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Downtown Grille

201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
+1 434-817-7080
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location on the downtown mall. We were worried about being underdressed but were fine in casual wear - called in advance to check. Those of us who ordered steaks thoroughly enjoyed them - no overcooking, done to our liking. I had mine au poivre...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was average. Waitress repeatedly tried to “upsell” menu items...ugh, I can’t stand that! Prices were very high. Steak was seriously overcooked (asked for medium well got very well). Had to send back the creamed spinach side because it was inedibly vile. I’ve never had...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 3 March 2018

The service here was great and its within walking distance of the OMNI hotel. We had the steaks which were a bit over cooked but still good. A good meal.

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The food was wonderful, the service was great and the facility was excellent. A great dining experience. If you want a wonderful meal, this is the place to have it.

Thank georgeg417
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Lovely menu, bit pricey, but good quality. Went during restaurant week and very good menu, options, and fairly priced. Busy, so wait staff a bit rushed, but all in all a nice place and some say the best in Charlottesville.

Thank dbhraleigh
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We had been looking forwarding to our first visit—-perhaps Restaurant Week was not the best time to schedule it. The RW menu offerings were copious—salads, soups, seafood as appetizers, two cuts of steak along with chicken, and salmon as entrees. One each for $35 per...More

Thank Monelle H
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely white table cloth restaurant. They think highly of themselves in many small ways (ridiculously long wine list for one). The service was friendly and definitely not pushy. Michael was wonderful. Three ordered the beef and it was done to satisfaction. The...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 24 January 2018

My wife and I wrapped up a long day with a memorable evening of good drink, great food, and a warm and welcoming staff and guests. We will definitely be back....

Thank cfischer41
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I knew this restaurant was top-notch. My husband and I went here with my parents and were amazed by the service and quality of food. Def order the onion straws!! Great service and the steak was out of this world.

Thank taytravels123
Reviewed 1 January 2018

From start to finish, the staff here was solid and very interested in serving the customer. The continually kept waters and sodas filled and attended to our needs. The pace of dinner was very nice as well with good breaks between each of the courses....More

Thank Scott H
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John R
13 May 2017|
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Response from Downtown G | Property representative |
Hi John, Thank you for your question. We are happy to accommodate that request and let you split a steak. Please let your server know when you arrive of that request and we will have our Chef's do their best to split it for... More
1 December 2016|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
Come as you are! During our visit there were people who appeared really overdressed and those who may have been a little undressed. They all enjoyed the meal together. There is also a number of young children who were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080
  • E-mail
The Downtown Grille, located on Charlottesville's historic downtown mall, serves only the finest in Midwestern corn-fed beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant has an extensive wine list which has been honored by The Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence every year since opening in 1999. The Downtown Grille's lovely architecture and warm professional staff lend a superb ambiance to an already exquisite dining experience.
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