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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
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
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Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Business Meals (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Fun (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Authentic (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was good. The service was meh. The atmosphere was meh.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Our meal was especially delicious making for a great Easter lunch. The server, Heather, was very attentive and provided great service. We were impressed with the timing of the different entrees , gave us time to savor each dish.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Food was good, but baked potato delivered to the table cold. The waiter replaced it. I expected the restaurant to be somewhat upscale, but it was not, and It was very noisy. Ad on TV is misleading - I did not expect to see diners in Jeans and T-shirts. I would go again, but with less expectation.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The restaurant had a casual feel and was attractive. We were warmly welcomed and walked to our table. Shortly after that Rachael, our waitress, came was extremely helpful. Immediately asked about drinks and we requested the wine menu and it was quickly brought to us. She was great and did not rush us, but was there when we needed her. We both ordered steaks and they were cooked exactly as requested, and we thought the price was reasonable for excellent meat.
We would definitely recommend the restaurant and just wish that we lived close by. If we did,we would frequent it often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Shadwell's continues to please. This was the third or fourth time my wife and I have been to the restaurant and each time the experience has been well above average. Food was superb, service was unobtrusive and professional, atmosphere was very relaxed. All in all a great place for a great meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 3, 2017

Excellent food, great staff very friendly and professional! Comfortable atmosphere after a long day and a great place to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Had a 7:15 reservation, and arrived on time. Were advised that table wasn't quite ready. At 7:50, I inquired as to the status and amazingly, the table was ready - suspect they had forgotten us, as I saw a number of other parties of two arrive and be seated quicker. Had a lovely, friendly, helpful waitress, and she was very attentive. The she-crab soup was delicious, though very rich - could not finish the cup. It was oystravaganza and my husband had delicious Virginia oysters. We each had the Steak House salad. His was prepared perfectly. Several (3) ingredients were left off of mine. I pointed it out to waitress who brought them to me separately. It was a wonderful salad, and I would order again. Only negative is the dining room. Not a window in there, and very depressing - and quite noisy. If they could spiff up the decor, the lack of light and windows might be overlooked. Otherwise, great meal and we will go back in spite of the drab surroundings.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our waitress, Alice, was very cordial and she served us quickly and courteously. Seafood is the specialty of the house and the crab cakes were outstanding. The Caesar salad was delicious as well. I highly recommend Shadwells for their fine food and service.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Great food and terrific service. The crab cakes are excellent. We also enjoyed the pecan-crusted chicken and the pulled pork. The waiter was friendly and accommodating. We loved it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Unfortunately the steak we ordered was raw and had a lot of gristle. To the restaurants credit they took it off the bill and also comp'd us a free dessert.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 23, 2017

The crab cakes were amazing, well worth it!
Went there to celebrate my birthday, will definitely be going back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 19, 2017

This has become a favorite restaurant of mine. I've been part of birthday celebrations, a good-bye party, and many quiet meals with one person or four or anything in between. Their menu is extensive - something for everybody. Our waitress was especially accommodating this time - I changed my choice of salad dressing three times and she couldn't have been more pleasant about it. The "birthday girl" was celebrating her 88th birthday and was happy to note that oysters were on the menu. That' what she ordered and stated they were the best ever.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We visited for the oysters which were wonderful. We had a 4 year old with us and she enjoyed her chicken tenders and fries. The chef forgot my side, but the waitress made up for it by giving us some Jefferson muffins.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We celebrated our 44th wedding anniversary and our meal was everything we wanted it to be! The service was wonderful and the food was fabulous! So glad we made reservations as there was a long line waiting when we got there as well as a line waiting when we left. Definitely coming back when we are in the area again!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We went to Shadwell's to celebrate the 11th Anniversary of our first date. We had reservations early on a Sunday, as we were attending a square dance later. Our server, Jackie, was personable, courteous and efficient. She even remembered us from our first visit to Shadwell's, which was during restaurant week. The food here is very tasty. Our calimari were just the way I like them--small, thin, and crispy, not rubbery and the sauce was far superior to the often provided thick marinara type. My crab-stuffed salmon had a good portion of crab; the grilled asparagus was done perfectly; and I liked that the meal also came with a salad. ($24). My husband's medallions of filet were a little more "done" on the outside than he prefers, although the inside was still pink enough to be the "medium" he asked for. Perhaps it was just the way they prepare that particular dish. I sincerely wish that my medical reason for eating a low-sodium diet didn't prohibit me from having their famous She-Crab Soup. When a friend who was with us during restaurant week had it, he immediately pronounced it the very best he had ever had. Shadwell's is not in C'ville proper, but in the Pantops area; and it is easy to drive by without really noticing the low, tasteful sign. So be sure you stop and try it out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 20, 2017

The server was fine, nothing special, but the food took FOREVER to arrive. He apologized only after my dad said "your cook is slow tonight". Portions great and the oyster tacos were fabulous. The hostess friendly, helpful with dads walker etc and dressed so nicely. But the slow delivery of food was unacceptable. Not that busy

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 17, 2017

We visited the restaurant on a Friday evening. We arrived an hour prior to our reservation time, were welcomed to sit at the bar, and were seated within 20 minutes. The staff was very friendly and prompt. The environment was inviting and the food was great! We will definitely visit again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 17, 2017

One of the best restaurants I have visited in my travels across the US. The staff are friendly, the food is always excellent and the atmosphere is very calming. Best She crab soup!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Made an early reservation and they had to find a table for us upon arrival although there were
very few diners in the restaurant. They put together two very long 4 tops for 5 people which was
very awkward. I ordered a mix grill that featured local sausage, steak and shrimp. They ran out of sausage and decided to give me extra shrimp instead without telling me (and the wrong side).
I declined the entree as I was looking forward to the local sausage and ordered the special instead. The waiter did give me a complimentary drink while I waited for another entree. Nothing special about this place.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Steaks cooked to perfection. Crab cakes are to die for. Absolutely LOVE Shadwells!!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Went for Valentine's day. It was packed but we did not have to wait very long with a reservation. Food and atmosphere were perfect.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I made reservations for my wife and I on Valentines Day. This was the first time we had been there but have heard about Shadwells through other people that were pleased. We have only lived in this area for about 3 years, I am a Pastor at a church in Kents Store, and we have been wanting to come and try. We like the local usage, the atmosphere was great, the food excellent, I got the chicken sand. and my wife had a salad, and we both were pleased. looking forward to visiting again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on February 12, 2017

What a pleasant surprise!! My husband and I had our two daughters with all the grand kids in tow join us to celebrate our 35 anniversary. From the drinks, to the appetizers to the entree, and then dessert, every dish was perfection. Our server, Noah, was incredible. You know, a great server can make all the difference in how you enjoy your meal, or not. He couldn't have been more perfect. The crab cakes did not disappoint. Shadwell's will definitely be our new favorite and can't wait to see you all again. Thanks so much for making our celebration so special and memorable. Our only regret is that we didn't ask Noah to take a picture of us but we will have the special memories of our night.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The food is excellent, the waiting is excellent, the environment is excellent, the location is perfect, the personnel are perfect! What more could anyone want

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 9, 2017

A group of us have made Shadwell's our monthly ladies lunch venue. The staff are so professional and always make us feel welcome. We enjoy the delicious food as well as being able to just sit and talk over an after lunch cup of coffee. The crab cakes are some of the best around as well as the salads. As we continue to try new things and work our way through the menu we are always pleased with our selections.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2017

The food was fine and the servers attendant without seeming to hover. The french onion soup was a little sweeter than I am used to, but enjoyable. Babyback ribs also a little sweet, but tender and tasty. The fries were suitably hot, but did not look hand cut as advertized. Key lime pie very good. Others in our party seemed to be very satisfied, but there were no raves. I would go back if an occasion arises

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Our server was great. He was very knowledgeable about the food & knew exactly when we needed him. Thanks so much....

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2017

I always enjoy going to Shadwell's because the service is good, the food is reasonably priced, and it's easy to get a healthy meal. However, they are guilty of one of my pet peeves, not keeping reservations. Twice now we've made a reservation and had to wait 15-20 minutes when we showed up because there were no tables.

As Jerry Seinfeld said "You see, you know how to take the reservation, you just don't know how to hold the reservation. And that's really the most important part of the reservation: the holding. Anybody can just take them."

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Paleo Friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food and service were good but not place for families with small children. The atmosphere and the menu are geared toward adults. There were no selections for children really other than side dishes. My 3 year old granddaughter had the mac and cheese but didn't eat very much of it. I probably wouldn't go again unless all the parties I am dining with are over 12 years of age at least.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Food and service were excellent..Outstanding Crab Cakes.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2017

Great meal and service, as always. The crabcakes and fish tacos are still our favorites.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 31, 2017

The restaurant was pretty and clean. We had a 6'oclock reservation but actually arrived and 5 and they accommodated us (Tuesday evening). There we only a few tables with diners but the hostess seated us a the booth nearest the entrance to the kitchen. So obviously not the best seat in the house as many tables were empty.....servers and runners in and out past our table and the talk in the kitchen. As for the food....my husband loves oysters but says these didn't have much taste and he has had better for less. My rockfish was tasty but the blue crab grits didn't have crab flavor. We live in Waynesboro - 30 miles away - and there are other restaurants in Charlottesville that we feel are worth the drive....sorry.......

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 29, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed restaurant week and got a great meal for a great price. She had the crab stuffed mushrooms and crab cakes w/fingerling potatoes. I had the calamari and the mussels over linguine. Those dishes didn't disappoint. The coconut cream cake and brandy bread pudding were wonderful for the finale. A glass of white wine completed the meal. Over all and enjoyable evening out.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Visited during restaurant week. Food was ok, service was great.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Our visit was outstanding in every respect. Looking forward to another visit.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2017

A delightful evening with excellent service and delicious food. The restaurant Week menu was extensive!!

Tags: Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Each dish was good. There for restaurant week. Best crab cakes that I can ever recall eating.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2017

We did not know that it was Restaurant Week. We ordered off that menu and we are glad that we did. The crab cakes and Rockfish were excellent. Our waiter was fabulous and made great recommendations. The Hostess even stopped by to ensure that we were happy and she was the friendliest person that you could meet. The portion of the meals were great so that you had room for dessert. I'm a snob when it comes to Key Lime Pie and this was excellent. We will return.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great menu options,very friendly staff in addition to a very nice dinner. Loved the coconut cream pie for dessert!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 25, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary and restaurant week. The service was great and the food was delicious. We will be back and we will recommend Shadwell's to our friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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