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C & O Restaurant

515 East Water Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 971-7044
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Ranked #21 of 462 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
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
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

C&O is in the town center and offers a pleasant, down-home, informal ambiance. Tables are spread well apart so private conversation is possible. Overall, the ambiance here is better than the food. It's not that the food's bad. It's just not prepared that imaginatively. For an appetizer, I ordered smoked trout. Pretty good but undistinguished. For an entree, I took... More

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Bryantown, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

If you love sports bars and chain restaurants read no further. This really nice little spot a block off the main mall is a gem. You can have a conversation without raising your voice! The French style cuisine was wonderful. I had the special which was rabbit wrapped in prosciutto. It was out of this world good. Really good wine,... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Dinner was delicious! Restaurant has three levels and I am confident there was more going on upstairs and down at the bar than on the main level where we were seated. Restaurant was a little too dim for my taste but Steak Chinoise was amazing. Staff was attentive and menu was varied and unique. Can take free trolley from UVA... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Decided to check this restaurant out as recommended by Oakhurst Inn and they were right! It is great...from the wait staff to the gourmet food cooked by diligent and professional chefs to the excellent wine selection and even the guests! I am a food snob for sure and in fact, spend majority of my time experiencing recommended restaurants to visit... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

It had been 6 years since we visited C&O. I had forgotten about it, but I am sure glad we returned. Ancient building that probably could use a few dollars, but the food was excellent and the staff performed flawlessly, letting us talk and interrupting only when appropriate. We were grateful. Chairs were comfortable. The carpet absorbed excess sound. Wine... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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