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The Local

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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time. Although parking was easy, the restaurant is in a neighborhood with other eateries thus make sure you are there early to find parking. We made reservations via Open Table. While we waited, we had a few drinks at the bar. With being a farm to Table restaurant, some items had already been off the menu. We enjoyed our... More 

Thank Esteban M
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate upstairs in the front balcony, and enjoyed the historic area. Our food was excellent, as was the service. A bit of a challenge to find on street parking, but not too bad.

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Bowie, Maryland, United States
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located in the Belmont area of Charlottesville. It's very hilly (at least where we were) and isn't friendly to people who may have mobility issues. That said, The Local is a charming place. It is located in what once was a old house that has been repurposed into a restaurant. Our group of 10 was seated in... More 

Thank Sharon B
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four college friends drove into town quite late and luckily got a table here! The food was amazing! All enjoyed an array of seafood dishes and not even a crumb was left on anyone's plate! Highly recommend!

Thank Cathy H
Chatham, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner on a Monday night during our tour of Charlottesville. This is a cute little restaurant specializing in local ingredients. The Monday night wine special (half price on any bottle under $75) is a great deal! After our green salads, I had the gnocchi bolognese and my wife had pasta with different kinds of mushrooms. The... More 

Thank Jim C
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, I really, really want to like this restaurant. Smack dab in the midst of the gentrification of Belmont, the space is nice, a mecca for millennials, and a modest outdoor dining area (at least on the 1st floor). Went years ago, and the service was glacial. I am not the 1st among friends to say that. Somewhat improved, it... More 

Thank coanetinc
Mesa, Arizona
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260 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice spot in a sleepy town. Had a business meeting here. Food was very good but they struggled in keeping up with the 20 of us. Food presentation was excellent and everyone enjoyed the food.

Thank Wayne S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is yummy, (the salmon and steak frites are the stand outs), service is solid, and so far we haven't been disappointed. Good value for the quality of the food. Love that local food is highlighted and bonus for being open on Sunday when so many places are closed.

Thank talienyc
Chesapeake, Virginia
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After our visit here we realized how spoiled we are living in a larger metropolitan area (Hampton Roads) with many fine dining restaurants that we are blessed enough to visit on a somewhat regular basis. So, finding this establishment was 'fun' and parking was confusing. Just glad for our GPS!!!! And once inside the small downstairs space, we were led... More 

Thank MuleHead2
Stratford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

In town for one night & happened upon The Local. So glad we did. My husband & I sat at the bar & Campbell waited on us. Not only was he hospitable & engaging but he was very knowledgeable about the food & wine. My husband chose the short ribs which fell off the bone. I had the duck and... More 

Thank Anne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9749

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?