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“Over The Top and Worth It”

Goodstone Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Middleburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$75
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Foxcroft Road
Description: The award-winning Goodstone Inn & Restaurant features a refined approach to French Country cuisine keeping to traditional and classical techniques. Goodstone excels at creating seasonally influenced cuisine. Drawing inspiration and purpose from the 265-acre estate of rolling hills and farmland, Goodstone provides guests with an unparalleled farm-to-table dining experience, featuring the very finest and freshest of ingredients from the gardens at Goodstone and other local farms. Our wine cellar offers an expansive selection of wines from Virginia’s wine country and around the world. Enjoy elegant ambiance under the trees while dining in the new Conservatory dining room.
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We made reservations here for our anniversary due to the high rating on Trip Advisor, and we were not disappointed. Upon being seated in the beautiful dining room, we were presented with our menus which were custom printed with "Happy 32nd Anniversary" at the top. A really special touch. The menu is decidedly French, but more modern preparation of classic dishes. Entrees are offered as both a la carte and prix fixe. Prix Fixe includes appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. The meal was exquisite, totally fresh and expertly prepared. We dined on the salmon, which may have been the best piece of fish either of us had ever eaten and the Trout Almondine, which was also superb. Service was attentive and expertly executed. The wine list is extensive, but a bit pricey, however the sommalier, Steven will help direct you to a wine pairing within your price point. To top off the meal, we were treated to a complimentary glass of champagne, completing a perfect evening. Only one complaint, on the night we were there the restaurant had no decaffeinated coffee. Otherwise this is a perfect place for a romantic interlude and a fabulous meal.

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Thank Fishboy555
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Another good lunch at the Goodstone Inn. The location is superb, in the middle of Virginia’s horse country, surrounded by beautiful grounds. The food is excellent Modern American, with emphasis on local fresh produce and the wine list is excellent and continues to improve.

We have eaten and stayed there over the years and unfortunately the quality seems to be going down slowly…. For over US$300 for 2, you would expect a bit more attention to detail. Some of the dishes had spots of the sauce on the rims (when that happens, they need to be wiped in the kitchen before going out); a fork fell to the floor and of course it was picked up, but the replacement was bought to us by hand as opposed to on a plate… the reception was confusing (two people simultaneously, neither one of whom seemed to know what to do), and upon leaving, several staff were doing the day’s accounts over the bar..... these are small details but they detract from what could be a world-class destination in its own right.

Still recommendable, but careful with those details!

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2  Thank Gazap0
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Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

Had a very nice celebratory lunch at the Restaurant.
Just a beautiful spot, so picturesque!
A four course lunch was very memorable. Beautifully presented, exquisite flavor marrying. Loved the Mushroom Strudel ! Just a great lunch sure to not forget and most Definitely recommend to others in the area or looking for that special spot at a short drive from the DC area.
Situated a short 3 miles into the horse country from downtown Middleberg, Va.

1  Thank Wjwar
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Reviewed 22 February 2014

Visiting the area on a snowy week in January we wanted a very special place to celebrate a significant birthday. The Goodstone Inn Restaurant provided a memorable meal and excellent service. On a very snowy night we had the restaurant to ourselves!.....................................................................................................

Thank CindyPennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

We knew we wanted to take my daughter somewhere very special for her birthday - but where to go, such decisions! In the end, we presented our daughter with a list of phenomenal restaurants in the northern Virginia area, and she chose Good Stone Inn. 16, with great decision making skills, who knew! We emailed Good Stone Inn ahead of time letting them know my daughter's dislike of overly spiced or salted food, as well that it was her birthday celebration. We all loved the dinner celebration. My daughter was greeted by name at the front door, her coat was quickly hung up... we sat down and not only was she given the most perfect hand signed birthday card, but she received a personal menu from the chef with her name at the top, that he hand signed. She felts so incredibly special, and my husband and I loved seeing her in the limelight. Other guests joined in, taking our pictures. Our dinner was perfect. Good Stone Inn does not over salt or over season their food... they rely on good food that is perfectly cooked, served expertly and with just the right touch. Our waiter and staff knew just when to stop by, talk a little bit and then to let us enjoy our special night, the three of us together.
This morning, we all reflected on last night.... we liked the wine recommendation by the Sommelier, (Notavivia).... I could go on and on. A special thank you to Linda Boyer and staff for all their help in making a special birthday even more special.

Well Done - and with much appreciation,

Theresa and Bill Schuster

(Good Stone Inn is best for children over 10, erring on the older side:)

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3  Thank Theresa S
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