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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation and glad we did. Plenty of cool spots to go to near by. Plenty. That being said, I would probably come back here still just to try some more food. Very cool, semi hidden place. Service was very good...More

Thank Ilya R
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a few seating options while the weather is nice. There is upstairs, ground level, garden area and a bar area downstairs. We ate at the bar because it seemed more intimate. The bartender, Abraham was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very...More

Thank DandMRidgefield_CT
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an anniversary dinner at the C & O which has been in Charlottesville since 1976. We began with a comped glass of champagne--it was our anniversary! The scallops appetizer and steak chinoise were outstanding. The waiter recommended an excellent cab, 2014 Stuhlmuller Vineyards....More

Thank orchidguy87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at C&O bistro toward the end of a hot afternoon, and were pleased to be seated in the very comfortable patio. The menu is limited, and the prices on the high side, but the food was delicious, especially the trout almandine. The...More

Thank roadtrekker
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Great food! We had a large group of girls and the service was wonderful and very accommodating to our size and bill splitting!

Thank lowryl06
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

The menu was limited but the selections were good. My husband had sweetbreads for an appetizer and I had the Bibb lettuce salad with a mustard seed dressing for appetizers and both were good. My duck breast main dish was okay but I would have...More

Thank MaryDiSalvo
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Small menu expertly cooked and served. We walked in without a reservation and they sat us in their bistro area downstairs. It was oozing charm and atmosphere! What a find ! We shall return ...

Thank CarrieGoldhill
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go to C&O for restaurant week. It was amazing. We both had the sea scallops on a puree of mashed cauliflower with a sweet sauce. I had the steak and my friend had the pasta. We both had the meyer lemon creme...More

1  Thank erawson77
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Not so long after C & O Restaurant opened in the 1970s, began appearing on lists of the 10 best restaurants in the *United States.* The restaurant had a gentle decline after Sandy McAdams sold it in the 1980s, but it retained its reputation as...More

1  Thank charl0ttesville
Reviewed February 3, 2018

My husband and I went here for my birthday dinner, and it was maybe my best birthday dinner ever! Everything was absolutely delicious beginning with the grilled baby beets salad and ending with the sticky toffee pudding, a wonderful rendition of my favorite dessert. My...More

Thank MarylandProfessor
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-7044
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