Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.5
1329 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 1329 people are saying
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GaMP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience1

The ribeye tasted boiled and the wine was not a Napa Cabernet as the wine list said. The spinach was over peppered and fries not cooked.

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maryW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we all had prime rib. It was cooked to perfection and would melt in your mouth. There were six of us and four were celebrating their birthday. I was allowed to bring my own cake. They brought it in with a lit candle. The experience was perfect as always. Our waiter was Austin who could not have done any better. Thank you to the Barn!

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Badger
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Our 1st time. Looking for a great steak, good drink, and appropriate apps. I got the 9 oz. filet mignon which had a "tangy" flavor to it I did not recognize. Unlike any steak I had ever had. It was thick, tender, but not tasty. I was expecting something seared in butter.

The drinks, Brandy Old Fashion for my wife, and Makers Mark Manhattan Rocks for me were great. Lobster bisque was very good. I was hoping to get mashed potatoes but not available but the baked potato was good. My wife's escargot was excellent. Eric the waiter was very good.

Just not a great steak flavor.

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John
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again we totally enjoyed our evening at Aberdeen Barn. We celebrated our Anniversary (#52) as we have celebrated there several times in the past 20 years. The prime rib was perfectly cooked, the sherried mushrooms were delicious, as was the fluffy baked potato. The French onion soup and the wedge salad were excellent. Derek provided excellent service - we plan to be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Aberdeen barn, we went for my husband’s birthday. Excellent service & food!

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TeresaM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was 5 star our waiter was quick attentive and on point. We were seated immediately on arrival. The food was very good the barbecue shrimp were a little over cooked but the steaks were cooked perfectly. Dessert was ok like a pecan chocolate Sunday. Nice evening we were celebrating our 39th anniversary.

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NonaJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have been going to Angus Barn to celebrate our anniversary for the last 52 years and they are very attentive and good waiters. Back when we first celebrate our anniversary Prime Rib was 25.00 for two. Now prices have changed as we all do. Love their Prime Rib and all their food is well worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food was great!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing like always and our boys enjoyed there 1st fancy meal.

MC
MarieC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is as good as ever, I just wish they would update the decor. It is a bit too dark and dreary.
The wait staff is always wonderful and attentive and make the experience worth while. We love having Kathleen as our server!

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KaryK
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my go to place for special occasions for over 30 yrs

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vipcontessa
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

our favorite place to order the Roast Beef Princess Cut Rib very rare

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carbonunit1
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

No parking. Service good, food good, not great.

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BonnieS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aberdeen barn was great as always! Salad, baked potato, prime rib was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tremendous shrimp cocktail and prime rib was cooked to perfection.

KK
KiraK
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Service was outstanding. All the staff was terrific. Food, not so much. Steak was good, but the lobster bisque was terrible. And my broccoli tasted like warmed up frozen broccoli. For the money I am not sure I would return.

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Jock
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service, definitely need reservations
, highly recommend

MM
MattM
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been going to The Barn for over 20 years. Always a superb experience

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None
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It’s not the old Aberdeen barn that it used to be. It seems as though they have cut corners and lots of places that changes the whole experience

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and it’s great to be able to dine at my favorite restaurant.

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CraigH
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was on point. Fast, efficient, quality in Aberdeen Barn was outstanding.

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly staff, excellent service, great atmosphere, food was a little pricey but excellent.

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LisaS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, great steaks!

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ILoveSteak
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak grilled perfectly per request, great sides. Fast Service, nice dim ambiance. Will certainly be back.

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vipJillian
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Glad we came there while visiting the area.

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DavidL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend their fried shrimps and prime rib - to die for. Service was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, I would visit again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on good food and great service at the barn

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PaulW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Expensive (dinner for 3 $150), Very accomodating waitress. Dark as a cavern (though not damp as the dew). Needed flashlight to read menu.

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PaulB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was good as always but the highlight was our server she was wonderful.

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MarkD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was superb, very attentive and accurate. The prime rib is great as is the warm bread. The decor and ambience is as it was in the 1980's when I started dining there, and that is fine with me.

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UlrickE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Solid - nothing special. C+ Food - service A+ Steak was cooked well but no flavor. Mushrooms left something to be desired. My wife’s wedge salad was good. Everyone at my table enjoyed their meal it was just not a breathtaking experience for me. I’m a meat lover so I’m pretty hard on restaurants that cost this much and don’t leave me wanting more.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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MargaretL
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The waiter we had was about as coarse as they come, clunked thinks around the table, was noisy with other people in the room and disinterested in us. He was a large man, so maybe a longtime employee or family. We ordered oysters Rockefeller to start and they were served burned. Then our prime rib was slopped onto the plate, woefully undercooked, tasteless, the broccoli was overcooked, but the mushrooms were okay. We had to beg for water, and the wine we ordered wasn't available so they replaced it with something that was "$10 cheaper" without presenting the wine list again. Just a terrible experience in what we'd hoped would be a nice, locally owned steak-house sort of place. Instead it was a noisy, slap-dash, inedible, culinary disappointment. I hope it was just a bad night for them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic beef. Sides and drinks are good, but it's all about the excellent quality prime rib. Small town feel. My waiter was attentive and professional. Another server on the floor was loud and unkempt. Take your chances - the entree is worth it!

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JasonD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with fine dining ambiance. Perfect for birthdays and anniversaries.

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theresac
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic job by all! Thank you, and try to get that Las Tours back in. I can’t find any, but grab the next vintage - I know I will. Thanks again, and see you soon.

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KMB3
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent! Sadly they don’t include salads anymore with your entree so it’s an additional charge and prices are already high for the entrees.

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DanB
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to my husband and I and we were not disappointed. It was probably some of the best prime rib we’ve ever eaten. Great service. Would highly recommend 😋😋

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MCC1390
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Charlottesville tradition ...... Always great food and drinks along with exceptional service.....

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Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.5 stars by 1329 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.