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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“baja burger” (3 reviews)
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights while my husband attended the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Inn was impeccable and every need was sweetly cared for. We stayed in The Monroe which was tastefully finished with Federalist decor. The grounds are charming and we enjoyed a...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I came for brunch based on reviews, and based on my experience wouldn't come back. Service was slow, really slow. It took 20 minutes for someone to take our order, and then about 45 minutes before the food showed up. I ordered a Bloody Mary...More

Thank VictoriaQueue
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Thank you for your feedback- we are sorry we did not deliver as desired. We admit we became overwhelmed when a group of 25 came in around the same time your party arrived. We did the best we could, but fully admit we were unable...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

The Lafayette Inn catered our wedding at the Golden Horseshoe Inn and the food was fantastic! Alan was really easy to work with when planning the menu. The food tasted great, the service and set up was stress free, and we couldn't have been happier...More

Thank SJinVirginia
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Enjoyed working with you as well. Come back and see us...Congratulations! - Alan

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Alan was so easy and efficient to work with. He quickly reponded to any questions and the food was spot on!

Thank Lynn D
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much- it was a delight to work with you as well. Congratulations! - Alan

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Our stay at the Lafayette Inn was the perfect dinner/overnight escape and in a historic Virginia inn! This was our third “escape” but first chef‘s tasting dinner - petite entrées paired with wonderful wines - delicious, entertaining, and instructive. Can’t wait to escape again!

Thank BigGeorgeandcompany
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Our delight! We too "can't wait". - Chef/Owner Alan

Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

Always a gem! Over the years we have enjoyed many wonderful meals at the Inn. This is the first time we did the Chef’s 10 course meal/wine pairing feast plus free suite and breakfast. Awesome experience! Highly recommend the Inn: superb food, great accommodations, and...More

Thank klcle
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Thank you so much! Our guilty pleasure is...we love serving it as well! We look forward to seeing you again...Alan

Reviewed 20 February 2018

We booked a Sunday pre-concert Sunday brunch for a party of 16. I was concerned about getting everyone served in a timely fashion, but was reassured by the management that we would be able to order and be promptly served from the entire extensive Brunch...More

Thank jimmie1941
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 February 2018

Thank you! We do look forward to your return as well. - Alan (and Crimson, your server)

Reviewed 19 February 2018

The ambiance was sweet, including 2 fireplaces aglow, festive table settings, and interesting-sounding menu choices. I was there with my sweetie for Valentine's dinner for the 1st time. The dining room was warm enough, temperature-wise. We were served by 3 wait staff, who were efficient...More

Thank skyewriter2015
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback- while we obviously enjoy the rave we are accustomed to receiving, comments to the contrary help us improve. We hope to see you again shortly to show you just how we have done such. - Alan (Owner/Chef)

Reviewed 20 December 2017

We had our family christmas dinner here last weekend. The food was spectacular. We had Lemon chicken, Raviloli with vodka sauce or pesto sauce, beef and potatoes, shrimp and grits, and fish tacos. I sampled a little of all and could not pick a favorite....More

Thank isall4mykids
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2017

Thank you. Merry Christmas to you and your family. - Alan & Kaye

Reviewed 25 November 2017

3 other couples joined us for the Wine Pairing and 1 couple who the other 2 had never meet fit perfectly with the group. WE HAD A FANTASTIC time and Alan presentation for each course was spot on. Had a few people asking for the...More

Thank fraser642
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2017

Thank you. Remember, not just anniversaries, but birthdays, sports victories and even celebrating the days when the sun rises! :)

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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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.
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