A number of outstanding restaurants are nestled in Orange, Virginia and the surrounding towns. Whether you are seeking a quick, casual meal after a long day of traveling, or an elegant feast paired with the perfect wines, our Virginia bed and breakfast is near many attractive eateries. For your convenience, we have listed some of our favorite regional Virginia restaurants below. When you arrive at the Holladay House, you may peruse our collection of menus to help you make your decision. We are happy to make reservations for you!
Elmwood at Sparks (only 1 block away!): Melding quality Virginia products with innovative dishes, Elmwood at Sparks offers a distinct local dining experience. Hundreds of our guests have eaten here and all have returned with great reviews. Executive Chef Randy Cooper showcases his blend of American and French training, and seeks out the finest ingredients from local purveyors. Chef Cooper updates his dinner menu each week, so each visit is a wonderfully unique treat!
Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday, 11am to 3pm, and dinner Thursday-Saturday, 6:00pm to 9pm.
Pomme (9 miles, 10-15 minute drive): The finest in classic French cuisine, featuring entrees for every palate. Our guests love the sophisticated yet casual atmosphere, the professional service, the extensive wine selection and the creative menu.
Open for lunch Tuesday-Sunday, 11:30am to 2:30pm, dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
Vintage (2 miles, 5 minute drive): Fully-restored historic mansion with a sleek contemporary interior design. Elegant nouveaux farm-to-fork American cuisine. All menus change with the seasons to guarantee the freshest most authentic flavors possible.
Open for dinner Wednesday - Saturday 5:30pm to 9:00pm, Sunday 5:30pm to 8:00pm.
Foti’s Restaurant (19 miles, 20-30 minute drive): Hailed by the Washingtonian in 2006 as one of the “100 very best restaurants,” Foti’s serves contemporary American cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Owner and chef Frank Maragos refined his talents at the famous Inn at Little Washington, and his culinary creations and superior service speak for themselves.
Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday 5:30pm to 9:30pm.
Piedmont Steakhouse (19 miles, 20-30 minute drive): Located in Downtown Culpeper, VA in an 1890’s historic brick building, the Piedmont Steakhouse features a fantastic classic steakhouse menu with a great bar and lounge area. Save room for the locally made pies!
Open for Monday through Saturday, lunch 11am - 2pm and dinner 5pm - 9pm.
La Finca (1 mile drive): Recently opened and quickly has become a guest favorite! Latin cuisine with a modern American twist, elegant plating, exciting specials and a fantastic wine list!
Open Monday - Saturday 11am to 9pm, Sunday 9am to 3pm. Closed Wednesdays.
The Light Well (2 blocks away!): An upscale tavern that now brews its own craft beer, the Light Well is the neighborhood spot where people come and let their hair down. Casual locally-sourced fare, great beer selection, wine, and cocktails. Live music on Fridays showcases the best musicians of the Virginia Piedmont, the Shenandoah Valley, and beyond. Acoustic, Jazz, Traditional, Singer-Songwriter, Rock, and Country - it's all there!
Open for lunch and dinner Wednesday - Saturday starting 11am; Sunday 11am - 3pm.
The BBQ Exchange (10 miles, 10-15 minute drive): The BBQ Exchange is the culmination of a 37-year culinary journey Craig and Donna Hartman have taken from the Culinary Institute of America to Gordonsville, VA with experiences from the Rockies to the Catskills and lots of stops in between. Craig's love of all things cooking, and especially over a live fire, led them to a deep love for old school, slow-cooked BBQ. Featuring hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork, beef and chicken with a ton of homemade sides, pickles and desserts!
Open 11am to 8pm daily.
Silk Mill Grille (1/2 mile, 2-5 minute drive, 15 minute walk): Silk Mill Grille offers a casual dining experience rich in Orange County’s history. Located in a former silk mill (which produced most of the parachutes used by U.S. troops in World War II), dinners are affordable and the atmosphere unique. Steak, poultry, seafood, dinner salads, and sandwiches are all on the menu.
Open Tuesday-Sunday for lunch and dinner.
Flavor on Main (19 miles, 20-30 minute drive): Located in Downtown Culpeper on Main Street, Flavor on Main provides American cuisine, creative cocktails, and a vibrant social atmosphere, all in an elegant speakeasy-styled dining room.
Open Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm to 10:00pm.
Palladio (13 miles, 15-20 minute drive): Bringing the finest authentic Northern Italian cuisine to central Virginia. With commanding views of Barboursville Vineyards, Palladio Restaurant is a regional gem that attracts visitors from across the state. Palladio is unique for its four course dining experience, with each course accompanied by the perfect Barboursville wine.
Open for lunch Wednesday-Sunday noon to 2:30pm, and dinner Friday-Saturday 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Reservations required. Palladio is CLOSED in January.
Inn at Meander Plantation (8 miles, 10-15 minute drive): Stunning Blue Ridge mountain views at this eighteenth-century plantation create the quintessential Virginia dining experience. The Inn at Meander Plantation serves hors d'oeuvres at 6pm and a prix-fixe 5-course menu at 7pm. Virginia wine flights are available.
Open Thursday - Saturday for dinner.
Thai Culpeper (19 miles, 20-25 minute drive): Located in the historic Lord Culpeper Hotel on South Main Street, Thai Culpeper is a fusion of Old Virginia architecture and Asian cuisine. Boasts an extensive selection of common favorites as well as several delicious chef specials.
Open 11am to 10pm Tuesday - Sunday.
The Bavarian Chef (15 miles, 20 minute drive): Authentic German menu in an Old World atmosphere. Meals are hearty, rich, and delicious. The extensive selection of German beers is a nice compliment to the meal.
Open Wednesday-Saturday 4:30pm-9pm and Sunday 11:30am to 9pm.
El Vaquero West (1/2 mile, 2-3 minute drive, 15 minute walk): El Vaquero West is a local favorite. Serving authentic Mexican fare, prices are affordable, service is fantastic, and the food is delicious. Great place to go for lunch or a casual dinner.
Open daily for lunch and dinner.