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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

Fortunately we were forced to look way outside of Charlottesville for a room because we found this gem. The charm is that it is old and historic so expect what goes along with old and historic. It's a good value, too, in that breakfast is...More

1  Thank beej5000
Reviewed 12 September 2015

After traveling around the Shenandoah National Park, we wanted to have a night of relaxation and fine dining. We found the Lafayette Inn online, read about their wine pairing dinner and decided to give it a try! We were delighted with the old inn and...More

1  Thank bittmom
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Wonderful old inn with comfortable rooms, excellent food, outstanding and fairly priced wine list. An experience not to be missed.

1  Thank wfw8200
Reviewed 22 August 2015

We've been several times now and each time has truly been wonderful! The staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating! The restaurant is old and has a lot of character and charm. The little town has similar charm and appeal. The menu is vast and...More

Thank J E
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A rare find, charming out of the way restaurant with great fresh food and excellent service. A creative menu in a truly historic home. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Alan the owner prepared an excellent dinner for my wife and I. Menu looked great also. Wine list seemed extensive and many local wine trail selections.

Thank feeneydipper
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had breakfast twice at the Lafayette. The French Toast and the Grits were our favorites. and the wait staff were fab.

Thank ParktonRita
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The Lafayette Inn lived up to its reputation. This historical gem is not only a great place to eat, Erin, our hostess went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The chef meticulously prepared our dishes. I completely demolished the Divers Scallops and...More

Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent Angus burgers (8 oz of goodness). About 20 different burgers on the lunch menu as well as salads and other sandwiches. Sides of onion rings and fries were also great. The service was exceptional. Staff made you feel like you were at a high-end...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Just spent the night at the Lafayette Inn. Very special in rural Virginia. Chef 10 course tasting was fantastic, of course with all the wine tastings as well a night in the inn was a requirement. Highly recommended. Chef Alan was gracious and educational about...More

Thank Lindadcpc
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Katherine S
Does the inn really have a bloodstain on the floor of the foyer?
21 August 2015|
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Response from Lafayette1840 | Property representative |
We have had many guests over the years share with us that it is indeed the case. We have not had it tested! :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn)
    (Route 33 Bypass)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Stanardsville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-985-6345
  • E-mail
2014 DINERS CHOICE- Open Table. Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. An approachable yet elegant dining experience. Named "Virginia"s Restaurant of the Year" by the Food & Wine Society. Regions top "Gourmet Burger" lunch. Wine Enthusiast award winning wine list representing dozens of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections.

Located just 6 miles off of Skyline Drive. 30-40 minutes East of Harrisonburg, 20 minutes north of Charlottesville and 30 minutes south of Culpeper.
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