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Tastings

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Wine Bar, American
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502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
434-293-3663
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Looks like a wine store that serves food, but it's really a fine wine store that serves gourmet food. Our annual visit here includes multiple wine tastings and a three course meal. Morels in puff pastry to start, bison short ribs, followed by sweets and a "stinky" cheese plate with port. Wonderful.

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Thank Lynn M
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

It seems like whenever we're in Cville we have lunch at Tastings. There are so many great restaurants but we just love Tastings. The food is excellent and so carefully prepared and the wine selection is the best in the area. We enjoy having a flight of wines with our lunch so we can try more than one. Today my... More 

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Thank tabueker
MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It's important to book early if you are looking for a restaurant for Final Exercise weekend for UVA. We had a reservation for 7 and they were able to accommodate our group in the front part of the restaurant They have a set menu for the weekend with a vegetarian option. The food was exceptional and the wait staff was... More 

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

My wife and I were in town for my 40th College Class Reunion (1976) at the University of Virginia. We have eaten here many times before and go back whenever we have a chance. This time we had three friends with us who had not been here before. This was another great experience. Our friends were questioned us at first... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Stopped by Tastings at the end of a great day in Charlottesville. Sat outside and enjoyed a great bottle of S African Pinot. This is one of the only spots we've ever found SA wines in S Virginia. We were not disappointed Cheese plate was very good,but expensive.

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Thank Dave A
Earlysville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Bill, the owner, is a great font of knowledge about wines from around the world. Tell him what you ordered for food, the type of wine you like, and he will pair it with the perfect wine. No prices are mentioned so you might have a surprise when the bill comes. Food is good but not great. Lots of daily... More 

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Thank 64Jag
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Have given up commercial ground meat, but had this lingering memory of the Best Hamburger I've had in Charlottesville: Tastings burger with fresh chives. Went in for one, and Bill said they didn't make them anymore, BUT if I wanted one, they would make it for me. That's the signal sign for a great restaurant. Highly recommended. I love their... More 

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SALISBURY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

In town for Delbert McClinton concert at the Jefferson Theatre, we stopped in at Tastings for a tasty lunch. A very extensive wine selection and knowledgeable staff helped us enjoy a very nice meal. Personal attention made it all the better. A good lunch stop.

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Thank ROBERT B
Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a wonderful wine shop that serves delicious dinner. I do not know if they serve lunch. They always have a great menu and I personally feel is is a very well kept secret. A little pricey, but for the atmosphere and excellent service and quality food it is worth the cost. Might need a reservation. It is right... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

This is basically a wine shop with a small restaurant on the side. So, the wine list is impressive. In addition to what is generally for sale, they maintain an off menu wine list that is as high end as you like. The daily menu features the classic preparations of whatever is fresh. The execution is always spot on. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 434-293-3663
Description
When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.

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