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Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick, VA 22947
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Ranked #1 of 2 restaurants in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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82% Recommend
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English first
Keswick, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful view in a wonderful town! Fosset's at Keswick Hall is a truly amazing evening. Our congratulations to the chef- the food was delicious, beautifully presented, and skillfully prepared. Our server, Bradley, was welcoming and knowledgeable. A throughly wonderful meal.

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Bend, Oregon
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wow. There was a time that Fossett's was the go to special occasion restaurant. Not now. The menu is unimaginative, the portions teeny tiny but the price tag is HUMONGOUS. We dined there in July 2014 and I actually had to ask the server if he brought me the crab appetizer instead of the entree by mistake. The servers are... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Went recently for a Sunday dinner at Fossett's restaurant in beautiful Keswick Hall. The food was plain, undercooked, and overpriced. The service was friendly and casual as were many of the diners. This is definitely not a shirt and tie establishment. Flies were a problem, landing on the food and back-stroking in the wine. I see no reason to return... More

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San Antonio, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was excellent and so was the service. Everything was very fresh. The waitstaff is very attentive without being in your hair.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My wife and I -- neither of whom have dined here before -- decided to "check out" Fossett's at Keswick Hall, expecting elegant dining in a nice quiet atmosphere with excellent service -- at a price. Our evening at Fossett's was spectacular, from start to finish -- and, yes, it is far pricier than anything in the neighborhood. Given that... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

A close friend graduated from UVA and 14 friends and family came from all over the US to celebrate and her mom treated us all to dinner at Fossett's, at $89 per person plus tax and tip (the UVA grad dinner party special). Fossett's has very upscale aspirations, with a gorgeous setting and jacket requirement for men. However, neither the... More

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Warrenton, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had both dinner and breakfast at Fossett's. The views from Fossett's are amazing (and will be just as beautiful as before once the golf course is finished). The Fossett's staff provide amazing service, and are diligent in checking on you throughout the meal. Kudos to the chef and his staff for the amazing entrees.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I can't find the word to express who classy and yet affordable the meal are. The view is the most gorgeous - reminding me of a dream or a movie. The food id well prepared as it is presented. The staff are well-mannered, sharp, prompt and tailored.

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Manassas, VA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

The dining room is elegant and the service is attentive, but not obtrusive. The food was amazing. Appetizers of pasta with pork and frissee salad were good. The entrees blew us away. I had the crab cakes and a side order of roasted beet with bur rata. My husband has the slow cooked beef and collards. The collards were one... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Visited Fossett's during Restaurant week, which offers a 3 course meal for $36.00, with $1.00 going to the local food bank. The atmosphere was great with excellent food and service. They also had a wine special to go along with dinner offering several wines at $26.00 a bottle, which was a great deal. Our experience there made me want to... More

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