Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

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Steakhouse
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.
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BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aberdeen Barn is a must visit every time I’m in town for a class. The service is great; food is phenomenal; and the price is reasonable for a quality steakhouse. Be sure to try the crab cakes and barbecue shrimp appetizers!

R
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience:). Food delicious and staff amazing. Austin took good care of us.

BA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, excellent service, nice ambience. Every time we get to Charlottesville, we make sure we dine here. Also, a great place to just go and enjoy a cocktail in quiet surroundings.

c
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Barn is a wonderful throw back to a classic steakhouse!

HJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. The food, the service, no complaints at all. This isn’t a chain restaurant and it shows in the quality.

JH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic old spot
Lots of UVA athletic memorabilia
Roast beef our favorite

D
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

I have dined at Aberdeen barn before in Williamsburg and was looking forward to dining in Charlottesville however after going there I wan not pleased with the service nor the quality of the food. The steak was just OK less than I have had at the Williamsburg location. My wife's broccoli was cold when it should have been warm. The waiter was too occupied working at the bar to be very attentive to our table. I would not suggest this location to anyone. I am very sorry to say.

ML
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food an great service.

FO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. Sometimes we drive the three hours just for dinner. It’s that good and consistent. The prime rib is the best.

CB
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always consistent. Prime rib is not available most places, so you should order that. A little more seasoning and a more generous portion of horseradish would elevate the prime rib, as it was a little flat this past visit. Always nice servers.

JE
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent atmosphere, amazing food. We were visiting Charlottesville from DC and The Barn has a classic steakhouse look and feel.

MM
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All the steak/prime rib dishes were perfect but I was told by one of our party that the salmon was very dry

GM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

We were quite disappointed with the quality of the food. Expected much better for the price that we paid for the meal.

EE
San Antonio
45 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a classic steakhouse. My husband and I enjoyed the dining experience. Staff and service were impeccable.
We are looking forward to our next visit!

SH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service.
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JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

When I lived near Charlottesville, this used to be a go-to for special occasions. It is still expensive, but the food is not as good as in the past. In fact, I had a much better filet at half the price at Outback a week earlier. However, dessert was very good. Even though we had a reservation, our table was in a high traffic area between the entrance and the bar. Disappointed.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mothers Birthday

RG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Aberdeen Barn has been an old favorite for our family for celebrations, especially birthdays. Thank you.

C
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great Prime Rib, Caesar Salad and Lobster Bisque.

CB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As a long-time Charlottesville resident I knew about the Barn, but hadn’t been there in decades and it often flew under my radar. That changed with a terrific meal this weekend. Derrick provided excellent table and beverage service, the prime rib was delicious and the Barn potatoes outstanding! I guarantee I’ll be back very soon! Bravo!

SK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our experience at the Aberdeen Barn on Saturday was great. We had been there once before and wanted to return. Our waiter was excellent - as well as the other servers. The food was also excellent as well and we really enjoyed our dinner. We would highly recommend the Aberdeen Barn.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. And that it NEVER changes

T
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time in Charlottesville and we were recommended to try this place. Great experience. Food was delicious but not really the most bang for my buck. However, the service and ambience made up for it. Overall, my party enjoyed our visit here.

JC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience but will mention a few things...
I love ambience but it was a little too dark with just one tiny lamp..was hard to read the menu.
Food was really good but the coffee was old. Had been sitting in the pot a long time. I didn't complain .
Didn't want to cause a stir.
Our waiter was very professional and experienced but got very busy with other tables and left us waiting quite a while without coming back to check if we wanted coffee or dessert.
We've been coming here since it was the Angus Barn in the 60's and it's a favorite.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 2 year anniversary. He had never been to Aberdeen Barn so we decided to go there. The food was amazing as always, and our server (I don’t remember his name unfortunately) we great. He came to check on us about every 5-10 minutes, re-filled our waters without us having to ask, helped my boyfriend with the menu and got our food out to us moderately quick. Overall great time, and my boyfriend loved it! We will be back again! Thanks so much for helping us have a great anniversary dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really well

BS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Barn has the best prime rib anywhere. It’s always perfect!

NB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food. The service was outstanding, always welcomed with a smile!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Prime rib was incredible, as always. Shrimp cocktail was delicious but only 4 shrimp - would have liked to see 5-6 shrimp for the price. Server (short, red-haired lady) was friendly and helpful. Interior could use a renovation, but you go for the beef, which is killer!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been going to the “Barn” for 25 years. It’s the best

MB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Best steak! Pricey but so worth it. Had an enjoyable time. I would have liked if they asked if we were finished with some of the appetizers or wanted a box for left overs rather than just taking them away. Overall, the experience was very pleasant.

JB
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and good value. We were especially impressed with KATHLEEN, our server. She gave us exceptional service! We enjoyed the cocktails and the piano player. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

SC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent. We will dine there again on our next trip to Charlottesville.

BD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, quiet, old-school steakhouse ambiance. Highly recommended.

GO
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good classic steakhouse. Simple, quality ingredients always wins. If I am in area again, will definitely stop again.

KJ
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Service was rushed. What we ordered was not delivered. Filet was ordered med rare and was cooked solid. Broccoli was very poor and delivered after plates cleared, bad. Scallops were over cooked

OT
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite...EXCELLENT food and service!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service , food and ambiance.

KM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

The food and service- superb! The cocktails- terrific! The restaurant needs a “refresh” badly... seriously - badly. I enjoyed the experience, but it would be 5 stars with a major update. My 2 cents...

JD
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I grew up in Manhattan, NYC. That being said, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, and frequenting some of the best steak houses on the planet earth. Since moving from the greatest city on the planet, I’ve migrated to Charlottesville, Va, and let me tell you friends, NYC, or the rest of this very beautiful planet we call home, has nothing on “ The Aberdeen Barn” PERFECTION

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