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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
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool setting and interesting menu

Plan to spend some time enjoying the ambience and your meal. The service is attentive but not rushed. The meal is good but pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan M
Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan to spend some time enjoying the ambience and your meal. The service is attentive but not rushed. The meal is good but pricey.

Thank Susan M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We made reservations via email, in town for first night festivities. Somehow 3 got added into our party but the adjustment was made when we arrived. I had no idea they had a set menu on New Year's Eve. We had a 6 pm reservation and the whole time we were there we saw no kids except ours. They opened... More 

Thank Carrie G
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135 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Went with a group early in the week before a show. Ordered from the small plates, bar, and dinner menus. I was surprised it was a little more difficult to find something that really grabbed my interest. The scallops were rubbery. Pork belly was divine according to friends - but then, when is it not :). My dish was okay... More 

Thank S_travels4fun
Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Recently visited the Commonwealth and was impressed again. Came with friends on a early Saturday evening. Even without reservations, we were able to get a table quickly. The food/wine was excellent. I had the Commonwealth salad and for entrée the salmon. It was excellently prepared - and paired nicely with fingerling potatoes and prosciutto/greens toped with a great sauce. Friends... More 

Thank VisitingProfessor_29
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Service was adequate but not very personal or even mildly interested. Salmon was very nice. Odd pairings with sides that were off the beaten path....literally I think they were harvested off an unbeaten pathway. Appetizers were not terribly interesting or inviting. My Prime Rib was a thin cut and a little grainy without a lot of flavor. We basically ate... More 

Thank Laurie H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, especially for bar scene. Staff was attentive and friendly. Drinks were creative and wine was excellent. Unfortunately, the food was just forgettable. We will go again but only for drinks.

Thank shanshan228
Charlottesville, Virginia
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301 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Good selection of meals, but this is a bar scene also. Service was good. I found it overall a bit on the noisy side for talking, but it is first a bar!

Thank samtrip12345
Columbus, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I came in here on a recommendation and my friend and I are so glad we did--in fact we might come back tomorrow night! I had the Commonwealth salad for a starter which was fantastic and love the dried apples on top. My friend had the kale and brussell sprout salad and the organic chicken for an entree. The only... More 

1 Thank kaci B
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We had reservations in the restaurant for the pre-wedding "boys night out" on a Thursday evening last week. The dinner, as well as the service of Molly, was INCREDIBLE!! We tried several appetizers (meat/cheese samplers and seared ahi tuna) had ordered a variety of main dishes (pork chop, scallops, ribeye, filet, salmon and duck) and every dish was delicious and... More 

1 Thank GlobalExec
Danville, Virginia
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Returning yet again to Charlottesville for our annual fraternity reunion, my girlfriend and I opted for an " other than the Corner" getaway brunch. This was our second visit to Commonwealth. We both had eggs Benedict with pork belly and roasted fingerling potatoes. The offering was well prepared, served quickly and courteously. The only downside to the experience was the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 422 E. Main Street, Charlottesville, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?