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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Reviewed 19 July 2014

I purchased a 10 course chef's tasting, with some hesitation, I am not an adventurous eater. I can now HIGHLY recommend it! It was phenomenal, TREAT yourself and GO! It was the best Anniversary gift we have experienced in 27 years! Carolee

1  Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The admonition to come hungry and sober to the featured 10 course tasting meal should definitely be followed. You should also know that the evening will take about 2.5 hours but it is truly one of the best meals and evenings my wife and I...More

Thank QLerch
Reviewed 30 June 2014

This visit was a surprise birthday gift from my husband. Gentlemen, if you want a great surprise for the woman in your life, this is it! The 10 course meal and wine pairing was fantastic! The owners were a lovely joy to encounter. A must...More

Thank Richelle F
Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband and I did the 10 course Chef Tasting to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and it was simply the best meal we have ever had! Our anniversary fell on a Tuesday and we lucked out being the ONLY couple that night which allowed...More

1  Thank Alex11041
Reviewed 17 June 2014

We had dinner here and enjoyed excellent service and a great meal. I had a Brazilian beef dish, with the meat marinated in a lime and cilantro sauce. It was very good. My wife had a filet that was done to perfection. The wine list...More

Thank D H
Reviewed 17 June 2014

The best part of our meal were the amazingly fresh salads, clearly from local gardens, with champagne vinaigrette. This is a funny historic hotel, right on the main street. The service is good and friendly and the food is a bit overpriced. It is good...More

1  Thank jgAlexandria
Reviewed 16 June 2014

My boyfriend purchased a deal from livingsocial to stay here and to participate in the 10 course dinner for two. We were very excited because not many places provide pairings with each meal course. We had such a fantastic time! We were greeted with a...More

Thank Kellie R
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This was a living social deal that we used to celebrate our 26th anniversary. It was great value for money with a very enjoyable tasting menu and comfortable overnight stay.

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

Thanks for celebrating your anniversary with us!- Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 16 May 2014

We stayed at the Lafayette Inn for a night to celebrate our anniversary and it was wonderful! The Chef's tasting dinner was fabulous. It was a very intimate setting with just 10 people, served by Chef Allan himself. It felt like we were at the...More

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

Thank you very much!- Chef Alan

Reviewed 15 May 2014

If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Lafayette Inn, please do because it is amazing. My husband gave me the "sous chef" package as a Christmas gift, which we recently enjoyed and can say this was truly a wonderful experience. We spent the...More

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

Thanks so much- Appreciate the review.

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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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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
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
  • E-mail
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.