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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    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
Excellent food quality

Walk in customers for lunch and as such casual attire was acceptable, but I believe for dinner more formal wear is required. Had lunch outside, view of golf course was great. We were promptly seated, waiter was attentive but not too overbearing. Food quality and portion sizes were excellent. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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LA
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Walk in customers for lunch and as such casual attire was acceptable, but I believe for dinner more formal wear is required. Had lunch outside, view of golf course was great. We were promptly seated, waiter was attentive but not too overbearing. Food quality and portion sizes were excellent. I thought pricing was very competitive and good value given the... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stayed at Keswick for 2 nights over the July 4th holiday and dined both nights at Fossett's. Both nights the food was very good. The service in every respect was outstanding and the restaurant overlooks the grounds and golf course of Keswick Inn, which creates a great backdrop when dining there.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Had dinner there twice on our recent stay. Best thing about it is the view of the golf course and the friendly wait staff. Dinner was pretty unremarkable both nights. Had the cippino first night. A simple flavorless dish. My wife had the short rib. It probably is the best dish on the short menu but it was not as... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Fossett's, named in honor of Thomas Jefferson's cook, serves elegant food in beautiful surroundings. The chef likes to put Morroccan touches on several of his dishes, which leads to delightful surprises such as the harissa-rubbed filet of beef. Service was prompt and professional. Very nice dinner indeed.

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paris
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We went to Fossets for a Sunday brunch with our house guests from Paris. We really expected a lot and planned to show how well Americans can serve and cook. The setting is beautiful, the service was fine, but the food was just mediocre. We ate at Fossets about 4 months ago and were disappointed then. Reassured that things had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Worth a trip for great dinner or breakfast, expertly served in a genteel manor. Best cheese grits ever and Virginia Ham. Dinner offerings a varied choice of fish or steak all flavorful&well served.Staff treated guests as if your enjoyment was of the greatest importance. Rare indeed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

During our trip to Charlottesville for our anniversary weekend we wanted an upscale location for a special night. The dinner and the service at this restaurant was great. We had the mussels and they were amazing, along with the beef tartare. We split the porterhouse which our waiter recommended and along with the amazing Malbec it was an all around... More 

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VA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Keswick Hall is one of my favorite places. The staff here is fantastic and always make you feel at home. Because of this I usually bring out of town guests here for a special meal and it is generally wonderful. I had a very good friend in from out of town and decided to treat her and my daughter to... More 

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Charlottesville Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Fossett's is a beautiful restaurant in a lovely setting with views over the golf course and into the surrounding countryside. Sometimes the food and service are exceptional and sometimes it is not. Tonight the restaurant was understaffed with a lone server taking care of 10 tables. The server did an amazing job taking orders, clearing the table, pouring the wine,... More 

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Had a fixed menu due to graduaton weekend. Busy time, but good service. They recognized the special occasion. Fun evening.

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Additional Information about Fossett's

Address: Keswick Hall at Monticello, Keswick, VA 22947
Phone Number: 4349793440
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Keswick
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
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: American

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine
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?