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For 2
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Downtown Grille

4.5
950 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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Step into the bar for a specialty cocktail and enjoy steak or seafood in our dining room. Fresh Mid-western corn-fed beef, seafood and extensive wine list honored by The Wine Spectator "Award of Excellence." Exquisite dining, superb ambiance, and professional staff.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Phone number
(434) 817-7080
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd
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Parking details
We validate for the Water Street Parking Garage
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Downtown Grille offers an elegant, private dining room with a seating capacity of 55 people and standing room capacity of 85 for cocktails and appetizers. Whether the event is a special celebration or a business function, we offer only the highest quality in food and service.

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What 950 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricW 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Overall everything was amazing but $65 dollars for a dozen of roses was ridiculous. That's the only negative thing I have to say. I'll definitely come back. 5 stars

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DawnR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

First time. Easy access to restaurant. Food, service was incredible. Will definitely dine there again.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food. Truffle fries are a must. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville. We always hit the bar for dinner and drinks before any show we might attend on the downtown mall. And in the event of a special occasion...birthdays, anniversaries, anything that requires a celebration...this is where we go. The service is always impeccable and the food is incredible. This past Friday was no exception. It was my best friend’s birthday. She and her husband are true foodies and, oh my goodness, were they ever impressed. Looking forward to our next trip to Charlottesville and the Downtown Grille!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

First time dining during restaurant week. Was a great experience. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. My husband had mahi mahi and I had filet. We shared veggies and mashed potatoes. And I had cheesecake for dessert. We will definitely be back.

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Stephen (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Server was great, steaks were cooked perfectly, and overall the experience was pleasant.

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GBFR (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Disappointing. Went there for Restaurant Week, and did not make us want to come back.

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Magnificent (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The noise level was higher because the restaurant was PACKED! We go there for the perfectly-grilled steaks, the seafood, the napery and linens, the sparklingly perfect glassware, and the friendly but classy waiters. The filet was magical! It is a gem to enjoy as often as one can.
Jeff James

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The overall restaurant was wonderful and the service was great. The food while good and nicely prepared was lacking in seasoning and flavors. Portion was good but I would have liked something more favorable.

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Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We have not been to Downtown Grille for a few years but tried it for Restaurant Week (they offered two courses instead of the usual three for $35 RW). The service was very good, nice to see servers/managers from the past. But it didn't seem as though they put their best foot forward. The caesar salad was pedestrian and the romaine lettuce bitter (I have the same problem at home). The second course, a 6 oz filet was very good, about 3/4 inch thick so not a usual filet mignon. Served with a vegetable medley that was warm not hot and frankly tasted like something my mother used to make us eat back in the 1970s. Mashed potatoes with no sauce pretty unsatisfying. On the up side, they offer several decent white wines starting at $6 a glass, which is other people's Happy Hour price. If you're going to get people back in for RW, perhaps put your best foot forward and up the food quality and more choice on sides.

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