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Clifton Inn

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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627 (Route 250 West)
434-971-1800
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: At Clifton, it's all about delicious discovery. Our culinary team offers...
At Clifton, it's all about delicious discovery. Our culinary team offers guests the chance to taste the world with daily departures designed to thrill the palette and capture the imagination. The elegant atmosphere and attentive service at Clifton is perfect for transforming any occasion into a special one. Executive Chef Tucker Yoder regularly assembles tantalizing tasting menus that turn a meal at Clifton into a fine food lover’s dream. Clifton diners can also have front row seats for the culinary action at the Chef’s Table. Designed for groups of 6 to 10 people, the Chef’s Table puts you literally front and center, allowing you to watch the culinary team make their magic.
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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    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
Tasty meal but expensive

We (three people) were recommended to the Clifton Inn by our son who had enjoyed a celebration meal there. The wait staff was attentive and the food was tasty however the portion size left something to be desired. The waitress did inform us that the main entree portion size would be about 6 oz... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 4, 2015
Patricia L
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I were visiting Charlottesville and she wanted to show me the place where she and her husband were married. This restaurant is elegant, quaint and the chef prepares excellent food. We tried the duck ramen entree as an appetizer and I ordered the bison entree. Both of these dishes were loaded with flavor and and delicious. I... More 

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Thank Hollin D
Richmond, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The service was excellent. With the exception of my steak, everything was tasty. Steak was over $30 but I only got four slices, two of which were inedible. My wife had fish and was happy except for the tiny portion.

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Thank Alexander M
dubai
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Beautiful property for a romantic getaway. We stayed 1 night but it felt like a few days. Super serene and pretty. Also, their pool made our top 3 pools in the world and we've been to a few! Food was average though. Could do with some improvement.

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Thank anahitaDubai
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We (three people) were recommended to the Clifton Inn by our son who had enjoyed a celebration meal there. The wait staff was attentive and the food was tasty however the portion size left something to be desired. The waitress did inform us that the main entree portion size would be about 6 oz. and the additional items on the... More 

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Thank Patricia L
Nassau, New Providence Island
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

My daughter and I had waited a long time to get a reservation for afternoon tea, the timing was not perfect, a Sunday afternoon instead of Saturday, but due to the rarity of being able to book we accepted this. On the Saturday they explained they had a wedding. I called to say I was going to be a few... More 

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Thank Pamela H
Keswick, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

My wife and I recently dined at the Clifton Inn chef's counter and had an outstanding meal, on par with any we have had among the finest restaurants in the US. Yannick Fayolle infused locally harvested and raised Virginia vegetables and meats with creative flair informed by his international background. Each dish and snack was well balanced and creative in... More 

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Thank WahooRad
Keswick, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Dinner was more of a tapas type of meal and quite expensive. My husband and I were disappointed for our wedding anniversary and wished we had chosen a different restaurant. We were still hungry. The portions were very petite.

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Thank Linda1521
Francois B, General Manager at Clifton Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your dinner experience with us. I'm glad you took some time to informed us about the portions of your dinner. I apologize and feel very bad you left Clifton still hungry. Our culinary team always try to pay attention to each of our dishes on the menu. I just met with our executive chef... More 

Charlottesville, VA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had the most fantastic chef tasting dinner at the chef's counter. I am usually hard to please and am pretty picky with the food... I also eat a lot outside and often in highly ranked restaurants. The new chef at Clifton was a bit of a worry for me, because no one really knows him, but nevertheless we decided... More 

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Charlotte
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Clifton Inn. It is only a 10 min drive to Monticello, which is a huge plus. The staff is very friendly and made us feel welcome all the time. A lot of nice extra touches such as water on the front porch and in the room. The room was great and cozy. It... More 

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Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
Camden, South Carolina
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Dinner is Farm to Table and excellent although some strange foods to choose from. If you are a picky eater you may want to look at the menu on line first

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Thank Carole J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
    (Route 250 West)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-971-1800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

At Clifton, it's all about delicious discovery. Our culinary team offers guests the chance to taste the world with daily departures designed to thrill the palette and capture the imagination. The elegant atmosphere and attentive service at Clifton is perfect for transforming any occasion into a special one. Executive Chef Tucker Yoder regularly assembles tantalizing tasting menus that turn a meal at Clifton into a fine food lover’s dream. Clifton diners can also have front row seats for the culinary action at the Chef’s Table. Designed for groups of 6 to 10 people, the Chef’s Table puts you literally front and center, allowing you to watch the culinary team make their magic.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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