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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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Eric is awesome! The ribeye off the charts
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.
Wonderful 10 year anniversary celebration. Kathleen was a wonderful server and made the occasion very special.
This is always our favorite place to go. The Aberdeen Barn is always a wonderful experience!
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.
Everything was lovely and they took plenty of precautions to keep everyone separate and not close by. Everyone wore mask and cleaned right away.
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.
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.
Great place for dinner and great value. We will be back
Great food and relaxed atmosphere
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.
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!
Great food, Great Service. Place is a little dated though.
Overall Great Place!!
I had not been to the AB in 20 years. The food was ok. I was expecting more. Service was average only.
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.
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
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.
Very good, but the price point has hit a threshold at which the food should really be amazing.
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!!
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!
Everything tasted really good. Everyone was helpful explaining the menu and helping us choose some nice wine.
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.
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.
It was great as usual. Another beautiful anniversary dinner. thanks
Always a wonderful experience! It's our favorite place to go.
Prime rib is a must!! Service is always great too!!
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.
VERY OVERPRICED, used to LOVE this Restuarant , however Cost overrides and Smaller portains prevent Us from re-turning
Food was outstanding. Well worth the money. Service was great. We will be back!
Aberdeen Food was so good we returned the next night to eat it again!
The food was delicious and everyone of the staff was friendly and wonderful
The food and service was exceptional. We will definitely be returning, hopefully soon!
Our group had a blast. Our server James was beyond excellent! Prime rib was perfect. Gonna be a regular now that I live nearby.
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.
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 🍸
Great food and service as always.
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!!
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.
Food & service were excellent! Decor is still very dated but won’t stop a return.
Great food, great service and friendly environment!
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.