Chef-Prepared Cuisine

  • Abbott Dining CuisineAt Darden, we know that some of the most important conversations happen over meals. We’re in the business of providing you with food to nourish your success, and Darden's exclusive meals made from local ingredients are always designed with your health and tastes in mind.

    Financial Times ranked Darden's dining facilities No. 2 in the world, but between the the expert staff, Jeffersonian architecture, and our globally minded, locally driven menus, we think you’ll find it’s second-to-none.

    Meals at the Abbott Center Dining Room are included in our Executive Education tuition, but Charlottesville's renowned dining scene might tempt you with nearby options.With more restaurants per capita than any other city in Virginia, Charlottesville offers a wide variety of cuisines, including casual and formal Italian, French, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, South African, Indian, Mexican, Mediterranean and more, as well as coffee shops, ice cream parlors, breweries, wineries and bars. Many restaurants, including those within walking distance, are committed to serving local and organically grown food. Ask a Gatehouse staff member for recommendations.