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Fossett's

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Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick, VA 22947
4349793440
Today
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just beautiful

This restaurant was just lovely. I went with my parents for brunch over Presidents Day weekend. The Eggs Benedict were the best I've ever had--they did something amazing to the English muffins. My parents both also enjoyed their meals very much. The view was fantastic, over the beautiful golf... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
TravelLizard33
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was just lovely. I went with my parents for brunch over Presidents Day weekend. The Eggs Benedict were the best I've ever had--they did something amazing to the English muffins. My parents both also enjoyed their meals very much. The view was fantastic, over the beautiful golf course. Snow was coming in that day and everything looked kind... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Hubs and I ate here on New Years Eve. They had a five course tasting menu. All of the courses, with one exception, were very well done. The first course of asparagus was underwhelming as the asparagus was tiny little pieces and in fact, had I not known in advance it was asparagus, I wouldn't have known because the pieces... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Food was good as usual, as we come here every year for our anniversary. The staff in the restaurant was great. Only knock was that we had to beg to get bread. Our problem was the bar. Bartender was pleasant and the drinks before dinner were good. However, the bartender handled the tops of my wife's straw with his bare... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The service level is outstanding and food is exquisite. They pride their menu options with locally grown vegetables and grass fed beef. The manager was present several times and everyone was very attentive. Definitely a must do for a special dining experience.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The service was outstanding and the food was some of the best we have ever eaten for both dinner and breakfast.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We've lived in Charlottesville for a long time and Fossett's has been on our list of places to try. Located at Keswick Hall, the location is as good as it gets for Virginia hunt country. Floor to ceiling windows provide a majestic view of the Blue Ridge Mountains which is simply stunning at sunset during leaf season. The cocktail menu... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

After a long drive it was pleasing to settle into a well-set, white tablecloth, table and enjoy perfect service. We tried assorted items including the chicken and everything was wonderful and served with panache and grace. A few of the diners had on jackets and ties--no accounting for taste. The restaurant noted that one of our party was gluten free... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick, VA 22947
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Keswick
  • Phone Number: 4349793440

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?