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Villa Crawford, Keswick Hall

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701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: This is our favorite restaurant for delicious, romantic lunches in...
This is our favorite restaurant for delicious, romantic lunches in Charlottesville, in a stunning location at Keswick Hall.
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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
An amazing lunch experience not to be missed!

Don't miss an amazing lunch at Villa Crawford. The chef prepares wonderful soups, entrees, and desserts. The food and staff service is just wonderful and high quality. We plan our trips to Charlottesville around having lunch at Villa Crawford.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2014
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Warrenton, Virginia
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have had several disappointing experiences at this multi-restaurant facility. Of all weeks, we thought restaurant week would excel but we were so wrong. Half portions! A "cup" of soup was actually no larger than 1/3 cup in a small four-inch tiny "bowl," costing $10! A meat dish that was undercooked when we asked for cooked through. An entree salad... More 

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Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Last fall, I brought a colleague, to Villa Crawford, for lunch. Over priced, guests, pushing about to get to the serving table, the staff, were novices, the view, a construction site. Oh, bring back, Dean Andrews!

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Warrenton, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Don't miss an amazing lunch at Villa Crawford. The chef prepares wonderful soups, entrees, and desserts. The food and staff service is just wonderful and high quality. We plan our trips to Charlottesville around having lunch at Villa Crawford.

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Visited Keswick Hall this week for lunch. Food was excellent. We were 3 vegetarians in the group. The chef took extra effort to accomodate our needs. Excellent Potato gratin and excellent selection of salads. Amazing experience

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Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

At the end of lunch here, my husband said, “That was an inexpensive meal.” He liked the hot entrees: tender pork loin and pasta in Alfredo sauce, “Italian macaroni and cheese”. The Caesar salad had fresh anchovies. The cold buffet items were high quality, and included a choice of 7 desserts—all you could eat. We had a lunch buffet equal... More 

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Virginia
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The $19 luncheon buffet is elegant - outstanding food in beautiful setting. The choices are limited, but everything we've had has been really, really good. The soup and salad are served at your table. Then you are invited to help yourself at the antipasto table, then go to the table where the chef is freshly preparing the main course (only... More 

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Charlottesville VA
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Visited Villa Crawford for restaurant week on July 10, 2013. I found the menu ($26) overpriced for the items being served (hangar steak/French fries, mussels, bread pudding - all cheap so the restaurant can maximize profits). Food was okay - nothing amazing. Citrus crème brulee had no citrus flavor what so ever. Steak asked for medium came out medium rare... More 

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Charlottetown, PEI
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84 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Food was good but it was the setting and the Villa itself that were spectacular. Enjoyed our meal and the service was as attentive as you would expect. However next time I would come for a drink at the bar and just a wander around the property.

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Princeton, NJ
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91 reviews 91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Friendly, laid-back service inside and out. Shares a kitchen with Fossett's and offers some of the same dishes as well as lighter ones. First-rate crab-cake sandwich with hot, crisp fries one night, but the real star was the Polyface Farm chicken breast, familiar to fans of Michael Pollan's book, The Omnivore's Dilemma. I've only tasted chicken this flavorful once before,... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Short but beautiful stay. Incredible food - great staff. Will be even better when golf course construction is done.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Keswick

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Description

This is our favorite restaurant for delicious, romantic lunches in Charlottesville, in a stunning location at Keswick Hall.

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