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Fleurie

4.8
586 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French / American, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(434) 971-7800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Helleberg
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. Market St.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 586 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We did the 5 course tasting menu with wine paring and we all LOVED it. Our teenagers said is was the best meal they have ever had. Great dining experience! The service was phenomenal!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of the keys to a great dinner is a knowledgeable and engaging wait staff. Melissa Boardman is tops, plus she makes a mean Manhattan. The lobster bisque was the best I've ever had...rich without being artery-clogging. Best wine list in town.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful meal while visiting Charlottesville with friends.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Par Excellence!
Fleurette is hands down the best Open Table restaurant that we have ever eaten at.
A cozy sublime place to savor the finest French cuisine in the east and probably west coast.
The service is exemplary.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Our server was AMAZING (I forget his name but had blonde hair in a bun). We did the tasting menu with wine pairings and he was EXTREMELY knowledgable about the wine and why it was matched with each dish (something about this stream in the middle of Europe that has shells and salty notes that influence the wine and pair well with the lobster). Was even willing to swap out one of the items on the tasting menu that we didn't care for. Told them we were celebrating birthdays and they had birthday messages on the menus and special desserts. We sat at a table out on the patio and it was cozy and quiet and delicious - the exact vibe we were looking for. A fine night to dine. A+

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Some of the best food in Charlottesville. Incredible service. Great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fantastic food and service, as usual!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great as usual.
Staff is very nice.
The food is very

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had first discovered Fleurie last September while visiting Charlottesville. It was such a special evening that we decided to return while visiting this month. We were not disappointed! Chris welcomed us & Jeff, our outstanding waiter, created a fun & hospitable evening. I started with a Fleurini & we enjoyed the bread & butter. The menu included a Happy Birthday, Ellen which was a classy touch. We both ordered the roasted foie gras which was accompanied by a French Sauternes recommended (and comped) by Jeff. He later served another sample of a more serious one. A bargain as compared with Chateau D'Yquem. My entrée was the Skate while Barry had the best lamb chops he had ever tasted! He is a chocoholic so his dessert indulgence was the chocolate soufflé w/ pistachio ice cream & hot fudge sauce. I had a decadent mille-feuillette (complete w/ birthday candle). Then a plate of 6 sweets arrived. Madelines, truffles & lemon meringue tarts. We completed our feast with Cappuccinos. An amazing meal & staff! Can't wait to return.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Fleurie was an excellence early dinner experience, very good wine selection with wine and tasting menu options.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Fabulous wine pairings with dinner. Wine expert tailored to our taste and gave excellent recommendations.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great place, service was outstanding, attention to detail with every plate.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Excellent service. Architectural problem: every time the door opens, it gets very cold in the restaurant. They should install heavy curtains or better a double door. Most of the dinner was tasty, but the scallop portion was ridiculously small (3 sandy scallops, almost no cauliflower and a few almond splitters for $34).

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

With Chef Jose Brito back in the fold, Fleurie now is unquestionably the best destination for fine dining this side of Washington Virginia. We had the the tasting menu, which Chef Brito supplemented with two additional courses, scallops and venison. The wine selection was thoughtful and brilliantly paired. Well trained staff, convenient location, extraordinary good.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I used to think of Fleurie as a place for special occasions, which it is. But it's not only that. Sometimes when my husband and I haven't seen each other in a while (we both do a lot of traveling for work), and we want a nice dinner and a chance to talk and catch up on things, we go to Fleurie. Food is excellent and there is always something new/interesting on the menu but the food doesn't demand to be the center of attention (as it does in some other places). Nice wine list, too, some traditional some unusual. Expensive (for Charlottesville) but worth it.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very good service. Absolutely attentive. Very welcoming waiter. Helpful on wine recommendation. And fresh, beautifully prepared food. A treat.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fleurie deserves its reputation as Cville's best place for an elegant, small-party dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

This was our third time dining at Fleurie over a three year period as we live in New York and use Charlottesville as a rest stop as we return home from Knoxville. We had the tasting menu. Every dish was excellent. We had a couple of cocktails with the meal, each of which was creative and well balanced.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The perfect place to celebrate with a best friend! Comfortable elegance in true Parisienne style. Delicious fresh food combinations plus an efficient and friendly staff made for a wonderful evening!

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4.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Overall, very good and well prepared food. Only complaint is that the mains arrived luke warm to our table, should have been hot.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Fleurie is divine. The cuisine is definitely Michelin Star worthy (I'd say **), and the presentation of the dishes is spectacular. Some dishes look like models of Frank Gehry architecture. My favorite dishes are the Foie Gras and Passionfruit Mousse, the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras (I love foie gras), the Butter Poached Lobster, and the Mushroom Vol au Vent.

The wine list is amazing. Wine Director Melissa Boardman has put together a stunning collection of classics and offbeat treasures. Mostly old world, heavy on French selections, with a good assortment of Virginia offerings--most notably including the Ankida Ridge Pinot Noir. Melissa has also added some well informed and occasionally cheeky commentary describing the various sections of the list. Make sure to read her take on Petit Manseng!

The service is gracious, refined, attentive, and very finely tuned.

I have dined in a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in France and the US, and I would unhesitatingly prefer Fleurie to any of them.

What more can I say?

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a Friday night in Charlottesville and the experience we enjoyed at Fleurie was the best part. A beautiful restaurant with about 15 tables and a cozy bar we had the scallops and poached lobster with beet salad appetizers. For desert both the chocolate pistachio cake and apple and almond cake were excellent. The food was prepared perfectly and the staff was charming, knowledgeable and attentive. Fleurie does everything right and it shows in the details. We agreed that this was one of the most memorable dinners we’ve had in years and the next time we visit Charlottesville Fleurie will be the reason for our trip.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was actually a great place to visit. Because it was my first time eating at a french restaurant I enjoyed each meal I got to taste. I will definitely go back again

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Best French food in Charlottesville. Nice atmosphere. Service was suboptimal due to waitress being very busy. She missed a course. Not a big deal, but for the price and standards of the restaurant, this should not happen.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was by far the best meal I’ve had in Charlottesville. The serving were appropriate, timely, and sooooo delicious! You certainly get what you pay for here and I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a memorable meal in CVille!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Wonderful evening. This was our first time here, but definitely not our last. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the food and evening. Everyone there was very attentive and worked together seamlessly. It was a special evening for us and the atmosphere, food, wine was perfect. Everything we tried was very good and seasoned well, very tasty and filling. We both had the pre-theater menu and were able to sample quite a few different items. We're looking forward to our next visit. The staff there were fabulous and we didn't feel rushed to leave at all, and were able to enjoy our time there. Thank you.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very loud group from Darden School made it less than perfect. I wish they would have let me enjoy my cocktail before bringing food. Our waiter, Chris, was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fleurie is unquestionably the best restaurant in Charlottesville. Jose's cuisine is inventive, Melissa's wine list is stellar, and the service is gracious and flawless. If Michelin ever gets to Charlottesville, Fleurie should definitely get a star, if not two. Our favorite dishes are the Foie Gras and Passionfruit Mousse, Lobster Bisque with Tarragon, and the Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras. Yes, I love foie gras!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Brian and his team are excellent. We have been customers since the opening of his restaurant and have always enjoyed our dining in full measure.
It is a superb restaurant for wine, food, and service.

Charlottesville is fortunate to have such an excellent restaurant. From a City with an abundance of choices, Fleurie is first in class.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Nosotros amamos este restaurante! La comida espectacular siempre.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The height of french cuisine in Virginia. We did the six course tasting with wine pairing and every course just kept defining perfection. I took a picture of the butter poached lobster with spinach tortellini, and this is an example of extraordinary plating that is fitting for extraordinary flavor. Incredible meal with incredible service.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great Service, Good ambient, great food. The everyday special is always a surprise.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

My girlfriend and I our foodies, we’ve eaten all around the world at fine dinning and unique restaurants. The tasting menu here was for sure one of best meals we’ve ever had! The food was outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Fleurie is consistently the best restaurant in C’ville. Actually, they beat the Inn at Little Washington. Get the tasting menu and the reserve list of wine pairings...at least once in your life!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

We return to Fleurie for celebrations, since we are never disappointed. Not flashy, but the food is usually superb. Even the bread, which has always seemed ill-matched to the quality of a French restaurant, was good this time around. Not cheap, but a very good value.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Awesome experience. Very knowledgeable staff. Our waiter enhanced our meal by helping us explore different foods and wine options. It was fun talking to him as well.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

For Valentines Day, this was a wonderful experience. Food was great, service also great. The meal was served as prix fixe, and that appeared to enhance the experience.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing food and service, as usual. Fantastic dining experience!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

This was our first visit to Fleurie and it was outstanding-from the food to the service and everything in-between. Although expensive, the value is there and it will now become our "go to" restaurant for social occasions or to treat special guests.

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