The word started circulating around Staunton two weeks ago that the popular Dining Room Restaurant in downtown Staunton would be closing on July 16. Yesterday was its last day of operation and, reportedly, the owners are planning to move back to their native Virginia Beach.
Although I never ate dinner there, it was a great spot for lunch with friends. My favorite was the chicken salad croissant, and their creme brulee was decadant.
Word is that a new restaurant is planning to open in the former Pullman Restaurant location at the Staunton train station. Whatever happens, there are still plenty of places to eat around town from a quick bite to elegance tailored to fit any price range.
Enjoyed lunch yesterday at Byers Street Bistro in Staunton's downtown Wharf area as they continue to offer a nice cool area indoors on a hot summer day in the upper 90s although there were patrons outside on the patio.
It's summer in the Valley....