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Elmwood at Sparks

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124 W Main St, Orange, VA 22960-1534
+1 540-672-0060
11:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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23 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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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121 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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
1 review
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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 

Thank hold_the_meat_please
McLean, Virginia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Had a rehearsal dinner for 31. Every guest raved about the food and service. I have never gotten some many positive comments from an event. Over half ordered filet mignon and the presentation was outstanding. If I could I would have eaten all the entrees. It was that good. Highly recommended.

Thank Wilfred B
Munich, Germany
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by quite some people. But unfortunately it didn't quite fulfill our expectations. I wanted to order Zucchini stuffed with Couscous, but they were just out. Instead the waitress recommended Penne with a light sauce. Came pretty ordinary Penne in a creamy sauce with some mushrooms, onion wedges and a bit of pesto and some... 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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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?