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Villa Crawford, Keswick Hall

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701 Club Drive, Keswick, VA
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 13
    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
Spectacular setting

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2013
HappyCanadian13
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Charlottetown, PEI
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Boston
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Terrific food, excellent service, great drinks. Always feel at home and well cared for. Food is sourced locally for the most part and prepared with care. Good vegetarian options and lovely local meats. Drinks are thoughtfully blended, and a great selection of liquor, wines and beers. A bit expensive, and portions are moderate, but very much with the money and... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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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
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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301 reviews 301 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
75 helpful votes 75 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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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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