Dining at Clifton Inn


Dining Options & Menus

Classic cuisine with a modern twist. Choose from a multi-course combination of worldly flavors to please your palate. Seasonal menus with farm to table selections that help create a truly unique Charlottesville fine dining experience. Select wines from Clifton’s award-winning cellar for each course.

Make your dinner reservation for the same great menu in any of : more formal by the hearth dining room ,   The French windowed  conservatory style Verandah or outdoor woods and garden view from the covered Terrace Porch. Or just come for a drink and enjoy the garden and sunset at the porch bar.”

Clifton’s Restaurant is open seven days a week from 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Call 434-971-1800 for reservations.


Dining Experiences

Chef’s Counter

Aaron Watson Photography

Aaron Watson Photography

Clifton’s chef’s counter offers a unique dining experience in Charlottesville, with front row seats to a culinary cabaret. Perfectly positioned and graciously appointed in our newly-redesigned kitchen, the counter seats up to 7 guests and offers a meal to remember.

You’ll enjoy our chef’s multi-course menu while engaging with our culinary team.

Wine Cellar

Wine Cellar at Clifton Inn

Looking for a unique and cool place to host a small private family, birthday or business dinner? Look no further!  Our Wine Cellar is the perfect room to make your next private event of 20 guests or less a huge success!

Verandah & Terrace

Verandah and terrace

Our sun-filled Verandah, pictured on the right, is where our in-house guests are served breakfast; seasonal outdoor dining on our adjacent covered Terrace is also available.  These two areas, which are reserved as one space, offer a wonderfully unique location for a small wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or larger gathering.  Our Verandah can seat a maximum of 60 guests and ournewly renovated Terrace can accommodate 130 additional people; our Terrace is tented, April through October.  The Verandah and Terrace offer unique private cocktail and dinner spaces.

Dining Room

Clifton dining room

Our restaurant includes another room, the Dining Room, which can be reserved as a private space for an event or dinner of 40 guests or less.  It is a great, cozy location for a business meeting or a rehearsal dinner.  It features a fireplace, hardwood floors and a private restroom for added convenience.  This versatile space allows for multiple set-up options, including u-shape, theatre or banquet style.