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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
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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.
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.
They have daily specials not advertised which greatly expand the menu offerings
Was a great night to sit outside, so important during these crazy times. Food and service were both great!
Ham biscuits were amazing and waitress was so nice. They could plan out their reservations better but that's a typical issue in smaller towns. Overall wonderful expereince.
A truly excellent dining experience. Delicious food, friendly and helpful servers, strict mask adherence-- what more could a girl want!
Outstanding food! I had the vegetarian plate while others in my party had the crab cake and the Korean stir fry? I sampled their entrees and have to say the chef should be applauded!
Wonderful experience! As always the food was amazing. The blue plate special was great, as well as their appetizer special! Logan is a wonderful server. He always provides excellent service!
Great service and food. Make sure you make a reservation for outdoor seating.
Food very interesting—unique and delicious combinations.
Our server was very knowledgeable and efficient.
Relative in town.
Don’t miss if you are in Charlottesville. We sat outdoors and had a wonderful anniversary dinner. Food was quite good. Can’t wait to return to Charlottesville for another visit.
Visiting my daughter
Wait staff PERFECT
Always great food with innovative flavor combinations. Great service
Had a wonderful early dinner. Fabulous crab cakes.
Wonderful as always! Enjoyed the crab cake, outdoor seating and excellent service!
We so enjoyed our mid-afternoon meal at Hamilton's. The Indonesian entree I had was spectacular and my spouse had her usual shrimp and grits, which did not disappoint. The service was perfect; we hope to get back while we're still able to eat outside.
The fried oysters are such a treat! (And the crab cakes, and the ever-changing vegetarian blue-plate special...) The food is consistently good, as is the service. And you can now reserve an outdoor table. They observe pandemic protocols and they have patio heaters and umbrellas outside. Highly recommended.
The person who waited on us was so attentive, caring, and kind. The food, as always, was great. The only crummy thing was that they had that darn crane right next to us that was screeching loud!! Not your fault!! I felt for the wait staff who has to deal with it more frequently.
Great food and service especially during the pandemic attention to disinfecting tables and excellent public health practice.
Great food. Good social distancing.
Will recommend to others.
Best restaurant in Cville-no contest! Creative specials, wonderful service and spacious seating
awesome food and equally great service! They even catered to GF needs with a custom order
Great experience! Wonderful outdoor seating and efficient service. The shrimp & grits and the pastry basket were delicious! Would absolutely recommend!
We were celebrating a friend’s birthday. Our server brought non-alcoholic cocktails for three to offer a toast our entrees were excellent as was the service.
I went to Hamilton’s with my mom to celebrate her 70th birthday. We sat outside. The server was excellent. He brought us 2 glasses of a Prosecco cocktail on the house. The meals were very, very good. The Gerhardt chocolate cake was great and the waiter put a candle on it. Everyone was wearing a mask. I noticed an hourglass timer on a table and learned that the cleaner needed certain amount of time to disinfect so they use the timer. Not only did we have a special birthday meal with great service, but we were able to enjoy it thanks to all the precautions that the personnel is taking to keep everyone safe. THANK YOU!
Very good, fantastic food.
Lovely outdoor shaded area with plenty of room between tables
Waitstaff in masks and gloves and very attentive to cleanliness and safety.
brunch food great though portions not huge. normal sized, which is good imo. just a warning for those looking for large portions. everything was good but I was looking for salt & pepper and tabasco for my omelet and waiter didn't come by for awhile. in his defense, he came by when i was in the bathroom so i missed the first pass. they are trying really hard to deal with COVID so some of the issues could have been related to that. I can't really complain about anything, but I also have to admit that this was not the most memorable brunch i've had. Decent but not outstanding.
This place was absolutely spectacular from the very moment we walked in the door. The service was courteous and professional and every dish incredible. We began with the lintel and crab soups; both were to die for. The garden pecan salad with fresh goat cheese was flavorful and the meals that followed, (shrimp it is well worth the trip!
My friends and I had brunch here to celebrate a birthday and we will definitely be back! The food was phenomenal in presentation and taste (you can’t go wrong with the pan-roasted jumbo lump crab cake). Our waiter, Logan, was attentive, friendly, and went above and beyond for us. He made the experience a memorable one!
Great food and staff! Wonderful experience again!
Great food and wonderful service! Made us feel so special for a birthday dinner celebration
Very disappointing. This is normally our go-to place in downtown for excellent steak
Excellent food. Excellent service. We were able to reserve a table outside, and staff was masked. I've never had anything less than a stellar meal at Hamilton's.
Always great - from the food to the service. Thanks!!
Hamiltons' At First & Main offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 295-6649.
Hamiltons' At First & Main is rated 4.7 stars by 1122 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.