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“Great Restaurant”
Review of C & O Restaurant

C & O Restaurant
Ranked #18 of 552 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Washington, DC
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed December 30, 2012

One of my fraternity brothers suggested this restaurant when I was in Charlottesville visiting the girlfriend. I had an old fashioned and the winter duck. It was awesome. I will admit it is a bit on the expensive side for a couple in their mid-20s, but a great night all around.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Drew C
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“An Old Charlottesville Favorite, getting "old"”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

By and large, the C&O remains a decent choice for a dinner out, but it has lost its cache as 'the" best place to dine in C'ville, long ago. The service is attentive, indeed, obsequious. The decor is quaintly unchanged since we arrived here in 1980 -- to say it is worn and dated is a slight understatement. We like tradition, but... the ambiance is not that special. More like comfortable. Oh, and the food. Pricey, with small portions, but expertly made and presented.

In short, for a special night out, there are better choices. Charlottesville's restaurant scene is a world of difference in 2012 than 1980. The C&O? Pretty much the same deal.

  • Visited December 2012
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Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“All the latest reviews were right!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I went to C&O for our anniversary dinner while in Charlottesville based off tripadvisor reviews. Small intimate great service. Great food. We did not know it was a dressy kind of place by the reviews but it is just fyi. We enjoyed it very much. What a great anniversary dinner.

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Thank geronurse
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Gate City, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Cosy and quaint. Good menu with well prepared food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The fettucini with local mushrooms and parmesan cheese was excellent. Glazed chicken well prepared atop delicious bread pudding. Excellent green salad with bleu cheese and glazed nuts and tasty sherry vinaigrette dressing.

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Thank Becky C
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“WOW...need I say more?”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This restaurant is our absolute favorite in Charlottesville. Cool location just at the end of the downtown mall, great little building with the best bar atmosphere downstairs. The last time we went just a few weeks back, we did miss the handwritten menu but the food, wine and dessert were as amazing as ever. I had the sticky toffee cake for the first time and it just blew me away!

Visited November 2012
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Thank Melissa C
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