Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

4.3
1380 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
At this time we ask that you please call for reservations for parties over 4 people 434-296-4630 as space is limited due to social distancing.
Established in 1965 as Charlottesville's premier steakhouse, dinner the Barn has become a Charlottesville tradition. Serving only the finest Certified Angus Steaks, award winning Roast Prime Rib, exceptional seafood and fine wines.
We are now open Wednesday - Saturday for inside dining, curbside pickup and outside seating when weather permits.

We are following all safe distancing guidelines and are disinfecting all areas frequently. We look forward to seeing you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1380 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.1
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3.8
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ZeldaZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Awful service from teenagers who don’t know what they’re doing. The escargots were dry and virtually impossible to remove from their shells and the steak had very little flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Fairly disappointed for a once great restaurant.

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BarbS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Aberdeen Barn NEVER disappoints. Everything on their menu is delicious, but the prime ribs is the absolute best. The friendliness and efficiency of the staff tops it off.

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Rabbit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I visit several times per year, we live 1 1/2 hours away and it is always great food and the lady that waited on us was great. The food is some of the best that we have ever had and i would recommend it to anyone. Keep up the good work and happy holidays.

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vipRobertMoran
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around food service and ambiance

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vipGaryM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner for me and my wife. Prime rib is awesome

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vipWilliamF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is legendary!

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TrishG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out server, James, was terriffic. He made us feel very comfortable.

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vipNOLALadyinSF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite when visiting Charlottesville. Hope the piano bar returns!

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JoeCvilleVa
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were wonderful. That says it all.

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Cathy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, was a bit noisy. Service was good and definitely we weren't rushed to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience as usual. Loved that they were respecting Covid protocols yet delivering an incredible customer experience.

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Christopher
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food good service pricy but worth it we love this place one of if not the best restaurants in Charlottesville.

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MarinaM
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - we devoured our steaks. Wonderful service.

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ChristopherT
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! The food and service are always exemplary!

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JeffreyY
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Many key items on the menu are gone due to Covid. Portions seem smaller on the steaks. Same prices. Great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The steak was good but dessert and sides were not up to par. A little expensive for its value. But nice atmosphere :)

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BryanS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

There is a difference between old school and just plain old. The prime rib was fine cooked to temp and not overly fatty but that is about all I can say that was good. The creamed spinach was disgusting it had a gun like consistency and was flavored poorly. Building was old and poorly kept felt dusty and musty. For the prices they charge you would think it would have been a much better experience but sadly very average at best.

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MarieS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a problem with the food or service at Aberdeen Barn. Last night I got to take my boyfriend there for the first time, he fell in love with the food!!

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vipNatashaG
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Restaurant is pretty dark, like everyone else said hard to read the menu. Disappointed in the lukewarm prime rib, flavor was bland. The wine and service was good.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A bit pricey. My husband felt that he has had a better steak at Outback or at home. The char broiled steak tasted burnt.

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AmberA
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Our waiter was always a step ahead and we left completely satisfied!

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TrishaD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. Don’t remember her name though. :( food was spectacular. We went for our anniversary and couldn’t have had a better time. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Waitress was phenomenal

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vipReynaldo
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every thing about the experience was poor, including the outrageous prices for lousy food11

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vipWahoodoc
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aberdeen Barn is a classic steakhouse. Best, most attentive service in town. Food was well-prepared and came as ordered. One person in our party wanted their meat well done and another wanted theirs rare; both got it prepared exactly how they wanted it. Whenever we want a good meal in a cozy setting we go to Aberdeen Barn!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Overpriced! We have been going here for over 25 years and we may have just gone our last time. The food and service were excellent, but just too expensive. The cost of the prime rib was way too much to not include a salad.

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Des Moines
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner at Aberdeen Barn! The service was excellent. If you’re looking for a steakhouse ambience, this is the place!

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ollieh
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the barn great food ,service great,just a nice romantic place to take the wife for special occasions.

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GaryS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best place for Prime Rib , I drive two hours to visit . Well worth every mile . And they know how to take care of there customers 5 stars

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JoeB
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime rib ! Never had one so tender. Excellent value for food and service

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vipLisaD
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time eating at Aberdeen Barn. The ambiance and service was good. The chicken we ordered was overpriced for 1 piece of boneless chicken breast. We were also not informed that we would be charged $5 for an empty plate because we shared our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food in a hometown atmosphere. Prime rib was perfect.

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TravisS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Staff did not appear to be short on people but the service was. Food was cold and very overpriced for the quality. A low light room could be considered romantic but not even being able to read the menu without using the light on your was a little to dim. Would not recommend because the overall dining experience did not come close to matching the price.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Your lighting stinks I am over 70 and need light to read and see. I had to use the candle at the table just to read the menu. It was hard for me to see some of my food because I need more light . Over all it was nice and the food was good . Just wished you had more light .

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ReidV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. I go here often for special occasions

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MadisonVa
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time! A good, old school steakhouse. Definitely allow time to find parking or get an early reservation. Our waiter, Derek, was the best mix of attentive and hands-off. Can't wait to go again!

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Corey
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Prime rib, shrimp cocktail and scallops were spot on delicious

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vipRoxann
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time celebrating with friends at the barn:). The atmosphere is a really cool vibe. The food is always delicious. Always! I’ve never had a prime rib anywhere else that compares.

FAQs

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville is rated 4.3 stars by 1380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.