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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

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422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
+1 434-202-7728
15:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have only been for brunch but have been many times Chicken and waffles are delicious and more than a meal Benedict comes in a few varieties and are always good Outdoor seating is great in season -- or get a seat by the windows which they open when it's warm Otherwise the place is pretty noisy

Thank Conan O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard many great things about this place and was looking forward to trying it out. Unfortunately, poor service left us with a bad taste in our mouths. THE GOOD: Location: Commonwealth Skybar has a great location right on the Downtown Mall. Previous Reviews: In general, this place seems to rack up great reviews, so we were eager to try... More 

Thank John C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Met up with some coworkers here, and we were busy chatting instead of reading the menu. Our waiter was super patient with us and answered quite a few questions. I had the skirt steak, and it was delicious. It was cooked perfectly as well. The cassava fries were a bit over cooked, but I wasn't going to eat those anyway.... More 

Thank Christie P
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had an early dinner with a friend here on a Monday night. It was too cold for skybar but we had a cozy corner booth, attentive but not hovering staff, delicious food, and exceptional atmosphere. I imagine earlier the restaurant would be quite romantic but picks up later at night to be quite a fun, trendy bar.

Thank Janell H
Alexandria, VA
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1,576 reviews
808 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 512 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We enjoyed dinner at the Commonwealth very much. After a very full day in touring Charlottesville and the surrounding area on the day before Thanksgiving, we were looking for a quiet and upscale place for dinner. A window table in their modern dining room on the first floor was perfect for a relaxed conversation. A shared green salad set the... More 

Thank jeffl499
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The skybar is boisterous, but the lower level dining has well prepared dishes and a decently selected wine list. Service and management are friendly and prompt.

Thank Brendan W
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Well known for their excellent cocktails. The Skybar is upstairs on the roof and is a great place to relax with a drink on a nice day. We mostly enjoy just going to the restaurant downstairs though. The menu has something for everyone- including vegan options. The charcuterie is nice to share. On a nice day the outside tables are... More 

Thank Jennifer H
Larchmont, New York
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

My son and I had dinner here while on a road trip through Virginia and Tennessee. We had an excellent meal: fresh and inventive salads to start, great cocktails, and excellent, perfectly-cooked steaks for dinner. We finished off with a well-chosen cheese plate and a glass of port. The staff were very attentive and the service was excellent. Highly recommended!

Thank Tony C
Crozet, Virginia
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

When we visit the Skybar it is usually after 6pm. The staff is nice and we always end up finding new and interesting people to talk to. Of course, if you are looking to hang out with a friend or loved one, it is great for that as well.

Thank ShellyT792
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200 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Visited briefly the downtown pedestrian mall & just happened upon this restaurant. Boy, were we lucky! Started off with drinks that were perfectly made. I had the Brazilian fish stew that was nicely spicy and quite delicious. My friend had the scallops served over pork belly and sweet potato mash. The scallops were 3 of the most beautiful I've ever... More 

Thank Sherry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728

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