Welcome Book Spring Summer 2020

Dining & Gourmet Hot Spots

Charlottesvilleís 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.

Aberdeen Barn

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

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.

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.

Ivy Inn Restaurant

The Restaurant uses the finest ingredients available from the central Virginia region and around the world, Chef Angelo thoughtfully composes a daily menu of Regional American Cuisine, showcasing his classical training and cooking heritage. Thomas prepares breads and pastries in the Ivy Inn's bakeshop while his wife, Judie, handles marketing. Farrell, Angelo's wife, is a fifteen-year veteran of the restaurant industry. She oversees the front of the house and the award-winning list of American wines, paying special attention to the Monticello (Virginia) growing region. And best of all…The Food "There is no greater love than the love of food." -George Bernard Shaw  There are many other delightful fine dining experiences in Virginia Wine Country from The Inn at Little Washington, the Patty O' Cafe, to Virginia vineyards with exceptional dining experiences.

Kardinal Hall

Kardinal Hall is a modern take on an Alpine-inspired beer hall & garden. Located in the historic art-deco Coca-Cola building built in 1939, the repurposed warehouse & bottling plant is situated in the Midtown area of Charlottesville, Virginia. Featureing a heavy emphasis on community, our large open floor plan inside, and large outdoor area create a perfect gathering space for parties both large & small for friends, co-workers, and families. We offer an enjoyable, casual environment with farm to table food, top quality beer on tap, wine & cocktails, all paired in a truly unique setting.

Modern Nosh

Charlottesville’s only authentic Jewish deli. Serving up overstuffed sandwiches and traditional favorites like matzo ball soup and latkes, Modern Nosh uses family recipes to make their housemade corned beef, brisket, soups and salads. Locally owned by a UVA alum, profits are donated to local charities. Breakfast, lunch, and catering available. Breakfast served all day Saturday and Sunday hours. Meats, cheese, and deli salads sold by the pound. YOU DINE, WE DONATE. Please check website for updates.

Tavern on the James

Open 7 days a week, serving lunch and dinner (hours vary). Patio dining for up to 40 guests; dining room features lower level and upper level dining for up to 80 guests; bar area can accommodate 75 guests; upper level banquet hall can accommodate up to 80 and a pleasant sunroom for 10-15 people. Our menu features American cuisine with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and daily and nightly specials. Our bar is a full-service bar and features 7 large screen televisions. Ample parking and are located within walking distance of many other shops and most notably the James River.