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
112 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)romantic (52)fit for foodies (37)great for brunch (34)scenic view (33)notable wine list (25)great for lunch (23)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (9)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Anniversary lunch
    Amelia2004
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I took my husband to the Boars Head for a surprise lunch in our 10th anniversary. It was a lovely atmosphere and good food!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a treat
    lukdem
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Our buffet lunch at The Boar's Head was a treat, as ever. This time, as usual, there was a great variety of dishes to choose from, the food was delicious (with rather dry pork as the only exception), and the desserts were irresistible--particularly the bread pudding, which seems to be famous and, for us, almost a reason by itself for making the 50+ mile trip! The attentiveness of the staff makes one feel like royalty. This, together with the graceful setting, has never failed to impress friends whom we have brought there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was our first dining experience here and it was delightful! Great service, delicious food, nice views and attention to details. We will be back during our next trip to vA!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great expectations
    RetiredAtLast
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    We were looking forward to a superior dining experience at a highly recommended establishment, but it did not meet our expectations. Service and ambiance were wonderful. The presentation of all the courses was excellent, but our palates were not satisfied. Perhaps this was because our preferences are not in line with current cuisine style, but you be the judge. A lobster bisque was served lukewarm; we prefer our hot soups hot. A trout was very dry and charred, although the underlying lobster succotash and lobster pernod sauce were delightful. A halibut was served with a clam source that was so salty, the existence of any subtle flavors was undetectable.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Putting On The Ritz
    HappilyMarried
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that should be first on the list for very special occasions. It's not cheap, but then it's not unreasonable unless of course you order up a nice bottle of wine or drinks to go with and then you can expect to pay $100 person or more by the time your done. However the menu is filled with wonderfully prepared dishes and the service is just the best in Charlottesville. I had let the restaurant know that we were celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary and that I had proposed to my bride to be at the restaurant. Everyone knew our name and congratulated us on the happy event. That was most special and made me look like I had planned it all elaborately. Really excellent service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a delectable experience!!!
    LuckyLady
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    What a delectable experience!!! The filet was the best we have ever had-kudos to a talented chef and wonderful wait staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must-do in Charlottesville
    TopChef
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Way better than average brunch at historic location - Boars Head Inn. A wide variety of brunch items - many very unique. Food was fresh and plentiful. Save room for the incredible dessert station!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mill room rave
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Very enjoyable experience we like for special occasions
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 44th Anniversary
    wwwest
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    My wife and I honeymooned at the Boars Head in 1969. We returned numerous times over the years. My last visit to the Inn was Mar 28th of this year which would have been our 44th anniversary. My wife passed away on Sept 15, 2013 and returning on that date and remembering her was very comforting. I intend to return often.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner Belle
    Dinnerbelle
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We had a lovely dinner at the Old Mill on a snowy day with a crackling fire in the fireplace. Service was excellent and the food was very good. We are there 4 times during our stay. Would go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Mill Warm and Cozy
    marieVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    We arrived and were seated at a lovely table in front of the fireplace which was going and wood continued to be added all evening. We started out with lobster bisque that was delicious but could have used a little sherry. We also had the duck breast that was quite good. The breast was not rare but was not overcooked. My husband got the lamb shank that was cooked perfectly. It was very tender and fell off the bone and was not overpowered by a sauce. I ventured for the rockfish that was served with clam broth and onion over a chorizo potato cake served in a bowl. It was an unusual way of serving but was light and not overcooked. The service was warm and not too attentive. Overall it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was great. Food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Service was great. Food was tasty and excellent. Just the right amount.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a GREAT KINIONG EXPERIENCE.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    a GREAT KINIONG EXPERIENCE. FOOD WAS DIVERSE AND OF GOOD QUALITY.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Tammie
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I only had a short time for lunch as I was attending a conference at the Inn. I was able to order the buffet, eat and return to the conference in time. The food was good and the service was good. I wish I could have spent more time in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast with a view
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had breakfast at the Boar's Head Inn. Service was fast and attentive. Were seated at a table for two with a great view of the pond. Would recommend as a place to have breakfast in Charlottesville, VA.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We had lunch at the Inn and the place was crowded and busy. I would say that the food was average based on previous visits to the inn.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate an Occasion
    2neighbors
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at the Boar's head. The chefs special wine paired menu was excellent and we were taken by the exceptional service that evening. Granted being a Monday evening it wasn't that crowded but our waiter was very attentive and it was a perfect evening. The Inn like setting in front of the fireplace was the perfect for a lite snowy evening. We've been here for Sunday Brunches before, and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary pleasure
    a3001milkman
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    A great experience for the family on our special day. The staff was exceptional and the food was likewise. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time at the Old Mill Room
    RusselltheChef
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food was above average but not the best I've ever had. The ambiance was what we expected. It is a great place if you are looking for a formal dining option. Many times restaurants are drafty. However, the temperature inside the Old Mill Room was cozy even on a colder night. The service was good. We ordered the all inclusive dinner option which we believed included a four course meal paired with a selection of Virginia wines. However, when the waitress delivered the check we were charged $19.00 for two desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Old Mill Room at the Boars
    cvilledinerVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The Old Mill Room at the Boars Head has a charming old Virginia feel with delightful culinary and wine offerings. Perfect for a romantic occasion or a business group outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Weekend Lunch
    Foodie71
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I'd previously dined at the Boars Head Inns Old Mill Room for a holiday luncheon in 2012. The buffet was amazing and I promised myself I'd return the following year. Unfortunately, I'd missed that chance but decided to treat myself to a pre birthday lunch with my daughter. The servers were prompt and friendly. The salad bar was fresh with a good selection of raw vegetables. The hot food was not hot, the chicken and sauce were room temperature at best. The mashed potatoes were delicious but only warm. The onion soup wasn't hot either. Compared to my first experience dining in the Old Mill Room this visit paled in comparison.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Sunday brunch price has now exceeded what I am willing to pay. The Bloody Mary or Mimosa should be included in the cost to make the brunch more reasonably priced. Great waiter and lovely setting.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    Dixicup
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Our evening was great! Our two waiters were so engaging and attentive. The food was wonderful. We were given a table by the fire as was requested. There was a birthday candle on my dessert and happy birthday written in chocolate on the plate. Nice! A truly lovely evening dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Treat
    sulu
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    The food was very good. The appetizer of scallops was done perfectly, but the lamb shank was possibly a tad overdone--very good, nevertheless. The wine list was extensive, but fairly pricey for our budget. We settled on a $65 bottle of pinot noir that we enjoyed very much. For breakfast, I had salmon and scrambled eggs. I don't order salmon often, so this was a stretch for me; however, the salmon was excellent and I was pleased with my choice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perfect evening to celebrate
    birds
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    A perfect evening to celebrate our 50th Anniversary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable holiday brunch
    Whaler
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Seafood was excellent and well displayed. Desert selection was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A beautiful and romantic place
    pcancvaVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The historic old mill's exposed beams are beautifully preserved, there's a roaring fire, high ceilings, soft light, and comfortable space between tables. All of this makes the Old Mill Room a great place for that special night out...as long as you aren't taking a foodie. Not saying the food is bad, it simply isn't "special". After all, the Old Mill Room @ the Boar's Head Inn is just a college dining hall, right? (In case you aren't aware, the inn is owned by some part of UVA). Point being this, if the company is THE most important for visiting the Old Mill Room, it's a great choice. However, if it's about the food, there are better choices in C'ville.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine's Day
    Valentine
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This place was superb. I knew it was top notch and it met, if not exceeded, all of my expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellence
    JRCCHO
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We decided to use a gift certificate, received at Christmas, for our Valentine's Day dinner at the Old Mill Room, and were not disappointed that we did so. The menu was prix fixe for the evening, and the selections for every course (four) made it very difficult to choose one from each course. Everything was delicious, as usual, and the service was outstanding. We look forward to our next meal at The Boar's Head Inn.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines dinner
    Belindatucker
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a great time. The atmosphere was very nice. The server helped us made a wine choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service....incredible
    Jody
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Outstanding service....incredible food...wonderful atmosphere! What else could one want in a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner spot with seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Great dinner spot with seating right in front of a large fire place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Christy
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We were especially impressed with the service and our server, Douglas!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service above all
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My fiancé and I chose a new place to celebrate her birthday. We usually stick to a few places that are locally owned/managed. This restaurant was on par with other top locals. The restaurant menu for restaurant week was a great showcase for the exec/sous chefs talent and executed spot on by the culinary team. That being said, the service from Nancy was well over the top. At no point was birthday or celebration mentioned that could have made a difference in attitude. She juggled several tables I'm sure but she made us feel like we were her only table. I can't say enough good things about her! Only complaint.... UVA students being loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Fabulous drinks in the bar prior to our wonderful restaurant week meal. We brought friends from North Carolina who were very impressed & we all loved our meals and the wait staff. Kudo's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorite places
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    One of our favorite places ---- romantic, excellent kitchen & service, old-school style. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    PenPen
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    For many years, we have enjoyed this restaurant year round for special occasions - oftentimes with family and friends. We love restaurant week and always book the Old Mill Room at the Boar's Head Inn. Our food arrived beautifully plated and was delicious. The service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • impaccable service
    Slobo
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    We ate dinner for Restaurant week but despite of popular price service and quality of food were as good as ever. We came here for various occasions during last 12 years and food was always delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old School Fine Dining at its Best!
    DianaW
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I took my husband to the Old Mill Room at the Boar's Head Inn for his 40th birthday. From the time we arrived, I knew we were in for a treat. The hostess checked my coat and promptly seated us. Our server addressed us by name and saw to our every need from recommending a wine to ensuring each course was served promptly while giving us space to enjoy ourselves and each other. The food was perfectly cooked, including my husband's scallops which he ordered for the first course. Even in the finest of restaurants we've received slightly overcooked scallops, it's easy to do, but his scallops were perfectly seared and delectable. All of the seafood was delicious and dessert was heavenly! They even remembered to add a birthday message! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant atmosphere
    JustCallMeSally
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    We joined friends here for lunch. We all enjoyed our meals. One of us had the buffet and liked it very well. I am not a big eater - usually - but managed to eat everything on my plate! While the room was large with lots of natural light, it was not loud. We were able to enjoy conversation with our friends without feeling that we were annoying those around us, not could we hear the conversations of others. I was really pleased with the service, which was attentive without being intrusive. This was our first time here in a number of years. We'll definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.