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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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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
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Good for Groups (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Business Meals (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Healthy (1)
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Comfortable seating, fast service, and quality food are the order of the day. Wished they featured the Restaurant Week menu at Sunday lunch, but we found satisfactory choices anyway.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

We went here for Restaurant week and the meal had a very nice selection and the price for the experience was also a plus

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on July 20, 2017

The food was great! The she crab soup was really good. The filet was excellent and the peach cobbler was really good, too. This was recommended by the hotel clerk - he did not steer us wrong!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 19, 2017

The food was ok, but lacked flavor. Our appetizers were quite delicious. The creme brûlée was undercooked and runny on the bottom. The peach cobbler was much better. We felt rushed through our dinner, otherwise the service was good. We seemed to be the youngest diners there and we're in our mid 40s. We may come back again, but I'd say we aren't dying to do so.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

We went during restaurant week. Food was quite good and the price was very reasonable. Coconut shrimp and bacon wrapped scallop appetizers were delicious. So we're the crab cakes and sirloin steak. Only negative was a peach cobbler that was a bit dry and gummy. Service was good.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Food is mediocre. She Crab soup was tasty but luke warm, crab cake for lunch also luke warm and a bit wet, without great taste.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 17, 2017

We went for a restaurant week meal and everything surpassed expectations!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Their she crab soup and lump crab cakes are amazing! The crab cakes have plenty of lump crab meat and not a lot of breading and filler. Don't skip dessert! Try the chocolate bourbon pecan pie! To die for.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 15, 2017

It was just ok. Pork chop overcooked, but goat cheese/roasted pepper stuffing was delish. Salad dressing was very tasty too. Waitress was very nice and attentive.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

From the food to the service--just a very good place to have a nice dinner either with friends or with someone special

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We went for restaurant week and on my opinion it had the best selection of foods out of all the restaurants and the food was delicious with some having local ingredients which is awesome. Our first time dining there and would definitely go back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. The calamari appetizer was some of the best we have had. The crab cakes were outstanding and the steak cooked to perfection. We will be back.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We always dine together at this location. I travel from Richmond to meet my business acquaintance here, and we both enjoy meeting at Shadwell's. The food is fresh, the service is very good, that is why we choose Shadwell's.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was interesting but not well cooked.Would have been worth the money if it was. Service was good but most disappointing was the cleanliness. Cob webs, flies were everywhere. I've eaten outside in the summer in Florida and haven't been so disgusted with the insects. Clean it up!

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Shadwell's is away from the hubbub of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall and Main Street dining scene and is situated with easy access to I-64. We chose the restaurant based on these features and the good reviews. It did not disappoint.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our table was dirty when we were seated and only cleaned after I pointed it out.

Prior to ordering my wife asked whether the crab cakes were mayonnaise heavy. The server said they were not. My wife disagreed when they arrived. I tried a bite, agreed with my wife, and found a small crab shell/fin in my bite too. My food arrived hot and delicious, however.

The service was pretty good and the response from management, concerning the crab cakes, was good as well. I just can't imagine going back to here ever again.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We had gotten together with extended family for a meal and everything was very good. Our server was very prompt, considerate and professional. The food was very good, nice portions and tasty seasoned well. We enjoyed it enough that the next night being that the restaurant was across the parking lot from the hotel we went again just the two of us and it was another good meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, People Watching, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We arrived to a mostly dark and empty restaurant and were to slated to be seated in front of the kitchen doorway which is wide open and a bit noisy. I didn't want to view nor listen to the inner workings of the kitchen when so many other tables were available, so requested another table away from the kitchen. After a short pause, the host agreed and then promptly sat us a couple of rows over at what I realized after the fact was adjacent to a second doorway to the kitchen. Nothing like a passive aggressive host to set the table for your experience. A lack of windows yields almost no natural light and the restaurant prefers to keep the bulbs at a low burn. Our server was efficient and punctual, but only a hint of warmth. Between the host and the server, I just got the vibe that we weren't all that welcome. Regarding the food, the fried green tomatoes were very good followed by serviceable bourbon chicken and crab cakes. Generous servings, but the overall meal was the uninspired variety that fails to ensure a return trip. If you're in this part of town and don't want to find your way back to the commercial district, then maybe this will suffice. Otherwise, there are better options in and west of town.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I was celebrating my birthday with my daughters and son and it was very enjoyable. Not too busy that evening so noise was not a problem. Service was great too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Food was well cooked and tasty. Pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Had a great evening, great food at areasonable price very friendly wait staff

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We went to celebrate Father's Day. The waitress was attentive and brought all our orders promptly. We had three appetizers and five entrees. All the food was very tasty. My steak was prepared just the way I wanted it. We plan to return to this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Stopped on our way home from our weekend winery tour with friends. The food was very good, and our server was very attentive and friendly. The creole rainbow trout was awesome, and the tuna tartare was perfect.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Savannah)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The seafood was fresh and properly prepared. She crab soup was excellent. Servicer was very attentive and pleasant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The food was good and the portions were generous. Our server was very attentive. We were looking for a quiet restaurant, and Shadwell's fit the bill.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We tried the Scallops Rockefeller appetizer, the crab cakes & the fried oysters. All were excellent, especially the scallops which were some of the best I've ever eaten. The house Caesar salad was very average, but the cocktails were good & the waitress was knowledgeable. Overall, I'd love to try it again!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Food was very good! Service was quick, but not super friendly or knowledgeable when asked questions.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on June 10, 2017

The biscuits were cold however the remainder of the service and food was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Was recommended by hotel staff. It is a good place for a good dinner. I had steak and it was cook perfectly. Wife had crab cakes and they were excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Tucked away in a hotel, but this restaurant should have foodie traffic. Delicious she crab soup, fried oysters and salmon. Great cheesecake for dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We've lived in Charlottesville for years, but had never tried Shadwell's. It was actually impressive. Generous portions, well presented, unpretentious but still sophisticated. I recommend Shadwell's for any occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Shadwells is known for their crab cakes, but their oysters are very good, too. I had a plate of fried oysters, tasting very fresh, and my spouse had the steak chopped salad with fried oysters on top, which he reported as delish! The blood orange margaritas were also festive and refreshing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 20, 2017

UVA Grad dinner. Party of 6 with diverse tastes. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food was delicious and our waitress was wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Food just ok nothing special. Crab cakes fishy, I couldn't eat them but my husband did. The booth seat was patched with duct tape. I had researched this restaurant to make sure it had the dietary options I needed and cloth napkins and table cloths my husband enjoys. Sitting on duct tape was not ideal. Biggest disappointment was the place was out of the gluten free options for me. I had a very limited choice. Won't be back

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Reserved table was as requested, quite for a business dinner. Service was patient as we conducted business and then ate. Food was excellent. Excellent experience.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We had a party of 6 for a 7 PM Mother's Day dinner and the overall dinner was very good (but not excellent) and everyone was a little let down by the desserts. Surprisingly, for it being Mother's Day the restaurant wasn't any busier than you would expect for any normal Sunday evening. The dinner started off with finding out how many things that we wanted that were out of stock (stuffed lobster tail, sausage which was part of the mixed grill entrée, etc.). The included entrée salads were nicely prepared and presented in a simple fashion. The entrees overall were very good with a few exceptions. Four of the six entrees included a steak (all 4 ordered medium rare) and only one of them were cooked properly with a cool and mostly pink center. Three of them were served really, really rare (bright 'ketchup red' on the inside with a very cold squishy middle) which would have been and understandable mistake for someplace that doesn't pride themselves on serving hand cut premium steaks, but for a seafood and steak place it was a little disappointing. The Salmon and Prime Rib were both cooked as ordered and presented well. The asparagus on one of the entrees was undercooked but ironically had a burned oily taste.

The waitress was nice an stopped by the table frequently and kept drinks full and the table cleared.

The biggest disappointment of the entire dinner was dessert. The bourbon chocolate pecan pie was either not allowed to properly set up or was made too runny. It was just a runny blob served on the plate and was 'meh'. The special desert that night was Boston Crème Pie cake. This was not worthy of an $8 dessert. It was a 2x2" square of cut sheet cake that was hastily plated and you could tell had been setting out for too long and was very, very dry and devoid of any moisture except in the very center where it sapped what little it could from the layer of cream. For $8 these should have been individually prepared cakes to maintain moisture and not a sheet cake.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day dinner this week was a treat at Shadwell's. They were slammed with guests and did an amazing job keeping up with the orders, drinks and refills, everything. Very attentive servers. Never a bad experience there. Locally owned and operated. Scallops Rockefeller, steak, Thomas Jeffersons' rolls and desserts are our favorites.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was excellent, service was wonderful and should mention we were seated within 10 minutes of our reservation. It was a wonderful Mother's Day Brunch! Thank you!!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went there for dinner. Very disappointed. The TJ's biscuits and the Yeast Rolls were excellent, as were the stuffed mushroom appetizers, although for the price, they weren't worth it. There were four very small mushrooms for $11.00.

I had crab cakes and my daughter had fish tacos. Both items were so "fishy" tasting that we did not eat them. My husband had a pasta dish that he said was good.

I expected a much nicer atmosphere, as the outside of the building looked inviting. Inside was no better than a pub and was very drab. I would not go there again. Our total bill was $110 for three people, which included the above items as well as two glasses of wine and a beer.

Tags: Casual
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