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About Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head

In 1965, Boar’s Head set out to create a dining experience that celebrates innovation blended with Southern style blending culinary artistry and classic elegance.

Today, culinary tradition and passion for inspired cuisine continues. Our extensive wine and brew lists pair perfectly with a range of fresh, bold flavors that change with the seasons. A 2013 Wine Spectator Award Winner. AAA Four Diamond award-winning restaurant for 26 years running.

From classic bistro fare and grill favorites, to fine dining at the Old Mill Room Restaurant and our extravagant Sunday Brunch—a true culinary adventure awaits you at Charlottesville’s Only Four-Diamond Resort. Boar’s Head is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week.

200 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22903
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday-Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Berwick Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 972-2230

Website:
http://www.boarsheadinn.com/

Catering:
The Boar's Head is pleased to provide on-premises catering. Our menus emphasize contemporary American cuisine; all ingredients used are the freshest possible and subject to seasonal availability.

Parking Details:
Parking is available at the resort at no charge to guests of the Old Mill Room.

Executive Chef:
Bill Justus

Private Party Facilities:
For 26 years running, our Old Mill Room has earned AAA’s Four-Diamond designation in recognition of its culinary artistry, distinctive Virginia ambiance, and superior service. With the Old Mill Room, we have transformed a treasured Virginia artifact into an unforgettable dining experience.

Private Party Contact:
Grace Porter: (434) 972-2227

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
A Boar's Head wedding or celebration is an event to remember, any time of the year. Whether you dream of a glamorous black tie dinner with full orchestra, or a simple afternoon reception with a solo harpist, we can turn your vision into a memorable day.

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Sun - Thu 6:00PM - 6:45PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM

Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (31)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Worth the Drive (23)
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Good for a Date (20)
Romantic (20)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Business Meals (15)
Cozy (15)
Scenic View (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Authentic (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Seasonal (8)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Waterfront (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on May 13, 2017

My sister, Mom, and I drove to Charlottesville for a Mother's Day weekend getaway. We wanted to take Mom out for a special dinner and the Boar's Head Inn was perfect. Quiet, relaxing atmosphere. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 9, 2017

two of the four entrees were poorly prepared. they tried to fix one and made it worse.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 9, 2017

You can depend on the Old Mill Room for a splendid, outstanding and a memorable visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Outstanding. The food was delicious. The service was very particular. Looking forward to another delicious brunch here. Be sure to check out all of the offerings. Way more food options than you think.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2017

As usual everything was excellent. I was a bit disappointed to note that there was not as large a selection of seafood and desserts as previously provided. On the other hand, everything presented was of high quality and the service was at its usual high levels of excellence without being obtrusive.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2017

We had a wonderful, relaxing and delicious meal but I think they are way overpriced. If we had not had a gift certificate we would not have dined here.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Wonderful meal at the Boar's head. The service was excellent and the food was great. I would highly recommend this to anyone for a special lunch.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Definitely the in-place for Sunday brunch; almost a party atmosphere before noon; less noisy thereafter. Food on the line offered excellent and abundant choices not found elsewhere: loxs, multiple pastries, curried rice chicken, and great made-to-order omelet, etc. Even the coffee had distinctive flavor and body, unlike the everyday fare typically encountered. Truly delightful and extensive grounds in which to walk. Fairly steep price, but the Old Mill is in a class by itself. Evening dinner would be genuinely memorable for a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 30, 2017

It was our anniversary and we had friends visiting us for the weekend. We enjoyed the Sunday brunch and were impressed with the selection and quality of food as well as the attentiveness of food station and waitstaff personnel. You're paying for the high quality of food, ambience, and service @ $34.00 per person; however, worth it for this special occasion. We have also enjoyed quite dining and pub fare on previous visits.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Excellent food and wait staff. Outstanding cocktails. Nice venue.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Turns out the quickest way to secure reservations for the Old Mill Room is through Open Table. Thank you! We are regulars at the Old Mill Room for Sunday Brunch as well as for lunch and dinner, usually with friends from out of town. Service, quality of food, and access are consistently good. During our recent visit for lunch, we did notice that our particular server seemed new. While she was very accommodating, I think she was still getting used to her surroundings, restuarant offerings, and customers. I am certain that with a little experience she will soon be operating as efficiently as her colleagues.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Wonderful service. Wish the entrees were better but everything was exceptional.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Food was good, however, I thought the collaboration of food was a little odd. We had ham, lamb, fish, and spaghetti. No beef or chicken. There were plenty of desserts, but not the first thing chocolate. This is my third year eating there in April and it was probably my least favorite - only because of the selection. Just to reiterate, the food was good I was just a little disappointed in the type of food served.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Good food, service and atmosphere, but way overpriced. A small piece of cheesecake was $10, for example.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The dining room is a beautiful, historic room with gigantic wood beams, part of the old mill that was reconstructed to form the inn. The service was outstanding and there were some good deals on the wine list!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Our reservation mentioned that we would be celebrating our anniversary, but no mention of this was made. It was a slow/quiet Tuesday night and no one was at the host stand at 6:30 to greet us. After waving down a server we were finally acknowledged. Table service was friendly and attentive. Our server put in for the wrong shrimp appetizer but it was no big deal other than being an entree size portion. Most of my dinner came home with me after enjoying the very filling shrimp and grits appetizer. Worth a go for the ambience but nothing in particular about this visit compels me to make it a stand out among the many great choices in Charlottesville.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 16, 2017

This was an Easter dinner with my wife and her mother. They had a wonderful table by the window and reported that the buffet was absolutely wonderful, albeit a bit pricey. Overall it was a very memorable dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were not in the Old Mill Room as we were supposed to be when I made reservation. $24 for a mediocre buffet. For that price and no atmosphere it was a total disappointment. Won't be back for Mother's Day.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 14, 2017

As strange as it sounds, one doesn't really come here for the food, but for the good service and very nice atmosphere. It's a great place for an leisurely meal at a restaurant that has good parking and lovely grounds. I did see that they've eliminated a doorman. Shame. For a place that has pretensions of character, one would think they'd own that amenity. Overall, a nice experience.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The Old Mill Room was exactly as advertised and didn't disappoint. The food was delicious - my husband enjoyed the sea bass while I savored every bite of my vegetarian entree ( polenta cake with mushrooms ) . We shared the Banana bread pudding for dessert. Great wine list as well- they even have 1/2 bottles available.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 10, 2017

The service was attentive. Salmon was perfectly grilled and delicious! The NY strip steak was cooked as desired and tasty!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Beautiful afternoon for Sunday Brunch with my best girl. Wonderful food, service and scenery.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 5, 2017

We love coming for lunch It is a wonderrful, memorable time and our waiter Eric was fantastic and so attentive, as all of the wait persons are. We love to celebrate birthdays . We can't wait for our next visit. The atmosphere and service makes one feel so special. Also, the Bread Pudding and Whiskey Sauce is superb !!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Bobby Lakin and I came every year for his birthday, for the brunch, for a night or two then off to the Skyline Drive. Today's visit was special with my son Paul because I won't be here with my husband again ; he passed away 5/7/2016. Your fine dining and hospitality were among the highlights of our 16 year marriage. Today we celebrated all of this on a beautiful Sunday. Lezah Lakin

Tags: Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 31, 2017

We made a reservation on my Wife's birthday. So the reservation occasion question was answered "Birthday" The bass and trout were OK, nothing special. The dessert Brule & lemon bliss were dissappointing for $10. We thought they might write happy birthday on the dessert plate.........they didn't.
The service/waitress was great.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on March 29, 2017

We stayed at the lovely Boars Head Inn and had dinner 2 nights at the Old Mill Room - both were fabulous! The ambiance of all of their dining areas is perfect, and the service was friendly and (just the right amount of) attentive. For our entrees, we ordered the scallops, the salmon, the sea bass, and the duck breast - all were excellent. I think my favorite was the duck breast which was cooked to a perfect medium-rare and served with the best "appley" braised cabbage I have ever eaten - the perfect accompaniment to the duck. We also ate at the Old Mill Room every morning for breakfast - wide choice of items all made to order and beautifully presented. I highly recommend the Old Mill Room!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Wonderful meal with fantastic service. Definitely trust their specialty items as they were fantastic. Service was A+. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Perfect for a Sunday Brunch with my Mother (before enjoying the spa). The options were bountiful and everything tasted fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Excellent experience; requires a drive from our residence, but worth it. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 26, 2017

This was the first time I had brunch at the Old Mill Room at The Boar's Head. The food was outstanding for brunch. The had so many choices. It is a little pricey but I was meeting a friend I had not seen in a long time and it was a perfect place to meet for brunch. The staff was wonderful and attentive. It is not so noisy that you cannot have a conversation, which is perfect. Make sure you take a walk around the grounds and down by the pond. It is just gorgeous. It really is a hidden gem in Charlottesville.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 26, 2017

First time dining at The Old Mill Room. We went to the Sunday brunch and it was amazing food, great service and beautiful views. We can not wait to go back and next time maybe try evening meal.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

The service was superb. The wine glass was never empty and the interaction with the wait staff was cheerful and sincere in their desire to please. Our waiter did one very unique thing which I have never seen before...he backed away from our table a few steps still facing us before turning to walk away. It was an unusually nice touch and he did it every time he came to our table. This was our first visit and we will certainly return. I had the pork chop and Sue had the trout. Both were perfect. We shared the beef cheeks as an appetizer. The bread is artisan and superb. The bill was a little over $200 for the two of us and we drank well. So, it is a bit expensive, but worth it for a special date night dinner. The entrees were mostly in the mid $30's.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The restaurant was wonderful, staff was very attentive, food was superb. Sat next to fireplace was an elegant evening. Douglass was an excellent server. This is a most visit if in Charlottesville.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 5, 2017

The Old Mill Room is one of our favorite Sunday brunch spots in Charlottesville. The buffet is plentiful, with a variety of salad, breakfast, and lunch options. It's an elegant setting, with excellent food and outstanding service. We will keep coming back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

When in the process of moving from California to Charlottesville in the past year or so, we've stayed at the hotel many nights and have eaten in the Old Mill Room often....just a great evening, always. last April, over excellent Crown Royal and Seven drinks in the bar, we debated and decided on which house we wanted to buy. That was the night we started to put down roots in Charlottesville, so it's kind of a special place! Now almost a year later, it's fun to return for a delicious dinner, but as "locals" now! Our server this past Saturday night was Emily- she had just the right pace for the evening....leisurely but attentive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Savannah)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Have been to the Boar's Head numerous times and have have always enjoyed the classic Old South experience and the wonderful buffet lunch. We drive 2 hours to get there. This latest lunch there was not very satisfying however. The food was just OK, nothing special at all. The potatoes for example were cooked in their skins and they were mush, pure mush. There were two soup which looked and tasted like the other. There were three meat dishes one of which was pork belly- pure fat. The chicken and fish dishes were just alright something any amateur cook could have thrown together. All the dishes were very common tasting. Nothing exceptional in the meal and nothing to drive 2 hours for. We were disappointed.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Sometimes the food for lunch on the cold bar is great, but this time, it was mediocre.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Fabulous! Lunch buffet was lovely.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

I was a bit annoyed that we showed up thinking Sunday there was the brunch buffet and lunch option (as per the website) only to be told we had to order off the buffet and there was no lunch menu option. However, the buffet itself was very delicious. I don't eat pork or shellfish so my meat options were substantially limited and thus the value (bang for my buck) was less, however the rest of my group was very happy to sample all of these.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Outstanding restaurant. High quality food, service, and ambience. Would recommend it highly to anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic
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