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Maya

4.4
503 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southern
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Located in the center of Charlottesville Virginia’s Midtown, MAYA serves dinner 7 days a week and brunch on Sundays. Our “made from scratch” menu is prepared daily in honor of the Old Southern Kitchen.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(434) 979-6292
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Christian Kelly
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Catering
Off Premise Catering

We keep our catering operation simple in the spirit of our food. Maya caters approximately 20 full service events a year. We generally cater only one event on any given day. We prefer to manage the food, beverage, and service for all our events in an effort to provide our clients with the best possible overall experience.

Off Premise Catering events are booked by Chef Kelly himself by appointment only.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
7th St. NW
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Parking details
Free parking is located along both sides of West Main Street. A large public parking lot is next to Starr Hill Park located behind the Old Albemarle Hotel just two buildings down from Maya. A pay parking lot is located across the street from Maya.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 503 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDavid (Nashville)
1.0  Dined 12 hours ago

Charlottesville has so many wonderful restaurants, but Maya did not live up to its ratings. The noise level in the back room was ear shattering due to a large party. The server was inattentive and disappeared for lengthy periods. The sides on one plate were cold. We had to go find a random server to ask that it be corrected. It did not get fixed until our original server reappeared. Besides all the above, the food was mediocre overall. A definite miss.

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g66oat (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Greeted warmly when arrived and seated quickly. Waitress was attentive and all ways available.
It was an interesting menu. The meal was very tasty--We were very pleased and will return when in the area again.

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vipHootietheFoodie (Houston)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Really disappointed in food since we were referred by someone who really likes to eat healthy. Waitress couldn't even tell us what was in a vegetarian dish, steak was marginal mushroom appetizer had one type of mushroom and then a whole bunch of other things...not mushrooms, and they were not able to decant our wine. Said they "couldn't find one" and then said theirs "were not in good enough shape to use." Hmmm.

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SteveS (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

My wife and I dined there for the first time and I was really disappointed. I ordered the mushroom plate for a starter. Rather bland. Only good thing was the pork belly (how can that be bad). I ordered their Sunday special, fried chicken. I figured, this was a place that specialized in southern cooking and who invented fried chicken but southerners, so it had to be good. Nope, what I got was a tasteless piece of greasy chicken that was not golden brown but, instead, rather grey. The waitress asked me how it was and I indicated I was not happy. They immediately offered a replacement (good service). I ordered the crab cakes. Also rather tasteless. My wife had oysters to start (ok) and trout with a side of brussel sprouts (really good). They comped me the price of my main dish (once again, good service). But they really need to get a decent chef. We won't return.

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Local (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

One of our favorite places for a casual dinner but this visit not quite up to par with regard to food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines Day- menu was pre-set. Appetizers dried out as if prepared well in advance. Food not as good as usual. Suspect that due to busy day, food not quite what it usually is, as I have eaten here several times previously.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Always a great evening out at Maya - terrific food and the best martinis ever!

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Didnt like being seated in back room directly below a ramp.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The food is a modern take on Southern comfort food and is excellent. Service is attentive and accommodating--these folks aim to please. Very good wine list and cocktails. Outside seating is available when weather permits. One of Charlottesville's Top 10!

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oara27 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Good value for great food, but limited menu choices.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

I give credit to Maya for providing a varied and interesting menu for restaurant week and putting forth an A plus effort. Our appetizers and entrees were excellent and did not suffer from being part of a busy week. The desserts were less successful. The carrot cake parfait was a better concept than a reality. The wine list was reasonably priced and the pours were generous. Our server was very attentive.
I agree with other reviews that the downstairs dining room (not the bar room) is bland and needs some love.

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engine401 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Maya - For Family & Friends

Was traveling from NJ to Charlottesville, and made a res for Maya based on internet search - needed good food for a party of 5 in a relaxed atmosphere. We happened to attend during restaurant week and found the selection to be varied and very broad. The presentation and service was great. Good drinks, relaxing atmosphere.

Next time I am in town this will be a go to restaurant!!

EJM

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vipUWSmoose (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great, service was spotty. The waiter was super nice but things came out randomly and a few apps were missing (which he took off the bill). What we got was delicious, however, so if you’re patient, you will enjoy the meal!

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vipFLRC (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always delicious

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Restaurant week

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vipCaroline (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a wonderful meal during Charlottesville Restaurant Week. Our server was outstanding, and each course was delicious. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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RayG (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Everything wa well done. We went to try for restaurant week and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The grits here set the bar for the tastiest in C'ville. They are rich and cheesy and the perfect accompaniment for the tasty dishes at this comfy restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Cocktails were fabulous as well as the food! Great service and a cute atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Went for restaurant week. I loved the steak. My friend got the duck and was pleased but wished she had chosen the steak.

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