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Permanently Closed - Fossett's

3.5
782 reviews
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$50 and over
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Southern
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  • Scenic View
  • Disabled Access

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Keswick Hall and Golf Club's award-winning restaurant, Fossett's, features expansive floor to ceiling windows with spectacular panoramic views of the estate's pristine landscape. Inspired by the spirit of colonialism which found the region, the resort maintains its own Chef's Garden, which boasts an extensive supply of produce year-round served in Fossett's restaurant. Using classic cooking techniques and Southern inspiration, the culinary staff takes special care to create innovative seasonal menus that are approachable and contemporary.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast available daily: 7 - 11 am
Sunday Brunch Buffet: 11:30 am - 2 pm
Dinner every Wednesday - Sunday: 6 - 9:30 pm
High Tea every Saturday from 2 - 3 pm
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Phone number
(434) 979-3440
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Jacket Preferred
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Catering
For any request outside of normal business hours or menus, please contact our sales depeartment at 434-923-4370
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Parking details
Hotel Parking available - complimentary
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.5  based on recent ratings
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3.3
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3.4
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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Closing due to Keswick Hall renovations. Hope to dine there again in its new incarnation. Its last evening, NYE, was wonderful.

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Peter22947 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Sadly, Fossetts is closed for renovations until Sring 2019

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Made reservations for Fossett's and was placed in the lounge- bar. A very poor Christmas experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

With only six tables to serve, the service was slow and non-engaging. We attended a brunch with plated service. The omelets arrived cold and less than tasty. The coffee was served luke-warm. Our experience was less than satisfying

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Piper (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Unimpressed. Wilted salad. Mediocre service. Overpriced. Lacking and just not the same as it used to be. Regardless of the fact that the resort is shutting down next month for 15 months should not allow its reputation to be diminished. For readers - We dined for lunch in Villa Crawford, which is down the hall from Fossets, but Open Table only gives Fossets as the option to book a reservation.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on November 12, 2017

Horrible service; very unprofessional. Served lukewarm coffee and waiter failed to place our order. He did not even recall taking it when we asked about length of time waiting and said, “Did you place the order with someone else?” No apology or attempt to accommodate so we left without breakfast. Previous visits have always been wonderful so very disappointed things have deteriorated so drastically!

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kays (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was delicious. Service poor, the waitress was very nice but she never came to check on us often. No one ask if we would like additional drinks or desert. I have not eaten in a such a nice restaurant without a table cloth on the table.

After calling and adding an additional person to our party the day before, when we arrived no one was aware of the change and seemed dumb founded in accommodating us in doing so. It was an awkward situation. There were many open and open free tables so I do not understand why this would have been a problem.

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BostonLt (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Beautiful, scenic facility, intimate setting, friendly courteous staff. Pricey

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Mrcs4u (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

We read all the reviews about Keswick Hall and Fossett's and couldn't wait to visit. My wife and I came away very disappointed considering the price point. The portions were small, not hot and quite frankly just OK. Service was almost nonexistent, we had to flag down the wait staff a couple of times.

The price you pay for a meal should reflect some level of service. Very disappointed.

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DutchFG (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

My wife and I came to Fossett's at Keswick Estate for our anniversary and had an absolutely perfect evening. The food was terrific, the wait staff was attentive without being overbearing, the view over the newly re-designed golf course was gorgeous, and all of our questions about the menu were nicely answered. We cannot wait to return.

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vipSteve (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

We hadn't dined at Fossetts for quite a while after a couple of unfortunate experiences. I am pleased to report that it is much improved in terms of food quality and service. We are hoping that this is a sign that it will return to the great restaurant that it has been in the past. We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Wonderful dining experience. Nothing was rushed.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on August 26, 2017

We've been to Fosset's on several occasions through the years, for dinner as well as breakfast. We've been more pleased in the past. We had breakfast and dinner there 25-27 August; we were guests at Keswick Hall. The host and hostesses came across as robotic and the servers as amateurish an/or poorly trained. We had the same experience with the server at the pool. I was really surprised, we had not experienced this in the past. Dinner was ok at best, breakfast was better than dinner; although the service was better at dinner than breakfast.

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MrsD (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

I was actually in The Villa Crawford for lunch and very disappointed to learn that Mario was gone as well as the lunch buffet. I hope you find a replacement soon! Since it's summer I was happy with the salad selections. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on August 17, 2017

Every course of our meal had an error. Eventually it was fixed. Loud children in attendance.

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vipfrequentdiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent dining experience including food and service. This chef offers nice selection of food in creativity and presentation.

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vipDisappointed (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

Extremely slow service and inattentive waitstaff. Food was great, and the views are wonderful.

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vipDanC (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

BIG Disappointment! We have stayed at Keswick Hall and eaten at their restaurants several times over the past 20 years and we have never experienced as poor a showing as their 2017 Father's Day brunch. We made our reservation online where there was no mention that the meal was to be a buffet -- not the regular Sunday brunch menu. The Keswick staffer who called to confirm our reservation Saturday evening also did not mention the change to buffet. But the spread looked good so we waited (and waited and waited until we asked the hostess/manager for assistance) for our drink order to be taken before approaching the buffet. Although the ($58/pp) spread had ribs and unshucked corn on the cob (really!) there were no traditional egg options -- even at 11:30am! Then they ran out of cups and served coffee and tea in to-go cups -- with no spoons provided to stir in the cream and sugar!
Oh well, at least the desserts were good!

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JohannaH (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We last dined here 7 years ago. The food was great but the service was lacking and below what we would expect at a first rate restaurant. That had changed from last time.
The other aspect that was disappointing, was that not everyone was appropriately dressed for dinner.
T-shirt and sandals does not seem right for dinner attire.

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AwesomeDinerVA (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on June 2, 2017

Delicious food, excellent well-paced service. Would dine here again.

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