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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
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Ranked #52 of 462 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I would love to give this place a 4 star or better review. It's good. But I can't. First the food. Excellent all around. I had a tenderloin steak off the special menu. Cooked just past the medium rare I ordered but the prep and presentation made up for it. I tried my wife's short ribs which were fantastic, prepared... More

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Middletown, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The food here was excellent! Both my husband and I got the steak frites. Cooked perfectly and in a delicious sauce. Only complaint was it was so crowded and loud, it was actually comical. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner... this is not the spot for you. Service and food were very good though.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

From the stuffed squash to the pork chops, the food is well-seasoned and well-presented. It's situated in a real funky neighborhood and seemed to be a popular local bistro.

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Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We had a party of 30 for my son's wedding rehearsal. We had a good experience booking through their event planner. However, a few things weren't perfect the night of the event. The room wasn't arranged properly with enough seating for the guests and the service was a bit slow. However, it was all redeemed by excellent entrees served in... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have wanted to eat here for a year since so many people raved about it. Not sure if success has gotten to their heads, but it was nothing special. The wait staff was excellent and we felt badly for the apologies and constant re- filling of water. The appetizers came out quickly- actually before the drinks which took awhole.... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very quaint old building - lively busy atmosphere with wonderful food. I had a feeling I was dining in Europe. Must try the crispy shrimp appetizer - it is out of this world! I had to return the next day to eat it again. It has sesame oil I think, and a bit of algae - oh, its divine! I... More

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Clayton, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

instead of eating at the Boar's Head where we were staying, we asked for suggestions for a great dining experience in Charlottesville. Four restaurants were given high marks by friends who live in the area. During check-in at the Boar's Head, I asked the counter clerk which she would choose. The answer without hesitation was 'The Local'. Same reaction when... More

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Reston, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The choices are difficult for dinner, because everything is delicious. We shared our entrees and were delighted with the short ribs and steak. The salad was fresh and flavorful as well. Always call ahead for a reservation. It's a busy spot and worth the wait. Casual and friendly.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We visited on a Monday night. Open mic night and was lovely. Sit on first floor. Half off bottle of wine on Mondays. Wine selection great. Lobster Mac and cheese great. Very sweet area and parking is on street which is limited. Not in Charlottesville though.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The food is very good, even my 8yo enjoyed it but it is cramped and has a lot of bugs in the windows.

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Additional Information about The Local

Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
Phone Number: 434-984-9749
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American

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