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About Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

Established in 1965 as Charlottesville's premier steakhouse, dinner at "the Barn" has become a Charlottesville tradition. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, award winning Roast Prime Rib, exceptional seafood & fine wines.

2018 Holiday Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Emmett St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 296-4630

Website:
http://www.aberdeenbarn.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz music at our piano bar on Friday & Saturday evenings.

Parking Details:
We have a private parking lot adjacent to our building as well as street parking.

Executive Chef:
Robert Johnson

Private Party Facilities:
Aberdeen Barn is the perfect setting for your wedding rehearsal dinner, holiday party, business dinner or any special occasion that demands an excellent meal & exceptional service. We offer versatile accommodations & a wide selection of menu choices for any size gathering.

Private Party Contact:
Angela: (434) 296-4630

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Romantic (21)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (16)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fun (3)
Live Music (2)
Live Sports (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
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·Dined 2 days ago

One of our favorite places to eat in Charlottesville. Best Prime Rib dinners in the state. Staff is always great because they have all been there for years.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was good but the deep fried lobster tail appetizer was spectacular Our waiter was excellent and the service was great. A little pricey, but worth the stop.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful experience as always !!!!!! Best prime rib in the state!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

By far the best meal in Charlottesville I personally recommend the crab cakes

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined 6 days ago

Was on a First Date, and was stood up. The Hostess and Server were Great. Food was awesome, some noise from the waitress station and the decor needs to be updated, there was red tape on the booth upholstery that I choose. I made the best of it, I usually do not eat at high-end restaurants definitely worth the 3-hour drive. Had Regular cut Prime with Idaho baked potato and garden salad. The lesson I learned if a person is unsure the first date is going to work out make it worth your while and choose a great place to eat that way the disappointment won't matter as much. Thanks.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Good service and food. Priced a little high

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The service was pleasant and very good! Food very delicious!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great us usually! Will be back soon. Favorite place in Charlottesville

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Best restaurant in Charlottesville. Food is excellent, service is excellent and atmosphere is friendly and inviting.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was wonderful, as always. We had escargots as an appetizer and followed it with the prime rib. Everything was delicious. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We were there celebrating a birthday, and got a delicious piece of cake to end the meal. The only reason I rated the service 3/5 stars was because the server made a very rude comment at the end, as we were getting ready to leave, which ruined the entire evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Very good! Would definitely go back again especially for the clams casino, lamb chops were good too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful prime rib and service. Made for a great birthday dinner

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Savannah)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We live an hour away from the Aberdeen Barn, and there are many fine restaurants between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. However, enjoying the best prime rib we can find on our anniversary has become a tradition for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was lacking. Scallops poorly done. Cocktail less than okay. Mortons prices for Sizzler Quality experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Awesome service and atmosphere and most excellent prime rib

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The atmosphere was very dated. Steaks were good, not great. Did not seem like a 4.5 star experience to us.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food was good. Very traditional menu and a pleasant (also traditional) ambiance. Service was nothing special. I had told them it was my hauband’s birthday and there was no acknowledgement. It was pricey considering the entire experience. I know it has been voted a great place to go on a special occasion, but that was not our experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The prime rib and key lime pie were amazing! I wish there were better appetizer options. I’ve had the lamb before and although good, not worth the price. The service is excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Everthing was good but for the fact they over cooked my husband New York strip. He sent it back and we left. Prime rib was awesome!! Oysters were very small in Rockefeller

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The beef was amazing..and the house-made salad dressings were excellent. The sides however, were very disappointing, even served cold.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Service was understaffed, steak was overcooked. But the wine was good. Overpriced for the poor meal they offered.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went to dinner with my wife for her birthday. When we entered we saw that they were very busy but seated us right away due to our reservation. We met our waiter and he was very attentive throughout our whole dinner process.

My wife and I both ordered Prime ribs and they were cooked to Perfection and outstanding. I would highly recommend going if you have a mind to and we intend to be back very soon again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely the best prime rib in the area that I have found. Food fresh and the wedge salad was outstanding

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Wanted to have a nice meal and we haven't been to AB in awhile so it was an easy choice. When it popped up on OpenTable, that sealed the deal.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Continues to be my go to special occasion restaurant in Charlottesville. And a great place for business dinners. The best prime rib you will find anywhere.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had reservation for New Years Eve. The food was absolutely delicious. All food was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was awesome. Would highly recommend. It is very pricey but good place for special occasions. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The “Barn” is a Charlottesville institution. The quality of the food is outstanding and the service is attentive without being intrusive. Always a favorite place to go to especially when you want a great piece of prime rib.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Absolutely fantastic steak and excellent service! The restaurant was filled but not too loud. It's retro decor is authentic yet not shabby. It's cozy seating is tight yet private. A friend recommended it and we were disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Quaint yet dated steakhouse. Service is average with only one waiter for all the tables in our section and a busboy to assistant him. Blande salad. Poor quality dressing. Meat was cooked well and exactly to our order. The vegetables were overcooked and the escargot was well served but missing baguettes. We didn't stay for dessert. Overall 3 out of 5 stars.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We chose this location to celebrate my husbands birthday based on their online reviews. Our waitress Katherine was attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable. The wine list was extensive and full of variety. The food was magnificent!! We appreciated that each course was brought out with the right amount of timing so we could enjoy it and not feel rushed. The starter salads and toppings were fresh, the steaks were flavorful and cooked to perfection, and the dessert was mouthwatering. We will definitely be visiting this location again the next time we’re in town.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Not the best value or menu variety, but a good fancy option...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Old School Steak house with delicious, generous portioned, well -prepared steak and prime rib. Crab cakes were also delicious. Loved the complimentary sesame sticks and crock of cheddar cheese spread .

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve dinner with my wife was perfect. Appetizers of Oyster Rockefeller was a little over done, but we’re very tasty and the Escargot was outstanding. Steaks a spot on prepared perfectly to our doneness and my Lobster Tail was amazing. Our side dishes of house salads and both baked and Aberdeen potatoes were also delicious. No room for desert however I can assure you it’s probably delicious as well.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We went to the Aberdeen Barn after a basketball game because my husband was craving steak. It was a lovely evening. We were seated in a spot that enabled us to hear the piano man while still feeling private. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. The food was delicious. What more could you ask?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary and the staff was very attentive. Food was excellent as always and this is where we have gone to celebrate since our 13th anniversary as long as we have Lived here and will continue!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Attentive, professional service worthy of NYC. Known for beef, prepared expertly.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I have been here at least four times- always a friendly and accommodating wait staff, great food

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Birthday dinner for son- same awesome roast beef - will be back soon I hope

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Absolutely wonderful dinner for 2. Romantic, great salads, perfect steaks. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent filet steaks. Service was great. First time dining here but had been recommended by a number of people. We live an hour from Charlottesville so are not normally there at 5:00 which is when they open. Wish they opened for lunch. Definitely a great steakhouse with a different and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food
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