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J.T.'s at the Lavalette

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415 S Main St, Gretna, VA 24557-4217
+1 434-656-2275
17:00 - 21:00
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Gretna, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

My family lives in Gretna and we've eaten here many times. There are occasions when friends are visiting from out of town and it's just not convenient to cook and we'd rather not drive to Lynchburg so we opt to eat at JT's. Our visitors enjoy the old southern homestead and the crowd is older so the atmosphere is subdued... More 

Thank BethBordeaux
Chatham, Virginia
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a great place to go for a nice meal, it is quite expensive but the food is very good and it is worth the money. i always dress up but you do not have to. it is a really nice restaurant with several rooms in an old farmhouse, Like it a lot

Thank Lisa H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We had a delicious meal and enjoyed the promptness of our waitress. The charm of the restaurant was great. Thanks for a perfect meal.

Thank Egilley
Lynchburg, Virginia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went with my parents from Lynchburg, we all ordered ribeye's and they were all delicious! Salads and sides were all great as well, though a little too much Caesar dressing was on the salad. Service was great also, thanks Theresa! Desserts were good as well, will definitely go again soon!

Thank Catie3636
Chatham, Virginia
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

J.T's has tremendous potential, but miss badly on the details. The venue is a beautiful old southern Va mansion with a fantastic porch, but there is no seating or decoration on the porch for people to enjoy? Inside the restaurant again little things matter. For example on the beautiful mantle next to our table were big gaudy speakers and a... More 

Thank Eddie H
Gretna, Virginia
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92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The old plantation provides good ambience for a nice meal. Food is good , the sides have dropped a bit with no mashed potatoes. Service is Ok, seemed to not be enough servers...Server also seemed to be flustered on a consistent basis.

Thank James D
The Burg
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Took my parents here after everybody at work telling me how great the food was. Normally they are closed on Sunday but since it was Mothers's Day it was open. Didn't have to worry about waiting on a table like in Danville or Lynchburg. Parent's got salad and I went for the loaded potato soup while enjoying the bread. My... More 

Thank Randolph T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

If you go to J.T's, definitely do not miss the opportunity to wander around the upstairs of the house and be transported back in time; it's a great added bonus to eating at the restaurant. That being said, the food was average. Portions were relatively small. We had cajun crawfish as an appetizer and the portion was relatively small and... More 

1 Thank K C
Danville, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

The food is great, the service outstanding, the atmosphere very very nice. Will be returning again soon.

Thank oldnacl416
Virginia Beach, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and excellent service. We drive 60 miles once or twice a month to J.T.'s for a fabulous meal and relaxing experience.

Thank Vonnie A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 S Main St, Gretna, VA 24557-4217
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Gretna
  • Phone Number: +1 434-656-2275

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?