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Clifton Inn

1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
+1 434-971-1800
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good12%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“scallops” (12 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
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1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

When our son graduated from UVA, we hosted a wonderful dinner at the Clifton Inn. Everything was just spectacular: the food, the view, the ambiance, the service. Vegan options were delicious. Yes, it is pricey, but for a special occasion, it was completely worth it.

Thank Joanne_S1983
Reviewed 1 January 2018

I booked a reservation for two at Clifton Inn for New Year's Eve. There was no mention on their website re: a special 'fixed' menu at $95 per person with gratuity automatically included. There were NO vegetarian options except a (TINY) beet salad and dessert....More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

The shrimp and grits appetizer in wonderful. I enjoyed the seared sea scallops entree. My husband loved the lamb chop with carrot puree. Service is impeccable in an elegant setting.

Thank Lynne B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Pretty average dining experience. The lamb for our main course wasn't as good as you can get at Trader Joe's and light year's away from the quality served at the Greek place Nostos in Tyson's. Onion soup was ok. Place wasn't very busy. This used...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed 1 August 2017

My wife and I came back after Restaurant Week and the Clifton Inn did not disappoint. We had repeat items of the duck appetizer and the halibut entree and new items of the shrimp and grits appetizer and the scallops entree. Clearly the best food...More

Thank Daphne M
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Anyone visiting the Charlottesville, VA area, and is looking for a beautiful meal at a relaxing country estate, must visit Clifton Inn. It is easy to get to (10 minutes from downtown Charlottesville), and you roll-up to this country estate perched on the top of...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I had dinner for restaurant week as a first time guest and it was amazing!! Everything from the ambiance to the people was memorable. First, we were seated by a host who was able to accommodate our request to sit outside despite how packed the...More

Thank worldtraveler696969
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We visited recently for the first time. Gorgeous setting in an old historic inn. They have both indoor seating (including an a veranda) as well as outdoor covered seating. The food and service was excellent and well paced. After dinner we took a stroll around...More

Thank JackTravl
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We have always has great service and a very good meal here. Tonight was no exception. The restaurant week menu offered something for everyone. Shrimp & grits appetizer was a good start. The entree of strip steak was perfectly cooked. Nice wine list topped off...More

Thank 64Jag
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was our first time to the Clifton Inn… having lived in Charlottesville for 11 years we thought it was time to visit! We treated friends to dinner and left most disappointed. We enjoyed dining outside, but the meals were lackluster at best. Three of...More

Thank Steelcitygirl81
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Response from Cliftoncares | Property representative |
Just call our reception for reservation 434 971 1800 Menu sample Seasonal Soup Please inquire with your server about our Seasonal Soup offering today $10 Mixed Greens Salad Fresh Mixed Green Salad with Lemon... More
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Response from ConnoisseurCharlotte | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 100
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1296 Clifton Inn Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22911-3627
    (Route 250 West)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-1800
At Clifton, it's all about delicious discovery. Our culinary team offers guests the chance to taste the world with daily departures designed to thrill the palette and capture the imagination. The elegant atmosphere and attentive service at Clifton is perfect for transforming any occasion into a special one. Executive Chef Tucker Yoder regularly assembles tantalizing tasting menus that turn a meal at Clifton into a fine food lover’s dream. Clifton diners can also have front row seats for the culinary action at the Chef’s Table. Designed for groups of 6 to 10 people, the Chef’s Table puts you literally front and center, allowing you to watch the culinary team make their magic.
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