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C & O Restaurant

515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-7044
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Ranked #17 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 1:30 am
Cuisines: American, International
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
32 helpful votes 32 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Greenville, MS
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was part of a party of four and we had a great time with superior service and interesting and delicious restaurant week meals. recommend for everyone. Not the lowest price meal in town.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We recently had a delicious meal at C & O Restaurant -- a bit funky, just off the downtown mall, tiny little downstairs restroom, which is odd, but don't be thrown off by the "hole in the wall" appearance -- the food is excellent, get the grilled trout and ask for it without the sauces -- it is fantastic just... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

C & O Restaurant was our first choice for restaurant week. The food is always wonderful. And this week's special menu includes dessert. The service was outstanding. First we sat inside, then decided we wanted to sit outside. After a couple of sprinkles we returned to a different table inside again. The staff acting as if this was just the... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Nice ambience especially the courtyard behind on a cool day. Food is above average but some what pricey. Nice place for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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163 reviews 163 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We brought 35 of our closest friends here for a business presentation. The restaurant is remarkably old, a very antiquated building with plenty of character and personality. There is a huge bar in the basement, a restaurant on the main floor, and a private room at the top of the stairs. The room accommodates about 40–45 folks. The service was... More

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