Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.6
1270 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 1270 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bmfoodxrittic
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Clean, good service, decent value. Could use updating

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JanetteG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed! Always great food and service with a quiet atmosphere

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TraceyT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great. The food was awesome was cooked perfectly the first time. We were giving hot dinner rolls as needed. We enjoyed our dinner. Keep up the good work.

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chrisk
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening
Service was excellent
Cocktails were very good.
Very nice wine list.
And the steaks were top notch

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LenP
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good when we come here for dinner. We've been coming here for over 30 years and have never had a problem. One of the best steak houses in the country in our opinion, and we've been to many across the country.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was outstanding. Our server, Drew, was attentive and friendly. The decor is a bit out dated but I think that adds to the whole experience. Great place for a special occasion. Would recommend!

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krista122
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great steaks and a great wine list. Good place to take a group.

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Scilla
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Aberdeen Barn is going to extreme lengths to create an excellent dining experience during these strange times. The food, as always, was superb. The service was attentive yet careful. Tables are spaced really far apart which made us feel we were having a private dinner. We love the Aberdeen Barn for a traditional old-school steakhouse experience. It’s a very special place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding at the Aberdeen barn. So very nice

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vickys
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was great! Highly recommend! Our server Kathleen was terrific!

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RandyT5194
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

McCormick & Schmick, it's not. It's a college town steakhouse. Overstuffed leather banquettes, nice wooden panelling, brass that was last polished when Ford was president. My "New York Strip" was maybe 1" thick. The creamed spinach was inedible (what was that chemical taste?). The sauteed mushrooms were OK, but not overly plentiful and seemed to have come from a can. The baked potatoes were large (good) and tasteless/overcooked (for a 7pm reservation... how do you do that?)

Sorry, for my $60 a head I expected something classier. Instead, we walked in to a foyer that features an open storage closet.

Now, to be fair, we had a nice time. The waitress was wonderful, friendly, chatty in a good way. The service was prompt.. The classic breadsticks and cheese. She really enjoyed her prime rib.

So sorry to bring bad news. If you're reliving your college days, or if you want to impress your sorority date by spending big bucks, you'll love it. If you're an objective food lover, you'll tolerate it.

I'll click on "Yes, would recommend to a friend" but only because I suspect there's nothing better here.

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BillC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve gone to AB for a long time. It’s still just as terrific today as our first time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable meal with attentive service!

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AnnetteC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were from out of town and really wanted Steak. Was exactly what we were looking for. Great food, drinks and surroundings. Will return if back in Charlottesville

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RonRon
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food great service. We go every year for New Years eve. It was a little different this year with the pandemic.

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TobyN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with excellent food and outstanding service.

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AnthonyS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!

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Whit
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding, as always! Thoroughly enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience here! The food and staff are fantastic!

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MichaelM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went back 2nd night in a row. The 1st night the steak was superb. This time it was fair and had lots of fat. A bit of a disappointment, especially at this price level.

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kjrkjr
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as expect at the Barn. I would say that it's not as nostalgic and traditional/semi formal as it used to be. Lot's of kiddos, shorts and flip flops, and ball caps and camo. Love all those things personally, but just not at the Barn. Will definitely continue to spend money, just observation. With 20% tip, bill for two was around $200...petit filet, NY strip, crab cake app, two salads, two glasses of wine and two liquor desert coffees.

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loved
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been dining here since I moved to Charlottesville from NJ in 2001. Always a special place for us whether a special occasion or treating ourselves to a great meal. over the past 20 years I feel things may have changed a little less to what thing once were but overall still the best for a great steak/prime rib.

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TheresaP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming here since our first date ten years ago and love the ambience and the atmosphere! food is amazing and perfect!!!

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Steve
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as always . I’ve had every cut of meat and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu

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kippA
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic, COVID compliant, As always the food was great, server was amazing... Angela and her Staff brought another great night of what started as a steak craving into a great night of food and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

We had Scallops and a petit fillet. The scallops were over cooked the fillet was cooked properly “medium” but lacked flavor. The restaurant was not very busy, so they can’t say they food was over cooked due to have a lot orders. For a “steak place” we were disappointed in the quality of the food. We don’t mind paying higher prices for quality food. Unfortunately Aberdeen Barn missed the mark.

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PhilandSusan
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A good meal, but the service is what makes dining here so special. Our waiter was very attentive, and took care of us well. We enjoyed our food very much. One of our party was not satisfied with his prime rib, as he had asked for rare, and received medium well done. Otherwise, everything was delicious! We always enjoy our visits to Aberdeen Barn Charlottesville.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were great as always. Servers are excellent.

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KalaD
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always and feels very safe under COVID pre cautions.

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TinaH
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Our server Kathleen was wonderful! We will continue to dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My wife’s birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best prime rib dinner I have ever had!!! I couldn’t believe the prices either. Very affordable and excellent quality!! Huge portions as well. Super find and a must go to place if in Charlottesville, VA and love prime rib.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was wonderful. Great service. Great food.

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Pops1970
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was not crowded at all due to COVID and it being Tuesday evening but the service was excellent and the food outstanding, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eric is awesome! The ribeye off the charts

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Notsogood13
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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 on October 23, 2020
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 on October 22, 2020
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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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.6 stars by 1270 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.