potatoes were wonderfully prepared and complemented the steak.
A pleasant surprise was the music and singing performed by the chef and staff. Added nicely to the atmosphere of New Year's Eve.
Restaurant 1850 is one of the best restaurants in the Lexington Virginia area. A hidden gem at the Maple Hall B & B, an excellent value and outstanding quality.
Our evening was almost indescribable. The chef came from the kitchen to greet us and describe menu options. He noticed our table was wobbly and tried to fix it. When he couldn't, he moved us to another table. He then described a new wine and gave us a taste which encouraged us to purchase the bottle. All of this was charming. Then our waiter approached us and seemed uncomfortable in his role. He told me the North Atlantic salmon was fresh caught in California. Since that was a head scratcher, I ordered scallops. We had been told that they feature beef which my husband ordered and he said was outstanding. We ordered the cheese plate to start. The restaurant states that it is farm to table so I asked if the cheese was local. I was told some of it was. The plate was disappointing. The cheese was cut up in little irregular bits, only a very little was local, served with a few grapes and very regular crackers. I would not order it again. Shortly after we ordered, the second chef came out of the kitchen to play Christmas carols on his electric organ. The music was lovely and played at a nice level. Then there was an eruption from the kitchen - apparently a friend/employee had brought her family for dinner and shown them the kitchen. It was odd, because they came and sat at the table next to us and the friend/employee kept heading to the kitchen. She never took off her hat or scarf and did not order a meal for herself. When the meals were delivered, she took a fork and began eating off others' plates. This was the only thing in my direct line of site and was very odd and disconcerting because the dining room is small. When our dinner was delivered it was one plate at a time, even though our meals could have very easily been delivered simultaneously. My husband's steak was perfect, he was very happy. My scallops were overcooked and quite chewy. We did not order dessert. The chef came to check on the dinners and ended up comping my meal. We will try it again.
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