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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.6
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1234 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 1234 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric is awesome! The ribeye off the charts

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Notsogood13
West Virginia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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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vipWahoodoc
Richmond
22 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

Great food and relaxed atmosphere

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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
2 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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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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vipscottw
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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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!

FAQs

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.6 stars by 1234 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.