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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 22
    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
Birthday Breakfast

The birthday girl chose Fossett's at Keswick Hall. We have dined here before for dinner and tea. Even though it isn't green outside the view was lovely. Had a little difficulty getting there because the route we chose had a road closed blocking our way. The birthday girl got her breakfast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Angela C
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Charlottesville
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlottesville
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The birthday girl chose Fossett's at Keswick Hall. We have dined here before for dinner and tea. Even though it isn't green outside the view was lovely. Had a little difficulty getting there because the route we chose had a road closed blocking our way. The birthday girl got her breakfast complete. They neglected to give me the blueberries on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
49 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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?