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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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food and atmosphere was good. The service was the best. We were out for a birthday celebration and some of us had too much wine. It did not phase him in the least, and he even checked to make sure we were not driving! Had my heart set on the Lobster Bisque but the rue had wheat in it.... More 

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Hayesville, North Carolina
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we visited there was a "best of" restaurants going on where you could get a pre fix dinner for two for a great price, three course dinners. Service was extremely attentive. Visit this restaurant of you're in the area.

Thank Berry112008
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I came in with a group for Restaurant Week and everything was so good. I am still thinking about that filet. Our server Tito, was obviously a professional and provided us with excellent service. Thanks!

Thank DT_Girl_13
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My teenager thinks the Downtown Grille asiago chicken and potatoes au gratin make the best meal in C'ville. I'm not willing to go quite that far, but this restaurant does what it does exceedingly well. Good steaks and seafood, excellent (large) cocktails, and the potatoes au gratin are great. If the restaurant is full -- which it often is on... More 

Thank hikingadventure
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Downtown Grille is a great place for that special outing. The service is attentive. The atmosphere is upscale. The steak is perfection. If you want a largely steak menu done well in a proper atmosphere, this is decidedly your place. They do not attempt to be what they are not. there was a sister restaurant in Alexandria when I... More 

Thank anglophiletravler
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a special location- for a group, family, as a romantic dinner, or just a drink after work, you cannot be disappointed by the Downtown Grill. Its so good local notables choose it when in town to dine- so you never know who you may see. I recommend the Ribeye, but then again I recommend everything.

Thank seanmhorn
Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here for restaurant week and my mother's 72nd bday. Staff was very attentive, manager checked on us twice, and waiter was great. Extensive wine list. I did not really care for the food, however. I found it to be overly seasoned. I had the seared tuna and it was very salty. The seasoning on my mother's tenderloin was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our restaurant. I am so happy to hear that we failed to acknowledge your Mother's 72nd birthday, the whole reason you were visiting us in the first place. We always try to make birthdays, anniversaries, any celebration of any kind memorable and acknowledged. I would love for us to... More 

Palmyra, Virginia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten there many times and each time the food and service was excellent. The staff is always friendly and our waiter, Danny, took good care of us. The food is always fresh and delicious. I had the tuna, which was cooked just right and my husband always orders the steaks because they're amazing. They also have an impressive... More 

Thank magoo89us
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed all the staff, and especially Danny. We look forward to your next dinner with us! Best, Courtney More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've had dinner at The Downtown Grille many times and our meals are always delicious. Our visit in July was no different. We each had an iceberg salad - crispy and cold. My husband's medium-rare New York Strip Steak was tender, juicy, and tasty and my medium-well Grilled Sliced Flat Iron Steak was grilled to perfection. My steak came with... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent dining experience with us! We appreciate all your descriptions of every menu item, and are so happy you enjoyed them as much as we do! Our Chef's have worked very hard to create items that have those inventive flavors you speak of, but also want to offer some... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner! I love the atmosphere. The steaks are fabulous and the pork tenderloin was amazing as well. Tito gave us fantastic service and was very knowledgable of the menu and wine list.

Thank blueskies929
Courtney J, General Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review! We are so happy that you enjoyed Tito! And the Ginger Snap Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Blueberry Jus is my favorite! Courtney More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free
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
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
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?