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“Very Pleasant Surprise”

Rain Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Abingdon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Beautiful building with outdoor patio, very unique art/decor with a beautiful open bar and lounge area.
Williamsburg, Virginia
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269 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed October 8, 2011

While visiting Abingdon to attend a play at the Barter Theater my wife and I decided to have dinner at "Rain" and we are very glad that we did. We started off with a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which was very tasty as well as reasonably priced. Our meal came with a salad and both were very fresh with homemade dressing with a gourmet flair.
The Scallops over Gnocci that my wife had ordered was fabulous and the "Escolar" ( a South Pacific fish) was fabulous as well. Our waiter was great and the Chef/Owner came out of his busy kitchen to check as to how we enjoyed our entrees. all in all a great way to start the evening before attending a very good play at the Barter right down the street.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank jpete
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Asheville
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Welcome Surprise.”
Reviewed September 29, 2011

Good, simple, inexpensive menu. Quick and competent service. Too loud to eat inside and the outdoor dining is dead close to route 11 with lots of traffic.

  • Visited September 2011
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Virginia
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195 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good Eats”
Reviewed September 16, 2011

A menu that is a bit more uptown than this small town in southwest Virginia. Friendly staff, nice location, eclectic menu.

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank afyrfytr
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Bristol, Tennessee
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
Reviewed September 14, 2011

First visit to Rain with friends for girls' night out and we were not disappointed! Very modern yet comfortable atmosphere. Nicely low-lit with upscale feel, Rain fills the need for fine dining in Abingdon. The service was impeccable and our server was very knowledgable regarding the entrees and wines. The food was delicious with decent portions. The prices were what we expected for this caliber of restaurant. This is definitely not a place you'd visit every day but it certainly is a wonderful fine dining oasis and would be perfect for special occasions or an occasional evening out.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank 2bemullins5
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Madison, Alabama
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“We enjoyed our dinner.”
Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I ate at Rain in Abingdon before we went to the Barter Theater. Our food was good. Service was good. Our waiter did not tell us about changes to the menu or the specials so we missed having an opportunity to order those items. I mentioned this to the host, telling him that our waiter was very good, maybe a little inexperienced and could use more training. We will go back again when we are in Abingdon.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank May100
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