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Chef  de Brito offers quality French expressions. - Cafe Frank, Charlottesville, VA

Cafe Frank

4.5
4.5
244 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
Café Frank is an upscale-casual Franco-Italian restaurant and cocktail bar on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall. We can't wait to serve you!


Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–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 Joshua Ball
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    On Main between 3rd St NE & Heathere Heyer Way
  • 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • UVA Graduation

    $30.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 18 - May 19, 2024
    We will be serving a limited a la carte menu with vegan and pescatarian options available. If possible, please note any dietary restrictions in your reservation. We are unable to accommodate parties larger than 8. $30/person deposit required at booking. This deposit will go toward your bill on the day of your reservation. The deposit is refundable upon cancellation or modification of your reservation up to 14 days in advance. With so many students and families celebrating, reservations are limited to two hours. If your reservation is for 1pm, then the table is all yours until 3pm, at which point there is another reservation. 20% service charge added to all parties.

What 244 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

244 Reviews
  1. vadiner14

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and went well with the quaint atmosphere. Our server Delaney was very helpful and made the experience all the more enjoyable. Definitely a must go spot in the downtown area

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  3. TimothyM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu was both creative and well executed. We went with another couple who are also world travelers and also have many restaurants with which to compare. Service was very good. Frank's got 4 positive votes. We'll go again.

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  4. pollyanna

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Our food at Cafe Frank was delicious- the Rockfish was perfectly cooked and accompaniments were perfect. It did take an inordinately long time to get one of our beverages which put a damper on what would have otherwise been a great evening. I’m hoping that was just an unfortunate one-off so would go back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This used to be a good French restaurant. Now, it seems it is a bad Italian one, that is allergic to salt. Great cocktails, but you’ll want to eat somewhere else.

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  6. joeinvirginia

    Western NC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never had a bad meal at Cafe Frank, and the service, as usual, was excellent.

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  7. Wren

    Washington DC

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Frank seemed better than ever last night. Perfect scallops and a meaty wild boar bolegnese. Fried wild mushrooms to start (love these, but always need to ask for the salt to make perfect.) Great cocktails and some excellent French and Italian wines by the glass. Just for fun tried the baked Alaska and it was funky fun sugary retro bomb. Highly recommend. Would easily split with four. Service was perfect, attentive, and quick to respond. Courses and cocktails arrived timely and not rushed. 

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  8. Barnicello

    Richmond

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I stopped in Cafe Frank last night after a movie. We had two small plates and shared an order of mussels. All prepared very well. The frito mixto was perfectly and very lightly fried. The Caesar salad was perfect. We had a young, helpful waitperson who told us the name of the restaurant is pronounced “cafe Frank”and not “cafe Fraunk.” Frank is a stuffed rooster perched above the bar.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is excellent and the food service is really slow. We had a 5:15 PM reservation for four people, the restaurant was not crowded, and we barely got out of there in time for a 7 PM show. My recommendation is to go if you have plenty of time and you aren’t really hungry. Even bread service took ages.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best service in Cville. And John is the best bartender.

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FAQs

Cafe Frank offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 825-9496.

Cafe Frank is rated 4.5 stars by 244 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 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe Frank

317 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On Main between 3rd St NE & Heathere Heyer Way
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–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 Joshua Ball
  • 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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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