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About Restaurant Pomme
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, in downtown Gordonsville, Virginia, Restaurant Pomme provides an authentic classic French dining experience. The restaurant welcomes diners and guests to a warm and inviting recreation of the French country side-from food to decor. Whether on a day trip or gathering with friends and family, we wish to share our passion of food and wine with you. À votre santé et bon appétit.
Gordonsville, VA 22942
French, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
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There is street parking available as well as a private lot in the back of the restaurant. There is also a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private dining room that holds up to 30 seated and 60 standing. Great for small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, business luncheon/dinner, and any other special occasion you can think of.
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Restaurant Pomme Ratings and Reviews
We visit Gordonsville several times a year and always make a reservation at Restaurant Pomme. Family-owned and operated, it is a real gem and our favorite restaurant. Authentic French cuisine, warm staff, and a cozy atmosphere really make a enjoyable dining experience.
Let me say right up front that we love Pomme. We've been coming here at least once or twice each year over the past seven years that we've lived in Virginia. Our experiences and dinners have always been excellent--until this latest visit. There were a few things that were definitely off. In thinking about this since our dinner on Saturday, most of the issues were with the service rather than the food. Our server was pleasant, but had trouble remembering what we'd ordered, even after reciting it back to us at the table. She had to come back and ask again what wine we'd ordered shortly after taking the order. Then, she also returned to ask again what our main courses were. The house salads were very good. When it came time for our entrees, a different server came out with appeared to be our meals; however, after glancing briefly at us, she delivered them to another couple at a nearby table who had arrived and ordered shortly after we had. Eventually, our orders arrived, but my steak was done medium to medium well rather than the medium rare that I had ordered. The staff just mixed up the orders, which happens, but we'd never encountered this at Pomme. The quality of the food was good, but not outstanding, as it has been on previous visits. When it came time for dessert, which we seldom order, we decided on the creme brulee and a cappuchino for me and a decaf coffee for my wife. Our server left briefly and returned to tell us that there was no decaf and no cappuchino--we passed on the dessert. The owner's wife was kind and asked me how our dinner was. I said that it just wasn't up to Pomme's usual standard and briefly explained why. I said that it must have been an off night that even the best places experience occasionally. She was gracious and thanked me for letting her know. I said we would be back. One other note, Pomme recently remodeled and it seems to have lost some of its French atmosphere. It now feels a bit more like an American bistro than a French one.
Good selection of wine. Good whiskey sours. Started with the We ordered the chicken and the steak. The chicken was very dry and had lacking of the rich flavor one expects from French food. Potatoes agratin were also lacking. The steak was ordered medium rare but arrived medium well. we did not see our waitress to ask for a replacement steak. When we finished eating the waitress came by and my wife ordered another glass of wine and a desert. The desert came but no wine. My wife had been looking forward to eating here since we moved to the area, she is very disappointed so am i.
Delightful with a twist. We selected restaurant for the food and atmosphere. A friend is a vegetarian so I wanted to be sure the chef would make a meal for him. It was well planned, everyone was extremely helpful and it seemed his meal was the only one we focused on all evening. My filet was very good, my husband’s pork chop was delicious and so large he couldn’t eat it all so we asked to take it with us and our friends wife thoroughly enjoyed her monk fish. Great seasonings and sauces as your would expect at a fine French restaurant . And then there was the vegetarian meal. First the chef inadvertently put a cream sauce right before serving it so he had to begin again. The staff could not have done more to try to correct the problem. Unfortunately our friend couldn’t get beyond the mishap so apologies came from servers all during the dinner. This ruined it for me and I look forward to returning for a nice dinner experience in the near future.
We had amazing friendly service and the food was quite good except the dessert. The wine list is extensive with an excellent range of prices. There's definitely something for everyone.
I selected the creme brulee for dessert and I do not recommend it. The creme was a cold, congealed mass that was just unpleasant.
It was a miserable rainy winter day when we stopped by for lunch. We were cheered by very very good food, service and surroundings. It’s the third time we’ve had lunch there. It’s an hours drive from our house and well worth the trip. Hope to return many more times.
Used to regularly dine at Pomme. First several dinners there, years ago, were great. Now the food is very average, but the prices are the same as fine French dining. I know the former chef passed, but the food and prices must match. Right now they do not. Food is very overpriced. If they want to survive they must drastically reduce prices. We will not go back anytime soon. Really wish the staff at Pomme well and hope they can adjust and survive.
Generally good. Certainly not a big city feel nor acted as such. A bit on the expensive side for a rural restaurant but it attempts to live up to French standards and didn't quite make it imo. No cheese plate. A little more catering service would have been nice.
Our service was AWFUL. We will not return to the restaurant. Our party of four paid $250.00 - in my opinion we should not have had to chase the waiter for drinks, bread, sugar, etc. when we asked for sugar for our coffee the waiter brings a tiny glass cup that offered only Splenda. And the waiter - as always - disappeared. When I had to send back my creme brûlée i was so angry. I brought two guests as we both were celebrating our wedding anniversaries. It was a terrible experience. I wanted to discuss this with an owner or the chef but my husband felt it was just better to leave and not return.
Wow! This was our first time experience for dining at Restaurant Pomme. What a treasure this restaurant is! We had just come from a holiday event and loved the festive and beautiful decor which was also very warm and inviting. Our group of 4 loves good food and wine so we were in for a culinary treat. The wine list was extensive and since we all ordered such different items, we ordered wine by the glass and we were all happy with our choices. We ordered appetizers ranging from escargot with pernod (lovely) to their yummy Autumn salad with figs, apples, walnuts, blue cheese . Our main courses ranged from scallops with a wonderful cream sauce, Cote de Boeuf Bourguignonne with a rich, multi layered mix of amazing flavors and filet de sole meuniere, light and wonderfully accented with lemon. The desserts were equally delectable!
When the chief came out after the meal we gave him a rave unlike any we have given before. We all want to find another reason to eat at Restaurant Pomme in Gordonsville very soon.
A very scenic drive from Charlottesville, rt 22, to Gordonsville, set the stage for a cozy lunch on a cloudy chilly day in this darling town. Our server, David, was personable and professional. He manned all the lunch tables with great ease. Pomme was not busy when we arrived at noon, however, by the time we left it was filling up. The creamy turkey vegetable soup was perfect as was the French onion enjoyed by my husband. My quiche and my husband Autumn salad each were very good. We did not have dessert. Our meal was relaxed with perfect time between courses. Will look forward go another afternoon in Gordonsville and Pomme.
We drive for Pomme--and it is a 70 minute drive each way--and it is worth it. The owner is our preferred server--we have had a couple of disappoints (rushed mostly) when it is not her, but the food is to-die-for. Sunday Brunch is our favorite and they can accommodate our favorite table. If I had one point to ask for--the owner should take her manners to the other servers, who are very loyal, but have a habit of pulling plates a little too fast and--for some reason--not asking for dessert, when, after all, dessert is the entire point of the meal. Pomme remains a favorite.
A few years ago we stopped in for a meal at Restaurant Pomme on a trip through Gordonsville, Virginia on our way to some vineyards to the West of town and have since made the one hour and 15 minute trip from our home outside of Richmond just to enjoy the wonderful food and delightful atmosphere. If you you like french cooking this is for you. Although I have never been to France, this restaurant's interior and exterior captures for me the feeling of a small french country locale. My wife and I have been there a half dozen times and neither of us has yet to have a less than superb meal. We have tried them at lunch and dinner and most recently Sunday brunch and are always pleased.
My second visit to this lovely restaurant. Have not been disappointed yet. The wait staff is wonderful; attentive and friendly. Was greeted at the front door by either the manager or owner. We were 20 minutes early for our reservation but she was lovely about finding and setting up a table for us and not making us wait until our reservation. It was a rainy night and there was a fire in the fireplace, fabulous food, beautiful dinning room, and exquisite service. I could not have asked for more.
We were so looking forward to our lunch. Sadly, we were disappointed. Two of our meals were cold and two had hairs in them. The frites must have been leftover from the day before as they were cold and hard. Desserts and coffee were excellent. Skip the lunch and order dessert only. I hope it was just a very off day.
We usually always plan to enjoy Pomme at least once while visiting in Charlottesville. Food is always good and staff is friendly. Since it was early, the atmosphere was quiet and we could converse well, but toward the end of our dining, the restaurant had filled up and it became quite loud. All in all, it was a great evening.
We live in Richmond and when traveling to visit family in Palmyra, we take the opportunity to dine at Pomme. This trip, we brought friends from Williamsburg just so they could have the Pomme experience. They traveled an hour to Richmond and then the 4 of us traveled the one and a half hr trip together. It was worth the journey. We weren't disappointed!
One of the top 3 or so French restaurants in the Charlottesville area. Food is fabulous and Crystal the waitress was wonderful. Everything tasted very fresh. Would not recommend it for younger children, but late high school and older should be fine. Not inexpensive but great quality and perfectly cooked. A real treat.
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