Discover One of the Most Romantic Restaurants in Virginia
With its sun-drenched veranda and enclosed patio with stunning views of the Virginia countryside through floor-to-ceiling windows, 1799 is one of the most romantic restaurants in Charlottesville, VA.
The restaurant’s seasonal menus highlight dishes showcasing local ingredients—with many sourced from our own Chef’s garden—to create unforgettable cuisine. The menu at 1799 is perfectly complemented by inventive cocktails and an extensive wine selection featuring Virginia’s most celebrated wines along with vintages from around the world.
1799 is open for breakfast and dinner daily and lunch is served only to in-house guests on the weekends. Guests of the hotel enjoy complimentary continental breakfast each morning of their stay.
Reservations are required for Dinner and Sunday Brunch.
7:00am - 10:30am
*On Wednesday's and Thursday's from 7:00AM to 8:00AM we will only be serving our continental breakfast*
Monday - Thursday
11:30am - 2:00pm
Monday - Sunday
5:30pm - 8:00pm
*Dinner reservations are required including in-house at time of booking, reservations are not guaranteed day of.*
Meet Our Executive Chef
The Clifton’s culinary team is led by Michelin-starred executive chef Matthew Bousquet. Bousquet incorporates his classical French training while working with local Virginia products to craft our seasonal menu.
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. Bousquet and his staff take full advantage of what nature has yielded when planning the menu for 1799 Restaurant.