12 Impressive Restaurants in Historic Buildings: Part 1 – Virginia.org

12 Impressive Restaurants in Historic Buildings: Part 1 – Virginia.org

April 4, 2017

… the Palisades Restaurant has once again made the space a place for residents to gather and grab some locally sourced food…

12 Impressive Restaurants in Historic Buildings: Part 1

The food in any restaurant tells a distinct story, echoing the chef or owner’s roots, culture, and origins. Eating that meal in a historic building with its own unique story adds a new layer of interest to a culinary experience. While it may not always be top of mind, ambiance significantly enhances every meal. Think about it…you probably enjoy a steak dinner anywhere, but add a little candlelight and the dining atmosphere improves exponentially. Virginia has no shortage of fine dining establishments, but the real stand-out stories are these excellent restaurants in renovated old buildings, where you can get a delicious meal with a side of history.

THE PALISADES RESTAURANT—EGGLESTON

What It Used to Be: Pyne’s General Store

Built In: 1926

In the 1920’s, Pyne’s General Store was a vital part of the community, also housing a doctor’s office and an attached Chevrolet dealership on the property. Today, the Palisades Restaurant has once again made the space a place for residents to gather and grab some locally sourced food from a menu referred to as “Appalachian Chic.” The restaurant recollects the charm of the previous general store with exposed brick walls, rustic hardwood floors, and pressed tin ceilings.

By Patricia Keppel

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