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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
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Ranked #156 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $25 - $100
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
Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Went for New Years eve dinner. Was happy we were sat a 4 top for the two of us, hate sitting at two tops .... Our waitress was very nice and we took the wine pairing and there was no choices for dinner except the tasting menu. The food was under whelming w bland favors and not very inspiring or... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We have intended to try the Clifton Inn for some time and had the opportunity to join friends for a holiday meal there on Christmas Day. Before confirming the reservation, we called to inquire about their capability of providing a meal for a vegetarian and we were assure that they could (one out of five of us is vegetarian). Arrived,... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ate at Clifton on Thanksgiving. Great service and food. The five star is really for the Chef's Counter - which we did in June 2013 and was a non-stop extravaganza of delectable little dishes, great wine and an insightful opportunity to see a kitchen in full swing.

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chapel hill
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 via mobile

Nice Christmas Eve dinner however, for the price expected better. A waiter tried to take my plate before I even finished the course I was eating. Was not offered coffee after dinner felt very rushed. No valet parking we were all dressed up and had to walk a long way from the muddy parking lot in dressy shoes. Liked the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Wow! What a major disappointment! Last time we ate here in 2010 we had a remarkable dinner--elegant, spectacular and romantic. So based on that experience we reserved a table for Thanksgiving. Prix fix can often spell doom but we were confident that the kitchen at Clifton could pull it off. Boy were we wrong. First the pre appetizer was some... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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
30 helpful votes 30 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
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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