The Mill Room at Boar's Head Resort

4.3
1406 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

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After a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018, the legendary Mill Room Restaurant is back open and has reistablished itself as the highlight of Boar's Head Resort and go-to destination in Charlottesville, Virginia. Woven into the fabric of a 600-acre resort, this AAA 4-diamond treasure offers an open door and smile upon arrival with service that staunchly surpasses expectations. Likewise, the interiors convey a sense of optimism and warmth that will keep guests returning time after time. Our ingredient-driven menus produce succulent fare in a setting that feels intimate and warm. Always elegant yet never pretentious, The Mill Room is the perfect atmosphere for any occasion, whether a special celebration or "just because." If you are coming from out of town and are looking for an overnight stay package, we recommend that you pair your stay with an elegant dinner at The Mill Room.
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MarcF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

We ate at the Mill Room on Valentine's Day. Despite having a set menu with a few options our meal took over 2 hours to complete. The appetizers and main dish were all served cold. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed and there seemed to be no coordination with the kitchen. Several times we saw food brought out to the dining room by runners only to sit or be returned to the kitchen because they couldn't identify the correct table. The taste of the food was fine (other than the heat. no one likes eating cold steak).

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the fixed option menu for Valentines Day. 4 course meal, including dessert. All courses were phenomenal and robust in size. Service was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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Dennielyn
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

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ElizabethC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Renovations have ruined the atmosphere and all the ambiance of the lovely country inn it used to be. Dinner was delicious although there was a big chip in the dinner plate, not what you want a an expensive restaurant.

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vipdwcb99
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to The Mill Room since the renovations and we were very impressed! Service is very good and the food was fantastic.

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MARKC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. First time back since the remodel. Bright areas. Food had original taste, service was outstanding, best I've experienced in Charlottesville in quite a while. Recommend this restaurant.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Not entirely sure what I think of the new décor -- takes something away from the old southern charm. Was also disappointed that they did not have the lunch buffet.

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Diner14
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Attended the Sunday brunch at the Mill Room. Limited selection - roasted sweet potatoes only veg on lunch buffet, no bagels or toast... Overall an underwhelming experience. Had high hopes for rejuvenated Mill Room - left disappointed.

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vipSteveB
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Handsome facility. Great ambiance. My reservation was at 11:30, my complaint was food in chaffing dishes was cold. Potatoes, eggs Benedict, sausage links and blueberry blintz - all COLD. On the omelette bar, server did ok job, but omelette was overcooked and BROWN. A cook should know omelettes best pale. However, I have already made a reservation there for next weekend. I think with attention to detail by management, food quality will match the level of this handsome facility.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best meal we’ve had in months! We split the cauliflower appetizer, both had the duck entree, and split the pear for dessert. Several drinks along the way, and it was one of our best dining experiences in a long time!

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vipSamF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Would recommend, with reservation. Food is not as good as it has been for many years. Just okay, but not recommendable. Disappointing to many longtime customers. Ambiance is great.

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Drewsley
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great first time experience. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding!

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Friend
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place to have dinner. Great for couples or a place to have dinner with friends.

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Betsy
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. The chef provided our choice of dessert on the house. Our servers were very good being attentive without being intrusive. We love the renovations of the dining areas. We both had seafood that was perfectly presented and delicious. The Mill Room is the perfect place for any occasion.

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Joan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Food was served nice & hot. We were there 2 nights. Our complaint was both nights the ventilation was poor. Smelled very “ fishy”. It was in the middle of the week. Not many people there. Overall, we enjoyed the Boar’s Head! We will go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was good. Very friendly. Some if the food was excellent (the salmon). The chicken was burned and the rice was not really cooked.

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KariH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have been enjoying a holiday meal at the Boar's Head inn for the past 5 years. Since the renovation, this was our first time back. The seating areas are nice. It seems to lack the ambience and overall feel of the past. It just didn't feel as special this time. Our server was attentive, but little touches from days of the past seem to be gone. For example, we used to get a small sample appetizer "complements of the chef" and the manager used to visit the tables. These things seem to have changed and the atmosphere is more casual than it used to be. Sad to see the old hospitality that we've come to expect change.

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Debra
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Recommendation would caveat cuisine (southern emphasis may not be everyone's cup of tea). Also, main dining room has casual, almost sports bar ambience if you're looking for a more elegant space. We asked for music to be turned down and it was adjusted. Staff was ftiendly and pleasant.

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karlS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall very good. However, customers should be warned about hidden meat in salads, etc. We are vegetarians and my wife was quite surprised to find chicken in the apple/cranberry salad. It is very annoying to remove food from one's mouth! Please label dishes correctly and completely.

I was also surprised that the maitre'd took no corrective action after I informed him of the problem. Not a good reaction from an otherwise pleasant individual.

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GayleB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years !! Fab choices for a memorable evening !

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PaulM
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was a ten! Our service from Marilyn was superb. The bar made a couple cocktails to order, whiskey sour with egg white, and a fresh grapefruit gin mix - both were excellent. Salmon cooked to perfection. We will be back soon.

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MelissaJ
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I like the renovations, but really wish they had brought the lunch buffet back. The menu is limited and doesn't have much on it that I like. The chicken pot pie was really good

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WWWest
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My late wife of 44 years honeymooned at the Boars Head in 1969. We returned often including our 25th anniversary. The Inn and Mill Room always exceeded our expectations. My recent visit with our Son was no exception
Jim West

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swanwalk
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very good service and excellent Bloody Marys. Root vegetable hash not great. Other food not fabulous. The buffet looked better. Somewhat disappointing.

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Reviewer4321
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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DanaF
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We have been coming to Boars head around Christmas time for several years now, except last year during remodeling. I was disappointed that the selection is not a large as in the past and with the open skillet type buffet, I think my food was cooler than in the past with the covered lids. I was very fortunate to come on a day the peanut soup was "soup of the day", as I always look forward to that and it is no longer a guaranteed to be on the bar. And last, but my favorite, the bread pudding was and still is amazing!!! Service was excellent too.

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vipSteveB
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My UVA fourth year friend wrapped his finals, so I wanted to celebrate before everybody goes home for Christmas. The Boar’s Head Resort and The Mill Room restaurant’s holiday ambiance is without peer. Beautiful! Our table and overstuffed seating exceptionally comfortable. The buffet was one of the best I have ever enjoyed. On my plates, an omelette, sausages, bacon, prime rib w/ horseradish sauce, eggs Benedict, hash browns, fruit, cheeses and salads. Mimosas accompanied brunch followed by coffee and 3 desserts after. The Boar’s Head Mill Room is now on short rotation.

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AnthonyT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

You'll notice that is no longer the OLD Mill Room, it's now just the Mil Room. They jazzed it up and removed the old-style dark wood and other features that made it a very pleasant, cozy place for a comfortable dinner. There are now booths (previously all individual tables) and a bar in the main dining room with a TV over it.

I'm sure this means they are keeping up with the times, but if you miss the slightly stodgy Old Mill Room (as I do), this may not be the place for you.

Food is uniformly good, and excellent service, with great attention paid to dietary restrictions if you have them.

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LoriT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience2

As a sports club member I am extremely disappointed in the breakfast in The Mill Room. The decor was fine, it has been better in prior years. The buffet is EXTREMELY overpriced and the quality and selection available is POOR. I would compare it to a hot bar at any random hotel free breakfast. But it was NOT free.

The only bright spot was the service.

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ElizabethI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as wonderful as ever and the new renovations are lovely.

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MichaelC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very disappointing experience in contrast to prior years. The holiday buffet was significantly smaller than before and did not include the legendary peanut soup - rather it is now available for an up charge. Staff are not nearly as professional as before and service standards fell well below expectations (drinks not refilled promptly, silverware not exchanged after each plate).

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RobertP
Tahoe
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. Wait staff was very accommodating. The only area for improvement: The entree foods on the buffet were in cast iron containers but were barely warm at best. The food was very good tasting however. Would have liked to have seen more green vegetables, most foods were starches (gnocchi, potato gratin, beans and sweet potatoes) all of which were excellent!

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MaryR
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were disappointed with the buffet because the parmesan risotto was undercooked and crunchy, and the butternut squash bisque was actually the peanut soup. It was mislabled on the table. The peanut soup, salmon and desserts were very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I went to today for a Christmas lunch. The decorations are beautiful as I knew they would be. I have been several times since the reopening and those experiences have been great. Today, however, was a different story. The service was horrible! They were busy but not what you would expect to warrant such bad service.

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DonaldD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. The ambiance was perfect, we enjoyed the relative quiet, and even the sounds were the solo guitarist alternating Christmas songs with Beatles songs. The food was excellent and the service fabulous. All in all, a great place for a special celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. There is a new seasonal menu that offers a nice selection. We really enjoyed the whole experience.

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T2Map
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and quaffable selections. The staff are wonderful. Table 45 is our seating selection. Enjoy the remodeling after you let go of the past charm. The new look has it’s charm warmth and character of its own. Looking forward to returning for another sublime dining experience. T2Map

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vipJerryG
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Good but not great. Salmon had a strong taste, steak was good but the steak knives were dull so cutting was difficult. Had a table in the back and while quite, made us seem like we were isolated from other guests. Service was good; attentive without being intrusive. Not my first trip to the renovated Mill Room and if I go again it will be to do as I did during my first visit; sit at the bar and order a burger and beer.

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Jwd55
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had a girl's day out lunch at the Boar's Head, and very much enjoyed our visit. The Inn was decorated for the holidays, and the newly renovated dining rooms are lovely, and comfortable. They offered a lunch buffet the day we were there, and all of the food looked great. We elected to choose off the a la carte menu because the price of the buffet was kind of high for lunch, and none us were really big eaters. However, the place was very busy with work and other groups out celebrating the holidays, and they were all taking advantage of the buffet. Service was excellent, not over-the-top attentive...just right. My fried green tomato BLT was good, not fantastic. Same with the chicken pot pie, and the mixed green salad with goat cheese and salmon. We have dined here for dinner and the food was very good...of the quality similar to what they I had observed at the lunch buffet.

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MaryS
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent - highly recommend the Filet Mignon, Fried Southern Lobster and French Fries!!

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