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Downtown Grille

201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
+1 434-817-7080
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 6 days ago

My wife and I went here for dinner on a Sunday night, for us it was easier than dealing with the Friday and Saturday night crowd. We ate inside, in an impeccably clean dining area. We never eat outside when traveling, especially on such a...More

Thank USAF20YR
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on a recent Saturday night in June (6/24). Went based on positive Tripadvisor reviews with another couple. It was a beautiful night, so we decided to sit outside on the patio facing the pedestrian zone. We asked our waiter about a couple...More

Thank HoyaBAMD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food, great staff. Steak was one of the best! We just order a couple starters and the Steak to share. The Staff found out it was our Anniversary so they gave us a complimentary dessert - very nice of them. Would go back...More

Thank DianaGeorge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed a very nice dinner at the bar, I savored the pasta with shrimp, scallops, ham, and spinach; it was just too perfect. My wife had a Caprese salad and added scallops. Again the salad was delicious and the scallops were tender and...More

Thank Pyranhadoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kind of a "Mad Men"type of decor and the food was pretty good. Service was okay but the waiter seemed to be in another world. I would go back to test it-one more time .

Thank dinnerand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We accidentally overshot our afternoon nap on a Sunday and needed to find a spot for a late dinner, which is a problem since most places close early on Sundays. We weren't aiming for a fancy dinner, but that's what we wound up with. And...More

Thank Moonbeam315
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I dined here for my birthday. The waiter, Michael, along with wine and food were all outstanding! Fried oysters, salads, steak, salmon were exceptional!

1  Thank LinderBinder
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although Cville is a foody town, it does lack the big city chophouse selection. However, the Downtown Grille is one place that does fulfill my carnivore craving. We arrived for reunions a day early so I had planned a nice dinner out. Based on ratings...More

1  Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Was in town for four evenings and ate here twice and were wowed both times. A number of people recommended that we eat here and we are glad we followed their recommendation. We were treated with respect by the host and our server (Tanya) was...More

Thank The-Connector
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This great steak restaurant in the heart of downtown Charlottesville is consistently excellent. I regularly bring business associates here from out of town and have always had good meals here. One of my favorite things about the downtown grill is that while the steaks are...More

Thank danricc7
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Questions & Answers
John R
13 May 2017|
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Response from Courtney J | 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$31 - US$50
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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