Fleurie

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$31 to $50
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French
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 menus 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.

Pre-Theater Menu
From 5:30-6:15 we offer a $36 three-course Pre-Theater menu Monday through Saturday (Subject to Exceptions).

Tasting Menu
Most nights we offer both per-person Tasting and Vegetarian Tasting Menus, highlighting local ingredients and unique creations. Our Tasting Menus feature optional Wine Pairings.
What 973 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lobster bisque was perfection and just what I needed on a cold evening. The sweetbreads weren't cleaned correctly and had a strip of membrane running along the outside of all three pieces. The flavor was fantastic though. The filet mignon and duck entrees were cooked to perfection. The duck had a fantastic crisp. Unfortunately, the grand marnier creme brulee had a texture issue- it either wasn't tempered correctly or the liquor caused it to curdle some as it had the texture of rice pudding. This made me really sad because Fleurie used to be the only place that made a better creme brulee than me. The service was spectacular, ambiance relaxed and welcoming, and the wine list excellent. I love this place overall and it is a treat to come.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of the finest meals (the tasting menu) we've ever had! Wonderful service as well!

MP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I took myself out and felt comfortable

CC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chefs menu with wine pairing was fantastic! Would love to return next time we are in town.

D
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cocktail and wines were excellent. Food was good but not great. Service was very attentive but not too much.

DO
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a talented team from heart of house to back. Every moment is an experience of delight filled with flavors that carry you to a place of gastronomy wonders.

SM
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was very good. The restaurant did not disappoint. The food was terrific. Staff was very attentive.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely French restaurant off the main pedestrian street. Excellent food and very professional service. We had pre-show menu and it was great. We will be back

A
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, EXCEPT that the duck was far too tough. I must add that mine was tough; others did not have this problem. - Our server was exceptionally professional and warm.

n
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again another outstanding dinner at Fleurie! We asked for some guidance for picking a wine and Kris recommended an outstanding red that was perfect for our meal and palates. We had the tasing menu, without the wind paring and each course was truly superb. One of our best meal experiences anywhere.

ER
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with very good French cuisine. It’s intimate and romantic. We had my birthday celebration there. The waiter recommended a lovely wine which I appreciated. I had Skate which was prepared beautifully. Thumbs up!

J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner with great service. Came to celebrate an engagement. They gave us a special menu to take home to mark the occasion. Staff was friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

PH
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in my life. I will be back!

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful small restaurant in downtown Charlottesville! We thoroughly enjoyed the evening and had a delicious meal. Service was excellent!

RK
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were coming down to Charlottesville for events on Saturday and decided to try Fleurie on the recommendation of several friends who live in the area. It was fantastic! We did the Chef's Tasting menu with the Reserve Wine pairings. While one of the pairings was not quite up to our standards, the restaurant quickly gave us a replacement and it worked nicely. We would definitely visit Fleurie on future trips to Charlottesville!

DV
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding place for an intimate dinning experience. I look forward to returning.

DC
Washington DC
310 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dine at Fleurie at least once every weekend I visit Charlottesville, which is maybe 6 times a year. The cuisine and wine list are definitely Michelin-star worthy. My favorite dish there is the New Frontier Bison Ribeye, Hollandaise, Accoutrements, which will easily feed two people. Melissa Boardman's award-winning wine list is alone worth a trip to Charlottesville. Gracious, unobtrusive, polite service tops it all off.

DC
Washington DC
310 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fleurie is hands-down the best and most elegant restaurant in Charlottesville. If Michelin ever travels to Virginia (other than to the Inn @ Little Washington) they would get a star, no question. Melissa Boardman is a most knowledgeable and approachable and helpful beverage director. Major kudos all around!

HP
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Still one of the best restaurants in Charlottesville. However, the portions seem to be getting smaller.

LS
Jacksonville
91 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Loved it here!

CG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner and especially enjoyed our waiter. He was professional, did not hover, and gave us excellent advice on wine selection.

RS
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent French cuisine with local ingredients and a few modern twists. Portion sizes are perfect. The maître d’ also knows his wine pairings.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our official honeymoon- the staff, chef and management were so accommodating and attentive, I would definitely recommend to anyone for romance and fantastic menu items. 5 STARS!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice evening. A little pricey, but generally high quality food. Service was a little “hovering” — at more than $100 per person, I expect perfect service.

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lived up to reputation. Outstanding meal and delightful and engaged service. I highly recommend for a date night or special occasion.

O
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, hosting, greeting, attentiveness, interaction with staff- 10 out of ten.
Food- oh yeah, memorable, tastes like more, absolutely delicious. Liver pate is almost illegally good. It is addictive.

OT
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fleurie is simply the best. The service is impeccable and we always enjoy the vegetarian creations.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good

j
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really lovely experience...the waiter was very friendly and efficient...the food was excellent and well presented....it is really a special restaurant which I reserve for special friends and occasions.....

KR
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food was wonderful and our waitress was superior. There was great team work between front of the house, wait staff and kitchen team!

R
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and well presented. Over all amazing experience

W
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an elegant experience Fleurie is. The food itself is delicious and the service very personable. There was a gracious desire to accommodate our dining wishes from the moment we called for a reservation throughout the evening. It is an elegant yet comfortable setting for dining. It is expensive but worth it. We found it a wonderful night out in all ways.

OT
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Wonderful evening. Tasting was spectacular. Classic and vegetarian did not disappoint. 6 course meal and we were full half way through. Wines were unusual and had never tried such a exquisite variety. Wishing we lived closer to enjoy this jewel. Definitely recommend for a spectacular, special evening.

P
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the staff very helpful and knowledgeable about the food and wines.
The wine steward was very helpful and knowledgeable and I loved her haircut.

A
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable evening! Love the atmosphere and the food was to die for!

DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding French restaurant with excellent food and service. My wife had salmon on a bed of fennel which she enjoyed very much. I had duck with peaches, pistachios, and a blackberry red wine sauce that was exceptional, one of the best duck entrees I have ever had. There is nice outdoor seating just off the downtown mall. Indoor seating is formal, quiet, and traditional. The waitstaff are friendly and attentive. Overall, this place is a gem and consistently one of Charlottesville's top restaurants. I have found it to be highly reliable over the years.

KW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service top notch, loved the patio experience. Great wine list. Will definitely be back.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food & presentation. Service was phenomenal. Quaint location. Can’t wait to go back again!

SM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners at Fleurie for a birthday celebration. Having recently moved to the area from Washington DC, where the dining choices are numerous, we found this small restaurant nearby that could easily match and even out compete many of the restaurants in DC and Northern Virginia. We thoroughly enjoyed the small bistro like atmosphere, great service, and outstanding quality food and drinks we experienced at Fleurie. We would highly recommend Fleurie and will make this our go-to location for special occasions as well as going out with friends and family.

Z
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fleurie is our absolute favorite restaurant in Charlottesville. We go there every time we visit which is several times a year. Our meal there on Friday was a true delight from start to finish. The service was impeccable with wonderful wine recommendations to pair with our delicious meal selections. Thank you Fleurie for so many wonderful evenings. I highly recommend Fleurie to anyone who is seeking fine dining.

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