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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Ranked #66 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $15 - $20
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
Paris, France
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
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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virginia, usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

the local has some really really good vegetarian options as well as seafood. i was impressed with the presentation, the wine selection and the food. best of all was the service--very friendly and prompt. our waitress even brought me a pillow to sit on when i jokingly asked for one. my daughter is a chef and she thought the food... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great food and ambience/location. The only downside was that the location was upstairs and there is no elevator and the stairs are very steep. Anyone that is mobility challenged would have difficulty getting up and down the stairs.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Usually one of our top faves; this restaurant has funky indoor seating with local artwork on the brick walls and hand blown glass lights. There are a couple of menu favorites and their sinful frites are some of the best. We usually enjoy sitting outdoors because it's great for people watching in the neighborhood and it can be more quiet.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our two scattered families and a multitude of the bride and groom's friends, 83 in all, gathered at the Local on June 7 for a pre-wedding dinner. We occupied the middle and back rooms on the upstairs deck on a perfect evening. The appetizers and entrees were all delicious. We especially enjoyed the gourmet cheese selection and the shrimp appetizer.... More

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