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Basic Necessities

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2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
+1 434-361-1766
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10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This unique smaller Restaurant is filled with wine and all the accessories that go with it. Also some imported olive oils and breads. The tables and chairs and booths are all so eclectic. They are all different. I personally like the booth on the left when I go there. The menu ranges from panni's to salads like spring greens and... More 

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Thank rotabear
Greensboro, NC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (a couple) had dinner at this small, charming bistro on a Saturday evening. Excellent food very reasonably priced. Blues guitarist was an added treat. Definitely recommend.

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Thank ZoeBear13
Nellysford, VA
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404 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in France, I found the food to be very authentic--the "French" toast, quiche, and salads. Wonderful bread and excellent cappucino. We went for Sunday brunch which was a prix fixe of $16 and well worth it. The harp music was relaxing and appropriate for the audience. We even had my 6-month old granddaughter with us, and found the... More 

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Thank ChefGeorge1
Richmond, Va
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Loved brunch on the back patio with a live harpist. French toast and French eggs were delicious as was the chocolate praline cake. Owners and staff are very pleasant. We walked in on Sunday but they suggested that it is best to make reservations for brunch.

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Thank JUCOFan
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very quaint, small, dinner spot with fresh food well prepared. Friendly service and great wine. Wonderful ambience and on Fri and Sat nights they have a local guitarist which adds to the atmosphere.

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1 Thank Brenda R
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This wonderful find is a restaurant, wine shop, and deli all in one, but they are very good at all three. The small dining room fills up fast, so make reservations. The food is freshly sourced and French inspired, and everything we have tried has been delicious, with satisfying but not overwhelming portions. The soups and sandwiches at lunch are... More 

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Thank John B
Vienna, VA
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223 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We enjoyed a pleasant Sunday brunch in the cozy room with a fireplace. We were the only guests and I imagine it might be noisy if it were full. The brunch included good coffee and fresh fruit with creme fraiche. The frittata was delicious; the salmon and avocado on bagel was tasty but the Bodo bagel was not fresh. Service... More 

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Thank dbrown46
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Came for a quick bite! Loved it. We had bagels and lox. The prices were affordable. They stop serving at 10:30 so come before then or have lunch. Delightful wine and cheese shop as well. Eclectic decor. Super cute place for a bite to eat.

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2 Thank Malibubebe
Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Wow. Simple menu with about three appetizers and four entree selections. Many French wines to pick from. We ended up eating chicken marsala over mashed potatoes with whole steamed green beans. Our salad came with the entree and was perfectly seasoned with a light coating of olive oil and mild vinegar and consisted of fresh and tender salad greens with... More 

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3 Thank Saralee S
Virginia
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292 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Despite its simple appearance, there's not much basic about Basic Necessities: the shop sells a selection of fancy cheeses, wines, and other luxuries. The dining area is basic, but the food is simple only insofar as it is good comfort food: freshly prepared soups, salads, the bread (from ABC in nearby C'ville.) Probably someplace that you'd want to stop if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
American, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 18:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Nellysford
  • Phone Number: +1 434-361-1766

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