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The Downtown Grille
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Ranked #21 of 628 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$50
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
Description: 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.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Great location on the downtown mall. We were worried about being underdressed but were fine in casual wear - called in advance to check. Those of us who ordered steaks thoroughly enjoyed them - no overcooking, done to our liking. I had mine au poivre - so good! My husband loved the blue cheese sauce as well. With our large group we ordered a variety of sides - shared family style. The mashed potatoes were amazing, along with the macaroni and cheese. Service a tad slow but we didn’t mind - we enjoyed the evening, and would definitely return.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Service was average. Waitress repeatedly tried to “upsell” menu items...ugh, I can’t stand that! Prices were very high. Steak was seriously overcooked (asked for medium well got very well). Had to send back the creamed spinach side because it was inedibly vile. I’ve never had a filet mignon that was this fatty. Hoping for a satisfying, tasty dinner and this was disappointing... Won’t be back.

Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The service here was great and its within walking distance of the OMNI hotel. We had the steaks which were a bit over cooked but still good. A good meal.

Thank Christopher G
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

The food was wonderful, the service was great and the facility was excellent. A great dining experience. If you want a wonderful meal, this is the place to have it.

Thank georgeg417
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Lovely menu, bit pricey, but good quality. Went during restaurant week and very good menu, options, and fairly priced. Busy, so wait staff a bit rushed, but all in all a nice place and some say the best in Charlottesville.

Thank dbhraleigh
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