Italian Chefs' Table

April 13, 2024

Reservations Required. Limited to 20 Guests.

The Colonnade

Discover “The Best Chesapeake Bay Hotel” Restaurant in 2022 “For Foodies”

– TripSavvy “The 7 Best Chesapeake Bay Hotels Of 2022”

Our fine dining experience in our majestic and grand 1,300 square foot lobby is guaranteed to exceed your expectations. We call 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 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.

Colonnade Patio

Fine Dining & Libations on the Patio

Our Chef Meseret’s refined and highly acclaimed dining experience previously served only at The Colonnade now also includes 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. At night, our hanging lights will add a sparkle to your evening.

For dinner or cocktails before dinner, enjoy this lovely outdoor dining experience.

Reservations are required and are encouraged to be made as far in advance as possible.

Call 804-438-6053 for dinner reservations.

Chesapeake Bay magazine describes us as “first class” and they “recommend you treat this like a popular New York City restaurant and make reservations well in advance”

The Colonnade Menu

Evening Dinner

Table D’Hote (prix fixe) – Four Courses – $145* per person

*Not inclusive of alcohol, taxes, and service charge

Alcohol and Specialty Coffees are additional

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

This is a not to be missed culinary treat!

Please call (804) 438-6053 to make the required reservation.

*During our quiet season, we require a minimum of 6 dinner reservations in order to provide dining service.

(Private events and other commitments could preempt our dinner schedule.)

Meet the Chef

Ms. Crockett, the Executive Chef, and Manager at the Hope & Glory Inn and Vineyard was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and was educated in French schools. She is a graduate of the Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Fluent in five languages, it is not uncommon for her to speak Italian, French, and German when recommending wines from those countries. She is also known to the producers of the Food Network, having hosted them for dinner at the Hope and Glory Inn!

In 2018, she was invited to New York to attend a Food Network Cooking School event for Chef Marcus Samuelsson. Last year, Samuelsson was the honoree at the James Beard Foundation’s Chefs & Champagne event. He joined a list of predecessors including Martha Stewart, Thomas Keller, Daniel Boulud, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Emeril Lagasse, and more. Chef Crockett is also known to celebrity Chef Tom Colicchio, a five-time James Beard Award winner and a past guest of the Hope and Glory Inn!

This past Spring, Chef Meseret was invited to spend several days cooking with Patrick O’Connell and his talented team at the 3 Michelin Star Inn at Little Washington.

What Makes Our Irvington, Virginia, Restaurant so Special?

The Colonnade 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’s seating is limited to 20 guests. However, your table is yours for the evening. You should expect to spend 2 to 2 ½ hours dining with us – it’s a culinary experience.

Reservations can be made for Thursday – Sunday for seating’s between 6:30 and 7:00 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 excerpts from our recent guest reviews are certainly impressive!

“We ate…at Inn at little Washington…her meal was better” “unbelievable chef” “truly a memorable experience” “nothing less than spectacular” “a joy to all who meet her” “amazing and personalized dinner” “food was phenomenal” “impeccable service” “incredible food and service” “a true gem in eastern Virginia” “you will never be disappointed” “possibly the best food and evening we have ever shared” “each bite a taste sensation” “a fabulous gastronomical event” “a Michelin star class plus restaurant in Irvington, Va” “absolutely one of the best I can remember” “chef is a consummate professional” “an amazing food experience” “The Hope and Glory is an acknowledged gem and its superb restaurant shines with equal radiance.”

* Excerpted From recent Guest Reviews on Trip Advisor and Google 

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 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!