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201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-817-7080
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Ranked #36 of 465 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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English first
Lyndhurst, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Deanna - thank you for taking the time to write this review, we thank you! More 

Nashville, TN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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We appreciate your review - thank you! More 

Princeton, New Jersey
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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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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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Thank you Todd! More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

After not having been at the Downtown Grille since their recent renovation I was pleased that the quality that I had remembered had not diminished. As a matter of fact, it improved! Every dish from appetizers to desserts were top notch. My New York Strip was grilled to perfection...easily as good as the "premier"/ celebrity steak houses in New York,... More 

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Thank you very much! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal over the weekend at the Downtown Grille. The service was excellent, and the restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. They had me at the burrata grilled tomato appetizer which was excellent, and the bread came out hot from the oven. My husband ordered the porterhouse steak which was cooked exactly as he likes.... More 

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Thank you Amy! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great vibe, great location in downtown. The menu is very innovative and delicious, with good wine selections. I had the salmon with pesto rice and my husband had the chicken with pepper rice; we would highly recommend both entrees. We also had the creme brulee and apple bread pudding for dessert; again, we would highly recommend both. However, is this... More 

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Abby - thank you your feedback! More 

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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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