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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

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422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Worked for our out of town family group that included a baby

We had 3 households in Charlottesville to attend a wedding at UVA the following evening. Our group included my wife and I, plus son, my daughter, son-in-law his mother and their 8 month old baby boy. We explored tripadvisor in advance of our trip and selected the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Ben K
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had 3 households in Charlottesville to attend a wedding at UVA the following evening. Our group included my wife and I, plus son, my daughter, son-in-law his mother and their 8 month old baby boy. We explored tripadvisor in advance of our trip and selected the Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar as it was nice, appeared to offer interesting fare... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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197 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I loved the lamb chops which was the special evening entrée. My husband hated the pork chop because it was "too salty" and the vegetarian dish selected by our friend was "okay" and the duck was great according to her husband. So when there are four people dining and the reviews are so varied I cannot just base the review... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a nice dinner our first night in town and we drove down to the pedestrian mall to walk around and look for some place to eat. We choose this restaurant a lot because they had their menu posted. We were seated quickly and waited in quickly. We both had seafood which was well... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Came here around 7ish on a weeknight. Place was getting full. We tried the tasting menu: for $25, you get four courses. Portions are smaller than if you ordered from the menu directly, but with the four courses it is a nice-sized meal. I had a party of 3. Our server Katherine could memorize all our four courses and getting... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Tasting menu runs four beautiful little courses (including dessert) for $25. Lovely presentation. Just enough quantity. Wine was pricey, but not out of line. Several local beers on draft, as well as some good bottled selections. Full portion entrees also available; one of us chose that. Service was pleasant, timely, and attentive. Rainy night, so we ate indoors. Would certainly... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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115 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's a really nice location for a drink/meal downtown. The table service gets a little slow when it gets crowded, but that's to be expected. We stopped here for drinks before a show and had a good time people watching. Decent selection of drinks. Good service.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Food was good, drinks were good, had a great bartender. Too expensive for what you get. Pay for the hype. Take care of Mike the bartender, he kept this review on the more positive end of the scale.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent Sunday brunch at The Commonwealth during our recent visit to the Charlottesville area. The food was excellent as was the service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Loved the food, atmosphere, service was good, too. Definitley recommend it. Prices are very good for the quality of food.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I dinned there on St Patricks day. We decided to eat their four course meal option. It was fantastic, it started with a scallop and mushroom soup. The second course was a pork bell dish. The third course was a scallop on top of pork belly on top of mashed sweet potatoes. The desert was very good as well. Nice... More 

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Additional Information about Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

Address: 422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: American, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?