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About Junction

Junction uses the freshest ingredients available (local, when possible) to create innovative Southwestern dishes. The cuisine is paired with a beverage program that focuses on hand-crafted cocktails, local and New World beers and wines.

421 Monticello Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22902-5744
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Tex-Mex, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
5-10 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday
5-11 Friday and Saturday
Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Hinton Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(434) 465-6131

Website:
http://www.junctionva.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking available when lot is full

Executive Chef:
Melissa Close Hart

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wine

Junction Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
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Creative Cuisine (8)
Casual (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

This was our first visit. My husband had hanger steak and I had duck. Both were good, but way too salty.
We ate in the room where the bar, which was nothing special in terms of ambiance.

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·Dined 7 days ago

Birthday dinner was the occasion. This being our second visit, we were excited to try different items on the menu. We were not disappointed. Spicey seems to be a theme, not hot, but spicey. Small plates are delicious. So are the entrees.

We'll be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

They were fantastic with a large party and the food was delicious!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I can’t check enough boxes b/c some of them I don’t know, but Junction has definitely hit its stride. The food was generous and delicious from start to finish. Don’t skip over the Ceviche and I’d suggest a margarita to go with it perfectly. Basically, you can create any kind of experience here you’d like to have by ordering shared plates or your own, full sized meal... or both. Much of the wood is from trees taken off the lot so one can feel the love put into this place. Best Mex I’ve had in Cville in a long, long time.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Reservations for 6:15 the day after Thansgiving. Tried to seat us in a window seat next to a drafty door and supposedly they had other reservations but really the place was mostly empty (ominous sign number 1). Fortunately they moved us to a booth and by the time we were done there was only two other tables seated by the time we left.

The food was "lackluster". Ordered a papusa which had mushrooms and goat cheese. OK, so maybe one mushrooms strewn about instead and two sprinkles of grated goat cheese. So really had a papusa of corn meal for 15$ (Ominous sign #2). The other meal (I wasn't the one eating it was also unremarkable).

We had wine and mixed drinks. One glass of wine. One mixed drink. The waiter forgot to put the order in at the empty bar so it never showed after a very long time (Ominous sign #3). Luckily he fessed up after we'd asked the hostess for our check and asked that she cancel the phantom drink order.

Check please (couldn't wait to leave so that's an ominous sign #4).

If you are just out for mediocre food this is your spot! One and never done again for me though.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We had a big party! The Service was great and Cocktails were amazing!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Junction was a great place to celebrate my birthday! Had an awesome staff with great food

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Delicious! Some of the best food in Cville. Great drinks as well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had a 13 person party before a sorority Parents Formal and had a great time! They were very accommodating to our large party with splitting the check and ensuring everyone was taken care of in a timely manner. Almost everyone got a different dish and we were all highly satisfied with our delicious meals. Many people got margaritas and really enjoyed them. We will definitely be keeping Junction in mind in the future!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic dinner and casual environment with great food!

Tags: Tapas, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious dinner in cool old building with locally sourced items. Salmon was fabulous! Perfect place to experience the funkier side of Cville. Other restaurants nearby make Belmont great place to dine.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This place has exceptionally great service.
The staff ( all of them) feel more like friends welcoming you into their home.
So relaxed but totally professional

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went on Halloween and it was fun to see so many little ones in costumes who were given treats. The interior was beautifully done with old exposed bricks and beautiful woodwork. As we are seniors we appreciated having a parking lot as Belmont can be hard to find parking. We will definitely come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

If you’re a Mexican food lover like myself, then you may have given this place a shot upon opening.... and maybe been disappointed. I waited quite awhile before going back and that led to going back again. Both of my last 2 times there have been wonderful and every dish has been spot-on. The Chef has come into her own. Run don’t walk.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Fantastic find! Amazing food, atmosphere and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was great, drinks were great..... food was amazing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Apps and cocktails were great. Entre' was just ok.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Waited an hour and a half for our food and finally left without getting it. Something obviously wrong in the kitchen but no one told us anything more than the food would be out "soon."

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and service for our large party (13 people). Everyone really enjoyed it. Yummy cocktails!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food,service. Glad we discovered it.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

My friend & I had dinner on the porch. I had the delicious, delicately flavored rabbit with chorizo & shrimp, & she had excellent scallops. My house margarita was good (her Bullwhip too, but *really* spicy). Service was fine. Our only complaint was that our table (by the back door) was a little sticky & the mosquitoes were out.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a very good experience at Junction. A little neighborhood gem. The food and service were both above average. Will recommend.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Went here for daughter's 21st bday. The 'ritas were all great. The apps were awesome - quesadillas were some of the best, DEFINITELY order the street corn - unique and great, the shrimp were just okay - but they gave us an extra one (we were 6 and it comes w/5) so that was nice. I had the duck - I think the best dish so far, my son and dh had the rabbit etouffe which was crazy good. The vegetarian pupusa my daughter had was a bit dry and just okay. The chicken looked really good, but didn't taste it - the boyfriend said it was very good and he's kinda picky. Service was great - we ate outside, as requested and it was very nice. Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Service was good, appetizers good, but too oily - grillled veggies. Fish of the day, unfortunately, was average at best. The fish and chips approach didn't work with oily, limp potatoes and slightly spiced mild fish. Duck was quite good. My husband was sufficiently disappointed that we didn't stay for what I understood were good desserts. To a bad experience, but not a great one, particularly for a birthday dinner.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was good the first time we were there earlier this year. It isn't anymore. Over priced, not cooked properly. There are plenty of other restaurants in Belmont worth going to.

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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really enjoyed the food and service here. Great local fare in a gorgeous old repurposed building. Attentive, helpful staff and great ambience. Go here, no question!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

It was great

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vip
 (London)·Dined on August 19, 2017

No AC and nothing offered as benefit/discount.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The renovation of the restaurant space is beautiful and highlights the incredible craftsmanship. As the building has many hard surfaces, the noise level was high even with a small Friday night crowd. The service was excellent and all staff were attentive and friendly. Appetizer was excellent as well as dessert. The brisket tacos were mediocre a bit disappointing. The duck chimichurra was excellent. The meal was a little pricey for what we had but we had a nice evening.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We went here for the 2nd time on Saturday night and it was really great! Our waiter was friendly and spot on! He was knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. My only complaint is that they have replaced an item on the menu recently and 2 of us were going to have it (the stuffed rellenos) but the waiter told us that it's been replaced with chickpea ancho chili fritters, which were very good, but the management needs to either print a new menu or else cover the old item with what the new item is.
This place is really pretty and huge! They have wonderful artwork and great fixtures. It's lots of fun!
We also had the triple dip appetizer that has queso, salsa and guacamole and it's great!! We'll definitely go back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Cannot wait to come back! Amazinngggg service and food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Not as good as we expected unfortunately. A Saturday night and the restaurant was filled but the kitchen and staff acted like this was completely unexpected and they were overwhelmed by the situation. Server tried his best to apologize several times but it was clear that he and the other servers were not happy. Even our ice cream dessert and coffee took forever to arrive. Our mains were quite good, the building is beautiful but everyone seeming so frazzled put an unpleasant mood on the evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Popped in for restaurant week. The three-course prix fix meal was interesting...various offerings and some matched to the normal restaurant menu. The dessert though was subpar. For what could have made the meal a standout, it was ordinary and dry. My husband and I much preferred our normal date night fare at this location. Memorable appetizers and great cocktails are the standouts here.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The only problem we've had is the restaurant has been very warm during the summer months.
Otherwise, it is our new favorite place. We ate there 2 times in the last week. We will be back for sure, but it would be to your advantage to work on that air conditioning system.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on July 20, 2017

Beautiful spot but the noise was crazy. Would return but only for outdoor dining

Tags: Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Delicious food and drink in a charming setting. We went for restaurant week but will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Very much prefer their sister restaurant (the Local)

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Fully enjoyed our experience at Junction. Food, service and ambiance made for a great meal and fun get-together for a group of 8.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Delicious meal during restaurant week! Will definitely return!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great food! Happy to have tried this new addition to belmont!

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual
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