Old Mill Room @ The Boar's Head

4.4
1174 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American

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About

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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(434) 972-2230
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Bill Justus
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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.
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Private party contact
Grace Porter: (434) 972-2227
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Berwick Road
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Parking details
Parking is available at the resort at no charge to guests of the Old Mill Room.
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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.
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
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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration at The Old Mill Room with Sunday brunch and it was absolutely fabulous. They treated us so wonderfully with such politeness and A1 service. And the food was to die for. It is indeed a special place to have a celebration.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

This was not a good night for the Old Mill Room. The service was simply poor. The fancy butter patties were frozen solid, so when trying to cut they shot on the floor. When we told someone about butter on the floor they cleaned it up, but didn't offer to replace it. They were slow to take order. They didn't bring a salad w/ dressing on the side. Took away the wrong one, and then never brought back a replacement w/o being asked to do so. Then we had to tell them that they were charging us less than half price.
I wasn't particularly excited about any of the courses I had on the restaurant week menu. Maybe this is what happens when you go to a restaurant shortly before they close for remodeling. Easily the worst dining experience that I have had at the Old Mill Room, which usually does an excellent job.

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Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch at the Boar's Head. The food and service were excellent. I highly recommend it!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was friendly and great, food was good, atmosphere was excellent!

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Baltimore
74 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

This was my first time at Boars Head and I was a little disappointed. The atmosphere was drab, the service was slow and the food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. During restaurant week you expect chefs to be showing off a little. This felt like going for Sunday dinner at the country club. Perhaps all of this was due to the fact that they will soon be closing for a major remodel but I don't think I would go back.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our buffet lunch very much. Service was excellent.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere, great service and excellent food. Good vegetarian options.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant week - atmosphere was very nice. The salad was average, salmon was excellent, dessert not the best-flourless tort was not as expected. I don’t know if I would go back for a meal at full price.

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! Unfortunately we were seated next to a very noisy table.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

service was slow...not sure why there wasn't a fire in the fireplace at lunch...it would have added to the ambiance on a gray January day....the lunch was good ( soup and salad brunch) but not memorable..

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy dining at The Old Mill Room. The peanut soup is worth the price of the buffet for me. And the bread pudding is excellent.

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Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I had dinner at the Old Mill Room while staying at the Inn. It was first rate. Being a VERY cold winter time, the restaurant was not even close to being full. However, we never felt like they were anything other than delighted to have us there. We mentioned the cold, so they sat us right in front of the fireplace - wonderful atmosphere. Our server was kept busy with 5 tables during our meal, yet was excellent. He was the real deal and definitely knew what he was doing! The food was beautiful and well prepared, although I can’t say it was really fabulous. We had breakfast there as well, which we actually enjoyed even more than the dinner.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Overall a fabulous meal! Great service and food. Would definitely recommend for any special occasion. Only complaint is that we had requested a table by the fireplace that was not acknowledged.

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Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took the Grandchildren for a holiday lunch. Food was outstanding and the service was terrific.

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Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and outstanding service I Charolettsville.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a great experience. Food & wine were excellent. Table service was great but the kitchen was slow even though it was not crowded when we arrived. One disappointment was that I requested a fireside table when I reserved months in advance but we were not seated there.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had business lunch on Friday. I am not sure how menu differ between weekdays and weekend. The buffet menu was very limited, unless I missed some other setups. No salads. I recommend to review the menu before you go for the buffet.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was wonderful. The food was a little below what we had experienced there before. Still good and the service was wonderful as usual.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We felt that the food selection and quality was substantially lower than a year ago.

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JS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Old Mill Room is one of my favorite restaurants in all of Virginia. The atmosphere, the food, the service are all outstanding and have been so for the 40 years I've been going there.
My biggest complaint is that I don't get there often enough.

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Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the Boar's Head week day lunch buffet. The price seems high, but it is really just $5-$10 more than other lunch spots where you get a lot less. We like that you get beverage, bread, a selection of salads and hot dishes and a big variety of desserts. The Old Mill Room is lovely, historic, and cozy. We like this place for a special lunch. Service is also always excellent.

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MD
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was as lovely as always. The buffet is exceptional and I am addicted to the bread pudding!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We attended a company Christmas luncheon at the Old Mill Room. The service was wonderful, and the buffet, as always, was high quality. Among my favorites - the spicy peanut soup, salmon in brown butter, mequite barbecue brisket, mint chocolate chip bread pudding, and coffee creme brulee.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Client meeting

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had our regular pre-holiday lunch at the Boar's Head. The buffet was had by two of us. Two in our party ordered off the menu. It is always a nice event!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to meet friends at the Boars head for lunch or diner

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A special experience with very attentive service and nicely-prepared food. Our only complaint was that we had specifically (in advance, and again when ordering) asked that any meat be un-tenderized and free of any spices or marinades. The pork chop was not cooked like this, and one of our party suffered afterwards as a result.

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Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After over 25 years of visiting the Boar's Head and dining at the Old Mill, this visit was a reminder that sometimes places that we frequent can keep up the quality and ambiance. It was sort of bittersweet as we realized that this would be the last time we dine in the current restaurant as the hotel starts an 8 month renovation. We do hope that the new restaurant manages to keep the feeling, homey and cozy, in its new presentation. The wait staff as usual, efficient and very attentive to our needs, but not overbearing. They were there when we needed them, and not when we did not. It was my wife's birthday, and from the comments I submitted ahead of our visit, Erik our waiter brought her a little bit of ice cream with a candle...very sweet.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Creme brulee was not cooked through but excellent in years past. Also the best bread pudding ive ever had

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s an annual tradition for us ...well worth the drive. Any meal at Boar’s Head is a real treat. We will see you again next year!

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Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Nice evening and the meal was wonderful. Service was a bit slower than prior visits. Great venue that seldom disappoints.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have one complaint and that is that the restaurant is very hard to find. There should be more signage once you arrive at the resort to direct you there. I used GPS to get to Boars Head Inn and once inside the GPS simply said,"you have arrived" with no indication of where to locate the restaurant and only one sigh hanging over the outside door. Once inside, it was very nice and the food of very good.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch again! Every year, the holiday decorations and buffet lunch is a huge treat. Staff is attentive and helpful. Thank you!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining there and it was as fabulous as the first time two years ago. We will make this a holiday tradition.

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New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely holiday lunch. Great buffet. Beautiful decorations. Thank you!

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Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another wonderful lunch at Boar's Head. The food was fabulous, the service terrific, and the holiday décor sensational. I highly recommend Boar's Head for a special occasion.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Crowded, buffet line moved slow. Food bland. Deserts were delicious. Good service. Noisy.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday day dinner

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

For a four star restaurant, we expected a little more. Food was given to the wrong guests, appetizer for two came out with one guest's soup, and there was a long wait between soup and dinner for a lightly attended evening. Service otherwise was friendly and excellent, with good presentation.

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and atmosphere were wonderful. It was a chilly evening and the fire
in the fireplace was a welcome and nice touch. The food was delicious from the amuse-bouche
sent out special from the chef to the wonderful desserts.

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