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Brookville Restaurant

187 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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Permanently Closed - At Brookville Restaurant we are Farm Fresh Food From VA served in a world class neighborhood setting where we celebrate our community & friends. Charlottesville locals Harrison and Jennifer Keevil source more than 95% of their ingredients from local small farmers, foragers and our very own Chef's Garden. Our food is created with seasonal fixings inspired by our love of food and taking care of people. We believe in sustainable agriculture, respect for nature and our community. So come on up and hang out with us!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Comfort Food, Southern, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM-1:30 PM
Breakfast and Lunch Tuesday-Friday 8-4
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Phone number
(434) 202-2791
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Harrison Keevil
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Brookville is now offering a dinner service that we call “Brookville Brings It.” Whether you want a nice meal for your family or are looking to entertain a large group this is your solution! For groups of 4-100 wanting a stress free dinner option, we can guide you through the process of ordering one protein and four sides from the selection available. The menus change with the seasons and our staff will be happy to guide you through the dishes available.
Please call 434-202-2791 or email
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Cross street
2nd St NW
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Parking details
Ample street parking and multiple public garages around the Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall.
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Special events & promotions
We have hosted all types of special occasions at Brookville Restaurant, including rehearsal dinners, birthdays, and more. We are very flexible and can discuss what your needs may be!
Please contact Jennifer Keevil at
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
1.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

We made a reservation for six, using Open Table, and we were hoping to celebrate my husband's birthday. When we arrived 10 minutes before our reservation time, the restaurant was CLOSED! The sign said they had a private party. So our group had to scramble to find another restaurant. I called Brookville and left a message - asking for a call back, and of course, they have not called.

Not good at all - and I certainly won't recommend them.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

Four of us went to Brookville on Saturday night. it was uncrowded when we sat down at 7 but had started to fill up by the time we left.

The menu was more limited then I recall it being on 2 prior visits. 5 or 6 entrees. This probably is due to their policy of all ingredients being sourced from with 100 miles of the restaurant which I am sure is difficult in April. Go

We all enjoyed what we had but nothing special. No reason to hurry back.

Biggie (Atlantic City)
2.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

Had been wanting to catch this place for lunch. My son and I went on Sunday near noon.
He wanted a cup of coffee but was told there would be a wait. After waiting 10 minutes , he switched to a Bloody Mary which hadtoo much horseradish in it. It would not go up a straw. This was $10.00
The restaurant has a small menu split between lunch and breakfast items. We picked a Brookville specialty which is like a pancake sandwich with an egg described to us as being like a Mc Griddle with maple syrup inside (as well as bacon) . Cost was $12.00. I added chicken breast to mine for $6.00 more.
There was a long wait to get the food. We got complimentary cornbread which was dry. This was a sign of things to come. The pancakes were VERY dry sign of maple syrup and none served on the side. We asked for syrup but that could not make the dish edible. The chicken was a small breast which was overdone.
We were very disappointed and do not expect to make a return visit.

Kristin23417 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

This wasnt the first time ive eaten here so I knew the food was going to be good. My only complaint was the table they sat us at. It was just two of us and we got put at a table against the wall facing out the window sitting next to each other. It was weird. Sitting on the same side of the table is odd if its just two ppl, but we didnt have much of an option considering how packed the place was. Food and service was great, just wish my back wasnt to the restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We ate at Brookville for the first time, on a night with a special menu (Valentine's Day). There were a few choices each for appetizer, main and dessert (although 2 of the 4 desserts were sold out by 8:30 when we arrived). We had a refreshing apple & beet salad, a delicious pork chop, and two decadent chocolate desserts. The other appetizer was just so-so: decadent, creamy grits with bacon (great) with a cold poached egg on top (not great). I'm guessing they made the eggs ahead of time, but why wouldn't you warm it up a little before serving? The other odd note was the butternut squash risotto, which only had a few small chunks of squash in it, and was very soupy when it first arrived. It also tasted like the wine hadn't been cooked off thoroughly (bitter). I asked the server what was in it, and he said "I don't know." So that's not good. He offered to have it cooked more once I described what seemed to be wrong. The kitchen had him tell me that it was actually just a very strong, funky cheese that gave it the bitter flavor. They did still cook it more for me, and add more butter to "cut the bitterness." So maybe it just wasn't to my taste. Or maybe if it had more butternut squash in it, it would have balanced the bitterness a bit better.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

We ate here two years ago and loved it. The sauces and spices were delectable. But this time, on Valentine's Day no less, we were quite underwhelmed. The steak was so rare as to be cool (waitress never asked how we'd like it), and the pork was just plain bland. With two drinks, we ended up dropping nearly $180. Won't do that again. The wait staff were all teenagers -- nothing against that per se -- but they were inattentive and inexperienced.

vipCvilleJoe (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2016

My wife and I went to Brookeville as an early Valentine's dinner. The portions and the menu were small but the food was fantastic. They use all local ingredients and clearly the chef knows what they're doing. However, the service was awful. It appeared that they were understaffed as pretty much every table around us was having trouble getting a hold of their server the whole night. It didn't make for a great Valentine's dinner, but we did get some laughs out of how bad the experience was.

I would love to give this restaurant another shot because the food is great, but I'm not willing to spend another $100 to gamble on their service.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

I like knowing where the food comes from and that everything is made fresh. I also enjoy the mixture of sweet and savory. The servers are able to explain the menu well and are attentive.

savorysaps (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2016

Really enjoyed the table they gave us here which had both of us sitting next to each other right in front of a window that overlooked the Downtown Mall. The complimentary bacon popcorn was amazing, the carrot bisque was deceivingly simple in look but PHENOMENAL in flavor, and the chicken and waffles were an innovative and delicious take!

vipBlueRidgeFoodies (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2016

While the food was adequate (though not outstanding) it was priced a bit higher than other places close by. Further, my son commented that dining there was like visiting the cheese shop in the Monty Python sketch - they were out of a lot of things (toast, straws, etc.). We were left alone for long stretches, and then when we got the bill (67.00 for 3 of us) the "suggested tip" on the bill ran from 20-30%. I usually tip well above 20%, but to suggest 30% just hit me wrong. Suffice it to say that I will not likely return to Brookville. There are too many other options that are much better.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

We went with friends for Restaurant Week and loved the food and ambiance and view of the Downtown Mall. The staff was very knowledgable of the food and drink menus and offered great suggestions. The only thing I would say is that it was a little chilly but after a cocktail I warmed up. I would recommend making sure to have a sweater or light jacket to be able to wear in the restaurant in the winter time. Overall a WONDERFUL restaurant with AMAZING food and drink and service!!

JRCCHO (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

We had been wanting to try Brookville, so made a dinner reservation for New Year's Eve. Perhaps our expectations were too high -- and, while the food was very good, the service was mediocre and the ambience was....."meh". That stated, we were seated in the outer room next to the bar area -- and the inner dining area did appear nicer. Overall, it's an OK place to dine -- but you have to do better than OK to survive in the Charlottesville restaurant market.

vipLizzie (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on November 20, 2015

Had high expectations for this place, given how locally sourced their menu items were (really impressive...and that's exactly what drew me here). Unfortunately, the ambiance was really poor (almost no character and very low energy), the service was sub par, felt very rushed, no attention to detail, and when I asked questions about the menu, I was given very little or no responses (just a simple head shake, or a yes/no answer). I really expected for a place so tied to the local food movement, that they would be able to tell me a bit more about what the menu offered. There wasn't really anyone else there either (for a Friday night...maybe we were there a little on the late end at 9 pm as we had just gotten into town), but it felt incredible awkward and cold. I really tried to fall in love with this place because I believe in and support their mission, but we felt like the servers were staring at us all evening, listening to every word we said, not ever checking in on us, pushing us out, counting the minutes down until we walked out. The food was good for the most part but otherwise, the service and ambiance were a real let down. I wish we had gone elsewhere for our night in Charlottesville...

Helen (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2015

While we've never been to Brookville for dinner—not that we wouldn't like to, just that it hasn't happened—their brunch is absolutely top-notch. 95% of their ingredients are sourced from within 100 miles of the restaurant, so everything is fresh and the menu changes frequently to reflect seasonal availability. Usually, I'm a sucker for the Brook Griddle, which is an epic pancake sandwich with egg and bacon. This past weekend I branched out and had the tasso ham grits with a soft egg and maple syrup. It was just enough food to fill me up without being stuffed. My partner got the BFP (big fluffy pancake) and, as usual, he only finished about 3/4 of it, even with my help! As if the awesome food wasn't enough, the service is exceptional: lots of drink refills, just enough checking in to feel looked after. I also love their restaurant space. We were seated at a little two-person table facing the downtown mall and had the best time people watching. Thanks again for an amazing brunch, Brookville staff!

pville (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on October 31, 2015

Overall, had a good experience at the Bookville. The sound level is very low and was a good environment for extended conversations. The food is very good and comes from local sources. It's not cheap though! A hamburger was $25, for example. But soup, steak, and pork were of outstanding quality. A good place to go, if one doesn't mind the priciness.

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
1.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

We ordered the tasting menu, for two. It was all good, but was very little food. It was $65 a head and we left and literally went next door and ordered more food as we were still quite hungry. Normally with a tasting menu the problem is more being stuffed.

The tasting menu was five items: a watermelon salad, a pear salad, scrambled eggs, a piece of chicken, and a half-piece of cake. All of these were small proportions, but there were only the five, not like the twenty you often do on tastings.

To be fair, the food that we got was all tasty, but the service was very lacking and there just wasn't much food. And ONLY the chicken could possibly justify a $13 charge each.

Carin (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

Chef is very creative and talented. Have loved every item I have ever ordered. Vegetarian friendly. Stephanie makes great drinks.

Kathleen (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

Went for Restaurant week - hadn't been for dinner, only for lunch previously. Food was delicious - though the portions were small. Charming restaurant on the downtown mall. We'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2015

Amazing local food! We went during Restaurant Week and each of the three courses was great. Perfect place to get delicious local fare.

vipOpenTable Diner (Houston)
1.0  Dined on July 5, 2015

The food is trying too hard to be fancy, but it lacked in flavor and was too fussy. The menu is very confusing and impossible to understand. The ambiance is non-existent. We tried Brookville twice thinking the first try they were just having an off night, but the second experience was on par with the first. This restaurant definitely thinks very highly of itself, but they fail to do the important things well like serve good food and good drinks. The food is extremely over-priced for what it is, burgers should not cost $20 unless they have gold flakes mixed in, just saying. This is Charlottesville, not NYC and if this restaurant were in the big apple it would close after a week because the food is not good. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!