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Hamiltons' At First & Main

4.6
498 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Contemporary Fine Dining in Charlottesville, Virginia Located in the heart of Charlottesville’s Downtown district, Hamiltons’ is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(434) 295-6649
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Curtis Shaver
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 498 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 hours ago

Superb as always!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

A lovely spot for lunch or sunday brunch and people watching. We are new residents of Charlottesville and this was our second visit. Great lunch first time. Try the hush puppies! Quite a treat. Good soup, excellent brunch overall except that my quiche was dry and flavorless. Everything else was excellent.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated my son’s graduation from UVA with the family. Wonderful dinner and overall experience! So glad we were able to make a reservation and the restaurant was so accommodating when we showed up with one extra person! Will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Thanks for contributing to our graduation celebration, and for rising to the occasion when the prior party left a

"mess" !

Food , service and wine suggestions were great

Phil

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

For first time in 20+ years it was just not up to par. The "chicken salad" literally had been tossed with the chicken skin and extremely fat dark meat. The waiter, while polite, was not as attentive as 99% of them in the past. (Had to search for him to obtain check after finishing our meal for 15 minutes.)
Overall, it is still one of the best restaurants in town; they just had a rough day today. :(

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Sunday brunch was outstanding. Wonderful server, great food. Wgat more can I say?

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day brunch was terrific.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

They were very accommodating and the food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent evening. Food is over the top. Curtis always takes good care of us.

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Very nice waiter. Good Prosecco. Sounded good. A vegetable plate with roasted Brussels sprouts and other interesting sounding prepared vegetables. It was edible but no taste treat.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

The halibut was out of this world-fresh with delicious pea and mint flavors!

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Halibut and shrimp and grits were fabulous.
Waitress was excellent. Loved eating outside.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Wonderful, as always! Great place! Wonderful food and service.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Really tasty Sunday brunch, excellent service....just about everything we needed to start our Charlotteseville trip off on the right foot. An old standby in local dining for this town, and you'll quickly discover why.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Hamilton's Restaurant never fails when it comes to the menu choices, the ambience, the wait staff, and the wonderful food which makes it a most dependable choice.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We had a very enjoyable evening. Very loud by the bar so we asked for a table near the back and it was fine. Good menu selection and some well priced wine choices.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I started with the grilled romaine and then ordered the the shrimp. Both were good. Not more or less.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Really enjoyed this special spot on the mall in Charlottesville. Chef inspired menu with lots of choices, good wine selection and outstanding service!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Terrific food and service. We had a lovely time!

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4.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We were celebrating our 30 year wedding anniversary and the experience at Hamilton's was quite nice. Food was good, service was good and the restaurant is quiet and cozy. We will recommend this place to our friends

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Nice lunch experience.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

This is such a nice restaurant located on a great area who serve great food at reasonable prices

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Wonderful as always. Excellent food and a lovely evening outdoors on the Downtown Mall!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food, good service. Located on the downtown mall, it has a lot of local i ingredients.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great meal while watching the people walk by. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

It is such an awesome place that when I told my wife about it, she insisted I take her the next day, so here we are eating lunch again!

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3.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The vegetarian blue plate special has been going downhill for awhile now. The servings are smaller and less appealing. The brussel sprouts were tasteless. When I can make better food at home, we will just eat at home. The server was inattentive and did not give us the feeling she cared about our meal at all.

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Overall, the meal was good - the charcuterie plate was small with okay selections. The crab cakes were fine - nothing special. The shrimp and grits were excellent. I've been many times before and usually, the whole meal is excellent which is probably why it was a little disappointing that it was just okay.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Very enjoyable dinner with friends. Good Virginia wine and oyster appetizer.

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4.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Always a treat! I don't think I've ever had anything else for lunch besides the blue plate special. It is always delicious and interesting, with many delights to taste. The most upscale lunch place in Charlottesville.

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1.0Dined on April 22, 2018

It was the worst dining experience that I’ve ever had. To sum things up, our waitress “forgot” that she had a table outside (which was where my boyfriend and I were sitting) so we had to wait for 10 minutes to get our drink orders in. We then had to wait for 45 minutes for our food to arrive and the French toast was soggy and tasted horribly. The manager did come out to apologize but oh my goodness it was a horrible dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This is a regular for us, -- to be counted on for fresh good food, cooked with imagination and expertise, served with friendly personal concern, even when crowded.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server was knowledgeable. He made excellent recommendations. The food was prepared as requested. It was a wonderful dinner experience.

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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Very nice. Attention to detail. Very pleasant restaurant. Small portions for a 134 price tag. Texas Roadhouse is 75 cheaper.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Put attention to the parking they Towns the Car , I paid $.150.00 was not a nice experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Cute decor, menu variety, good food!

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent food, but watch out for the Caesar Salad. Basically a big lump of romaine bunch sitting atop dressing.

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

TomTomFest between shows. I usually like Hamilton’s. Disappointed in slow service and luke warm dinner this time. 1.5 hr for dinner plate with half full room. Got dinner 10 mins before 8pm show.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We enjoyed a very nice anniversary dinner for two enhanced by Geraldine's attentive service and friendly personality. All three food courses were excellent as well as a bottle of local Virginia Michael Shaps red wine featured that weekday evening.

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