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502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
+1 434-293-3663
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried oysters” (6 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar
$$ - $$$
502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
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Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

If you want wine this place is great! Excellent selection and knowledgable staff. This is a friend's favorite place but i have found the food less than average. Really struggle when folks want to Eat here.

Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Tastings is a little restaurant with a wine store up front and a restaurant in back. It was the first time I had been there. Even for a person who does not drink, the staff seemed very knowledgeable. My friend does know his wines and...More

Thank rcwcfa
Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Great food and a sommelier to help with wine choices. Varied menu that changes almost daily depending on availability. While this looks like a wine store ( and it is) the dining atmosphere is cozy, casual but elegantly prepared food with wine pairings is not...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 3 July 2015

You must find this place and know that it is at the back of the wine shop and behind the full bar. The chef finds what is fresh and seasonal and delivers it with panache. The waiters are attentive and helpful. Take their recommendations on...More

Thank clmspas
Reviewed 28 April 2015

Tastings is a small restaurant and wine shop. The ambience is relaxing and friendly, the food superb, and the wine offerings outstanding.

Thank Connor H
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

The veal chop was particularly recommended for lunch and was very good, cooked perfectly and tender. The bread freshly out of the oven was nice. The owner offered a glass of wine that paired nicely. The service is good and it is a wine store...More

Thank JPSalik
Reviewed 24 December 2014 via mobile

A great experience because you can select a bottle of wine and drink it with your meal. Being infrequent travelers to Charlottesville, we always seem to find our way back to Tastings. Most recently, we sampled the foie gras with fig reduction, fried oysters (plump,...More

Thank Monelle H
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Kind service, warm atmosphere, and a tasty lamb burger for lunch. The best part is meandering through the wine shop after lunch and checking out all of the selections.

1  Thank Cville12369
Reviewed 4 November 2014

As a Brit visiting Charlottesville I was surprised by the honesty of the old world/grand mere style of food;sincerely French and good value.The wine choice is limitless because the owner has put together a unique collection of European and American bottles.While it is true he...More

Thank soss171
Reviewed 16 September 2014

It's a wine shop. It's a restaurant. It's both! Don't be surprised if the gentlemen that sells you your wine, takes your dinner order also cooks the delightful meal and brings it to your table. Old school with a culinary twist of deliciousness.

Thank DivaO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-3663
  • E-mail
When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
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