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During your stay at Chestnut Hill, you will want to take some time to savor a few delicious meals at the fine Virginia restaurants in our region. From casual to elegant dining, the restaurants in and around Charlottesville and Orange, VA offer a fabulous range of cuisine to please every palate. We will be happy to make reservations at local restaurants and other area activities on your behalf.

Below is a list of some of the Charlottesville area restaurants you might enjoy.


The Barbeque Exchange
(9 Miles from Chestnut Hill Inn)
 Featuring hickory-smoked and slow roasted pork shoulders and spareribs. Located at: 102 Martinsburg Avenue, Gordonsville, Virginia
Telephone:  (540) 832-0227

The Bavarian Chef
(15 Miles West of Chestnut Hill Inn)
The Bavarian Chef has been operated continuously by the Thalwitz family since its opening in 1974. Its cuisine is distinctively German and all the food is prepared onsite using Thalwitz recipes. Its recipes are sought after but can only be discovered with the senses. Acclaimed in magazines such as Bon App├ętit. Entrees from $15 - $24. Located at: 5102 South Seminole Trail, Madison, Virginia.
Telephone: (540) 948-6505


C&O Restaurant
(25 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
The C&O has maintained the highest standards of quality and intimacy throughout its expansion and continues to reap accolades for its menu, wine list and service. Entrees from $19 - $38. Located at: 515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Telephone: (434) 971-7044


Crozet Pizza

(45 Miles S/W of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Recognized as the best pizza in many guides! National Geographic's "Best in World", Foder's, Travel Guide "Best in State" and "Best in USA" Washington Post - "A Destination Restaurant" Washington Post - "Road Trip." Monday - Friday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Located at: 5794 Three Notch Road, Crozet Virginia 22932.
Telephone: (434) 823-2132


(38 Miles S/W of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Casual fine dining restaurant located five miles west of Charlottesville in the village of Ivy, Virginia. Their menu changes daily, allowing their chefs to use the best ingredients seasonally available. They have an extensive wine list, a full bar and a very experienced service staff. Located at: Route 250 (Ivy Road), approximately five miles west of Charlottesville, Virginia. 4372 Ivy Road Charlottesville, Virginia. Telephone: (434) 293-8352 


El Vaquero
(1/2 Mile from Chestnut Hill Inn)
Authentic Mexican food prepared to perfection. El Vaquero offers a full menu featuring stuffed burritos, loaded nachos, fajitas, quesadillas, and more. Entrees from $8 - $14. Located at: 215 N. Madison Highway, Orange, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 672-3800


Fleurie Restaurant

(28 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Contemporary, French, fine dining. Fleurie's elegant atmosphere, stellar wine list and innovative menu are sure to produce an unforgettable meal. Fleurie is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy masterfully prepared dishes and intimate service. Located at: 108 3rd Street, N.E. Charlottesville, Virginia. Telephone: (434) 971 7800


Forked on Main
(3 Blocks from Chestnut Hill Inn)
Forked on Main is a casual, contemporary American eatery. Lunch served Tuesday - Saturday from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Snacks served Thursday through Saturday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Dinner served Thursday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Located at 124 West Main Street, Orange, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 306-7660. 


Foti's Restaurant
(19 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Fine food and tradition unleashed! Providing superior service and an extensive menu. If you're ready for a new fine-dining experience, it's time to visit Foti's. The superb service, delicate flavors, and extraordinary wines rival those of the finest restaurants in the Washington, D.C., area. Indeed, owners Frank and Sue Maragos refined their talents at the world-famous Inn at Little Washington http://www.theinnatlittlewashington.com/ prior to opening Foti's in 2005. Entrees from $18 - $35. Located at: 219 E. Davis Street, Culpeper, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 829-8400.


Gusto Di Vita

(1/2 Mile from Chestnut Hill Inn)

Specialty Espresso drinks made with brewed Espresso and signature chocolate made with real cocoa,  fruit smoothies, candy bar drinks, 13 flavors of tea including Chai, and, freshly baked Biscotti.  Treat yourself to a delicious specialty drink with the convenience of a drive-thru kiosk in the Orange Park & Shop plaza located at 181 N. Madison Road, Orange, Virginia.


(28 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. They also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Located at: 101 West Main Street Charlottesville, Virginia 22902 (at First & Main Streets). Telephone: (434) 295-6649


Happy Garden
(1/2 Mile from Chestnut Hill Inn)
Great Oriental cuisine. Entrees from $10. Located at: 130 E. Main Street, Orange, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 672-1044


Hazel River Inn

(19 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
An excellent restaurant located in a historic building offering an extensive menu of American foods with a historic flair. This building is now a showpiece of world class cuisine produced by Chef Peter Stogbuchner. Entrees from $18 - $30. Located at: 195 E. Davis Street, Culpeper, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 825-7148


The Inn at Meander Plantation
(7 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
An exquisite four-course gourmet dinner at a historic inn. Their mouthwatering menu and graceful dining room offer the perfect setting for an elegant evening in the heart of Virginia's wine country. Entrees from $65. Dinner served Thursday-Saturday. Located at: 2333 N. James Madison Highway, Locust Dale, Virginia. Telephone: (800) 385-4936


It's About Thyme
(19 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
A popular restaurant for European country cuisine with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and herbs. Enjoy the feel of Old World Europe, complete with slow cooked foods, a casual atmosphere and good company. Entrees from $15. Located at: 128 E. Davis Street, Culpeper, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 825-4264


Keswick Hall
(22 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Keswick Hall's award-winning restaurant, Fossett's, features expansive three-sided floor to ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic views of the Estate's pristine landscape and the beautiful Southwest Mountains beyond. Situated adjacent to the restaurant, the bar features specialty and signature drinks. With their exquisite U-bar, terrace and fireside seating, and live music, Fossett's Bar is the place to see and be seen. Located at: 701 Club Drive, Keswick, Virginia. Telephone: (434) 979-3440


The Lafayette Inn
(25 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Check out their popular "Chef Tasting" dinner for two held in an intimate setting gently lit by candlelight with one seating per night. Many weekends maintain a waiting list! Their kitchen personally assures a wonderful and carefully selected culinary experience, from the first appetizer through the dessert. Specially selected wine pairings for each "Chef Tasting" and "commentary" provided about each offering as well! It's romantic dining for two, ideal for proposals, anniversaries and special events. Located at: 146 Main Street, Standardsville, Virginia. Telephone: (434) 985-6345



(19 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Northern Italian cuisine served in a comfortable atmosphere. Entrees from $12 - $24. Serving dinner and lunch Monday thru Saturday (closed Tuesday's). Located at: 702 S. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 829-9788


The Madison Inn
(20 Miles West of Chestnut Hill Inn)
A unique and cozy restaurant offering an extensive menu that changes quarterly with many local favorites. Entrees from $17 - $30. Located at: 217 North Main Street, Madison, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 948-5095

Mario's Italian Restaurant
(1/2 Mile from Chestnut Hill Inn)
Lunch and Dinner buffet. Operated by an Italian family offering an extensive menu. Well patronized by the locals. Entrees from $8.00. Located at: 153 E. Main Street, Orange, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 672-3344.


(29 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Nestled inside the Main Street Market in Charlottesville, Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar is the newest addition to a successful culinary Mecca that for 5 years has resounded with good taste. Now, food enthusiasts will not only marvel at the offerings of the Market's resident baker, chocolatier, organic butcher, fishmonger, and artisan grocer, but they will experience how all these passions coalesce in a memorable dining experience. Located at: 416 W. Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.  Telephone: (434) 975-ORZO (6796)

Palladio at Barboursville Winery
(13 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Excellent Northern Italian gourmet cuisine prepared by Executive Chef Melissa Close. Four-course $65, with wine accompanying each course $90+. Lunch $28-$52. Created to be the culinary expression of this estate's unalterable vision - that the touchstone of nourishment is beauty, and of beauty, nourishment - Palladio has been cited time and again for surpassing all assumptions, with dining of arresting sympathy for the palate, the eye, and the spirit. Located at: 17655 Winery Road, Barboursville, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 832-7848

(9 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Highly rated authentic French cuisine prepared by Master Chef Gerard Gasparini. Now open for dinner on Sundays. Entrees from $19 to $39. - Located at: 115 S. Main Street, Gordonsville, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 832-0130


Prospect Hill Inn
(24 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Dining at Prospect Hill Plantation is an unusual culinary experience. The Sheehan family is continuing the tradition that goes back to 1874 when the Overton family first began taking in guests after the Civil War. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy a complimentary refreshment while acquainting themselves with fellow diners by a crackling fire, stroll the grounds or explore the wine cellar. Located at: 2887 Poindexter Road, Louisa, Virginia. Telephone: (800) 277-0844

Silk Mill Grill
(1/2 Mile from Chestnut Hill Inn)
Sports Bar and restaurant serving dinner sandwiches, chicken, seafood and beef in former silk mill complex. Entrees from $9 - 19. Silk Mill Grille is a family owned and operated business which offers not only great food at affordable prices but an atmosphere rich in Orange County's history. Located at: 101-A Woodmark Street, Orange, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 672-4010



(28 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Ten approaches traditional Japanese dishes as if they were works of modern art. The superior ingredients are the building blocks of inspiration and the plates are crafted to please both the palate and the eye. Superior products are used and the seafood arrives daily from fishing auctions in Japan and Hawaii. Beyond the incredibly fresh sushi, the menu features a variety of hot and cold ala carte items and offers many choices for vegetarians as well as non-seafood eaters. Located at: 120B E. Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Telephone: (434) 295-6691

Thai Culpeper

(19 Miles North of Chestnut Hill Inn)
Thai Culpeper can be found in the historic Lord Culpeper Hotel on South Main Street. Fresh Thai cuisine offering a selection of standard favorites as well as several unique daily specials. Located at: 401 S. Main Street, Culpeper, Virginia. Telephone: (540) 829-0777


(28 Miles South of Chestnut Hill Inn)
It's hard to imagine having an unpleasant meal at Zocalo. The food and atmosphere are both creative and zippy, without being over-the-top or pretentious. Zocalo has one of the best outdoor dining spots on the downtown mall. Located at: 201 E Main St (2nd St) Charlottesville, Virginia. Telephone: (434) 977-4944

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