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Basic Necessities

2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
+1 434-361-1766
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
“soups” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
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Reviewed yesterday

Charming restaurant with local flavor and unique menu! Low key live music added to the ambience. Welcoming hostess/owner and waitress--provided individual attention.

Thank denise b
Reviewed 1 November 2017

The food is great, The wine selection surprising for a little restaurant no bigger than a closet, but this place is a MUST stop for lunch. Incredible salads, inventive combinations of food, and desserts that will make you want to stop every day. The Watermelon...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends and we were a little disappointed with the food based on all of the previous reviews. It is a very small and quaint place inside. Servings were small for the prices and the was food taste was rather bland. Probably a nice...More

Thank Rose58277
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came for dinner and enjoyed it thoroughly. The restaurant itself is simple and rustic. The food was excellent and what you would find in a more upscale restaurant. We both appreciated the quirky aspects of the entire experience and will definitely...More

1  Thank kbharper
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This was a delightful French Restaurant I took my wife to for her birthday on a Friday night 6:30 reservation. This is not a glitzy, can't miss it from the road restaurant. It's a small, charming side-of-a-country road-restaurant tucked between Wintergreen Hardware and The Smoky...More

1  Thank Tony0146484
Reviewed 6 August 2017

After reading the reviews in TripAdvisor, we didn't know what to expect. When we got to the restaurant on a Saturday night for dinner, we were a little taken aback at the building itself. It looks like it is falling apart. You walk into a...More

Thank mmb198
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here as part of our anniversary get away to have dinner. I have to say it was not what we expected. It was a French themed restaurant with a small, cramped dining room. The tables and chairs were old and The table...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Return visit after at least a year... so glad my schedule allowed me to spend my Saturday with a dear, old friend in this delightful spot again! The "Piggery Plate " exceeded expectations and the fresh pea and mint soup a treat for sure; my...More

1  Thank shvc50
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Every time I travel from my Wisconsin home to The Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia, I start and end my journey at Basic Necessities in Nellysford, Virginia. In Nelson County, not far from the Rockfish River (of The Walton's TV show fame; I swear you...More

2  Thank 868lab33
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

We had pininis and wine with dessert. It was as good as dinner. The chips were good. The wine selection is extensive.

1  Thank picturetakingone
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
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, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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