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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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Today
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Brunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great tasting menu

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Barbara M
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Holland, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Holland, Michigan
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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
3 helpful votes 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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uberfilipi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I ate here for our last anniversary and it was wonderful. It's a pricey place but the atmosphere, the service, and the food are all worth every penny.

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Bethpage, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My family and I were in the area visiting UVA and it just happened to be Valentine's Day when we went. They had a prix fixe menu that included app, main and dessert for $45. Coming from NY I thought this was reasonable. Choices included lobster bisque, fried oyster and haddock. Although the portions were small for my husband, the... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

OK so the Skybar is only on the second floor, but it is Charlottesville. Great drink menu. The Dakota is one of the best warm beverages I have ever enjoyed. Great beer and wine list and the mussels in sofrito and coconut milk are incredible. To top it off the bar staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Food and service are both excellent. It is much quieter than some of the other popular Charlottesville restaurants, and in my experience, is not as hard to get in at dinner time. Maybe I was just lucky! This is what I consider an upscale, but not overly expensive, restaurant. Craig Herberg

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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?