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C&O, Charlottesville, VA
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C&O

4.8
4.8
514 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Dinner is served in our mezzanine, bistro and upstairs dining rooms, Tuesday through Saturday.
Reservations are for dinner only, please. Bar seats operate on a first come, first serve basis, and cannot be reserved.
We cannot accommodate parties larger than 6. Due to the layout of our restaurant, we are unable to accommodate pets on our patio.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Farm-to-table, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day Dinner

    $125.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate the day with us and a special 3-course prix fixe menu. Exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity.
  • Graduation 2023

    $100.00 per person

    May 19 - May 21, 2023
    Join us for a UVA Graduation Weekend May 19-21. We will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $100 per person. This price is exclusive of beverage, tax, and gratuity.

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What 514 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
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    American

  • Charlottesville

    Best Overall

  • Charlottesville

    Best Food

  • Charlottesville

    Best Service

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Best Value

  • Charlottesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MsMagenta

    Richmond

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time dining exceeded our expectations. All aspects of our experience were excellent. We will definitely return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service as always.
  3. V

    Vinecat

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Even better than I remembered. Every dish impeccably presented and absolutely delicious.
  4. GK

    GregK

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really a special place. Loved the small and intimate setting and rustic atmosphere. Attentive but discreet service and the meal itself had zero defects. We shared two great starters while the red from Puglia was opened — the lamb in pastry and fabulous steak tartare (generous). Two more pieces of bread asked for came immediately to finish that off. The steak chinois was good if a little heavily sauced. Not sure where the moniker comes from. Afterwards we descended to the cellar bar with a stunning array of cordials too many to describe and a knowledgeable bartender who was generous in guiding us to The Fixer cocktail as he deconstructed its ingredients. A great experience overall and will be back.
  5. BN

    BillN

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food! Great service our waitress was superb! Bartender could be less chatty with the female customers. I had to get up and go to the bar to hurry things along.
  6. PD

    PattyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quaint place that is much bigger than it first appears. It's cozy and warm, and yet spacious. The food is incredible from start to finish. I had the scallops as an appetizer and the celery root tagliatelle as my entrée, and my spouse had pear and pecorino ravioli as his appetizer and the duck breast for an entrée. Everything was delicious, well-seasoned, and plated beautifully. We had the vanilla raspberry crème brulee which was perfection. Our server was attentive and kind, and gave us space to enjoy our date.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We were in Charlottesville for our wedding anniversary and babymoon trip. We were looking forward to C&O to celebrate both occasions after reading all the great reviews. Unfortunately our experience wasn’t up to par or frankly worth the price. Ambiance was very cozy and romantic but we were seated next to a very loud couple that made it very difficult to focus on our own conversation (bad luck, not the restaurant’s fault-but something to keep in mind because it is tiny). Service was friendly and professional but took forever to take our drink order. Ordered our entrees after we finally received our drinks and then proceeded to receive the food barely 5 min later. The salmon was tasty but almost room temperature despite it coming out so fast. The NY strip was also tasty but smaller and didn’t reflect its price. Overall we were all done and paid for within 45 minutes which was disappointing considering the special occasion and we thought this dinner would be the highlight of our trip.
  8. g

    ginnie

    New England

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C&O is a longtime classic in Charlottesville. It's one of the best restaurants in town. The service is excellent, the food superb and the ambiance quiet and lovely.
  9. DL

    DonnaL

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As always, food and atmosphere perfect. Our waiter was great but there needed to be a third waiter up there. Also bar was VERY slow.
  10. KB

    KatherineB

    Greensboro

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal. The hamachi was amazing. Enjoyed everything we had. Thanks!
  11. VD

    VictoriaD

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Best meal we've had out in a long time. The duck gnocchi was outstanding.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Our server Jenn was amazing. She made the experience all the more fun.
  13. b

    bathcounty193

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just love it when your server says Welcome Back even though we’ve never met him. They just know. It’s that attention to detail that compliments the terrific menu with well-thought out flavors and ingredients. Tip top wines and cocktails add to the mix for a great dining experience.
  14. z

    zmemom

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful family dinner. Every course was delicious as was the wine and cocktails. Service was nicely timed. A great special event restaurant. The best in C'ville.
  15. BR

    BarryR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Su and I got together with a couple who are long time friends. We were seated as requested in the bar room. The waiter was very accommodating, and worked with the chef to be sure that what I ordered would not trigger my alpha gal syndrome response. The extra effort for that, plus the usual excellent food, wine list, and environment at the C&O made for a great night out with friends!! Thank you!!
  16. C

    Claire

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C&O was a phenomenal dinner experience! The food was incredible, the wait staff was knowledgeable and friendly, and the ambience is perfect - intimate, quiet, and cozy.
  17. CV

    CvilleVisitor

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizer and dessert were good. Cocktails were solid. Steak entrees were not that great. Pretty tough for a prime grade cut and the crust wasn’t finished hot enough to melt the compound butter so they just stayed solid and cold. Writing a review so hopefully no one else wastes $50 each on that entree.
  18. CV

    CVilleFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious meal. Great for a special occasion. Limited choices for sides
  19. C

    Christian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The tuna appetizer was my favorite part. Will definitely be going back
  20. KT

    KevinT

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals I've had in Charlottesville in living here for 7 years. Food and service are the best in town. Would highly recommend!
  21. JL

    JandLF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible food and impeccable service. Atmosphere in the bar is perfectly cozy. Thank you for an amazing meal yet again!
  22. GA

    GregA

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated promptly. Orders taken and delivered in a timely fashion. Our waiter was perfect.
  23. JM

    JohnMcL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    All wonderful but this is the second time in recent memory where delicious food was served on cold plates at lukewarm to room temperatures. No fuss was made due to having guests, but this is the only repeated flaw in what otherwise is always a wonderful dining experience. Our waiter was outstanding in every way. Thank you, John McLarty
  24. JP

    JudithP

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    C&O always rises above our expectations throughout the experience.
  25. SO

    SadtobeOTP

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every item that we ordered was superb, and service was outstanding. It's great to eat at a quiet, cozy restaurant!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about the evening rocked!
  27. K

    Kate

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. A little skimpy on the whipped potatoes. Steaks were delicious and desserts were decadent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town to visit and sightsee! Highly recommend!
  29. LP

    LaurieP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks ! Pricey for charlottesville. Waitress was fantastic.
  30. G

    mumG

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. Very enjoyable evening with our staff.
  31. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my friend and i ordered the scallops and fettucine as appetizers, the salmon and lamb confit gnocchi for our mains, and finished it out with the coup and the sticky toffee pudding. our server was so helpful and chose a really good wine pairing for the meal. i felt glutinous in the best possible way - the food was rich and flavorful and well executed, and i wanted to scrape every morsel.
  32. BK

    BrianK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The C&O never fails to deliver. Knowledgeable, dedicated, caring staff. Wonderful ambience. Authentic jazz music. Warmth and grace. And the food? Always satisfying.
  33. CC

    ClaudineC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You can always count on a lovely meal and experience at C&O. Love it!
  34. CA

    CarolA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The C & O was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Scallop appetizers and encrusted Salmon entree along with amazing French sauces, were so delicious! I highly recommend the unique setting and wonderful food!
  35. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner, rockfish and scallops perfectly s raved with layers of flavor. Superb service and cozy atmosphere perfect for a date.
  36. SH

    SkipH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from the moment we walked in the front door, food was the best ever. This will be our new place for special occasions. Rustic decor fits our style, lighting and noise level perfect.
  37. MR

    MistyRiverLady

    Richmond

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love C&O and they do not disappoint. The food, our cozy table in the bar, and our waiter - all exceptional. They have been in business for many, many years and it is easy to see why.
  38. SR

    StanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, lovely atmosphere, and wonderful service. A very special place!
  39. f

    food58

    Baltimore

    58 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Appetizer portion sizes were generous, of good value and delicious . Entrees are quite pricey ($45 for 10-12 small slices of flank steak - great sauce though) and except for the salmon, on the small side. The salmon was a bit too rare for medium rare...and far from hot! The server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The ambiance is old country inn - very nice. Go for the appetizers - great selection and better value.
  40. AW

    AllieW

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely evening! Great meal, excellent service and fabulous ambience. Would 100% recommend.

FAQs

C&O is rated 4.8 stars by 514 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 35 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for C&O

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 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, 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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