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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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Ranked #47 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Cuisines: American, South American
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
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English first
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Richmond, Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Had been here for drinks in the sky bar on a previous visit & really liked that. It's a fun place. Decided to have dinner inside tonight- it was great because it was open on the sides, to an outside patio & was perfect with the beautiful evening weather. Our server was nice & efficient. We had drinks and two... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had dinner at the bar downstairs. The food was unbelievably good and the service was top notch. Fantastic dinning experience

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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238 reviews 238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a really lovely brunch here with excellent food, extremely fresh ingredients. My son and husband enjoyed the brioche french toast with maple syrup (and it was actually enough for the whole plate, no need for us to use our reserve syrup which we always bring!) while I had the special: two home made tortillas, scrambled eggs and carnitas... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Arrived with a large group and were seated before the restaurant was full. Happy hour is only in the bar, although our table was right by the door (downstairs) and they comp'd us one round at happy hour prices after we asked. That was cool. Brought out a small 3" bowl of what looked like sautéed zucchini, peppers, and ____.... More

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San Francisco, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My friend and I were drawn to this place by the classy-looking exterior and menu. We did enjoy a glass of wine upstairs in the sky bar early on in the evening and look forward to visiting the restaurant on our next trip! At the end of the day, though, this is just another college bar/restaurant. If you want to... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We ended up here based on the recommendation from a local we had met, just minutes prior to walking through the door. The atmosphere is very "hip", with a rooftop bar, outdoor seating, and a glass wall that slides open. The interior has some huge booth seats as the center piece, surrounded by tables along the walls... The services was... More

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