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About Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

Established in 1965 as Charlottesville's premier steakhouse, dinner at "the Barn" has become a Charlottesville tradition. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, award winning Roast Prime Rib, exceptional seafood & fine wines.

2018 Holiday Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:


Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Closed Sundays

Cross Street:
Emmett St

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(434) 296-4630

Website:
http://www.aberdeenbarn.com/

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

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

Executive Chef:
Robert Johnson

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (29)
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Romantic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (15)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (14)
Authentic (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Live Sports (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
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People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent. As always.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Third time this year we have eaten here. Tonight our waiter continually served through us, splashing us with water and beverages including dropping soda across my wife’s plate. Food was far below previous experiences. Seafood was over cooked and cool when served. Steaks were less flavorful then usual.

After spending $300 for dinner, will be hard pressed to return for some time.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great prime rib, extra thick, that paired with a good beer and salad made for a better than expected meal.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

It was our first time here. We enjoyed our corner table and the food was great. Our waitress was super friendly and just the right mix of attentiveness.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 7, 2017

It was a very busy night and i think that was reflected in the service. The steaks were perfectly dome and very tasty as always.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Classic Charlottesville restaurant. The ribeye and Clams Casino were fabulous as usual. Great, warm service. Love this place.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Talk about old school....what a pleasant throw back (I'm 56)!!! We loved the Aberdeen and our waitress could not have been friendlier!! Anticipate visiting C'Ville many times over the next 4 years and will visit the Aberdeen every time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Went for wife’s bday. She had the prime rib which was excellent. She said it was the best piece of prime rib she has ever had. I tasted it and agree; awesome. There was enough left over to take home and have the next day and it just as good! I had the chicken which was overcooked and on the dry side. I would expect that they would take the same care preparing a less expensive meal as the beef. That’s why I can only give it 4 stars. Service was just the right amount of attentive; not too intrusive but there when you needed something. The place is a bit dated, definitely old school, but showing it’s age a bit too much especially considering the prices they charge. Overall a good experience and we would recommend it for a special occasion. Get the prime rib!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Pinehurst)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I’ve always heard it was great but we were disappointed. Food wasn’t great and service was awful!!!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Overall amazing food, service and ambiance. Had an anniversary dinner here based on reviews and if this can help anyone, you will not be disappointed here. Perfect everything!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was my first visit and I was impressed. The service was first rate but the main reason I would recommend this restaurant to friends was the quality of the food. My wife ordered thick cut prime rib and I had a demonic steak. All our food was exactly as ordered and we have not had better food anywhere else, including Ruth's Chris. I am already anticipating a return trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was disappointed to say the least. There was a lot of advertising about Aberdeen Barn as THE steak in Charlottesville. Possibly in the past, but not now. Although the staff tries hard, the feeling overall is one of a very tired restaurant. Went to Texas Roadhouse the next night (tried not to but limited on time) and had a much better filet for $17 than Aberdeen’s “Delmonico” steak for $40. Premade salad in a worn (think “tired”) wooden bowl did not help. I would not go back.

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Had been recommended by a friend from work. The decor was very dated. I felt the menu probably hasn't change for a long time. We felt very over dressed compare to some other patrons. Saw some people in tee shirts. Our waiter was friendly but got my order wrong. I wanted no salad. He offered a side of broccoli instead. I end up with a salad and the broccoli instead of my baked potato. My steak was cooked perfectly. My wife's dinner was as ordered. In the end our dinner was okay but I wouldn't go back. There are too many better place downtown.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great food, nice place. Traditional steakhouse. Prime Rib lived up to high expectations.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great venue, really enjoyed ourselves on Friday. Service was outstanding. Can't wait to get back there!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I always love Aberdeen! Cosy restaurant nothing fancy but has a very good charm. Food is always great! I always get the Shrimp cocktail, Ribeye and mashed potato. I love their home made salad dressings! Great service, friendly professional stuff!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

the prime rib was tough,in the past it has been excellent,waiter Jim was great as always

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Derrick was an excellent server and promptly filled our beverage (soda) without asking us. I'd recommend him if you request a specific eating area.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Granted this is a steak restaurant and we ate salmon which was well done and poor quality, broccoli sent back and still raw, rolls stale, service too fast - more like fast food service. I dined alone to a bill of $55 and should have gone to another restaurant.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent as usual and the waiter we had was the best we have had anywhere in a while. Was very helpful and kept us up on drinks, extra condiments. Put candles on my husbands birthday pie. Had it wrapped up and waiting up front when we left. He made our surprise party for my husband wonderful! Good personality, friendly and outgoing.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

It's been a favorite for many years! I have never ever had a bad meal there and enjoy it for special occasions or just because I want to go out for a nice meal with my spouse for no occasion at all.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It’s just a good ok steak place. Food and service were great. Just a steakhouse of yesterday. I highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food was great. Sat in the restaurant area and it was perfectly lit. Great ambiance in the dining area. Nice light jazz music in the background. Bar area looked great and I would go back to sit on that side. Service was great, water glass is always filled and we didn't feel like we waited long for anything. Would certainly go back for another meal. Chocolate ganache was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Live Sports
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very enjoyable as usual, food was great and plenty for the money. I might suggest a little more light so that you can see the menu a little better. We look forward to this for a special meal!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Amazing food with a genius pianist Scotty, plus a large assortment of wines and drinks, with personable, professional and polite wait staff in a beautiful environment! Perfection!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Good for beef eaters. Salmon a bit over cooked. Great service. Waiter was delightful and patient with our group of seniors.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The rib eye is great as was the lamb. Fantastic key lime pie too. My only constructive feedback is that I would have liked a different side maybe sweet potato and the rolls didn't come until later in the dinner. A pretty expensive meal. We would go back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Nice place for a business dinner. I had a Great Steak.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Best prime rib in Virginia. I go there every time I am in Charlottesville and have never been disappointed. Wait staff has been there for sometime and provides excellent service. Great value for the price. Decor is a little run down but the food is great.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

From the time we entered the door, the service was exquisite!! Seated immediately and a server arrived immediately with iced water and another followed with rolls. Our server was right behind them. He was friendly and answered the questions we had. It seemed immediately he was back with our salad and a Lazy Susan with three types of salad dressing. We enjoyed our salads at our own pace and our salad bowls were whisked away. In just the blink of an eye our prime rib appeared followed immediately with our baked potato. The potato was accompanied with a Lazy Susan containing real bacon bits and sour cream. There was a server constantly filling water glasses and removing dishes. Since it was my husband's birthday, Jim, our server, arrived with a piece of chocolate cake with a candle. We were sent on our way with extra prime rib bones for our dogs! We DEFINITELY will go again. We hadn't been there for awhile and it was nice to see that it still maintained the high standards we had experienced before! Would definitely recommend to our friends!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The best steaks and prime rib in Charlottesville. The service is unparalleled.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food while costly seemed extremely cheap. The salmon and steak we were served were completely overdone, the salads from a bag, and the starter of sesame breadsticks and cheese whiz left a lot lacking.

Overall, terrible food for an exorbitant price made me rate it a 1.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Strong 4 1/2, very good. Old style steakhouse! Large portions and lots of bread etc. We had the prime rib which was cooked perfectly, scallops (over cooked) and the appetizer turned into an entree (as suggested by the waiter) of bbq shrimp. Salads were good. Left full and happy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Wonderful service, excellent food. They handled our large party of 20 beautifully!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

One of our all time favorites! Best prime rib in town and wonderful service. We’ve Never been disappointed.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Great service! Friendly atmosphere. Great great cuts of beef. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

wife and I went for a nice eveni g din er for our anniversay. everyone was wo dercul and pleasant, the menu selections were great, and the food was absolutely wonderful, best prime rib I have had in several years.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

It was great !!!

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

This was the first time my adult daughter had eaten at your establishment. Earlier this year, I'd promised her that I would bring her here for her birthday. I kept my promise and it was a truly wonderful overall experience for her.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Great time food was great;wait staff spot on my waitress Kathleen was one of the best any where I've ever been.the whole evening was very enjoyable made my wife's birthday very special thanks for all your great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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