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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 - 9:00 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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  • 82
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  • 43
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 4
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  • 5
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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
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:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
New York, United States
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Being a jaded New Yorker, it's hard to impress me with a steak restaurant. Downtown Grille did just that. The wait staff were incredible, knowledgable & amiable and the steak was perfection. We sat out on the patio, enjoyed the local sites and had a wonderful meal.

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

Robert, we thank you! Very happy you enjoyed your evening! More 

Bethesda, MD
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great all around. Probably a bit on the expensive side, but we're from the DC area so it wasn't beyond our usual expectations, price-wise. The service was great, our waiter really did a fine job. Even going so far as to swap out our a la carte order of asparagus when my entree came and already had that on it.... More 

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Thank you and we're very happy your enjoyed your experience! More 

Springfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A long time friend suggested meeting at this restaurant. The food was excellent and the servers were quite professional. This is not an inexpensive restaurant but the quality of the food was well worth the cost.The location at one end of the downtown mall is very convenient.

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Thank you very much! More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Definitely recommend, great menu, shrimp cocktail for appetizer, glass of very good white wine by the glass, had barramundi with coconut rice for main course. Service and atmosphere was great,

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Thank you Anne! More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Downtown Grill is up there with many great steak houses I've been to around the country. The bar is well stocked, has an extensive wine list and the bartender is a professional. We had reservations but since we ate early (6pm), we probably did not need them. We decided to get a pre-dinner drink at the bar before heading... More 

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Thank you John, we sincerely appreciate your nice review! More 

Cricklade, England
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202 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Though the food and service were all fine in this establishment it felt a little cold and reserved - not very welcoming - perhaps a place for a business lunch rather than a dinner out with friends

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have eaten here each time we are moving children in/out of UVA or visiting. Food is always great. A bit pricey for the average college student, but a great place for mom and dad to treat!

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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 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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Thank you, very happy you enjoyed your experience! More 

Milford, DE
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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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, Entertaining clients, 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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