Very good. Resturant was
Very good. Resturant was about 1/4 full, yet it seemed noisy; a full house might be extremely noisy. However, I will come back.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
South African Gem in Charlottesvill
Great experience! We had a group of 10 for my wife's birthday. Shebeen was able to accommodate us. We brought our own birthday cake, and they provided us a cake cutter and server, and plates and forks for everyone. The group (most of us have been here multiple times) universally agreed that the food was fantastic, and no two people ordered the same thing. My wife has been to South Africa and agrees the food really is authentic, though they have many additional options as well.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow! The peri peri chicken wings were hot but I enjoyed. Company around the bar was very friendly and enjoyed meeting othes, bartendar, and servers there for dinner themselves. They made great recommendations. Happy hour at the bar had a number of locals who where all very nice. Look forward to going back!
5/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A C'ville Favorite
When in Charlottesville, we pick Shabeen more often than any other place for brunch or lunch. It is consistently goo. Even as busy as they were on Mother's Day, all went smoothly and efficiently.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great place for many occasions
This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real crowd pleaser
Fun atmosphere, friendly waitstaff, and a wide range of menu options have made this a perfect place to bring a wide range of out of town guests and a favorite of ours. The menu includes items for less adventurous eaters and foodies, and the dining room can accommodate casual to dressed up. We've enjoyed every plate of food, and especially the sauces ( peanut sauce, chutney, etc). Can't wait to return!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great meal in C'ville
We were looking for a convenient restaurant to take the family while dropping our son off at UVa. Shebeen fit bill very nicely and OpenTable helped us score a same day reservation.
We had a drink at the bar while waiting for our table to be readied. Pro bartender, Phillip, made my wife a fine martini and recommended a nice bourbon for me. Our older son ordered a beer and the tab only came to $22.
We started w/ 3 apps - pita & humus, samosas, and Peri-Peri wings (they bite back!). All good, but the intense heat of the wings masked the other flavors. Entrees ordered ranged from vegetarian dish to lamb stew to sheppard's pie to chicken sandwiches - which were all good and incl choice of 2 sides. No room for dessert.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone enjoyed their meals,
Everyone enjoyed their meals, the vegetarian dish was delicious! The waiter was very helpful. Pleasant relaxed atmosphere. Would definately go there again.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is a hidden gem in Charlottesville. What makes it great is the food. It is flavorful, unusual and interesting.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Shebeen is a long time favorite. Great food, great staff, and just fun.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very helpful and informative
Very helpful and informative wait staff, unusual and interesting wines and food. Definitely worth the visit. Will (and have been!) back. Busy bar does not infringe on diners, THANKS!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had heard a lot of people talk about the Shebeen, but my wife and I had never been. We are so glad that we did! There was a great atmosphere, the service was on time, we had a nice wine pairing with the amazing rack of lamb. Cooked to perfection. Even the vegetables were cooked perfectly! Cant wait to go back again!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Sheeben has an authentic
The Sheeben has an authentic menu and all six in our party ordered different items. The food was perfectly prepared and tasted great. The interior was tastefully appointed including just the right number of wall hangings and decorations... not too busy... We left with comments noting that we would return soon to enjoy some different menu items.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was a mix of Southern, American and African influenced flavors. They had a nice selection of appetizers and entrees. Best Samosas I've had in a while. The lamb was nicely spiced. The food was not exotic but that is what I also experience on several safari's in South Africa.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM