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“Stellar service, food, and ambiance”

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
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Ranked #75 of 563 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Modern Virginian Cuisine. Our emphasis is on providing the best local products with gracious service in a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere in our dining room while our rooftop bar allows for a more casual visits. Both Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar serve the full menu until closing. Skybar has a late night menu available Friday and Saturday.
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Lovey location on the mall. Took my wife out for a romantic dinner. We started off with a cheese plate. It was phenomenal. Sophia was our server and she was great as I took an incredibly long amount of time to decide on a bottle of wine for our table. I had the filet mignon special and it was so superb that I wanted to return to the Commonwealth the very next day. My wife had the flank steak and she was still talking about it two days later. This place is already on our list for the next trip to Charlottesville.

Thank Chris M
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Justin B, General Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Thank you for selecting us for your romantic dinner, we welcome you back at anytime. Both our dinner menu and wine menu change seasonally and our sommelier would be delighted to assist you in selecting your next bottle! Spring is a beautiful time to visit the downtown mall, we hope to see you back soon.

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Reviewed December 9, 2013

we had dinner on a rainy Saturday evening at this restaurant.
The experience started at the door where a gracious hostess greeted us.
The server was very well informed about the menu and guided us through it efficiently.
The food was superb.
This is one of the best price to quality ratio restaurant.

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Thank DIRAN B
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

We arrived in Charlottesville the Wednesday before Thanksgiving with no specific plans for dinner. As we walked down through the pedestrian mall we came upon Commonwealth. What a find! The food was fantastic and service was just the best. Our server, Adrian was not only attentive, she made the experience fun. A terrific first night in the beautiful city of Charlottesville.

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Thank Linda S
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Three of us went on a Tuesday night. It was very busy in a good way, perhaps because on Monday and Tuesday there are $15 specials. We ordered off the regular menu and all our food was good. The service was flawless. I look forward to going back.

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Thank Barbara545
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

We waited for our table at the bar and had nice empanadas as apps, and pleasant conversation with the barkeep. The place is deep and two storeys; it looks like an old storefront, nicely decorated.

Two of us had good salad Nicoise with grilled ahi tuna, sides of grilled broccoli or spinach and onions. One of us had a sirloin steak with green beans, but both were too cold. His side of potatoes was first-rate.

This is a popular spot with locals. They have low-price specials on a couple of items on Mondays and Tuesdays.

They messed up our split bill, but not to worry.

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Thank rondi3
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