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“Great food and service; quiet charm”
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Old Mill Room
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Ranked #20 of 584 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $20 - $50
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Berwick Road
Description: The planned updates, designed by Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry of Atlanta, include a relocation of the main entrance and porte cochère. According to Russ Cronberg, Boar’s Head general manager, the new entrance will open into a completely reimagined lobby. “Our guests will walk into a totally transformed area filled with natural elements, bookshelves adorned with historic reference materials and updated furnishings, making it a truly unique gathering place,” he explained. Along with the lobby and entrance renovations, Johnson Studio will transform the Old Mill Room restaurant. According to Shawn Jernigan, director of food and beverage, this new space will be a carefully curated mixture of old and new. “History will still run deep in this space as we’ll have increased natural lighting that will illumiate the existing 1834 wood beams that provide a focal point for the room.” The design includes seating for 200 guests and upgrades to the porch room, with a private dining area and flexible banquet space for larger gatherings. “The marquee element of this project will be a glass-backed bar that will enliven the main restaurant seating areas, giving the space an open and airy feel,” Jernigan added. Complementing the physical changes to the restaurant will be an entirely new locally-inspired menu by Executive Chef Dale Ford, featuring dishes that evoke regional history with a modern twist. While the current Old Mill Room dining space is being renovated, the resort will continue to offer dining options to guests and the general public at its brand-new Racquets Restaurant in the Sports Club and the recently renovated Birdwood Grill inside the Birdwood Golf Course clubhouse.
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Always have an excellent experience at the Boar's Head.
Food is impeccable. Servers attentive, but not annoyingly so.
Quiet, historic setting. Great place if you actually want to talk to your fellow diners.

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Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

Its a rare dining experience these days that focuses on the comfort and enjoyment of the dining party. No loud music that entertains the staff. No cutesy decor to distract. No contest to see how spicy the food can be to cover over any subtle flavors. Just tasteful classical music, elegant decor, and unobtrusive service with exquisite timing. And that's before even tasting the food! The sweet corn bisque for the appetizer tickled the taste buds, the steak was marinated and tender, the red pepper mashed potatoes were light and smooth, and the asparagus was crisp, not stringy. And the banana chocolate dessert was so artfully presented that one hesitated to eat it! We come back year after year for special occasions, and wish we could afford to come weekly.

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

We experienced attentive and helpful service; very well-crafted new courses, as well as nice variations on traditional courses.

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Reviewed July 16, 2014

great food, perfect service. I only had breakfast, choice of ala carte or buffet, everything was excellant

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Recently enjoyed a superb dinner at The Boar's Head Inn in the Old Mill Room while entertaining guests from out of town. The four different appetizers and dinners were all impeccably served by Nancy with a wonderful supporting cast. This experience provided us with some of the most attentive and impeccable service in the wonderfully charming ambiance of a room overlooking beautiful grounds, gardens and a lake. The menu is creative and thoughtfully presented to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and desires and Executive Chef Bill Justus shows his culinary skills in each beautifully presented dish. Kudos to this fine establishment.

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3  Thank Alan K
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