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Downtown Grille

201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-817-7080
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Ranked #27 of 456 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Arrived early before the crowd and had great, friendly service. Loved the tasty New York strip steak. I will go back to try the ahi tuna.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very nice white tablecloth restaurant.Service friendly and food delivered quickly after completion of appetizer. Low pressure servers and great bread and I loved my steak.

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

GFkelly - thank you so much and we're so glad you enjoyed your meal/experience! More

Arlington, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place, food, cocktails, our first time. I was their with my family. We had great time. Our waiter and bartender were great. This restaurant is expensive but it worthed every dime.

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

Nick - thank you! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Downtown Grille is a classic top-of-the-line chop house. You could easily picture Don Draper eating here. It isn't cheap but you get what you pay for. They serve up classic American dishes with an elegant simplicity; filet Mignon, steak, lobster etc. Sides are served family style. The service is professional and polished. Worth going out of your way for.

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

Thank you so much! Very happy you enjoyed your experience - it means a great deal. More

Grand Forks
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123 reviews 123 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a pretty expensive place, but worth it for a special occasion. I had the filet mignon which was perfectly done. The service is attentive and professional. My wife had fish which she enjoyed.

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

Jaun, thank you! More

Crazzzzs
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

For 2014 graduation weekend, we had reservations for their fixed menu for Friday evening. They were very accommodating in letting us push our reservation back an hour, due to our daughter's friends grad parties. We have been here many times before and it is one of my favorite places for an excellent steak and martini! If you haven't been there... More

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

Thank you for your nice review, and congrats to your daughter!!!! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It is a nice serene set up with mouth watering dishes to choose from. The wait is not too long, but best to see about making a reservation so you don't miss out on a wonderful taste of the town. The pricing is for couples, business meetings, a bit on the high end financially and does not cater to children... More

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

Evelyn - we thank you! More

White Mountains
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had a very elegant dinner at the Downtown Grille. The food and service was excellent. Good wine list.

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

Thank you Steve - very happy you enjoyed everything! More

Charlottesville, VA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Yesterday we shared two excellent appetizers, Crab Cakes and Salmon. Both were excellent we could not decide which we liked best. I highly recommend you ask Paul (bartender) for a "Hurricane", it would shame those served on Bourbon St. Three weeks ago we were there for my son in law's birthday. Prime Rib, Lobster, etc. The house dressings are excellent.... More

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

Thank you - so happy you enjoyed everything!!!! More

Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place was recommended to us by a local so we were looking forward to some great steaks. What a waste of money. For starters, we ordered the french onion soup (so watery not even the plastic-like cheese topping could keep its from spilling all over the plate on the way over) and the iceberg lettuce (which looked like whoever... More

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