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The entire experience was outstanding, especially he fact that they knew we prefer a booth and had one reserved for us.
Brunch style food for the first time. Meat appeared to be old, did not taste well. Got charged 60$ per person.... TERRIBLE
Small gnat around table for entire dinner.
Everything else was excellent
Food is excellent, and the wait staff is always top drawer. Well-managed restaurant with an eye for detail. It's a bit pricey, especially if you're ordering drinks, but overall, Downtown Grille is a classy experience that is perfect for special occasions.
This is the absolute best place to get a steak in Charlottesville. The meat is perfectly cooked and tasty. The lobster and grits was amazing as well. I would also highly recommend the ahi tartare. I would go back just for that! We had an absolutely wonderful meal with attentive - but not too attentive- staff.
The Downtown Grill never disappoints, the food is wonderful and the service is great.
The Downtown Grille is a great place to gather for special events. I was there for New Year's Eve with my family and we will come back again for special events. I had such a great experience at New Year's so I suggested it to a couple friends before we went to the theater and they loved it as well. We'll be back!
My twin sister and I celebrated our birthday here for dinner. It was amazing! Jason was an attentive server and made sure everything was just right! Steaks were tender and flavorful. Loved the entire experience.
I've been to Downtown Grille 5 times now and service really is a mixed bag. I'm not sure if it's because I seem like I'm young and therefore the hostess throws me in the back with a very new waiter (can't even read me the specials for the day without a script, spills wine, and gets my date and I's steak orders flipped) but I've only had a great waiter once. Please don't profile me next time--I think it's pretty important for there to be consistent service as this is the third time I've had shoddy service at a place that commands $150+ ticket prices for a party of two.
Beth was my server, she was outstanding as well. Thanks to all!
The service was great, however, the food was mediocre. We asked for a medium cooked steak, it looked like a piece of charcoal and was raw in the middle. They did compensate with complimentary shrimp while we waited for another steak. The second steak still wasn’t right and the sauce lacked the pepper flavor and the consistency of a good sauce. Overall this is a place with a four star price but a two star quality.
Excellent meal with good ambiance. Steaks were very tasty and cooked to order. Nice place for an anniversary meal.
Ambiance of simple elegance. Soft music played. The servers were friendly and efficient. Food was delicious and creatively displayed. I felt a bit rushed--I hadn't finished my first course of soup when my appetizer and entree arrived at about the same time. Price is relative depending on what you are accustomed to. I had one glass of an ordinary wine, dinner, soup, one appetizer, and dessert--for one person, with the tip the price was $85.
We ate outside on the patio. Everything was perfect.
Unfortunately they removed two of my all time favorites from the menu. Warm Spinach Salad and the Mussels. Had my heart set on those two items. However, the service is always great.
My son and I had a wonderful meal, great service, and all together an outstanding experience at the DT Grille. We've eaten here several times and it's always been superb.
NY strip and crab cake cooked to perfection. Onion soup also noteworthy. Nice wine selection too. A winner for first time in Charlottesville.
NY Strip Medium Rare was some perfectly and the taste was off the charts. Beats any high end chain. Beats Prime 44 at the Greenbrier. 👍🏼
Great meal. Great service. Noise level made conversation a bit difficult.
Our service by Tito was superb.
The crab cakes did NOT have jumbo lump meat as advertised.
Calamari was good.
The Caesar salad was too much and it didn't have anchovies.
Overall everything seemed way too expensive for what we got.
Steak was not great. Had NY strip which was very fatty. Spoiled the meal
The steaks were very good. The truffle fries were excellent. The warm spinach salad was terrible. Our server, Caleb, was timely and kind. Spot on for his food recommendations.
Really good meal with outstanding service fro Jason.
Our server Dee Dee was amazing!
Not only is the food amazing, but the service is top notch. On this particular occasion, we were there with a larger party, but our waiter was able to keep everything straight and really connect with us all as well. He fit right into our ambiance, made sure we felt at home and went out of his way to ensure our comfort. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for an amazing dining experience!
Good steak, SLOW service. Overall, good experience.
Overpriced, loud and just meh food. Wish we had spent our money elsewhere.
The staff and service were excellent though.
Our waiter was top notch; attentive and precise! The steaks were awesome; cooked to perfection! We got the roasted asparagus and medley of mushrooms as our sides but didn't care too much for how they were cooked. They were hardly cooked; rather crunchy! Thought the menu was extremely pricey considering that the steak comes with nothing; if you want a side you had to purchase separately. The sides were not worth the money at all!!
I have not been there in 5 years. My snapper was over cooked. My friends beef tenderloin could not be cut with a knife, and my husband’s steak had too much fat. We sent the tenderloin back and it was replaced with a slightly better piece. Staff was accommodating but food was pretty bad for the price
It was my one year anniversary and I could not have been happier with my experience
Such a good experience every time. Food was amazing. Good wine recommendations. They gave me a free dessert to help celebrate a major event in my life! Super nice!
We were pleasantly surprised by the Downtown Grille. We really enjoyed the food and service. It was nice to see some good Virginia wines from area vineyards/wineries on the wine list. I would go there again, and definitely recommend it to anyone!
Great food; looks like new menu. When will wait staff and bar tender learn about mock tails? Waitress was attentive. Nice for a birthday.
Our family had a wonderful dining experience. Everything was perfect.
Excellent meal. Excellent service. Wonderful restaurant.
Great food and great service! Everything was done very well!
The Downtown Grille remains C’ville’s premier steakhouse. Always a good choice for a fine dinner.
The service was very good. Loved the ahi tuna app. Got the spinach salad, it was good. Got the filet with black garlic butter. My steak was cold and the butter was really cold. It would not melt on the steak and I did not like the taste of the butter at all. For the cost, I expected better quality of steak as well. My husband loved his Caesar salad and scallops. He tried my steak and said, “it is cold”.
Downtown Grille is our favorite place on the Mall. Not only does it have all of the makings of a fabulous steak house (picture dark paneling with an "open" concept), fabulous bar area with raised booths to view those parading down the Mall, and incredibly fresh steak and fish, married to farm-to-table vegetables. We are so impressed; the fact that it was Valentine's Day, we were happy to get a reservation, albeit on the late side. THANK YOU for making it a remarkable event for us.