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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
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Interesting settting

Good selection of meals, but this is a bar scene also. Service was good. I found it overall a bit on the noisy side for talking, but it is first a bar!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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277 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good selection of meals, but this is a bar scene also. Service was good. I found it overall a bit on the noisy side for talking, but it is first a bar!

Thank samtrip12345
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came in here on a recommendation and my friend and I are so glad we did--in fact we might come back tomorrow night! I had the Commonwealth salad for a starter which was fantastic and love the dried apples on top. My friend had the kale and brussell sprout salad and the organic chicken for an entree. The only... More 

1 Thank kaci B
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had reservations in the restaurant for the pre-wedding "boys night out" on a Thursday evening last week. The dinner, as well as the service of Molly, was INCREDIBLE!! We tried several appetizers (meat/cheese samplers and seared ahi tuna) had ordered a variety of main dishes (pork chop, scallops, ribeye, filet, salmon and duck) and every dish was delicious and... More 

1 Thank GlobalExec
Danville, Virginia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Returning yet again to Charlottesville for our annual fraternity reunion, my girlfriend and I opted for an " other than the Corner" getaway brunch. This was our second visit to Commonwealth. We both had eggs Benedict with pork belly and roasted fingerling potatoes. The offering was well prepared, served quickly and courteously. The only downside to the experience was the... More 

Thank UVA69
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had a wonderful meal. The pork belly and tuna appetizers were so good we ended up ordering a second round. They were more than obliged to accommodate a severe gluten allergy. Our waiter made great suggestions. Two of us had the steak which was very good. Hope to return!

1 Thank EHKT
Florence, South Carolina
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We went to the Skybar for drinks. It had a lively atmosphere and the cocktail I had 'Scarlett O Hara' was good and my husband enjoyed his beer. It started drizzling when we were almost done. The staff immediately moved all the chairs and tables under the awning. We will go back again.

Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
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286 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

My husband and I visited Skybar before dinner and had a couple of drinks on the rooftop. Service was good, the people were nice and the drinks were awesome! We loved sitting on the deck while watching people mill around the outdoor mall area. Great place to visit and relax.

Thank sunflower35
Swindon, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

A buzzing restaurant centrally located with good atmosphere. Staff helpful with menu - really know their stuff and able to advise with wines too. Menu isn't huge but the quality is good - pork chop was huge and nicely presented - as was the flank steak. Would recommend this place!

Thank Nick S
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We were looking for a nice place to eat outside, and the restaurant does have that. You can sit on a small patio, or you can sit inside the roofed area, where the floor to ceiling windows open to the environment. The food, however, not so great. Our meals were just fair, especially considering the prices. It does seem to... More 

1 Thank GigaBob
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I chose the 4 course tasting meal offered on Monday and Tuesday. A good value but what kept it from being great was that many of the options were of the same taste profile. I choose coconut soup, shrimp tempura and flank steak. Each was good but all had same seasonings, I needed some variety.

Thank Bill M

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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
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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?