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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville
Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.aberdeenbarn.com
  • Phone: (434) 296-4630
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Robert Johnson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Aberdeen Barn is the perfect setting for your wedding rehearsal dinner, holiday party, business dinner or any special occasion that demands an excellent meal & exceptional service. We offer versatile accommodations & a wide selection of menu choices for any size gathering.
  • Private Party Contact: Angela (434) 296-4630
  • Entertainment: Jazz music at our piano bar on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Emmett St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a private parking lot adjacent to our building as well as street parking.
A word from Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville
Established in 1965 as Charlottesville's premier steakhouse, dinner at "the Barn" has become a Charlottesville tradition. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, award winning Roast Prime Rib, exceptional seafood & fine wines.
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Diner Reviews
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This place has been around for a while and it shows. The Barn wants to be an upscale steak place but misses. The decor needs to be cleaned up. Look pass the big picture and you'll feel the tired gloominess. The prime rib is just OK. It comes out at room temp and it's nothing special. The wait staff appear to be bored with the repetitiveness of the serving process. In a place like this I would not expect to have to handle my plate when served. The Barn equates to a tired, old man."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We love to have a reason to visit our son at UVA. We always take him to Aberdeen Barn. The food is always fresh and great. The service is friendly and professional."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Aberdeen Barn is an "oldie but goodie" that offers great food, especially the exceptionally tender prime rib. The wine list has a good selection that is reasonably priced. The salad and breadsticks with cheese are quite tasty. If you have a drink in the bar, they provide a bowl of salty peanuts, which is rare to find these days. The only criticism we can offer is that the potatoes and prime rib lacked salt, but we just added our own. The atmosphere is a little dated, but with all things considered, is still comfortable, not stuffy, regardless of whether you're in a casual or dressy mode."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The food and service were both excellent! First they delivered toasted bread and pretzel sticks with a great cheese spread. We started with the BBQ Shrimp appetizer which was buttery and spicey. We both ordered the Prime Rib, which came with salad and baked potato. What was really great is that with the salad they delivered a spinner with 3 dressings to choose from, bleu cheese, thousand island and ranch, and you could put on how ever much you wanted. They also delivered hot bread with the meal. The prime rib was perfectly cooked and again, the spinner came with sour cream and bacon bits for the baked potato. The waiter and staff were attentive. It was an absolutely perfect dinner where we were celebrating our anniversary."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We had a delicious steak dinner with great drinks, veggies...everything! We will be back here again."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and ambiance. Can highly recommend the prime rib and the crab cakes. Piano music was great. A fabulous meal shared with good friends during Charlottesville's summer "Restaurant Week.""
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We did not dine at Aberdeen Barn this past Saturday evening. Family matters necessitated canceling the reservation which I did online through Open Table website on Friday the 25th. We will be going another time."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Went here for restaurant week. They were great with our large party. The food was good, but not outstanding. The wine list was good. The decor was a little dated. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great recommendations for wine and food! Thank you, it was a great night!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "While the restaurant looks nice and seems like an incredible place the food is okay. Nothing to complain about but nothing to get overly excited about either. It is doubtful that I would go out of my way to go back but if friends wanted to meet there I would be okay with that. The service was really good."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A great place for special occasions. The food is very good and the atmosphere is nice."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I love Restaurant Week in Charlottesville, VA. Great opportunity to try new trends, sample new venues, etc. But, iceberg wedge salad? That wasn't on my "new" list. That wasn't on my parents "new" list!! Nevertheless, we went and it was worth it!! Opened in 1965, it is a classic, un-renovated, steak house, with superb beef, fresh crisp salads, flawless potato dishes, a nice wine list and a pink tiled ladies room. I'm actually very glad we went. We will go back for sure."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Really enjoyed our prime rib dinner during restaurant week. Always so good!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I came here with a group of 6 (plus two kids) for restaurant week. I ordered the scallops and was a little disappointed with how little meat I got compared to those who ordered the chicken or the prime rib. They tasted fine, though. Otherwise, I thought the service was decent and I enjoyed the restaurant's decor."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Dinner was good but served TOO quickly. We felt like we were being kind of rushed through our meal."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We always enjoy another visit to Aberdeen Barn. Start with a very good Bourbon Old Fashioned, followed by a Clams Casino appetizer that is to die for. (Can't share 'cause I'm not giving any of it up!) Excellent buttery medium Prime Rib."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We visit often...is our place for good beef. The ambiance is good..sort of a Pub type place...we like to eat in the bar area"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Our group went here for 80th birthday party the food was outstanding we had an excellent time"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "It was a cute little restaurant with table clothes and waiters in tuxedos. The steak was good, not spectacular. I was expecting a great steak based on the reviews. The service was very good, although very little explanation over the menu, I think they cater to mostly regulars. We probably won't go back, for as much as they are charging for a steak you just expect it to be better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Aberdeen Barn did not live up the recommendation from local citizen as a place for exceptional dining. Service spotty- sometimes hard to find server. Food disappointing - prime rib very boring, crab cakes just fair, starter cracker sticks not fresh, dried chives served with baked potato. Nothing special about the ambience; noise level high since place was full, no apparent attempt to reduce it. I might go back, as I am unfamiliar with any other good restaurants in Charlottesville."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Food is great although overpriced. They had no specials and the average steak is $40. The Barn special is also missing from the menu. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We typically go to the "Barn" when we are in Charlottesville at least once. The Fourth of July is an always date. We ad gone to the Downtown Grille in prior years as well, but the quality has markedly declined there. This normally allows us to go twice to the Barn."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service here is one of the best of any restaurants that I have encountered. The food is consistently above expectations. They are approaching 50 years of service (since 1965). That speaks volumes for the quality of service and food serviced. I live about 80 miles from the restaurant but will continue to go back whenever my schedule allows the trip."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This restaurant on US 29 N in Charlottesville has been in business since 1965. The quality of the food and the service is very good. The décor is old wood, dark - very dark. The bathrooms are small and awkward. The place needs a renovation. But if you can get past that, the food is worth the effort. I had an outstanding Prime Rib. The selections of sides and wines is small. The service was friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. It is a little pricey compared to other similar restaurants in the area."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We had heard that Aberdeen barn was one of Charlottesville original steakhouses with a great reputation for steak. We were underwhelmed with our food, ribeye and crab cakes . Like the decor of the restaurant they seemed to be prepared with a 70's vibe. Most of the patrons dressed as if they had come straight from the ball park, where is the sense of proper dress? We would not recommend this place. I can say that the staff was very friendly."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Not kid friendly but still a great dinner choice you cannot go wrong with the prime rib or filet mignon."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The only thing we ever eat at Aberdeen is the prime rib. We go there specifically for that dish! It is the BEST we have eaten anywhere and we have been out west many times, but nothing beats Aberdeen's prime rib. It was a special occasion and we do not eat there regularly because it is about 80 miles round trip to go there. But it is worth the prime rib. Their waiters have been there for YEARS and we often see the same waiters who served us 20 years ago! The interior is very dark and could use some updating, but the food is great."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I dined at Aberdeen Barn with a group of 4 and had a great time. The wait staff was extremely attentive and polite, there was a notable wine list and a great overall menu. I choose both seafood and steak during my meal and was not disappointed, I would recommend the Abeerdeen to true meat lovers everywhere."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "If you love prime rib, you have to try it here. From start to finish, everything about dinner in the restaurant is the best. The food is always prepared perfectly and the service is great. The price is a little high, but the food and service is worth it."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "good food but drinks are a bit small service is great"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Wonderful food, awesome service and great ambiance. Well worth the price as the steak, seafood, lobster bisque and roast were wonderful"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Food selection was awesome, a great steakhouse. The prime rib was the best I've ever tasted, but also good selection of seafood. Escargot was yummy. Great service, and good selection. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Went to the Aberdeen Barn to celebrate a birthday -- and, as usual, we were not disappointed. The service was fantastic, which is typical, and the food was very good (although the steaks were not cooked consistently -- both ordered medium, and one arrived medium-well, and the other was bordering on rare). In addition, the individual who played the piano (we were seated on the bar side of the restaurant) was very talented, and provided some very nice background music during our dinner."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We love this restaurant for special family dinners. Food is really good, service is superb, and we love the vintage steakhouse atmosphere. This time we ordered prime rib and fried shrimp. Both meals were excellent."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "I've been to the best steak houses, Peter Lugers, Ruths Chris, wolfgangs, etc..and The Aberdeen does not come close. If they lower their prices they would be considered a steak house a little better than outback."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Expensive, but worth it. The most tender prime rib you will find anywhere."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is a special place for my wife and me. This year, after attending the Montpelier Wine Festival, we again visited Aberdeen Barn expecting a normal great dining experience. Unfortunately, the kitchen and the waiter was not up for an excellent experience, which is the norm. After our visit, I took the time to share the experience with management. Aberdeen Barn clearly values their customers. The management responded quickly to show how much value they place on their customers. I will go back for sure. It is unusual in this day and age to receive such an answer. Thank you Aberdeen Barn for a GREAT response!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had reservations at 6:00 PM. We were immediately seated and, as usual, we were presented with delicious pretzels and cheese. We all had the famous Prime Rib. (Just a suggestion, but try the Prime Rib Seasoned and Seared) It was fantastic. We love this place. The steaks are always primo! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My experience was top notch from the moment I stepped through the door. Service was excellent and the food even better. I recommend the prime rib. My wife loved the crab cakes. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014