About The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant features a refined approach to French Country cuisine keeping to traditional and classical techniques. The innovative farm-to-table cuisine and the pastoral setting on a 265-acre estate in Virginia's wine and hunt country provide a unique dining experience for restaurant guests.
French, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12-2pm
Open seven days a week.
Children over the age of 8 are welcome for dining.
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant will cater to all of your needs - big and small. (Advance notice of such requests is required.) In addition, Goodstone offers an impressive Wine Cellar Dining Room featuring an extensive collection of vintages from Virginia and around the world, and the elegant Manor House for intimate, catered events on the estate.
Parking is located to the left of the Carriage House where the restaurant is located.
Private Party Facilities:
Parties of nine to twelve are invited to take part in a one-of-a-kind experience in our cellar. A custom menu with wines paired will be created for your group. The experience will be tailored to your party's particular tastes.
Private Party Contact:
Linda Boyer, Director of Sales: 540-687-3333x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Our lunch visit to Goodstone was our fir ...
Our lunch visit to Goodstone was our first, and it did not disappoint! The ambiance, food, service and surroundings were wonderful. The only negative was their parking lot - my shoes had a white dust layer around the edges - they need to pave their parking lot and get rid of the pebbles/dust surface.
We had heard good things about the Goods ...
We had heard good things about the Goodstone Inn and decided to try it for my wife's special birthday (not saying which one!) There were four of us for the meal.
I liked the pricing choices - a la carte or Prix Fixe with identical menus. That pretty much took cost out of consideration as we considered our order.
My brother and I had the filet mignon for the entrée - the steak was the perfect size and perfectly cooked, and all the accompaniments were well chosen and delicious. The ladies ordered Dover sole, which the server expertly deboned at the table. The soup and salad courses and the desserts were also delicious, with sufficient choices for each course to please any taste.
Service was gracious and not hurried, which we appreciated as we regained some appetite after each course.
We will go again and bring some friends.
Four of us had reservations three months ...
Four of us had reservations three months in advance to get a Saturday night table; we were impressed it took that long to get in, so perhaps that added to our high hopes. The food overall was quite tasty-but given the price point and the level this restaurant is trying to reach, the service was TERRIBLE. Always had to ask for our wine to be filled, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after sitting down to even place our order. The room was hot, and we mentioned it several times to no avail. We did the 4 course prix fixe, and again the food was quite good, but the place only had about 15 tables and we had to ask THREE TIMES for our check. The sommelier brought our wine but then vanished--never had a choice to order another bottle. Cocktails were undrinkable--now I like a strong drink, but a Cosmo that tastes like pink vodka straight is hard to stomach. They need to work on their service, big time. We won't be back because there are closer restaurants with comparable food and better service, closer to DC.
My only complaint is that it took severa ...
My only complaint is that it took several minutes for anyone to greet us or pour us a glass of water. It was quite noticeable, so much so, that I noticed the Hostess went to the staff and told them to fill our glasses! Food in general is excellent. The dessert was fair.
We received incredible service to go alo ...
We received incredible service to go along with top flight gourmet food. The chateaubriand and sauces were outstanding, and the chef was able to cater to our varied preferences for how done/rare each diner's serving would be. The waitress was very friendly, she knew the details of the menu down pat, and she was over-the-top in accommodating our special requests. The room is very attractive, and the setting, isolated at the top of a "mountain" outside of Middleburg added much to the romantic setting. My very highest recommendation!
The food the service the atmosphere were ...
The food the service the atmosphere were all outstanding. We were there for our 24th anniversary. the only disappointment I can say, and I find this everywhere, is.that many diners show up really casual in their dress.
My friend and I have been wanting to go ...
My friend and I have been wanting to go to Goodstone for lunch since we stumbled onto this very scenic property years ago. It was well worth the wait! The food was fantastic. We put ourselves into the hands of the chef for the 4-course surprise menu and it was wonderful. The escargot appetizer was among the very best things we have ever eaten. The crab cakes were really top notch. The fresh salad and crème caramel were excellent too. The staff was so nice and friendly. The service was a touch too leisurely so make sure you plan enough time for lunch. We want to go back again and stay there for a weekend. It is one of the loveliest pieces of property in Northern Virginia.
Beautiful Inn and Restaurant
A great place for special occasions - we had brunch there on a Sunday morning. Pricey but great service and beautifully prepared food. Restaurant is located adjacent to stables converted to rooms[nicely done, no bales of hay to sleep on ;-) ].
The inn consists of rooms located in several buildings, many of them classic stone buildings on several hundred acres of pastoral rolling Virginia hills.
GoodStone has done it again
Due to the prices, we cannot come here often, but when we have a special occasion, this is one of our favorites. OK, plan to spend a bit more, but it will be worth it. Fresh food and herbs from the garden and top notch service. We got the Chateaubriand and it was the best meat dish we've had at any restaurant. We love the location since we live near Aldie. It's a lovely ride through the country - good weather would be the best bet for driving here.
Resting on their laurels
Shame on you, Goodstone. You have such a marvelous setting and all the elements for a memorable dining experience. You've decided food is not important, as evidenced by the quality of most of our brunch. The asparagus soup was the exception. But the warm apple cobble (which our waiter advised had to be ordered in advance as it is baked to order) was barely off room temperature (and the apples were still crunchy). Our entrees were underwhelming. The grounds and dining room were spectacular. The service (two requests for water were not granted) and the food were on the other end of the scale.
We recently had brunch at The Goodstone. ...
We recently had brunch at The Goodstone. From the welcome, to the service, to the initial courses, to the dessert, everything was perfect. It is romantic, intimate, quiet, and the food is excellent. We will be coming back...What a find in Northern Virginia!
Should be Renamed Greatstone!
Other then a little hard to find - a sign in Middleburg would have been helpful - Goodstone is great. Outstanding food and service. Fairly priced for the quality of the dining experience. Wine list is great, even has some half bottles. Worthy of a special occasion or just a great place to go. I'm surprised it doesn't receive more press. Highly recommend.
We were very impressed with our dining experience and thought everything was excellent - both in terms of service and food. The wine list is exceptional and would normally be a bit intimidating, but the Sommelier simply asked us about our likes/dislikes and we provided a price range. He returned with a perfect bottle, which was at the lowest end of our price point. The food was served elegantly and we were surprised at the large portions. The foie gras was some of the best we've had in years. We are definitely going back to try their brunch, which sounded impressive. The restaurant itself is smaller than we had thought - but it turned out to be perfect, as it wasn't noisy and the servers could be quite attentive.
I went for a late Sunday brunch, and had ...
I went for a late Sunday brunch, and had the spinach salad with shrimp and grits. The food was Amazing! Everything was fresh and flavorful. This is a very lovely Inn in a beautiful setting. The staff is very friendly and efficient.
This restaurant was so special, so beautiful, with gourmet food and superb service. My husband and I were staying at the Salamander Inn, in Middleburg for our Anniversary and went to Goodstone for our anniversary dinner. This place was perfect! We'd recommend it highly.
We've been here many times, consistently ...
We've been here many times, consistently good food and service. This time, brought 95 yr old grandma for lunch. It was more about the drive, the time together and finding a quite place to sit and talk. What I particularly appreciated about this experience was that we weren't hungry and each ordered a small salad, but the service was just as impeccable as if we'd spent $500. So, kudos the the establishment for their professionalism.
So comfortable here
We are new to the area and love this spot! We have stayed on site for a few nights and the grounds are amazing. There is a 3-mile trail that surrounds the property. It is so beautiful. The bar is small and quaint, and there's a fireplace in the bar area with a comfy over-stuffed couch to relax with your cocktail before dinner. The food is a bit pricey but I think it's worth it. The Goodstone experience is a hard one to match!
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