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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.4
4.4
1417 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 296-4630

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Angel Diaz

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Cross street

    Emmett St

  • Parking details

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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,417 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

  • Charlottesville

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  1. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience for my daughters first time to AB for her birthday and she really enjoyed it
  2. MW

    MeredithW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little pricey, and from the 1950's, fantastic food
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Father’s Day celebration dinner. The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable of all the items on the menu. I ordered French fried shrimp. It literally was cocktail shrimp that was deep fried. It wasn’t very good. My husband had the prime rib su jus. It was decent but lacked sufficient seasoning. Since acquired by new ownership I must say the food quality has suffered.
  4. WS

    WendyS

    Mobile

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    I have heard about this place for many years and decided to try it. Disappointing. I can say the bread was good, and my scallops were great. My mom liked her prime rib. My husbands steak was tough, not very flavorful. When my husband doesn't finish his steak, something is wrong. The waiter was great so I won't fault him (much) for forgetting our appetizer but he did make it up to us by comping a drink. The creme Brule wasn't chilled enough and tasted of burnt sugar at some areas. I ordered broccoli and it looked like a massive tree--very difficult to cut up in the small serving dish. And we were all very disappointed in the Caesar salad! I, am not sure there was dressing, only lots of parmesan cheese on it. I think in its heyday years ago, it was the best steakhouse in town. Unfortunately, it was not nearly close to the best steakhouse I've ever eaten. Especially, for the price.
  5. BB

    BeckyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Celebrated or 49th wedding anniversary. Love Aberdeen Barn.
  6. BJ

    BuddyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Meal was execellant. We had prime rib, the best we have had in a long time, and crouper. Service was also execellant. Little dark, but our eyes adjusted.
  7. DS

    DonaldS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We have always enjoyed Aberdeen barn. We have dined there at least 6 or 7 times. It is expensive but we felt that the food quality was worth the price. However, this time, the beef wasn't nearly as tasty as I remembered. I don't feel like it was worth the price.
  8. BE

    BrianE

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent. Prime Rib amazing. Our server Mark was very attentive and gave great recommendations.
  9. MT

    MikeT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Prime Rib and fried shrimp were both excellent - service was great
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We randomly selected the Aberdeen Barn as we were visiting Charlottesville and Wow we were very pleasantly surprised. The food and service were top notch…had a great hometown feel!
  11. AM

    AndreaM

    Baltimore

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Birthday’s
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Paid 200 for what felt like Texas Roadhouse style food. It was good but for that price it should have been better
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure to dine here. As patrons for over 20 years it is never anything but a delightful experience.
  14. H

    Hoos59

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Your Margarita Drink could stand a lot of improvement. TASTE IS FLAT!
  15. ME

    MarkE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This venue is good for those once a year occasions. The food is excellent but overpriced. Come with the expectation of a dinner for two costing well over $100 without alcohol or dessert being included.
  16. KS

    KenSomm

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The price of the steaks is through the roof petite tenderloin 6oz = $54, filet Mignon 9oz=$74 with just a potato, no vegges great wine selection but red wine is much too warm to drink
  17. TC

    TimC

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Overpriced food and below average food and service. Fish was over cooked. Bread was hard. Salad was drenched in dressing. $75 steak tasted off. Very disappointing.
  18. ML

    MaryellenL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Barn is a iconic, been here FOREVER and never changes and thay's why it's the best place in Hoo'ville to go when you want outstanding food and service and ambiance Love it!!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We ate dinner here while my husband and I were in town for a wedding. The best parts were definitely his filet mignon and my prime rib. While the meat was awesome, almost everything else left something to be desired. Service was slow and we were there for over two hours eating. My broccoli that I got for my side was cold upon coming out and the “barn potatoes” is just a potato cut into three pieces with nothing on it.
  20. SP

    StephanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Won’t be my last. Was amazing. I cannot wait to come back!
  21. c

    charno

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ad the ribeye and the prime rib. Both were high quality beef, perfectly prepared. Wine list is not huge but has some excellent wines. Service was attentive. it is steak house so stick the beef. Might seem a little spendy for Cville but worth it
  22. R

    Rick

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great, but overall the experience was just okay. Food was good, but I felt it was overpriced. I was hopeful to find a great steakhouse here in the neighborhood, but this didn’t make my list.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service! An enjoyable evening all around! Prime rib and lamb chops were delicious!
  24. LW

    LarryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable meal and the waiter was one of the best we have ever had there. All your staff are great as well and we have and never will regret such a wonderful restaurant as the Aberdeen Barn.
  25. HK

    HeatherK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Over priced so dark inside had to use flashlight on phone to see steak….steak was under cooked sent it back came back tough and flavorless no seasoning on the steak…. Waiter didn’t come back until check time didn’t ask why all the steak left on both plates
  26. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best steak house in town! Great food and excellent service.
  27. RC

    RichardC

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always the BEST!!!!!! Great staff and great food and drinks
  28. M

    Melissa

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fine steakhouse. Excellent service and delicious, well prepared to order food. Good variety on the menu. All in all, a consistently great experience.
  29. T

    Todd

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. The beef was super tender with wonderful flavor. Our chicken eater (who eats chicken at a steakhouse? A Californian.) was impressed with its tenderness and flavor. Shrimp cocktail and French onion soup were also enjoyed. If you like mushrooms don't pass up that side dish. Our waiter was very helpful, always there when needed but did not hover. Aberdeen Barn has never disappointed us.
  30. AM

    AnthonyM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was fabulous and our server was flawless. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal from start to finish and the staff was pleasant and extremely attentive. Wonderful prime rib and lamb chops and the most tender lobster tail. We highly recommend.
  31. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at the Aberdeen Barn for years and the food and service have always been great.
  32. CE

    CharityE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was excellent he made the whole dining experience worth coming and wanting to come back again and again. You could tell he enjoyed his job and loved seeing familiar customers coming in and engaging with them on a one on one level
  33. K

    Keith

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly attentive service. Felt like I was part of the family.
  34. JA

    JonA

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    We were looking forward to eating at Aberdeen Barn but the meal was not a good value. Fish was overcooked, vegetables were poorly served: broccoli had not been trimmed and just a big hunk on the plate. Creamed spinach tasted like green giant creamed spinach, obviously not prepared in the kitchen. Meal for 5 over $500.
  35. CP

    ChiefPritch4266

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time there and still a great place for outstanding steaks! Service was fast and waiter checked in often! Highly recommended!
  36. MG

    MichaelG

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great experience last night with old friends. Angelos and her staff made us feel welcomed and appreciated. the food was great and served in a reasonable amount of time.
  37. c

    contessa

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I ordered the Princess cut rib roast, which I have enjoyed here many times, but this evening it contained so much fat that could not be simply removed so that I left half of the entree on my plate, uneaten. I thought I could always count on an occasional treat of a slab of beef at The Aberdeen Barn, but I will not be coming back. On a positive note, the onion rings were devine.
  38. GB

    GabrielB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and great service. Get the prime rib it is world famous in my opinion. The shrimp cocktail is amazing and cocktail sauce is homemade. Great atmosphere. For four people it was over 200 but it was worth it. I cannot wait to go back.
  39. JH

    JasonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a reservation and was about 15 mins early and got seated right away. From entrance, to being sat, served and our exit, experience was great! Service and food were wonderful and this was our second time dining here. We will definitely be back soon!
  40. B

    Bugsybee

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurant around service great food great just a great all around restaurant touch above.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.4 stars by 1417 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

2018 Holiday Dr Charlottesville, VA 22901

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Emmett St

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Angel Diaz

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (434) 296-4630

  • 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

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