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Hamiltons' at First & Main

101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-295-6649
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent dinner at Hamilton's. Everybody liked their dinner. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were all delicious. I very much enjoyed the octopus, halibut and crème brulee that I ordered. In fact, I have never had a bad meal at this restaurant. One suggestion...More

Thank Roger A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrated our anniversary and it was a great dinner. The atmosphere was very nice. The server, Chelsea, was very attentive, personable and friendly. The food was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the shrimp and grits, roasted chicken and the many ways with chocolate.

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday brunch here during Labor Day weekend. I would recommend making a reservation (they use Open Table) as they got quite busy. The restaurant is very open and airy. They seem to be famous for their cobalt blue glassware. My wife started with a...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful evening for dinner under the trees on the downtown mall in Charlottesville Va. service was excellent and food delicious. Had the crab cakes and full of great crab meat over jasmine rice, bed of sautéed spinach and remolade sauce. Portions great for woman who...More

Thank Leona R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice lunch menu with a mix of specialty salads and sandwiches. Wait staff was attentive. Seating under the trees was pleasant on a hot day.

Thank Pat G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best restaurants in Charlottesville. Food, drinks, and service always top notch. The entrees are varied and delicious.

Thank tvandever
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Romantic atmosphere, live music, great service, and most of all- our dinner and drinks were delicious. I had the crab cakes and my husband tried the pork chop. Lovely date night.

Thank L H
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. We all enjoyed our chosen meals. Atmosphere is simple elegance, the service was excellent and the food completes the visit.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Hamilton’s has great food, great service, and a great location. What more could you ask for? A good choice for the downtown mall.

Thank Arabella2
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Hamilton's was a last minute choice based on TripAdvisor reviews and we were lucky to get a reservation. We had modest expectations that were blown out of the water by creative and delicious appetizers and entrees. Each of us (including our two teenage boys) found...More

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July 24, 2018|
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Response from gina1910 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know but give them a call and find out for sure.
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December 25, 2016|
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Response from Hollin D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do but call and check.😊
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October 25, 2016|
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Response from HamiltonsCville | Property representative |
Yes we are accepting reservations for UVA's graduation weekend. Please call the restaurant and speak with the manager. (The best times to call are before 11:00 am and between 3:00 and 5:00 pm). Thank you. (434) 295-6659
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6649
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Our Staff Kate and Bill Hamilton opened the restaurant's doors in February 1996. Today, talented Chef de Cuisine Curtis Shaver brings a distinctive flare to the exciting, contemporary American cuisine for which Hamiltons' is known. In addition to overseeing Hamiltons' award winning wine list, General Manager and Partner Daniel Page directs a staff renowned for its congeniality and professionalism. Music at Hamiltons' Every Saturday and Wednesday night from about 7-10 p.m, Hamiltons' hosts the live jazz stylings of guitarist Peter Richardson. Peter's album with clarinetist Dave Kannensohn titled "Saturday Nights at Hamiltons'" features American and Latin jazz favorites.
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