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L'etoile - CLOSED

817 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-979-7957
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Sep 9, 2015
“Out of buisness”
Sep 29, 2014
“They have closed to public and only do buy outs now, but worth it.”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
817 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
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31 - 40 of 61 reviews

Reviewed June 18, 2012

I had heard wonderful things and was not disappointed with L'etoille. But it is not for the food unadventurous. A friend from out of town with simple tastes was visiting but she was a bit perplexed by the menu (i.e. didn't know what things were...More

Thank sd_in_switzerland
Reviewed April 30, 2012

The restaurant is deceptive from from the street. Much larger upstairs. Very good food. I save this for a special meal.

Thank Lenore S
Reviewed March 14, 2012

The chef in this restaurant picks personally ingredients that are seasonal and local, so you can bet your meal is going to taste delicious. French influenced and delicious. Not cheap, but if you want fancy this is your place.

1  Thank marga_toddle-do
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Overall, I think that L'etoile has the best food in Charlottesville. Every meal we have had here has been a special expierience. The atmosphere is comfortable and the service is great. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Chris L
Reviewed January 8, 2012

L'Etoile never disappoints. Innovative use of delicious, fresh local ingredients. Worth every penny. Lunch is exceptionally good value if you are able to go at that hour. Staff is terrific - attentive without being smothering. Charming atmosphere. Enjoy!

1  Thank Sweetmom5
Reviewed January 5, 2012

Great food - source locally. Located in a two story historic house near UVA. Great fine dining for the money!

Thank egoodell
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Something's going on behind the scenes at L'Etoile that's creating a very negative experience for the diner. Today my wife and I had brunch with friends. Both the hostess and the waiter seemed rushed and curt. Our side dishes arrived 20 minutes before the main...More

Thank PoppaDon77
Reviewed December 18, 2011

Is L'etoile under new management? Twice in a row I've gone and the service was beyond terribly. It was actually worrisome. The first time, our waitress stormed out of the restaurant in tears and the second time, our waiter were short tempered and forgot almost...More

Reviewed November 28, 2011

From the beautiful, historic building to the delicious food from the kitchen, L'etoile is an excellent dining choice for lunch in Charlottesville.

Thank Redmeg93
Reviewed November 4, 2011

We spent two nights in Charlottesville, VA last month. I only regret that we didn't try this restaurant on our first night as we definitely would have returned. We had a three-course dinner which was wonderful! Our trip consisted of nine days to DC and...More

Thank JaneRichard
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$20 - $32
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 W Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-979-7957
  • E-mail
Owned and operated by Mark and Vickie Gresge since its inception as the "Tea Room Cafe" in August of 1993. Currently we are only a full service catering and special in house events company. We purchase the freshest ingredients from local farmers and infuse them into dishes from the mind of Chef Mark Gresge using French culinary techniques. We also have have spaces for business, bridal, rehearsal and private lunch and dinners. Weather permitting, enjoy our outdoor covered patio.
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