To meet the COVID 19 protocol of providing guests with larger space, we have relocated our Dining Hall restaurant to our majestic and grand 1,300 square foot lobby, and we have renamed it The Colonnade because the room is framed by 10 Doric columns that bring harmony, beauty and unity to this room surrounded by its big windows and glass doors. Our Irvington, VA, restaurant offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that you can’t find anywhere else. We pride ourselves on being the best in farm-to-table and boat-to-table dining and seek out only the finest, locally sourced vegetables and seafood. Guests rave about and keep coming back for our exquisitely prepared dishes, and we invite you to dine with us to experience it for yourself!

Reservations are required and are encouraged to be made as far in advance as possible. Contact us now to reserve your spot. Your taste buds will thank you!


Fine Dining & Libations on the Patio


Our Chef Meseret’s refined and highly acclaimed dining experience previously served only in our Dining Hall will be expanded to include seating on our en plein air fountain patio filled with planters of flowers from roses and gardenias to herbs of rosemary, sage, and thyme used by our Chef. We are calling it Hooky – a place you can stay away from school or work without permission or explanation. Don’t you want to “play hooky”; and, be punished by beverages from our bar Detention to be followed by a magnificent dinner. At night, our hanging lights will add a sparkle to your evening.

Call 804-438-6053 for dinner reservations.


Virginia is For Oyster Lovers

What Makes Our Irvington, Virginia, Restaurant so Special?

The Colonnade and its patio venue Hooky offer a prix fixe menu and a table d'hôte fine dining experience. This enables Chef Meseret Crockett to showcase her talent and source local fare, especially rockfish, oysters, and crab. We buy our ingredients from local farms, and our seafood comes straight from the Rappahannock River and its coves, ensuring the utmost freshness and taste.

Our Irvington, Virginia, restaurant is open Thursday through Sunday to everyone with advanced reservations, and seating is limited to 20 guests. However, your table is yours for the evening. Reservations can be made on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for seatings between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. (Private events and other commitments could preempt our dinner schedule and can be arranged on Tuesdays and Thursdays).

Our delicious food speaks for itself, but our reviews are certainly impressive!

  • TripAdvisor Guest Rating of 5 out of 5: We’re the only restaurant within an hour’s drive with this guest rating on the #1 travel review site. And, we’ve held this honor for eight consecutive years!
  • Best meal I have had in a long time, and, maybe, like forever.” - Dave Parker (Travel Writer)
  • “Simply put, the meal was one of the best we've ever had.” - Dale Dunlop (Travel Writer)

Blanchards Coffee Roasting CompanyDessert and Espresso Bar

Serving Specialty Dessert Drinks and Digestifs

*Coffee provided by Blanchard's Coffee Roasting Co.

*Desserts: Panna Cotta ~ Mozart Chocolate Cheesecake ~ Limoncello Mousse

(Reservations are required for Chef Meseret’s dinners and highly recommended as seating is limited.)

Dessert Espresso Bar is available 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM Thursday through Monday


Reserve Your Table Today!

With an expert chef, the freshest ingredients, and a charming atmosphere, an evening in The Colonnade will be one you remember for a long time. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and indulge in one of the best meals you’ve ever had! Call 804-438-6053 and reserve your table today. We look forward to speaking with you!

Pair our exquisite cuisine with our elegant accommodations by booking a room with us! Our boutique inn has been featured as the Best of the South by Southern Living and was ranked as the most enchanting bed and breakfast in Virginia by!  

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