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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970 (Formerly Lafayette Inn) (Route 33 Bypass)
+1 434-985-6345
Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Palmyra, Virginia
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great dining in central Virginia. A surprising find, thanks to TripAdvisor and Open Table. We had a very pleasant experience with staff and owners. The setting is exactly as seen in their posted pictures. The dining was well worth returning with other friends. Thanks very much for such a positive evening out.

Thank CtheSea
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The chef tasting dinner we experienced was simply exquisite. Our taste buds remained in a continuously excited and satisfied state. The various menu items supported by Alan's well versed background in wine and food pairing left us pleasingly fulfilled. We will surely recommend this experience to our friends and associates and look forward to our encore visit in the fall.

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are return customers for a reason - this is the most personalized and exceptional dining experience you could ever hope to have. The owner/chef is a congenial host who spends time enhancing our experience with his commentary. The food is delicious and the wine pairings a perfect compliment. We love the ambiance, the personal service and the total experience.... More 

Thank Jackie B
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

How kind...Thank you!!! Alan & Kaye More 

Frederick, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner on the recommendation of a friend and it was the best food ever! Everything was amazing. Crab cakes are to die for! Lunch and breakfast a great too!! You can't go wrong with this place.

Thank Julie F
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. As a Maryland born chef, we take crab cakes serious! - Chef/Owner Alan More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Party of ten dined Sunday after a concert. Wonderful service, wonderful food. very gracious hosts. We WILL be back!

Thank thedunker
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. We look forward to your annual return (with spot visits between!) - Alan More 

Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Along with another couple, my husband and I enjoyed an overnight at the 1840 Lafayette Inn which included a 10 course tasting dinner. Multiple wines were paired with various foods, all of which were very good. Very nice presentations, friendly service and at multiple times, the chef spoke to us about aspects of our meal. The inn is lovely with... More 

Thank Anna S
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you- we enjoyed your visit as well. "Don't be strangers" - Alan & Kaye More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had our son's rehearsal dinner at the Lafayette; everyone raved about their food. We had steak, salmon and chicken, all were delicious and plentiful. The broccoli was amazing, yes, the broccoli! Alan, the owner/chef was easy to work with and on top of everything from the booking to the final event. They were very accommodating with any request we... More 

Thank Pirates105
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciated- Alan & Kaye More 

Stanardsville, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016

The Lafayette is our favorite local restaurant. You HAVE to try the ice cream and the filet stack is a personal favorite of my entire family. The ambiance is wonderful, you can just imagine refined diners from the 1800's eating there, especially in the winter with the fireplaces going.

Thank mstgmom
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much!- Alan & Kaye More 

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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

First, the dinning room is quaint and doors are closed at all times, creating a peaceful and relaxing dinning experience. There are not many tables, so you have to make a reservation. The service is excellent and a decent selection of beer and wine. The food was delicious! The scallops were cooked perfectly, and the risotto was the best ever.... More 

Thank Vacationers828
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! - Alan & Kaye More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 November 2016

The food was fantastic and don't bypass the homemade ice cream! Nice selection of wines and other beverages.

Thank DCDuncan
Lafayette1840, Owner at Lafayette Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Appreciated...thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:30 - 19:00
11:30 - 20:00
08:30 - 20:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?