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C&O, Charlottesville, VA

C&O

4.8
4.8
418 Reviews
$50 and over
American
We are now offering our a la carte menu in our mezzanine, bistro, and upstairs dining rooms Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations are available 5:00PM-9:00PM. We cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. Due to the layout of our restaurant, we are unable to accommodate pets, even for outdoor reservations.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 971-7044

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dean Maupin

  • Catering

    C&O Catering has been of of Virginia's premier catering companies for over 35 years, offering full service catering for all of your special events and functions. Contact Dean Maupin or Cristelle Koerper at 434.971.7044

  • Private party facilities

    The C&O offers two private dining rooms well suited to accommodate a wide range of hospitality possibilities, our upstairs which seats up to 20 and our gallery which seats up to 15. Please contact Dean Maupin at 434.971.7044 with inquires.

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Parking details

    We suggest parking in either the Water St. or Market St. garages, both within two blocks of the C&O, we validate for both.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 418 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    American

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Fit for Foodies

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Charlottesville

    Notable Wine List

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Special Occasion

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Aidar

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very intimate slightly lit space downstairs - great for romantic dinner. The food was delicious. Especially carpaccio and the roasted beets salad. Enjoyed my duck! The bartender Martin awesome and gave us some great recommendations. Second favorite place for a nice dinner in Charlottesville
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    College graduation
  3. SM

    SteveM

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was very friendly and the overall service was excellent. The scallops appetizer was delicious and dinner was very good. The dessert made the evening - first time having crème fraîche panna cotta and I must say I have a new favorite dessert! We have only been here a couple times but have not been disappointed!
  4. DS

    DaniS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    You can always count on C&O for a terrific dining experience. One of C’ville’s best. Great cocktails, cuisine, gracious staff, and nice ambience. The only minus is that the seats that have wicker bottoms are not the most comfortable. They have a lip that tends to dig into your legs. Try not to be seated near the entrance to avoid those.
  5. RC

    RonaldC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant! We always go there for special occasions.
  6. JL

    JLew

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Their scallops were delicious, and the steaks were divine. The service is some of the best in Charlottesville. The weekend crowd tends to be a little loud as you would imagine. Consider that if you want a quiet romantic dinner.
  7. JM

    JayMD

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We've been to C&O a number of times, this time was disappointing. The wild mushroom and goat cheese ravioli was covered in sage, which for someone who hates sage did not like the unexpected surprise. For the yellowfin tuna appetizer, they really need to stick to what they're good at - which is not this kind of dish. The trout and halibut were both excellent, these I would recommend. The cocktails are overpriced. I got one that was 80% ice and about a teaspoon of liquor for $15. You're better off getting wine or a martini where they can't charge you $15 for a cup of ice. No idea why high end restaurants can't get this right - if we pay for liquor, please give us liquor.
  8. I

    Idioticnicknamerule

    Washington DC

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is where you want to go for an authentic Charlottesville dinner! Outstanding experience beginning to end. Greeted by Jen, guided to a great table, fortunate enough to get James helping us out on our first visit. Drinks were fantastic, courses were excellent (and brought out perfectly on time!), and the staff was over-the-top great. We will be back!
  9. ME

    MECHW

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience1
    Everyone working seemed very sad. We were told they were booked with the only open reservation was at 5pm, but the restaurant only had one other table for the two hours we were there. Food was good, but not worth the prices. There are other restaurants in Charlottesville with much better vibes and equal or superior food. Came for a 55th Anniversary Dinner- Notified the Restaurant when we made the reservation when they asked if it was a special occasion. No one even mentioned the event or said happy anniversary. Why ask if you do not plan to acknowledge in anyway.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wedding Anniversary
  11. D

    Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    As normal, appetizers were very good. Notable last night, the scallops and sweet breads. Entrees however were not as good. Steak Chinoise a bit overcooked and sauce overly salty. Hardly a $50+ steak experience. Duck also a bit overcooked. Desert of Sticky Toffee Pudding was great as normal. Next time we come it may just be all appetizers. Service was very good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!
  13. VB

    VirginiaB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Delicious food. Well presented. Nice, knowledgeable waiter. Nice atmosphere in the downstairs dining room. I sneaked a peak upstairs while in the bathroom and it seemed too bright and lacking in ambience. We had a great after dinner drink in the downstairs bar - don't miss it. Great meal. Good value.
  14. KG

    KimG

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing service was fantastic and the ambience was definitely something of nostalgia just an overall wonderful experience for first timers
  15. W

    Wonderful

    Fayetteville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quaint downtown restaurant in very old building. Limited entree items, but likely something for everyone. The halibut was superb as were the scallops. Attentive service. Highly recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent duck confit gnocchi to start and two great fish dishes for entrees. Every biting food and drink was wonderful.
  17. TS

    TracyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrating at C&O was a special treat. Our server was exceptional and thoughtful. The food was delicious and unique. We sat upstairs....I think in the future I would request downstairs. I liked the atmosphere better downstairs. Upstairs was more formal and less character. We look forward to visiting again in the future.
  18. P

    Penny

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The services was excellent --the food was good but not as good as in the past
  19. PM

    PaulM

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the duck and it was outstanding, cooked perfectly. The setting was lovely and waitress was a delight. Overall fantastic, we loved it.
  20. T

    Traci13

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, excellent service. Every. Single. Time. We come here for special occasions and date nights and it is worth the drive (we live about an hour away). Can't recommend highly enough.
  21. E

    Electra

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, superb flavors Excellent service
  22. l

    lizw

    Houston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say? Amazing! Perfect! Delicious food! Attentive service! Wish I could back again and again!!
  23. m

    may515

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in Charlottesville ever! The only negative is no nearby parking.
  24. KB

    KenB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks
  25. P

    Preshog

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated graduation. This our favorite t restaurant in CVille - high quality ingredients expertly prepared.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  27. SA

    StacyA

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely amazing food!
  28. GF

    GinaF

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect for our special occasion dinner.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Tired. This place was great 5 years ago, but they haven’t updated the upstairs at all. There is wall to wall Carpeting, the walls need some serious love and the chairs creak every time you move. Our waiter was less than attentive and after requesting minimal butter on my scallops, they were swimming in butter when they arrived. Will not be returning
  30. e

    edwardd

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early at 5:30 and service was fast, noise level quiet, and great food.
  31. R

    Ryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Had the trout and lamb appetizer. Bee's Kiss dessert. All was quite tasty. Would go again
  32. K

    Kathy

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three of us had the best meal we ever remember having anywhere at anytime. It was a bit expensive but actually well worth it. I would especially recommend the Duck Breast entree and my son would especially recommend the scallop and carpaccio appetizers. YUMMMMM!
  33. JR

    JacRob

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything - such a great atmosphere, service was impeccable, and the food beyond delicious and excellent!
  34. JI

    JIMBO

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great cocktails, we opted for multiple appetizers and were not disappointed. Service was perfect and the ambiance Romantic...loved the old Pepsi sign too!
  35. R

    Rick

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible meal! From the tagliatelle to the salmon and flounder. A complementary glass of bubbles for our anniversary. Wonderful attentive, but not intrusive service. I just can't say enough. We hadn't been to C&O since the onset of COVID. We won't wait that long again.
  36. JW

    JoshW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner at C&O. Food was fantastic and good, attentive service.
  37. c

    chapo

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best in Charlottesville!
  38. d

    devinegrant

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with a good friend. Service it’s great as usual. Food was outstanding.
  39. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been waiting to use our gift certificate to C&O for over 2 years and it was well worth the wait! It was just right on a chilly April night to be greeted by the warmth of the woodstove when we entered. The dim lighting set the cozy ambiance but also reminded me that I am getting older and needed my glasses to read the menu. (c: The attentive staff was professional but approachable, and easy to communicate with. The food was superb - sauces just right!
  40. MD

    MishaD

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 418 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for C&O

515 E Water St Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We suggest parking in either the Water St. or Market St. garages, both within two blocks of the C&O, we validate for both.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dean Maupin

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (434) 971-7044

  • Catering

    C&O Catering has been of of Virginia's premier catering companies for over 35 years, offering full service catering for all of your special events and functions. Contact Dean Maupin or Cristelle Koerper at 434.971.7044

  • Private party facilities

    The C&O offers two private dining rooms well suited to accommodate a wide range of hospitality possibilities, our upstairs which seats up to 20 and our gallery which seats up to 15. Please contact Dean Maupin at 434.971.7044 with inquires.

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