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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

5
4
3
2
1

3.9

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Local Ingredients (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Good for a Date (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Seasonal (7)
Cozy (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Sports (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

We were ale to squeeze a reservation in for Valentine's Day and our waitress was very nice. Of course like all things, their computer broke down late in the evening and they had to come manually confirm the order, but they were very good about the follow up.

We've been there numerous time and enjoy going back. They need to put the Thomas Jefferson biscuits back n the menu!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Our table wasn’t ready at our reserved time. I don’t know if those who were waiting but seated before us also had reservations. There was a backup because it was Valentines Day. The server thought to bring us bread because the food was delayed. His service was excellent throughout. Overall, I wouldn’t be bothered but my steak was overdone.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Valentine's dinner. I got the ribeye and my wife got the filet and crabcake. We both got asparagus and fingerling potatoes. My steak had a good taste, but beef was a bit tough, which is odd for a ribeye. My wife loved her crabcake but left most of it, too tough. Veggies uneventful. Oh, I also got the French onion soup, which was tasty! No bread on the table but I noticed that others had some. Maybe an oversight?

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·Dined 3 days ago

The restaurant is nice and the service was average. Our steaks were cooked opposite and asparagus & potatoes didn't quite seem like they were cooked enough but still okay. Good beer selection on tap though! Nice bar scene. Overall, maybe a 3/5 experience. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

Best crab cakes in Ch’ville! Their TJ’s biscuits are excellent also, however, they were out of them the last time we dined there.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

We have dined at Shadwells many times and it's become our favorite restaurant
For that reason we made reservations for Valentine's.
We were seated fairly promptly but got a waiter we had not seen before and the service was absolutely terrible. Fresh rolls are usually delivered immediately upon taking the drink order but we had to ask for them 3 times. They finally arrived after we had started in the entree.
The she crab soup was delicious as usual.
I had asked for coffee and water to be delivered with the entree. Another waiter delivered the entrees and asked if there was anything we needed and I said water and coffee. I did not see either waiter for about 10 minutes. I had almost eaten my entire entree with nothing to drink before our waiter showed up and he asked how everything was . We told him we had never gotten bread and I had never received anything to drink.
A few minutes later he arrived with the rolls, water and coffee but no cream. I requested cream and he said there was none. I wondered I he really could be telling the truth as it was only 6 o'clock in the evening. He said he would go look again as I said coffee without cream was not acceptable. A few minutes later he returned with half and half in a little plastic container (The same container our butter was in with the rolls) all other tables had coffee creamer in silver creamers ! (At that point I did not have any patience to tell him that half and half IS coffee creamer. I just let it go.
As to the food, my husband ordered short ribs. He said they were nearly all fat. He had just had this during Restaurnat week and loved them!
I got fillet and lobster and the fillet was delicious but I thought the lobster was a bit tough.
The waiter ruined a lovely celebration for us. We will give Shadwells another chance but I hope they have given this waiter his walking papers.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 3 days ago

So disappointed we had reservation still waited 30 minutes and then were asked if we minded sitting in the bar. Waiter was terrible - annoyed with his job for sure. Very disappointed

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

Took my wife there for Valentine's Day. We had dined at Shadwells before and always enjoyed the meals. The selection is great and the service is always good.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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·Dined 4 days ago

We are two senior retired professionals who have dined at shadwell s many times in the past. valentine day is always a special occasion for us .we had made reservations nearly two weeks in advance. We arrived 15 min earlyTravis the manager warmly greeted us .I immediately noticed at least two booths vacant in the back first aisle i asked the hostess to have a booth , for two reason , intimacy and more important comfort since I’ve had a hip operation . Two couples app 5 min and 10 min later arrived for the same time 5 pm
we were all asked if we could wait until 5 pm . When the time came the hostess brought us to a table when again I asked about the booth she just walked away .the party that was the latest arriving got the booth on the left .several min utes later a another couple were seated in the right booth app 505 pm .my lady didn’t want to make a big deal or did I . Ihad to use the rest room. When I came back two other couples were seated next and behind us it was now approaching 515 pm we sat there for at least another 5 min or so during all this time not one waiter approached us we left at app 522pm to say we were humiliated but more important embarassed

Mr Mcnally 5403250568

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The seasonal Rockfish with the blue crab grits were terrific. Kudos to the chef! Highly recommend. We will be coming back with friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a great dinner with friends. Food & service were top notch. Fortunately we were seated in a side room where it was more quiet. The main dining room always seems noisy. Will return !!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

I had requested a very special table because this was a birthday celebration. I did not feel like we were given that consideration. We were placed in the very middle of the floor, next to the entrance. Clearly, there were better tables (empty).
The food was OK - not great - and service was nothing spectacular.
Overall, just OK for the price.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Visiting Charlottesville for weekend - happened to be towards end of restaurant week and this was one of very few restaurants with a table. Calamari appetizer was cold. Of three steaks, 1 medium sent back as it was very rare. 2 others were almost raw in places. Servers disinterested. Would not recommend and definitely never return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Shadwell's is our regular spot for dining out. The service is prompt and courteous; the menu provides choices even for picky eaters. The food is not adventurous, but it is well made and presented. When the restaurant is full, it is hard to hear your companion. Full bar with good selection of local beers and inexpensive wines. Have the crab cakes or the salmon!

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I went to Shadwells for restaurant week. We were extremely impressed by the prompt and courteous service. Furthermore, the food was absolutely fabulous. The appetizers were delicious; the entrées were well proportioned and very tasty. The dessert was equally enjoyable. I would highly recommend Shadwell’s for almost any occasion pier

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food was great! Went for restaurant week.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Our party of 5 met at Shadwell's for restaurant week. Had prompt service & everyone had a delicious dinner! We did have a reservation & were seated upon arrival. We always have a great dining experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Friendly, VERY attentive service and excellent food, as always ! Noah, our waiter was wonderful.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Very nice neighborhood feel. Food options for all taste.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We went during Restaurant week. They had a full house, but we were served quickly and cheerfully. It also gave us a chance to sample the appetizers and desserts. Good food! Not a quiet place, but we were able to converse, which is so hard to find anymore.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Shadwell's is a real gem, and for me it is "on the way home!"

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Restaurant week meal was absolutely fantastic! Delicious she crab soup and calamari. Rockfish was to die for. And the lemon crime brûlée was a the bomb to finish up an unforgettable meal. First time visit, but certainly not the last!

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fun, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My husband's side of the booth had tape to repair a tear and it left sticky on his pants.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love a chef who knows how to prepare seafood and steaks to perfection!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 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 24, 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Richmond)·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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 (Richmond)·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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