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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627 (Route 250 West)
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Clifton Inn is really a lovely experience with attentive service and generous details. We stayed in the Merriweather Lewis room, one of the ground floor rooms in the restored stables adjacent to the main house. The room was charming, with stone floors, a fireplace, and a claw tub (in addition to a separate shower). Full afternoon tea and continental... More 

Thank GNMom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ordered the four-course meal with wine pairings. The rack of lamb was perfectly prepared, and the cauliflower vichyssoise with oyster mushrooms was superb.

Thank Artwoods
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had a lovely dinner at this hotel, a former member of Relais & Chateaux, so we knew we were in for a lovely meal, and indeed it was although service was a tad slow, but the food was delicious and well worth going to.

Thank rygsa
Des Moines, Iowa
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Food, wine list and service were all outstanding. The seating is divided into smaller venues, including outdoor, solarium, bar and dining room. I would come again. The lamb was top notch.

Thank Grand_A_Foodie
McLean, VA
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This Relais et Chateaux destination has it all. Exquisite attention to detail, gorgeous setting, inside and out, and then there is the food... I have had the pleasure of dining at the Inn in small, medium, large, and even very large groups, as the place is about as good as it gets to host large weddings and other gatherings. The... More 

Thank CarthageMcLean_VA
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

My early morning hotel Clifton Inn Charlottesville a great place and a magical atmosphere!!! excellent service and the staff in the hotel and restaurant .Very tasty breakfasts and great friendly service

Thank Дамира А
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

My wife is from Europe and I am from Japan. We have eaten at the finest restaurants all over the world. After we moved to Charlottesville, VA, from Manhattan, NY, we went to almost all highly rated restaurants in and near the city. We were disappointed to realize that Charlottesville was so below Europe, Japan, Beverly Hills, or Manhattan. Clifton... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely setting. Such a bad meal. Such a clueless staff. From the bartender who had never made a Kir through our first table in an empty, depressing room to the waiter who didn't know anything about the menu to the beet cassoulet that was a beat cassoulet, the Clifton Inn steadily aimed to deliver one of the worst... More 

1 Thank Nomdevdt
Charlottesville, Virginia
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We have lived in Charlottesville for over 30 years and The CLifton Inn at one time was one of the more pleasant surprises of our town. We had not eaten at the Clifton for several years as the last meal was disappointing. Unfortunately, our recent experience has not demonstrated any improvement. In fact I would say the Clifton has fallen... More 

2 Thank Chris L
Charlottesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

We had heard good things about this restaurant so we were excited for a great meal. The menu looked promising with things like octopus gnocchi and dry aged rib-eye. We started with a foie gras which was ok but not as good as other restaurants in Richmond can do. We moved onto a cheese board that had a decent selection... More 

1 Thank Meagan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?