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Elmwood at Sparks

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124 W Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1534
+1 540-672-0060
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had the pasta with shrimp, was cooked perfectly and they suggested a wine I would have never tried, but did, now one of my favorites....

Thank momplusthree
Locust Dale, Virginia
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Sad but true, one of the City of Orange's best closed December 28th. Randy and Laura will be missed. Best of luck whatever you decide to do next.

Thank Russell J
Syracuse, New York
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Outstanding! Elmwood at Sparks hosted our rehearsal dinner in their on-site party room. The food was exceptional; everyone in attendance repeatedly commented on the quality and preparation of the meal. Their party room is lovely; it accommodated our group of 20 perfectly; could easily work for a larger (or smaller) group. Our dedicated server, Nicole, was perfectly professional and a... More 

Thank bounty1123
Greenville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Not knowing anything about this restaurant other than a local school office recommended it, we were pleasantly surprised! It didn't look like much in photos or online, but we quickly were taken in by its warmth and delicious food. Not a large menu, but plenty to choose from and our server was kind and patient. Highlights were the filet mignon... More 

Thank Laura L
Springfield, Virginia
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at a local B&B and walked here for our anniversary dinner. They did not disappoint. The waitress was wonderful, and gave us an excellent wine recommendation. He had the steak and I had rack of lamb, both of which melted in your mouth almost instantly. We both got desserts and appetizers which were just as... More 

Thank Catie S
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Lovely small place with a terrific staff. Best server we'd had in a long time. Help us pick a really nice, inexpensive bottle of wine. The seared foie gras with roasted figs appetizer was just right and the entrees lived up other reviews.

Thank Thomas W
Beachwood, Ohio
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149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Ate lunch with a friend here about a year ago and left a positive review. Delighted when she suggested we return for dinner. We lucked out on a Friday evening and were seated immediately. Service exceptional. Food creative and delicious with a variety of flavors I wouldn't think to combine. We ordered a bottle of wine and were able to... More 

Thank svjanis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

An incredible dinner from start to finish. This was as close to perfection as you will find. I would give it six stars, but the scale stops at five stars! A great experience and we will have to thank the Mayhurst Inn for the recommendation.

Thank NorthernVaJeff
Phoenix, Maryland, United States
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The food was very good. Service was good as well. The ice cream was delicious! I have to say, though, that it could have better ventilation. It smelled like fried food. That was a little unpleasant.

Thank Jacqueline A
Williamsburg, VA
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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Excellent food and service. For vegetarians there were 2 possible starters and 1 entrée on the menu, which apparently changes frequently. The tomato cream soup was rich and delicious. The local pumpkin with couscous was much more innovative than most vegetarian entrees (e.g. the ubiquitous “pasta primavera”) and was very good – esp. the basil pesto sauce. It was a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 W Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1534
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-672-0060

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?