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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.
Charlottesville, VA 22911
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
1791 Richmond Road
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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