Waterwheel Restaurant - Inn at Gristmill Square
Lump Crab Cakes
Maryland & Virginia Crab, Warm Purple Potato Salad, Corn Succotash, Gazpacho Vinaigrette
Wind Runn Farm Local Lettuces, Cherry Tomato, Shaved Carrot, Red Onion, Sliced Radish Parmesan, Creamy Herb Vinaigrette
Orange Tarragon Sauce, Broccolini, Herbed Grain Salad
Solid farm to table food in an intimate historical setting. Priced appropriately.
Great cozy location. Great service and excellent dinner.
I would recommend the Waterwheel to anyone visiting the area. We went the for our anniversary dinner, and the staff and food did not disappoint.
Amazing! Thank you Sierra!
We recently got engaged on our visit. The food was inventive especially the jalapeño corn and cucumber dill soup. I loved the buttermilk trout and accompanying sauces. The ambiance was quiet interesting and quaint. I thank you so much for the champagne and well wishes. Thank you for making the night special. I was so nervous that I didn’t get our server’s name but please extend my thanks to the entire staff.
It’s two years since we ate at the Gristmill. We weren’t sure what our Covid experience would be like ,but we were delighted. Felt totally safe,attentive service and excellent food preparation and presentation. By far the best restaurant choice in the area
Great food and service.
The Ribeye is huge and cooked perfectly to order.
Such an amazing meal! My husband and I were staying at the Inn and decided to splurge on dinner here and we were not disappointed! I got the corn and jalapeño soup and my husband got the wedge salad. For entrees I got chicken and my husband got the 25 oz ribeye! Everything was really good and well made. The server was great even though she had all 6 tables outside by herself. She was attentive and made sure we always had what we needed.
To be fair, we have heard rave reviews about Waterwheel and might even give it a second chance because the other guests we talked to from The Homestead who tried it said their food (steak and chicken) was great. But the crab cakes were not good. And the trout was seriously under-seasoned to the point of tasteless. The atmosphere and the staff were lovely though, and we might brave a second try on another stay in the area. Hoping we just had a fluke experience.
Great food, great service. Nice outdoor seating which made it feel safe to dine during covid-19
A memorable experience. Everything was delicious and delightful. The ambiance is special. The service and food were truly excellent. Definitely worth the trip! If you're staying at The Homestead, make it your business to plan dinner there!
We celebrated our anniversary there this weekend! They gave us a great table outdoors tucked away from everyone! Very romantic...excellent service and food!! ❤️
We had a lovely meal here! Definitely worth the short drive from the Homestead if that’s where you’re staying.
SkeYs charming great service and delicious food and drinks
Highly recommend the Waterwheel Restaurant! Wonderful service and delightful ambiance. Will certainly return in the future. Five stars
Great food if you are looking for a quiet meal in Warm Springs. Server (Ashley) was exceptional...even made terrific wine pairing suggestions when asked.
Brought some friends from out of town to experience Waterwheel...as we expected, they LOVED it! Summer soups were a hit with our guests as well as the entrees and desserts. It was a wonderful evening dining alfresco and the service was great...thanks Sienna!
Great experience! One of our favorite places for special occasions!
Outstanding as usual! One of our favorite places when we are in the area.
The service was outstanding and the food was delicious! The maple cake was out of this world! We loved visiting the wine cellar to choose our wine for our meal. There was a very loud gentleman at a nearby table that disrupted the quiet ambience of the room. Overall, we had a nice time!
Simply a real jewel!! Excellent food, service and ambience. Love the wine cellar!
Many reasons for returning. It was a truely delighful find in a rather remote location. A caring and focused environment delivering a high end dinning experience!
Hidden gem in the Warm Springs Hills. If you find yourself in Bath County, then find yourself in a rich plate of food and drink at Waterwheel Restaurant. Never been disappointed, service is lovely, food interesting and setting spectacular. Terrific for date night, special occasions and getting off-property at the Homestead.
Nice place, good food, I recommend.
Quiet and beautiful.
Great little gem! Love to eat here every time I visit the area!
Amazing find! A fantastic meal - everything was amazing :)
As always, John and his team do a wonderful job making their guests feel welcome and comfortable in a fantastic atmosphere. My wife and I were entertaining a good friend; we sat outside on a beautiful evening and had ANOTHER memorable evening at Waterwheel.
Food was unique and delicious (try Mrs. Loeflerr’s picked shrimp appetizer) and the staff is friendly and professional. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
Always a high-quality experience and a price performer.
One of the best meals I have had in a long time. I live near Richmond and better than 90% of the restaurants there. The maple cake is incredible!
Lovely setting and excellent food!
Good, but not as good as our previous meal. Expensive.
Highly recommend the Waterwheel Restaurant. Fun, funky interior. The cocktails were tasty; the watermelon, tomato, and burrata salad was light and refreshing. We had filet mignonette and salmon as entrees. The filet melted in your mouth. The salmon was beautifully seared and tender. If you’re looking for something different for dessert, definitely try the sour cream maple cake. It’s amazing - not overly sweet. We didn’t have wine with dinner, but several tables around us seemed to have lots of fun going to the wine cellar and selecting their wine. The Waterwheel is not inexpensive, but for a special treat, it was well worth it.
The area, the location the people. As a VA fly fisherman, this Area in Bath Co Va, is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. And the special feeling of parking the car in Warm Springs at the Gristmill. Is always a special feeling. And the food and hospitality are next level! Well done always!
Food was excellent and the service was great
We love the Inn at Gristmill Square and the Waterwheel restaurant. We just had another fantastic meal- started off with the smoked trout blini app, and then ordered the fresh trout special and the crabcakes. Paired with a few glasses of Gruner Veltliner, and then a pair of Smooth Ambler ( out of WV) bourbons for dessert. Everything was delicious!
Fantastic place, amazing friendly people working there! Meals were delicious, reasonable wait time! Cocktails 👌👌👌
Truly excellent. I ‘grade’ easy in my reviews with lots of places getting 5 stars, and I generally believe there are many fine places. But when an experience truly excels I will call it out. The Waterwheel is such a place - atmosphere, service and food that over performed. Don’t miss the chance to experience it.
Love the wine cellar! Food was great and portions were perfect size. Dessert was very good and I loved the wood all over
stopped here while visinting Homestead. Nice cozy place with good food and interesting wine selection.
Amazing filet mignon. Wonderful anniversary dinner. Perfect place.
Waterwheel Restaurant - Inn at Gristmill Square is rated 4.8 stars by 566 OpenTable diners.
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