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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (26)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Good for Birthdays (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Romantic (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (17)
Casual (15)
Authentic (15)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Notable Wine List (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Live Sports (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Live Music (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 7 days ago

Absolutely wonderful dinner for 2. Romantic, great salads, perfect steaks. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Excellent filet steaks. Service was great. First time dining here but had been recommended by a number of people. We live an hour from Charlottesville so are not normally there at 5:00 which is when they open. Wish they opened for lunch. Definitely a great steakhouse with a different and wonderful atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Aberdeen Barn is, and for years has been, the place for beef in Charlottesville.
Forget the "competition", the Barn has none, they are in a class by themselves!
Fabulous prime rib, superior service of the kind I find nowhere else, clean and friendly atmosphere.
We look forward to about 3 or 4 visits per year, and hope to continue them.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful beef - it has ruined me for any other place for prime rib.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great Prime Rib, great atmosphere, and great service as usual!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Prime rib was 40%fat I asked for the large cut it was not

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant! We drive for 3 1/2 hours just to eat here!

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Still a favorite after all these years! Best prime rib ever!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We dine at Aberdeen Barn before every home UVA game against Virginia Tech. The vibe in the restaurant is incredible. The waitstaff dresses in UVA colors. It's the perfect place to dine on Game Day! Last Friday, we noticed some VT fans in the restaurant, but they were seated in the back corner which was appropriate. We also visit Aberdeen Barn every year for my birthday which is super awesome :) and we try to squeeze in other visits as well. The Prime Rib is to die for. The cocktails are always perfectly made, and the food, no matter what you order, is fresh and delicious. It is a one hour commute for us from our home to the restaurant, but well worth it. How can you not be excited when you are on your way to Aberdeen Barn!?

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

My husband and I were there to celebrate our anniversary. The staff were gracious, timely and helpful. The food was delicious, but a little pricey; but fine for special occasions.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Although the service was excellent, we were a bit disappointed in the food, especially my medium-rare ribeye. Although it was tasty and relatively tender, it was over cooked. I ordered medium rare and after a few bites I took out my phone to get a better look at the done-ness in the darkened restaurant. It was barely medium. The salads were good, and the blue cheese butter on my steak was great. However, having the steak not cooked to my specification is a restaurant that claims to specialize in good steaks certainly lessened the value to me. I didn't complain about the steak because by the time I lit up the steak to see how it had been cooked, I had consumed a fair amount of it and it would not have been fair to ask them to replace it at that point. That's on me, but the next time we are in the area, we will likely not go back. It's a shame, because it has all the appearances of a good eatery except for the cooking-to-order part.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Shrimp rubbery, tough

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Excellent. As always.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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