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About Fleurie

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.

Pre-Theater Menu
From 5:30-6:15 we offer a $36 three-course Pre-Theater menu Monday through Saturday (with the exception of major holidays, Bastille Day, Restaurant Week, Wine Dinner Events, & UVA's Graduation Weekend).

Tasting Menu
Most nights we offer an $85 per-person Tasting Menu, highlighting local ingredients.

108 3rd St NE
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
E. Market St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 971-7800

Website:
http://fleurierestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Street Parking is available for our customers.

Water Street Parking Garage and Market Street Parking Garage are both within walking distance of Fleurie.

Executive Chef:
Brian Helleberg

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Fleurie Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (39)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Good for a Date (34)
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Romantic (33)
Tasting Menu (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Notable Wine List (27)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Local Ingredients (24)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Organic (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Good for Groups (3)
People Watching (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. The food and service exceeded our expectations. Friendly and attentive service from the start to the finish. We highly recommend checking it out!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

Every thing is perfect. The food is excellent. The only disappointment is the attire of some of the patrons. That is beyond the control of the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is the 2nd year straight year we've gone to Fleurie for our wedding anniversary and I don't think we'll ever go anywhere else. The entire experience was just unbelievable. We went with the tasting menu and the lower level wine pairings and both the food and wine were unreal. We told our server that we favored red wines and she suggested a wine for every course. Not every wine was red..she included a sparking for the foie gras and another white for one of the seafood courses. She was so knowledgeable and spot on with her wine recommendations, which made the experience that much better.

The food, wine, atmosphere and service were, by far, the best we've ever had in Charlottesville (and maybe anywhere.) Flurie is definitely a higher priced option in the Charlottesville area. However, I'm a firm believer that if it's worth it, then its worth it. Flurie is worth it. I'm happy to spend more and get an experience I'll be telling everyone I know about for a long time. That's what happened after last year's experience, and this year is no exception.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Restaurant is very small. Requested a quiet corner for a special occasion, and was placed at a small table by the kitchen. After asking to be moved, was placed at a small table at the end of the bar. Bar patrons were very loud, which disrupted our experience.
The food and service were outstanding, but there are only TWO tables in the restaurant which would not have felt crowded. Due to that experience, we would not return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The chef is amazing! Great food served by an excellent wait staff. Definitely worth the value. We have already made another reservation

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My husband and I are from New York and met our college daughter's boyfriend's parents from Boston (and his younger brother) for the first time at Fleurie this past Saturday night. Fleurie is absolutely delightful and the food was wonderful. Very nice menu. Such a charming, cozy spot and accommodated our group of seven with ease, even though it's not a big restaurant. I had heard about Fleurie a year ago from the owners of Linden Lane Interiors who deemed it their favorite place in Charlottesville, and I can certainly understand why. Warm and inviting with flawless, friendly (attentive, but not intrusive) service. A very memorable evening for us. Will absolutely go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food was excellent. Perfectly cooked and served. Service spot on. We will definitely return.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Undoubtedly one of the two best restaurants in Central Virginia but it would hold its own for sure against the more famous urban guys too. Unbelievably fresh local ingredients. The grass fed beef ribeye was just amazing. Thiughtful wine list.

This is not a cheap place but the price/value relationship really works for me. The service is friendly and competent and never cloying and obsequious the way it is in some top-end places. Brian, the executive chef and owner, is a first rate organic farmer into the bargain. Very much recommended. Just be sure to reserve ahead.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Organic, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

We just got back from our anniversary dinner at Fleurie. Everything was wonderful. We were seated right away by a pleasant hostess. Our waiter was also very nice and helpful. We were served a chef's treat of cauliflower soup with crab that was divine and whetted our appetites for the upcoming meal. I had the lobster bisque, which was perfect. I can usually tell how good a restaurant is from how good this particular soup is. This lobster bisque was velvety smooth and delicious, and most importantly, not salty. My husband had the quail stuffed with mushroom and pistachios, which was amazingly good. For the main course we had the roasted Angus beef tenderloin, cooked to perfection and delicious, and the lamb chops, lamb ravioli and fond de braisage- a trio of lamb selections that were out of this world. For dessert, we shared a scrumptious almond and apple cake with salted caramel ice cream. This was a lovely, wonderful dinner that made this anniversary very special. If there were more than 5 stars I would rate them higher-I highly recommend this restaurant-you won't be disappointed.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was great, but our table wasn’t ready when we arrived for our reservation. Also, it was unbelievably hot in the restaurant (80 degrees).

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

By far the BEST dining experience of our trip to Charlottesville. When I made the reservation, they asked if it was for a special occasion. When we got there, we were presented with out own custome HAPPY 16th ANNIVERSARY menus !!! The staff was attentive without being obtrusive, the food was PHENOMINAL and the desserts were HEAVENLY!! Fleurie will definitely be on our list of places to come back to on our next visit to Charlottesville.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very accommodating with reservations. We could not reserve the requested time through OpenTable but the restaurant quickly contacted us per our on line request and accommodated. Service staff is extremely attentive and the food was delicious. If I could make any recommendation it would be to discontinue the bread that was served prior to the meal. It was very tough and over baked. But overall, I rate the restaurant and staff as, excellent. Thank you for an exceptional evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I had heard great things about Fleurie from friends and colleagues but our meal was mediocre at best. The service was impeccable, as one would expect from a restaurant of this caliber, but the food just missed the mark. The dishes came out at room temperature, appetizers were tasty but nothing incredible, and the molten cake for dessert was more of an undercooked pastry than a true molten cake.

I wanted so much to love this place and I just couldn't.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was so delicious and the service was impeccable! Each course of the tasting menu was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I haven’t had food so good since I dined at The Ritz in Paris. Charming, warm ambience, friendly and generous wait staff, highly recommend.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food and service was great!
We tried their tasting and pairing menu and it truly was a culinary experience. The wines were mostly boutique wines from small vineyards and the selection was both interesting and delicious. The wait staff was friendly and attentive.
It will be one of our most memorable dining experiences this year!
We will be back.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food and service. It's certainly one of the best restaurants in town, well deserving of its superb reputation.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

What a surprise for an out of town visitor! Just superb!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My wife and I were very impressed by this restaurant. Food and service is superb. Definitely "fine dining". Cocktails and wine were excellent. Highly recommend!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Amazing service and food! Absolutely loved it.

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Really spectacular. The tasting menu and wine pairings are impressive and the staff is so nice and so helpful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

WOW! Superbly executed,imaginative cuisine. Although our expectations were high based upon previous reviews, they were exceeded. All courses were equally excellent. Our wonderful waitress Melissa recommended a much cheaper bottle of wine (a Virginia nebbiolo) than the one I was thinking about, and it paired perfectly with our meals. All in all a great experience, and a definite “do again”.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fleurie is outstanding. I had only been there once before but they remembered where I had previously sat & my preference for sparkling water. That level of service is uncommon. One might expect that if one were a regular but I'm not. (I would be if I did not live 250 miles away.) The food is outrageously good, beautifully presented & the courses are expertly paced. Fleurie is my new favorite restaurant in the Commonwealth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and experience. Well worth the price.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Absolutely perfect...as always! It might be best that we don't live in Charlottesville because we might end up eating here every night. We love the staff, the service, the food, the wine and truly everything here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Our evening at Fleurie absolutely delightful. It has an atmosphere conducive to old friends catching up - one could actually have a conversation. The food was excellent - innovative, tasty, and attractively presented. Wine and drinks were top notch. This is one of our Charlottesvile favorites.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Delicious food! Fabulous service! Loved Melissa!
Will definitely return...and recommend to friends.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were celebrating a birthday and wanted a special place. Fluerie was the perfect place to celebrate. The food was great along with the service. It is a great place to spend an evening in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2017

For appetizers we enjoyed the shrimp and grits, sweetbreads, and tomato salad. All delicious.
Three of us ordered the lobster and were delighted with our meals. Lamentably, the monkfish was over-salted and inedible. The wait staff saw us sampling the monkfish and agreeing that it was over-seasoned. Our solicitous waiter removed it from our bill without our asking. He also offered to prepare something else, but we did not have the time. The table next to us extolled the skate dish. Next time, I will order that.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Amazing food as usual!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Brought some out-of-town friends, whom I consider savvy diners, for a birthday celebration. I had never dined here before so it was with a bit of trepidation that I made the reservations. It not only met my expectations, but exceeded them in every category.......from exceptional food to exceptional cocktails. The lobster bisque and poached lobster were perfection! I would highly recommend for any occasion dining.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 20, 2017

What a divine place to share a special occasion or just a get-away evening! The wait-staff knows how to serve without rushing your food, and is always ready to answer a question or bring you an item, yet they do not hover. The food is outstanding and Fleurie is one of our top 3 favorites in Charlottesville!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We were visiting in the Charlottesville area. Fleurie was recommended to us by our server @ Treble (Keswick Hall) and Amanda @ Albemarle Estate. What a wonderful dinner we had! I started with a delicious Fleurini, a cocktail made with sparkling wine, elderflower liqueur & apricot nectar. The Amuse Bouche was a morsel of "fried" chicken in a mango sauce. We both loved it! On to a fantastic Lobster Bisque & Caprese salad w/ shrimp. Our entrees were terrific & beautiful. My beef was prepared perfectly. We decided to skip dessert but the very nice waitress brought over a plate of sweets from the pastry chef! 2 each: chocolate truffles, blueberry financier & lemon meringue tartlets. It was an enjoyable way to end our long day of winery hopping.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service - went above and beyond to please us!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I would consider Fleurie a special occasion venue. It was busy when we arrived. The staff more than made up for it by giving us tastes of another appetizer & desert. The food was great & I would recommend it highly.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 16, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in C'ville, it did not disappoint. We have been coming each year and always celebrate my husband's birthday at Fleurie. Food and staff are always fabulous. Sadly waiter had accident while bringing appetizers and it broke my wine glass, which was just poured. While staff cleaned up table, offered to move us, they did not offer to replace the glass of wine, which was bought by the (very expensive) bottle. Disappointing, but next time we will speak up when the check arrives.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The pre-theater prix-fixe got me a portion of sliced sirloin that was too modest to describe as small. Alas. It was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Fleurie is a gem of a restaurant in all things. The food is fabulous, the wine list extensive and special, and the ambiance is perfect. Erin, the sommelier, selected a fabulous wine for us, she did a great job of describing the vineyard and wine. We love Fleurie and we always try to go there when we are in Charlottesville.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Experience as great and carried by attentive service. Highly recommended.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fantastic evening for us. Everything was excellent. No issue with seating, comfort, noise, service, wine choice, knowledge of staff, -- this is a top restaurant of Charlottesville.

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