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Goodstone Carriage House - Conservatory at Goodstone, Middleburg, VA

Conservatory at Goodstone

4.5
4.5
242 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Goodstone Inn offers two unique dining experiences on 265 acres of rolling hillside and farmland in beautiful Middleburg, VA.

Please take note of your reservation date and time, as the Bistro and Conservatory have differing hours of operation. To view our current menu, please visit www.Goodstone.com.

The Conservatory at Goodstone is an elegant Fine Dining experience offering upscale Contemporary American cuisine focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Tasting Events and memorable Dinner Experiences are scheduled throughout the year.

The Conservatory is open for dinner Wednesday - Sunday from 5 - 9 pm. Guests 14 and older are welcome to dine with us.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, French / American, Global, International
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (540) 687-3333
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    The Conservatory at Goodstone will strive to cater to your needs. Advance notice for special requests is required for private parties. We offer private and semi-private events across our property in our Manor House, Wine Cellar, Bistro, Conservatory and Al fresco by the pool. For catering and event inquiries contact events@goodstone.com
  • Private party facilities
    Immerse in refined elegance at Goodstone Inn for all of your private dining needs. Choose from our wine cellar, glass Conservatory, cozy Bistro, or historic Manor House. With tailored menus, fine wines, and impeccable service, create unforgettable moments. Book now!
  • Private party contact
    Jefferson Van Allen: (540) 773-2523
  • Neighbourhood
    Middleburg
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Romantic

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Romantic

242 Reviews
  1. Disappointed

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an excellent choice if you are ready to spend some money for an exceptional evening. The food is superb, the atmosphere elegant, and the service was excellent. They could use a few more dessert choices. We have been going there since it opened and will certainly go back. We haven't stayed there yet, but definitely plan to.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I thought all the food was seasoned very well, and tasty. It was a buffet, so some of the food was not as hot as I would have liked to have eaten, but the taste made up for that. The musicians did a great job during our time there. The staff was very attentive and made sure that you were taken care of.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting, mimosas, a nice assortment of tasty food, wonderful acoustic musicians and excellent service! All made our Mothers Day celebration a real treat! Thank you!!

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  4. JoseV

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there for a Mother’s Day brunch. Overall a great location. Unfortunately, it was confusing what was pre charged and what we actually paid on the day of the event. Food was good. Service was great. Location was excellent. We will try the bistro next.

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  5. Edgar

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting in a glassed in area of the inn and restaurant. Service was impeccable. We had the four course Chef's tasting menu. All selections were highest caliber in taste and presentation. If you want fine dining in an elegant setting, I recommend the Conservatory at Goodstone.

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  6. Wahoodoc

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an outstanding culinary experience here. We were warmly greeted at the entrance to the Inn, and everything just got better and better after that! The ambiance was perfect, the staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient, and all of the food courses were delicious and well-prepared. This was the perfect way to celebrate our 56th anniversary! I would recommend the Conservatory to anyone who enjoys fine dining at its best.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Worst dining experience in last 10 years. 4 hours to eat lunch because the service was slow, and food was not prepared properly. Watched people at other tables leave because they were tired eating for the food courses to be delivered. No bread available and even the ice tea was undrinkable.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated Easter with family and had a great visit. Set menu, staff very knowledgeable and service was impeccable. Great selection of wine and cocktails. Highly recommend everyone to give this place a try. We’ll definitely be back soon!

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  9. psc123

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Easter tasting menu. Delicious. Perfect pairings. Great service. Lovely setting

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. Food and service were exceptional. Ambiance was second to none.

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  11. MarkReston

    Washington DC

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! One of the best meals we ever experienced! We arrived early for our 5 pm reservation and had drinks in the bar. I asked our bartender, Payton, to make me something novel and I was not disappointed. We enjoyed sipping our drinks in the beautiful, wood paneled lobby. Later, we went into the Conservatory, to find that Payton was also to be our waiter. We opted for the Chef's Tasting Menu with one substitution, since I don't eat beef. They happily complied and my wife and I enjoyed the most interesting and delicious meal. I am not an adventurous eater and there were one or two things I would not normally have ordered, but I would have been missing out on some exceptional dishes. And each course was artfully displayed. Add to that the great atmosphere: sitting in a beautiful glass room, surrounded by forest, in front of the fireplace, very attentive service, it all made for one of our best dining experiences ever! Thank you, Goodstone.

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  12. CatFan

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary. Excellent from start to finish. Extras from the chef were a nice surprise.

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  13. CassandraM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful way to celebrate our Anniversary. The food was excellent as was the staff. They went above and beyond to make it a special evening.

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  14. VAGuy

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over priced mediocre food. Awesome service and great location.

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  15. Idoc

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. Food was incredible. Would keep coming back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed an incredible birthday here with the chefs tasting menu with glorious wine pairing. Cant wait to return in the future!

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  17. JPdaisy

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were disappointed that the upstairs bar was not open (as were other guests) and we had to wait 15 min after our reservation time to be seated, but after we got past those 2 hurdles, we had a really nice dinner.

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  18. PeterK

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Bar was closed in the foyer so we could not buy drinks while waiting for our seating time . Atmosphere was excellent. Food was excellent! Service was average (waitress forgot to bring my second drink). Very pricey . Would expect better service for what we paid.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service. Looking forward to returning again.

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  20. PaigeC

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tasting menu at the Conservatory at Goodstone is truly an experience not to be missed! The food was outrageous and the wine pairings were sheer perfection. The service was impeccable. I highly recommend this dining adventure to anyone looking to be impressed!

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  21. ColbyS

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals with best flavors I've ever had, I'd highly recommend it to any foodies out there.

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  22. JerryF

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rustic and secluded in a remote setting that excels in great service and scrumptious food. Went on a week day that only had three couples present. This was the reason for outstanding service. Enjoyed all courses with mixed drinks. Did not order wine. For special occasions I would recommend this restaurant

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  23. ThomasG

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a nice quiet and romantic dinner setting. The food from the starters to the entrees were excellent. The service was impeccable and attentive. The overall setting and experience would highly recommend for a nice quiet dinner.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined here before and always enjoyed our meals. We reserved the New Years Eve experience on Open Table - the description was very misleading- we were under the impression that the fixed price menu was $100 per person with a wine pairing at $125 per person. Our meal was not up to the usual standards, two courses were not hot when served. Our final course never arrived, and when the check arrived, the cost was $225 per person plus the wine pairing, not the $100 which had been charged in advance on Open Table. Two other tables by us had the same reaction as ours when their bills arrived. I sent an email the following day letting Goodstone know of our concerns- and received a call this evening, three days later, saying they were sorry, and they agreed that the Open Table description was not clear, and hoped we would continue to dine there - not likely.

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  25. Novagourmet

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    3.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very salty. The beef wellington was not a true beef wellington with a pate wrap. The pastry dough wrap for it was undercooked and soggy. The turbot was tiny and luke warm. Don’t know where the oyster was for the first course. It was minced garnish inside an oyster shell. Open table did not mention the price per person. Just a $100 per person charge. No mention of a New Years Eve price per person. Food was not worth a $633.00 tab.

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  26. JeffC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my mother for a New Year’s Eve dinner and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tasting menu paired with an exceptional wine list made for a special evening for my mom on her 77th New Years!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. Especially the sauces and accompaniments to the dishes. The service was very attentive but I didn’t need quite as much detail while they were presenting the dishes. Like I was hungry and after listening to the description for 15 or 20 seconds I started eating and they were still talking, and I was thinking: yes, I know what it is, because it is already in my mouth. And now it is in my stomach and I am still hearing about it. Very well-intentioned but not necessary. The “conservatory” is basically a glass addition to the building which is not quite as grand as what it looks like in the pictures, but it’s nice. There was a cozy fire. What was not as fire, as the kids say, was the Coldplay in the background. Like not one song, but the better part of an album? Anyway, they redeemed themselves later with The XX, Broken Social Scene, and Dope Lemon. But then some random jazz. Whatever. Just no more Coldplay please. Great wine list by the bottle but wish they had a little more selection by the glass (white: one sauv blanc, one (good) pinot blanc, two chard; red: one pinot noir, one bordeaux, two others I forget). But at least it was reasonably priced. What was not as reasonably priced was some of the food. I had veal for the main. It was $85. It was excellent! But probably not worth $85! Most mains were between $45-65, so I am partly to blame I suppose. Yolo. Overall, definitely worth going if you are staying at the Salamander or someplace else nearby. And maybe worth the extra expense, too, since while eating at the Salamander etc is a little cheaper, that doesn’t make it a better value.

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  28. CarrieG

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every single way imaginable, the food, wine, service and ambiance made our Christmas even more magical.

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  29. NicoleR

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic Christmas meal while we were on the road! I highly recommend dinner there but we will also be coming back to spend a weekend!

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  30. Ricochet

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second year of dining with the Conservatory at Goodstone was again outstanding. Please forward our sincere appreciation to Brandon, our server, for his excellent service, along with the supporting staff. Best, Ric and Ann Rader

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  31. MinniePearl

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely Amazing! Food courses…Wine Pairing… and Ambience are Exceptional!!! I have been a patron for 14 years and each time I have visited for various holidays has been Memorable!!! I absolutely love the remodeling to experience more of the Middleburg Beauty… Goodstone is a very Sacred Place to create Beautiful Memories!!! I highly recommend for any time you want a very special culinary and ambience experience to remember 💖

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  32. redsun33

    Washington DC

    136 reviews

    4.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Years ago Goodstone was one of our favorite restaurants. Then came a time they struggled. I am happy to say THEY'RE BACK! Good food, good service and a great setting.

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  33. AnnW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine dining. Love the food and we would like to do the same but may try to go at daytime so we can see how beautiful it is outside.

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  34. Luvtoeatgoodfood

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Goodstone is such a wonderful experience. It is not a value restaurant, but provides a variety of small plates and it is so very beautiful around the holidays! We love it though we only go occasionally due to the prices.

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  35. JohnC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef John, servers Natalie and Brandon were excellent. Made us feel we were the most important guests ever. Beautiful facility.

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  36. MarieC

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner at Goodstone, in spite of being 40 minutes late because of the shuttle back to the car from Christmas in Middleburg. The staff were very gracious about it and did not rush us through our meal. The filet was outstanding and the chef sent oysters to the table which I could not have due to allergies. He then sent out an amazing treat of oxtail in an eggshell that was absolutely delicious. Cheers to the chef! Our server, Brandon, was impeccable. He was attentive, made suggestions on courses, and had a wonderful sense of humor.

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  37. DougG

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent for Thanksgiving Dinner. Lovely to see friends and the service was wonderful.

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  38. LizS

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Many thanks for a lovely Thanksgiving celebration!

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  39. Italophile

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We have not been to the Goodstone to eat for several years now, in part because of a changeover in the key personnel, but also because the last time we were there, it wasn’t so great. We held great hopes that it would be terrific, especially since the bread and the complementary oysters were terrific. I’ve not had better bread in a long time at any restaurant. The salads were also well above the standard. Unfortunately, what fell down was the main courses. We shared bites of each of our courses with one another. The steak was very good. The venison OK, as it had a good taste, but was a little dry which venison tends to be if it’s even remotely overcooked, my fish was OK, but again a bit dried and overcooked, and one person ordered the monkfish which looked as if it was still frozen in the center when it arrived.(kudos to them because they comped the monkfish when she returned it!) We will try it once more and hope that theproblems with the main courses will be rectified . Our wait staff was quite uneducated about the menu and was obviously new and untrained. One expects more when the bill for four people is $125 apiece without tip. Fingers crossed that the main courses can come up to the quality of the first courses. If so, they will be golden !

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  40. mycva

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Goodstone is an upscale Inn and restaurant. Beautiful setting. The food was very good but a little inconsistent. Lobster Bisque was mediocre and I was thrown off by the citrus bites in it and I found them too strong. The Rockfish was quite good but it was in competition with the tomato sauce in the pasta. The beef tenderloin was great. The beet salad was great. Over all we found the service was not welcoming. It is quite dark in the parking lot at night and we struggled to find the right entrance. The hostess was did not welcome us. No coat check was offered. No napkins at the table. Waiter was maybe in over his head? Sommelier was very helpful. The prices are steep and the setting is beautiful but the service and food was not up to par.

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FAQs

Conservatory at Goodstone is rated 4.5 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Conservatory at Goodstone

36205 Snake Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Middleburg
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, French / American, Global, International
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (540) 687-3333
  • Catering
    The Conservatory at Goodstone will strive to cater to your needs. Advance notice for special requests is required for private parties. We offer private and semi-private events across our property in our Manor House, Wine Cellar, Bistro, Conservatory and Al fresco by the pool. For catering and event inquiries contact events@goodstone.com
  • Private party facilities
    Immerse in refined elegance at Goodstone Inn for all of your private dining needs. Choose from our wine cellar, glass Conservatory, cozy Bistro, or historic Manor House. With tailored menus, fine wines, and impeccable service, create unforgettable moments. Book now!
  • Private party contact
    Jefferson Van Allen: (540) 773-2523
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