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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
+1 434-985-6345
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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146 Main St, Stanardsville, VA 22973-2970
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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
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...More

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...More

Thank Judy S
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...More

Thank Lindadcpc
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...More

Thank Cindy D
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
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....More

Thank Anthony F
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
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...More

1  Thank Jon_Hbg
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...More

Thank mdfoodie0104
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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
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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