Like stepping back in time—in a good way. Delicious prime rib.
Very disappointing. Two of us took boss to dinner, remembering that this had once been a "go to" place for a business dinner. We each had NY strips (medium rare), baked potatoes, a salad and spinach soufflé. The waiter failed to bring condiments for the potatoes; until reminded; he never bought the soufflé, even after two reminders; the salad appeared to consist of only iceberg style lettuce (waiter did offer pepper); Two of us ordered what use to be a great dessert: bourbon pecan pie with a scoop of ice cream. Additionally, one person had two martinis, one had one beer and a glass of red wine; and one had one glass of red wine. Here's the rub (no pun intended): NY strips were each ordered medium rare - they came closer to medium and were dry to our taste. The pie dessert crusts was very dry. And, we never got the spinach soufflé. The total bill was outrageously expensive for the quality of the beef and pies, and without the soufflés. We paid with two gift certificates, which included an undeserved tip for a total of $200.00. For value and services received, we will take our future business dinners elsewhere. Very disappointing experience!
I am 65 years old, and started going to the Charlottesville Aberdeen Barn when I was 15 years old. I left Charlottesville for about 30 years and have recently relocated back to Charlottesville. The Barn is everything I remembered it being and wouldn’t change a thing. Food was perfectly cooked and delicious.
Great bar and bartender. Food was great and the service was excellent.
If I ever need to be in Charlottesville again, I'll definitely revisit. The prime rib was great. My wife said the fillet was great too. Our server was the best.
The food and service was great. My only suggestion would to have more light in the dining area. It was so dark that could not see to read the menu and had to hold it up against the candle on the table to see.
When we walked in the front door it seemed a bit dark and old. The host picked lettuce from a bowl with her bare hands and placed it on what looked like a customers plate, ewww. The atmosphere just seemed stale and very old, not fresh at all. Our waiter did a very good job and was very friendly. Having eaten at Ruth's Chris and paid over a hundred dollars for a meal I was not impressed. The meal was overpriced for the value. The steak was good, just not that good.
This is a very nice and well decorated place who has great food, excellent service and a fair price.
One of our favorite places to eat in Charlottesville. Best Prime Rib dinners in the state. Staff is always great because they have all been there for years.
The food was good but the deep fried lobster tail appetizer was spectacular Our waiter was excellent and the service was great. A little pricey, but worth the stop.
Wonderful experience as always !!!!!! Best prime rib in the state!
By far the best meal in Charlottesville I personally recommend the crab cakes
Was on a First Date, and was stood up. The Hostess and Server were Great. Food was awesome, some noise from the waitress station and the decor needs to be updated, there was red tape on the booth upholstery that I choose. I made the best of it, I usually do not eat at high-end restaurants definitely worth the 3-hour drive. Had Regular cut Prime with Idaho baked potato and garden salad. The lesson I learned if a person is unsure the first date is going to work out make it worth your while and choose a great place to eat that way the disappointment won't matter as much. Thanks.
Good service and food. Priced a little high
The service was pleasant and very good! Food very delicious!
Great us usually! Will be back soon. Favorite place in Charlottesville
Best restaurant in Charlottesville. Food is excellent, service is excellent and atmosphere is friendly and inviting.
The food was wonderful, as always. We had escargots as an appetizer and followed it with the prime rib. Everything was delicious. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We were there celebrating a birthday, and got a delicious piece of cake to end the meal. The only reason I rated the service 3/5 stars was because the server made a very rude comment at the end, as we were getting ready to leave, which ruined the entire evening.
Very good! Would definitely go back again especially for the clams casino, lamb chops were good too!
Wonderful prime rib and service. Made for a great birthday dinner
We live an hour away from the Aberdeen Barn, and there are many fine restaurants between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville. However, enjoying the best prime rib we can find on our anniversary has become a tradition for us.
Service was lacking. Scallops poorly done. Cocktail less than okay. Mortons prices for Sizzler Quality experience.
Awesome service and atmosphere and most excellent prime rib
The atmosphere was very dated. Steaks were good, not great. Did not seem like a 4.5 star experience to us.
The food was good. Very traditional menu and a pleasant (also traditional) ambiance. Service was nothing special. I had told them it was my hauband’s birthday and there was no acknowledgement. It was pricey considering the entire experience. I know it has been voted a great place to go on a special occasion, but that was not our experience.
The prime rib and key lime pie were amazing! I wish there were better appetizer options. I’ve had the lamb before and although good, not worth the price. The service is excellent.
Everthing was good but for the fact they over cooked my husband New York strip. He sent it back and we left. Prime rib was awesome!! Oysters were very small in Rockefeller
The beef was amazing..and the house-made salad dressings were excellent. The sides however, were very disappointing, even served cold.
Service was understaffed, steak was overcooked. But the wine was good. Overpriced for the poor meal they offered.
Went to dinner with my wife for her birthday. When we entered we saw that they were very busy but seated us right away due to our reservation. We met our waiter and he was very attentive throughout our whole dinner process.
My wife and I both ordered Prime ribs and they were cooked to Perfection and outstanding. I would highly recommend going if you have a mind to and we intend to be back very soon again.
Absolutely the best prime rib in the area that I have found. Food fresh and the wedge salad was outstanding
Wanted to have a nice meal and we haven't been to AB in awhile so it was an easy choice. When it popped up on OpenTable, that sealed the deal.
Continues to be my go to special occasion restaurant in Charlottesville. And a great place for business dinners. The best prime rib you will find anywhere.
We had reservation for New Years Eve. The food was absolutely delicious. All food was cooked perfectly. Our waiter was awesome. Would highly recommend. It is very pricey but good place for special occasions. Will definitely go back.
The “Barn” is a Charlottesville institution. The quality of the food is outstanding and the service is attentive without being intrusive. Always a favorite place to go to especially when you want a great piece of prime rib.
Absolutely fantastic steak and excellent service! The restaurant was filled but not too loud. It's retro decor is authentic yet not shabby. It's cozy seating is tight yet private. A friend recommended it and we were disappointed.
Quaint yet dated steakhouse. Service is average with only one waiter for all the tables in our section and a busboy to assistant him. Blande salad. Poor quality dressing. Meat was cooked well and exactly to our order. The vegetables were overcooked and the escargot was well served but missing baguettes. We didn't stay for dessert. Overall 3 out of 5 stars.
We chose this location to celebrate my husbands birthday based on their online reviews. Our waitress Katherine was attentive, friendly, and very knowledgeable. The wine list was extensive and full of variety. The food was magnificent!! We appreciated that each course was brought out with the right amount of timing so we could enjoy it and not feel rushed. The starter salads and toppings were fresh, the steaks were flavorful and cooked to perfection, and the dessert was mouthwatering. We will definitely be visiting this location again the next time we’re in town.
Not the best value or menu variety, but a good fancy option...
Old School Steak house with delicious, generous portioned, well -prepared steak and prime rib. Crab cakes were also delicious. Loved the complimentary sesame sticks and crock of cheddar cheese spread .