Frequently Asked Questions
Pricing and Payment
Reservation Options and Pricing -
We have one seating at 7:00pm with one multi-course tasting dinner for $138 per guest. We'll serve 6 - 9 courses, depending on the menu. When you arrive, you can add:
Wine pairing: $75
Reserve Wine pairing: $90 and up (varies by evening)
Wine by the glass: (menu upon arrival)
Wine by the bottle: (menu upon arrival)
French Press Coffee or Tea
(a la carte pricing may change; refer to menu upon arrival)
Why Do You Take Deposits?
When you book your table, we charge a $50 deposit per guest up front. Our dining room seats just 20 guests (about 6 tables), so we’ll be collecting and preparing ingredients especially for your visit. A deposit system allows us to anticipate your arrival and provide you with a truly special dining experience at the best possible price.
What does my balance due include?
On the morning of your arrival, your credit card will be charged the following:
Balance on dinner(s) minus deposit paid
9.3% Virginia state and local tax
When you arrive, you can add beverages to your tab which will be charged to your card on file. Let us know before the end of your meal if you'd like to pay a different way for those items.
As much as possible, we prefer all transactions to happen behind the scenes so you can just sit back, relax and let us serve you!
Can I Split the Tab?
Splitting the tab with your dining companions is easy. When making your reservation, you'll see a "Split Tab" button. Enter the email address(es) of your dining companions and the number of people in their party. They'll get an email invitation to enter their credit card information and pay their portion of the bill. They must agree to split the tab before the morning of your booking, or your credit card will automatically be charged the balance.
If you didn't split the tab while making the reservation, but there are still a few days before your dinner, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the email address(es) of the guests with whom you'd like to split the tab and we can invite them to do so on your behalf.
If you didn't split the tab before dinner and your dining companion(s) wish to pay for all or part of the meal afterward, we're happy to provide an itemized total so you can settle up separately; we don't issue full or partial refunds for the purpose of splitting the tab.
More than five (5) days before your booking time:
Five (5) or fewer days before your booking time:
Your deposit is non-refundable.
On the day of your reservation (or if you do not arrive for your reservation):
If a date you want is already full, you can sign up for the wait list through our reservation system. The icon appears at the top and bottom of the reservation grid (and pops up automatically when there's no availability). Once you sign up, you'll be notified by email (along with anyone else on the waiti list) if a table has re-opened. The table will go to the first person to log into our reservation system and confirm the booking. Joining the wait list won't notifiy you of tables that are newly opened on our reservation system - only those that are available to re-book.
When are New Reservations Released?
What days are you open?
Neighborhood Bars and Breweries
We don’t have a bar and generally run our schedule close to our seating time, so we recommend having a pre-dinner drink at one of our neighborhood drinkeries, all within walking distance (please check their web sites for business hours):
Bar Francis, 3710 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville (full bar, a three-minute walk)
Hopkins Ordinary Aleworks, 47 Main Street, Sperryville (micro-brewery, a three-minute walk)
Pen Druid, 3863 Sperryville Pike, Sperryville (micro-brewery, a brisk 1-mile walk)
If the National Weather Service issues a weather warning for our region, we’ll be closed for the evening and we’ll work with you to reschedule your dinner with us. We'll be sure to communicate with you if messy weather is in the forecast. If we're not closed, but you'd rather stay off the roads because of potentially hazardous weather, please give us as much notice as possible so we'll have an opportunity to re-book your table. In this situation, we'll issue you a full refund if we're able to re-book your table.
Increase or Decrease in Party Size
Once you've booked your reservation, the number of guests in your party is fixed, so you'll need to email us to increase or decrease your party size. Here's how it works: