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Tavern & Grocery

4.4
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362 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Farm-to-table
Tavern & Grocery offers modern interpretations of classically inspired dishes served in a modern update of a restored early 1800's boarding house. The building was a grocery from its inception in 1820 all the way until 1973, and was also a tavern, boarding house, and restaurant along the way. Ingredients are sourced locally whenever possible, with much of our produce is grown on our own farm during the spring, summer, and fall. We even have our own flock of laying hens and use as many of our own eggs as possible! Sunday brunch is a must see with both classic brunch dishes as well as creative reinterpretations and perfect bloody marys. Our bar focuses on creative craft and classic cocktails, as well as wine, serving the best examples of many varieties with a large selection of wines offered by the glass. We have a very nice selection of beer, both on tap in in bottle, that the most discerning will love.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 362 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NKPM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. One of the best meals I have had in a while. The drinks were excellent as well. The staff was super friendly and just added to the whole experience. I would highly recommend.

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mitchh
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Billy was great! We had halibut, scallops and bison. All were great dishes. Cocktails were fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible time! The hostess was able to seat us early and our server was very attentive. Food was world class! Can’t wait to visit again soon.

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TaylorJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, ambience and location! We had the best night!

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vipBrian
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was fine, but the menu was disappointing. We love Tavern and Grocery, but the flavors and choices were not up to their standard.

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annar
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For all three of us, it was our first time at T&G. The food was delicious and sized just right. Service was very good, welcoming but not intrusive. Highly recommend making a reservation for this special dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the food was delicious!

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JosephP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a potentially bad experience turning out well because of a restaurant that values customer satisfaction. First of all the cuisine is outstanding, with a great selection of cocktails and wine. This story is about service. We were at the restaurant over 3 hours, and the food order was obviously delayed. When we got the dinner our (overworked, overwrought) server told us our entire meal was comped, were short chefs in the kitchen(We insisted on paying for wine and cocktails, they were delivered in a timely manner). We left almost apologetic to the server, who obviously bears the brunt of customer dissatisfaction. Bottom line: We will go back!

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lovedmymeal
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a wonderful evening on Saturday. Our table for 8 was in a private room - which was cozy and perfect. All of the food was delicious as were the drinks. We loved knowing there was something for everyone in our group (from delicious hamburger and fries to out of this world scallops). Our waiter was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. We will look forward to returning!

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CarrieR
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sangria was disappointing. The downstairs bar area was our favorite part. Our servers there were Amazing.

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vipSteveB
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal with a UVA buddy. Poached eggs in eggs Benedict done perfectly. Quiet, cozy ambience. One small disappointment, however. I lived a few years in Spain, and when I ordered sangria, some fruit was in the glass. Yours, no fruit, just punch.

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foxnail64
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was delicious, portions were small and lacking. Reservations were made well in advance, yet off-the-street patrons were given better tables. Worst of all was the service itself. Cannot recommend.

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vipSpoiledByJimsCooking
Greensboro
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Food was fantastic, service safe and swift. Awesome sangria!

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CatieO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend - every plate was fantastic and unique!

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CharlesG
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for a date night. The downstairs bar is a happening scene. They have plenty of table tops there you can grab without a reservation and the decor is cool. Perfect for meeting your friends out or taking your lady friend. The ground floor and upstairs have tradition restaurant seating. My wife and I sat there. The service was excellent and the food was solid. I recommend the quail appetizer.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner. The place was so cute and the food was great. Actual tableware not plastic like other places during COVID. Highly recommend.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Risotto was undercooked and the predominant flavor was store bought chicken broth.
"Sticky pudding" dessert was basically 3 muffins (did not taste fresh) with a carmel sauce poured on top.

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FoodDood
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great unique venue. Service was great! Be sure to re-read the food descriptions, the food didn't quite match the descriptions.

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LuvCville
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I had a late dinner at Tavern and Grocery this past Saturday night. We had to change our reservation last minute and they were able to give us a new reservation without any problem. We sat outside on their front patio (sidewalk). It was a thoroughly enjoyable dinner.

The host was great and our server couldn't have been more accommodating. I had scallops - they were broiled perfectly and were sweet and delectable. My friend had a sirloin strip that he said was perfectly cooked and tender.

While the food was delicious, the staff at Tavern and Grocery are what makes this such a special place to dine. I couldn't have been more pleased with the service I received there. I can't wait to return.

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vipBarbiI
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I totally enjoyed the lovely restaurant. Music was playing, service was attentive but not overbearing. Wine selections was great I tried a glass of a terrific local sparkling wine and a red from Portugal from recommendations from the bartender. Both were terrific. If I lived in Virginia I would be back.

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ericav
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Duck Ramen is my favorite...also a great wine list!!!

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Davemander
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, outstanding service and very good food at reasonable prices. Don’t skip this one next time you’re in downtown Charlottesville.

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Stephanie
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

For an almost $400 dinner, the service was slow and was confusing as to who our waiter was & the food was only ok. The duck was inconsistent for the 4 people eating it. Two portions were barely edible. Two were great. Not an acceptable ratio. The desserts that were very tasty were little bigger than a postage stamp.

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vipRaven
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! Full menu, very happy

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StreetDawg
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Great service, great food options. Came in late, really wanted the chicken & waffles, but it was sold out. The waffles with berries were extremely good, not to mention to scramble eggs I had on the side. Absolutely delicious. Food came quick and the mimosas were very good. Really enjoyed brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Odd. There was nobody in the restaurant, and the host seated me on the back patio in a strange setting

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Lauram
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and ambiance . Next time in Charlottesville, will go again.

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vipLindaM
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had.a wonderful dinner while in Charlottesville. The food was outstanding. The tuna appetizer is a must try and the scollops with succotash entree was amazing. Everyone in our party loved their meal.

And love sweet Ashley the owner who remembered us from our last visit one year ago!

A great dinner choice!!

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Emily
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great approach to reopening, with good social distancing and sanitization. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Food was delicious and creative.

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JimC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Did an amazing job considering the circumstances. Dinner and dessert were fabulous. One steak was a bit over-cooked is the only flaw worth noting.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the ambiance of Tavern & Grocery. The wine list is epic, and my steak was cooled to perfection. We will definitely be back.

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vipHangryHank
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not on par with other downtown C Ville restaurants at the same price point. Server made us feel rushed, tried to balance our table (after was asked twice) but then he spilled our drinks when he did it it in a rush and too much force, and the food was meh. Drinks were meh too. We walked down the street after dinner to eat a much better dessert and fries at Brasserie.

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vipDsull
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was outstanding. We reserved an out side table, but it looked like rain so they set us up downstairs at the bar - What an amazing atmosphere - great place and great service

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LocalFan
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt very comfortable during our visit in spite of the pandemic, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The staff was respectful in wearing masks and gloves, and were friendly and accommodating.

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vipWendyN
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food was great. Host was terrific. Service was a little spotty but they made up for and that goes a long way. Cute place to grab a great meal esp if you can sit in the back patio.

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LERO
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wait staff excellent. Very professional! We enjoyed our brunch experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was craftily prepared, and was delicious. I had the scallops were sublime. My husband had the paperdale(? sp). The peach cobbler was so good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Really bad service, both inattentive and indifferent. Food was decent but not worth the price. Would not recommend

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RandiK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Seating in windowless cavern downstairs with legs dangling from barstool chairs.... right in front of restrooms... waiter forgot about us. Admitted he forgot about us then forgot about us again. He served a side order of fries as an appetizer for all and my salad was earful. After 1 1/2 hours we still hadn’t gotten our entrees we asked for to go boxes and the check. Our order arrived. Asked again for to go boxes. Dropped $100 for nothing. Got home and the fish was aweful and they forgot one entree.

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vipLaur
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was wonderful. The server was very kind and attentive. Our food was amazing. We had strip steak which was cooked perfectly and seafood stew as well as a burrata salad & gazpacho with melon and almonds.
I loved the ambiance as well.
Would definitely go back

FAQs

Tavern & Grocery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 293-7403.

Tavern & Grocery is rated 4.4 stars by 362 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.