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“Unique evening” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

Lafayette Inn & Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 33 Bypass
Description: 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.
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Unique evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Outstanding experience. Delicious food and gracious, knowledgable host. A wonderful evening unlike any other.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Jill P
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What a gem of a find!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Charlotte C
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Moorestown, New Jersey
1 review
“An Evening of Blissful food and wine”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 have ever spent in a restaurant. Anywhere! Alan Pyles is a talented chef and a wonderful host. The food and the accompanying wine choice are definitely the stars here and you won't be disappointed. All of the food is freshly made and includes locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Nothing is frozen and as soon as it is cooked it is presented beautifully and simply in an elegant period dining room of the historic 1840's inn. There's not much in Stanardsville, VA, save for an exceptional restaurant and dining experience. Don't miss it.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank QLerch
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 go for B&B lovers everywhere!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Richelle F
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Richmond, VA
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Simply WONDERFUL!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for even a more intimate, memorable 3 hour dining experience with Chef Alan thoroughly explaining each course and why the wine selection paired with it was chosen. Typically in the past with multi-course meals, there usually has been a course or two that we didn't care for but EVERY course served was SIMPLE AMAZING and so DELICIOUS!!! Kaye's breakfast the next morning was made to order and equally as delicious. We have never liked grits but our opinion has been forever changed after tasting their stone ground grits…yum!!! Highly recommend eating and staying here!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alex11041
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