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The Local

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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good dinner in a vibrant location in the downtown area but not in the mall. I had a mushroom ragout which was excellent and loaded with tons of fresh mushrooms. My wife had roasted local squash which had local greens and goat cheese, also very good. The only rub might be that service was a bit slow and appeared... More 

Thank Art K
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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201 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took a shuttle from our hotel and glad we did. This little area of Belmont appears to be trendy with several restaurants nearby and not a lot if parking from what I could see. We had reservations and sat at a table in front of the downstairs window. Service was good with few missteps and several good recommendations. The... More 

Thank Sally L
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the real deal. Outstanding atmosphere. AMAZING food. Excellent service. We had a reservation (a must for the place is small and very popular) and requested to wait extra time to sit at a small table by the window. Very, very romantic and fun. It isn't really "walk-able" so it is frequented by locals and those "in the... More 

Vintondale, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice place for dinner out, we called ahead for reservations at 6 pm and could not get in until 7:30 on a Friday. People who did not call ahead had to wait 30- 45 minutes.

Thank Christopher Z
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To start off the review, there is very limited parking. Prepare for that. We made a reservation on Open Table prior to going. We were sat in the sun room upstairs. It was 95 degrees out that day so that room was less comfortable than we wanted. The server never introduced himself. He was attentive to us. The drink list... More 

Thank JJ M
Omaha, Nebraska
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat outside and we're glad we made a reservation. There were 8 of us in our group. The service was good and the food was tasty. There was a variety of food choices. The outside seating was okay. We were right next to an alley.

Thank JoAnne G
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and vibrant. They offer a good variety of food at reasonable prices. Staff work hard to make sure you feel well looked after.

Thank terryandpam2016
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Never having been before, we agreed when we were asked if we would like to sit downstairs. Well, everyone who came in after us when traipsing upstairs. I finally went to have a look - the part with the big windows it is lovely, whereas downstairs is just "ok". I had the trout, which was tasty, but there was so... More 

Thank Ellen F
Charlottesville, Virginia
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second time visiting and we were going with friends from out of town. First time was fine but this time we were terribly disappointed by the wait time and service. First, we were seated at a table that had 1/2 inch height difference in the leg which caused a big wobble, fine- I stuck an ink pen... More 

Thank pugmug1
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65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on the local from advertisements, reviews and looking at the menu online, what a great choice! We enjoyed the gnocchi and the steak fritters, splitting a beet salad with goat cheese . The local specializes in local fresh ingredients, prepared very well . The steak was cooked properly, the fries were awsome and I am a happy meatatarian. The... More 

Thank Brian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-984-9749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?