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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Charlottesville

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Charlottesville? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.9
4.9 (3663)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Seasonal Local American Cuisine. We use many local products from local farmers. We are located about a mile west of the University of Virginia campus. Historic old home turned into a restaurant. Three small intimate dining rooms upstairs, one on the ground floor and a large weather protected patio. In the winter the Patio is heated. Family owned since 1995. Special diet needs met upon request.
Top review
JC93vip
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely old restaurant with several small dining rooms that help create an intimate experience. The service team is attentive but not overbearing. The menu is inventive but has several standards to enjoy. Wonderful restaurant for any occasion
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4.9
4.9 (1775)
$50 and over
French
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
GRADUATION 2024 Reservations are accepted on OpenTable and by email/phone fleuriecville@gmail.com. We are serving a Prix Fixe Menu for $125 per person based on our current spring menu. We request a deposit of $25 per person. After making your reservation in OpenTable, we will contact you to confirm details and answer questions.

Serving Dinner Tuesday - Saturday.
Daily Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menu ($105) with optional Wine Pairings ($75+)
Fleurie offers patio and indoor dining by reservation.
Please make sure to select your desired seating area when booking.

Join us at Fleurie Restaurant for a contemporary French fine dining experience, located just off Charlottesville's charming Downtown Mall on 3rd Street. Fleurie's elegant atmosphere, stellar wine list, and innovative menu are sure to produce an unforgettable meal. Fleurie is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions or simply enjoy masterfully prepared dishes and intimate service.
Top review
PNINAKvip
Dined 1 day ago
Fabulous food and service! Every dish was executed to perfection.
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4.9
4.9 (38)
$31 to $50
Southern
Orange
About the restaurant
Spoon & Spindle is located in historic Orange, Virginia in a nearly 100 year old silk mill. Spearheaded by Chef Zachary Andrews, Spoon & Spindle serves seasonal menus for brunch, lunch, & dinner as well as ever-updating craft cocktails, local wines, and unique beers. Our current menu includes fan favorites like the Quail Lewis, a Manchester Farms quail dish honoring Chef Edna Lewis and her contributions to southern cuisine. Our current Chef's Specials also include Beef Wellington, Southern Fish & Chips, soul-warming Pot Pie Skillet, and much more. Our popular brunch menu includes favorites like the Hangover Hash, Biscuit Benedict, Breakfast Burritos, Chocolate Cremeux Crepes, and much, much more. Our unique menu, intimate dining room, and uber friendly staff keep our regulars coming back to see what we have on special each day.
Top review
AmyH
Dined 4 days ago
Our family of 8 including ages 4 to 68 all enjoyed our meals that were served hot and were tasty. We had brunch on a Sunday. Our server was outstanding, she was professional and made our experience wonderful, so caring and patient with our youngsters. Crab cake benedict was a hit! We will definitely return.
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4.8
4.8 (976)
$50 and over
Farm-to-table
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Please inform us of any dietary restrictions at least 48 hours prior to reservation time.
No children or pets allowed for any reservations

DINNER: Plan to arrive at 6:15 pm for a glass of bubbly and be seated for dinner at 6:30 pm. Dinner is four courses, each one paired with wine. The cost is $120.00 per person prix fixe

Top review
ReillyM
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
We arrived at the Farmhouse early and enjoyed a bottle of Sparkling wine we had bought at the vineyard on the front porch. We had called earlier to ensure this was Ok. We were greeted by Alex Espinosa with a kind smile and a warm welcome. Alex continued to be a gracious host while we waited for dinner as well as throughout the meal. The atmosphere of the grounds and the building are perfect. The views are stunning. Then here comes the food. Course after course was beautifully prepared and matched with delicious wines from the Vineyard. A perfect night would be how I would describe the experience at the Farmhouse
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4.9
4.9 (1042)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Ten is a modern Japanese tapas style restaurant, centrally located on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.

Since 2006, Ten has served a variety of both traditional and original cuisine.

Chef Pei Jen Chang sources ingredients from the finest local, regional, and international sea and farm purveyors, and strives to offer fare that will appeal to the gamut of culinary palates.

Our bar menu boasts an extensive wine list, an assortment of imported and local craft beers, as well as one of the largest collections of sake in Virginia. In addition, we offer a unique selection of libations, such as hand-crafted Asian inspired cocktails, assembled using inventive, authentic ingredients, or a 'Sake Flight', which allows for the subtle, intricate flavors of three selected varietals to be experienced.

The meaning of the Japanese word 'Ten' is 'heaven' or 'celebration', and our highest goal is to create an elevated, adventurous, and intimate dining experie
Top review
LyleB
Dined 4 days ago
Amazing service, food and ambience. Cannot wait to go back.
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4.8
4.8 (781)
$50 and over
American
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Dinner is served in our mezzanine, bistro and upstairs dining rooms, Tuesday through Saturday.
Reservations are for dinner only, please. Bar seats operate on a first come, first serve basis, and cannot be reserved.
We cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. Due to the layout of our restaurant, we are unable to accommodate pets on our patio.
Top review
Renee
Dined 2 days ago
C&O is always wonderful. It feels like a get-away. Great cocktails and beautifully prepared and presented food.
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4.8
4.8 (477)
$31 to $50
Italian
Gordonsville
About the restaurant
The elegant balance we value in wine, the quality of celebration inherent in its welcome, inspire palate harmonies that are Virginian in resources and Northern Italian in perspective, in country dining of vivacity and refinement. Here the estate of wine is inhabited at its most seamless and complete, sustained behind the scenes by the rarest collaboration of colleagues gifted in cuisine, viticulture, horticulture and service. Luxury on-site accommodations available at our 1804 Inn and Cottages. For additional information, please visit our website www.bbvwine.com.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
Terrific service, food and atmosphere. Worth the price
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4.8
4.8 (2457)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Public Fish and Oyster serves only the freshest and responsibly sourced seafood. We believe in the complete dining experience and our knowledgeable staff is eager to provide you with the best dining experience Charlottesville has to offer.
Top review
Wrenvip
Dined 2 days ago
Great oysters - even in this season. Great service.
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4.7
4.7 (372)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Black Cow Chophouse is Charlottesville's spot for steaks, chops, fine wines, modern & classic cocktails and fun times. We feature a huge daily selection of both dry-aged and non dry-aged local and nationally sourced beef, as well as pork, game and lamb cuts. Our beverage program is carefully crafted and our hospitality is second to none. For the budget conscious, visit during our daily happy hour from 4:30 to 6:00 for Charlottesville's best steak deal and discounted drinks. We take our food
Top review
escvillevip
Dined 4 days ago
I wanted my husband to have the best first Father’s Day and I am so glad I picked Black Cow for our dinner reservations. This was our fourth visit and we again had amazing food, fantastic service, and an overall lovely time. When I think of where I want to have a special meal, Black Cow immediately comes to mind. The filet was worth every cent. Thank you so much - it is appreciated!
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4.6
4.6 (1443)
$31 to $50
Southern
Charlottesville
About the restaurant
Maya is now accepting reservations from 4:30-8:30 Monday through Saturday as well as curbside take out orders during the same hours. Please visit our homepage to see our updated selections daily. Please call if you require a reservation over 8 guests. Seating preferences will be honored based on volume and staffing.




Located in the center of Charlottesville Virginia’s Midtown, MAYA serves dinner 6 days a week. Our “made from scratch” menu is prepared daily in honor of the Old Southern Kitchen.
Top review
KimberlyLvip
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Everything tasted great and our waitress was so sweet. I had the NY Strip and it was very flavorful , encrusted with peppery seasoning. Perfectly cooked to Med Rare. The house salad has a wonderful homemade vinegrette topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. The mac and cheese was cheesy and creamy, definitely habit-forming. My companion had the Raimbow Trout and he was very pleased, loves the mac also.
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