Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head
Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head

Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.boarsheadinn.com/
  • Phone: 4349722230x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Bill Justus
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Boar's Head is pleased to provide on-premises catering. Our menus emphasize contemporary American cuisine; all ingredients used are the freshest possible and subject to seasonal availability.
  • Private Party Facilities: For 26 years running, our Old Mill Room has earned AAA’s Four-Diamond designation in recognition of its culinary artistry, distinctive Virginia ambiance, and superior service. With the Old Mill Room, we have transformed a treasured Virginia artifact into an unforgettable dining experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Grace Porter 4349722227x
  • Special Events: A Boar's Head wedding or celebration is an event to remember, any time of the year. Whether you dream of a glamorous black tie dinner with full orchestra, or a simple afternoon reception with a solo harpist, we can turn your vision into a memorable day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Berwick Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available at the resort at no charge to guests of the Old Mill Room.
A word from Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head
In 1965, Boar’s Head set out to create a dining experience that celebrates innovation blended with Southern style blending culinary artistry and classic elegance.

Today, culinary tradition and passion for inspired cuisine continues. Our extensive wine and brew lists pair perfectly with a range of fresh, bold flavors that change with the seasons. A 2013 Wine Spectator Award Winner. AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant for 26 years running.

From classic bistro fare and grill favorites, to fine dining at the Old Mill Room Restaurant and our extravagant Sunday Brunch—a true culinary adventure awaits you at Charlottesville’s Only Four-Diamond Resort. Boar’s Head is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.
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Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)romantic (56)fit for foodies (45)notable wine list (33)great for brunch (30)scenic view (28)good for groups (26)great for lunch (21)neighborhood gem (6)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (5)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    A wonderful restaurant to celebrate an important milestone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Sunday Brunch
    KathyTVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We were in town for a meeting and wanted a place to visit with friends. Brunch at the Boars Head Inn was perfect. It was quiet enough for good conversation. The Old Mill Room was traditional without being stuffy. The service was unhurried. It was attentive when it needed to be and otherwise they left us alone. There was tremendous variety in the food offered so everyone found much to enjoy. There were five of us and we all tried something different. However, the biscuits and the chocolate fudge brownies were appreciated by all of us.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow. Just wow.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was delicious, but the service was outstanding. Our waitress remembered us from the night before in the other restaurant and asked the appropriate questions and said the right things. She could not have been more attentive, professional or personable. I ordered the filet, medium. When it came out she was not satisfied with the temperature of the meat and sent it back before it ever got to the table. She told me what she had done and in several minutes a new plate arrived. It was delicious amd you did not need a steak knife to cut it. I would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Colonial Dining
    5stardining
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The colonial decor coupled with excellent food & service made our dining experience at Old Mill Room at The Boar's Head a terrific experience. This is truly a magnificent & historical place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Inn, okay service
    BrianB
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great location. Beautiful Inn with wonderful old Mill reconstructed on the property. The food was good, but arrived lukewarm. My wife ordered a filet medium well and it was very well done instead. The wait staff was pleasant enough, but not terribly attentive. For the cost of the restaurant it should have been vastly better. We enjoyed ourselves, but probably would choose something else next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal, But ....
    ALocalResident
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Make no bones about it; this is a good restaurant. It is expensive though, and you can probably do as well at less money. With one bottle of wine, a meal of four with a good tip came to over $80 per person. The meal was very good though, and we would probably come back when we want to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cavalier Style
    FabianVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We were visiting from Southern California and a friend recommended the Old Mill Room. great suggestion. First of all the Manager and Staff really care about your dining experience. our server, Douglas, was amazing. Southern hospitality lives here that's for sure. My wife has Salmon over Lobster risotto and it was excellent. I had the duck breast and it was equally superb. We shared an appetizer and split the dinner salad, a unique take on a wedge--which was yummy. I suggest not splitting as neither the appetizer or salad is overly huge. Great wine list, historic room too Just a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent experience
    ted4eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    food was really good and the service was top notch as well. Server made a number of recommendations for both food and wine that were spot on. very enjoyable evening and would highly recommend the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Laid-back Elegance
    Virginia
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A delicious buffet lunch, with ample selections, amidst a relaxed, but elegant backdrop. The service was excellent, with all needs anticipated and delivered with practiced efficiency and warmth. Highlights from the buffet: interesting and varied selections in cold salads (potato, pasta, green, fruit, antipasta); fabulous spicy peanut soup. Good selection of entrees (though the fish was a bit overdone) and a satisfying array of desserts from creme brule to apple cobbler to bread pudding with creme anglais.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoo92
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We had Nancy for our server. She provided excellent, friendly service. The food arrived in a timely fashion, was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxed Deliciousness
    LDQuinnVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We were greeted by a friendly staff who realized that we were visiting our daughter and had some catching up to do. The waitstaff recognized this and the pace of dinner was set - totally un-rushed and relaxed. The dining room was large; but, very quiet. Tables were very well spaced; so, it was perfect for soft conversation. The Pan Seared Cajun Spiced Swordfish was perfectly cooked and wonderfully seasoned. A Filet Of Beef was done exactly as ordered and a Braised Lamb Shank - fall off the bone tender. Good wine, excellent coffee and magnificent, yet unobtrusive service, rounded out a wonderful night. Will I return again? Absolutely! I may even stay at the Boar's Head - if only to be closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Decent American fair but overpriced
    MommaMia
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The service is impeccable, but the room was extremely warm and uncomfortable. The setting was very dark. The food was very good but I'm not sure that I would pay that much for a salmon dish again.my husbands fillet was ordered medium but came to the table extremely rare.The appetizer was delicious as was the complementary soup. Again, the service was outstanding. Nancy did a great job. She even brought us complementary chocolates and champagne for our anniversary. We are in our mid 50s but found the place to be a little bit stuffy and overrated.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We always had dinner at Old Mill. The food quality at lunch time was OK but really not outstanding. My chicken was dry, the plate was cold. Overall, the quality of food was mediocre.The server was pushy for us to go out fast. We had a guest, this was very embarassing. Not a great time.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Travelsafari
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A classic "old" Virginia dining room, it has excellent food and very good service. The menu is creativeand not"southern". Expensive, but you get what you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Review at The Old Mill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a group of five. We made our reservations online and we seated right away. The staff at the hotel and the restaurant were excellent. Two of our group had the crab cake and really didn't eat it due to too much filler. The salmon, chicken and trout were good as well as the desserts. Our waitress, Leah, exceptional service, took the crab cakes off the price. I would come back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has stood the test of time
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I had been here many years ago for lunch and it was as I remembered and better Very old school restaurant with excellent service and food. I felt very comfortable. The wine list was excellent as well. I would recommend this restaurant for people that want a quite and peaceful place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Virginia at it's Best
    WhereBenDines
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    From the moment you enter you know "this is going to be good!" It doesn't disappoint. Service, setting, presentation. variety and taste of food is outstanding. Few places remain that show Virginia at it's Finest but this is truly one that does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Traditional southern elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service was impeccable. Menu offered varied choices with southern gourmet twists. Watermelon salad and dinner salad were very good. Final entree choice preparation just missed the mark, however. Trout served skin-side up with the sauce on top which made skin removal difficult. Pork tenderloin was merely ok in its presentation and flavor. Desserts had no chocolate offering.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent but very expensive
    RoadWarrior
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I stayed at the Boar's Head for a business meeting and wound up having dinner in the Old Mill Room that night. The three course menu was superb. The biggest challenge was picking from the enticing entree selection. The service was very attentive but not smothering. Eating alone that evening, the three courses, two glasses of wine, and a brandy after dinner came to $109. But it was definitely worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant Dining
    EatingwithJoy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The rustic interior added to the charm of this elegant restaurant. The wait staff were friendly yet sophicatedly polished with their duties. The menu offered a nice variety of dishes for appetizers, soups/salads and main course, with an extensive selection for desserts and after-dinner drinks. The evening was well paced. The food was presented in top fashion and tasted exquisite. The whole experience was fine dining at its best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining at Boars Head
    Buddy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant on scenic grounds by a lake and golf course. Very rustic. Food was excellent. Wine selection excellent but expensive. Recommend the Boars Head for special events and weekend dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner for Wife
    MichaelJensen88
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been to the Old Mill Room numerous times over the 19 years we've lived in the greater Charlottesville, VA area so we've had the opportunity to try a variety of menu options. The Lobster Bisque was phenomenal as usual. I decided to try the Anise "scented" scallops with toasted quinoa and basil-marinated grapefruit salad and lobster oil from the "beginnings" selections. "Scented" was not quite the word I would use as the anise was very heavy and overpowered my palate and everything else on the dish. My wife had the Herbed Pork Berkshire Tenderloin which was underdone in spots so we had to send it back to get it cooked more to her liking (since they did not ask beforehand). It was a good dinner but not necessarily great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    UVADept
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Love he Old Mill Room at Boar's Head. Wonderful food, great desserts! Always excellent services. The signature peanut soup is my favorite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    WM88
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a lovely celebration of some big family events.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Dinner
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Our diner at the Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head was typical of what one would expect at a fine dining restaurant. The ambiance, food and service were all very good. The restaurant provides the small "touches" one expects at a fine dining experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cvilledinerVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The Old Mill Room offers a dining experience that is consistently 4 star. The Chef and the staff are accommodating to the diner. You feel pampered in an rustic/elegant setting overlooking a lake and lush grounds.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special brunch
    MrsBrooks
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    A great way to celebrate our anniversary. We tiredly enjoyed our morning spent at the Old Mill Room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school quality
    Christopher001
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The place is old school: heavy table settings, full staffing, trained servers and table bussing. And they do it very well. The menu is realistically small, allowing for the cooks to produce great quality. The salmon, pork and chicken were excellent. The food was not overtly salty but later that night I was very thirsty so hydrate before dining. The chicken was underdone at the thickest portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    Jim49VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We have dined at the Old Mill Room in the past and have never been disappointed. This time we were there for our 42nd anniversary and our dinners as usual were excellent. Our server, Douglas, exemplified the traits that all great servers must have, attentiveness, helpful with suggestions for wine and menu items, and most of all very friendly. I enjoyed the trout and my wife the crab cakes for our main course, and we also had the crab/cucumber appetizer, caesar salad, and the cold corn bisque soup, all of which were well prepared, tasty, and proportioned so that we were not over-sated by the time dinner arrived. Expect to pay a bit more, but the quality of food, service, and the period surroundings will make it worthwhile!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, thought expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is not a cheap meal, but it's totally worth it for a special occasion. The tastes are carefully planned to go together, the food is very well cooked, in a word: delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A long wait for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Having enjoyed other dinners at the Old Mill Room, I don't remember ever experiencing such slow service (Saturday evening of restaurant week). Our waitress tried, but was slow getting back to us for anything, and the food took an extremely long time to come out. Food was good and is always consistent in that regard. But the overall experience was a bit disappointing due to long wait, noise level in room and frigid air conditioning (which was finally adjusted toward end of the evening).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always nice
    samantha
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dinner superb, was restaurant week 3 course. Staff attentive, polite. Corn gazpacho the best. Party had salmon and steaks All perfect. Seafood bean side was a bit doughy. Cheesecake perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ryan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Four of us had a fabulous meal on Saturday night. Delicious food, beautifully presented by an excellent server (Douglas rocks!).
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • surprise
    casper
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Since this was a Restaurant Week 3-course special, was surprised at quantity of food for each course. So good we will be back for regular menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Country Inn Special
    PBandJVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We stayed at and had dinner at the Boar's head Old Mill Room, their only formal dining room on the property. The service was excellent, and the food good. The hostess staff were awful and did not do a good job at all. They did not remember us or make an effort to address any of the requests we had for seating arrangements. We also ate breakfast there several times and enjoyed our meals. We recommend the Old Mill Room when in Charlottesville and looking for a nice, quaint, country inn feeling with good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience at a Great Place
    GreatEats
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Boar's Head Inn is always a special place to go. the Fork to Table selections were excellent and the Old Mill Room is always a great place to be with friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Like Going Home
    Jillybean
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been going to Boars Head and the Old Mill Room for over 30 years, so going now all these years later is like going home....it's comforting, the food is always delicious, the waitstaff is friendly and for me each time I go it brings back so many great memories. Whether you go for their amazing Sunday Brunch, delicious lunch buffet, or for a special dinner with family and friends you will always have a fantastic meal and feel as though you've "gone home" to that special place you've known all these years!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodieincville3
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Don't understand about the extra county taxes they charge. Thank you UVA for charging the public more than business pays for food tax.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Absolutely devine!
    Myinnerfatty
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Although I wish we had a better view of the beautiful outdoors, the romantic setting was still very enjoyable. The wine list seemed endless, and the food would please any palette. Never had cold soup for an app before, but we were pleasantly surprised!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining in July
    RichZ
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Wonderful food. Wonderful service. And the grounds are beautiful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate