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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Ranked #67 of 458 restaurants in Charlottesville
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Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Thu 5:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 am - 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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205 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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English first
Burlington, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This older building has a very cool feel to it. We stopped in late night for some drinks and appetizers at the bar. The bar has an old-school-C&O feel to it; the bartender was experienced and fast, the back bar had some interesting local spirits. The wine list was quite extensive (might be the longest list in Charlottesville...) and excelled... More

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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

We had a nice meal in a 7 people group. The food was nice but the waitress had little or no control on when the food came out, so we found ourselves just finishing the appetizers and then the main courses came out. Then the waitress removed a plate as soon as the person finished their food which was also... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This restaurant is in a very cool old restored building and has a nice ambiance. The downstairs was under construction when we visited and having to trudge up and down those stairs seemed to make the wait staff grumpy! In addition, that meant none of the draft beers on the menu were available. Wish their website had told us that.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Being July in VA the evening was very hot and humid. We were seated upstairs open air with ceiling fans as there was a party set up in the air conditioned area. It got better from there. Our server was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable about items on the menu. Our party ordered hamburgers, steak and chicken entrees. They were all... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This little restaurant is just outside the centre of Charlottesville in an area called Belmont. We had not booked but got a table outside on the street straight away, though this was lucky, as we noticed later arrivals had a long wait for a table. It was a great place for people watching with other bars and restaurants around. Service... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We were out with a small group for a friend's birthday dinner and chose The Local for its excellent reputation and great prior experiences. Unfortunately, we were not as happy as we'd been previously. We had reservations on a Friday night and though it was busy we were seated and greeted promptly. Our food and drinks were both delicious and... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We stopped by for an early weeknight nosh in May. We pretty much opened the dinner time slot, so we got a nice table on the tiny front curbside/porch. Wait staff was well trained and responsive. All the main dishes were tasty and fresh. We liked the wine list, which had many nice options by the glass. Funky little neighborhood...... More

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