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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015

I use TripAdvisor often and love the reviews. We drove 50 minutes each way to this restaurant expecting a great dinner date. I was a little concerned about the mixed reviews but have seen occas. negative reviews on other restaurants that I went to and enjoyed so we decided to chance it. We were disappointed: the Oyster appetizer didn't taste... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

We arrived to find a most gracious hostess who escorted us to a charming room with antique decor. The split of champagne and chocolate was a pleasant surprise( I was expecting cheese and crackers, as I read in another review). As it was 4:30, I went searching for an advertised happy hour which I never found. Not a problem, as... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015 via mobile

Let me begin by saying this is not a bad review, it's just not the great review I had hoped to write. First the good: the Inn dining room is lovely and the proprietors are also very nice. Alan is a well meaning self taught chef who clearly has a passion for his midlife crisis. I applaud his efforts. The... More 

Thank facedoc
richmond va
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

We stopped here on the way home from the mountains. My husband and I had reservations at 12:30pm. We were lucky enough to be able to order off the breakfast and the lunch menu. Both were very good, as was th the service.

Thank elaine1608
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary at the Lafayette Inn. Our room was lovely, and so charming. We experienced the 10 course wine pairing, which was amazing. The food was superb, and Alan's selection and explanation of the wines made it that much more enjoyable. We are already planning our next get-away at the Lafayette, and plan... More 

Thank Judy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?