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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.6
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1217 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 1217 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DianneB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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ThomasT
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

VERY OVERPRICED, used to LOVE this Restuarant , however Cost overrides and Smaller portains prevent Us from re-turning

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CoryA
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Well worth the money. Service was great. We will be back!

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ChadA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Aberdeen Food was so good we returned the next night to eat it again!

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vipMmason6303
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and everyone of the staff was friendly and wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional. We will definitely be returning, hopefully soon!

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TheTum
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a blast. Our server James was beyond excellent! Prime rib was perfect. Gonna be a regular now that I live nearby.

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PennyC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You always know what to expect there as nothing ever changes - nothing except maybe the wait staff. They do know how to cook some excellent beef there! I only wish that they would offer something different once in a while - specials of some kind to deviate from the standard menu. This is one of our go to places for celebrations. The other is that German place in Madison that I should probably not name. They also have the same standard menu but there are always multiple specials nightly to offer up some change.
The waitstaff at the Barn is always attentive and they strive to make sure your experience is great - this is one of the reasons I like going there.

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Suzette
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Charlottesville landmark lives up
To its reputation. The petite filet and scallops were very good and the service was wonderful. Ps the bartender made an excellent lemon drop martini 🍸

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My finace and I were in town celebrating her birthday. We found Aberdeen Barn and it was an amazing experience. We made reservations at 8 we were seating as soon as we walked in. Waitress was courteous and knowledgeable. For starters we were brought pretzels with cheese. Our salads were great. But the hit of the night was my ribeye. It was covered with a blue cheese butter sauce. It was out of this world. The steak was cooked perfectly and tender. Amazing flavor. My finace got the prime rib and it was just as amazing. Then dessert was another treat with warm pecan pie al a mode and a flourless chocolate cake with sauce. It was a little pricey but you get what you pay for and it was worth every penny. We will be going back!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to dinner that can sometimes be “high maintenance” and the staff didn’t skip a beat. They accommodated every request and when a couple of unexpected guests joined us for a quick drink they didn’t even bat an eye. The food is fantastic but I always feel that it’s the staff that makes the Aberdeen Barn so special to us.

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vipwine4foodie
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food & service were excellent! Decor is still very dated but won’t stop a return.

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TonyaL
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and friendly environment!

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PoorandHungry
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food taste was not exceptional, and my portion was much smaller than expected. Prices were definitely not consistent with the quantity and quality of the food I received. The service was decent, but not "unforgettable" by any means. So, if you want to pay a premium for run of the mill food, Aberdeen Barn is the place for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good waitress. Table in bar side. Food excellent. Eat there often. It id superb in all aspect

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LauraS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service!

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CarmineC
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was good so as the food!. Can you just get me stuffed olives with blue cheese for my Martin!. But other wise everything was great.

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Jaythree
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been eating here on special occasions for over four decades. Aberdeen Barn never disappoints. The service is most pleasant, the steaks are awesome, the smiles are rich, and all is well. I hope to be eating here for decades to come!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Parents night out 2020

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted a special restaurant to dine at before a concert. It was wonderful! Staff was very accommodating; although young, very polite! The meals were amazing and cooked to perfection!

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ChelseaH
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group and I were visiting from out of town. We were recommended this place by one of the hotel staff. They let us know this was one of the best steak places in town, and they had the best Prime Rib. We were not disappointed! Our server Jim was awesome. Funny, sweet, and welcoming. He made the experience so much better.

The prime rib was phenomenal. We each had a different meal and a couple bottles of wine. My team was over the moon about the quality of the food.

We wanted to go back every night we were here. We can't say enough about this!

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Aberdeen Barn for prime rib and steak! There is no substitute.

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DanH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service is excellent. No other way to put it.

The decor is a throwback -- wood-paneled walls, wagon-wheel chandeliers, etc. Some will love that; others might not.

The prices are pretty high. The steaks start around $40. The bill for four of us (including one bottle of wine, but no dessert) was more than $200, before the tip. We saw one young couple get seated, look over the menu, and leave -- presumably with a bad case of sticker shock. Unless you are "of means," the Aberdeen Barn is more of a special treat than a regular haunt.

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ChristinaN
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious as always! First time I had the lamb chops and they were excellent.

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Heather
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I ordered my ribeye medium well and all I could taste was char. I asked for horseradish and used that to cover up the taste. So many people had recommended Aberdeen Barn and we were excited to try it, but were ultimately disappointed. The bacon bits that came with the wedge salad and baked potato looked like they were out of a bag from Oscar Meyer. You really should have real bacon bits. I also found it frustrating that the only starchy sides were some form of potato. And that there was a $3 charge for mashed potatoes! I dont mind paying top dollar for a nice steakhouse, but it should be pretty close to perfect and this was not! The pecan pie was delicious, however with the strawberry shortcake there was something freezer burned. Additionally, parking was atrocious, we ended up at the hotel across the street and just had to pray we didn't get towed. Expected a lot more from this establishment.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food (steaks prime rib filet Mignon) all excellent service very professional food came out timely

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NelsonM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience is well worth the price. Excellent service and great food/drinks. Be prepared for low lighting (use your phone flashlight if you have trouble seeing), but the lighting creates a romantic and cozy atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food and ambiance. Old school feel without a run down feel. Service was prompt and friendly overall however a little rushed. That being said will definitely return and I highly recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation on Valentines Day and our Anniversary. We arrived 15 minutes early and were seated immediately. Wait staff was phenomenal and owner stopped by to check on us. Great night. Great food.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best beef as always! Nothing compares - not the Greenbrier, not the Homestead. It was true 50 years ago returning from Vietnam Nam and it was true again this Valentine’s Day. It makes C’ville a special place.

FAQs

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.6 stars by 1217 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.