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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

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422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
+1 434-202-7728
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3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Palmyra, Virginia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to the Skybar a number of times, but had not dined in the Commonwealth until last night. For some reason I always thought that the restaurant was more suited for special occassions. I took advantage of restaurant week to finally try the Commonwealth. The normal menu was available, but we decided to stick with the 3 course... More 

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Thank Bob S
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Bob, thank you for the kind words. I will certainly share your thoughts with the servers and the kitchen crew. And I'm glad to see you found the atmosphere more accessible than you perceived. I hope we can serve you often in coming months! More 

Coral Gables, Florida
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105 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a varied, and delicious menu. Great location on a pedestrian mall. Rooftop bar is popular. But, there is not much of a Vista from it.

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Thank dldmia
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting! We're glad you enjoyed it. Come on back, we have just renovated the entire Skybar! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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344 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i did like the vibe of this place , plenty of room in the sky bar area. downside is the limited eating but we stood at the bar . Drinks were reasonably priced and my wife said her cosmo was well balanced. i did like it was a full bar and not limited to just beer and wine. there is... More 

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Thank bvlynch
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your time at Skybar! In an effort to address the seating and eating notes, we have just completed a complete renovation of Skybar, adding 1/3 more seating capacity and amped up the food service upstairs. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I took my mom here for dinner before a concert. I've had drinks at the Sky Bar before, but never dinner in the dining room. We had a reservation and we arrived about ten minutes early and were seated right away. We each got a glass of wine to start. Neither of us were starving, so I had the crab... More 

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Thank Amanda B
Gregg E, Public Relations Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for your input, and I'm glad you enjoyed it! More 

VA
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We were a group of 8, 2 couples and 4 college age sons. My sister-in-law and I had the salad with shrimp. The shrimp add on for the salad was 9$, and there were 3 shrimp (3$/ shrimp is exorbitant). The shrimp were not fresh-fishy tasting and rubbery, and one still had shell on it. The salad itself was good.... More 

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Thank redmelody177
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

I'm sorry your experience was less than you had hoped. We always strive to keep our ingredients fresh, our service top-notch and our preparations to order, so I wanted to know that we heard you and I would like to address some of your concerns. As for the filets, they are from a local farm that is well regarded in... More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I came to Commonwealth with a bachelorette party on a Saturday night (had reservations) for dinner around 8. Our table wasn't quite ready but we didn't have to wait too long. Our waitress was really nice and handled our big group really well. There were just a few things that kind of left a bad taste in my mouth. First,... More 

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Thank Embee1991
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

I'm sorry you didn't have a great time at the Skybar. And we have taken your dining room comments to heart. Regarding Skybar, we have significant plans underway to make it a much better experience on all levels. We are putting a new roof over the entire Skybar so that it can be a real 4-season experience on the roof.... More 

Ketchum, Idaho
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

We Enjoyed a wonderful meal here, service and food are very. good. After dinner drinks on the the Skybar, it was a fun , hip and busy place!

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1 Thank sunvalleygal
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! More 

Evergreen, Colorado
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185 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

So we didn't eat dinner here, just had a couple drinks and chips & salsa. One of the few rooftops in the historic downtown mall. Fun, hip, and great place for a drink

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1 Thank gecco2003
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Your kind words are much appreciated. And as an FYI, we're making some major upgrades to Skybar in coming weeks that will make it even nicer for a cocktail...or dinner. More 

Connecticut
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347 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Slick place, upscale menu, and an rooftop outdoor terrace on the second floor to hang out...or eat dinner as I did looking at the people below. A nice side salad and a po-boy sandwich was a lovely meal. There's plenty of good-sounding bigger entrees that approach -- and even go past -- $30, but I went light. Was good. Good... More 

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1 Thank nagled
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you! Remember, our menu changes frequently so we hope you come in to find something else to enjoy! More 

Portsmouth, Ohio, United States
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134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I debated over whether to rate this establishment as a restaurant or a bar; since our objective was dinner, that's the direction we went. Is it a restaurant with a bar, or a bar that serves food? It's the latter, even though they apparently change their menu every three months. First off, we sat upstairs (skybar); the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
Cuisine
American, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728

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