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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Ranked #49 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $15 - $20
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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
Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant reminds me of the very trendy Bin 33, in Greensboro, NC. Food is delicious, and the service is great. It is slightly off the beaten path, just past the end of the downtown mall. I plan to return many times. Craig Herberg

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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147 reviews 147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We showed up at 5:30 and the place was packed and booked until 8:30. We were lucky enough to get the last 2 seats at the bar, where they serve the full menu. I had the short ribs and the wife had the meatloaf. Both were great and the portions HUGE! Bartender was an attentive, funny, knowledgable guy and served... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

This place is outstanding! They are a farm to table restaurant with all the organic/sustainable ingredients, decent sized menu -- with enough offerings to suit many tastes, but they keep it real, local, seasonal and intriguing. They have an extensive wine, beer & cocktail menu. The restaurant is located in a very old building which has been somewhat restored, but... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Local was the setting for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. The food was outstanding and having the whole second floor for the event worked well. After a delicious and beautifully presented meal for the wedding party (several choices of appetizer and entrée) and immediate family, the room (with central bar) became the site of a welcome party for friends... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were looking for a place to have an early dinner after touring Monticello Sunday. They kindly let us in early and then served us the most creative & delicious dinner. A big extra was the fabulous decor. Can't wait to go back!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We went to The Local to celebrate a couple of birthdays in our family. One of our family members suffers from severe gluten allergies and we knew that The Local has gluten free menu options. Our server (Stella) explained everything on the menu that was gluten free as well as the robust gluten free substitutes that could be applied. She... More 

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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Although the food was delightful, the upstairse was a bit noisy. One party was especially loud and obnoxious.

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Forest, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a quaint place in the heart of Charlottesville . They use local products on their menu, and the food is delicious! It is a great place to eat and enjoy!

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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