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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 113
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  • 95
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rough start but redeemed

We had a reservation, but the red-headed hostess was very flustered because of several larger groups and demanding folks who pushed their way to the front of the line. Once a guy came to help her, things got a little better. Better yet was Stella, our server, who was very attentive and happy to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
kldj13
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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262 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This had been highly recommended by a friend who visits regularly and it was just as good as promised. We had reservations (highly recommend) but got there early. Had a drink at the bar - she was busy and a little slow as a result but very nice and it was a pleasant place to wait. We were seated upstairs... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Very good food. Excellent wine selection. Expert bartender. Although I live a couple of hours away from this restaurant it has become one of my favorite places after several visits without any complaints. Highly recommended, but they fill the tables fast on most nights and more in summer, so make reservations before you go.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We had a reservation, but the red-headed hostess was very flustered because of several larger groups and demanding folks who pushed their way to the front of the line. Once a guy came to help her, things got a little better. Better yet was Stella, our server, who was very attentive and happy to help. The food was really what... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Tucked away in the quaint sectiom of Belmont in Charlottesville, is this eclectic brick establishment. The food is amazing!! The staff is wonderful! We will be back!

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After hearing nothing but good things about The Local, my boyfriend and I went here for my birthday last week, and it easily became one of our favorite restaurants. Everything about it was great, from the drinks to the all of the food! We got the lamb meatballs, which were the appetizer of the day; he got the pork chops... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived at the time of our reservation and had to wait 10-15 minutes for our table, which was in the quieter upstairs part. The food was acceptable and reasonably priced, but the service was slow and haphazard and those who ordered steaks got them more done than they had requested.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After several visits that had been really great last year I was looking forward to dinning there again, which was last Thursday. Unfortunately, it turned out to be very disappointing. My friend ordered the Veggie Burger that was stuffed Grilled Portobello Mushroom. It was badly charred. The server told us that was how it always looked. It tasted the way... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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207 reviews 207 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Very nice atmosphere in a part of Charlottesville that is being more and more gentrified, the former town of Belmont. Beef was good, although make sure your waiter really knows what you want to order! They get really busy and ours made a mistake with what we ordered, Plenty of food, made just right. They support Hospice of the Piedmont.

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Sterling, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fortunately for me a colleague knew about this restaurant on a recent visit in Charlottesville. It is off the beaten path, so I might not have been tempted to try it on my own but was so glad I did. From cocktails, to appetizers, to entrees, and desserts I found everything that I had (and nearly everything that my friends... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came here with friends for dinner on a Friday night and had the most delightful time! Highly recommend making a reservation. I started my night off with a Pomegranate Gimlet that was very refreshing. I had the short ribs which were amazing - they just melted in your mouth! Others in my party had the roasted squash ("Delish!"), the beef... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-984-9749

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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

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