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Excellent sommelier!!!! Great service.
Completely wonky evening. The main attraction, the 16oz ribeye was so tough I think it was from a cow on its last legs. The service was really out of sequence. 20 min to order drinks, appetizer was served cold before the drinks. Dishes were not cleared timely...get it together front of the house and find a good butcher shop.
Great food, knowledgeable waiter and sommelier.
The food was outstanding with lots of good choices. The restaurant was not crowded so the Serra’s impeccable.
I wish I lived in Charlottesville! Then I could eat at this fantastic restaurant as often as I liked. All five of us were really satisfied with our food: halibut, salmon, crab cake, soups and salads, burgers etc., not to forget the delicious key lime pie and flourless chocolate tart.
Service was great, steak was fatty
Dinner with friends and we enjoyed the overall experience. I would return but would not get the prime rib which was today’s special. It lacked flavor and given the explanation by the wait staff and price, it missed the mark pretty badly. My friends enjoyed their entrees and we shared the cheesecake for dessert and loved it! Wine wasn’t too shabby either.
Excellent food, excellent service, but slightly overpriced for the area.
Initially served a lousy cut of filet mignon. Sent it back. Waiter was great, manager was haughty.
Outstanding food and dining experience. The NY strip and ribeye were spectacular, as was the Baltimore style crab cake appetizer - no filler just jumbo lump crab meat and delicious sauce.
As always, a lovely meal. We sat on patio on a lovely night. Great service, great food. Fun to watch the activity on the Downtown Mall.
Had a pleasant dinner with my daughter.
Missed the creamed spinach side. Should bring it back.
Generally very good!
Absolutely fantastic experience!! Food and service were exceptional. Owner came by our table and was a good conversationalist and friendly. 10 out of 10
Excellent experience!! I have a severe seafood allergy and they were able to accommodate me. I was impressed by Martin, our server, as he proactively told me what was safe for me to eat and what dishes could be modified. The food was high quality and the atmosphere was nice.
Even though pricey, it was one of the best meals we’ve had in Charlottesville or other places as well. The seafood was cooked and seasoned perfectly! It was not overly seasoned which is a mistake too many restaurants do. The vegetables were fresh and well prepared. The fried Brussels sprouts were excellent. Our server was attentive without being overbearing. He was quite helpful and pleasant ! We will definitely be back!
Good was great. Our server Andre was appropriately attentive.
Family dinner. Very attentive staff and excellent food.
This was my birthday dinner.
The food and setting were great. My filet was overdone, but still very good. (I did not send it back).
Overall, the food was pleasant. The wine and cocktails were very good.
A very welcoming environment with congenial staff and great food.
College visit with my son and nephew. Service was outstanding. Food very good. Fruit flies made it less of an experience. Overall terrific.
Service was great. Best steak I’ve had! Would definitely recommend and will be back next time I’m in town!
Service was outstanding!
Returning to college!
2 of us for dinner. Split Shrimp Cocktail with Watermelon Gazpacho. Shrimp were a bit small and dry/overcooked. Split the Berry Salad which we each liked. Split the Prime NY Strip steak. It came a perfect medium rare. Had wonderful flavor. Not overly salted or peppered. One of the best steaks I recall eating including at all of the big steakhouses (Ruth, Morton, Prime, etc). Wine list is nice. We drank from Virginia and were very happy. It was a lightly traffic Sunday night. Service was very good. Noise level was low. We would recommend and certainly return for another shot at that steak.
Great steak place and wonderful location in the downtown region. Food and service were excellent for a Sunday evening dinner. Only complaint was the whole place smelled like grilled meat (could be fine for some) and made the ambiance “stuffy”. Otherwise, great place with reasonable prices compared to other steakhouses.
Perfect restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Best steakhouse in Charlottesville, wait staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great wine list.
Food was just ok, and service was sluggish!
My husband and I were visiting from Philadelphia and decided to have dinner at Downtown Grille. We had a great time. The food was delicious, our sever was fantastic, the ambiance was perfect.
They were very accommodating especially when they missed up on on orders. I have Guly recommend this restaurant.
Very nice service, portions and the food and dessert were delicious.
First visit happened to be restaurant week, so it was a good deal! But we felt rushed - in and out in less than an hour. The place was half-empty, so they didn't need our table.
Very extensive wine list that could get very expensive if you choose.
We had a great experience. Caleb served us great wine. The chief Alex prepared wonderful food. I would recommend The Downtown Grille
A friend and I visited during restaurant week. I had been before she had not. The meat was so tough very disappointed. I had the steak she had the pork. It took her forever to cut each piece and then longer to chew it. The portion size were good but meat so tough and over cooked.
great meal and great deal for Restaurant Week. Recommend.
My husband and I were visiting from Pa. We found this gem after paging through local restaurants on Google. We booked a reservation. We arrived on time and the host wanted to seat us near the kitchen which we were not too happy about. He then suggested a pub table near the bar or a table in their banquet room. We took the banquet room table. It was like having our own dining room. Although I felt the restaurant was noisy, being in the banquet room made it much quieter. The food and service were excellent.
Another wonderful birthday dinner at the grill, never disappointed.
Had a fantastic time, and can't recommend the management staff enough! They were so nice in bringing my husband and I a fun extra wine to try, and took the time to talk with us about their experience becoming a sommelier.
Was very unsatisfied with the steak. There were only 5 decent bites, the remainder was all fat.
Evening dinner with our grandson