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C & O Restaurant

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American, International
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Classic Charlottesville with excelelnt, but pricey food.

Nice ambiance. Old outside but upscale inside. Food was excellent. We had a private upstairs room with superb service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
ExeterBred
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Chesapeake, VA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Chesapeake, VA
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Nice ambiance. Old outside but upscale inside. Food was excellent. We had a private upstairs room with superb service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with my husband last Friday Night at C & O. Our res was at 9:30 and the place was hopping. We were sat at a table near the kitchen and felt like it was a runway between the rest of the other dinning rooms. Due to the age and character of the place it felt like hundreds of... More 

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sarasota florida
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Charming restaurant, with a great staff and fine food. Bartender in the lower level bar was professional and made a perfect Negroni. We dined outside under a protective ceiling and on a nice when the weather is good, it enhances the meal. I had local trout - pan fried and just as it should be. One in our party had... More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Small, modern and delicious plates! The place is very nicely decorated, small and intimate feeling. It was on the pricier side, but worth the experience.

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What an amazing place. The food, the historical setting, the service - all first rate. We went early - just as they were opening and got in without a reservation just fine. Otherwise I'd call and make reservations. One note: Don't try making a reservation using the website - it's not working for them. Just call. The menu is inventive... More 

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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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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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?