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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

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422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
+1 434-202-7728
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
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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Arlington, Virginia
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117 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Horrifically bad food. Stopped in on Saturday night, 23-Oct., sat at the bar in Commonwealth and they allowed to order from the Skybar menu. Kinda wish they didn't. My friend and I agreed it was one of the most awful meals we have ever eaten, which is a surprise given their high ratings. If I worked in the kitchen, I... More 

Thank PlateMan
Vienna, Virginia
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510 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for brunch with the wifey and loved it! The bacon, potatoes, and omelettes are amazing. They also have great desserts. You can park on the street when it's quiet on the weekend. They also take open table reservations. The outdoor seating was really nice especially on a gorgeous sunny day. Loved the staff as well! My only reason... More 

Thank Kevin P
Richmond, Virginia
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Restaurant: Went here for a bachelorette party dinner. Made a reservation which is a good idea if you have a special event or large party since the dining area is small. I had some of the oysters and calamari, it was average. The service was a little stiff. I mean maybe we aren't the typical clientele but he was very... More 

Thank Emily C
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Went to Skylar. Happy hour was good, bartender awesome, good excellent. Bartender well informed on menu, great recommendations.

Thank ChefZ2
Vienna, Virginia
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185 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Had a great brunch here. Practically everything on the menu is delicious. I had a slight snafu with my waffle. I'm allergic to maple syrup so I asked for only butter on the side. Syrup came with it anyway and spilled on part of the waffle and plate. The second waffle came out in like 2 minutes however it was... More 

Thank grapeeape
Reston, Virginia
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80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Comfortable tables and chairs overlooking the bustling downtown mall. Plenty of beverage choices and a good happy hour.

Thank John B
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Walked in with a party of 7 and they combined some tables and took us right away which was very nice. Food was great! Everyone had a good meal. One of the best Cuban sandwiches every. Server was very attentive and atmosphere was very nice. Prices were reasonable. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Bob J
Charlottesville, Virginia
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153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a lovely place for Sunday Brunch. We chose Chicken and Waffles (thus causing the diet to be suspended for an hour). Their interpretation includes a fluffy, floury waffle covered in sausage gravy, with fried chicken on top and scrambled eggs on top of it all. (You can choose fried eggs if you prefer.) It was generally good. I'd... More 

Thank pageonedaily
Culpeper, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

The foods was delicious. Enjoyed the wine and beer too. We ate appetizers at the bar inside. A very pleasant atmosphere. Bartender was attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back to try more menu items.

Thank Char1129
Gregg E, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting. We know there are a lot of great places in Charlottesville to dine (although we think ours is the best!) so not only do we appreciate you choosing us, but I'm very happy your experience was so good and you decided to share. Look forward to seeing you next time! More 

Hayesville, North Carolina
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

We sat at the bar for dinner only because we didn't have a reservation. The bartender took good care of us and the food did not disappoint. I would recommend sitting downstairs for a meal and if your interested in drinks and lighter fare they offer and upstairs outside bar area which provides a overlook into the downtown area. Upstairs... More 

Thank Berry112008

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, South American
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
  • 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?