Reservations & Info
About the Old Mill Room
The epicurean heart of Boar's Head was built from the timbers of an abandoned gristmill along the banks of the Hardware River, which dated back to 1834. The relocation of the mill was an opportunity to preserve and transform a treasured Virginia artifact. It had survived burning despite the orders of Generals Grant and Custer during their march through Charlottesville in the Civil War. Indeed, it had continued to operate some 60 years after the war's end. For 29 years running, our Old Mill Room has earned AAA's Four-Diamond designation in recognition of its culinary artistry, distinctive Virginia ambiance and superior service.
Executive Chef, J. Russell Bradshaw
Chef Russell started as a line cook at age 13 in his hometown of Stratford, Connecticut and soon realized his career path would be in the culinary arts. He graduated in the top ten percent of his class at the Culinary Institute of America. Chef Bradshaw has enjoyed cooking in D.C., California, New Orleans, New York, Wisconsin, Maryland, New Mexico and Florida. Prior to his move to Boar’s Head, Chef Bradshaw was the Executive Chef of Sun Mountain Lodge Resort and Spa in Winthrop, WA. Russell is a member of the James Beard Foundation and has earned the Certified Executive Chef and Certified Culinary Administrator designations from the American Culinary Federation, the nation’s largest organization for professional chefs. As Executive Chef at Boar's Head, Chef Bradshaw is at the center of our local farm-to-table food movement integrating various food cultures, flavors and experiences from his travels with Boar’s Head’s many popular culinary events and traditions, including our Spirit Dinners, Vintner and Culinary Weekends, and our holiday festivities.
Restaurant Chef, Francisco Ayala
Chef Francisco Ayala has a culinary career at Boar's Head stretching nearly across two decades. Inspired by his grandmother's kitchen in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Francisco has explored and enhanced his love of Southern influences and local ingredients as a way to express himself in food. Joining the Boar's Head kitchen in 1998, Francisco has cooked for almost every occasion: from being a line cook to baking in the pastry kitchen to leading our banquet team in creating memorable experiences for corporate, social events and weddings. Chef Ayala knows Charlottesville and understands what Boar's Head diners want. As Restaurant Chef, Francisco will lead the Old Mill Room to take the next step in our pursuit to provide cooking based on sound craftsmanship, honest flavors and integrity of ingredients thereby creating experiences that are seasonal, delectable and memorable.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week. For reservations, please call 434.972.2230 or click here to reserve online.
Monday - Sunday
Breakfast: 7:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday - Thursday
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday
Dinner: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
J. Russell Bradshaw
Old Mill Room Breakfast Menu Download (PDF)
Old Mill Room Lunch Menu Download (PDF)
- Traditional Buffet
Selection of Soups, Assorted Gourmet Salads, Hot Entrees, Seasonal Vegetables and Accompaniments, Freshly Prepared Desserts, Choice of Beverage
- Soup and Salad Buffet
Selection of Soups, Assorted Gourmet Salads, Freshly Prepared Desserts, Choice of Beverage
- Soup of the Day or Signature Peanut Soup
Old Mill Room Dinner Menu (PDF)
Please note, the above are sample menus. Some items may have changed.
Old Mill Room Dining Testimonial
"One of the Best Dinners Ever. What a beautiful room with such friendly and attentive service. I tried the appetizer Macaroni and Cheese and it was so delicious. I chose the Rock Fish entree and it was so well prepared. This is a place with delicious food, great service and a beautiful and serene environment which adds to a wonderful evening. I will definitely return."
-TripAdvisor, March 2016
Sunday Brunch at Boar's Head is a great way to experience gourmet food on a laid-back weekend with family and friends. Enjoy a variety of freshly made salads, pastas, side dishes. Savor a mouthwatering assortment of entrees including carving and omelet stations. Sip a flute of Champagne while lingering over a bountiful selection of desserts from our pastry shop. Available 11:00am - 2:00pm each Sunday, $34 per adult. Taxes and gratuities additional.
Sunday Brunch Testimonial
"This is a rare treat. The setting is elegant, variety, quantity and quality of food is outstanding -- omelets are "to die for", roast beef is superb, desserts are heavenly! And, the service is wonderful!"
-TripAdvisor, February 2016
Old Mill Room Reservations are suggested, please call 434.972.2230 or reserve online through OpenTable.
9.3% Sales & Meal Tax.
For parties of six or more, an 18% Service Charge will be added.
Six Dollar charge for split entrees
Consuming raw and undercooked meats, poultry, shellfish or eggs increases your risk of food born illness especially if you have certain medical conditions.
Old Mill Room Dress Code:
Breakfast, Lunch and Sunday Brunch - resort casual.
Dinner - elegant casual, jackets and ties suggested but not required.
No denim, jeans, shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes or athletic wear please.
Special Event & Package Menus
Prix Fixe Dinner Special
Wine down with us in the Old Mill Room with a three course prix fixe dinner for $60.
Click here to download the menu.
Date Night Package
Through November, 2016
Treat yourself to the ultimate stress reliever with our Date Night Package. Enjoy dinner for two in our AAA 4 Diamond Rated Old Mill Room restaurant then retreat to your guest room for the dessert course and complimentary in-room movie. Click here to learn more about the Date Night package.
Date Night Package Menu (PDF)
For dining reservations or information on our special events, call 434.972.2230.
Featured Dessert to Support
UVA Rotunda Restoration
CHOCOLATE DECADENT PIE
Raspberry Ice Cream, Meringue
The University of Virginia is the only U.S. University with a World Heritage designation; its conservation is of the utmost importance and is currently undergoing the largest restoration campaign in decades. A portion of the proceeds from this dessert will be specifically donated for Rotunda renovations including infrastructure upgrades and exterior repairs.
Click here to watch a YouTube video about the Rotunda's restoration process.
Click here to read about the Rotunda's restoration on the UVA website.
Old Mill Room Dining Reservations | 434.972.2230