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The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant

Dinner at The Lafayette

Public Restaurant hours (*)
Friday- Lunch/Dinner 11:30-8:00
Saturday- Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner, 8:30-8:00
Sunday- Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch/Dinner 8:30-7:00

(*) Open daily upon reservation for Inn Guests & reserved catering guests.


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James Madison Dining Room


Southern Egg Rolls - $7
Bacon, shredded pork, collard greens, onion, and Cajun spices make up a filling of this house specialty; served with sweet chili and a spicy Virginia peanut sauce

Crab Martini - $12
Lump crab in garlic Chesapeake cream sauce garlic croutons

Spiced Shrimp Cocktail - $10
(8) Old Bay steamed shrimp with spicy cocktail sauce

Corn Fritters - $5
(8) Served with cinnamon honey butter


Diver Scallops - $14
(5) Seared with Balsamic Glaze.

Vegetable Ravioli - $8
Four ravioli with garlic pesto and parmesan cream sauce

Fried Oysters - $8
(6) With sweet chili sauce and savory balsamic glaze

Fried Green Tomatoes - $6
Sliced green tomato, breaded and fried, served with mango salsa

Crispy Calamari- $11 Lighty breaded rings topped with our zesty Pepperoncini Italian sauce Lighty breaded rings topped with our zesty Pepperoncini Italian sauce

Soups & Salads

Lafayette Salad - $5
Mixed greens with a house-made balsamic vinaigrette, spiced pecans and apple julienne

Goat Cheese Salad- $6
Mixed greens with Champagne vinaigrette, topped with goat cheese, dried cranberries, and spiced pecans

Nathanael Greene Salad- $6
Mixed greens, seasonal fruit, bleu cheese, and spiced pecans with creamy buttermilk ranch dressing


Baby Spinach Salad - $6
Baby spinach, bacon, and hard boiled egg with bacon balsamic vinaigrette (Vegetarian available)

It’s “Betta’ with Feta” Salad - $6
Spring mixed greens with crumbled Athenos feta cheese covered with all natural Brianna’s rich Poppy Seed Dressing and finished with an orange slice for perfection.

The discovery of a wine is of
greater moment than the discovery
of a constellation.
The universe is too full of stars.

- Benjamin Franklin


Baltimore Style Crab Cakes – duo $25 trio $35
Broiled jumbo with Cajun romaulade accompanied by julienne fries and slaw

Filet Mignon Duo, 8oz. $28 – trio 12oz $37 -quad 16oz $46
Grilled tenderloin, aged 21 days with sautéed mushrooms

Surf & Turf - $26
Jumbo Crab Cake and 4oz Filet Mignon with sautéed mushrooms

Kansas City Strip Steak 12 oz, - $25
Aged 21 days then seasoned and flame grilled, topped with beer battered onion rings

Skillet Pot Roast - $18
With home style vegetable and potato

Chicken Lafayette - $22
Roasted chicken breasts with spinach, sun dried tomatoes and goat cheese over a bed of rice

Lemon Chicken - $20
Sautéed chicken breasts with fresh lemon and capers served with rice and vegetable

Brazilian Flat Iron Steak- 8oz $24, Double 16oz $36
Smokey citrus & herb house made marinated Flat Iron Steak. Flame grilled and served sliced on the bias for maximum marinate exposure. Cilantro topped with a lime slice for full effect. Served with “gravy” topped rice and vegetable. A delicious variation for the “everyday” steak connoisseur.


Pork "Butchers Cut" Steak - $24
Seasoned and seared with pepper and onion chutney.

Duck “Tina Turner” - $24
Two delicious legs and thighs, slow cooked with green peppercorns and cherries

Braised Lamb Hindshank - $31
Deluxe heel-on hindshank, hand seasoned and oven-seared. Then slowly braised in a classic demi glace for maximum succulence.

Atlantic Salmon - $23
Blackened, Dill or Wasabi with rice and vegetable

Seared Diver Scallops with Portabello Risotto - $25
Topped with Chopped Bacon and Grated Parm!

Lafayette Shrimp & Grits - $21
Sautéed shrimp in Southern Comfort barbecue sauce, served over fresh stone ground grits

Cajun Pasta - $21
Onion, tomato, peppers and shrimp sautéed with a spicy parmesan cream sauce over pasta (Vegetarian optional)

Vegetable Ravioli- $19
Roasted vegetables ravioli in a rich pesto garlic cream sauce.

Any Turf can Surf - $12
Add a Jumbo Crab Cake or Old Bay Shrimp Skewer or Shrimp & Grit Martini to any entrée

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- Consumer Advisory -
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood,
shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne
illness, especially if you have had certain medical conditions.


Check out the Epitourean package at The Lafayette!

The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is pleased to announce being selected as only one a few (currently 4) establishments in Virginia to be featured by Epitourean and their sister company, offer “food” related vacations around the world. Guests select among packages that include lodging and various culinary related treats and experiences. The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant’s package will be among the features with Epitoureans partners, Bon Appétit. Epitourean will also be marketing with such targeted publications and networks such as Saveur all designed to drive food focused vacationers to packages such as that of the Lafayette Inn & Restaurant in Greene County, Virginia.

Both and The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant are excited about their unique package. The Inn prides itself in providing an “approachable” menu but one that is duplicable at home as well. Epitourean guests will spend time in the kitchen, seeing the true in/outs of the business. After hours of private instruction, the guests will serve as “Guest Sous Chef’s” for the dinner service. Our "Guest Sous Chef's" are provided follow-up recipes from the Inn, source guides and other useful suggestions to keep their experience alive for years to follow. Schedule permitting, a private wine tour and tasting follows at nearby Stone Mountain Vineyards. (Call or e-mail about booking YOUR culinary getaway!).


Chef Tasting Dinner

Check out our popular "Chef Tasting" dinner for two. Many weeke! Our kitchen and staff personally assure a wonderful and carefully selected culinary experience, from the first appetizer through the dessert. Alan specially selects the wine pairings for each "Chef Tasting" and provides "commentary" about each offering as well! It’s romantic dining for two, ideal for proposals, anniversaries and special events for two.
Chef Tasting Dinner for Two

  • $145 per person. A "bargain" quoted from every couple (and small intimate group) that has experienced this.
  • Wine pairings from our house selections
  • Sample many appetizers, entrées and desserts. (10 courses!)
  • Only one seating per night at 6:00pm (5pm Sundays). "Come hungry, come sober!". (Guests that are not Inn guests should make designated driver arrangements)

       EVERY couple or intimate group that has experienced this has mentioned this among one of their most memorable (positive) dining experiences. Romance begins here; the rest is up to you.

Inn guests can reserve dinner Sunday-Thursday evenings for a 6:00 seating. Regular restaurant hours and full menu apply for weekends. Our "Inn Guest Only" nights have become a very popular offering. ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED for mid-week dining. Appropriate tax and 20% gratuity will be added. 

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