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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Roast Prime Rib Au Jus - The House Specialty
Baked Idaho Potato
Clean, good service, decent value. Could use updating
Never disappointed! Always great food and service with a quiet atmosphere
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.
Service was excellent
Cocktails were very good.
Very nice wine list.
And the steaks were top notch
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.
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!
Great steaks and a great wine list. Good place to take a group.
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.
We celebrated our wedding at the Aberdeen barn. So very nice
Steak was great! Highly recommend! Our server Kathleen was terrific!
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.
We’ve gone to AB for a long time. It’s still just as terrific today as our first time!
We had a very enjoyable meal with attentive service!
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
Great food great service. We go every year for New Years eve. It was a little different this year with the pandemic.
Always a great experience with excellent food and outstanding service.
The food and service was outstanding, as always! Thoroughly enjoyed.
We had a great experience here! The food and staff are fantastic!
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.
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.
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.
We have been coming here since our first date ten years ago and love the ambience and the atmosphere! food is amazing and perfect!!!
Great service and food as always . I’ve had every cut of meat and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu
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.
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.
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.
They were great as always. Servers are excellent.
Delicious as always and feels very safe under COVID pre cautions.
The food was excellent! Our server Kathleen was wonderful! We will continue to dine here!
My wife’s birthday.
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.
The whole experience was wonderful. Great service. Great food.
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.
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.
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.