The Virginia Piedmont offers the ultimate
in good taste! From locally grown produce served in the finest
restaurants to award-winning wines, you’ll see why our reputation as a culinary mecca
continues to grow. From classic, family-owned diners to four-star
experiences known the world over, there’s a restaurant to
tempt every palate. Thomas Jefferson’s lifelong passion
was to produce wine in Virginia to rival the finest vintages of
Europe. His dream lives on today in the exceptional vineyards and
wineries of the Piedmont. The area is also home to two very
unique distilleries certain to raise your spirits! What
are you hungry for? Whatever it is, you’ll find it here!
Diners and Delis
If a quick bite is all you need, satisfy your hunger and
step back in time at classic restaurants like Culpeper’s
Baby Jim’s Snack Bar or Frost Café or Warrenton’s
Frost Diner a historic silver diner. Jimmie’s Market
on Main Street in Warrenton uses the freshest meats for their
delicious sandwiches, and don’t miss the local favorite
The Farmer’s Wife in Remington, where you can enjoy
delicious deli classics, buy fresh homemade breads, pies and
other baked goods, as well as bulk organic foods and snacks.
For great barbecue, ribs, hamburgers and a mountain of fries
the whole family will enjoy, try the Pig-N-Steak in Madison.
Also in Madison, savor delicious sandwiches at the Piedmont
Deli and great local cuisine in a casual atmosphere at the
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Casual and Ethnic Fare
For a delicious meal in a relaxed setting, the region’s casual
restaurants and cafes are just what you’re looking for. Culpeper
offers a culinary trip around the world. Some of the best Mexican,
Thai, Japanese, Peruvian, Italian, and casual American dining are
found right here. In the Town of Washington, enjoy good 'ole southern
hospitality and down-home cooking at The Country Café. In
Flint Hill, the Griffin Tavern welcomes you with excellent food
and European beers on tap. Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria provides
abundant portions of home-cooked food in a casual setting at the
foot of the mountains. In Warrenton, try the Italian/Mediterranean
fare at Café Torrino or enjoy live music and the cozy atmosphere
of Molly’s Irish Pub. If you have a taste for the Far East,
check out Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar. At Mojitos and Tapas
you’ll feel like you’re eating in a colorful Cuban courtyard,
and just down the road is another local Mexican favorite, El Agave.
In Orange, the Great Wall serves traditional Chinese dishes and
Mario’s Pizzeria and Restaurant dishes up pizza and other
tasty basic food.
For casual dining:
Elegant and European Cuisine
Some of the finest restaurants in the world lie in these foothills.
Do not miss the chance to experience dining at its finest, where
a meal becomes a memory that will last a lifetime.
Known the world over, The Inn at Little Washington has become an
international culinary shrine. Chef Patrick O'Connell's approach
to cooking, while paying homage to the tenets of Classical French
Cuisine, reflects a belief in "the cuisine of today" — healthy,
eclectic, imaginative, unrestricted by ethnic boundaries and always
growing. The Inn is the first establishment in the Mobil Travel
Guide's history to receive five stars for its restaurant and its
accommodations, the first inn ever to receive AAA's highest accolade,
the five Diamond Award, for both food and accommodations and the
recipient of five James Beard Awards.
exceptional restaurants are scattered throughout The Virginia Piedmont,
surrounded by the fertile fields that provide many of their freshest
ingredients. In Culpeper, Foti’s, It’s About Thyme,
Lucio, Hazel River, and the Inn at Kelly’s Ford offer the
finest cuisine and warm hospitality. Diners at the Flint Hill Public
House will enjoy entrées featuring seasonal and regional
foods, simply cooked and brilliantly accented. Sperryville’s
Thornton River Grille serves up light lunches on the way to the
trails and elegant dinners in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.
In Madison, the Bavarian Chef’s outstanding German cooking
attracts patrons from all over the region, or enjoy a sumptuous
5-course meal at the historic Inn at Meander Plantation. In Orange,
after you’ve sipped your fill at the Barboursville Winery,
be sure to sit down to a delicious meal at their restaurant Palladios
or try Pomme in Gordonsville for a gourmet dining experience. The
Rail Stop restaurant, tucked away in an old train depot in the quaint
town of The Plains in Fauquier County, is a long-standing favorite.
Girasole, also located in The Plains, offers delicious rustic Italian
fare. In Old Town Warrenton, enjoy a gourmet meal paired with your
preferred wine from the extensive wine bar at Iron Bridge Wine Company.
For Contemporary American cuisine, Claire's at the Depot sets the
tone for an intimate dinner in a renovated, historic train depot.
Coffee, Tea and Sweet Treats
There’s always room for something sweet or a smooth cup o’joe.
Wherever you find yourself in the region, you won’t have to
look far to find delicious treats! In Sperryville, Central Coffee
Roasters you can enjoy a freshly brewed cup made from Arabica beans
from small farms and co-operatives throughout the world's coffee
belt. Raven’s Nest in Culpeper is a great place for freshly
baked pastry and beverage as you take a break from shopping. Have
a tea party and shop for antiques at Crest Hill Antiques & Tea
Room in The Plains or at Miss Minerva's Tea Room and Gifts in Culpeper,
where you can even dress up in their feather boas and hats! In Madison,
Yoder’s Country Food Market bakes breads, pastries and other
treats, and The Red Truck Bakery can satisfy your sweet tooth with
homemade sweets and coffee on Main Street in Warrenton.
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