Restaurant Rochambeau

4.6
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205 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Focused on authentic French cuisine, Restaurant Rochambeau features a formal dining room with a working fireplace, outdoor dining on the terrace, a separate bar, and space for private events. We also provide catering services.

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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vipPattaylor22
Key West
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate atmosphere – wonderful French inspired dishes by a master French chef – can’t wait to revisit this wonderful restaurant!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 27, 2020

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!

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MARYM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants ever! Perfect! Amazing...unbelievably good!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 27, 2020

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!

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ElizabethF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Absolutely love the brunch!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 27, 2020

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!

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Helen
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 27, 2020

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!

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MargaretH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

MargaretH, Thank you so very much for the review and the rating, a bientot!

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Grace
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the warm and welcoming service, to the incredible food, to the enchanting dining space... You will be so happy you ate here!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Merci merci merci Grace, a bientot!

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RobH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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JoeB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food served by a friendly staff. Salmon appetizer was delicious. Will definitely return.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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KatherineP
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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LouiseP
Western NC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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CarolM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not better! We have been several times since the new chef arrived and the place is terrific.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Merci, merci, merci CarolM - a bientot!

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SaraR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! My husband and I had a wonderful time there and can't wait to go back.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous! Delicious food, great ambience and excellent service!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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JudyW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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NormaR
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice and cozy. Service was personable.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you NormaR, a bientot!

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JoeA
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and excellent restaurant the staff was friendly prompt and pleasant the food was excellent and would highly recommend it to anyone

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so very much JoseA for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!

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CindyG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance, great menu, wonderful food and service. Will go back!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Merci merci merci CindyG - a bientot!

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GustavoM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 17, 2020

Merci GustavoM so very much for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us and our team - a bientot!

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MarcR
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, although a bit expensive. The food is delectable. A great place for that special event.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 17, 2020

Thank you so very much MarcR for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!

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Diane
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 18, 2020

Diane, it was certainly our pleasure to serve you, thank you for your outstanding review. We look forward to your return, a bientot!

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foodist
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 18, 2020

Merci merci merci Foodist, a bientot!

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SteveM
London
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent ambience with authentic French food, great service in English and French, delicious desserts and everything you might expect.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 17, 2020

Merci so very much SteveM for dining with us and for taking the time to rate and review us - a bientot!

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steve
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 18, 2020

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 :)

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MariseA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous French food and ambiance. Love this place.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 18, 2020

Merci so so much Marise A - a bientot!

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BGinDE
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was incredible. Perfect ambiance and the food was outstanding and prepared perfectly. Great wine selection.
Definitely worth every penny spent. Highly recommended!!!!!

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 13, 2020

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!

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CatherineB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely from start to finish- dinner was delicious-

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much Anonymous for this delicious review! A bientot...

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MachaelaC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove an hour to meet friends and would do it again. Excellent food experience.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

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!

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vipRick
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new chef is excellent. He just arrived last week. His food was special. From the appetizers to the dessert, delicious.
We will return.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you so much Rick for this wonderful review and then taking the time to rate us - we are very touched. A bientot!

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Bobc
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious, excellent service, will certainly go back soon.

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 12, 2020

Thank you BobC so much, a bientot!

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MatthewL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Valentines dining

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thank you for trusting us with you Valentines Day dinner, a bientot!

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Bill
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
114 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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SusanB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Christian
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We drove from Richmond, and we will be back.

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Randall
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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).

Congratulations,
Prof. Randall Wheaton
Ms. Susan Wheaton

Restaurant Rochambeau
Responded on March 18, 2020

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!

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JayD
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, nice atmosphere and outstanding service.

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RobertT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipMrsD
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very traditional and authentic French food. Wonderful menu!

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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.

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