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Downtown Grille

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201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033 (2nd)
+1 434-817-7080
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bethesda, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Europeans eat outside whenever possible--at tables crammed into alleys and sidewalks if necessary.The Downtown Grille is located on a pedestrian mall so the tables are comfortable and the people-watching compelling. We each had two appetizers--the mussels were plentiful and full of garlic; the crab cakes light and flavorful. And the service from Colleen was superb. Great night!

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Thank Steve R
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited DG while on short stay in Charlottesville during recent holiday roadtrip. Wanted a good dining experience so decided to treat ourselves to a meal here even though the prices were higher than we would have expected. Waiter was very attentive and husband had swordfish which he said was cooked perfectly. I ordered a chicken dish which seemed really nice... More 

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Thank mcl181
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We are so sorry to hear that the experience was less than satisfactory, especially considering that the chicken served was under-cooked. You are correct in that it is unacceptable, and we sincerely apologize. The Chef and entire kitchen has been notified and it is not something that will be repeated. In regards to our side... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went on a Tuesday night around 8pm. We were seated outside right away. The waiter started out very attentive. Took our order for a bottle of wine and our dinner order. Wine and salad were brought right out along with fresh warm rolls and butter to follow all of which were very good. Our entrees took... More 

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Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our restaurant after your recent dining experience with us. I remember you sitting outside and I believe you enjoyed a bottle of The Arsonist. Throughout your meal I remember checking in with you, as did your server and other servers working that evening. We do have a Chipotle Aioli that is quite delicious with... More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Tito! You are the best! And thanks to the chef for cooking my filet a little past Medium but not well done. Little bit of pink was awesome for me! Our crabcakes were divine and the mac cheese exceptional. We had pb&j's everyday on vacation so we could save up for this special night out. Thanks to everyone who... More 

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Thank Sandy165111
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Sandy for your review! The Crab Cakes and Macaroni & Cheese are my absolute favorite, and they are hard to not eat all the time! We are also so happy Tito made the night memorable for you. We thank you and hope to see you again soon! More 

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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice restaurant with good service. our waitress very nice and gave us some suggestion, the steak and seafood both good, love their asparagus side dish.

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Thank catlady-usa
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of of our restaurant! We are so happy that you had a lovely meal and your waitress helped with suggestions on the menu. We look forward to seeing you in for dinner again! Courtney More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Split a Ribeye with my grand daughter "unheard of in better restuarnts" portions were large an service was excellant!

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Thank Cher S
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you Cher for your review! We were happy to split the Prime Ribeye for you and your granddaughter, and happy to do it again on your next visit with us! More 

Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meals were excellent and the service was excellent. Tito was very attentive without being overbearing. We were seated outside (late June) and the atmosphere was very nice.

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Thank Jamus55
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! And mentioned Tito, he has been with for almost 10 years and is the true definition of a professional! We hope to see you again soon!! More 

Erie, PA
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed a great filet, and that was precede by an intriguing appetizer- smoked bacon with fig-Vidalia onion jam. Delicious. Good wine list. Attentive service. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Nicholas R
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our restaurant Nicholas! We're so happy you enjoyed the Applewood Smoked Bacon with Fig Vidalia Jam! Come back to see us again soon! More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the shrimp risotto, hubby had seafood platter and son had french cut chicken. ...no room for dessert!

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Thank swisherdw
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Swisherdw - we're so happy you and your family enjoyed your dinner with us! Next time come in just for dessert. I recommend the Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte!! More 

Nicosia, Cyprus
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50 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner with the family and 2 friends. the waiter was extremely knowledgeable of the menu, the meat cuts and wines

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Thank Kidsroundtheglobe
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your recent dining experience with us! We look forward to having you back for dinner again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
    (2nd)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?