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Hamiltons' at First & Main
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$33
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Our Staff Kate and Bill Hamilton opened the restaurant's doors in February 1996. Today, talented Chef de Cuisine Curtis Shaver brings a distinctive flare to the exciting, contemporary American cuisine for which Hamiltons' is known. In addition to overseeing Hamiltons' award winning wine list, General Manager and Partner Daniel Page directs a staff renowned for its congeniality and professionalism. Music at Hamiltons' Every Saturday and Wednesday night from about 7-10 p.m, Hamiltons' hosts the live jazz stylings of guitarist Peter Richardson. Peter's album with clarinetist Dave Kannensohn titled "Saturday Nights at Hamiltons'" features American and Latin jazz favorites.
Reviewed November 12, 2015

We always choose Hamiltion's when we have something to celebrate. An anniversary dinner, a birthday lunch or a Christmas office party, Hamiltion's is always our go to restaurant of choice. If I am giving a thank you gift, I always know that a gift certificate from Hamiltion's will be appreciated.
I love the crab cakes and the Blue plate special. Chocolate Many Ways is a terrific way to end a meal. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. i would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a terrific meal with a great atmosphere
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Reviewed November 12, 2015

Our dinner here was a pleasure all around! The atmosphere is elegant without being fussy. The service was friendly. The food was creative, using local produce. It was delightful.

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Reviewed November 11, 2015

We have eaten here every year for the past 10 years as we attend the VA Film Festival. Simply outstanding food. We have carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, and folks who graze. Unfailingly, Hamilton's exceeds our expectations with its variety of food. We had a vegan blue plate special, calamari salad, crab cakes, and shrimp and greats. Perfect service, creative cocktails. Can't recommend enough.

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Reviewed November 4, 2015

I was here with a large group and we ate out on the mall on a gorgeous fall evening. My fish was good-nothing spectacular and flavored only with garlic, but enjoyable. Nice wine list and good desserts. It is an expensive place for Charlottesville and I'd honestly try another restaurant before returning mostly because it didn't really wow me for the price.

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Reviewed November 4, 2015

Had lunch with 5 others at Hamilton's. Menu has a good variety, well prepared dishes for any taste. The special was salmon and it was cooked perfectly. Also had the apple tart desert which was delicious. Highly recommend Hamilton's if visiting the downtown area.

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