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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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Ranked #34 of 447 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, South American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I was here recently with a group of 13 for a bachelorette party, and would highly recommend it to another group. I worked with Erin on a location for us, as well as a price fixe menu with a few options. She offered us 2 options for the first course, 4 options for the entree, and 3 dessert options. Each... More

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Männedorf
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Basic but good food, great service, huge selection of drinks. Perfect place to stay longer than you intended an keep ordering drinks.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A friend and I were very excited (and hungry!) for dinner at Commonwealth. We were actually happy to be told there was a 45 minute wait because we were looking forward to some drinks up stairs at the Sky Bar first. The drinks were delicious, we got our table right around the 45 minute mark (as quoted), our waitress, Sophie,... More

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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for such an enthusiastic review! The rooftop bar makes a perfect stop for a pre or post dinner drink! We’re delighted you found our staff to be genuine and efficient; we pride ourselves in having such a talented and loyal team. We regularly rotate our selection of local Virginia wines; stop in soon to see what’s new! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

This was my boyfriend and my's first visit to Charlottesville and it was far and away the best part about the trip. The service was on point and the food was excellent. Intriguing wine list, diverse menu, and very accommodating staff who seemed to work well as a team on this busy Valentines weekend. Bravo!

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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for patronage and wonderful review. We're grateful you enjoyed your Valentine's Dinner with us, and look forward to your next visit!! More

Tokyo
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Historic downtown location is a perfect setting for this rather classy yet relaxed restaurant/ bar. It doesn't matter if you are going to choose upstairs or downstairs, you will get great service, tasty food a bit out of an ordinary range and you can't go wrong with signature cocktails as well as good old classics. Rooftop bar works just fine... More

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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Our bartenders sure know the remedy for whatever ails you! Thank you for the wonderful write up. We’re delighted you have enjoyed your visits to both the restaurant and the Skybar, we look forward to the next visit and warmer weather. More

Mount Kisco, New York
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This was a great meal. Pleasantly surprised by all of the food. I was told the lava cake was "exceptional." While it was good, "exceptional" it was not.

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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

We thank you and your company for hosting your business dinner with us, we've become quiet the location for a causal fine dining experience for social and work related functions. Our pastry chef is always working on something new, perhaps you'll stop back in for our latest addition, Toffee Pudding Cake! More

Gaithersburg, Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lovey location on the mall. Took my wife out for a romantic dinner. We started off with a cheese plate. It was phenomenal. Sophia was our server and she was great as I took an incredibly long amount of time to decide on a bottle of wine for our table. I had the filet mignon special and it was so... More

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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for selecting us for your romantic dinner, we welcome you back at anytime. Both our dinner menu and wine menu change seasonally and our sommelier would be delighted to assist you in selecting your next bottle! Spring is a beautiful time to visit the downtown mall, we hope to see you back soon. More

Richmond, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

we had dinner on a rainy Saturday evening at this restaurant. The experience started at the door where a gracious hostess greeted us. The server was very well informed about the menu and guided us through it efficiently. The food was superb. This is one of the best price to quality ratio restaurant.

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Woodstock, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We arrived in Charlottesville the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with no specific plans for dinner. As we walked down through the pedestrian mall we came upon Commonwealth. What a find! The food was fantastic and service was just the best. Our server, Adrian was not only attentive, she made the experience fun. A terrific first night in the beautiful city of... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Three of us went on a Tuesday night. It was very busy in a good way, perhaps because on Monday and Tuesday there are $15 specials. We ordered off the regular menu and all our food was good. The service was flawless. I look forward to going back.

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