The Restaurant
at Lewis Ginter

Nov. 17-Dec. 10: Thursdays-Sundays only
Dec. 14-Dec. 31: Nightly (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
Jan. 4-Jan. 7: Thursdays-Sundays only
Open 5-9:00 p.m.; last reservation at 8:30 p.m.

  • Make your GardenFest visit extra special with a festive holiday dinner.
  • Reservations are required and can be made via OpenTable
  • When making a reservation, please make sure that you book your GardenFest tickets first before choosing a time for dining.
  • The Restaurant at Lewis Ginter is cashless.
  • Reservation only. Walk ins accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: The holiday dinners on this page are not Santa Dinners. For Santa dinners, please visit GardenFest Dinners with Santa.



3 Bean Chili - $8
Soup du Jour - $8


Virginia Board - $18
Salted VA Ham, Pimento Cheese, House Pickled Vegetables, Warm Biscuits & Local Honey Butter

Chesapeake Crab Dip - $16
Sourdough Crumble, Mini Naan, Vegetable Crudité

Shrimp & Grits - $14
Shrimp, Caramelized Onion & Bacon Jam, Pimento Cheese Grits

Bread Basket - $5
Toasted Focaccia, Butter


The Garden Fest - $16
Roasted Butternut Squash, Tart Apples, Dried Cranberries, Goat Cheese, Mustard Vinaigrette, topped with Toasted Walnut

Kale Caesar - $14
Aged Parmesan, Hardboiled Egg, Maple Pepper Bacon & Sourdough Crouton


Crispy Cornmeal Fried Chicken - $26
Scallion Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables, VA Peanut & Peppercorn Gravy

Atlantic Striped Bass - $32
Charred Tomato Butter, Braised Fennel, and Fried Shallots

Coffee Braised Short Rib - $34
Cornmeal Cake, Seasonal Vegetables, “Red Eye” Demi-Glaze

Pork Tenderloin - $28
Pimento Cheese Gits, Seasonal Vegetables, Hanover Tomato

Brown Butter Gnocchi - $24
Delicata Squash, Mushrooms, Candied Pecan, Brown Butter
Sage Sauce


Apple Crumb Cobbler - $8

Banana Pudding - $8

Flourless Chocolate Torte - $8


Scallion Mashed Potatoes - $4

Cornmeal Cake - $4

Pimento Cheese Grits - $4

Haricots Verts - $4

Wild Mushrooms - $4

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Jingle Bar & Grill

During Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, the Tea House is the location of the Jingle Bar & Grill offering grab-and-go meals and drinks.

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The Garden is excited to partner with Restaurant Associates, an innovator in the culinary and hospitality world for more than 60 years. Restaurant Associates’ clients include many prestigious museums and gardens, including dining at the Guggenheim, Smithsonian Institution, Longwood Gardens and the Georgia Aquarium.

The Garden’s food service offers a variety of items, including vegetarian and vegan choices. We can accommodate most dietary needs upon request. Be aware that our facilities handle and prepare all major and other potential allergens. If you or a member of your party have any questions, please ask for a manager and we will be pleased to assist you.