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“A lovely brunch on a Sunday...friendly staff and excellent service”

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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, 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 14 May 2018

Four friends meeting for brunch, over bloody marys....and they were goooood. So was the food.. creatively prepared, great choices on the menu, and wonderful service. A fully enjoyable visit to an old stand-by in Charlottesville.

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Thank chuckiek
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

So enjoyed a fabulous lunch sitting on the mall in Charlottesville. Fine selection of lunch options and full bar beverage options.

Thank Alice W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We are experienced travelers... this restaurant is a real discovery. Wonderful chicken with risotto. We gad a table outside. Inside it was a little bit to chilly. But in general: chappeau!!!

Thank Geert B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Oyster appetizer was small but very good. Beef tenderloin was undercooked and tender but very flavorful. Wife returned hers for more cooking which they willingly did. Many were dining outdoors so indoors was pleasantly quiet.

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Thank businessman2015
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We enjoyed a really fantastic lunch here. Lovely service, attentive. We enjoyed the vegetarian blue plate special (we all wished we ordered it), the shrimp and grits and chicken wrapped in lettuce leaf. All delicious and tasty. We enjoyed lunch outside which was good for people watching (the restaurant is located on the walking mall with such easy access to interesting shops. The restaurant, inside, was nicely decorated with a full bar, good for drinking and eating. Would definitely come back again.

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Thank LS_GoingPlaces
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