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“Interesting place”
Review of Downtown Grille

Downtown Grille
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Ranked #21 of 584 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $50
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
Description: The Downtown Grille, located on Charlottesville's historic downtown mall, serves only the finest in Midwestern corn-fed beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant has an extensive wine list which has been honored by The Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence every year since opening in 1999. The Downtown Grille's lovely architecture and warm professional staff lend a superb ambiance to an already exquisite dining experience.
Reviewed August 25, 2011

Great location on the Mall. We sat outside and the service was great. We ordered a muscle appetizer in a very flavorful broth that was the most amazing dish. But the short ribs that we were anticipating was very fatty and the flavor was just ok. I wasn't expecting the prices to be similar to NYC. I would go back there again but I would be more careful with what I order.

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Thank LanW
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Reviewed August 9, 2011

Had the crabcakes and creamed spinach, both were yummy! We had a party of 6 and everyone seemed to love their food. Wait staff was friendly and accomodating. A little bit pricer than what I normally spend, but it was a special occasion. Would definitely eat there again!

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Thank JHeath11
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Reviewed April 24, 2011

We walked over to the pedestrian mall looking for a good seafood meal and passed on the Blue Light (younger clientele) to hit the Downtown Grille and have no complaints. We saw the menu posted outside listing halibut but once seated found that menu was out of date. I chose the seared sesame tuna, my wife the salmon and both of us were very pleased. We experienced attentive service, a generous salad included in the price of dinner and the food properly prepared and tasty - overall a totally acceptable outing. By the time we left the restaurant was filled - many locals and families so it's clearly popular.

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Reviewed March 24, 2011

meat was a huge disapointment for a grill joint. ribeye was chewy and had ways too much of fat.

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Thank coppet1
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

Dinner at this restaurant on February 19th, 2011. Host acted as if they were doing us a favor to seat us. Chose to sit at the bar. Food was very good, but bartender never checked on our order and did not refill water or take orders for additional drinks. Gave him a chance to correct it, he did not.

How do your offer this kind of service in this economy.

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Thank timtech2
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