11 unique restaurants that roll out the red carpet for groups
The Fredericksburg, VA, region’s culinary scene is quickly gaining notoriety among state and national food authorities. Within the counties of Stafford and Spotsylvania and the city of Fredericksburg, you’ll find an array of independent restaurants that can provide a memorable experience for groups of all sizes.
The Fredericksburg Regional Tourism Partnership can help match your group with the exact spot that meets your needs for capacity, location, cuisine, ambiance and more.
Here is a sampling of the variety of restaurants that stand ready to welcome your group. Many of these restaurants can work with planners to arrange private dining space and customized menus.
103 W. Cambridge St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22405
Amy’s (pictured above) is a popular neighborhood eatery situated in a 200-year-old building in historic Falmouth, on the banks of the Rappahannock River. Serving casual home-style cooking, Amy’s can accommodate groups of up to 50 people. An outdoor patio with ceiling fans offers a glimpse of the surrounding village of Falmouth and is easily accessed from the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail. Amy’s is just down the hill from Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and is a convenient stop on the way to George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm.
200 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
Serving authentic German food from Fredericksburg’s former train station, the family-owned Bavarian Chef is a unique food destination with quite a following around the state of Virginia. The elegant interior can accommodate groups of up to 100. The restaurant has a dedicated group menu available by reservation to guaranteed parties of 20 or more guests.
1 Towne Centre Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA, 22407
A large and airy space adorned with columns and marble finishes sets an elegant tone for a group meal at this Italian restaurant within the Village at Towne Centre shopping and dining development in Spotsylvania County. Bravo! is easily accessible from Interstate 95 at exit 130, and private and semi-private seating for 6 to 60 guests.
503 Sophia St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
This restaurant, bar and event space in the heart of historic Downtown Fredericksburg offers excellent views of the Rappahannock River. Brock’s has three separate banquet rooms available for private dining, and can work with groups to provide banquet-style meals. Brock’s can accommodate groups of 15 up to 200 people. The restaurant is within walking distance of the Fredericksburg Visitor Center and downtown’s main shopping district.
917 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
You’ll get all the charm of dining inside a 200-year-old building in historic Downtown Fredericksburg at Capital Ale House, with its exposed wood beams and brick, but what your guests won’t forget is the 80-foot-long bar with 66 local and imported craft beers on tap. Capital Ale has three private dining areas. One is a display beer cellar that can accommodate 25 people. A game room complete with three 55-inch TVs and dartboards can seat 35, and an additional private dining room can accommodate 45. Capital Ale has special menus for private events and can work with groups to customize their experience.
324 William St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
Known locally as an affordable family-friendly eatery, Castiglia’s offers a variety of dining experiences for groups in the heart of Downtown Fredericksburg. The recently renovated dining room features local art and offers the chance to look out over William Street. Castiglia’s also has three spaces available for private dining by reservation for parties of 20 or more. Two rooms on the main level can accommodate up to 35 and 70 guests each. A private wine cellar in the basement can accommodate 25 to 35 people. Groups of 20 or more are encouraged to work with the restaurant to set a family-style menu with a per-person price.
1489 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
The art is on the plate at this hibachi grill and sushi restaurant in Fredericksburg’s Central Park shopping district, which has easy access to Interstate 95 via exit 130. Hibachi tables put the chef at center stage for an entertaining group meal, and the Bento Box Lounge offers a more traditional sit-down dining experience.
3987 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Stafford, VA, 22554
The Globe & Laurel is much more than a restaurant; it’s a tribute to law enforcement and military service members around the world, and has deep ties to Marine Corps history in the Fredericksburg region. The restaurant is ideal for military reunions and similar group events. It has four distinct event spaces that can accommodate between 25 and 50 people apiece. The restaurant is located two miles south of the National Museum of the Marine Corps, and two miles from the gate of Quantico Marine Corps Base.
311 William St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
French dining at its finest is what has kept this family-run restaurant at the top of area food-lover’s minds since 1981. La Petite has a private dining room that can accommodate parties of up to 25. Custom menus are created for each group event, based on a group’s budget and specific needs. La Petite is an easy walk from downtown attractions such as the James Monroe Museum and Memorial Library, the Hugh Mercer Apothecary Shop and the main downtown shopping district.
422 William St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401
Renato’s, as it’s known locally, is a go-to venue for local events and group meals. This elegant Italian restaurant in Downtown Fredericksburg has two private dining areas, which seat up to 36 and 100 guests each. The larger of the two rooms has a private entrance, its own bar and restrooms. Renato’s can work with groups to develop a customized menu, and also offers a suggested private-dining package that includes a non-alcoholic beverage, bread and butter, salad, choice of entrée and choice of dessert.
2757 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ste 101, Stafford, VA, 22554
One mile from Interstate 95 at exit 143, Zibibbo 73 serves up award-winning northern Italian cuisine. The restaurant has a semi-private dining room that can seat up to 40 people. A catering menu is available for groups of 10 or more.