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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 Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 99
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 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
Great scallops and steak!

Not an enormous menu choice but our party had very good steaks and scallops. The side dishes were very good but the portions were enormous. As recommended by the waitress one side serves two people amply. Smaller portions would have been appreciated and then there would have been room for dessert... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
eastwoodmargaret
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Not an enormous menu choice but our party had very good steaks and scallops. The side dishes were very good but the portions were enormous. As recommended by the waitress one side serves two people amply. Smaller portions would have been appreciated and then there would have been room for dessert. Good choice of wine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had family relatives in town and decided to treat them to something special. We had wonderful service from JJ! Highly recommend this location for great food, drink and service!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We had a marvelous dinner at the Downtown Grille last weekend. We dined there w/ another couple who ordered steaks which they declared were perfect. My husband & I enjoyed immensely the scallops that were tender & flavorful in a beurre blanc sauce, surrounding a little mound of pappadrelle pasta. These are some of the best scallops we've had in... More 

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Falls Chuch, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is our go to place in C'ville for consistent, well prepared, great food! Service is always good, food always wonderful...friendly staff, great ambiance. We have been to the DG approximately 10 times over the past 5 years, never had a bad experience...highly recommend.

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Thank you - come back to see us soon! More 

Mooresville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We had reservations for 5 at 8pm. We arrived and were immediately seated. The hostess was friendly. Pamela from WI was our server. She was knowledgable, overtly friendly and engaging. As a group we ordered surf and turf, crab cakes, chicken, hanger steak. All were prepared exquisite and excellent in taste. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank you and we appreciate you spending your birthday with us! More 

Harrisonburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed an evening out to the Downtown Grille for my birthday and it was amazing! Excellent service, food and ambiance. Highly recommend this restaurant. 2 steaks, 1side to share, appetizer, dessert and tip came to $160, but well worth it for the quality

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Michael - we thank you! More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

In a really neat area of town where you can enjoy a nice after dinner walk. Food was fabulous. Service was great!

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Thank you, we're happy you enjoyed your dinner! More 

Woodbridge, Virginia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were in the area after visiting Monticello and stopped at the mall in Charlottesville for dinner. We viewed several menus in various places and decided on The Downtown Grille. We were seated promptly and our waiter was pleasant. We were seated in a booth that did not have table cloths as the other tables in the center had nor... More 

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Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Visiting Charlottesville we had a wonderful dinner at the Downtown Grille. The food was delicious and beautifully presented It was Restaurant Week, and the place was full. But our server, Noah, as polite, attentive, and friendly. And the owner graciously visited the tables, and even recommended a red wine to me. Great service and great food.

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

Thank you visiting us and writing this nice review - come to see us again! More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Passing through Charlottesville to Northern VA and had dinner at Downtown Grille. Great steak and great service. So good, on the return, we stopped off for a night just so we could have another dinner there before heading home. Excellent steak and lobster both nights. Pam was our server the first night and Jayang the second. Both were excellent! Great... More 

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Dana - thank you and come back to see us! More 

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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?