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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak chinoise” (24 reviews)
“trout” (24 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my third time to this restaurant and I plan on going there any time I’m in town. All three times the food has been consistently great. I got the steak chinoise which has a fabulous sauce on it. My daughter got the strip...More

Thank swimmergirl61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for drinks as had during long ago college days. This is always a risk but C&O lived up to our memories. The menu is good and overall feeling is welcoming.

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away near the end of the shops and restaurants in Charlottesville, C&O provides a dark, quiet atmosphere with an astounding liquor and wine selection to pair with an even more impressive dinner menu. They definitely have a more unique menu to intrigue tour palette,...More

Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portions are small and the prices are on the higher side, but it is worth it, as the food was delicious. The Menu might be limited but that had enough choices. Make sure to try the Steak Chinoise and the Surryano Ham - both...More

Thank nezd2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great restaurant! I loved the atmosphere and the smells (wood burning) of this restaurant! This was just the beginning of our awesome experience. My husband ordered the Local Bibb Lettuce Salad, the bibb had a pommery mustard vinaigrette and shaved gruyere. He is...More

Thank Crystal W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a group of 20 people for a company dinner on Monday 10/8. Dean helped us reserve a private room with a phenomenally curated menu on short notice. Jeff and Leah were wonderful servers who made us feel incredibly welcome. The food was superb!...More

Thank jmitchell665
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Food and ambiance are both outstanding. Meal was well prepared. Portion sizes are good. Very nice outdoor seating. Great restaurant!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Was highly recommended by a colleague so we gave it a try. Without reservations they sat us downstairs by the bar which was fantastic - quiet, comfortable. We had the tenderloin and a roasted chicken plate and it was excellent. Service was great and we...More

1  Thank SteelBeach
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I had dinner at the C&O, and I don't know how it could have been any better. The service was welcoming and attentive but not hovering or annoying. I had a delicious Bibb salad that was dressed perfectly, trout in almonds and capers and a...More

Thank Mkblev
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We were in town only for one night and we decided to try C & O based on reviews. The restaurant is lovely and the service was very good. We had the scallops - tasty but the tomato puree overpowered them a bit, steak chinoise...More

Thank mbs5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-7044
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