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Cocktail being poured over ice into a glass. - Cafe Frank, Charlottesville, VA

Cafe Frank

4.5
4.5
253 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Café Frank is a vibrant, intimate Franco-Italian restaurant and cocktail bar on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall. We can't wait to serve you!


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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 825-9496
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Gutierrez
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    4th Street NE
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop 11015 on E Water St at 3rd St SE
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week - Summer 2024

    Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2024
    Join us as we participate in CVILLE Weekly's Summer Restaurant Week from July 15th to 21st! A portion of proceeds from every meal sold will go to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We will be offering a three-course menu priced at $45 per person. Our standard a la carte dinner menu will not be available during this time. **We can generally accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions as long as we know in advance, so please include that information in your reservation notes.
    Restaurant Week - Summer 2024 Photo

What 253 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

253 Reviews
  1. traurose

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent cuisine!! Pleasant atmosphere and wonderful service.

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  2. Judy

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat outside, all our dishes were perfection as usual! Pricey dinner always, but well worth it!

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  3. Jayne

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was DELISH and so were drinks! Staff was very kind and knowledgable

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was terrific! Very fun, welcoming and personable. The menu was a bit odd, limited for ‘graduation weekend’ but lacking some basics like a ‘steak frites’ or chicken dish. We ordered mussels which were ‘so so’ (broth was watery, lots of empty shells).

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  5. MichaelD

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! The duck confit was delicious, and the scallops and black risotto were great! Will return!

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  6. VictoriaJ

    Denver

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Cafe Frank. The food and service were excellent. They did a lovely job accommodating my allergies too. Thank you for a wonderful dinner!

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  7. RebeccaT

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was nice and we were greeted and seated quickly. I ordered the Rockfish which was amazing. However, my husband ordered the steak which came out lukewarm at best. We advised the waitress and she did not offer to have it remade, just offered a 15% discount off the meal. I would have expected more attention to detail for the price.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given a reservation quickly. Food and drinks were excellent. Service was super friendly and quick and very attentive. Great menu recommendations from our waitress.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favorite place to visit when I’m in town. Great ambiance, food, beverages and service!

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  10. vadiner14

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Amazing service. We will defiantly be back!

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FAQs

Cafe Frank is rated 4.5 stars by 253 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Frank

317 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street NE
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop 11015 on E Water St at 3rd St SE
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Gutierrez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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