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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
08:30 - 19:00
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Sun 08:30 - 19:00
Fri 11:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:30 - 20:00
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A rare find, charming out of the way restaurant with great fresh food and excellent service. A creative menu in a truly historic home. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Mark M
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Alan the owner prepared an excellent dinner for my wife and I. Menu looked great also. Wine list seemed extensive and many local wine trail selections.

Thank feeneydipper
Parkton, Maryland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had breakfast twice at the Lafayette. The French Toast and the Grits were our favorites. and the wait staff were fab.

Thank ParktonRita
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2015

The Lafayette Inn lived up to its reputation. This historical gem is not only a great place to eat, Erin, our hostess went out of her way to make us feel welcome. The chef meticulously prepared our dishes. I completely demolished the Divers Scallops and Mushroom Risotto. The corn fritters and Southern egg roll appetizers were unique and danced in... More 

Kure Beach, North Carolina
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179 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent Angus burgers (8 oz of goodness). About 20 different burgers on the lunch menu as well as salads and other sandwiches. Sides of onion rings and fries were also great. The service was exceptional. Staff made you feel like you were at a high-end restaurant for dinner - not a burger lunch. And they know how to make perfect... More 

Thank Judy S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
Reviewed 4 May 2015

Just spent the night at the Lafayette Inn. Very special in rural Virginia. Chef 10 course tasting was fantastic, of course with all the wine tastings as well a night in the inn was a requirement. Highly recommended. Chef Alan was gracious and educational about the wine pairings. His wife's breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend, would go again.

Thank Lindadcpc
Glen Allen, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 23 April 2015

This was a trip for a group of girlfriends. We had such a great time at the Lafayette Inn. Alan and Kaye were such gracious hosts at their lovely historical inn and also phenomenally helpful in their input for where to visit for wineries and antique shops in the area. We were also lucky we got to pick a weekend... More 

Thank Cindy D
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2015

Our last stop while in VA - and we loved it. Breakfast to die for - we order the french toast and grits. Totally delicious.

Thank Nicole R
Madison, Virginia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 April 2015

We attended a special event hosted by Alan and Kaye Pyles with Guest Chef Elizabeth Cauvel from the Fox Master Chef show. The event was high spirited, the food was outstanding and the wine pairings excellent. Everything was great and all the details were covered. Alan presented his signature Shrimp and Grits while waiting for the entre and Elizabeth served... More 

Thank Anthony F
Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Fascinating Historic Inn. The service was outstanding and we appreciated the champagne and snack left in our room when we arrived. Dinner and wines were delicious and it was interesting to hear why he had chosen each wine. As Arnold says "we'll be back!"

Thank Phyllis W

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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