Group of friends doing a toast with their wine glasses in a wedding venue at The Clifton

Dining at The Clifton

Savor Seasonal Dishes and Local Wine ​at Our Charlottesville, Virginia Restaurant

Enjoy the natural beauty and plentiful bounty of Virginia wine country are celebrated at every turn. Our 1799 restaurant and Copper Bar feature the hotel’s mid-century detailing and views of the surrounding countryside.

In addition to our signature 1799 Restaurant, guests may dine and socialize in the Library, a comfortable yet sophisticated space that is saturated in rich hues with book-lined and art-filled walls, our Wine Cellar with private entrance, the exclusive Chef’s Counter in the kitchen, and on the outdoor seasonal patio.

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Green comfy chairs, dining tables with glassware, bookshelves & chandelier in The Library at The Clifton

Hours

Breakfast Daily:
7:00am - 10:30am 
*On Wednesday's and Thursday's from 7:00AM to 8:00AM we will only be serving our continental breakfast*

Sunday Brunch:
​11:30am - 2:00pm

 

​Lunch Hours:
​Monday - Friday
11:30am - 3:00pm

​Dinner Hours:
​Monday - Sunday
5:30pm - 8:00pm 
​*Dinner reservations are required including in-house at time of booking, reservations are not guaranteed day of.*
 

 

Green comfy chairs, dining tables with glassware, bookshelves & chandelier in The Library at The Clifton
Green comfy chairs, dining tables with glassware, bookshelves & chandelier in The Library at The Clifton

Make a
Reservation
at 1799

Make a
Reservation
at 1799

Copper Bar

Dining area with bar counter & shelves in Copper Bar at The Clifton

Hours

Menus

Monday - Sunday
​5:00pm - 8:30pm
Sample Cocktail Menu

 

Dining table in Wine Cellar arranged with glassware & cutlery, surrounded by bar shelves at The Clifton
Dining table in Wine Cellar arranged with glassware & cutlery, surrounded by bar shelves at The Clifton

Award of Excellence

​Honored by Wine Spectator for five years running. 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Dining table in Wine Cellar arranged with pillar candles, glassware & cutlery at The Clifton

Private Dining

One of the premier private dining experiences in Charlottesville, captivate charm and unforgettable memories at the Clifton. Private Dinner events can be enjoyed at Chef’s Table, which features seating for up to six in the 1799 kitchen, the sun-drenched Veranda, an enclosed patio with stunning views of the Virginia countryside; the Library, a comfortable yet sophisticated space that is saturated in rich hues with book-lined and art-filled walls; a Wine Cellar, with private entrance; the exclusive Chef’s Counter in the kitchen; and an outdoor seasonal patio for alfresco dining.

To book a private dining room, please contact us (434) 971-1800 or email us at reception@the-clifton.com.

Portrait of Executive Chef Matthew posing in the kitchen at The Clifton
Portrait of Executive Chef Matthew posing in the kitchen at The Clifton

Meet Our Executive Chef

​Matthew Bousquet

The Clifton’s culinary team is led by Michelin-starred executive chef Matthew Bousquet. Before joining The Clifton team, Chef Bousquet owned and ran the acclaimed Mirepoix Restaurant in northern California. Bousquet incorporates his classical French training while working with local Virginia products. 

The Clifton has a large cultivated garden at the culinary team’s disposal, as well as wild herbs, fruits and vegetables on our 100-acre property. The property is a foraging haven for chefs. And Bousquet and his staff take full advantage of what nature has yielded when planning the menu for 1799 Restaurant.