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Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

4.3
4.3
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Regional American (Southern)

OpenTable "DINERS CHOICE- Best Overall". Sophisticated Southern Cuisine. Trip Advisor "Hall of Fame". 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 many of Virginia wines and countless other New World selections.



Located just 8.3 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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Southern), Steak, Burgers

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Sat 11:00–16:00
    Brunch
    Sun 11:00–16:00
    Dinner
    Thu, Sun 16:00–19:00
    Fri, Sat 16:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    (434) 985-6345

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Alan Pyles

  • Catering

    Host to over 4000 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small, intimate groups and organizations.

  • Area

    Stanardsville

  • Cross Street

    Route 33 Bypass

  • Parking Details

    Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Eye Openers

  • Bloody Mary'sUS$6.00

    Classic, Absolut Peppar, BLT or make yours Dirty!

    • Brews

      See Full List of Local Micro-Brews

      • BubblyUS$6.00

        Champagne, Mimosa, Cranberry Cocktail or Peach Bellini

        • By-The-Glass (or Bottle)

          See Full List of Local and National Wines

          Breakfast Fare

          Brunch Entrees Include: Bacon, Sausage or Fruit Cup & Grits, Potatoes or Fruit Cup. Egg Options Include Toast

          • Gourmet OmeletUS$12.50

            Ask Your Server for Today's "Omelet of the Day"!

            • Lafayette French ToastUS$12.50

              Simply Known to Regulars As "Wow"

              • Breakfast PaniniUS$12.50

                Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Panini with Dijon!

                • "Skillet Eggs" (Anything But Poached)US$12.50

                  (3) Farm Raised Eggs. Fixed "As You Like Them"

                  • "Combo" - A Lafayette FavoriteUS$12.50

                    (2) Skillet Eggs and (2) Pieces of French Toast

                    Benedicts- Lafayette Style

                    Available Sundays 10 am - 4 pm. Two Farm Sunny Side up Eggs Over a Toasted English Muffin with Traditional Hollandaise Sauce. Brunch Entrees Include: Bacon, Sausage or Fruit Cup & Grits, Potatoes or Fruit Cup. Egg Options Include Toast

                    • Classic Eggs BenedictUS$15.00

                      Topped with Ham

                      • California Eggs BenedictUS$15.00

                        Topped with Guacamole, Red Onion & Bacon Bits

                        • Florentine Eggs BenedictUS$15.00

                          Topped with Free Range Vegan Spinach

                          Additional Featured Items

                          Brunch Entrees Include: Bacon, Sausage or Fruit Cup & Grits, Potatoes or Fruit Cup. Egg Options Include Toast

                          • Lafayette French Toast Breakfast ClubUS$15.00

                            Two layers of French Toast, Over Easy Eggs Ham and American Cheese then topped with one more slice of French Toast ("Club style) - finished in the Panini Press. A delicious" two napkin" delight!

                            • Filet & EggsUS$22.00

                              Filet Mignon (Cooked to Temp) and 2 Eggs "As You Like Them" with a Side of Horseradish

                              • Cake & EggsUS$18.00

                                Locally Sourced Jumbo Local Crab Cake with 2 Farm Fresh Eggs "As You Like Them"

                                Add to an Entree

                                $3 Each Unless Noted

                                • Farm Eggs

                                  • (2)US$3.00
                                • Sausage Patties

                                  • (2)US$3.00
                                • Potato of the DayUS$3.00

                                  • Side Bread

                                    White, Wheat, Sourdough or English Muffin

                                    • 2 PiecesUS$3.00
                                  • Hardwood Smoked Bacon

                                    • (3)US$3.00
                                  • Stone Ground GritsUS$3.00

                                    • Fruit BowlUS$3.00

                                      • French ToastUS$4.00

                                        Side

                                        Beverages

                                        • CoffeeUS$1.95

                                          With free refills

                                          • Iced TeaUS$1.95

                                            With free refills

                                            • Sodas, Bottled Water & JuiceUS$1.95

                                              • Hot ChocolateUS$1.95

                                                • Sparkling WaterUS$4.00

                                                  Last updated: 14 October 2021

                                                  What 210 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                  4.3
                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.1Food
                                                  • 4.8Service
                                                  • 4.8Ambience
                                                  • 4.1Value

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                                                  1. RB

                                                    RickB

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 7 October 2021

                                                    overall2food1service4ambience4

                                                    Nice older setting. Great waitress. Food horrible and over priced.

                                                  2. MB

                                                    MikeB

                                                    Greensboro

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    While the Lafayette Inn was short on staff, they did an amazing job of taking care of our large group. The service and food were both superb, and I love the history of the Inn and the beauty of the area. We’ll be back for sure!

                                                  3. L

                                                    Lynne

                                                    New England

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 19 September 2021

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                    This place has lots of potential. It wouldn't take much to make it excellent, but at our second attempt in 2 years both times the food was nicely presented but needs attention to detail to make it delicious. The setting is nice in pictures (great historic building) but in reality we found the dining room to be dusty, dark (despite huge windows), and needs a coat of paint. It just needs some fine tuning to take it to the next level.

                                                  4. DV

                                                    DragoninVA

                                                    Richmond

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This was our second time at the Lafayette Inn and Restaurant. Always a wonderful visit and experience, but they are feeling the impacts of the pandemic on their supply chain. Several items were out of stock

                                                  5. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Austin

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely historic building along with perfect food and weather. The scallop appetizer was perfectly paired with the beet salad. Thank you for a wonderful evening!

                                                  6. SD

                                                    SandraD

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 11 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was great and perfect for our 20 anniversary dinner. The Inn was great all the way around.

                                                  7. SW

                                                    SW2200

                                                    Denver

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 30 May 2021

                                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                    Delicious food, though pricey. The wait staff wasn’t as attentive as they might have been for the price of the meal

                                                  8. MM

                                                    MarkM

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    11 reviews

                                                    Dined on 29 May 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We love this place.

                                                  9. RF

                                                    RichardF

                                                    Richmond

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    14 reviews

                                                    Dined on 23 May 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    When we arrived and saw the place we weren't sure about it. Having arrived ebout 45 minutes early we went inside and ask if we could get an earlier time. They were most accommodating an seated us right away since they were going to get busier later. Well we had the most delicious meal and great time. Definitely a do over. Do go and enjoy the food!

                                                  10. M

                                                    Monica

                                                    New York Area

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on 8 May 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food and service are always great. One of our favorite places to dine and visit!

                                                  11. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Exclusive

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 7 May 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The owners and their staff make dinner an event. We enjoyed a wonderful meal in a beautiful setting.

                                                  12. R

                                                    Rick

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    58 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    4.0

                                                    58 reviews

                                                    Dined on 1 May 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    This was first visit to Lafayette Inn for a meal. We were pleasantly surprised. Excellent service. A decent choice of wines. My filet steaks were prepared just as ordered. And our shared pineapple upside down dessert was perfect. We will return.

                                                  13. KA

                                                    KAROLAS

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 25 April 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Always a wonderful dining experience! Excellent food & service!

                                                  14. d

                                                    dancindvm

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    19 reviews

                                                    Dined on 3 April 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is a hidden gem. The food was amazing and the service stellar. Great variety in the menu.

                                                  15. DB

                                                    DevBrink

                                                    Richmond

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 March 2021

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    Nice quiet dinner by the fireplace. Enjoyed the atmosphere, food was okay. Wouldn't rush back as food was somewhat basic.

                                                  16. SR

                                                    SarahR

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 26 February 2021

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    Delicious meal in a beautiful historic setting. Loved it. Waitress was awesome. Delicious gluten free options too!!!

                                                  17. M

                                                    Michespieces

                                                    Richmond

                                                    23 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    23 reviews

                                                    Dined on 21 February 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Incredible ambiance, food, service and definitely plan to go back and recommend!

                                                  18. SJ

                                                    SandraJ

                                                    Richmond

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 30 January 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It couldn't have been a better night. Quite cozy, delicious food, great staff!

                                                  19. KA

                                                    KAROLAS

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 22 January 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    What an enjoyable dining experience! Safely distanced from other diners, we enjoyed a wonderful meal. The service was outstanding! Filet was cooked to perfection! We will return!

                                                  20. j

                                                    joiseydiner

                                                    New York Area

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 November 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    We had dinner the Friday after Thanksgiving so not too many people were there. For us, in this environment, that was preferred. Food was fantastic - all three of us had great meals. Even though it was cold, two opted for ice cream after dinner. So rich and creamy!

                                                  21. N

                                                    Nicholas

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 November 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    This is probably the most quaint restaurant and value priced meal I have ever had. There are about 12 tables in an old but not dated dining room. The staff was exceptionally attentive, the food was very very good, and I had a most relaxing meal. The restaurant is part of an inn, parking was easy, and it was easy to get to. Hope to go back sometime!

                                                  22. S

                                                    Staubyb

                                                    Philadelphia

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    9 reviews

                                                    Dined on 31 October 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Dined here to see if we wanted to use it for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was excellent and the staff was top notch. Only wish they had a quality plant based entree option and thought the portion on the corn fritter appetizer was a little small. Would certainly recommend to anyone in the Charlottesville area and we will be using them for the rehearsal dinner.

                                                  23. LL

                                                    LouLou

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    6 reviews

                                                    Dined on 30 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We love this place! We are steady customers for Sunday brunch (amazing), and our guests that we bring with us for brunch are equally impressed. We have enjoyed their family meals (take home) for both ourselves and for neighbors. Their hamburgers are out of this world delicious, and we love their dinner selections. The Lafayette Inn is a treasure for dining.

                                                  24. SG

                                                    SharonG

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fabulous experience! Will hopefully be back next time

                                                  25. DR

                                                    DebbieR

                                                    Pittsburgh

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 October 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The very best restaurant in all the land. We always look forward to our return. The food is amazing and so flavorful. The portions are good and the wine list is extensive. The have homemade ice cream as well. It is certainly a treat. A must do for all.

                                                  26. PS

                                                    PaulS

                                                    New Orleans

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    8 reviews

                                                    Dined on 26 September 2020

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great food. Staff was effective and attentive. Very helpful staff in giving local attractions recommendations.

                                                  27. B

                                                    Brenda

                                                    Richmond

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 5 September 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Celebrated our 46th anniversary with dinner at the Lafayette Inn. We enjoyed the filet duo, the chicken special, a wedge salad, and a grits appetizer. The grits were done three ways, with pesto, gouda, and a raspberry sauce. The filet was the perfect temperature and fork tender as usual. No matter how hard I try, I can't recreate the herb butter on the filet or the honey butter that is served with the rolls. The servers were friendly and attentive. I just wished we had saved room for dessert!

                                                  28. T

                                                    Travelingwahoos

                                                    Charlotte

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    29 reviews

                                                    Dined on 19 June 2020

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was amazing. We had a beet salad, grilled wedge salad, Seafood Diablo and apple pie. All wonderful. Service was very personable and professional, and prompt!! Highly recommend.

                                                  29. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    1.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 February 2020

                                                    overall1food1service4ambience2

                                                    Unimaginative poorly prepared dishes. Chicken was tasteless and over cooked. Husband’s steak was equally as bad. Would never go back.

                                                  30. R

                                                    Renee

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    16 reviews

                                                    Dined on 16 February 2020

                                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                    Lovely Inn! Food was ok, but not a stand out. We had a good time and enjoyed the evening Service was very good!

                                                  31. RB

                                                    RebeccaB

                                                    Richmond

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 15 February 2020

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                    Nice restaurant for a fancier date night. Very sweet atmosphere.

                                                  32. DR

                                                    DebbieR

                                                    Pittsburgh

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    3 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 December 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    An exquisite resturaunt with 5 stars . We will return time an time again. Thanks Alan and Kaye for the incredible work you do to take care of your customers. Top notch service thanks Carla.

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Milwaukee

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 12 October 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    I went there with a few friends to celebrate a fun trip hiking through VA. We were all impressed with the very attentive service and the food was absolutely delicious. I especially loved the lamb shank... oh it was so good!

                                                  34. MM

                                                    MikeM

                                                    Washington DC

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    vip
                                                    5.0

                                                    20 reviews

                                                    Dined on 12 October 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    It was a beautiful old home with great ambiance and attentive staff

                                                  35. LH

                                                    LarryH

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 29 September 2019

                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                    Interesting place (on the Virginia's most haunted list). Portions were substantial and food was good.

                                                  36. M

                                                    Mert

                                                    Phoenix

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    4 reviews

                                                    Dined on 28 September 2019

                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                    The staff was most accommodating, setting up our group of 10 in a separate, smaller dining room - so it was like a private dining room. Carla our server did an amazing job taking care of us.

                                                  37. D

                                                    Drido

                                                    New England

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    3.0

                                                    7 reviews

                                                    Dined on 27 September 2019

                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                    This place was ok, the food was good, but not organized. This is a Small old Inn, and the staff wasn't quite sure what they were doing. It was not what I wanted for an anniversary dinner, not sure I would go back.

                                                  38. ML

                                                    MikeL

                                                    Richmond

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    5 reviews

                                                    Dined on 22 September 2019

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Nice dining experience in an old inn. Excellent selection on dinner menu but quality of meal didn't match what we had read in reviews. It was a special "Cause" night so that may have been a factor. My Atlantic salmon was dry with sticky rice on the side. Nothing special, and my wife's cajun shrimp pasta was seriously over spiced. We both love spicy food but this was over the top. Nonetheless it was for a great cause.

                                                  39. W

                                                    Wanderer13

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 31 August 2019

                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                    The history of the hotel is nice but the food was mediocre at best. We (3 of us) had the chicken over linguine and it was siting in a pool of water. Not sure if it was supposed to be the sauce or if they just didn't drain the pasta very well. 2 others in our group had the salmon and said they enjoyed it.

                                                  40. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Richmond

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    13 reviews

                                                    Dined on 11 August 2019

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We are locals and recently discovered this venue for brunch. Amazing food, venue, and service!

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                                                  Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 210 OpenTable diners

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                                                  Google Map for Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

                                                  146 Main Street Stanardsville, VA 22973

                                                  • Cross Street

                                                    Route 33 Bypass

                                                  • Area

                                                    Stanardsville

                                                  • Hours of Operation

                                                    Lunch
                                                    Sat 11:00–16:00
                                                    Brunch
                                                    Sun 11:00–16:00
                                                    Dinner
                                                    Thu, Sun 16:00–19:00
                                                    Fri, Sat 16:00–20:00

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Regional American (Southern), Steak, Burgers

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Elegant

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Smart Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    Private parking lot behind the Inn. Ample additional town parking adjacent.

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Executive Chef

                                                    Alan Pyles

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                  • Phone number

                                                    (434) 985-6345

                                                  • Catering

                                                    Host to over 4000 Rehearsals, weddings, receptions and small corporate events. Specialize in small, intimate groups and organizations.

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