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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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Ranked #35 of 452 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Having eaten at a number of restaurants on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, I can say this was by far the best. Not only was the food very good, but the service was outstanding. The waiter was not pushy, but always seemed to be around just as we had a question. Our glasses never made it below half full, and... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Wow. Such amazing food. Went here with friends. Was seated within 10 minutes on a busy Saturday night. Waiter was funny, charming and informative. Apps were delicious as were the drinks (the gin and tonic was the BEST I've ever had). Got the scallops with the pork belly and changed the sweet potatoes to garlic, scallion potatoes from the special... More

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Charlottesville, Va
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We just visited the Commonwealth Restaurant last Sunday for their Brunch, what a treat! We loved the service, and the food was amazing, I had the Poblano & Cheese biscuits and Gravy, it was great full of flavor, my wife had the Huevos Rancheros and also loved it. It was a great experience and we will return.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stopped in for appetizers, drinks and socializing with friends from out of town and really enjoyed the entire experience. We have lived here for over four years and this is a wonderful addition to Charlottesville! We loved being able to be outside with a view of the mall area, service was perfect!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food was really interesting with different combinations that worked well. We ate at the Skybar on the roof top but kind of regretted it. There was a lot of action on the rooftop, but it wasn't super cozy. The indoor/outdoor patio seating was really pretty and inviting and the food is pretty much the same. The server was very... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was one of those great Charlottesville summer evenings and the mall was crowed. I met a friend for drinks and meal at Commonwealth and was surprised at how great it was. We were quickly seated by the open side and had a great view of all the people passing by. The wine list was fantastic. Service was also very... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Came here starving after spending over an hour at another restaurant without food (see my review for Tavola). This is entirely the opposite of what we experienced in the other place. Service is superb. After hearing our horrid story, the waiter assured us that we'd be fed fast and well. And he delivered. We got our empanada right away (and... More

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It happened that the weather was truly perfect at 5 thirty on a Sat. We beat the crowd and had several rounds of wine and two starters. The pinot noir was a bit strong, but the gris was perfect. We had the chicken lollipops which were super and had another round of wine with the Firecracker Shrimp. The Chicken was... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stopped for a drink before a movie and we were not disappointed. t was overlooking the downtown mall. The drink specials we had were very tasty. The bartender was courteous and prompt. The temp and breeze blowing this time of year (July) was like an early fall day. We didn't eat there but will sometime n the future.

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139 reviews 139 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On a lovely Thursday night, we started by going to the Skybar with appetizers and drinks and then moved inside/downstairs to the Commonwealth restaurant. There is limited seating outside but we lucked out with one of the couches and watched a charity run from above. Good wine, good food and unique setting. This continued with dinner, a nice selection of... More

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