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Tavern & Grocery, Charlottesville, VA

Tavern & Grocery

4.2
4.2
790 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 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! Saturday and Sunday brunch is a must with both classic brunch dishes as well as creative re-interpretations, and, of course, the perfect bloody mary. 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 and in bottle, that even the most discerning will love.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 293-7403

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Sieg

  • Private party facilities

    We have several options for private events, and can accommodate parties of 6 in a private dining room, up to 80 in two renovated rooms upstairs, or 120 for a full restaurant buyout.

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Cross street

    4th Street NW

  • Parking details

    Parking is available directly behind (and touching) our building, along with ample street parking.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 790 people are saying

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Neighborhood gem

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  1. AB

    AlanB

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    With the exception of the service, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our server never checked back to see if we needed anything more to drink, delivered our food to another table before getting it to us and delivered another table's food to us. We waited forever for our desert and had to ask for our check after another long wait. The host did his best to resolve our issues and I'm prepared to write the service off to an inexperienced or poorly prepared server as other servers seemed to be just fine.
  2. JS

    JuanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was lack of flavor. When leaving at the entrance, there was an unpleasant smell as septic tank.
  3. P

    Patrick

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    We were excited to go to Tavern and Grocery for date night and went thinking it was restaurant week which was definitely our fault, but when we ask for the restaurant week menu our waitress said that we can use the menu online which reinforced our belief that it was restaurant week. Food was okay but the service overall took over 3 hours and around 30 minutes to get the check despite asking two different people. Other tables were getting up and leaving throughout the meal. When we got the check and saw the items all separated, we ask about it still thinking it was restaurant week, and they took the check into the back. When the person came back out (not our waitress) 5 minutes later and she was very patronizing and condescending toward us about thinking it was restaurant week. I hate being that person who complains about it all but overall it was just not a good restaurant experience, unfortunately, and I don’t think we’ll go back.
  4. D

    Davemander

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food. Service was excellent. Live music at brunch was also excellent but a tad loud for conversation. Always look forward to experiencing T&G when I’m visiting Charlottesville and it never disappoints.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this place, nice atmosphere and good food.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience5
    They were short staffed, so our entrees took over an hour to arrive. Drinks are delicious. Staff were clearly overwhelmed. I was here in August and had a great experience, so hopefully it was just an off day.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Saturday brunch with Berto playing, lively atmosphere
  8. JD

    JennyD

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Birthday brunch
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The service unfortunately was not good at all. We waited to long for our drinks and food. Server never came and check on us. We never felt welcome. Food was good. It was a special dinner with my girlfriends. Don’t know if we would come back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Wonderful hostess, cozy and thoughtful ambiance, delicious food, lukewarm service that left us unsure if we’ll return.
  11. RC

    RickC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Amazing New Year's Eve meal! Pricey but definitely delicious, though bummed they ran out of the lobster bisque. Only real detractor was the staff sort of hurrying us out the door. If you don't want folks there after a certain time, don't take 9:45pm reservations. :) But everyone was friendly, regardless, and their team in the kitchen remains easily one of the best in Charlottesville.
  12. NW

    NWT77

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Lovely place to dine and we look forward to trying this restaurant again. New Year’s Eve wasn’t the best experience, but we believe they were doing the best they could given staff had called out last minute. Wine selections were great and food presentation also attractive. Food was tasty, but not something I would have chosen had the full menu been available.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Munich

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We did not stay. We waited for about 20 minutes at the hostess stand before someone even greeted us for our reservation and when we were sat at our table it was cramped and in a walk way. The table was also right next to the live guitar player so it was so loud that we couldn’t talk. There appeared to only be one waiter for the whole room. Although they advertise a lunch menu they only did brunch on Saturday even at 1pm. We ended up leaving.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot. Great guitar player was a nice surprise
  15. LC

    LtCarp

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We went for brunch on Sunday. Food was good and timely and everyone was pleased with their entrees. however the service for the first 20 minutes was non existent. 3 people standing behind the bar and no one came to our table to ask us about drinks for 10 minutes. After we did order drinks it took another 15 minutes to get a Mimosa. Again 3 people behind the bar just talking. More attention could have made this experience much more gratifying.
  16. AP

    AnnetteP

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers were healthy portions - Brussels sprout and calamari. I would def order Brussels again, but not calamari. Risotto as entree had little flavor. Short ribs were great - tender and served over grits. Service was great.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visited Tavern & Grocery for a bachelorette dinner and Viviana was our server and was an absolute gem. She was so friendly and gave us some excellent food and drink recommendations while also being very accommodating. The speakeasy downstairs was amazing too. Overall we had such a great time!
  18. N

    Naomi

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Service was a little slow and food not quite as good as when we ate there a year ago. Still a lovely place to eat.
  19. SQ

    SarahQ

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We visited for brunch. Restaurant is adorable. Parking was easy and the location was great. Menu is small, but thoughtful. I’m sure that most people can find something they’ll like. Service was slow- there were only two servers on a relatively busy Saturday afternoon. But they were both very friendly. The food was good, presented nicely and fairly priced. I’d absolutely go back.
  20. TS

    TiffanieS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great vibe, awesome service.
  21. F

    Foody

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was pretty good except my tuna steak was over cooked and the server forgot to order one of our entrees, so my father did not receive his dinner until everyone else at the table was done eating. Not impressive and will not be returning.
  22. MP

    MPDH

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful! We were greeted by smiling faces! Coffee could have been hotter but overall was a wonderful brunch!
  23. KK

    KatieK

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, unique and accommodating to gluten free diet. Excellent service. Must try!
  24. KB

    KBNd

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate my grandparents 57th wedding anniversary, and everything was excellent!
  25. SO

    SkyehodO

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Eggs at Brunch - good and great bloody Mary’s - home fries were soggy over cooked and over salted -
  26. PW

    PhyllisW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A little chilly though, one friend kept his coat on. Bathroom could use a deep cleaning.
  27. MK

    MeganK

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Our carrot and brussel sprout appetizers were good, entrees were just okay. My risotto was under cooked and lacked flavor. Our server seemed distracted and almost rude, my step-mother asked for a wine list and he sat it down at the opposite end of the table and just took the cocktail orders. The restaurant was not busy, nor were we slow while ordering. Once our first drinks arrived and we’re finished early during the meal, we were never asked if we would like another drink. I couldn’t find our waiter to even flag him down. All of this can be attributed to an off night bc we have dined here before and overall enjoyed the experience. However, another server appeared to be doing a great job with his tables when the owner/boss came out and yelled at him in front of all of us because he had not heard the bell to run some food. I’ve worked in restaurants and understand the importance of everyone chipping in to keep the restaurant running efficiently, but for the boss to yell at a server in the middle of a dining room - to the point that I heard her - is so distasteful. Especially as this boss seemed to just be drinking her glass of red wine. I can forgive almost anything at a restaurant, but not disrespectful management.
  28. KB

    KatherineB

    Greensboro

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy. Especially enjoyed the scallop crudo and the duck entree. Will be back.
  29. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    I never had an experience like this at any restaurant. We were seated at 7:00 for our reservation and sat there without anyone coming over to us for 20 minutes. At 7:20 the seating host came over and asked if we were ready to order. To this point nobody had come over to ask if we had questions about the menu, wanted to see a wine list or to even say "Hi, I am xxx I will be your server tonight". So we said we would like to see a wine list which he dropped off and then went back to seating people. 15 minutes after this (and still no waiter/waitress),I had to go to the front and ask the host again if anyone was going to wait on us. He didnt seem concerned and came over and took the order. Our appetizer came out at around 8:00 (so an hour after we were seated), and still no waiter or any other communication. At 8:30 our meal finally came out (both dishes cold). When the meal was delivered we asked for the check out of fear of never having anyone come back. In the end, the food was fine, but cold...and still no waiter. It was honestly the strangest experience I have ever had at a restaurant to the point my wife and I were waiting for someone to come around with a video camera and say we were on tape for a new show seeing how long people will sit at a restaurant and be completely ignored. Needless to say, we will never go back.
  30. N

    Nashmama

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Limited, expensive menu with small portions. Over-rated. Slow service.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Home football game at UVA. Very nice Bloody Mary and Mimosa. Quaint spot with good breakfast choices and good service.
  32. k

    kbucko99

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quickly becoming our favorite brunch restaurant when we visit Charlottesville! Food is delicious, building is historic and fun, just great all-around!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner at Tavern and Grocery. Dining room beautiful with exposed brick and wooden beams, old hardwood floors. Had the beet salad and duck. Great wine list. A little noisy, but not too bad.
  34. B

    Bernie

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good Under staffed but you wouldn’t know it, our hostess/waitress/bartender was right on time, we were never lacking for anything Kudos to the staff
  35. KB

    KimB

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great as always. Only one server working but he covered the whole room smoothly and promptly. Food awesome as always. Music was a touch loud at times but overall great evening.
  36. DW

    DavidW

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch experience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Viviana gave us great service….too bad the food took to long to come, it was cold. The fish was dry. We probably will come back because of Viviana and because the nice ambiance.
  38. NH

    NadimH

    Raleigh

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent. Place was not kid friendly, and the bartender was rude. We had a two year old with us and the food was taking a while. So we went to the bar to see if we could grab a couple of orange slices fire the hungry boy. Bartender said no and actually took the orange slices off the bar and hid them below.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal. The duck was outstanding!
  40. BM

    BlueMoon

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Flounder dinner was great. Wine and beer were very good. Duck dinner was half raw and accompaniments were minimal and not tasty - very disappointing meal. Would have asked for it to be returned but was with a large group of friends. Filled up on their extra french fries instead.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tavern & Grocery using the Order Online button. Tavern & Grocery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 293-7403.

Tavern & Grocery is rated 4.2 stars by 790 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tavern & Grocery

333 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street NW

  • Neighborhood

    Charlottesville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary Southern

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available directly behind (and touching) our building, along with ample street parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Ashley Sieg

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (434) 293-7403

  • Private party facilities

    We have several options for private events, and can accommodate parties of 6 in a private dining room, up to 80 in two renovated rooms upstairs, or 120 for a full restaurant buyout.

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