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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.
Middleburg, VA 20117
French, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sunday Champagne Brunch: 12-2pm
All published menus are subject to change without notice.
Open seven days a week.
Children over the age of 14 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:
Laura Petrosino, Director of Sales and Events: (540) 687-3092
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Weddings, Social and Corporate Groups welcome!
The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I came to Goodstone with pretty high expectations. We'd heard great things from friends who had been there previously. Not sure if it was an off night but we both left very disappointed...by the food, service and ambiance. We weren't hungry enough to order the price fixe 4 course menu so we opted for the a la carte option and both ordered the striploin, then shared a cobbler for dessert. We waited almost an hour for the food to arrive, with the waitress rarely checking in. It was chilly in the restaurant and the lights could have been dimmed a bit. I was surprised...it was a Sat night bur fairly empty, even though there were no other openings when I made the reservation. When our steaks arrived the plates and the food was cold. While I had requested medium well my steak was so overcooked I could hardly cut through it with a steakknife (interestingly I noticed the woman at the next table who also got the steak check to see if she was using the sharp knife). My husband's request for medium rare ended up well done. We paid 54 dollars per steak which was just ridiculous. There was a smear of garlic mash under the beef (also cold) and a couple of cold carrots/beers on the side. We ended the night sharing a dessert which was fresh out of the oven (would have been nice if the waitress mentioned it was scalding hot). Much better than the steak but nothing to write home about. At the end of the day we made the best of it but certainly won't be returning. Our meals at the Salamander where we stayed and the Red Fox Inn were far superior. I usually don't post reviews but hopefully the restaurant decides to pay a bit more attention to all their customers in the future, even those who don't order the full menu and priciest wine.
At $45.00 per entree (ala carte) my Pheasant Breast was tasty but consisted of 2 ounces of meat. My husband had the soft shell crab entree and it was one crab on risotto. Portions were appetizer size with a hefty price. For that reason we will never return.
My wife and I decided to go to the Goodstone for Sunday brunch yesterday. We had not been in over a year. The food was excellent...my wife had the eggs benedict with homemade hollandais sauce and i had grilled salmon. Both were excellently prepared and delicious. For starters we had mussels in a tomato broth ...very tasty. They are building a larger dining room with glass walls and a nice view of the countryside so we are looking forward to that.
What a disappointment. We were celebrating my daughters birthday with extended family. I could deal with the service being sub par if the food made up for it. It did not. The steak was tough. The menu is also very limited - 4 entries only. We had also arranged with the staff that we were there for a birthday. They completely forget this until after our desert arrived and we reminded the staff about this.
Simply elegant & delicious. This is a quaint inn in the heart of Middleburg. Everything was amazing. Although this wasn't a special occasion for us, just a date night, it didn't disappoint and I left feeling somehow more calm, elevated and maybe a little more refined than when I arrived! It wasn't so stuffy however, that you felt uncomfortable. The Inn staff were friendly and the waiters impeccable.
I absolutely loved my meal and so did my husband. I had the rabbit and pheasant and my husband had the salad savoy and salmon - each meal and presentation were way above par! His salmon literally melted in his mouth - wow! We finished with an apple cobbler and it was to die for! Great service, great menu and outstanding atmosphere. It's about $100pp so if you expect that then go an enjoy!!! I can't wait to come back! Next time I'm going to book a room for the weekend too!
This restaurant is noted for gourmet, creative dining. The offerings on the menu looked promising, but nothing tasted special in any way. The kale salad (minus Parmesan) was simply a plate of kale with a light dressing, the lamb was well prepared, but tasteless. The accompanying sweet potatoes were dry and simply baked, the roasted brussel sprouts were large and tough. The only noteworthy part of the meal was the extremely high price for ordinary food.
Was all of this the result of the fact that the kitchen is being renovated and the chef is working out of a portable trailer?
While staying at Goodstone for two nights we had the pleasure of eating two breakfasts and two dinners in the dining room. The food, service, and choices were excellent. This restaurant more than met our expectations. I loved the food and the wine list. Next time we travel to Middleburg we plan on staying and dining again.
Very disappointed with the food and some of the service, especially for the price paid for brunch. Omelette was very plain and only had two small pieces of lobster. Dessert on the menu was a tart cherry cobbler but in fact an apple cobbler was substituted. The server did not think this was a big deal, but it was misleading and disappointing. Also the apple cobbler was burnt on top but the apples were not cooked enough.
The Goodstone Inn always delivers an outstanding dining experience. As we live more than an hour's drive away, my wife and I particularly enjoy mid-day Sunday brunch at the Inn. This past weekend, with friends, we again enjoyed an excellent three course brunch and well-chosen wine in an elegant, quiet, hilltop country setting. The service is consistently very friendly and professional and the experience is outstanding from start to finish. We are regulars.
This was our second time dining at Goodstone. Our first visit, in November of 2105, was spectacular, maybe our finest meal ever! Food was incredible, service was impeccable and the ambiance was lovely. Last week, we found it maintaining its wonderful service. But our disappointment stems from the food being only slightly above average, a more limited menu and a sizable increase in prices. We were disappointed as we made this visit a highlight of our trip to Middleburg. We probably won't return.
This level of fine dining commands excellent service and food, and leaves the diner feeling completely sated and happy. The Goodstone Inn & Estate Restaurant exceeded all expectations from start to finish; they set a new standard for fine cuisine.
We started with the oysters, which were full of flavor that was only enhanced by the pomegranate mignonette and bed of sea salt. The fricassé d'escargot did not disappoint with the perfectly done escargot and carrot purée that had the right level of sweetness to carry to the next course. The apple & arugula salad was fresh, light, and the right interlude to an entree. I selected the sea scallops - having lived on the coast in northern New England, I've become a sort of snob when it comes to shellfish and seafood but I knew I would not be disappointed here. I was beyond impressed with not only the quality and size of the scallops, but also the perfect timing of the searing that resulted in heavenly delicious servings. The figs and butternut squash purée added to the delight with their perfect pairing.
I finished the meal with the sorbet dessert - one sizable scoop each of lemon, mango, and raspberry, each more delicious than the next.
I left the restaurant perfectly full of excellent food and drink. My only regret is not having tasted EVERYTHING on the menu. I must make the trip out there again.
The service is friendly and professional. If you are in a talkative mood they will participate in your banter, if you are making a key point in whatever conversation you are having they respectfully and quietly fill the water glass, for example, or wait until later to come to your table.
The food selections were up-scale and varied. It is always hard to choose, coming down to a hard choice between three options that would each be perfect. The quality is well done, i.e. not something the amateur chief could easily duplicate if they had the time and skill set.
We find the best part was the sommelier. We recommend ordering your courses and then putting yourself in Stephen's hands for wine to accompany your courses. You will get to try a variety of good wine that pairs well with each course - Stephen knows his stuff. If you are a foodie and appreciate wine and how it complements or accentuates the food, this is a great choice. It is also fun to hear why the wine was selected for the pairing and we, at least, always learn something new.
Our first time at Goodstone. We liked the menu and the extensive wine list; the food was very good, service was ok to good, but all-in-all it was a bit over-priced. Also, the rural road getting there was very narrow and full of pot-holes; ok during daylight hours but marginal at night.
Had this restaurant on my list for some time and it definitely lived up to all the ratings I had previously read. It is a bit out of the way but well worth the drive - especially since the drive is through the rolling hills of Virginia. Everything about the meal was top or the line and the staff was extremely gracious. I look forward to returning in the near future. Although I live too close to take advantage of the lodging - but it would definitely be a lovely inn to spend the weekend.
My wife and I were in Middleburg on a short honeymoon following our wedding. We had heard and read good things about the Goodstone Inn. We had dinner there on a Tuesday night. The restaurant is quite small but was not full. It is a beautiful setting, and all the staff were very pleasant and did a good job. The food, however, while mostly good was disappointing for the price paid (dinner for two, with an "inexpensive" half bottle of wine and tip came to about $250). We did the price fixed dinner (appetizer, salad, main course and dessert). We both had the butternut squash soup, which was very good. The arugula and apple salad was nice but nothing special. I had the rack of lamb that I liked and was well prepared; my wife had the rockfish which she did not care for and I too thought wasn't very good (strong "fish" taste). Desserts also were good, but not outstanding. For the price paid we expected better.
There was one big disappointment in the evening. When we arrived, there were only two couples in the restaurant. And we had a RESERVATION. We were sat at the least desirable table and location - a table for four (even though there were two of us) - near the door where it was chilly because it was right next to the bar entrance. There were at least four or five empty tables for two at the windows near the bay windows (which were very nice). We remarked on this to the person who sat us down and then again to the "owner" a French gentleman. They did not offer to move us and he said rather sarcastically "Well this is the way it is sometimes." We could not help but notice that we were the only same-sex couple in the restaurant. All the heterosexual couples got the nicer tables. I don't know if this was intentional or not - thinking two women don't need the nicer table. We were celebrating a special occasion - my anniversary of ordination to the priesthood (I am a pastor.) While everything else was fine, this experience set the evening off to a bad start. In retrospect we feel we should have declined our reservation and left. We will certainly tell our friends about this particularly experience about how different kinds of couples are treated differently. PS. We know that the tables were not reserved only for guests who were staying at the Inn (we were not) because another couple (heterosexual) staying at the same resort as us were given a nice table by the windows.
My wife and I have had several special meals, including our 25th wedding anniversary dinner, at the Goodstone Restaurant. On every occasion, the entire experience has been five star quality. The food is delicious, creative, and perfectly presented. The entire staff is thoroughly professional. The Sommelier kindly helps us through our limited knowledge to the perfect pairing with our food. This is a consistently delightful experience. Highly recommend.
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