The Restaurant at Goodstone

Tucked away on Goodstone Inn & Restaurant’s sprawling 265-acre estate, you’ll find a series of quaint guest cottages, a spa, a farm and The Restaurant at Goodstone. The Middleburg, Virginia, hotel is a popular weekend getaway for those looking for a quiet bed and breakfast about an hour from Washington, D.C.

But if you’re short on time, a day trip there for some French-inspired cooking may have you dreaming of faraway places, like Burgundy or Bordeaux.
Our Inspector's Highlights
• Helmed by executive chef Eric Smith, The Restaurant at Goodstone uses classic French cooking to highlight the best of Virginia’s food and wine.

• Bragging rights are certainly in order for Goodstone’s wine list. There are more than 1,500 bottles in the Carriage House’s wine cellar.

• Located in heart of Virginia wine country, the Middleburg restaurant offers a few dozen local selections to sample alongside French varietals in the well stocked cellar.

• If you’re wondering when to visit the French farm-to-table restaurant, some of the most scenic times there are in the spring and early summer, when many of the estate’s gardens are in bloom.

• The dining room is intimate and seats about 40 guests. It’s a wood-paneled space with colonial-style accents and large windows overlooking the 265-acre estate.
Things to Know
• The Restaurant at Goodstone is located at Goodstone Inn & Restaurant, a 265-acre estate in Middleburg, Virginia. The French farm-to-table restaurant is a short distance from Washington, D.C., about 50 miles, and it’s within close proximity to Dulles International Airport, 25 miles away.

• The Restaurant at Goodstone is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a Sunday champagne brunch. A complimentary breakfast is available only for patrons of Goodstone Inn & Restaurant from 8 to 10 a.m., while lunch and Sunday brunch run from noon to 2 p.m. and dinner is available from 5:30 to 9 p.m.

• The dress code at The Restaurant at Goodstone is smart casual, meaning jeans and sneakers are not permitted in the dining room. But remember, many guests are on vacation here, so the overall mood and style in the dining room is relaxed.

• If you’re looking for a more casual dining option, the restaurant's bar is a great place to sit. There’s a limited bar menu with a few high-top tables.
The Food
• The Restaurant at Goodstone’s menu changes every few days, based on what’s in season, so you’re bound to have a great meal made with the freshest ingredients whenever you visit.

• Dinner might start with a Virginia maise vichyssoise soup made with local corn, followed by seared Virginia sea scallops with a saffron crème and finished off with a tart made of Medijool dates, house-made honey yogurt and pistachios.

• Sunday brunch is an elegant prix fixe affair with French-inspired selections like moulle Marseillaise (mussels cooked in chilis, herbs, tomatoes and saffron) and a decadant chocolate tart served with grapefruit jam and smokes sea salt.
Getting There
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, Virginia 20117
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