Vintage Restaurant

VERIFIED LUXURY
Work up an appetite touring the Central Virginia beer and wine trails, and then kill it with culinary kindness at Vintage Restaurant. This posh eatery is a warren of cozy dining spaces.

Museum-quality stained-glass windows and a brick fireplace in the central dining room tickle the senses, readying them for playful presentations, such as a “Philly cheesesteak” salad with local mushrooms.

Vintage delivers menus of modernized classics set among paintings and sculpture from present-day artists. Farm-raised rainbow trout from pristine mountain streams, ramps, morels and Albemarle summer peach dishes are must-trys, while crawfish-stuffed avocado is a salute to owner Charlene Scibal’s New Orleans roots.

Well-crafted furnishings and patio dining encourage lingering over cocktails or dessert in the elegant but informal epicurean setting.
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Our Inspector's Highlights
• History buffs — and those dining solo — should belly up to the bar and chat up the local gentry, who have made the more casual pub their watering hole of choice and love to share stories of hunt races at nearby Montpelier, the former home of President James Madison.

• Sample smaller helpings of Vintage’s dishes, like peppered bacon-wrapped citrus-barbecue shrimp with cornbread and collard greens or black pepper tagliatelle with zucchini purée, preserved lemons and toasted pine nuts for only $5 a plate during Gourmet Tapas Wednesdays.

• Four-Star Vintage Restaurant is located below a Tuscan portico at The Inn at Willow Grove, in Orange County, Virginia. Set at the garden level of the historic Manor House, the kitchen and dining areas have been transformed into a stillroom of contemporary cookery.

• Vintage specializes in farm-to-table cuisine using seasonal, regional ingredients.

• Expect dishes like Orange County Roasters coffee-crusted beef tenderloin with rosemary mustard, potato gratin, baby carrots and a demi glace, as well as lobster-stuffed chicken breast with lettuce purée, roasted tomato and baby lima vinaigrette.
Things to Know
• Vintage Restaurant and its pub are open from 3 until 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Lunch is offered on Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the pub, while dinner is served from 5:30 to 10 p.m. in the inner dining rooms.

• You’ll want to reserve your table at the Four-Star restaurant, especially for its indulgent Sunday brunch, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you just fancy a drink, the pub stays open on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

• Since the Vintage Restaurant resides in The Inn at Willow Grove, you’ll see the full spectrum of resort wear, from crisp linen shorts and espadrille sandals to starched pocket squares tucked inside club jackets.

• Though Wi-Fi is available at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Vintage Restaurant at The Inn at Willow Grove, it does not accept reservations online. You’ll definitely want to call 540-317-1206 ahead of time to book your table.
Getting There
14079 Plantation Way, Orange, Virginia 22960
TEL540-317-1206
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