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Fossett's
Fossett's
  • Address:
    Keswick Hall at Monticello
    701 Club Drive
    Keswick, VA 22947
    Neighborhood:
    Charlottesville
  • Cuisine:
    American
    Price: $31 to $50

Fossett's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.keswick.com
  • Email: fossetts@keswick.com
  • Phone: (434) 979-3440
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 10:00am; Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Dean Maupin
  • Dress Code: Jacket Preferred
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Fossett's Restaurant is an elegant venue with incredible views, impeccable service and delicious menu options. Reserve Fossett's Restaurant for a private luncheon Monday through Saturday. For dinner, the Restaurant can accommodate parties of up to 10 guests, however this is not a private option.
  • Private Party Contact: Scott Meynig (434) 923-4346

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Hotel Parking available - complimentary
A word from Fossett's
Floor to ceiling windows provide a stunning setting in which to enjoy the trademark cuisine of Chef Arron Cross. Fossett's contemporary and innovative fare is based on traditional regional dishes with the focus on fresh, local ingredients. The new décor creates an elegant yet informal ambiance for everyone to enjoy.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Our stay at Keswick was enhanced by Fossett's. The food was outstanding and the ambience superb. Anyone wanting a fine dining experience should dine at Fossett's."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had dinner at Fossett's on a Thursday evening. We Arrived early enough to enjoy the view of the countryside from a window table for two. The service provided by Bradley was outstanding. Food was also outstanding with many of the dishes being accented with the restaurants pickled vegetables. Our request to have an order of oysters .broiled rather tan raw was met with a willingness by the chief to provide an over the top modified Oysters Rockefeller.substitute. Definitely would go back when in the area."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "If you go to Fossett's you must try the sticky bacon which we understand is only prepared for Sunday brunch. It truly is an outrageous taste treat! We also enjoy the bloody marys....delicious. The service is friendly and the pace is relaxing...no rushing here."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Service with TJ was exceptional. He described dishes and answered our questions about keswick history. Brunch was the best we have had crab Benedict was superb as was the sweet sticky bacon-- a real first for both. Ambience was inviting and romantic. A wonderful experience, memory making!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My husband and I had a wonderful evening at Fossett's. The service could not have been better. You feel very welcome and are made to feel comfortable. The restaurant is beautiful and the view can't be beat. The food is very, very good, but I would not say that it is stellar. However, the presentation is stunning. I wish the bread served with the meal was better. All that said, I would definitely return and recommend it highly."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our evening at Fossett's was once a delight. Every person at the table was impressed by the quality of the food and the service. And it was so pleasant to be in an environment where we could talk and hear one another without shouting! Especially delicious were the rockfish and the butternut squash "linguini." The fish was cooked to perfection-thoroughly done but moist and the spices on the squash brought out the flavor of everything in the dish. Timing of the courses and attention to details of filling glasses, etc. was perfect."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Splendid new seasonal menu options offered on Friday night. Food here is always excellent and very creative. Service is always top-notch. Making decisions for our courses was the only difficulty. Every time we dine here, we say we should go more often!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Incredible food, service, and ambiance. Try and get a table next to the fireplace and enjoy."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was our second experience with Fossett's and it was fabulous. The food is always delicious, and the service is impeccable. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This isn't just a pre fixx menu, this is one of the better selections around. It's offer now until March."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "I took a young friend to Fossett's for her birthday. She works in high end food service and was particularly impressed with the setting and the level of service here. The food was good, not quite sublime. The experience is even more beautiful in the daytime; although the front lawn is still lit with white lights and is quite magical."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "The food was great but the service could not have been worse. For starter all 3 courses were incorrectly placed at our table of two. It was actually some what funny but not what you expect from a a fine dining restaurant. The worst part of the night was when the server dropped off the bill before dessert?!! Yes this happened and misplacing all 3 courses at 1 dinner. We didn't know what to do and another server actually saw the look of astonishment on our faces and asked what was wrong. He was very nice and quickly grabbed the bill and apologized. Of course our server came running back and apologized but it just became awkward because of all the mistakes. I would probably not come back to Fossetts and certainly would not recommend Fossetts."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Both our main dishes were very poorly executed. We would never return with this chef who does not know cooking skills or flavor pairings."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food was fabulous We had: Keswick Lettuces - wonderful flavors Bucatini - amazing taste Timber Creek Organics Beef-cooked perfectly by the chef Slow cooked Beef with corn risotto - special"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I'm a restaurant chef and I was very impressed with Brunch. Technically excellent and beautiful food! If you go nowhere else in the Charlottesville area, go here."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Fossett's was impressive with its service and location. It was not as expensive as anticipated. But we were a little disappointing with how the food tasted. We expected something extraordinary from the food after reading reviews on Yelp, but ended up not as impressed. Our bill was $135 + tips at the end. The wine list was extensive and the manager was happy to offer his opinion about the wines. We would come back here and recommend this place to a friend. P.S. Pistachio ice cream is no longer offered for desert."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We have enjoyed several evening meals at this restaurant, but this was the first brunch, and it was wonderful. Great food and service."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The ambiance and service were superb and and the restaurant wonderfully quiet. The apple cobbler dessert was delicious. The rest of the food was good but not outstanding and the menu selection was rather limited. I would love to havean entree such as duck l'orange or snapper ponchartrain in such a wonderful setting."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal with a group of six this NYE! Amazing food, great service and extensive wine list. Would recommend highly if you want a flawless dining experience"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Overall, we had a wonderful meal on New Year's Eve. Despite the room being nearly full, it was still relatively quiet and we were able to hear one another without having to raise our voices. The food was all excellent - the servings were not excessively large. The service as outstanding - very attentive but not overly so, and everybody was extremely warm and friendly. All in all an excellent meal. Our only complaint, and a relatively minor one at that, is that we would have enjoyed a bit more time between the courses. Often we only had a minute or two between the time a plate was cleared and the next appeared - particularly between our entree and getting desert. The desert arrived before we had a chance to order coffee"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Fossetts is a special place. The ambiance is wonderful The staff and service are excellent and the food is beautifully prepared."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have only been once, so not a lot to trend on. The dining room was really noisy for something marketed as quiet and intimate. Overall the food was good. The menu was not suited for the season and was limited. Second course oysters were good, quail was not cooked properly.Steak was incorrect temp and was sent back. Sides with steak were not creative (AU gratin potatoes and creamed spinach - no sauce).We skipped dessert. Service and altogether front of the house was awful. Too long between courses and not offered bread.Wait staff was not resourced correctly and were generally unhelpful.Food was overpriced for quality (4 oz. steak with potatoes was $40). I think the restaurant has potential but not recognizing potential."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I dine here but only on special occasion as it is expensive and marketed as such a restaurant....which I like. Livking in a very academic granola town it is nice to have a place to dress....I am originally from NYC/DC. There seems to be something missing. There is a new owner of the resort it is located in and the focus seems to be on renovating the golf course and not the restaurant. We waited too long to be greeted by our server, who was very nice, because there was not as many working that evening that should be. Once the ball got rolling all was well. However, I ordered the sweet potatoe bisque and it was lukewarm....good but poor temperature. My entree, the Pork Chop was delicious, but why be buried in beet like sauerkraut? Will return"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Loved the attention to detail, the service and most of all the food- celebrated my 28th anniversary and found this place worthy of this event."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "I took two girlfriends from out of town to Fossett's...it was my first time too...and we had a lovely time all together. I have dietary issues...no dairy and not too much animal protein...and they accommodated me without issue, which I really appreciate. We lingered in total for about 2.5 hours, the place is so grand and welcoming and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyable table service from Justin. Will definitely go back! Oh, and the brunch is a la carte but apparently the breakfast is sometimes buffet...definitely call ahead to find out if breakfast is buffet style..."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "It was a delightful brunch and one of the highlights of our trip to Charlottesville! You can't help but be swept away by the gorgeous view from the dining room and the excellent food. The cocktails were a bit pricey, but very well made. For the same price as some "all you can eat" buffetts in the area, we were able to leave equallly full but with what we felt to be better quality food for the price. It will be the only place we want to go for a special brunch in Charlottesville!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The food was wonderful, the service professional and not intrusive, and the ambiance delightful. Thank you!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Fossetts is 5-star - the best - beef was top-notch, so were the oysters and the trout was as good as it gets"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Food very ordinary and nothing special for the price and reputation. Not likely to go back. Too many much better restaurants in the Charlottesville area. No others as expensive that I know of.."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "Best Egg's Benedict and morning brunch on the East Coast, with a tremendous view of the golf course, ambience, and service fit for a King or Queen."
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Sat night, I had high expectations but was disappointed. The view was truly spectacular (or will be). As for the service, the fine dining expectation of details was lacking. First wrong menu's were given and thus expectations were set differently than what was for dinner. The menu was plain, unimaginative and somewhat boring in its description and in selection. The Salmon , highly recommended, was good but nothing spectacular. I understand that some foods should be served simple, but in this case it lacked taste bud stimulation. Flavors did not combine and present themselves with an expectation of being in a fine dining restaurant. Lastly, the service was mediocre as the staff were not well trained with attention to detail."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Always exceptional service, consistent food quality, from the moment you enter the Hall you are transported to a Dining experience that makes your night truly memorable."
    Dined on 10/10/2013