Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.4
1386 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 1386 people are saying
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StevenS
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Eric was on the ball. We were never in need of anything right down to the catsup for the steak fries. Kept our drinks coming. Tipped him well for his efforts.
Prime rib was out of this world.

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vipwine4foodie
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Our waiter was good as always as was the food.

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SusanH
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best service and food! Been going here for years.

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MikeT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Prime rib was some of the best I have had. Cream spinach was tight and almost dry and I really enjoyed that consistency and the flavor was great. Thousand island dressing was peppery and one of the better versions I have had. Everything else including the oyster Rockefeller and barn potatoes were just ok. Crème brule was not good.

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Laurie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfectly cooked, served in a timely and courteous manner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner on all counts. Perfect steaks and prime rib. James was our server, and was always checking on us.

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vipStuart
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always great food and service. Crowded last night with a pregame crowd. Eating there again on Saturday night.

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Ricke
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Aberdeen Barn has some of the best Prime Rib I have ever had and I have HAD A LOT! Prices in my opinion are a little exorbitant especially since you have to pay extra for a salad which I believe used to be included. If price isn't a concern I highly recommend it!

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AubreyG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment myself and family walked through the door the great experience started. From the greeter to the server everything was outstanding! Our food was great, everything cooked as ordered.
We had a great experience celebrating my 25 yr old daughters birthday!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always in every aspect of dining. We always go here just for fun or special occasions. I always get the prime rib and it never disappoints! The staff is the best and do an outstanding job!

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David
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Steak was tender and very flavorful. We went there for our anniversary and the staff made it very special

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Denise
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with Covid issues that affected the menu, it was perfect as always! We appreciate your efforts to maintain such a wonderful dining experience! Best to all!

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LyndaS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Had lamb chops & filet mignon. Escargot was very good as well. Service was timely and just the right amount of attention paid to us!

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vipSheff
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed this visit. Onion soup was very salty. Prime rib although prepared perfectly had little flavor. Needed some seasoning.

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Mglbw
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Good was mediocre at best. Steak wasn’t cooked correctly crab cakes were cold breadsticks could break a tooth. Friendly staff though.

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ReneeM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Dated. Many better places to eat in Charlottesville. Fish was unedible.

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Birthday
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Service was good. My lamb good. My husband's steak was a disappointment and barn fries dry. Salad and dessert
good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Visited my daughter over the wkd and took my her and her friends, all are attending UVA, out for a nice steak dinner. While the service was great, we all had the worse stomaches afterwards. I will never return sadly.

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NancyG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner is always the best steak dinner to be had. Great staff who were checking on us constantly, making sure we had everything we needed.

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TeresaB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe because it had been a while since we had visited, but it was even better than expected. The filet mignon was the best I've ever had,

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vipJamesElGato
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a party of five for my son's birthday. I would recommend this place for special events like this. The staff was attentive and the food was very good. Wedge salad was particularly good and the prime rib was not the best I have had, but was very good. Tax and tip take the bill to about $80PP, so not an everyday choice.

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ZeldaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Awful service from teenagers who don’t know what they’re doing. The escargots were dry and virtually impossible to remove from their shells and the steak had very little flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Fairly disappointed for a once great restaurant.

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BarbS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Aberdeen Barn NEVER disappoints. Everything on their menu is delicious, but the prime ribs is the absolute best. The friendliness and efficiency of the staff tops it off.

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Rabbit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visit several times per year, we live 1 1/2 hours away and it is always great food and the lady that waited on us was great. The food is some of the best that we have ever had and i would recommend it to anyone. Keep up the good work and happy holidays.

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vipRobertMoran
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around food service and ambiance

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vipGaryM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for me and my wife. Prime rib is awesome

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vipWilliamF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is legendary!

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TrishG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server, James, was terriffic. He made us feel very comfortable.

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vipNOLALadyinSF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite when visiting Charlottesville. Hope the piano bar returns!

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JoeCvilleVa
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were wonderful. That says it all.

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Cathy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, was a bit noisy. Service was good and definitely we weren't rushed to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience as usual. Loved that they were respecting Covid protocols yet delivering an incredible customer experience.

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Christopher
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service pricy but worth it we love this place one of if not the best restaurants in Charlottesville.

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MarinaM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - we devoured our steaks. Wonderful service.

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ChristopherT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The food and service are always exemplary!

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JeffreyY
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Many key items on the menu are gone due to Covid. Portions seem smaller on the steaks. Same prices. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The steak was good but dessert and sides were not up to par. A little expensive for its value. But nice atmosphere :)

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

There is a difference between old school and just plain old. The prime rib was fine cooked to temp and not overly fatty but that is about all I can say that was good. The creamed spinach was disgusting it had a gun like consistency and was flavored poorly. Building was old and poorly kept felt dusty and musty. For the prices they charge you would think it would have been a much better experience but sadly very average at best.

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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.4 stars by 1386 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.