Montpelier Restaurant and Bar: My Experience in Pictures

Sleek. Contemporary. Welcoming. Locally sourced.

These are just a few of the words that come to mind as I think about the new Montpelier Restaurant and Bar that has opened here in Harrisonburg!

Montpelier is the in-house fine dining establishment for Hotel Madison, the official hotel of JMU (in partnership with the city of Harrisonburg). It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, for both guests of the hotel, students, and the community at-large. Montpelier is considered upscale casual, and it seats about 180 patrons. In addition, there is the Dolley Madison private dining room for special occasions and events. 

The soft opening was in September, and my husband and I took advantage of the opportunity to have a date-night dining experience ūüôā Here is some of what we saw and experienced:

Making an Entrance

Photo credit: Denedriane Dean

This is the view of the restaurant from the front of Hotel Madison. The hotel offers valet parking not too far from the door, so that you can go right into Montpelier from the front.

 

Photo credit: Denedriane Dean

 

Photo credit: Dee Dean

Here we have the entrance from inside the hotel. The view offers signature artwork and lighting that add to the contemporary feel.

Inside Montpelier Restaurant

Photo credit: Dee Dean
Beautiful seating at Montpelier Restaurant
Beautiful seating at Montpelier Restaurant.
Photo credit: Denedriane Dean
Photo credit: Dee Dean

 

Photo credit: Denedriane Dean

Montpelier offers a range of seating options, from the bar area to seating in the main dining room.

…And the Food

Photo credit: Denedriane Dean
succulent pork ribs from the menu
succulent pork ribs from the menu
Photo credit: Dee Dean
Photo credit: Dee Dean

Montpelier is proud to offer farm-to-table cuisine, locally sourced from the Shenandoah Valley. My husband and I enjoyed some unique twists (southern style) on tried and true favorites, like pork ribs, salmon, cheddar grits, and collard greens.

We enjoyed both the food and the service. In my opinion, Montpelier is a fine and suitable addition to all that JMU and Harrisonburg have to offer guests and visitors.

You can find out more about Montpelier Restaurant and Bar here: https://www.montpelierrestaurant.com

Here’s to fine dining in the Valley!

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