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“Great martinis!”
Review of Bang

Bang
Ranked #112 of 545 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Ruckersville, VA
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great martinis!”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We've eaten here a few times and found the food to be interesting and very good. Most of the time, though, we stop in for after-dinner drinks and dessert. They have a huge martini list which has something for just about every taste. I also LOVE the Chocolate 3-ways. It's chocolate cake, chocolate mousse and chocolate brulee. You get a small serving of each but it's so rich, a little goes a long way!

Visited August 2012
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virginia
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200 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Good vibe for fun or romance or out with friends”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Enjoyed the appetizer sized portions to share with a group. Great variety of vegetarian seafood and beef lamb chicken dishes all prepared quickly. Good presentation fast service and served fresh and hot. Great variety of martinis. Cozy atmosphere conducive to whatever reason you are going out for dinner. Patio/porch dining avaIlable but we had a booth inside. I liked the checklist menu concept that we checked off a variety of dishes and handed it to the waiter. Very attentive server. Will go back!

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Creative”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

I go for the food as they have tapas style offerings with an Eastern flair. Can order as much or little as you want. Always order the seared seseme seared tuna. The younger set comes later for the martini selections.

Visited September 2011
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AndWhere2Next
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76 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Food is great, but the service misses the mark.”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

My guests and I very much enjoyed the food. The drInk menu is fun. The wine selection is a bit lacking. But the exceptionally slow service will be the reason I probably will not return. 20 minutes to get our drinks served when the restaurant was only 25% full is a real problem.

But...lamb raviolis, curry crab cakes, coconut rice, kale and mushroom in puff pastry over wasabi mashed potatoes. Wow, if only the quality of service had been consistent with the quality of food, I would have rated this a "5".

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Kansas City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Delicious bites and nibbles.”
Reviewed July 10, 2012

If you're one of those people who could live off of appetizers, this is the place for you. Bang serves up an imaginative selection of hors d'oeuvres, tapas and Asian goodies for both carnivores and vegetarians, along with a decent wine selection. Little snack-size plates are brought out to savor one at a time -- inviting you to linger in their pleasant dining room or out on the terrace.
It's not an "all you can eat" venue with gigantic American portions. (Thank goodness.) So don't choose Bang if you're really starving because ordering lots of little dishes could get pricey. However, for a light meal in pleasant surroundings it can't be beat.
For an appetizer junkie like me, it was perfect.

Visited July 2012
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