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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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Bill M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is an expensive restaurant, but not when you consider the value. I had the duck dinner which was prepared two ways and my husband had the lamb. We agreed that each of us had the best duck/lamb we ever tasted. Including cocktails, our bill was $75 and worth every penny.

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Grantsville, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A nice find on a Wednesday night. We walked all of the Resturant district and settled on the skybar at Commonweath Resturant. The shrimp tempura and fried oyster appetizers was awesome. The lamb was good and my business associate had the roast chicken that he loved. Overall I would go back after I check some other hot spots in the... More 

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Knoxville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We like Charlottesville for a relaxing overnight stay on our occasional drives north to Washington or New York .. and always enjoy browsing the Downtown Mall (check The Oyster House (Asian) antiques) . Many alluring lunch or dinner stops and this time it was Commonwealth. We wanted to relax and have a light repast at best: Cocktails set a good... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

After touring Monticello all day and staying in Massanutten VA (very rural) with our college age kids, looking for a great restaurant for Foodies. This place was recommended to us and did't disappoint! Food was great & service was above and beyond! Also in a great location to sit outside & people watch!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have now been twice and had the $25 4 course tasting menu, which is EXCELLENT. I would say, though, that if I didn't have a sweater with me I am not sure I could have stayed - the air-conditioning was waaaay too cold and/or my location was bad.

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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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?