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Downtown Grille

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201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (2nd)
+1 434-817-7080
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 91
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lots of choices on the mall. make it this one!!

we looked at 5 or s 6 places on the mall. so glad we chose this one. it is one of the best meals ever. the steaks and seafood are all done excellently. i love the option of adding things like scallops or shrimp to the meal. i took the scallops and they were done perfectly. we had the lamb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Kathleen S
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Coto De Caza
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Coto De Caza
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

we looked at 5 or s 6 places on the mall. so glad we chose this one. it is one of the best meals ever. the steaks and seafood are all done excellently. i love the option of adding things like scallops or shrimp to the meal. i took the scallops and they were done perfectly. we had the lamb... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A friend and I had dinner at the bar on a Sunday evening. Matt was serving us and was attentive, informative, and made a wonderful wine suggestion for us. Food was great too! Throughly enjoyed our evening and will be back to visit the bar soon!

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

Kelly, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Having lived in Charlottesville, Virginia, for years, we loved dining at the Downtown Grille. We visited Charlottesville during Restaurant Week a few weeks ago and they were able to accommodate us at the last minute. The food and service was awesome as usual and the atmosphere is always great. The location on the downtown mall is very appealing. Thanks to... More 

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Thank you Linda, come back and see us! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate there restaurant week, July 24, and it was fantastic. The garlic and pasta dish is wonderful as was the calamari appetizer. Drinks are great and service very prompt and professional. Highly recommend.

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We thank you and come back to see us! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner during Restaurant Week 2015. The ambiance is appealing, the staff attentive and the food superb. Our server, Jason, exhibited exceptional people skills. He knew the menu, the wine list and the way to patrons hearts - through their stomachs and minds. He is a plus to the restaurant. The food was top-notch,... More 

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Alan, thank you for your nice review, we're very happy you enjoyed your experience! More 

LA
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107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were early greeted and seated even as walk in customers even though place appeared nearly full. Service was attentive, menu variety was sufficient for our needs and the food was excellent quality. Portion sizes were large, especially on sides and we were forewarned by waiter. This allowed us to share the sides between us. For a steakhouse of its... More 

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Thank you, we appreciate your review! More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife, brothers and I visited this restaurant whilst on a road trip from England. Situated in the heart of historic Charlottesville on the pedestrianised area, the steaks, seafood, wine and service are top class. On moving on from Charlottesville I found that I had misplaced my cell phone. On ringing the restaurant I discovered that the cell had been... More 

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Thank you, we were happy to help!! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time visitors to the Downtown Grill. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the meal. The food was excellent and was more than plenty to eat. The fresh baked bread was excellent as was the calamari. We also got dessert since our visit was part of restuarant week and that too was superb. They have a long a varied wine... More 

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Thank you Jack, we appreciate your review and hope to see you back with us again! More 

Virginia
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172 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My husband and I were staying at the Omni and the Downtown Grille was within walking distance. After wine tasting all day, we were looking forward to a wonderful dinner and steak sounded perfect. Our waiter presented us the wine list, but after tasting all day, we were a bit wined out. You could immediately sense disappointment from the waiter... More 

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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a go to restaurant in downtown. Situated on the pedestrian mall, the outdoor seating is a great place to sit and watch the parade. The steaks are outstanding, as is everything on the menu. Service is excellent and the atmosphere both inside and out is very nice.

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Randall - thank you! More 

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Additional Information about Downtown Grille

Address: 201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (2nd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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