Masks are required while entering and exiting the property as well as anytime you are not seated at your table. You will have an hour and a half to enjoy your meal and company.
Located in the center of Charlottesville Virginia’s Midtown, MAYA serves dinner 7 days a week. Our “made from scratch” menu is prepared daily in honor of the Old Southern Kitchen.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
caper brown butter sauce
local mushroom red wine sauce
Cornmeal Crusted Fried Oysters*
served with house made remoulade
Food was outstanding, apps and main courses alike. Happy hour isn’t available on the patio and I have an unvaccinated kid so I avoided going inside. Our drinks were 177 and good was 225 for 7 people. Wish I had known that before planning a work happy hour. Will come back for dinner.
Server was super nice, drinks from the bar were delicious, our food was so good and flavorful
Maya is one of our, "go to's" in C'ville, and we were generally happy with this visit, as were our out-of-town guests. The only exception was that when we were seated our server informed us that he had a reservation for a party of 20 arriving in 90 minutes and if we didn't think we'd be finished by then he'd need to move and re-seat us in a different section. We appreciated the candor but wanted to retain our table, outside -- so, as a result, we felt a bit rushed during dinner.
We ate outdoors. The food and the service was excellent. Made for a great first evening in Charlottesville!
First time having dinner at Maya. Food was very food and service was great. Michael was friendly and informative.
So very pleasant. Lovely waitress and fantastic food and drink.
Fabulous trout! One of us had a salad with watermelon that was outrageously good and one of us had fried green tomatoes--- also very good, but spicey. The sides: brussels sprouts, collard greens were terrific. The rice side was not to our liking but others might like the spice combination--- we did not. Service was excellent.
Excellent food with very good service. Back room a little warm but considering temp outside was 90 degrees plus, understandable.
Maya is so good, and it has provided outdoor dining throughout the pandemic. Unfortunately with outdoor dining come uninvited dinner guests; the flies ruined a perfectly nice evening!
The servers were very helpful and patience. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The meal was excellent and creative. There were entrees that I haver never seen anywhere else. The scallops were wonderful and the pimento cheese fritters were incredible. Would highly recommend Maya.
The hanger steak was outstanding. The trout was dull as dishwater. Sides were excellent, as was the appetizer. The dessert, peach cobbler, was uninteresting.
Maya never disappoints!! We discovered the resto when our daughter moved-in as 1st year UVA last year! Wish we lived closer
(california) but we will keep coming back!! Everything on the menu is fantastic but the fluffer PB pie is to die for!!
Great food - friendly atmosphere and the best bartender in town!
Excellent as usual. First time back since COVID and same excellent quality, from the cornmeal crusted oysters appetizer to the peanut butter pie dessert.
We really enjoyed our food and cocktails at Maya but definitely felt rushed from start to end. We were five minutes late to our reservation and we got a call from the hostess, and our server reminded us that he had brought the check almost immediately after bringing it. We were probably the last reservation of the evening and I’m sure folks wanted to go home, but the service definitely put a bit of a damper on what was otherwise a great meal.
Haute Southern, prepared well, and served in an urban atmosphere. The salmon, shrimp & grits, and blackberry cobbler were all great. The fried green tomatoes are the best served anywhere!
Awesome evening out for a delicious dinner. The Heirloom tomatoes and cucumber salad were wonderful.
Wonderful food and cocktails. Highly recommend the fried oysters!
The food was delicious!! Portions were not too big, but a nice amount...and left room for dessert. Everything was so good and the service was excellent.
Delicious food, great staff, Outside dining okay - street noises with racing cars. Need candles to keep flies away…
Very nice, casual setting, with great menu & great service!
At Maya, three of us celebrated the engagement of the two who got engaged. It was a perfect choice for the occasion. The patio table was perfect for the climate that evening. The service was smooth, accurate and friendly. Everyone enjoyed each menu selection: fried green tomatoes for starters; entrees ordered were pork, steak and mushroom lentil cakes; sides were Brussel sprouts, cheddar grits, broccoli carrot slaw, and mashed potatoes; and dessert was chocolate torte. We all had a delicious glass of Moscato to sip on throughout the meal. The portion sizes were very satisfying, and each item had tasty, home-made embellishments such as sauces, reductions, flavorings, pickled things, fruit morsels, or toppings. Everything showed thoughtful preparation and presentation, and was delicious. The Southern Cuisine menu pleased each of us, even though we each were from three different non-western countries of origin. We also felt good about "eating healthy" because the menu did not seem to feature fatty, salty or sugary food. There were whole grain, vegetable, vegan, and gluten free choices for diners with diverse diets. I can not wait for my next occasion to go to Maya again.
Over priced for decent food but definitely not exceptional. Little ambiance but nice server. Loud.
Solid dinner in a really cool space! Wait staff was amazing.
Friendly staff. Good foods. Nice atmosphere. Can be a bit noisy due to occasional train that runs nearby.
Food was great, but service was sub par. We had to remind the hostess that we were there before someone came to our table and there were a couple other service mix ups during our meal. They were probably understaffed and busy, but for the price we expected better service.
Highly recommend the pimento fritters appetizer and trout entree.
Michael was amazing! Great food. Sat next to a noisy table which isn’t the norm. Ambience is usually great and able to converse easily.
We love Maya! It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville! The food is always delicious!
Best meeting and eating place in town! Lively atmosphere, great bartender! Food is excellent!
Great service, great food, great drinks, and great atmosphere. What more could you ask for? We thoroughly enjoyed dinner on the patio. Thank you!
As always, food was very good - they do a fantastic job with their sides/veggies. We sat outside, and it was very pleasant.
Maya is one of our favorite restaurants in town and this week did not disappoint. The food was great as was the service. We really enjoy our meals here and can't remember ever having a bad one in many years.
Unique food and very tasty!
Great menu! Everyone’s food was warm and tasty. Our server was helpful. We’ll be back!
Had dinner with my father and we ordered Hanger Steak and Cornish Game Hen, both were excellent along with sides of Collard Greens (a first for me) and Cornbread. Dinners were terrific, but desserts were even better Key Lime Pie and Citrus Buttermilk Pound Cake!
Ate outside and their patio is awesome! Wish we were further back from the road. Noise wasn’t terrible; alas, it does make it uncertain when a car with a loud muffler/sound system is going to stroll by and interrupt the conversation.
First time out with friends since the start of the pandemic. It was a lovely evening!
Amazing food and great service! We recommend this to everyone who likes upscale southern cookin...
This was definitely a great dining experience. We had the red pepper bisque for starters and it was outstanding. I had trout and my wife had the fried oysters and both were delicious. The waitress and staff were attentive making it a great night out.
You can order delivery directly from Maya using the Order Online button. Maya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 979-6292.
Maya is rated 4.7 stars by 1012 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.