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Bistro 1834

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200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-972-2230
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2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri 2:00 pm - 12:30 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: Located just off the Old Mill Room, the intimate Bistro 1834 offers a...
Located just off the Old Mill Room, the intimate Bistro 1834 offers a variety of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, cocktails and a beautiful veranda. Entrees range from Seared Crab Cake Sandwich and Grilled Salmon to Ribeye Steak. With such a wide selection, there is bound to be something savory for everyone. Full bar inside the restaurant includes seasonal cocktails, an extensive wine list and craft beer. Patio dining open Spring through Fall with beautiful lake views.
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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Dessert and coffee

We stop by here a few times a year for a quick coffee and dssert date. Always a good variety of options. The service is generally good, but it can get a little noisy when the late-evening bar crowd arrives.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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  • Scenic view
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stop by here a few times a year for a quick coffee and dssert date. Always a good variety of options. The service is generally good, but it can get a little noisy when the late-evening bar crowd arrives.

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Richmond, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I only had an appetizer - scallops civeche, but they were to die for. Had a French wine recommended by the server and was not disappointed.

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Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Loved the chicken sandwich, the fries were good, the cheesecake great! We thought for the money this was a better option than the Old Mill Room. The wait staff was friendly and if you ate early you probably will beat the louder bar crowds.

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Hardy, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We spent two nights at the Boars Head Inn last weekend. On March 28 we dined at Bistro 1834. The pictures on the web sit make the ambiance look so attractive when in fact the tables are old and wobbly. The chairs are not leather and padded except for two tables in the back. Quite a shabby decor. The fish... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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251 reviews 251 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We visited last spring and got a big snow. In fact we pulled in Sunday night after driving through the snow and this Floridian was glad to get here for food and a drink. The next night with so many places out we stayed in again. The food was very good especially the appetizer nut and cheese plate. It went... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

good reliable food...fairly basic but recommend for a pleasant place that's allows easy conversation.

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chicago, il
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We arrived at The Boars head tired and hungry. We didn't want to get dressed up for The Old Mill Room. They are a bit dressy in that restaurant. The Bistro was excellent. A little crowded back where we sat, but not horrible. It wasn't loud with music, but nice enough for conversation at your table. I had a shrimp... More 

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Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We recently spent two nights at The Boar's Head and really enjoyed Bistro 1834. The room is lovely. It has a full bar, traditional tables, and overstuffed leather chairs. We spent a little time there each afternoon, enjoying wine and playing cards. In addition, we ate dinner one night. The appetizer nachos (basic pico de gallo) were fabulous and large!... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Due to being very busy, we sat at the Bar where enjoyed the very personable bartender and chatted with several other customers. Very casual and friendly with excellant food.

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Charlottesville
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I and my wife have stopped by many times in this bar. We keep coming back because of relaxed atmosphere and superb and very personal service. Light and quite music add to the atmosphere. All bar tenders (Michael, Karen, Emily) are extremely professional and efficient. Even when it really busy on Saturday and Sundays evening they will make sure that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Ednam Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-972-2230

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Located just off the Old Mill Room, the intimate Bistro 1834 offers a variety of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, cocktails and a beautiful veranda. Entrees range from Seared Crab Cake Sandwich and Grilled Salmon to Ribeye Steak. With such a wide selection, there is bound to be something savory for everyone. Full bar inside the restaurant includes seasonal cocktails, an extensive wine list and craft beer. Patio dining open Spring through Fall with beautiful lake views.
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?