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201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-817-7080
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Ranked #39 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Visit included good food and good service. Was once always a consistent experience with great food and service. Ordered a glass of Malbec. Had about a teaspoon of sediment in bottom of glass. Was told this was normal. Not normal in other restaurants or situations where I have had Malbec.

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Dillwyn, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Staff was excellent and menu selections great. Too bad couldn't have it all. Bar drinks and wine top notch. Great place to finish 2014.

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

We thank you Walter - Happy New Year! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

In the middle of Charlottesvilles downtown pedestrian mall, this is in a great location. Everything is a la carte, so this makes for a pricy meal. Had the rib eye which was delicious and perfectly done. However my wife had the salmon which was fishy and was disappointed. Extensive wine list and excellent service.

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Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

You know within the first minute or so if you are about to have a nice dining experience. Well, I knew from the time we were seated and immediately greeted by our server that this was going to be amazing. The downtown grill lived up to this excellent rating. Many great suggests made by our server. Wide selection of wines... More 

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

Deanna - thank you for taking the time to write this review, we thank you! More 

Nashville, TN
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dining Experience has improved since renovation. Menu offers good selection of steak, seafood, and vegetarian items. Have tried the filet, scallops, crab cakes, and the lobster roll. Server did a good job articulating the Lobster Roll and it was good, although not consistent each time ordered. Bread was burned in one visit. Servers are attentive and professional. Recent renovations also... More 

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

We appreciate your review - thank you! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Can't say that I did not enjoy my dining experience at this restaurant recently, as the service was excellent and the owner very engaged in making sure all dining guests received personal attention. When I dine alone I really do want my meal to be something special and to this end the Downtown Grille did not meet my expectations for... More 

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

Thank you - we're happy we were able to turn your experience into a positive one! More 

Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I will say that this is the best steak we have found in C'Ville, but a few nagging problems keep it from getting an excellent rating. We have dined here before, and the same issues arise each time. First is the noise. Avoid one of the back rooms if you want to be able to hold a conversation. Our table... More 

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Fairfax, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food was excellent and the staff was very attentive. The New York strip, the tuna and the filet were tried by several of us and all gave high marks. if special note and appreciation, out 6:30 reservation had us seated at 6:30! A rare treat.

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

Thank you Todd! More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The first thing we noticed- no veal chop on the menu. How can you have a steak house without a veal chop? Next choice, short ribs - out. Then, cassoulet - out. Wife settled for grilled shrimp which she liked. I had the hanger steak which had hung around the warming table much too long. I've been going here for... More 

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malibu
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

had dinner here recently. Excellent tomato and onion salad followed by rockfish special. Solid, particularly the rockfish. Wine list is ok, no red VIrginia wines by the glass which was disappointing. Excellent service from Tito.

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Additional Information about Downtown Grille

Address: 201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: 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

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