inspired southern cuisine

Press & Reviews

Plates | April 2020

“Hazelnut Marketing Board Announces Chef Recipe Contest Winner“ read more

Shen Valley Magazine | March 2019

“…liquid offerings to stir one out of hibernation, courtesy of Staunton’s Zynodoa.” read more

Vogue | January 2019

"Why this region of Virginia could be the south’s new foodie hot spot..." read more

Los Angeles Times | April 2018

"Lightly sweet and with a delicate crumb, the cornbread at Zynodoa is served piping hot in a cast iron skillet, the mounded bread topped with melted butter and a thin crust of caramelized sugar..." read more

Northern Virginia Magazine | March 2018

"...Zynodoa is the place to go for a fine dinner. This farm-to-table Southern dining establishment constantly changes the menu as all of their food comes daily from local farms."

Washingtonian Magazine | October 2017

"..a longtime favorite thanks to its surprisingly urban styling and deep ties to local farmers."

Huffington Post | October 2017

"...wouldn’t look out of place in Manhattan, with its dramatic backlit bar and dark grey walls peppered with vividly colored art. But Zynodoa has earned its upscale cred by virtue of its location in small-town Virginia..."

Philadelphia Magazine | September 2016

"…enlightened dining…with a farm-fresh menu…”

Virginia Living | September 2016

“…elegant meets local at Zynodoa, where the menu includes indulgent, Southern-inspired dishes…”

USA Today | April 2016

“Southern food steps it up with these creative spins…chicken and waffle fanatics should look no further…”

Money Magazine | July 2015

“Eat at farm-to-table Zynodoa…southern comfort food with a twist.”

Forbes | August 2014

“Seasonal, of-the-moment dishes...a smart, inspired Southern menu...” read more

Washingtonian | May 2014

" epicurean delight..."

Fodors | September 2013

“Fine dining restaurants worth the splurge...” read more

Southern Living | December 2012

"Must-try delicacy: Zynodoa’s farm-to-fork specialties such as Buffalo Creek Smothered Pork Roast with caramelized Shen-Valley apples and cider onions.” read more

Travel + Leisure | July 2012

"At Zynodoa, in downtown Staunton... local ingredients play a French tune: a chicken-liver mousse... impossibly creamy, served with cornichons and a baguette. Other dishes whistle nouvelle Dixie..." read more

Virginia Living | May 2012

“The restaurant is gaining legendary status on Virginia’s rapidly expanding farm to food circuit.” read more

Atlanta Journal Constitution | September 2011

"Upscale Southern cuisine from a seasonal menu featuring ingredients from local farms served in a stylish but non-fussy atmosphere." read more

Edible Blue Ridge | Summer 2011

"Zynodoa has amassed a loyal following of foodies who not only enjoy the sophisticated southern fare, but also come for the experience" read more

Washington Post | July 2011

"The hip Zynodoa...crafts a menu using hyper-local products an art-filled setting.”

Baltimore Magazine | March 2011

"The inventive menu at this swanky, creative Southern-fare bistro changes often." read more

Wine Enthusiast Magazine | December 2010

"In an article about food & wine trends for 2010, Zynodoa scores a nod for gourmet items in the “Eat This, Not That" list" read more

The New York Post | May 2009

“The table to book in town is dinner at Zynodoa, a down-to-earth (and yet chic) celebration of local and seasonal cuisine” read more


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“..this region of Virginia is the south's new foodie hotspot..."


"…southern food steps it up with these creative spins..."


“…dishes whistle nouvelle Dixie…"

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