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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
434-984-9749
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 110
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 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
Very nice evening

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
samtrip12345
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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200 reviews 200 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
43 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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