Great find in Charlottesville
Delicious crabcake...just like the Northern Neck! My friend had the sublime tenderloin medallions. We'll be back!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very good restaurant just opened!
We are so happy that such a good restaurant that really wants to please its customers has opened 10 minutes from our house! We live 20 minutes from Charlottesville which we love and will continue to patronize its restaurants. But Shadwells recently opened and I have been there twice. I have been very pleased both times with my food. I had the fish tacos appetizer, which consists of 3 tilapia tacos and is dinner sized for a moderate appetite. The second visit, I had the fried oyster platter and Shadwells knows how to fix them! They were beautifully presented and really good. I split a piece of key lime pie with hub and we both loved it. Hub's appy was the seared tuna with salad and it was perfection.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A pleasant surprise!
In short, don't hesitate to go for the food! It was overall excellent, and I'll go back. Sampling around the table, the tuna was excellent, as was the filet and the shrimp. The grilled lime chicken was very good, as was the grilled asparagus. The desserts too were quite good; try the apple crisp if it's available.
The only disappointment with the food was the risotto (part of the grilled chicken plate) - it was bland beyond description; not the slightest hint of any flavor.
The restaurant has no particular style or ambience. It's just a bar/restaurant with multiple TVs. It's a little noisy, but not bad. Easily fixed if they choose to do so.
Service was very slow. They could do with one less hostess and one more waitress.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were really good We ate at that place last year when it was a Topeka Steak House and were very unhappy.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You're going to love this place...
This could become my new favorite "I want a great meal but don't want to spend a fortune" place. Both lunch and dinner offer a well balanced menu and to date, nothing has been less than awesome. Check out the seared tuna salad--there were other options I wanted to try for lunch, I'll be hard pressed not to order this again and again. At dinner I asked to switch up the sauce in the seafood pasta; executive chef Jabari Wadlington came to our table to be sure he understood what I was hoping for. His demeanor was humble and extremely approachable unlike the typical haughty chefs I have had encountered. As long as they continue to provide the quality they currently deliver, I will do everything I can to be sure Shadwell's is successful.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ate here by chance on a trip through the area. The staff was so friendly and the food excellent, especially the chocolate bourbon pecan pie! Would love to have this restaurant and its menu in our area.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff is friendly and makes you feel truly welcome! The food is good but could use a little more down home flavor.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time for Brunch. We
First time for Brunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and private setting in smaller back room was perfect for our private family gathering. We will be back for sure!!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had dinner w/6 gal pals. Noise level was such that we could carry on conversations and hear each other - that's often not the case at restaurants. We each had a different menu selection and everyone was happy with theirs. Good meeting place for us.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were looking for a local place with a breakfast/brunch menu a little different that the normal grill. We found it. Nice menu, good food, friendly service. We'll be going to Shadwell's again.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Charlottesville Gem
The food is outstanding. I had the She Crab soup for an appetizer which was superior and the stuffed pork chops entree. The presentation showed an attention to detail. The food arrived hot and the taste was outstanding. Try the Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie for dessert. Very tasty. The service was warm and friendly. On this side of Charlottesville, there is no better restaurant and compares favorably with any in the area. I will definately return.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food, mediocre ambiance
Went here for my wife's birthday. The tables are comfortable but the feel of the restaurant is bleak. The food was amazing and the prices are very reasonable. The menu was diverse and all the ingredients were fresh. They also make good drinks. I highly recommend the restaurant and encourage the owners to consider a decorator. If the ambiance was improved this place they'd be unstoppable.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM