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Downtown Grille

201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-817-7080
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Ranked #27 of 459 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
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English first
Somerset, Virginia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Fresh seafood every time and delicious desserts. Never a disappointment we love it here! The coconut brownie and ice cream is a must try

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Jessica - we appreciate your review (and that you enjoyed your meal/service)! More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Stopped here while on vacation. Out of the four of us we mostly had good food: short ribs with mashed potatoes, wedge salad, French onion soup and baked potatoes. The problem came with a ribeye that was cooked half medium and the other half rare (raw), a hamburger that was a little undercooked and a head waiter who didn't care.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had been driving around Charlottesville on a Sunday evening and were surprised how many restaurants were closed. We had eaten on the pedestrian mall a couple of times already , but we ended up there again as we knew there would be many open restaurants. We saw our friends (for whose wedding we were in town) eating outside, and... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Alan - thank you for the review (and the feedback) - we appreciate it! More

Maryland
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We visited this restaurant for my birthday dinner and was not disappointed. I was a late arriving for my reservation due to the Taxi not showing up. They graciously still sat us. The food was delicious. The only item we had that wasn't really great was the cheese plate. Extremely underwhelming. Our server was astute enough to notice we weren't... More

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Christie - thank you very much! Happy belated birthday!! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Arrived early before the crowd and had great, friendly service. Loved the tasty New York strip steak. I will go back to try the ahi tuna.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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88 reviews 88 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice white tablecloth restaurant.Service friendly and food delivered quickly after completion of appetizer. Low pressure servers and great bread and I loved my steak.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

GFkelly - thank you so much and we're so glad you enjoyed your meal/experience! More

Arlington, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place, food, cocktails, our first time. I was their with my family. We had great time. Our waiter and bartender were great. This restaurant is expensive but it worthed every dime.

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Nick - thank you! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Downtown Grille is a classic top-of-the-line chop house. You could easily picture Don Draper eating here. It isn't cheap but you get what you pay for. They serve up classic American dishes with an elegant simplicity; filet Mignon, steak, lobster etc. Sides are served family style. The service is professional and polished. Worth going out of your way for.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Very happy you enjoyed your experience - it means a great deal. More

Grand Forks
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a pretty expensive place, but worth it for a special occasion. I had the filet mignon which was perfectly done. The service is attentive and professional. My wife had fish which she enjoyed.

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Jaun, thank you! More

Crazzzzs
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

For 2014 graduation weekend, we had reservations for their fixed menu for Friday evening. They were very accommodating in letting us push our reservation back an hour, due to our daughter's friends grad parties. We have been here many times before and it is one of my favorite places for an excellent steak and martini! If you haven't been there... More

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Thank you for your nice review, and congrats to your daughter!!!! More

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