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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
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Ranked #63 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
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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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided to make a reservation at The Local. We were pleasantly surprised to have a regional winery recommend the same restaurant. We were not to be disappointed by the food. Our meal started with a delicious pumpkin soup and a yummy mushroom pasta with truffle oil. For our main courses, we had the pork... More

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Chicago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Small and casual with a folksy feel. We sat on the quaint, little porch in the front. Excellent modern takes on typical, local dishes. Nice selection of quality wines by the glass from the region. Big portions. Attentive and knowledgeable servers.

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Newport News, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I love this place. I have only been there once but the food was excellent. The neighborhood is great as well. Kind of eclectic as parts of Charlottesville may be. Sit upstairs if you can. Its very open air if the weather permits. The roast squash dinner is excellent. As is the meatloaf. The service was a touch slow and... More

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Ky
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited due to a wedding which was a very large group.. I had streak/mash potatoes it was wonderful!! It was cooked perfect!!

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Granville, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I just returned from a visit to Charlottesville, VA and while there had dinner at The Local. My organic burger topped with caramelized onions and smoked bacon was amazing. The server was so kind to trade out the fries for asparagus! Top it off with a Virginia Bold Rock hard cider and it was a delicious casual meal.

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Forest, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Get the meatloaf and the salmon. Great service. Next tine we will get the lobster Mac and cheese. This is a very popular place so get a reservation.

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I love the steak frites. There, I said it. I don't know what else they serve. I speculate that there are a number of excellent choices, but I never quite get to them. Good wine list, good service. The rooms vary in atmospherics, taste is relative. I dislike the big upstairs room in the rear, and the upstairs in general,... More

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Burlington, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a great find! We went without reservations on a busy Friday night and managed to get a table right away. Within an hour crowds were waiting outside, hoping for a seat. We split an appetizer, the burrata..delicious! For main courses, we both ordered trout. It was cooked perfectly with moist flesh and a crispy skin. Stuffed with chorizo and... More

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NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Arrived in town a day early for a wedding weekend. Cannot be more pleased with our meal at The Local, which we chose due to the reviews posted here. Everything from the t.c. to reserve an outdoor table, to our arrival, drinks, appetizer, main courses and dessert was fabulous. Excellent staff, excellent atmosphere, wonderful food and drinks. A bit pricey,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I ate at The Local for a girlfriend's birthday party. Unable to decide what I wanted, I gave the waitress two choices, the meatloaf entree or the pork chop entree. I told her to just pick one and surprise me. I didn't know what I'd be having until it was delivered to the table. That was the first time I've... More

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