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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
434-971-1800
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Ranked #109 of 462 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Route 250 West
Description: At Clifton, it's all about delicious discovery. Our culinary team offers guests the chance to taste the world with daily departures designed to thrill the palette and capture the imagination. The elegant atmosphere and attentive service at Clifton is perfect for transforming any occasion into a special one. Executive Chef Tucker Yoder regularly assembles tantalizing tasting menus that turn a meal at Clifton into a fine food lover’s dream. Clifton diners can also have front row seats for the culinary action at the Chef’s Table. Designed for groups of 6 to 10 people, the Chef’s Table puts you literally front and center, allowing you to watch the culinary team make their magic.
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English first
Yorktown, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The Inn is a little intimidating at first, especially on a quiet evening, but don't let that stop you from stepping out of your comfort zone. We were not hotel guests, but patrons of the bar and lounge area, and impressed is an understatement. The bartender was engaging, and attentive, but not overly so; Courtney, the Restaurant Manager was welcoming... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place could be really great. Has good bones. Staff needs to step it up, clean it up and spend a little money to make improvements.

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Gordonsville, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed many dinners at The Inn and thought the pricing was appropriate. However, this last visit, for our anniversary, however, was met with surprise and disappointment. The portions couldn't have been smaller and the pricing was outrageous for such tiny portions. The first clue that we were in for a surprise was when the waitress... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The portions were small and the prices reflected their reputation as "gourmet"....will not go out of my way to visit again. Beautiful setting with excellent service, however.

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Alexandria, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Absolutely everything was beyond fabulous! Could not have been happier. Extremely competent crew. Catered to our every need.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was an amazing experience. My wife and I did Chefs in the Garden on our honeymoon last week and although the price is scary at first, it was well worth it. The Clifton Inn is gorgeous, the dinner was AMAZING and the experience was second to none. Highly recommend this if it's available while you're in Charlottesville.

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St. Louis, MO
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122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

First, my rule is the pricier the dinner, the better it should be. The restaurant sets the standards by their price. The Clifton Inn failed. Our dinner was $265 with two cocktails, a medium priced bottle of wine and tip. I had three courses, husband had five, well, not really, but more on that later. First, we started with dark... More

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Lexington, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Both kids away so we took advantage to escape for an evening. Dinner was at 730 so took to the bar around 7 (try the Retro - like a manhattan with a cherry and soda) for a little nosh before seating. The chef brought out a couple snacks - tempura goodies, and some berries just taken from the garden. We... More

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner at Clifton Inn while staying there as part of our 1st anniversary trip. We like to try Relais & Chateaux restaurants and hotels. Dinner was delicious! We opted to pair different wines from Clifton's selections with our courses. The input from our waiter was very helpful. The pace of dinner was relaxed without being... More

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charlottesville
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This place seems to have declined in recent years. The service was slow and disorganized. A server brought us the wrong meals and was gone before we could tell him of his mistake. After we were able to flag down our waitperson to let her know of the mistake, we spent another 20 minutes waiting for our meal, which might... More

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___027, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us after visiting with us on Easter Day Brunch. I am glad to read that you enjoyed the food and found it "very good." On days such as Easter, we re-arrange our tables and seatings completely to make sure that everyone is comfortable and seated appropriately. As this is all new just... More

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Additional Information about Clifton Inn

Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
Phone Number: 434-971-1800
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: International

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