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“Great Dinner! ”

Shadwell's Restaurant
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Ranked #36 of 585 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Shadwells Restaurant takes it's name from Thomas Jefferson's birthplace, Shadwell Estate. Shadwells lies in the shadow of Jefferson's Monticello in Charlottesville and embraces his vision of using local fresh ingredients. Known for their fresh seafood and Chesapeake Bay inspired and juicy, hand-cut steaks, Shadwell's offers outstanding cuisine, friendly service and reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere. Local dining at it's best!
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We were staying at the Hilton Garden Inn which is across the parking lot from this restaurant. From reading the reviews, and due to convenience, we decided on this place for dinner.
Upon entering, we were greeted warmly by the two hostesses. I am a member of Open Table so I had made a reservation through them. But, I believe this place, in general, takes reservations which I would highly recommend. That was key for us because we were traveling south and it was a Saturday which is a very popular evening to go out to dinner. We were tired travelers and would have had some difficulty with a wait. The restaurant was full when we arrived for our 6:15 reservation. We were seated right away and the waitress came for our drink orders immediately. The menu was wonderful with many different things to choose from. I ordered a New York strip steak and my husband ordered the Mixed Grill. The steak was cooked exactly as ordered (medium rare). Both entrees came with a choice of salad and a side. The food was well prepared and delicious! Our waitress was pleasant and efficient. The price was reasonable considering what was included with the entrees. The atmosphere was very nice and we enjoyed sitting in one of their comfortable booths.
This is a very popular place for good reasons so it is wise to make a reservation. We will definitely return when we travel through Charlottesville in the Spring! I highly recommend Shadwell’s if you want to enjoy a wonderful dinner!! Don’t miss it!!

Thank michelewave04
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Travis D, General Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thank you Michele. We really appreciate the kind words and will pass it on to my fellow staff members. As much as we love our locak customers, we also love to serve those who are just here for a visit or those who are simply passing through. For us, as cheesy as it may sound, it’s an opportunity to give folks a break from their day and to make people happy, no matter the reason for their visit.

Hope the rest of your travels went smoothly and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

Sincerely,
Travis Dotson, GM

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 17 - friends and family having lunch together the day after the Thanksgiving. We had one of the private rooms which made the experience quite lovely and intimate. Our server, Rebecca, did a wonderful job of meeting the various dietary needs of our party. The food was very good. A added plus is that the final bill was very reasonable.

Thank SFGAL8
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Travis D, General Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

We are so glad you had a wonderful experience. We will pass the kind words along to our staff and we hope to see you again very soon. Thanks again for coming to Shadwell’s.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I are traveling across country and stopped at this restaurant because of its reviews. It is close to rte 64, which makes it a great in and out! The restaurant is in a hotel complex area, which is okay if you are staying. The place is a little bright for a fine dining experience, but okay. Nice, big bar area and booths for dining, the staff are very friendly and definitely can help you with the menu!
My wife had an interesting Scallops Rockefeller. They were flavorful, but a little clunky to eat? My crab soup was separated and grainy but flavorful, a hit and miss dish? My Caesar Salad had all the dressing at the bottom of the bowl, which was a little weird? My 12 oz Ribeye was perfectly cooked, but the onions on top were close to being raw? Garlic mash was great, however, again her Broccoli was a little too Al Dante for her taste on her nicely cooked, but weirdly shredded crab cake dish? Good amount of filler on a lot of backfin meat, but cooked well enough to make it rather tender and juicy! Place is a staple to Charlottesville and it shows, but needs some updating. Cut the lights down a little in the dining area for starters, give us some ambiance along with a little more finesse on your dishes chef.

Thank tdear666
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Travis D, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thank you so much for providing this review. We really appreciate the honest feedback, as it’s one of the ways that helps us continue to maintain a high level of quality and just as importantly, consistency. Please know we have addressed this with our team and we will work hard to correct any deficiencies. Enjoy your travels across this great country and we hope to see you again very soon!!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We ordered the seafood selections, and found them fresh and uniquely designed. Recommended by our hotel down the highway (mention it for a discount), was pleasantly surprised by not only excellent wait service but great fare with pop, and a refreshing architecture and decor. Separate rooms would be ideal for business meal presentations and is set up for group seating if needed. I'd be conducting seminars here if my office was local.

Thank DRChin
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Travis D, Manager at Shadwell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Dear DR Chin, Our sincerest thank you for the kind words regarding our seafood selections. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience here at Shadwells and we look forward to seeing you again when you are visiting in Charlottesville. Thank you, Shadwells Restaurant Management Team

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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Twelve of us met for dinner at 7:30. Our drink order was taken at 8:00. We were not served dinner until 9:30. While the food was good, the service left a lot to be desired. They were vacuuming the main dining room while guest were still waiting for meals and trying to talk. Glasses sat for extended periods waiting for refills. Luckily, we were with family and had a good time.

Thank Peter O
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