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C & O Restaurant

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515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-7044
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5:30 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Some true greatness, but some problems

On the plus side, the scallops that I had were exquisite, prepared perfectly. The peach melba was also amazing. The pork tenderloin and salad were not up to par, and the rolls were dry. Atmosphere was nice, server was very friendly and accommodating.....

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

On the plus side, the scallops that I had were exquisite, prepared perfectly. The peach melba was also amazing. The pork tenderloin and salad were not up to par, and the rolls were dry. Atmosphere was nice, server was very friendly and accommodating.....

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Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Despite many visits to Charlottesville I had never visited this restaurant. Now I know why, the place is very popular and it is hard to get reservations. The food is not fancy but is done very well.

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The husband and I went to C & O the other night and had a great dinner. We sat downstairs in the bar which is dimly lit and extremely cozy. The waitress was attentive and prompt. I asked for a 'dealer's choice' cocktail and the bartender made me the best drink i have ever had! The yellowtail appetizer was to... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We enjoyed dinner last night at the C&O on the outdoor terrace behind the main dining room. It was nice to be outside as the restaurant is dark and a bit of a tight fit inside and a place that we find more comfortable for the colder weather. Although the downstairs bar and dining room had a crowd so plenty... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were looking forward to trying this spot. Unfortunately we arrived at the same time as a large group in a private dining room as a result it took 45 min to get first course and equally as long for 2nd course and on top of that veal sweetbread appears with no sweetbreads in the sauce! Obviously embarrassed sever sent... More 

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We had visited this restaurant several years ago when last in Charlottesville and remember it fondly. The food and service are excellent. Most of the items on the small menu come from local farms. The building is very "interesting" which adds to the total experience. Can't wait to eat at this restaurant again.

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singapore
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142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Slightly off the downtown pedestrian mall, C&O was easily the best restaurant we visited on our 3 day graduation weekend extravaganza at UVA. The restaurant was started in 1976 we were told even though the wood panels on the wall and some of the fixtures were a lot older. That made the place atmospheric like a barn house with a... More 

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Milford, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

$65 per person plus drinks. Reserve way in advance if taking out a graduate the night he/she graduates. We had 5:30pm after calling 30 times but was a happy tasty occasion.

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VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent food and service. This is a great place to go to in Charlottesville. Beef was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were excellent/ Adjacent to the downtown open air mall with a lovely outdoor patio. Service was very good considering it was the weekend for final exercises at UVA. they also cater!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Years ago loved this restaurant. On Wednesday only one dish on menu, including appetizers and main courses, could be prepared without garlic. As my wife has garlic allergy, our dinner was a cheese and apple ravioli appetizer (tasty) and a cheese tray (not many crackers). Ridiculous that there wasn't anything in the kitchen that could be prepared without garlic. All... More 

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Additional Information about C & O Restaurant

Address: 515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: (434) 971-7044
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD $20
Cuisine: American, International

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: (434) 971-7044

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $20
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 1:30 am

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