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All 453 Charlottesville Restaurants

C & O Restaurant

515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-7044
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Ranked #21 of 453 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: American, International
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
usa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Be sure to get the name of the person making your reservation, because they "lost" ours and just said - so sorry, no one remembers talking to you, come back another time. That was just plain sad and we were unhappy to drive 30 minutes for our reservation. Three people at the front desk and it was very unorganized. I... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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163 reviews 163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had been maybe 15 years since I had been. While it still has a great look and feel, friendly service and comfortable surroundings, I thought the food was just OK. My friends had grouper which they said was great. I tried the signature dish ( a filet) and thought it was small, poorly cooked and flavorless. The sides (like beets)... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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85 reviews 85 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

My daughter and son-in-law recently moved to Charlottesville and we went to C&O to share a special meal. And special it was! The atmosphere is very relaxing and romantic. The service was outstanding. They didn't hover but were always there to clear a plate or meet a need. The wine list was excellent. We each started with a shared salad... More

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Decatur AL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took the free trolley downtown for a superb dinner at C&O. The oyster stew was simply divine along with our entrees. I had the striped bass which was excellent. My daughter and husband had the trout which was the tops! Every bite was a treat and our waitress helpful and fun!

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Lenox, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We've been going here for years whenever we are in C'ville. Food is always good, service too. I hghly recommend the C&O

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Chicago
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Went here for dinner on a Friday night. 6 with no reservation. Seated us in courtyard. Nice atmosphere and lighting. It was kind of warm. We had the cheese assortment and shrimp appetizers. Both were good. We all had different meals and everyone was pleased with what they had. Prices are high and no money has been spent updating this... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We just stopped in for appetizers and drinks while giving our friend a foodie tour of the downtown mall and were delighted but what we found. This was our first time here and the décor was so rustic and unique- very inviting! The bartender recommended a couple dishes all were wonderful- our first time trying sweet breads and we are... More

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Lucca, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The atmosphere is cozy (even if I would prefer a little bit more light). The service was excellent (the waitress was able to clear the table in the proper manner, without putting anything under her arms or doing any other odd thing I have seen in American restaurants). The food was top quality. We had the snapper, the trout and... More

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Oyster Bay, New York
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had dinner at this Cville standard right before school started. The sign has a Pepsi logo - but don't be fooled, this is a long standing tradition. The interior is well designed, the service professional and the food high quality. A very nice experience.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My son is a Dr. At UVA and he wanted to take me to a special birthday dinner and C and O fit the ticket!! I love history and the quaint old building is amazing ... We dined in the outdoor courtyard . They have seasonal items and the food was delicious! Service impeccable!

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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 0 - 20
Cuisine: American, International

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