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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 - 11:00 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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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 4
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  • 5
    Terrible
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
Wonderful dining experience

Can't say anything negative - service, food and atmosphere were all great. Our waiter was especially attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area. Loved the location downtown in the pedestrian mall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
MMB101
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Milford, DE
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food was amazing and the service was equally amazing! Stephen did an outstanding job of taking care of us! The crab cakes were to die for and the Mac & Cheese was fabulous! We will definitely add this to our favorites list!!

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have eaten here many times. They had a fixed menu due to graduation weekend, but plenty of good choices. Busy night, but great food and service.

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Milford, DE
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108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Can't say anything negative - service, food and atmosphere were all great. Our waiter was especially attentive and friendly. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting the area. Loved the location downtown in the pedestrian mall.

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Thank you so much, we're happy you enjoyed everything! More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We (myself and 2 friends) visited this establishment the evening of Saturday May 2nd with the intention of having dinner and cocktails. We sat outside, our server had long black hair. I have food allergies, and she was less than helpful in accommodating us. We eventually were able to decide on three apps, and ordered a round of cocktails. We... More 

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We went here for my dads retirement dinner. Everything was incredible and the service was excellent. We all had different entrees from steaks to seafood and everybody loved their meals. For sides we had the truffle fries and Mac an cheese and they too were great. Deserts were amazing. This is the best place in Cville to eat and the... More 

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Scott - we thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Super meal, super service, great atmosphere. Two wonderful steak dinners -old school wonderful- and great service. Highly recommend.

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Thank you Melissa! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My wife invited me to pick out a restaurant for dinner to celebrate my birthday. Not yet having tried the Downtown Grille, and having heard great things about it, this was my choice, All of a sudden, family showed up to help celebrate, so we went from a table for two to one for ten, necessitating an earlier seating. The... More 

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Hugh, thank you for your nice review and are very happy your Birthday was special! More 

Madison, WI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Family dinner with our two young adult sons while on a recent trip to Charlottesville. We were cordially greeted and seated by the Maitre d'. White linen table cloths helped give the restaurant a classy look, although I found the atmosphere rather noisy. The server was initially responsive. We ordered a mix of vegetarian, fish, and meat dishes, along with... More 

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North Garden, Virginia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Without a doubt The Downtown Grille remains Charlottesville's best steakhouse. The Grille is a classic American high-end steakhouse and on par with the finest east coast establishments. They get it right. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent staff and a great atmosphere. This perfection doesn't come cheap but they aren't just charging high prices to create the illusion of greatness, they... More 

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Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review! More 

Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great meal, nice atmosphere and friendly wait staff. Prices a little higher than average. Located in the downtown area with convenient parking - 2 hours free parking after 6pm.

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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: Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?