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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn) (Route 33 Bypass)
+1 434-985-6345
Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015

First and foremost the food was simply amazing! My husband and I did the 10-course tasting menu and we certainly hope to return and experience the full menu. However we were there in March and the dining room was cold. Several women were rubbing their arms to keep warm. I feel some rugs in the dining room would add a... More 

Thank Kathy Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2015 via mobile

Not something to skip! The 10 course paired chef tasting was wonderful! The southern style cuisine with Alan's own twist was worth the visit. Paired beautifully with a variety of wines and a relaxed atmosphere, it was a fun evening. The Monroe room is tasteful and comfortable. We loved the fireplace too! Breakfast was tasty with French toast, ba one,... More 

Thank Kgreeleyx2
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

My wife and I visited for the 10 course tasting dinner with B&B package from Living Social. From the moment of arrival when we were greeted so warmly, and with a complimentary small bottle of champagne and snacks, to leaving this morning after an excellent breakfast served personally by our ever-genial host, this was a marvellous experience which we recommend... More 

Thank Bruce H
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2015

The accommodations were amazing. The sheets were soft, fireplace was warm, champagne was a special surprise, the room was clean, jazz music was romantic, and the chef's tasting was delicious. What a full-sensory experience which made it all the more MEMORABLE. Thank you for your warm welcome, hospitality, and devotion to taking care of your guests. It does not go... More 

1 Thank SaraJeanette
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2015

My husband and I enjoyed the 10-course chef's tasting menu at the Lafayette Inn. It was an incredible and memorable evening. The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the hosts were charming, friendly, and the wine and food explanations by the chef interesting and helpful. The wine pairings were sometimes surprising, and always enjoyable. We had a lovely, comfortable room... More 

Thank Banti
Crozet, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We had Sunday brunch at the Inn and although the weather outside was a bit nasty, the dining room was attractive and warm (although after about an hour, we ladies were chilly). My husband and I had the omelette of the day (peppers, onions, and cheese) and thought it was good, but not inspired. Our companions had the traditional Eggs... More 

Thank Geni R
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

Definitely an incredible meal is what you're in store for at the Lafayette Inn's restaurant! From the moment we were greeted and sat and throughout the entire dining experience, we enjoyed incredible service. The young lady who was serving us was handling all of the tables, they were slightly more than half full and she didn't miss a beat! She... More 

Thank J E
Stafford, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015 via mobile

What a treat this was!!! The charming venue was beautiful, the service was fantastic. My husband and I were lucky enough to get the table directly next to the fireplace and the ambiance was so wonderful. The food started off with corn fritters we ordered and they were amazing! I order shrimp and grits. The shrimp was cooked to perfection... More 

1 Thank Lynn A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015

The tasting menu was fabulous!! Each course was delectable. The wines pared were truly a perfect match. What a special evening.

Thank ccsinkyiv
Chester, Virginia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2015

My husband and I came here for my birthday and had an excellent experience! We were not overly hungry, so we decided to get salads and split an entree, which turned out to be the perfect amount of food. The restaurant has a nice selection of wines and local beers for decent prices. The salads were very generous portions and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?