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201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254 (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Gaithersburg, MD
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved my mojitos Took the staffs recommendation and had a terrific salmon dish. Smaller portions but gourmet food. Bread would've been nice, I had to ask for it

Thank tanddGaithersburg_MD
Nashville, TN
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a dinner with colleagues outside. Three distinct meals which were all very good. Server worked with chef on food allergy which was much appreciated. Food was very good and service was also. Dining is available inside and out. Prices were similar to other restaurants for similar dish.

Thank hrprofessional
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many standard dishes like scallops or chicken, and even vegetarian dishes are splashed with a little Latin spice to make them more interesting and flavorful. Recommended.

Thank BillBraithwaite
Wallingford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent flavor pairings were superb. We had a pork posole special appetizer. Main courses were Duck,Halibut and Black bean and corn relleno. It is unusual to have 3 outstanding entrees. Atmosphere was good.

Thank Jim A
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband took me here for my 30th birthday dinner and I am so glad he did! The salmon entree was fantastic! Everything was cooked very well and tasted delicious. The service was wonderful as well. The restaurant has it own charm. Classy and simple.

Thank ShanaandTyG
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57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited with friends last night. Large, outside seating area and a good-size crowd enjoying the fall-like weather. Food was very good --- I had halibut, and it was excellent. Others had salads with chicken or salmon on top. Good and friendly service. Inside decor different --- indirect red lighting under the bar. Outside atmosphere preferred.

Thank William H
Charlottesville, Virginia
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117 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here last Wednesday for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was terrific. This is one of our absolute favorite places for a fine meal. The food is so flavorful and delicious. The menu has superb options for any taste. Our favorites continue to be the vella jack cheese balls and the chili dusted scallops. Standing ovation to the... More 

Thank Walter O
Charleston, WV
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Three of us enjoyed dinner outside. Duck breast. Key lime free range chicken. Salmon. Beautiful presentation of each delicious dish. Nice selection of wine and beer. A return is in order!

Thank WVfanCharleston_WV
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Very nice atmosphere - outside, under the trees. When we arrived the restaurant was not busy but, as the evening progressed, the service declined dramatically as the servers seemed pulled in too many directions (including manning the phone). Example: we ordered three desserts - two arrived; when we asked about the third it was clear that it had been forgotten... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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69 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

My wife and I made a Sunday evening reservation and arrived on time. We were told the outside tables were filled, which was fine by us as we wanted inside seating. The restaurant was quite busy, as the Paramount Theater next door was hosting a 7:30 show. After sitting for perhaps 5-10 minutes, we were approached by the hostess (we... More 

Thank Jon L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5254
    (2nd Street NE and East Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-977-4944

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