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C&O

4.8
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76 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
We are now offering a 3-course $60 prix fixe menu on our covered patio Wednesday through Saturday.  Seating will only be available outside and via reservation. 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 76 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Charlottesville
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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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KeishaB
1 review
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.

RB
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.

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Sailer
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love C&O. Always have, always will. Thanks for never disappointing! Just miss Dave (and used to love sitting under his painting, which has been moved to an office?).

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Duval
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always excellent at C and O. Their front desk staff was quite rude this time, but I will say it is an aberration. I’ve been coming here for over 30 years, and this was the first time the entire experience wasn’t perfect. I expect it will be excellent again next time I come, as they have a way of making sure the staff is up to snuff and the ones who are rude or weeded out

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Renee
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Caught up with my friend of 30 years!!
The food, service and ambiance were amazing

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viplovegoodfood
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there a few times before and have always enjoyed C & O. This nights meal was exceptionally delicious. We had the oyster chowder, Cesar salad, lamb, and salmon. All of it was the best we have ever had.

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DPR70
Montreal
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was fine but nothing special.

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vipDeborahC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My only criticism is that we wanted to dine at 630-7 but could only get 6 on open table.. there were several empty tables the entire time we were there and when we left as well. Should I have called?

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JohnA
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere with attentive but not over attentive service. The price is for quality but that’s what you receive and overall everything was quite pleasant.

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vipRegularChicagoDiner
Richmond
122 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

C&O offers traditional elegance, reminds me of restaurants used for important date in 1970s and 1980s- but in a good way. Not a lot of exotic flourishes or surprises. Good food made well and relatively simply. Wine list is good if concentrated on mid-level largely- few very expensive older and more reputed wines. Good anniversary meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as always!

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 76 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.