The Bistro and Conservatory at Goodstone
The Bistro and Conservatory at Goodstone offer an elegant A La Carte menu featuring Belgian and French-inspired dishes created by Executive Chef Jan Van Haute.
We welcome children of 14 years of age and older for dining in the restaurant. Our recommended dress code is smart casual.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Beautiful does not accurately capture the setting. It’s tucked away and makes you feel as though you’ve stepped into a different world. We were warmly greeted and immediately escorted to our table. We were celebrating my daughter’s birthday and the menu was tailored with a “ Happy Birthday” message. Music was softly playing in the background. The food and service was outstanding!
Great food and service. Loved the tasting menu with the wine pairing.
Disappointing experience. Went with a friend for a birthday celebration and we chose the chef's menu. The room was beautiful, but there were dead flies on the window panes where we were sitting, lack of attention to detail. We were not asked about allergies or dislikes, as I have been every where else over the years that I have ordered the chefs' menus. Waiter, Stewart, did not asked if we wanted drinks, sommelier came to table and was very standoffish and a little creepy. The first appetizer arrived and before we barely started it, the next appetizer arrived. Scallops were room temperature and smelled very fishy. They had a huge piece of cilantro on the top and I despise cilantro. Had we been asked if we had any dislikes, I would have pointed that out. My guest's appetizer was removed from the table before she finished it. Half-way through the white asparagus we still had no bread on the table and had to ask Christina to bring it to us because Stewart NEVER came to check on each of the dishes after they were delivered, he also never refilled our water. We were not asked if we wanted coffee/after dinner drink. We both felt very rushed through our meal. The food was very good, but for the money spent the service from Stewart was poor. Christina was wonderful. She refilled our water a few times after we pointed out that it had been empty for while. She spent a lot of time answering our questions and was quite knowledgeable. The grounds were beautiful.
Everything was great. The food and service were both exceptional. We always enjoy our experience here!
Wonderful atmosphere and service!
We love Goodstone but this time they were off their game. Possibly short staffed due to Covid. We did the vegetarian tasting menu. One of us has a severe seafood allergy. One course was brought with a lobster bernaise . They quickly removed them all and brought two back for the vegetarians with the lobster bernaise again! This was after about 20 minutes. We also did the wine pairing which was great. However between two courses we waited a long tim for thé next wine with nothing to drink. We have dined here quite a bit over the years and usually have a top notch experience. However this is the second time we have been served a sauce with fish or seafood in it. Disappointing particularly for what you pay.
Very good food, friendly staff, beautiful grounds.
Amazing food, some of the dishes were lukewarm though which kept the rating from being 5s across the board.
Great service -- and very beautiful setting. From beginning to end the service team is gracious and friendly. We enjoyed our meal there.
We went for 2 birthdays between 4 friends. It is a really lovely property with some excellent dishes.
Thankfully, our friend was very alert and he spotted that we had ordered a premium Sancerre and the waiter brought us a bottle of Sancerre they use as house wine . Very different price points.
This upset him and brought the experience down since he thought this was on purpose.
I wish our waiter had not been as busy as he clearly was. I did not believe it was on purpose.
A long overdue vacation.
Wonderful location paired with outstanding food and service. What else is there to say?
This was our first time at Goodstone and it did not disappoint! We went for lunch. We loved everything and can’t wait to go back. The food and service was exceptional. The property is stunning. We are going to book a stay at the Inn. Highly recommend!
Wonderful lunch at the Bistro. Beautiful setting, attentive service, and the grounds of the Inn are stunning. A lovely day trip from DC!
Great service, Food was good.
Definitely take the early seating it’s quieter and you can see the grounds better and take your time eating. Food was great. Had the beet salad with goat cheese and the short rib.
Food was delicious and flavors were excellent
Beautiful setting and refreshing mix of jazz/American songbook standards create lovely ambiance. The dining room is a charming atrium looking out on the woods and beyond. Fresh baked bread and butter were delicious. We started by sharing the fois gras which was incredible! My husband’s martini was perfect. The menu was varied and enticing. I had the Dover sole and husband had the short ribs. Both were sooo good. The portion of sole was generous but I wish there had been more vegetables, especially at that price. There was a good selection of wines by the glass. We shared the chocolate mousse for dessert and it was good but not remarkable. A memorable dinner that was rather extravagant. Prices are high. A special occasion dinner.
Fantastic experience, the food was amazing
Great selection of fine dining choices. Beautiful building and grounds. Staff exceeded expectations.
A few work colleagues enjoying time away and this was such a perfect meal. The beautiful location, ambiance, food, drinks, and service were impeccable.
Much of the recorded music is truly dreadful !! 😱 Jazz and other discordant noise.
My second visit. Service rather brusque. First visit much better.
my partner does not eat pork for religious reasons. We specifically indicated that to the waiter. After several bites of his entree he discovered a piece of bacon. No apologies. No comps. No nothing. Really expected more. Dishes were under seasoned. I’ve been to some of the best Michelin
restaurants and this place has no reason to be this rude or stuffy. Highly overrated in my opinion
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Great experience. Food was delicious
A most enjoyable experience with excellent food and service.
A great meal to celebrate my husbands birthday. Thank you!
Goldstone is a wonderful place. Great service, as always. Only small issue, both entrees were over cooked so had to recook the steak. Which they did gladly and to perfection.
Beautiful place to visit during the day but, would not eat here again. Our waiter, Stuart, was not very competent as a server. Multiple mistakes made. He was inattentive, forgetful, and uninformed. Didn't pour us water, or refill it. My date asked for a lemon and he forgot it. My date ordered the sole, which was very tasty, but he suggested a side of caviar and didn't say it was a $15 upcharge for 1/2 a teaspoon of it. When he served our food, my date was served last and she had the hottest plate. Big no no. I had leftovers from my meal and he forgot to bring them to me. I had to remind him after I had paid the bill. I usually leave a 20-22% to but felt the 15% I left him was too much.
Very disappointed in the food. The squab and venison dishes were very bland. In fact, most of the food was not seasoned very well, if at all. We had high expectations and, insomuch as the food is concerned, they were not met. As a point of comparison, we dined at the Ashby Inn before Christmas and it was far and away a better experience and the food there was exceptional.
We were seated in their gorgeous atrium dining area. We had two servers that were very attentive and professional. The Dover Sole and Beef Tenderloin were fantastic as was the Creme Brulee.
Had a great dinner experience. Food was excellent, and our server, Heath, was very friendly and attentive.
Outstanding tasting menu, one of the best meals we’ve ever had in Virginia!
Our meals were barely warm and the fish was the special cod. After a long wait we were told that the wine was not in the inventory and it took more time to locate the second choice. The waitress was inattentive and we were the only customers in the restaurant. That stop was on our special list to begin a vacation and we were totally disappointed with the experience in spite of a very costly tab for the meal. Mike & Eileen Giglio
My husband and I were looking forward to dinner at The Goodstone to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted warmly and the person acknowledged our anniversary upon arrival but then nothing was done to recognize our special occasion otherwise. We were freezing the entire meal, even with our coats on and had very long waits for service and about a full hour between our starter and entree. The food was cooked very well and tasted lovely, but did not impress. My almost $50 entree indicated it came with fingerling potatoes and barely had 1/2 of one fingerling potato on the plate. We would have loved to enjoy dessert, but between the time we had already spent waiting for food, the fact we were so cold and the dessert list did not seem enticing, so we just asked for our check. It is a lovely venue with a lot of potential but did not impress us on our first visit.
We went her for a quiet birthday celebration, and we were very impressed. From the service, to the food to the ambiance. Definitely worth the hour plus drive from DC. We can't wait to come back and also stay at the inn.
Celebrated my husband's birthday at The Goodstone Inn. It was our first time dining there and we weren't disappointed. Meal was excellent from the goat cheese salad and short ribs that he enjoyed to my escargot and beef tenderloin - buttery tender. Visually engaging, the ambiance of the setting particularly with autumn color was extremely pleasant. Service professional, friendly and caring. We chose a Viognier from Barboursville - chilled, crisp and delicious. Dessert was divine from his apple torte to my chocolate mousse. The drive via Foxcroft Road out of Middleburg is windy but once you reach the restaurant, it's magical. Highly recommend and during this COVID challenge, there is plenty of distancing and masks worn until you are seated. Lovely outing and husband was thrilled so all good.
Wanted to spend the day in Virginia’s Hunt Country (Middleburg)and looked online at Trip Advisor for an upscale place for dinner. Chose Goodstone and my wife and I loved it. Everything was great but their appetizer special of risotto with white truffles was spectacular! Will be recommending to others and returning ourselves.
The Bistro and Conservatory at Goodstone is rated 4.7 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.