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About Shadwells Restaurant

We are located on 250 East on Pantops Mtn at Peter Jefferson Place, adjacent to the new Martha Jefferson Hospital.

1791 Richmond Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
1791 Richmond Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 202-2568

Website:
http://www.shadwellsrestaurant.com/

Executive Chef:
Tommy Lasley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Shadwells Restaurant offers the finest in local dining for private breakfast, lunch and dinners. Rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business, holiday, class reunions and after hours parties for 80 guests or more. Three private rooms available: seats 40, 20 & 18. TV's in rooms. No room rental fee.

Shadwells Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
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Local Ingredients (10)
Special Occasion (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Romantic (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Friendly and helpful staff, pleasant manager, organization needs improvement. Reservations for 7:45, seated at 8:15, water delivered 8:30, food delivered 9:15. Not ideal. Overall pleasant experience with friends, timing was only issue.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Food dishes were either under or over cooked. My wife's salmon was underwhelming, we could've made it at home.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Restaurant Week options. Shrimp, pecan chicken, crab dip, wedge salad, and fruit crisp were superb. Bourbon pecan pie was not - no flavor and dry. Service was extremely slow.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent 3-course meal during Restaurant Week. Had the She Crab Soup, and the Rockfish entree. The Crumble dessert could have had a bit more ‘crumble’; was mostly ice cream.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Wonderful dining experience. The steak was cooked perfectly and melted in the mouth. The fudge brownie sundae was a great ending - it was so light and delicious. Our server was friendly and timed all courses fantastic. Absolutely great meal. We’ll be back again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

7 of my friends went to the restaurant to celebrate a birthday. There was a pretty good selection on the menu to choose from. The service was very good. The food was very good. The portions very generous. The pecan crusted chicken was really good, the steak was cooked perfect and the oysters seemed to be a big hit at our table. One of us ordered the undercover cosmo. It was terrible . Tasted like a watered down drink with something missing. The waitress was very kind to bring drink back and exchange for something different. The Blood Orange cosmo which was really good Not a big selection of wine. The ambiance was kind of drab. I think if you were just going out to eat this would be fine, but it would have been a little nicer to be in a place that was not so casual and plain for a birthday celebration.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. It's a little pricey, but in my opinion, worth it! :-D

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our dining experience was very good. Seems like it was better than in the past.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Good family friendly restaurant. Large space, with booths for six and tables for four. Privet rooms for large groups. Service is great, very informed and attentive.
Food is generally good, with seasonal, local specials. Crabcakes, steaks, shrimp, pasta, oysters and very good bread. If you stick to basics all will be fine.
They have a very good bar, with a good selection of wines, beers & spirits. If you're in a hurry be sure to let them know, it can be hard to get your bill settled if your running late. Good if you can't get into your first choice at the last minute, or not dressed and hungry.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We decided to eat an early dinner traveling home from Christmas with Family, and found Shadwells.

While billed as a seafood restaurant, there were just as many chicken, beef and pork items. Menu was quite varied anywhere from light fare to a nice hearty dinner. The food was very good, albiet a bit pricey. Dinner for 2 with a soup and 2 teas was $75. Mr. had a steak with broccoli as his side, and I had crab cakes with mashed potatoes. Both dinners came with a salad included. Mr. had a garden and I the Caesar. The crab cakes had zero filler, literally zero filler. So, they fell apart, which is just fine with me. They were really good. We were not offered dessert but we were full anyway.

The restaurant was so cold that we never took our coats off. That was my biggest complaint. Mr sometimes ran out of hot tea and it took a few minutes to get the waiter. The restaurant was no where near full at 5:30 so we don't think it was that.

All in all it was a good meal. I would eat there again.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We made 7:30 reservations on Christmas Eve. On our arrival the host station was empty we waited 10 minutes for the host to arrive. He told us there would be a 35 minute wait. That is on top of our already 10 minute wait. I reminded him of our reservations, he responded with a sneer saying they had over 300 reservations. Incredulous I asked, so you overbooked? He responded with an eye roll, looks that way and left the station. Every time he returned he would glare at me or roll his eyes. Dressed in a striped tshirt he was very unprofessional. We found neighbors who had already been there 35 minutes for their 7:15 reservation. They were seated about 5-10 minutes later. At 8 another party inquired about their 7:30 reservations and were rudely informed they were waiting for a table. We got out our phones, found another restaurant, left and had a lovely dinner.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Arrived on time for reservation and was told there was a 20 minute wait. Waited for 20 minutes and then walked out. On the way out met a couple who had been waiting 45 minutes past their reservation time. It seems like the restaurant does not adhere to reservations. Also, the host was rude, never smiled, dressed unprofessionally, and definitely did not make a good first impression.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Staff was very friendly, but clearly overwhelmed with the Christmas Eve dinner crowd. Even though we had a reservation, we were told there would be a 20 minute wait beyond our reservation time. Once we were seated and our order taken, it was another 20+ minutes just to get salad and drinks. Food was okay, but nothing special. The place was more casual and a lot noisier than We were expectIng. Staff was very apologetic for the wait, but I don’t know that we’ll go back-maybe we’ll try them on a slow weekday for lunch

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had a 6:30 reservation....greeter said it would be about 15-20 minutes wait....I questioned why since we had a 6:30 reservation....he said everyone here (there were about 20 people in the waiting area) had a 6:30 reservation....I made a comment about this sounding like over-booking....no response.....we were finally seated at 7:00 (after a 30 minute wait)....so we are seated, but no server came to our table....others seated after us were being waited on....so after being patient for 15 more minutes, I flagged down a server and told him we would like service.....from here on the story gets positive....the server apologized, took our order right away, and the food was terrific. So...a 45 minute wait which is very unacceptable, followed by great food....does that balance out?....not in my book!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We have eaten here many times and this is the first time the service was so bad

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We met family that lives in Stuart's draft. We drove from Mathews to have a pre Christmas lunch as we woukdnt b together on Christmas. Food outstanding. Our waitress was just moved here from Colorado. She was beyond awesome. The she crab soup was the best I've ever had and I live on the Chesapeake Bay. Willb back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

This was the worst dining experience I can remember. The only thing I got in a decent amount of time was the appetizers and drinks. The salads took for ever to be brought out. The straw that broke the camels back was my dinner taking 1.5 hrs to be delivered. To top it off, my wife ordered her steak well done and received it basically medium rare. We left at this point. The only decent thing about the experience was the waitress. I could tell it really bothered her and she continuously apologized, unlike any manager of the place although it was brought to the hostess attention. The problem was that a party of about 30 took priority over a party of two. It sure appeared they were receiving excellent service though. I will never go back to this poorly run establishment and hope this discourages others. I will certainly discourage everybody I know.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was good for the price of a dinner. Service was friendly but our food took some time to arrive.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Setting was just what we wanted, for 3 couples. Food was fantastic!!! We drove from Orange and the other 2 couples drove from Mechanicsville, worth the drive! Friends getting together enjoying the atmosphere, food and friendship. Will will return!!!! Employees were excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Love the restaurant

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The service at this restaurant was horrendous! We must have waited about an hour for our food. I watched entire parties come in, be seated, eat, pay, and leave before we got our food. At the end of the meal, we found that our checks already had 20% gratuity included. I can't help but feel as though we were passed over because that was the case.

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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Meal was nice. Oysters were excellent. Presentation was just so so. Dining room was very cold ( at the end of a sunny nearly 60 degree day). Ambient lighting is poor. Our waitress was very attentive and congenial.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Very disappointed in the Thanksgiving meal. We had been to Shadwells on several occasions and really enjoyed it. So much that we recommended to others. Invited our niece to Thanksgiving there. We both drove an hour to meet at the restaurant.

It was so disappointing. Over salty turkey roll, and nothing else was very edible.

Not sure we will be back.

By the way, two of the sides were mac and cheese and deviled eggs???? Also asked for extra cranberry sauce and was refusd because they only had enough for the dinners reserved?

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We took my father for his 74 Birthday and we all enjoyed it very much. The Shrimp were huge and delicious. The oyster sampler was great! We will be back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was a bit slow coming from the kitchen but our server was very apologetic and things turned out ok. The raw oysters were good but fairly expensive. The fried oysters were good and I’d recommend them.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Shadwell’s restaurant. Very nice atmosphere, good food, variety of choices, good service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time. The food was slow to come out, but very much worth the wait. Fresh salads and healthy portions were a plus! The creme brûlée for dessert was amazing.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Vegan, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great service, easy location, out of the downtown traffic and always great food! The crab cakes and she crab soup are our favorites!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We always enjoy Oystravaganza but this year was the worst meal we’ve had at Shadwells. The Oysters Rockefeller were over cooked to the point of being burned and our waitress never came back to check to see how the food was until time for the bill! Gave us 20% off but we will think twice before dining here again.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

I made a reservation for 8 for a special birthday celebration for 3 people. I made note of this when I made the reservation . They did not recognize the birthdays, offer ANY kind of birthday dessert etc. I was so disappointed and embarrassed . The service was so slow. We were seated at 7:30 and did not get our dinner served until 9 pm. We will not be returning to Shadwells.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always great food and excellent service; our favorite place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always great experience at Shadwell's!! Great food and great, friendly service. Rolls are a treat and this was our 4th visit there!!!

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Shadwells is our favorite restaurant. We went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed their annual oyster fest. Service is always excellent as is the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 18, 2017

There were a few things that I did not like. The service was good but the timing in between courses felt rushed. We were not done with our appetizers before the main course came out, which then had to sit for a while. The broccoli with herb butter came out with no herb buttter. We sent it back and got another but it still had no herb butter. At this point we said, oh well!! The calamari was good but not the best we've had. Overall the place was ok. Would try it again and be more specific with what we want.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

food was delicious. Very traditional type meals which is good!! Loved being able to see the kitchen and all the activity there!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent service, pleasant atmosphere, relaxed pace. Swordfish was fresh and delicious, rice was meh. Skip the pecan pie, coffee was great.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The waiting persons were exceptionally courteous and accommodating to our requirements

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Shadwells always provides a solid menu with great options from a full meal to salads soups or sandwiches. They do a great job with their salmon. Always have a positive dining experience here. It is convenient with plenty of on sight parking.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Very friendly staff, the atmosphere was nice and they had televisions broadcasting different football games. The waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable and attentive to refilling our glasses and bringing out our food. The menu had a lot to choose from and it made our selection hard. We choose the crab cakes and burger and the fish tacos and pecan encrusted chicken. Every dish came out piping hot and excellent. All of the side dishes were great the macaroni and cheese was perfect. We would recommend this restaurant again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Live Sports, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was good, service was prompt and courteous, and the bartender was awesome.

Tags: Bar Seating
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