Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.6
1247 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
At this time we ask that you please call for reservations for parties over 4 people 434-296-4630 as space is limited due to social distancing.
Established in 1965 as Charlottesville's premier steakhouse, dinner the Barn has become a Charlottesville tradition. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, award winning Roast Prime Rib, exceptional seafood and fine wines.
We are now open Wednesday - Saturday for inside dining, curbside pickup and outside seating when weather permits.

We are following all safe distancing guidelines and are disinfecting all areas frequently. We look forward to seeing you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1247 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always . I’ve had every cut of meat and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

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kippA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, COVID compliant, As always the food was great, server was amazing... Angela and her Staff brought another great night of what started as a steak craving into a great night of food and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had Scallops and a petit fillet. The scallops were over cooked the fillet was cooked properly “medium” but lacked flavor. The restaurant was not very busy, so they can’t say they food was over cooked due to have a lot orders. For a “steak place” we were disappointed in the quality of the food. We don’t mind paying higher prices for quality food. Unfortunately Aberdeen Barn missed the mark.

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PhilandSusan
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A good meal, but the service is what makes dining here so special. Our waiter was very attentive, and took care of us well. We enjoyed our food very much. One of our party was not satisfied with his prime rib, as he had asked for rare, and received medium well done. Otherwise, everything was delicious! We always enjoy our visits to Aberdeen Barn Charlottesville.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great as always. Servers are excellent.

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KalaD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and feels very safe under COVID pre cautions.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Our server Kathleen was wonderful! We will continue to dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best prime rib dinner I have ever had!!! I couldn’t believe the prices either. Very affordable and excellent quality!! Huge portions as well. Super find and a must go to place if in Charlottesville, VA and love prime rib.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. Great service. Great food.

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Pops1970
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was not crowded at all due to COVID and it being Tuesday evening but the service was excellent and the food outstanding, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric is awesome! The ribeye off the charts

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Notsogood13
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was disappointed, had heard such great things about this place. My wife and I both ordered filets and scallops, with oysters Rockefeller. Steaks were ok, scallops were like rubber. We got 5 oysters that were the size of a penny. The bottle of wine we got...was one I have seen at Walmart for $7. Had I recognized the name, would not have ordered it for $40. We certainly did not have a $200+ dollar meal for two. I have eaten at fine steak houses like Mortons and Ruth Chris, comparably priced and but dramatically different. Also, the facility is kinda dark and creepy, like someone's basement from the 1970's. Our waiter kinda tossed thing onto the table (wasn't looking for the golden corral treatment). Sorry to say, thanks but no thanks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 10 year anniversary celebration. Kathleen was a wonderful server and made the occasion very special.

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danielm
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always our favorite place to go. The Aberdeen Barn is always a wonderful experience!

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LindaT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the surf & turf and it was fantastic. The salad was fresh & the baked potato was perfect. I think our waiters name was James and he was superior asked all the right questions and made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our meal.

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Kellym
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely and they took plenty of precautions to keep everyone separate and not close by. Everyone wore mask and cleaned right away.

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Great
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good - classic high end steakhouse.

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vipWahoodoc
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aberdeen Barn is a classic steakhouse. It is our go-to restaurant when we are craving prime rib. The servers are excellent- they really take care of you without being intrusive. We were not rushed and had an excellent meal with another couple. No issues with any of our food. They do social distancing right without sacrificing the personal touch of fine dining.

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DeeC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The COVID-19 spacing was fantastic. The prime rib was cooked to perfection. The service was great. The waitstaff was very attentive. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary, being at Aberdeen Barn made it all the more special.

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WilliamH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner and great value. We will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
23 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Visiting my UVA daughter. Great food and relaxed atmosphere. Great experience!

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RitaV
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very pleasant experience. The prime rib was excellent. I ordered princess cut MR and it was perfect. You are still the best.

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RonW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only negative I experienced was that food was taken away too quickly. We had some great cheese and bread sticks left on the table when our dinner was brought in and without knowing it, they had removed the remaining cheese and bread sticks that I would have enjoyed after my meal. Everything else was GREAT!

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GlenB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, Great Service. Place is a little dated though.
Overall Great Place!!

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MPad
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had not been to the AB in 20 years. The food was ok. I was expecting more. Service was average only.

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JamesW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was the best. She was charming and funny. The prime rib was better than I had expected, and my wife throughly enjoyed her surf and turf. Would definitely come back here again.

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SueG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was served fresh and hot! All servers went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our food and service. Will definitely go back

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DianneB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was a spontaneous find. Great food & awesome service. The decor could use some updating but that didn’t deter from the wonderful dining experience with our dear friends celebrating both our 25th wedding anniversaries.

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JRCCHO
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good, but the price point has hit a threshold at which the food should really be amazing.

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Steve
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best prime rib I’ve ever had! We arrived a little early but the staff was very polite and accommodated our early arrival. Our servers were professional and friend. The drinks were strong, just the way I like them. I’ve been here three times now and I would recommend this place to anyone!!

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AlanB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Whenever I want the best prime rib and service the Aberdeen Barn is the place to go. I can always rely on the Barn to be first rate for any special occasion. They receive my highest recommendation and always have!

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910Fella
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted really good. Everyone was helpful explaining the menu and helping us choose some nice wine.

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KaylaH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked in and we were seated immediately. The waiter was polite and friendly. Quick service. Food was hot and delicious. Great time spend with even better friends.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Hadn’t been in quite awhile, standards seem to have fallen quite a bit. Service was questionable, food was cold. Expect far more for the cost.

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dennis
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great as usual. Another beautiful anniversary dinner. thanks

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JohnV
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience! It's our favorite place to go.

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WendyP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib is a must!! Service is always great too!!

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vipSheff
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best prime rib in Virginia. Atmosphere is of a traditional steak house, low lighting, wood paneling, and red banquets. Only complaint is that I was grossly overcharged for my two cocktails. Service was efficient and very attentive.

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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.6 stars by 1247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.