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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Fine dining at Keswick Hall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
johncgore
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Boca Raton, Florida
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 reviews
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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Charlottesville
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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