Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots
Charlottesville’s growing reputation for world-class chefs and a flourishing wine industry gives our small city an excellent array of dining choices, from casual gourmet bites to seven-course meals at fine-dining establishments and historic inns. In the late summer and early fall, dining al fresco is a delightful way to soak up the ambiance of our Historic Downtown Mall and enjoy street performances and people-watching. The Downtown district alone has more than 50 locally owned restaurants, often made from locally grown food. Be sure to visit the following dining hot spots on your next trip to Charlottesville.
Serving the finest Roast Prime Rib, Certified Angus Steaks cooked over a live charcoal hearth and a wide array of seafood in an intimate candlelit atmosphere since 1965. Enjoy cocktails, fine wine and piano music in the Sportsmen's Lounge. The Aberdeen Barn also features two well-appointed banquet rooms for special events. Serving daily from 5pm.
Beer Run, close to downtown, is both a gourmet restaurant serving local, all-natural, organic food and coffee, and a specialty craft beer and wine store featuring one of the most amazing beer selections on the East Coast. Open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and our sensational Sunday brunch. We feature 17 rotating drafts, one cask-conditioned ale and stock a fantastic wine selection with many local, organic and biodynamic offerings. Beer Run has been featured in
Travel + Leisure online, the Washington Post and was voted by Imbibe Magazine as one of America's Top 100 places to have a beer.
Bold Rock Hard Cider
Bold Rock Hard Cider is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, utilizing locally harvested apples to craft their award winning hard cider. Their Cidery is open daily at 11 AM and offers an introduction to their delicious beverages with a complimentary tour or tasting. Grab a pint or flight afterwards and head out to their expansive back patio overlooking the Rockfish River. Bold Rock also features a menu full of great lunch fare and don’t forget a 6-pack or T-shirt on your way out. Their friendly staff will even carry a case back to your car!
No matter where you are in Charlottesvle neighborhood, you'll find fantastic food at your neighborhood Domino's. Pick up the phone, go online, or stop by today! Charlottesville locations: 1157 Millmont Street; 341 Towncenter Lane; 508 Stewart Street; 1147 5th Street; 325 Four Leaf Lane; and 41 Ford Avenue in Stanardsville and 66 Joshua Lane in Palmyra.
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. An elegant, private dining room is also available with seating capacity of fifty, and standing for cocktails and appetizers of eighty-five. Whether the event is a special celebration or a business function, we offer only the highest quality in food and service.
Our mission is to offer Feast! customers the best in service and quality, to be a vital and responsible business - independently owned and operated - that is a viable alternative to huge, corporate groceries and that develops the unique character and economic advantages that independently owned businesses offer to the community. We carry an amazing array of delicious foods, many locally grown, for eating in our cafe or to take home to your own kitchen.
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurants
Open since 1988 we have served Charlottesville with our family recipes of great tasting Mexican cuisine. We have four great locations in the Charlottesville City area for your convenience. Our four locations are located on East Market Street; Greenbriar Dr., & Rt. 29; Fontaine Avenue next to UVA; and Pantops. We would love to have you visit all of them at your convenience. Visit the website and find photos of our delicious Mexican cuisine including a full detailed menu with pricing, specials, contact info, and special events that may be coming up at any one of our locations.
The best confections you will ever enjoy! Offering hand-crafted chocolates, made-in-store fudge, the perfect caramel apple, corns and brittles, and Original Recipe ice cream. Since 1947 Kilwins has been a celebrated part of Americana having earned a reputation for providing high quality products and excellent service. We offer the finest quality, traditional down-home confections and ice cream that are kitchen made fresh from premium ingredients and original recipes.
Mezza is a casual meeting place where C'villians can enjoy great healthy bites with a good glass of local wine or beer. A wide variety of refreshing and unusual cocktails are also offered. Mezza will serve you the best quality of products, and is welcoming your needs of being in a special diet. Visit the website or call to make reservation.
Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
Nestled inside the Main Street Market at 416 West Main Street in Charlottesville, Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar offers a menu and wine list that fuses the culinary and viticultural traditions of Italy, Greece, Spain and the South of France. Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar celebrates the exciting synergy of food and wine and the sparkling flavors of the Mediterranean. Our menu is complemented by an extensive wine list that covers the breadth of the Mediterranean, featuring an outstanding selection of wines by the glass as well as rare wines at exceptional values from our Wine Shop.
We take pride in serving our guests the most authentic Mexican food along with a wonderful dining experience! The Chef has mastered the preparation of Mexican seasonings for our classic Enchiladas, Burritos, Quesadillas, Nachos and our signature platter “Sizzling Fajitas”. We hope you'll agree that it's the best place for food, fun, margaritas and appetizers like our Fresh tableside Guacamole! Whatever the occasion, Plaza Azteca is always ready to spice up your dining experience. Additional location in Waynesboro, at 20 Windigrove Drive.
Public West Pub and Oyster Bar
Located in Crozet, Public West Pub and Oyster Bar was established in 2015 as the sister restaurant to Charlottesville’s Public Fish and Oyster. The pub specializes in serving fresh seafood-centric unpretentious fare, craft cocktails and a comprehensive wine list in an environment exuding comfort and friendly service. From a raw bar offering a selection of oysters and Virginia Middleneck clams to entrées with shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and more, you won’t be disappointed. Open Tuesdays through Sundays.
Rhett's River Grill and Raw Bar
Rhett's River Grill and Raw Bar features the freshest seafood, certified Angus steaks, pastas, chicken, duck, pork and delicious sandwiches. We serve American cuisine with hints of southern and French influences using the finest ingredients. Rhett's offers a full service bar with exceptional wine selections including Virginia wines. Come and enjoy a nice lunch or dinner in a warm casual atmosphere. Lunch Monday-Saturday 11am-2:30pm. Dinner is nightly from 5pm. Appetizers and Raw Bar are available all day. Brunch on Sunday's from 10am-2pm with homemade sausage gravy, crab cakes benedict and much more. Located on 29N across from Sam's Club and The Doubletree Hotel.
Splendora’s Gelato Café is a locally owned and operated gelateria and dessert cafe specializing in authentic, artisanal Italian gelato, Italian espresso drinks, and dessert specialties. Splendora’s Gelato Café maintains a growing book of gelato recipes that includes traditional Italian favorites like Pistachio and Hazelnut, American-style flavors like Cookies and Cream, and seasonal specialties like Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Stick. Splendora’s offers between 24-36 gelato flavors every day, including many dairy-free* sorbettos.
Wild Wing Café
The home of UVA Athletics and Charlottesville's #1 sports bar! With 29 TV's, 3 Big Screen HD TV's upstairs and full restaurant game sound, there's not a bad seat in the house! Enjoy the best wings south of Buffalo at Wild Wing Café. You'll have a hard time choosing from the selection of 34 flavors. Not to mention Big Beefy Burgers, Salads, Fall off the bone Ribs and More. Live Music, Karaoke, Dancing & more are all at the Wing every week, along with Daily specials. The Charlottesville Legend lives on!
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