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“Great people and food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Escafe' Restaurant

Escafe' Restaurant
102 Old Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-8668
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Ranked #246 of 465 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
North Carolina
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great people and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

Loved the feel of the place. Good food and great people.

Visited June 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Louisa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening and a great meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Three of us quite enjoyed our visit to Escafe'. The service was friendly and attentive and the meals were prepared to perfection. Two of us started with Martinis and and all of us enjoyed the calamari. Two of us had the filet and one had the seared scallops. Both steaks were tender, juicy and cooked to perfection as were the scallops. The waiter was very friendly and even laughed at my stupid jokes. The only issue I had with the place is that the manager or owner was a little cruisy with the 20 year old we had with us He was staring big time) and was quite obvious about it. Other than that, a very enjoyable time and I will go back, without the 20 year old of course, and probably stay to see what the evening crowd brings!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Last week we enjoyed a delicious meal with friends at Escafe. I was a beautiful evening and we ate on the patio. Everyone at our table had something different: vegetable lasagna, fried chicken, meatloaf and crab cakes and we all agreed that we would be returning again in the near future. Escafe has recently moved from the downtown mall to Water Street (just behind the ice park). For a nice relaxing evening with friends, try Escafe.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mesa, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Great Food, limited menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

I think they are on to something here, but I think they could expand the menu just a bit to make it more well rounded. Great atmosphere and very attentive staff. The calamari was perfect and the sauce is fantastic. Crab cakes could be seared just a bit more, but the lumps of crab are obvious and it's bursting with flavor. Salads are also very fresh and tasty.

Visited March 2012
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Charlottesville,Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING NEW HOME”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Went to Escafe to try its food and see it's new home. It is great-awesome design, great food, great service-all around one of the happier more festive places to go in Charlottesville

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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