About Restaurant Pomme
Gordonsville, VA 22942
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, in downtown Gordonsville, Virginia, Restaurant Pomme provides an authentic classic French dining experience. The restaurant welcomes diners and guests to a warm and inviting recreation of the French country side-from food to decor. Whether on a day trip or gathering with friends and family, we wish to share our passion of food and wine with you. À votre santé et bon appétit.
French, French American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30 - 2:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There is street parking available as well as a private lot in the back of the restaurant. There is also a parking lot across the street that is free after 5pm
Private Party Facilities:
Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, in downtown Gordonsville, Virginia, Restaurant Pomme provides an authentic classic French dining experience. The restaurant welcomes diners and guests to a warm and inviting recreation of the French country side-from food to decor.
Private Party Contact:
Guillaume Gasparini: (855) 404-9486
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We have a private dining room that holds up to 30 seated and 60 standing. Great for small wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, business luncheon/dinner, and any other special occasion you can think of.
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Restaurant Pomme Ratings and Reviews
Got lobster bisque as soup de jour but it was too salty and without any lobster. Mains (sole and duck) were great. Little disappointed that there was no crème Brule for dessert. In all, a bit expensive for the poor appetizer and incomplete desert menu. Having said all that, I would go back for the sole (house special) without getting an appetizer or dessert.
Pomme is an oasis for fine dining in Central Virginia. We drive an hour and 20 minutes to get to the restaurant from Richmond. The French Onion soup is spectacular as are the entree items. The service is friendly and competent. Some would say the food is overpriced but not given the quality and taste! In some ways it's a well kept secret. Get out there and give it a try. You will not be disappointed!
Main entrees didn't seem French to us. I had salmon-way over cooked. My husband had sole-was fair but swimming in way too much oil or butter- my husband thought it was butter but it tasted off to me-too much regardless of what it was. Our appetizers and dessert were wonderful though so kind of made up for the so so meal. Probably won't return there.
Another wonderful experience at Pomme. Every aspect of dinner was stellar. Geraldine provided outstanding wait service. One disappointment, however, was my special note on the reservation mentioning our party would celebrate 101 years of wedding anniversary. There was NO recognition and we were saddened by the oversight! I encourage the staff pay closer attention to special requests via the Open Table website.
We were a little disappointed with our lunch. I have been to Pomme many times and ordered the liver. This time, while the meat was tender, it had a light breading and sauce that did not go well with the liver. One friend had the Co Que Vin(sp?) and said the chicken had a gamey taste and did not enjoy here meal. She also had had it before and thought the previous time was better. One friend had the quiche and said it was very good. Coffee and dessert were fine.
This was a lovely little restaurant. The food was excellent. Our server was most attentive although she did forget our request for more butter. However, we felt we were greeted upon our entrance rather cooly. The hostess greeted us with a "hello", no smiles, spent time looking for our reservation which we had just made online, indicated for us to follow her, and said "Is this table o.k." and walked away after we said "yes". We never actually knew if our reservation was there or not.
We spent a long weekend in the area for the first time and were looking for something simply better than average. This popped up on the maps app and the reviews looked positive. Best filet I've ever had with melt in your mouth tenderness. My friend agreed. Both wives had the sole, which they described as merely excellent. Atmosphere makes you feel like you are dining in a French orchard, yet it's cozy. Owner and staff were very friendly and attentive, but not overly so. Quite remarkable to find such authentic and excellent French dining in semi-rural Gordonsville. From our burb outside of Philly, PA, you have to go downtown to find anything nearly as wonderful.
We were in the general neighborhood and decided at the last minute to have lunch at Pomme. It was everything our chef ( private) friend said it would be. Delicious food, charming ambiance, excellent service , impressive wine list. We'll be back. It's worth the 80 minute drive from our house!
We felt our lunch was over priced for what we got. The sausages were burned, the flank steak was over cooked & tough & the onion soup was way too salty. After paying $140.00 plus a tip for 4 lunches that weren't cooked to perfection we will probably not return. We have visited this restaurant before & this is the first time we were dissatisfied . Not sure what is going on there.
Our friends raved about the salmon. I had a fantastic filet and elegant potato blue cheese baked wedge with Perfectly cooked vegetables - service was outstanding. Small - quiet - fireplace, European flair dishes you can't make at home. I'm looking forward to going back.
We had visited Restaurant Pomme five or six times and considered it one of our favorites until this visit. I was eager to show off this little gem to my friend who had never been there, and while the appetizers and entrees were quite good, my joy was greatly diminished by the lackluster desserts. My Pomme Panna Cotta came as a whole baked apple filled with Panna Cotta. The apple was undercooked and was hard enough that I had to hold it with my fingers while sawing on it with the edge of the spoon they have given me. I should have asked for a steak knife. The flavor was then overpowered by an overabundance of cinnamon. I could only stand a few bites, the flavor was so strong. My friend ordered the Sorbet with Berries and we were amazed to see it served with one lonely blackberry on the side. My husband's chocolate tart came with five berries as a garnish, so he shared them with our friend. We laughed about it all, but it was really a disappointing end to an otherwise delightful meal.
Absolutely love this establishment! Family owned - exquisite food. We feel welcome at the first step into the door. Food is authentic and prepared to order. Wine list is amazing! We drive over 1 1/2 hours to visit Geraldine and the Pomme family. Well worth the drive!
The atmosphere and service are both exceptional. Waitresses all speak French openly.
The wine was reasonable and tasty.
The soup, almost inedible, with far too much salt. It was a white bean/pork soup. Dining partner is a heavy smoker and also considered the soup inedible and salty.
Main course was fantastic Braised Short ribs with a truffle mix and veggies. It was extremely well prepared and everything was eaten.
La pomme is a rare treat for such a small town. It is slightly pricey for the area, but would be a disservice to not enjoy the place in Gordonsville.
The Pomme will not disappoint. We schedule on Open Table. We go there 4-6 times a year. They are always ready with our table. The service is excellent.
The appetizers and the entree's are well prepared and delicious. Quality food and local foods are on every plate. Excellence is a tradition at the Pomme.
We will return.
Have been a frequent customer, but service and food have definitely slipped. Our meals were good, not great. Service was ok, not great. Quite average experience (for a French restaurant) with a $50 per person bill without wine. Really wished for better, hope they get back on their game.
We have been dining at Pomme since they opened and we are never disappointed. They have the best escargot of anywhere in the world. The food is authentic French cuisine and the wine list is excellent. This is a family run restaurant and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. A reservation is recommended and the prices are not inexpensive, but well worth what you pay. Give them a try and you will return.
The service and food were glorious. I can't say I have ever had the urge to glorify something as simple as mashed potatoes but even they were amazing with the short ribs. The duck was delicious as well as the pork belly. The restaurant is everything the rumors lead it to be and much more.
This is about an hour's drive from Richmond, and about 35 minutes from Charlottesville and totally worth the drive. Pomme is utterly delightful. I haven't been a couple of years and it is just as good as in the past. So French in all the right ways. Delicious duck confit, fine service, good wine, lovely ambiance. On the main street of a charming small town with some interesting shops. We'll be back.
I love this gem of a restaurant. It is very pleasant a cozy. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable. The menu is interesting, and varied enough if you are an infrequent diner there. I have not seen many changes there in the 3 or 4 years that I have gone (usually for lunch, so I can't speak to the dinner menu).
My only disappointment was with my dessert. I ordered the chocolate tart, and it was clearly not house-made. The crust was doughy and damp (the way it gets when left in a refrigerator for too long). I love crust, but in this case I pulled it all off and was left with a very small, thick, and somewhat tough 2" circle of chocolate. They would do much better with a chocolate mousse, which holds up under refrigeration, with no dough to get rubbery. Just my idea.
That said, the lunch was delicious and we enjoyed the wine, which was reasonably priced. The experience in toto was just great.
Our second visit: first was for lunch, this time for dinner. Everything was excellent! Truly authentic, good French food. Great wine menu! There was large, rather loud group that detracted from the experience, but otherwise the experience was great. Will go again.
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