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C&O

4.8
84 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
We are now offering a 3-course $68 prix fixe menu on our covered patio Wednesday through Saturday.  Beginning October 28th we will also have seating available in our gallery and upstairs dining rooms. We cannot accommodate parties larger than 6 at this time. Reservations are available 5:00PM-9:00PM and can be made two weeks in advance. We look forward to sharing our little corner of Charlottesville with you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 84 people are saying
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EricaP
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside under cover. Enjoyed the prix fixe dinner - everything was delicious. Great wine selection too!

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vipTmom3
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit expensive but the food is excellent. Recommend

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vipAmberA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience5

Cute restaurant and very quaint but our server didn’t seem interested in actually earning his tip. A little politeness and personality goes a long way. My husbands steak was cold and had our server asked how our dinner was maybe I’d give a better review.

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BobL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The meal was well presented and excellent flavor. We will definitely go back

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

C&O is a very old favourite of ours. We know the staff very well and they know us. It's a unique and lovely place, very interesting. Go there!

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Sean
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good prix fixe menu, very reasonable. COVID seating arrangement is quaint.

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ALynn
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat. Amazing service. Food was fantastic. Appreciated that there was an outdoor heater for a cool fall night. Great cocktails.

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zmemom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner on the patio. The food was fabulous as was the wine. My only slight complaint was the service was not attentive. Long time before ordering drinks and dinner was served before we could order wine.

Would highly recommend anyway!

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vipjake
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful 3 course dinner with multiple tasty choices like mozzarella and peach salad, sweat breads and trout. Outdoor dining under a tent reminded me of eating in the south of France

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Charlottesville
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had a terrific celebratory dinner in the C&O's lovely covered outdoor garden. The food and wine were just about perfect as was the atmosphere. The tuna appetizer, crab galette, lamb (roasted rack and braised leg), and beef filet were all exceptional. This was easily the best evening out we have had in many months. Highly recommended for a celebration or a romantic dinner.

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KeishD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing experience at C&O. The service, ambience and food were incredible. We couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience. Absolutely lovely.

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Hank
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I have been dining at C&O for many, many years — Never a bad meal — Always great service. Due to the pandemic many things have changed but NOT the quality at C&O. I have used C&O's Take-out option and that worked well. Dining for the first time in many months was a different experience. The quality and experience of the C&O staff rose to the occasion and I/ we had a pleasant evening

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FrankLee
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Go to date night spot - always consistent, flexible with dietary preferences.

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PhyllisR
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Salad was over dressed and steak ordered medium showed no pink. I mentioned the salad dressing to server but did not bother her about the steak which had great flavor. It was an excellent choice to celebrate our anniversary. C&O has been a family favorite for special occasions for many years.

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JoyceC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us enjoyed dinner at CnO restaurant after a musical concert. Our wait staff was professional, knowledgeable and friendly without interfering in our conversation. Some favorites: rag mtn. Trout oyster stew, ravioli! A very nice experience.
We were there on a Sunday and restaurant was not crowded.

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CarolinaFamily
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to C&O since the 1990s and it was such a great evening. Food was fabulous - we had Steak Chinoise and New York Strip, each cooked to perfection. Paired with a nice Virginia red blend and finished with creme brûlée. Service from Sarah made the evening special - friendly and knowledgeable and the right level of attention. C&O is still and again my favorite in Charlottesville.

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Pack
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, no wonder they been in Charlottesville so long.

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JosephE
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet, warm, interesting decor. Great service. We had steak and fish. Both prepared perfectly. Nice wine selection. If you need a quiet little place for special occasion, this is it.

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michaelb
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely impressed. I took my fiancee after reading some of the reviews and WOW. The scallops were expertly cooked and the toffee dessert was amazing. We will be going back.

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LisaF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere had so much character, fire burning. The duck confit was absolutely melt in your mouth divine!

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MollyB
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice, upscale environment. Good menu with nice selections. Good service.

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RachaelG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing but our waiter was not very attentive. He took my wine glass without asking if I wanted more and I was extremely thirsty and out of water but our waiter was no where to be found. Unacceptable service for an expensive meal.

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were spectacular. Great cocktails. Pretty expensive though.

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vipRonaldB
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine day date with my wife - wonderful dining experience.

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RonaldC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our all-time favorite restaurants. Just a delicious meal and great service!

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StephenH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Both appetizers were lukewarm as was one entrée. There was one waiter for eight tables so the service was slow. We waited 20 minutes for the dessert to arrive after waiting for the dessert menu, and the coffee was served after the dessert was on the table for a few minutes. The bread arrived a while before drink orders were taken or water was poured. The meal was overpriced, but very flavorful. As an example, the Duck Confit was sized more like an appetizer and wasn't really all that special: Some breast slices with a sprig of arugula and three pieces of diced butternut squash. On the other hand, the ricotta gnocchi was light and delicious. All in all, hardly worth $27.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time we have been to C&O since we moved to Charlottesville 15 years ago. We should have gone sooner. The food and service we both outstanding. We will be back

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Britney
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for restaurant week, the food was excellent as always! We had the trout and beef carpaccio for our first courses, and both ordered the Steak Chinoise for our entree. The sauce was a little salty but still amazing. The Albemarle apples for dessert were amazing. C&O has been our favorite date night restaurant in Charlottesville for 3 years now!

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BekahF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 stars to our amazing server Christian!!! He was so friendly and attentive. He truly made our first C&O experience a great one!

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Glenmorian
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven't been there in years. At the time it was so-so. What a shock! Looking forward to coming back as often as possible. It's my new goto restaurant in Cville.

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JessicaC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience. The food was wonderful however my husbands steak was quite rare and he couldn’t eat a majority of it. The kind waiter to the meal off of the final bill. He didn’t have to do that but it was very nice of him. We felt bad because we have never sent food back in all the years we’ve been together but it was just too rare to eat. The pieces of steak that were cooked appropriately were delicious though. As usual we will be back for the carpaccio. It’s our favorite. Thanks again and sorry for the steak complaint. The service and atmosphere were splendid as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Restaurant week menu was expansive and the food was delicious. No complaints

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dolly
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very delicious. Plate presentation was great. Really nice place!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rest week.
Terrific meal

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CatherineN
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. The food was exquisite, service was everything you would expect from a high end restaurant. Since the restaurant is so small conversations get loud fast. Dinner was an experience.

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KariH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Great service. Super atmosphere. Everything was top-notch.

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PotsyinVA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week and had an absolutely perfect dinner. Everything was prepared beautifully and was amazing. The three course meal couldn’t have been better - we will definitely be going back!

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vipjeffreys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Overall c&o is a great place for a great meal. We been here more than a dozen times. We came during restaurant week which makes it even more fun. Food was amazing, best place in Cville for a winter meal. However the Service seemed to be really impacted. Our waiter forgot the bread on three occasions after saying I’m going to get it right now. He was quite slow in bringing the drinks, dessert took 15 mins and even brought us someone else’s check. I would chalk that up to being Restaurant Week, well I hope.

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vipRealtorDonna
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience in a unique setting in Charlottesville. Highly recommend for a romantic evening or a gathering of friends.

FAQs

C&O offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 971-7044.

C&O is rated 4.8 stars by 84 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.