Harrimans Grill

Classic Southern charm in Virginia Wine Country

Located in the heart of Virginia horse country, but just an hour from bustling Washington, D.C., Harrimans Grill at Salamander Middleburg seamlessly blends Southern charm and city sophistication.

The curving walls of the restaurant, which boast floor-to-ceiling windows, offer panoramic views of the hotel’s rolling lawn, culinary gardens and spectacular location at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Focusing on farm-to-table and local fare, the seasonally influenced menu at Harrimans, which serves as the resort’s main dining outlet, provides breakfast and dinner, as well as a sumptuous Sunday brunch.

Just outside the main restaurant sits a full cooking studio, a large wine room and the buzzy Gold Cup Wine Bar, making this a spot for everything from a casual cocktail to a more gourmet experience. Whether you seek an intimate dinner à deux, a power breakfast or a fun gathering with friends after a day at the many local vineyards, Harrimans delivers.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • A hidden gem inside the restaurant, the wine cellar is great for private parties. It carries a specialized collection of both local and international wines. On Sundays, the resort holds specialized tastings from local vineyards as well.
  • Farm-to-table takes on a literal meaning as many of the garnishes and accents at Harrimans come from the in-house culinary garden.
  • Every weekend, the restaurant hosts live cooking shows in its exhibition kitchen. We’ve made everything from tomato pie to pastries in these simple yet fun classes, and we enjoyed a delightful meal at the same time.
  • The Sunday brunch is a can’t-miss affair, featuring a sumptuous spread that includes made-to-order omelets, a seafood tower and often, a live jazz ensemble.
  • Channeling the area’s horse country roots, Harrimans adopts distinctively equestrian décor, with rich leathers and a muted color palette that looks both contemporary and timeless, never stuffy.

Things to Know

  • While the atmosphere is relaxed, the dress code at Harrimans Grill is smart-casual, though guests tend to wear resort chic. A collared shirt is suggested for gentlemen at dinner. If you want to come in after a ride, stick to the Gold Cup bar or patio.
  • The menu changes with the seasons, but expect a focus on fresh, simple preparations, with local farms used where possible.
  • The Middleburg restaurant fills up extremely early during peak season, such as the Gold Cup races or wine festivals. Book ahead, even as a hotel guest, and be prepared for a bit of a wait.
  • When weather permits, we prefer to dine on the seasonal patio, but tables are limited, so request one in advance.

The Food

  • Don’t miss the monkey bread with an orange cream cheese glaze at breakfast — it’s one of our favorite dishes —or a great steak at dinner from local purveyor Ovoka Farm, in nearby Paris, Virginia.
  • From Shenandoah Valley lamb to Great Country Farms peaches, the menu features many local suppliers.
  • You can’t go wrong with letting the sommelier select a local glass or international favorite with your meal.

The Design

  • The dining room embraces horse country chic, which translates to reclaimed wood, lots of leather accents and equine-themed artwork. You feel like you’ve stepped right into someone’s home, complete with the living-room-style seating area with its huge fireplace and pianos just outside of the restaurant proper.
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows frame the resort’s extensive grounds, making this a beautiful place at nearly any time of the year. See if you can spot the resort’s miniature horse, Cupcake, trotting around the grounds.
  • The gently curving glass walls and high ceilings create the feeling that you’re dining outdoors, even though most of the seating is inside.

Gluten-free options
Kid friendly
Outdoor seating
Private dining
Reservations recommended
Resort casual
Valet parking
Vegetarian options
Getting There
500 North Pendleton Street, Middleburg, Virginia 20118
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