Hi, Angie:
Before I forget again, just wanted to send kudos to the restaurant staff when we had our January meeting. Everything seemed to go very well! The food was served promptly, and the bills were presented at the same time as the food was served, so there was no last minute crush to get everyone paid. It was terrific, and much appreciated!

Many thanks,
Mariane Herndon
Virginia Federation of Dog Clubs & Breeders

This was a last minute reservation to have Thanksgiving lunch with a family member. I was expecting a pleasant lunch, but was pleasantly surprised by the quality, abundance & selection of food choices. We were seated in the dining room behind the bar area w/ big windows looking over the back of the wooded property - the autumn view was complimented by gold table cloths & napkins creating a festive holiday ambiance. We went later in the day, and the turkey was moist and just roasted - quite an accomplishment feeding a few hundred hungry locals. The servers were friendly and the buffet tables were refreshed frequently during our time there. We also both commented on the great crab cakes - more crab that crumbs....we loved them!

When you have to eat out for Thanksgiving, the options are few. The Doubletree retaurant (TJ's Tavern) was the perfect choice: a beautiful hotel, friendly staff, and plenty of delicious victuals in the huge buffet.

This was the first time my wife and I went out for a Holiday dinner, It was a great experience for both of us, im glad we luckily fell into TJ Tavern it was lots of fun and we are already looking forward to our next visit.

Always enjoy stopping by for lunch when I'm in Charlottesville. Even drive out to have dinner on occasion. Food is fantastic. It's the best kept secret around.

Awsome...that's all I have to say about last week's After Hours! People are still talking about the atmosphere and the food/drink. We can't thank you enough for hosting Sam - as always, great job. I hope you guys get some more business from it.

Please pass along "kudos" to your entire staff!

Have a great week,

Frank Squillace
Vice President
Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce

Dear Chef,
My husband & I had the pleasure of dining at TJ's this past Saturday as we celebrated Valentine's Day. We are relatively new in the area, so we asked our neighbors to recommend a place & they told us about this wonderful restaurant in the Doubletree Hotel; our first time experience at TJ's was exceptional.

The dining room was so appropriately decorated for Valentines Day including a rose on the table & candlelight setting. Our waiter Kevin, delivered extraordinary service & panache. He was personable & displayed a great sense of humor, which added to the ambience of the evening.

We are grateful for the fine evening we experienced at TJ's and Kevin & the chef are to be commended. We will as our neighbors did, recommend TJ's to our community here at Forest Lakes.

Sincerely yours,
Betty Ray


Thank you for your hospitality, service and delicious meal on Sunday. The food was outstanding, the service unbelievably refreshing, you made the evening very special.

We will be back to dine with you again and again.

Thank you for making our evening at TJ's Tavern a memorable one.

Billie Campbell


What to say? “Perfect” doesn't quite cut it. It was the best anniversary dinner ever! I am forever in your debt.


Joe & Helen Flamini


Aaron and I ate at the restaurant last night and I just wanted to take a moment to give my feedback. I love Robert's cooking so we just let him make us something he thought we'd like based on what we were hungry for. He made me a portobello salad that he had been talking about for the new menu and I give it 2 thumbs up. It hit the spot and I think it would make a great addition to the menu. Aaron tends to be more critical of his food than I am. He had a steak and some pasta and was very satisfied as well. Tim and Jon were working last night and they had great interaction with all of the guests as usual.

So, these are all things I'm sure you're already aware of but I figured it's always nice to g et feedback. I hpe you're having a wonderful day. I'm off until Saturday so I'll see you sometime this weekend.

- Sarah

My husband and I have been traveling to Charlottesville, VA for the past year and a half and have had the pleasure of staying at the Doubletree. It has definitely been our home away from home. We stay at the Doubletree because of the family atmosphere and warm hospitality that their tremendous staff has to offer. Every visit we look forward to dining at TJ's Tavern where we get 1st class service and exceptional food, along with the exotic deserts. We have dined at numerous restaurants, and can say without embellishment that the chef is in fact the best chef in town.

Mrs. Proscia