The Conservatory at Goodstone

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Formerly known as the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, we now invite you to enjoy a one of a kind culinary experience in what is known as The Conservatory at Goodstone.

The Conservatory at Goodstone draws inspiration and purpose from our 265 acres of rolling hills and farmland while providing guests with an unparalleled farm-to-table dining experience. Our award-winning restaurant features the very finest and freshest of ingredients while embracing what the season has to offer from our estate gardens and other local farms. Our award-winning wine cellar offers an extensive selection from Virginia wine country along with vintages from around the world.
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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful property, food sub par. Bread so dense, they should not bake their own, inedible. Food very average, nothing special or to write home about.

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AO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The butter lettuce leaves were coarse and the ribs of the leaves should have been removed, the taste was bitter and the pieces of goat cheese scarce.
The cod was acceptable but the whole dish was cold and the leeks tasteless.
My husband and I were very disappointed by our dining experience and the cost of the meal too high!!
We might go back to try the Bistro but a big let down for what I wanted to be a special mother’s day dinner.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is great, the service is impeccable, the wine pairing is delicious and flows like water, and the vegetarian and non-vegetarian Chef’s Tasting dinner is a culinary adventure of fresh flavors. The sunchoke veloute, risotto, lamb and squab were delicious (in that order). A few of the dishes left us a little wanting, but overall a magical experience.

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FC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing especially the French Onion Soup and the Icelandic Cod but the people are what make Goodstone memorable!

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered this place by accident, and we were stunned by the quality of the food and the service. An absolute must if you love fine dining in a more casual atmosphere. The wine recommendations were spectacular, and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. The squab was out of this world. Can't wait to go again.

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PK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff is very attentive. When food is served, the server does a quick description of the dish. Loved the extras, such as the amuse bouche and dessert bites after dinner. This has become our favorite restaurant.

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TO
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful dinner. The best filet mignon I have had. Pamela had the lamb and thought it was the best. What impressed me the most, however, was the servers. All such nice and professional women. This was my first time in the Conservatory. A beautiful setting. I look forward to going back.

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HC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit back since they established the new expanded Conservatory room. The new room made a great experience even better by providing more space between the tables. We ordered off the Prix Fixe menu with recommended wine pairings for the starter and main courses. Between these two courses, a small plate the chef offered and the dessert we had a wonderful and diverse menu, with each component nicely complimenting the overall meal. Excellent service from the moment we stepped through the front door. The drive out from the NOVA area was about an hour but well-worth it as the final few miles is a beautiful and winding drive that sets the mood for an excellent meal.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Here for our anniversary lunch while kids were occupied and got stuck in a hot corner of a narrow balcony with very little view. Good and wine were fantastic and service excellent.

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A
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting for the Goodstone Inn is the charm of this elegant countryside restaurant. They then deliver on this bucolic charm with excellent and attentive service, and great food and wine. A great place to celebrate a special occassion, meet some friends, or have a relaxing cocktail.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend brought me for my 40th birthday! Amazing restaurant! Very clean! The chef tasting with the wine pairing was awesome! They even worked around my food allergy!

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LI
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff made the evening. Friendly, efficient, professional... intuitive. And I was surprised by all the options on the menu at an establishment like this. Generally I'm not expecting much of a choice, but there were many items to select from. The wine pairings were on point - and beyond.

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FC
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside and drank white wine and enjoyed the view of the beautiful grounds, the peace and quiet and the perfect weather. The new Bistro has a Fabulous menu! We had French onion soup which was the best I’ve ever had. Chateaubriand for two tasted delicious and we could cut it with a fork! Everyone took such good care of us as always! We plan to go back very soon!

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GM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like fine dining and exploring long winding roads. Add those two things together and discover Goodstone. A great meal in a beautiful setting.

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Goodstone Inn. Excellent food and service everytime we go. We'd go more often if the price was a tad lower. Still worth it though, enjoyed it thoroughly.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s hard to put into words the amazing experience we had at the Goodstone Inn! The service is top notch and you immediately feel like you are somewhere special. The food was exquisite and we had the three course meal which came with additional treats like an amuse bouche and some warm bread. The menu changes but we had the lamb and steak for main dishes, salad and tortellini for appetizers and chocolate cookie for dessert. It was absolutely amazing and paced to perfection so that we enjoyed the entire experience from the ambience to the views. More than a restaurant, Goodstone is an experience which is well worth trying!!

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MJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Goodstone six or seven times a year, usually for special occasions but sometimes "just because." Since we started eating there three or four years ago, we have never been disappointed, whether we were celebrating Thanksgiving with family or just having a quiet dinner for the two of us. Everything is done perfectly, and frequently the dishes Chef offers reach the heights of ecstasy (if it's on the menu, try the lamb!). Goodstone is blessed with an outstanding bartender, a brilliant somelier (from Morocco by way of Ireland, if you can imagine), and warm, welcoming and knowledgeable staff. And everyone comes with a good sense of humor, important when so many fine dining establishments seems so pretentious and overbearing. Goodstone is true to its roots. We've never stayed at the Inn (we live nearby in Middleburg) but we thinking about treating ourselves to that experience as well. Thank you Goodstone!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I stopped at the Goodstone Restaurant to celebrate our marriage. We had gone to Winchester for a civil union and stopped at the restaurant. We were early for our 530 reservation so we went to the bar for drinks. We had the tasting menu and the food was fantastic. Service was top notch as well. The restaurant and the bar is tastefully appointed. Will definitely come back here again when my in-laws are in town.

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D
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drive down a picturesque road, up a long driveway and at the summit you will find this wonderful Inn. The restaurant is housed in a glass conservatory overlooking the countryside. The wine list is extensive, the food exceptional and the staff very friendly and helpful. A must stop during your next trip to Middleburg.

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MK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top rate!!! First visit 4 of us enjoyed the chefs tasting experience with wine pairings for 2. I have to say we were extremely impressed. Equal to any dining experience at The Inn at Little Washington. However without the pretense. Setting in the greenhouse with the full moon rise was wonderful. We will certainly be back and will encourage others to visit. Thanks so much!!!

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AH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall excellent. Food was very good, not quite “Excellent”. Temperature at serving was slightly off.

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EZ
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goodstone Inn is a beautiful property in Middleburg! The Spring flowers are just beginning to pop up. Their main dining room is a Conservatory with fireplace & soaring glass ceiling. We were greeted by Carlos & taken care of by sommelier, Stephen. They always make us feel like family. We relaxed with a Kir Royale & warm baked bread/butter/EVOO. The menu offers 3 courses & we both ordered the same dishes! The Sunchoke soup w/ pistachios & Matcha dust was delicious. The dry-aged, local NY Strip steak with mushrooms was tender & served with peppercorn and butternut squash sauces. I ordered my favorite Austin Hope red wine. We were very happy to see a Belgium dark chocolate dessert! Cappuccino with a rock candy stirrer completed our meal. Needless to say, we are looking forward to our next visit.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

My first Wow was The greetings and the welcoming smiles met walking in. Love the grounds & the history of this hidden gem. The restaurant for lunch was not a great experience. Being a set menu you would think or expect the quality and taste would be a gastronomic experience.

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IM
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening... Great location, amazing food, great service, and good friends...

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k
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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CF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant with impeccable service. Fine dining at its best!

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JZ
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Great service
I will be returning

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EM
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at The Goodstone Inn.

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Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

World class dining experience. Exceptional personal care and attention to detail. Exceptional chef’s menu; with wine pairing by a world-class sommelier. Joy to visit over and over. Arrive early to enjoy a cocktail at the bar prepared by a highly skilled and creative bartender.

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OT
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic birthday lunch! Sunchoke Veloute was an incredible discovery- probably the best soup I’ve ever had. The cod was delicious. The Pavlova dessert is just yummy. Thank you for making my birthday extra special.

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CS
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The appetizers and entree’s were great. But the desserts were subpar.

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JS
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated Valentines Day a couple of days late with our friends in Middleburg at Goodstone Inn. Being there is always a wonderful evening. The entire team is first class and the food was amazing. A special tip of the hat to Betsy and Steven, who again made the whole experience exceptional. Thanks again and we’ll see you soon.

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RH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Dinner Portions were small and 3 course meal took 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

This is our second visit to Goodstone and it was a huge disappointment compared to our first visit. We were seated in a corner upstairs on this visit so we could not enjoy the beautiful ambiance of the main floor. The servers made us feel welcome despite feeling like we were tucked into a far off corner. The food was a huge disappointment compared to our first visit. I ordered the lamb which was flavorless, cold and not cooked to my request. My husband offered to trade with me because he could see I was not happy. The beef tenderloin was better but did not meet my expectations for a restaurant of this price and caliber. The sommelier made a wonderful wine selection for our meal so all in all, the service was wonderful, but I wish the food was better.

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PM
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so glad that Goodstone re-opened for lunch a few days a week because we've missed this place.
The food is delicious, seasonal, and local, some of it produced on their own property.

We don't have big appetites, usually splitting one meal, but were able to finish every bit of the three course prix fixe lunch here. We each got different courses and split each course to get to try more and we both found the entire meal fresh and flavorful. The server was very thoughtful and efficient.

Please note, if accessibility is an issue, you can use the path and go in the side door instead of trying to manage the long flight of stairs.

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great wine list and great food! Don’t waste your time or money at Salamander - book here! Beautiful bar and a lovely setting!

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CW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was wonderful

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c
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner at the Goodstone is magical.
An evening by the wood fire inside Goodstone's all glass conservatory among the trees is itself a remarkable experience not to be missed. Add the unassumingly gracious, professional service and quiet, top quality recorded classical jazz that encourages table conversation even when every table is occupied.
On our most recent visit my wife and I enjoyed the new Chef's tasting menu and were impressed by his range of fresh tastes from seafood to lamb and cheese. The wine pairings from Goodstone's award-winning cellar chosen by its gifted sommelier was, as always, especially noteworthy. Reserve early and often!

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DC
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch in one of the most scenic rural restaurants in which I've ever eaten. Beautiful, remote location on a secluded hill about a mile outside MIddleburg. Glass-walled dining room overlooking the woods and river far below. Excellent, but limited, 3-course brunch menu. Extensive wine list. Overall, well worth the hour-plus drive from DC for a special brunch with family.

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EZ
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought house guests here for lunch on Saturday. Happy to see familiar faces like Carlos (manager) & Stephen (sommelier). The fire was crackling in the Carriage House as well as the Conservatory. We ordered my new favorite red wine, Austin Hope (from Paso Robles, California). It was decanted expertly by Stephen & enjoyed by all of us. The usual bread was upgraded to a plate of brioche rolls. Appetizers included the Fall salad & carrot soup w/ Matcha powder. Our friends both ordered the Cod entrée, Barry had Chicken & I splurged on the Risotto. All big hits! Desserts were the Pave', Pavlova & a special chocolate treat for Barry. Thanks for that surprise, Chef! We all relaxed over Cappuccinos before Kevin took us on a farm tour to meet Grayson (guard llama), goats, sheep, et al. It was a lovely day in the country.

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