Hamiltons' At First & Main
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Hamilton’s is always my go to place to take friends, out-of-town guests, family, etc. The food is always terrific, the service exemplary, and the atmosphere delightful!! Please support them during these difficult times!!
Great outdoor socially distanced dining with great food and street music.
The food was absolutely incredible. Our specialty cocktails were tasty. Our service was superb. Definitely recommend.
Great meal with outdoor dining. Always love coming back to Hamiltons when we visit Charlottesville.
Great food, service and experience. The specialty cocktails are great and they have an extensive local, regional and international wine list.
We had a wonderful brunch here. Great menu with lots of interesting choices, and all food was delicious and service great. Felt very Covid-Safe.
With all the skepticism about eating out during the pandemic, I must say Hamilton's is managing it very well. The option to reserve outdoor seating, the spacing of tables and precautions taken by wait staff put a mind ease while trying to enjoy as normal an activity as one can.
The food was amazing and I would recommend going for whatever the brilliant chef is making as a special for the day because it's bound to be a treat.
Had a fabulous dinner and drinks! Everything we ate was wonderful. We were seated outside next to a heater and it was a beautiful evening. Service was outstanding too.
Good quality food, excellent service and good covid precautions.
Crab bisque was delicious. Onion soup rather thin and bland. Fried oyster salad and chicken salad were very good.
Excellent dinner of Crab Bisque, crab cakes & shrimp & grits. We sat outside & staff was respective. Heating lamps were appreciated.
Wow. Their food is incredible! We have been here twice and each time everything that we ordered was top-notch. From salad to apps to entrees and desserts each thing we have had compares to the best ever. Would highly recommend!
Great spot on the downtown mall. Excellent food and service, would highly recommend this place
We loved Hamiltons' at First & Main. We were in town for a short stay and sat outside. They were very diligent about disinfecting before we sat down. The staff was great, the food was great and I highly recommend.
Portions were too small. Bread should have been served. I left still hungry.
Great food, great service, covid precautions thorough and very professional. Sunday brunch well done and reasonably priced. Highly recommended...
Thank goodness we had made a reservation ahead of time on a busy Saturday- we had a nice table for two out front of the restaurant, but they also have a large patio. Tables are spaced out and they were trying to keep people apart. Menu was interesting and service was great.
Treated my sister to birthday lunch at Hamilton's. We sat inside where folks were spaced apart nicely. We had a very friendly young waitress and all the food was amazing. We started with a potato soup with gruyere and truffle and then she had the small sandwich with beef tenderloin slices and I the cold salmon. The servings were smallish which is how we like it , but delicious. Enjoyed the lemon tart as well which was brought out with a birthday candle without us asking.
We really enjoyed our lunch at Hamilton's. We ordered 3 open face sandwhiches from the Smorrebrod menu and enjoyed them all!! Great service, beautiful, tasty food (that did not break the bank!), in a happening location.
Sitting alone in a deserted restaurant with masks for everyone, including us. Overall, not a good experience but great food and great prior experiences.
Honestly, I like lunch best at Hamiltons. It was great. The three of us had a couple of appetizers, plus a bowl of soup crab & corn bisque (yum), and shrimp & grits. The waiter was very good. We felt safe, ate a nice meal, and were in and out quickly.
Service was great. Nice outdoor seating. Food was a bit disappointing, overly cheesy vegetarian soup, and itty bitty so-called “sandwich” - a hard boiled egg, sliced in half and dressed up with some green sprigs, on a piece of flatbread. More like a curio than a sandwich.
The food was amazing! It was a mild evening, mid 50’s and we were very comfortable with the outdoor heaters. We would definitely go again.
One of few go to places that enjoy so much. Great people, great food and great service. Always a interesting menu and you cant go wrong with anything.
Food was outstanding. service was a little slow although not busy. Good COVID procedures were followed.
All indoor reservations were taken, so outside dining was the only option on a damp and chilly Sunday afternoon. The heater was on, so we were quit comfortable. Other dinners were far enough away not to worry us. The server was quick and attentive. The food was good - waffle for me and French toast for my friend. Overall, it was a very nice lunch.
great location, food was great! staff was really nice too, overall a great experience.
Always innovative and delicious. Always great service.
What a lovely experience - from the service to the food. We felt so welcome and socially comfortable. Our waiter and the manager that evening were both five stars plus. The food, delicious! Thank you, Hamilton’s!
The service was very good and the food was excellent and not too pricey. The overall ambience made for a wonderful evening and a great dinner.
That filet special this week is amazing!!
Greg makes a great cocktail and the service is always excellent! The duck and the steak were five star dishes.
Delightful place in center of walking mall downtown. Known for crabcakes and they did not disappear but skip the bread as it falls apart. Crap chowder was good but needed to be served hotter. Ham biscuits are a must.
Personable waiter, delicious food and drinks! Very clean and adheres to CDC guidelines.
We went for Sunday brunch.
I had reserved to sit outside because that was the only option. I made my reservation in the middle of the week.
Sunday’s weather was 45 degrees, drizzly and grey. When we arrived at Hamilton’s I asked if we could sit induce and the hostess said no, because had “requested” to sit outside. I explained to her that that was the only option open table offered but we would rather sit inside, given the weather. She said that wouldn’t be possible because there were no available tables. I asked her if the heaters were on and she said yes.
She was rude and unwelcome.
When we got to our table outside the heaters were NOT on. My husband started to try to turn them on and someone came to do it.
Our waiter Logan was wonderful, friendly and attentive, everything the hostess was not.
It was very cold and the heaters worked to a minimal degree but the food was delicious.
We made a Saturday night reservation and are glad we did. We sat outside and had great food and service! I highly recommend the ham biscuit appetizer.
There were two people in my party and we were treated very well. We were seated immediately outdoors on a lovely patio. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience very pleasant. Pricing is very fair and everything ordered was delicious (corn and crab bisque, beet and burrata salad, tuna special and flourless chocolate torte). They also sell chocolate from a local shop called Gearheart's which is also phenomenal.
This was my second visit to Hamiltons. I am very impressed with the service and quality of food. They put out a consistantly good product and keep a lively pace to the dining room, despite covid restrictions. All and all, a very enjoyable experience. All of our plates were clean!
Top notch food, drink and service. One of the best meals I've had in awhile! The outside seating is excellent.
An absolute MUST GO on the Mall in Charlottesville.
You can order delivery directly from Hamiltons' At First & Main using the Order Online button. Hamiltons' At First & Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 295-6649.
Hamiltons' At First & Main is rated 4.7 stars by 1158 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.