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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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Ranked #36 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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Charlottesville
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We enjoyed several drinks with unique combinations (great shandy with Bold Rock cider as the base). The desserts are great. The steak was very flavorful, the chicken not as good. I didn't care for the sauce or the sweet potatoes, which were puréed. The view of the mall from the Skybar is special if you can score one of a... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We started with tasty drinks at the sky bar while listening to a great live singer. Proceeded to dinner in the main dining room. Loved the cozy "tea cup" booth, the fantastic sommelier steered us to the perfect companion wines to our dishes, the service was wonderful and the food was super tasty - great selection of cheeses and meats... More

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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Met a friend for weeknight drinks at the SkyBar. Nice view of downtown mall and great for people watching. Drinks were unique and good. Didn't really eat much so cannot comment on the food! Would definitely go back, although I would imagine it gets crowded on the weekends.

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