Celebrating over 250 years of elegance and congenial tradition, Elim restaurant invites our guests on a truly exclusive historic experience on Saturday evenings.

The Chefs: Our chef couple team, Jim and Erica Young, create seasonal menus featuring ingredients from local Virginia farms. Jim is the executive chef, with Erica serving as sous and pastry chef. You’re sure to enjoy every bite of their classic American fare plates, with modern twists and unique creations.

The Experience: Since 1766, Henry Fry’s Elim, updated from the original name of Meander, has been known for the Fry family’s hospitality and fine food. Over the years the forefathers of America dined here, warmed by our fire and illuminated by candlelight. In 1823, Thomas Jefferson and Henry Fry held a gala dinner for General Lafayette to celebrate America’s new independence. Today we strive to keep the plantation’s traditions alive by providing a welcoming atmosphere and serving dishes featuring wild game and locally grown produce.

The Menu: Elim serves four courses, with two options per course. The diverse entrees feature the freshest of local foods and the bounties of the seasons, with your choice between two dishes.

The Wine: We are proud of our relationship with local winemakers and vineyards and strive to provide the best in Virginia wines. Suggestions of wine pairings complement our cuisine.

Dining Details: Our four-course dinner menu is served at 7:00pm on Saturday evenings.

The dinner cost is $65 per person, exclusive of taxes, with optional alcohol and gratuity. The flight of 4 Virginia wines with dinner is an additional $30. Wine may be purchased by the bottle or by the glass. Local Virginia beers are also available.

Hours & Reservations: Saturday evenings at 7:00 pm.

  • Dinner service is open to the public, in addition to the Inn guests. Reservations are required 24-hours in advance.
  • Private lunches (8-20 people) can be arranged with advanced notice/reservation for any day of the week.
  • Please call 540-672-4912 to make your reservation.

Dietary Accommodations: Special dietary needs, including allergies and special diets, are happily accommodated when possible. Be sure to include this information in the system when making your reservation, as well as share with the Innkeeper if something special is needed for your stay. Due to the limited size or our kitchen, we know that cross contamination is a possibility and are not able to fulfill stringent dietary issues with confidence.