As usual, the Boar's Head
As usual, the Boar's Head was terrific. I brought two guests, one of whom had never been there before. It was a lovely meal. The food was excellent, and the service was fabulous. I am already planning my next event for the Boar's Head.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Boar's Head May 2013
I had the veal chop: perfectly cooked, fork tender, medium rare. The morels and asparagus were superb accompaniments, and the tempura battered green onion on top was a whimsical touch, and the foie gras based sauce was exquisite. My husband had the pork tenderloin. Just excellent. Strawberry/rhubarb compote for dessert with honey ice cream. Followed by two complimentary house made chocolates and espresso. Very attentive service. A memorable meal. On a weeknight!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Old Mill Room never disappoints
We took friends to lunch at the Old MIll Room to celebrate a remarkable recovery from surgery, and the celebration hit the spot. They were as pleased as we consistently are, not only with the ambiance and service but also with the quality--and quantity!--of the food.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had not been to the Boar's Head in a while as I am from Boston. It is my favorite destination in Charlottesville. Diane had trout which was not farm raised. My son had steak and I, chicken. All were excellent We shared a bottle of 2009 Duckhead Merlot. We requested to be seated on the porch area which is nice and bright with great views. Certainly a place to go for a special occasion or just to have a nice dinner.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
always a treat
The buffet lunch at the Old Mill Room is a high point on any of our visits to Charlottesville. We also know from repeated experience that it is a real treat for friends whom we bring there, not only from the area but also from abroad.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I just celebrated
My husband and I just celebrated our 30 year anniversary at the Boar's Head and we had a fabulous time. The staff was so nice and they made us feel very special. When we arrived we had chocolate covered strawberries waiting in our room which was a big surprise. The B&B is lovely and the view was awesome! Thank you for a wonderful time. We hope to visit you again soon.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unique and wonderful
This was a wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent, appealing and unique. The service, particularly at dinner was superb. The staff went out of their way to make it special. Their we're plenty of choices on the menu. The only problem was that it was difficult to decide between them.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drove down from Northern Virginia to have lunch at the Old Mill Room. It was halfway between all our locations. There were four of us and we all had the lunch buffet and thought it was very good. No complaints from anyone -- which is unusual for this group!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Making a reservation was easy, and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful. There was a great variety of food and desserts, and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch with my family. This is a great place when you want something a little more special than the ordinary lunch get-together.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unparalleled service and atmosphere
Unparalleled service and atmosphere. Attentive and gracious but not suffocating. One of the most satisfying dining experiences in Virginia or anywhere. Interesting menu with all items well prepared and presented. Good size portions. Even wine by the glass = a seriously large pour. Any problem? No problem. The staff attends to every request without implicating the guest's neurosis. Afterwards, you're free to wander the Inn's grounds and check out the ponds, bridges, etc. For all the hype from the downtown foodie and grunge scene, THIS is what people think of when they think of Charlottesville. Highest recommendation.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Nice Way to Spend Our Anniversary
My husband took me for the moderately priced lunch buffet. Since it was the 4th of July there weren't many people in the restaurant. This was an added bonus for us. The food was very delicious and unique, from the soups to the desserts and everything in between. The waitresses were very attentive but not overly. It was a very pleasant dining experience. We plan to return sooner than next year's anniversary! Yum!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for a King, or a wannabe
Food was perfect, service impeccable, atmosphere romantic. The perfect setting for a quiet dinner for two with some one special.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice buffet, beautiful location
Lunch buffet included an extensive choice of salads, smoked salmon, and cheeses, 2 soups (including the signature spicy peanut soup), several hot entrees, vegetables, and desserts. A chicken and gnocchi entree was delicious. Dessert included excellent creme brûlée and pecan pie. Views of the Boar's Head Inn grounds are beautiful. Service was outstanding.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for Restaurant Week and loved everything we tried (but the Chocolate Pecan Pie with Brown Sugar ice cream was definitely our favorite)!
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! Portions
The food was delicious! Portions and flavor was suburb.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary dining experience
We had an absolutely amazing Anniversary experience at the Boars Head Inn! The food was gourmet, the wait staff was awesome (they went out of their way a couple of times to make us feel special), the wine list was pretty impressive, and the ambiance was unbeatable.
We would definitely recommend this to anyone on a special occasion.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
a Charlottesville gem
We drove over from Richmond to have lunch for our 36th wedding anniversary and were not disapppointed. We have eaten here a hafl dozen times over the years and always enjoy it so much. This time the corn and crab chowder was a standout, but all the foods on the extravagant buffet are delicious. And the service is attentive without being in the least intrusive which I truly appreciate.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Over several decades, the Boarshead Inn has been a true gem in the Charlottesville area.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Customer Service
The Boars Head Inn setting is wonderful, along with the professional wait staff. The group was greeted at the door and then immediate seating with expert customer dining experience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant, fun & Delicious
I booked the Old Mill Room for my mom's bday. I almost cancelled at the last minute due to another recommendation for a nearby place. I was VERY glad I did not. The atmosphere is awesome, you do need to dress appropriately and it was not loud which good for my parents. The food and presentation was outstanding. The filet melts in your mouth, the salads and soups are presented in a very creative fashion. They taste incredible as well. The service by Gary was outstanding, We never wanted for anything and it seemed he was right beside us the whole time. With the great food, great service and atmosphere, the Old Mill Room makes a special occassion even better!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambiance and professional
Nice ambiance and professional service. Food was good but not great. Wine selection is good but overpriced.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never been disappointed!
The Old Mill Room @ the Boar's Head is a wonderful dining experience -- and we've never been disappointed. Our first visit was on our honeymoon, and we've been back every wedding anniversary since. They are accommodating to special requests, the food is outstanding and I love it when the server brings out a special appetizer from the chef for us to try. We will continue to celebrate our anniversaries at the Old Mill Room.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had dinner last weekend and hope to make it back over the holidays. We stayed at the Boars Head and have nothing but glowing things to say. The room as large and well appointed, even though the hallways to each room were a bit "creepy". We would have enjoyed sitting at the bar at the Bistro 1834? but it's very small so we weren't able to hang out after dinner to have a drink...a bit disappointing but nonetheless, we had a great time and plan to return. BTW, the dinner was delicious from start to finish and the wait staff was spot on.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy Charlottesville,
We enjoy Charlottesville, and the Boar's Head Inn is at the top of places to visit and see. The food was great, and our waiter was very attentive. White table cloths, and clean wine glasses, and good food were catalysts for a great ambience.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Minute find
Driving back to RVA from the Blue Ridge, needed a place to eat. Looked on OT and were lead to The Old Mill Room. We had heard of The Boar's Head Inn from when we lived in VA. The restuarant was an absolute gem. The Veal and Tenderloin wonderful.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
30 anniversary dinner
Lovely dinner Sunday evening. Excellent meal. Room especially cold so I moved my chair but had to keep coat on. Wine selection terrific.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just celebrated our anniversary
We just celebrated our anniversary there, and it was perfect! Good food, romantic setting, and our server Leah did a great job. Dinner there was well worth the money, especially for a special occasion.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Charlottesville Gem
If you happen to be in Charlottesville, VA, and want a lovely dining experience, don't miss the Old Mill Room at the Boar's Head Inn.
Owned by the University of Virginia, the Boar's Head Inn exudes "southern hospitality". We took guests there and lingered over dinner for over three hours, never feeling rushed. It's a very special place!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and simple experience
Lovely rooms well decorated (seasonal curtains, exposed wooden beams, historic photos, glassware, large mirrors, wood tables and chairs, linens). Wonderful, tasty, varied and healthful lunch buffet selection. Professional and efficient wait staff.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I are very glad we visited. The service was very good. The food was hit and miss. The good was excellent, but my lamb reminded me of cafeteria mystery meat. The wine list is the best we have found in central VA.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the meal and the
We enjoyed the meal and the service. All of the wait staff were attentive and helpful.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best cheese plate we ever
Best cheese plate we ever saw. Totally awesome and the standard for all others
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable anniversary lunch
Second time there and first for my bride of 27 years. We thoroughly enjoyed it, but it was tough going back to work afterwards. Neither one of us needed dinner that night. Bread pudding had been recommended both times and didn't disappoint. We both really liked the salmon.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
I go to Boar's Head whenever
I go to Boar's Head whenever there is a special occasion or I want the meal to be special.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, the Boar's Head
As always, the Boar's Head offers great food and service.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was as expected, but the service was very attentive and courteous.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always have a great time when I eat at this place. Really nice food, service and ambiance. No fast food, dress code required.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A dark evening (fall) in a dimly lit area had us traveling well under the 10 mile speed limit to find a sign indicating where the restaurant was in relation to the various buildings on the property. That coupled with the FULL parking lots (due to a wedding) had us parking a ways from the restaurant. However, we would both gladly do it all over again to have the wonderful experience that ensuedany day of the week. All of the staff, especially our waiter Doug, were extremely polite and pleasant; and the food - positively excellent! We were celebrating a small big-city-escape as well as our growing family and the staff made sure it we had just that. Be sure to order multiple courses and settle in for/savor a wonderful dining experience.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and they went out of their way to make it special for us. Food and wine was excellent!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's fancy and elegant, but not ritzy. The food my wife and I had was superb. And the host accommodated my request to be seated by the fireplace. I'm pretty sure that my wife and I were the only people in there under 60, but that's just fine. :)
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wine country mini break.
We stayed at the Boar's Head Inn, and an added bonus was the Old Mill dining experience. Included was seasonal and locally sourced ingredients and a wine list featuring many wonderful local wines.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Charlottesville Treasure
This lovely restaurant is owned and run by the University of VA. The entire facility is well-maintained and the main dining room is very elegant and rustic with much history. Be sure to ask your server about the beams on the ceiling.
Our meals were very good. The fall gnocchi was prepared with a sage-brown butter sauce, mushrooms and mandarin oranges. It was topped with arugula that had a light dressing. One member of our party had the veal chop and he said that it was prepared perfectly. The grill scallop entrée was beautifully presented, but the portion was rather skimpy given the charge. Dessert of the chocolate tart was rich and the serving was generous. A spiced cake with nutmeg ice cream and the hit of the evening.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Must Return To!
My party and I ate here on the last night of a trip through 18th century gems including Monticello and Colonial Williamsburg. We were all tired, and possibly not at our best after a week of travel and restaurant eating. However, that did not diminish our appreciation for the lovely setting, the attentive service and the delicious and inventive food offerings.
Recommended highly to anyone.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
At last perfection
All phases of the restaurant experience were outstanding. The menu and wine list provided detail and variety of choices. The presentations and preparations of all the dishes were superb. We look forward to returning to try different dishes and wines.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
My frustration level was increasing while roaming the area seeking a parking space. However the rest of the evening went better. The service was knowledgeable and friendly, apologized for running out of scallops, and suggested the salmon as a substitute. It was excellent. During the evening I noted especially the attentive service from the waitress and dining room helpers.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Boars Head has NEVER been a disappointment and my most recent experience was no exception. I celebrated my late wife's birthday on that day. The staff was attentive and compassionate and made for a wonderful experience for me and my wife's spirit.
God Bless the staff and the Inn for helping me through a very difficult time.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Trip to eat
The 2+ hour one-way drive or partial day-trip is always worth the time it took, as we always look forward to sampling the buffet of the day. We are never disappointed with the variety of foods and the service at the Old Mill Room. You will not be either!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always make a point to
We always make a point to dine here when in Charlottesville and are never disappointed. We have also enjoyed staying at the Boar's Head for Christmas and hope to do so again.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had cocktails at the bar, then 4 for dinner, day before Thanksgiving. First time at BHI for dinner. 3 entrees - very good; 1 - really NOT. Lamb loin wrapped in prociuto was very tough, dry & flavorless(didn't send back, not wanting to have others wait) perhaps change to Rack of Lamb or chops for better appeal & satisfaction. Ambiance was really nice; loved all the history the room represented; will definitely return to try weekday lunch & Sunday Brunch.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
As usual, the holiday buffet delivered. Some of the most moist and succulent turkey breast ever roasted. Starters included smoked duck (to die for), oysters on the 1/2 (just so so), marinated mussels, fantastic crab claws and slightly underdone shrimp. The cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes and fresh green beans were spot on. And again … oh, that turkey! Nice service, pretty room, wonderful desserts. AND no clean up (also no leftovers but you can't have everything).
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM