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“A Perfect Place to Celebrate a Perfect Romance”

The Inn & Garden Cafe
Ranked #9 of 15 Restaurants in Onancock
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Onancock, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Perfect Place to Celebrate a Perfect Romance”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Valentine's Day just happened to fall on the thirty-fourth anniversary of my wife and I meeting. We decided to celebrate by dining at The Inn and Garden, a classy, upscale restaurant where we had eaten many times before an had never been disappointed. We arrived right on time and they were ready for us. The cocktails were generous and perfect, the service attentive. The musician, a talented guitarist who was right behind us, played softly and his music was a wonderful addition to the evening. I ordered the duck consumme with mushrooms and duck meatballs: perfect. The filet mignon, medium rare, likewise, could not have been improved upon and the wine was just right. The eclair for desert was just enough to finish off a lovely meal. My wife's experience was the same and we were still talking about it the next day. The Inn and Garden with Chef Ted is the go-to restaurant in Onancock for an upscale evening.

  • Visited February 2014
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Foxsj, General Manager at The Inn & Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Thank you for choosing The Inn & Garden Café for your Celebrations!!! It was truly our pleasure to serve you.
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Onancock, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Changing an earlier review to "lost us as customers"”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Party of four were seated. We were beside them and the only others waiting, but it took 15 minutes for us to be acknowledged/seated. We were on time for our reservation, in case you wonder . Then ONE HOUR to receive my lukewarm and hubby's cold appetizer which was supposed to be hot. At 20 minutes and waiting we asked another waitress for our salads so they arrived in a record-breaking 22 1/2 minutes (from finishing our appetizer). We had to ask for napkins. We had to ask for forks. Seated at either end of a long table AND next to a musician, conversation was impossible. The waitress who passed our salad request on to our waitress was energetic (also constantly apologizing to her customers for the slow kitchen). Unfortunately, she was not our waitress. Our server was indifferent to everything. Appetizer and main we would not order again. Salad was delicious. Parking? We had to park across the street as the Inn's lot was over capacity. We left an 18% tip. Why? Did not want to be seen as just making an excuse, BUT it was NOT EARNED or DESERVED!! So, $100 for an awful Valentine's dinner. And the final INSULT was all ladies dining this evening received lovely heart-shaped valentine cookies to take home ... EXCEPT me. And, no, we did not make our waitress miserable, we were not demanding, we did not complain, ... I hate to "pan" a local restaurant, but the Inn has lost us as customers. Oh, this was maybe our 4th visit here and my previous review was glowing. I have confirmed with other locals the Inn has developed serious "issues". Choose one of Onancock's other lovely restaurants.

  • Visited February 2014
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Foxsj, General Manager at The Inn & Garden Cafe, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
I am in receipt of your review dated February 16, 2014 regarding your recent visit to our restaurant. I appreciate you taking the time to share your experience and concerns about your visit. We strive to make everyone's dining experience as special as possible, and we are sincerely sorry for any inconvenience you and your guest endured during that visit.
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Suffolk, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Loved the food at the Inn & Garden Cafe!”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We recently dined at the Garden Café, and had a delicious meal. They offer a very nice selection of entrees to meet any taste, and they handled vegan requirements with no problem. Our dinners were delicious!

Visited December 2013
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D.C.
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of best between Norfolk and Salisbury”
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I'd give this an Excellent for the region. Gave it a VG because I've been around... Been twice, once with a small group and once with a large group. Super nice people. Great food and wine and menu, and best salads in the region. Nice atmosphere. Had a large group with baby the second time and they were extremely accommodating (serving was a little slow on a few dishes but we had a huge group so to be expected).

  • Visited December 2013
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Merrillville
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Tasty”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Enjoyed our dinner here - I'd put as the number 2 spot in Onancock that we ate at this trip! Worth a stop!

  • Visited November 2013
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