Rochambeau partners with local/regional farmers and fishermen, shaping its seasonally-driven menu around the finest natural/organic ingredients. Also, we are currently preparing our own herb and vegetable garden in the courtyard.
The restaurant is named in honor of Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, Comte de Rochambeau, who was appointed by Louis XVI as leader of the 5,500-person French military force sent to help the American Continentals win independence from British rule. A veteran of a number of sieges in Europe, he provided valuable expertise that helped ensure victory in the Battle of Yorktown in August 1781.
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Intimate atmosphere – wonderful French inspired dishes by a master French chef – can’t wait to revisit this wonderful restaurant!
Thank you so much Pattaylor22 for taking the time to write this lovely review and for this 5-star rating . Merci, stay safe and a bientot!
One of the best restaurants ever! Perfect! Amazing...unbelievably good!
Thank you so much MaryM for joining us at Brunch, for taking the time to write this lovely review and for this 5-star rating - stay safe and a bientot!
Excellent food and service. Absolutely love the brunch!
Thank you so much ElizabethF for joining us at Brunch, for taking the time to write this lovely review and for this 5-star rating - stay safe and a bientot!
Lovely restaurant with great service and an elegant ambience. Plenty of options for lunch that are very reasonable but some items are a bit pricey and the specials in particular. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or elegant lunch.
Thank you so much Helen for lunching with us and then taking the time to write this lovely review and for this 5-star rating. The pricing of our specials is a reflection of the quality of the products used, and of the seasonality: you were at the end of the fresh black truffle season :) Stay safe and a bientot!
We came for brunch and it was wonderful. Two of us had Eggs Benedict and both thought it was the best we had ever had. The third person had the omelette and she ate every morsel. It was all spectacular.
MargaretH, Thank you so very much for the review and the rating, a bientot!
From the warm and welcoming service, to the incredible food, to the enchanting dining space... You will be so happy you ate here!
Merci merci merci Grace, a bientot!
A jewel waiting to be discovered. Best coquille St. Jacques and onion soup we've ever tasted. Wonderfully attentive service without being intrusive. Charmingly cozy decor. Amazing wine list featuring European labels. An educational alternative to the best wines in the U.S. from the Monticello vitacultural district served at the Charlottesville area's many other fine restaurants. A distinctive gem!
Thank you so much RobH for dining with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
Excellent food served by a friendly staff. Salmon appetizer was delicious. Will definitely return.
Thank you so much JoeB for dining with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
Lovely restaurant, chosen for our 36th wedding anniversary! Excellent food, great wine list, lovely and relaxing atmosphere, wonderful wait staff and amazing hostess, who is the chef's wife. They own the restaurant. She was so friendly and had very interesting things to tell us! Even showed us around the entire restuarant as my husband was interested in holding future business dinners/lunches there. Not one complaint and would highly recommend to anyone!
Thank you so much KatherineP for choosing to celebrate your 36th anniversary with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
An all-around superb restaurant! We enjoyed a Sunday Brunch which was truly a wonderful dining experience. We also loved wandering the little village of Gordonsville.
Thank you so much LouisP for brunching with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched - and our fellow shopkeepers on South Main Street also. A bientot!
Could not better! We have been several times since the new chef arrived and the place is terrific.
Merci, merci, merci CarolM - a bientot!
Excellent food and service! My husband and I had a wonderful time there and can't wait to go back.
Thank you so much SaraR for deciding to stop by and lunch with us and then for taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
Absolutely fabulous! Delicious food, great ambience and excellent service!
Thank you so much Anonymous for dining with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
This is a beautiful restaurant with a stellar menu for both food and wine and the service was superb. We enjoyed the special of the evening and the relaxed pace of the entire experience. We'll be there often for every special occasion!
Thank you so much JudyW for dining with us and then taking the time to rate and review us - we are very touched. A bientot!
Nice and cozy. Service was personable.
Thank you NormaR, a bientot!
Very accommodating and excellent restaurant the staff was friendly prompt and pleasant the food was excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone
Thank you so very much JoseA for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!
Excellent ambiance, great menu, wonderful food and service. Will go back!
Merci merci merci CindyG - a bientot!
Karen provided a very welcoming reception. Our server, Victoria, was delightful and very knowledgeable about the menu. The menu is truly classical and Chef Jean-Louis executed it flawlessly. The service throughout the evening was on point.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Merci GustavoM so very much for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us and our team - a bientot!
Very nice restaurant, although a bit expensive. The food is delectable. A great place for that special event.
Thank you so very much MarcR for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!
Wow, color us impressed! We drove about an hour specifically to eat here and we were not disappointed. The service was fantastic and the food absolutely delicious. Our server welcomed us with a history of the restaurant and some information about the new chef. We shared 2 appetizers. The smoked salmon was exquisite and the French onion soup rich and hearty. My quiche was delicious with an amazing, buttery crust. My husband ordered the beef Bourguignon and he raved about how incredible it was. We finished off our wonderful meal with a yummy creme brûlée and some delicious mango and passion fruit sorbet. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite of our meal and we will definitely be back!
Diane, it was certainly our pleasure to serve you, thank you for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return, a bientot!
Perfection ... from arrival to Amuse Bouche to Dessert, the meal, the service, the ambience, everything was beautifully done. Welcome, Bravo, and Merci Beaucoup to Rochambeau’s new team. Chef Jean-Louis Dumonet and his wife, Karen!
Merci merci merci Foodist, a bientot!
An excellent ambience with authentic French food, great service in English and French, delicious desserts and everything you might expect.
Merci so very much SteveM for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!
From the moment of our arrival, we were greeted with the utmost friendly welcome. We were seated at the comfortable table we had requested by the fireplace, then immediately presented with a delightful popover. Our order was taken promptly and our well-chilled champagne was served shortly after. Our first courses, escargots and French onion soup, arrived soon afterward and were delicious. We were able to enjoy them thoroughly - due to the perfect pacing of the service - before proceeding to the entrees. They were boeuf bourguignon and chicken fricasee with mushrooms and vegetables, and they were wonderful. For dessert we had crepes Suzette and tarte Tatin (caramelized apple tart) - again, just delicious and a perfect end to a perfect meal. The service was consistently excellent throughout the meal - attentive to every detail without being intrusive, A superb dining experience!
Steve, it was certainly our pleasure to serve you, thank you for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return, a bientot! p.s. Here's to another Tarte Tatin :)
Fabulous French food and ambiance. Love this place.
Merci so so much Marise A - a bientot!
The restaurant was incredible. Perfect ambiance and the food was outstanding and prepared perfectly. Great wine selection.
Definitely worth every penny spent. Highly recommended!!!!!
Thank you so much BGinDE for dining with us and then taking the time to rate and review us so highly - we are very touched. A bientot!
Lovely from start to finish- dinner was delicious-
Thank you so much Anonymous for this delicious review! A bientot...
We drove an hour to meet friends and would do it again. Excellent food experience.
Thank you so much MachaelaC for choosing to meet your friends here and for taking the time to reveiw and rate us - we are very touched. A bientot!
The new chef is excellent. He just arrived last week. His food was special. From the appetizers to the dessert, delicious.
We will return.
Thank you so much Rick for this wonderful review and then taking the time to rate us - we are very touched. A bientot!
Very delicious, excellent service, will certainly go back soon.
Thank you BobC so much, a bientot!
We were extremely pleased with our evening in every respect. The meal was excellent, service superb, and the presence of live but appropriate guitar music completed the evening.
We are enthusiastic about visiting here on a regular basis even though it is about 35 minutes from our home.
Fantastic Valentines dining
Thank you for trusting us with you Valentines Day dinner, a bientot!
We ate lunch here on Valentine's Day. Service was a little slow(they were very busy) but all servers were most delightful. Food was superb. We will be back.
A wonderful change the new chef has brought. Class, understated elegance. Even though the salmon was over cooked n not rate and the Beef
Bouroiguignon was too dry after all sauce used up we will still drive from Richmond n be back
Three of us celebrated a birthday lunch at Rochambeau. We split the pate appetizer, had. Quiche and 1 pasta - everything was delicious! We met Karen, wife of the chef, Jacque and were very take with them. They have just bought the restaurant and the three of us promised to spread the word! So go...see for yourself...you won’t be sorry.
Food was delicious. We drove from Richmond, and we will be back.
We were hoping that Rochambeau would be comparable to Pomme, one of our real favorites. Indeed, it was just as good, so that we look forward to many more visits to Gordonsville (from our home in Harrisonburg).
Prof. Randall Wheaton
Ms. Susan Wheaton
Professor and Ms. Wheaton, it was certainly our pleasure to serve you, and we know how much you loved POMME. Thank you for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return, a bientot!
Service and food absolutely excellent. Just a long wait for our food, but I understand their new chef had only been on the job 4 days and likely still getting his processes in order. Amazing elegant place for small little town.
The food was excellent, nice atmosphere and outstanding service.
Our meals at Restaurant Rochambeau were very nice. The night we went the weather was cool and they had a fire going in their fireplace that was wonderful. Very nice "date night" spot!
Very traditional and authentic French food. Wonderful menu!
Restaurant Rochambeau offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 832-0130.
Restaurant Rochambeau is rated 4.6 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.