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The Bavarian Chef

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5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
+1 540-948-6505
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Earlysville, Virginia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016

Celebrated our anniversary dinner there again and so glad we did! Truly authentic German cuisine. Love the family style side dishes with so many choices. The roasted red pepper soup with crabmeat is outstanding! Very nice wine list with several German wines. It was very difficult to select a dessert because they all looked so yummy, but went with the... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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206 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Classic Great service. Small place but wonderful atmosphere. Nice selection on the menu. Good bar and wine. Just a wonderful place We had a group and everything came out on time and all was correct. You must try this place you will not be disappointed

1 Thank Yraveler
Wiehle, VA
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449 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed May 7, 2016

My daughter and I went here for a “Daddy/Daughter Supper” and were not disappointed. A couple of general comments first... If you're driving down from Northern Virginia, it's a long trip. Figure more than the 90 minutes that the online services will tell you. Make reservations if you're going on a Saturday evening (as we did) or another popular time.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a standalone restaurant on the side of art 29. It is in the middle of nowhere. But, people will drive an hour for dinner. They serve classic European dishes. Everything looks spot on and wonderful. I seem to be stuck on the Jäger Schnitzel. The Goulash Suppe and Steak A Poivre are stand outs. Do not miss out... More 

Thank Vafarmer
Nellysford, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed April 27, 2016

Ate dinner at BC last Sunday, with another couple. They ordered the salmon special (cauliflower crusted salmon, served with sweet potato mousse) and were very pleased with their dinners, as well as with their dessert (Sacher Torte). My husband and I chose from the more traditionally German selection - Wiener Schnitzel and Mandel Schnitzel. Neither of us were happy with... More 

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Madison, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

Madison is slim pickens for dinner.as far as the food,this is a good place for dinner but I think it used to be excellent.You always left there with a to go box,not so much anymore The service is always excellent

1 Thank Bonnie22727
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2016

Our first visit to a German restaurant that was highly recommended (and frequented) by family members. Main courses come with a choice of 5 sides which are served family style. Large dinner portions so prepare for leftovers. Very popular and reservations needed. *Wish I had ordered the pretzel:)*

Thank Jeannine37
Reston, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2016

NY Strip was some other cut of beef sliced to look like a Strip Steak, full of fat and grizzle. Side dishes cold and horrible tasting. Onion Soup so salty and had hard croutons in it barely edible. Scallops were not cooked and thrown on a bed of horrible tasting potatoes with a lime on top how weird is that?... More 

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Madison, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

this restaurant is within walking distance of where I live so I can step out on my porch and smell the wonderful food! it is so good...I absolutely love their steak Diane and chocolate martini's!!!

Thank Sharon L
Henrico, Virginia
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161 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Mid-afternoon stop after wine tours. Perfect stop now that they open at 11:30 AM on Saturday. Coffee was delicious. Two of us had potato pancakes with sour cream and apples. And two of us had dessert. Chocolate mocha cake with raspberries and cream and Black Forest cake with cream. Located on Rt 29 Madison County. My friends said they liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $25
German, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5102 S Seminole Trail, Madison, VA 22727
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 540-948-6505

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?