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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 109
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Crafted delights

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Vikingtraveller59
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Sterling, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sterling, Virginia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
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96 reviews 96 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I visited this restaurant as a celebratory meal with friends, and it was overall a pretty good experience. Even though it was a Tuesday night, the place was still full so we sat down at the bar. As you walk in, you will start experiencing the atmosphere; this is a very trendy restaurant. The bar tender was our server, and... More 

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Richardson, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Prior to Charlottesville, we were in D.C. and ate at several restaurants. My husband and I agreed, this was the best meal of the trip. I had the short ribs and it was melt in your mouth fabulous! The service was great! We spent about $100 with drinks, appetizers, entrees and desserts and it was well worth it for a... More 

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This place was pretty good!! Everyone really enjoyed there food. It was good it wasn't incredible. I would definitely return. They were extremely busy and our drinks were slow coming to the table. Our service was good considering how busy they were. Again it wasn't outstanding. I felt like everyone was just trying to keep their head above water. Maybe... More 

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Cusco, Peru
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went there with my middle-school son and he and I thoroughly enjoyed their amazing food! As others have noted, it really promotes and focuses on local vendors to highlight food from around Charlottesville. We had crab soup, their cheese plate, salmon and steak and our plates were very clean at the end. The staff were especially nice to my son... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We love this restaurant, especially for it's local farm to table offerings. Wonderful place to celebrate life events as well as an excellent restaurant to share with out of town guests. Love the upstairs porch in the back in warmer months. Favorite entrees: truffled mushroom ragout, lobster mac n cheese.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a 5:30 p.m. reservation after having visited Monticello that afternoon. We were among the few earlybirds, but, as KGREENW7 said, the restaurant was swimming with people quickly. Yet our service was attentive and in no way did we feel rushed so that the table could be turned. Spouse loved the short ribs and I had salmon. Both with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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