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“Great atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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Ranked #34 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Friendly staff and bar goers. Great location in an understated environment

Visited June 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Food was good but double charged the Wine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Be careful when you go to the Skybar 1st , pay the bill upstairs and bring the wine downstairs to the restaurant
when your table is ready.

We brought ours down, they dumped the wine into new glasses... along came the waiter and charged us for a round of wine. With 4 people, we got smacked for an extra $50.

Food was good. Entrees were well prepared and presentation was excellent.
Wasn't worth $250 for four though.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Solid American Fare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

Food was good and setting on Charlottesvilles pedestrian mall was lovely. Well worth a visit for dinner if in town.

Visited May 2012
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Charlottesville, VA
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“NYC right here in Charlottesville!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012 via mobile

If you are searching for a big city dining experience in a small town this is the place. The food in the dining area is good and the upstairs open air bar is a blast.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Atmosphere: High energy yet not too loud. Comfortable. Great interior and exterior people watching!
Food: The menu offered some unusual choices (e.g. wild boar) that turned out to be quite good. The meal was solid. The "lobster and cod" cakes were tasty, but if there was lobster in the cakes it was detectable only through DNA analysis.
Drinks: As a scotch drinker, the waiter reported that they were out of Dewars and Johnny Walker Red? On a Friday night. Pretty lame.

Fine restaurant but nothing extraordinary for the price.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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