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Downtown Grille

201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
+1 434-817-7080
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (134 reviews)
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Opens in 29 min
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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 23 October 2016

We met friends in C'ville and chose this restaurant one evening for dinner. We all enjoyed our meal. The only disappointment was the prime steaks . The steak was flavorful but not very tender. The 2 folks that had the steak the waiter about the...More

Thank MJ E
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Our bartender was congenial, helpful and prompt! That was our first experience just siting at the bar. Then another night we went back for dinner and sat outside. We received excellent service again! Delicious food and stunning presentation. Highly recommend you enjoy the food, service...More

1  Thank randeegarretson
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner on the patio with Michael as our server. He was perfectly attentive, friendly and professional. The food was excellent -- my husband and I both enjoyed the seared tuna and it was delicious. It was our first visit to Charlottesville...More

1  Thank lisacavallaro
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My spouse and I each had their little (8 ounce) filet mignon -- excellent quality and perfectly cooked to our request (between rare and medium rare). We split a great salad, a fine glass of red wine, and a tasty dessert. Our waiter, Tito, was...More

Thank PickyinMonterey
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Niece said to much dressing on salad but they did accomodate request for different cheese. Burnt my steak but as it was a small thick 12 oz strip so I could cut it off. Husbands meal was fine. Nothing spectacular but nothing overwhelmingly terrible. It...More

Thank sandra k
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Restaurant was very nice. The service was great. The food was good except for the portions. I feel if you spend $100.00 for a meal you shouldn't leave hungry and go somewhere else after to get something to eat. My boyfriend and I still...More

Thank cindy82016
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Wednesday. The food was delicious. This restaurant is expensive but worth it. Our waiter Tito was great!!

Thank traveler41234
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Chef's sauces and reductions were absolutely delicious and intricate. Menu is extensive: there is something for every palate. Chef was willing to modify owing to dietary restrictions happily.

Thank Susan E T
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Everything we had was excellent, especially the fillet. Great atmosphere. Friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank DavidVa999
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

White table cloth, nice atmosphere. Friendly wait staff. We went for good steaks and got them. Filet was on point. Brussel sprouts awesome. Nice wine list. If I had to be critical it would be that they weren't willing to alter some options to accommodate...More

Thank Hockeymom0314
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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