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Basic Necessities

) #2 of 8 Restaurants in Nellysford ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Cafe, French
2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
+1 434-361-1766
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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American, Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly
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2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, VA 22958-2304
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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

1  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
Reviewed 19 March 2017 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...More

1  Thank rotabear
Reviewed 13 March 2017

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.

1  Thank ZoeBear13
Reviewed 27 February 2017

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...More

1  Thank ChefGeorge1
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...More

1  Thank JUCOFan
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.

2  Thank Brenda R
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...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank dbrown46
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.

2  Thank Malibubebe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
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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