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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Reviewed yesterday

Wife and I had a late lunch on Saturday. Each had the Nathanael Greene Salad which was very good, but missing the spiced pecans. We split the $17 Filet Mignon Sliders. The fries were very good, but no ketchup was offered (but we never asked)....More

Thank MoseleyPaddler
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great dining in central Virginia. A surprising find, thanks to TripAdvisor and Open Table. We had a very pleasant experience with staff and owners. The setting is exactly as seen in their posted pictures. The dining was well worth returning with other friends. Thanks very...More

Thank CtheSea
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Double thank you...for rebooking for the Chef Tasting dinner again before you departed! Alan

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The chef tasting dinner we experienced was simply exquisite. Our taste buds remained in a continuously excited and satisfied state. The various menu items supported by Alan's well versed background in wine and food pairing left us pleasingly fulfilled. We will surely recommend this experience...More

Thank GERALD B
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! We too enjoyed your visit. Chef Alan

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are return customers for a reason - this is the most personalized and exceptional dining experience you could ever hope to have. The owner/chef is a congenial host who spends time enhancing our experience with his commentary. The food is delicious and the wine...More

Thank Jackie B
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

How kind...Thank you!!! Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for dinner on the recommendation of a friend and it was the best food ever! Everything was amazing. Crab cakes are to die for! Lunch and breakfast a great too!! You can't go wrong with this place.

Thank Julie F
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. As a Maryland born chef, we take crab cakes serious! - Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 25 March 2017

Party of ten dined Sunday after a concert. Wonderful service, wonderful food. very gracious hosts. We WILL be back!

Thank thedunker
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to your annual return (with spot visits between!) - Alan

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Along with another couple, my husband and I enjoyed an overnight at the 1840 Lafayette Inn which included a 10 course tasting dinner. Multiple wines were paired with various foods, all of which were very good. Very nice presentations, friendly service and at multiple times,...More

Thank Anna S
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you- we enjoyed your visit as well. "Don't be strangers" - Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lafayette; everyone raved about their food. We had steak, salmon and chicken, all were delicious and plentiful. The broccoli was amazing, yes, the broccoli! Alan, the owner/chef was easy to work with and on top of everything...More

Thank Pirates105
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciated- Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Lafayette is our favorite local restaurant. You HAVE to try the ice cream and the filet stack is a personal favorite of my entire family. The ambiance is wonderful, you can just imagine refined diners from the 1800's eating there, especially in the winter...More

Thank mstgmom
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much!- Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 14 December 2016

First, the dinning room is quaint and doors are closed at all times, creating a peaceful and relaxing dinning experience. There are not many tables, so you have to make a reservation. The service is excellent and a decent selection of beer and wine. The...More

Thank Vacationers828
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! - Alan & Kaye

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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Meals
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 19:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.