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Downtown Grille

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201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (2nd)
+1 434-817-7080
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great, attentive staff. Very fast service. Kitchen may have had an off night. The medium filet looked like tartare. The sides were lackluster at best. Expected A LOT more.

Thank Viva_la_Vida2014
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Second visit for me, and the food is consistanatly good. Don't go if you are in a hurry, as the service is attentive but also consistently slow. Do make a reservation. I rate them a 4 only because at their prices I expect a perfect all round experience.

Thank Robbin W
Crozet, Virginia
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment we entered the door, the service and experience was top notch. The manager, Daniel, helped my husband find parking (even giving up his own spot!), while the host and hostess entertained my questions about specialties at the restaurant (crab cake with no filler, filet mignon, and the pork tenderloin). Once we were seated, we were greeted by... More 

Thank LHig2014
Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very nice place to eat! Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent atmosphere! What more can I say. The only reason I did not rate it a 5 was because of the price. As good as it was, it was way overpriced. I understand that it caters to a higher clientele, that I'm not quite part of yet.... More 

Thank D R
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose the Downtown Grille for our Valentine's meal and it was the right choice. Warm friendly service, quick arrival of food, and everything was cooked perfectly and super delicious. I highly recommend the crabcakes! Also, thanks to the manager Danny for putting it over the top with his wine selection.

Thank DT_Girl_13
Burlington, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped in Charlottesville on our drive to FL.. The front desk person at our hotel recommended the Downtown Grille for dinner. We are glad that we listened to him as the meal and service were superb! As an added bonus, the night we visited there was the last night of Charlottesville's Restaurant Week. For $39 per... More 

Thank Steve A
Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a couples weekend to tour VA wineries. We all enjoyed our food. Nice wine list, if a bit pricey. Excellent service. Because I'm in the business, it was a little unprofessional to see a server leaning on the plates while he was liking time. Also, cook with beard didn't have a beard bet on. Not... More 

Thank NancyLeeR
Fairfax, VA
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value and wonderful food...the steaks were perfectly done ...service was top notch. You do need reservations as it is a very popular eatery

Thank TheOldGuyFairfax_VA
Earlysville, Virginia
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218 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Table for eight neighbors on a busy Thursday night. Restaurant week menu gave plenty of choices at a good price. Greeted warmly and shown to our round table. The shape of the table encouraged conversation in our large group. Service was excellent. All of the different foods we had were done exactly as ordered and we devoured them. Steaks perfectly... More 

Thank 64Jag
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Downtown Grill doesn't dissapoint in any way from steaks to chops to fish. Waiters are fully professional!

Thank Arthur P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080

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