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 4349722227
  • 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
117 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)romantic (54)fit for foodies (39)great for brunch (35)scenic view (34)notable wine list (28)great for lunch (25)good for groups (23)neighborhood gem (14)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (6)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Virginia at it's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Service
    • 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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    • 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.
    • Food
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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
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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
  • Carolyn
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Still one of the best in C'ville. Went to 3 restaurants for Restaurant Week and this was the best.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hob nob at Boar's Head
    Whitebread
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent food for restaurant week. Wine-pairing is good, as well. Great watermelon martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    figdill
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Great food, with really refined meals. Even with the restaurant week menu choices. Every part a delight. And the service was excellent. For example, because it took some time to chill the wine we ordered, the waiter gave us small amounts of another excellent wine to tide us over.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love2lunch
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The restaurant has such a great selection of food for lunch. Always something to look forward to especially the peanut soup and the bread pudding with sauce. It is a relaxing place where you can talk and have fabulous food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Virginia gem
    Gene
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The ambience was quiet, with tasteful classical music in the background and views of the grounds and a pond. The service was exquisite, offered with sensitivity, warmth, and good timing. The food was attractively presented and well-prepared. We couldn't ask for more!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not worth the trip, or price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    While the ambiance is wonderful and the service was quite good, nothing compensates for the mediocre food. While the beauty and history of the restaurant is great, it certainly doesn't justify the high prices for so-so quality food. Will not go back. Sadly, a friend who suggested this resort for our stay commented, after our dinners (2 - Bistro and Old Mill Room) that the food quality had tanked after the UVA acquired the property.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice atmosphere, blah food
    Diner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was very disappointing - had chicken that barely tasted like anything in a lackadasical mushroom sauce, too salty corn bisque and too sweet creme brule. This was an anniversary dinner, and we were just very disappointed. We like the service and the room is very nice, but that doesn't make up for the food, at least on this occasion. Sorry to experience what seems like a decrease in quality. Also, if you have any mobility issues, this is a difficult place to go...the handicapped parking is too far from the restaurant, and the accessible bathrooms are on another floor.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ASya
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We ate at the Old Mill during Charlottesville restaurant week. Appetizers were interesting and delicious. Service was great. We will definitely will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    EricDRVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food was ok, not great. Some amuse bouche prior to the meal was overly oily and actually made me queasy. It's very "country club" but somehow lacked the charm or elegance that would make that palatable to anyone but a member of the club.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet Excellence
    may515
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Perfect spot for a calm and delicious meal. Great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a brunch
    CVillian
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The quality and variety of the food, presentation, and service are all just truly outstanding. I have come here frequently, and I expect to continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • laurVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Food and service was great. Very attentive and personable wait staff. Our second time there and it was even better than the first time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive service / so-so cuisine
    LocalEatr
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our server was professional and attentive and very accommodating. The food was less flavorful than expected. Seemed to be under-seasoned and less than memorable. It was not bad - in fact it was good - it just did not seem worthy of the reputation of the Boar's Head Inn. It also did not meet the expectation set by its price.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Anniversary Present
    Sylvestercat
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We only dine at the Boar's Head for special occasions because it is very expensive. In fact, the $32 Sunday brunch was higher priced than the regular $20 lunch maybe because a glass of champagne as served with the meal and the buffet had eggs and roast beef on it. Since I do not drink alcohol the champagne meant nothing to me. The food was very good it but didn't warrant the high price. In fact, the peanut soup was the one item that my husband looks forward to having but it was missing off the buffet!! I would not recommend the Sunday brunch due to the cost. Eat lunch there on any day but Sunday. It will save you some $$! Lastly, what makes the place the most enjoyable is the wait staff. They are so pleasant, attentive and kind.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A bit snooty
    LuvWineVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The staff was very nice But it was rather a stiff atmosphere Requiring/preferring a jacket & tie ... No jeans.. There was no written dress code that we had seen. Made a reservation (staying at hotel) we came in jeans & then found out dress code.. But were told (by the front desk staff)they could make an acceptation because it was a Tuesday night..must have been shabby dresser night? Food was good /wine selection was good Probably won't go back unless a shabby dress night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Service but dissappointed
    JustNick
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We booked a table for 15. They sat 15 at a table that was better suited for 7. Everything on our table was so crowded you could barely pick up a glass without knocking over another. We had our entire meal at these very narrow tables while there was another table that was obvoiusly set for a group coming in later that was proper as the tables were twice as wide. I guess they were special and we were not. The wait staff was amazing. The food was fantastic with the one exception being that the filets were all over cooked. The waitress was great in trying to make up for it with new filets. However it took so long to get them that everyone else was finished eating by the time they arrived. For a meal that was $800 this was unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate