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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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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Lafayette Inn is a lovely find in the small town of Stanardsville, Va. Several miles off the heavily traveled Route 29 corridor between Northern Virginia and Charlottesville is a calm and delicious respite for lunch or dinner. Located in an old inn, the service is friendly and the food is tasty. I have stopped for lunch on prior occasions... More 

Thank marilynjane3123
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

So kind...thanks. Alan More 

Annandale, Virginia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Staying at the Inn for our anniversary and had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. The wine that we ordered was not available, so the staff brought three samples of wine they thought we would like to help us pick another bottle. The bread with homemade honey spread was wonderful. I had one of the specials: shrimp with gouda pasta,... More 

Thank Laura22003
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We hope you don't wait until your anniversary to return! - Alan More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Atmosphere is great, service is okay, food is pricy for the quality, but the ice cream is wonderful. I had the Seafood Diablo. It was okay, but for $25.+ dollars I was hoping for great. It was a bit watery and tasteless yet the spices over powered what little flavor there was. Next time I will choose something other than... More 

Thank Phyllis S
Wood River
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

I had the dinner reception for my wedding at The Lafayette Inn. I was an out of town bride and all the planning was done through email with Alan. It was such an easy process. The Inn is beautiful and classy with no need for any extra decorating. And the food...IT WAS DELICIOUS! I had a small enough group that... More 

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

Congratulations again Casey. It was a joy working with you. - Alan More 

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299 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The Lafayette Inn and Restaurant offers a very nice spot to dine in a historic setting. The building dates from the mid 19th century and supports that setting with a varied menu. Do look beyond the burger-centric list of choices and consider the fish or some of the other choices that are well done. The service is also up to... More 

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

Thank you...Alan More 

Gainesville, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Gourmet dinner Breakfast made to order Close to Shenandoah Nat'l Park...and much better than the park lodges!

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

Thank you! We look forward to your return visit. Alan More 

Virginia Beach
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the 10 course chef sampling. Chef Alan prepared an amazing meal and wine accompaniment. He also spent time discussing the meal and wines so we could have a better appreciation. Our overnight in the 1840's Inn with breakfast the next morning made for a wonderful stay. Looking forward to visiting again.

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

...and we look forward to seeing YOU again too! Alan More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

We held our 2015 Christmas luncheon here and a great time was had by all. The service was on-point and the food was delectible! While our visit was a group affair I imagine that a more intimate visit would be as enjoyable!

Sumerduck, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We arrived at the Inn on 18 June 2016 for one night to celebrate my husbands belated birthday. We were escorted to the Wilson Room by a staff member and as soon as the door opened I noticed the dirt webs on the stairs that led up to the sleeping area and sitting area. Once we looked around the place... More 

Thank Puddin0125
Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The food is fabulous here I ordered the seafood Diablo and it was fantastic the next morning for breakfast I ordered the French toast it was the best French toast I have ever eaten in my entire life the service was perfect I feel like this is a first class place to eat and I definitely will be back.

Thank Connie E

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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, 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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