Tavern & Grocery

4.5
537 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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 537 people are saying
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4.3
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatherineG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our food was excellent. I had the scallops and my husband had the magret duck breast. Initially after we arrived it took a while for our server to come as us about drinks and then he took off before we could tell him we wanted appetizers so we just skipped them and when we cam back ordered our entrees. Overall it was a very pleasant dinner

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AshleyM
Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant week’s menu was an outstanding introduction to the restaurant! Also,sitting outside on a “coolish” July evening was perfect! We are planning to frequent again.

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AmeeC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. I can't wait to come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love T&G ands Lost Saint. The food was awesome but best was the service with grace and pleasure that Addy gave us. Tavern, you have a great employee in her!!

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vipMark
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Fabulous food and will definitely return...but not to be seated in a small windowless room with spotty service and seated next to a large party with children who were increasingly loud through the evening. The main room looked delightful. We were seated in Siberia.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience celebrating a friend’s birthday!

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Pattay
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second visit in 3 weeks! Hosts were very welcoming! Our waiter, Jazz, was delightful and knowledgeable about the food and wine. The chef came to our table to ask how we enjoyed the food! Everything was just as good the second time around!
We have recommended T&G to many friends and all have enjoyed their dining experiences!
We love the historic building as well! It would be very cool to include a history of the building on the menu or on a plaque!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent, i hadn’t been since they changed management but they’ve definitely made some positive changes

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I’ll be back!

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live4food
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz was amazing. Food was so memorable! I can’t wait to go back!

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JessicaH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for date night and loved it! The environment was cool and the food was great. Highly recommend the brussels sprouts and chocolate torte!

JL
JenniL
New England
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food for restaurant week was amazing! Service was weird…unwelcoming and not very responsive. The space was beautiful, noise level was just right. I wish it had felt like they wanted us to be there and I would go back.

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Debs
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Josh was a great and attentive waiter.

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Cass
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was attentive and timely. Food was amazing, the entire experience was superb

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazz was our waiter and he was superb! It was restaurant week and service was prompt, friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! The food was amazing & fresh. Loved the tables in the basement/cellar

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was fine but overpriced. Service was so slow. Never got a water refill, check in and had to get up and find the hostess to get my check because it was taking so long. Overall pretty agitating.

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LarryB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh wow!
They are hitting all home-runs.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There for a bachelorette party last Saturday and the entire staff was awesome, especially the bar staff! Food was great too, but remember the people working more. Thank you!

MA
vipMaryAnnC
Washington DC
75 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and the atmosphere is really cool. The lower level has a speakeasy vibe.

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KarenS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved this restaurant! Best scallops we ever had. New dish fresh pea risotto was delicious. I can’t wait to go back. Service was excellent they didn’t rush you and I have highly recommend going here,

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nance
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Decent food with great ambience except the music was so loud we couldn't have a conversation.

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KeswickDiner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The servers and hostess were very nice, the wait times were long, however that was expected with every place understaffed, they did their best. However, the food was disappointing for the price point, it wasn't terrible but just not great and for 4 people to spend $250 you want it to be good. The puree with the scallops was absolute liquid soup, the burger was overcooked (order of medium was well done), the duck and bison were okay but nothing to write home about. The sides/appetizers were the best of the food - fries and brussels sprouts, however the entrees did not come with sides for the most part so ordering appetizers/sides was almost necessary in order to get enough to eat and that was unclear from the menu. Overall the food was just fine, but at a very high cost. The drinks however were terrible. We each had a cocktail and those were horrendous, for example the egg white in one wasn't frothed and sat as large chunk of white goop at the bottom of the drink, almost every drink was not something we wanted to finish. I don't plan on going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Servers were wonderful very attentive and fun. Food portions were a little on the small side. One appetizer watermelon and feta just had sprinkles of feta and a couple of pieces of watermelon. The scallop dish was very good. Overall a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Italy
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Love the ambiance

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AMG123
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are exceptional. The wine list is diverse. Steaks and duck were cooked to perfection. Scallops and salmon were excellent. Presentation is beautiful. One of the best dining experiences in Cville.

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vipGretchenS
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Not many options on the menu. There are no sides or vegetables dishes. No bread for table and over priced. I left still hungry.

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RobT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Fashioned was great!

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PVDD
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, quiet, with great service and short but very well-chosen menu. Khalil the bartender is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service, and cocktails as always….whether brunch or dinner!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Host was great, waitress was great
Food & pricing left us HIGHLY disappointed -Went for Fathers Day Brunch

Spent $80

Bloody Mary’s cost little under $30 and they were super water downed we didn’t even drink half of each.

Food wise - (His) I could have made at home and it would have been just as good if not better
(Mine) Was good but was not worth the $

I recommend dinner here, absolutely NOT breakfast/brunch which they are known for

*Also both tables beside us were complaining about pricing*

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Cole
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

well worth a trip if you're in Charlottesville looking for a unique and delicious meal. Great atmosphere, service and food

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vipPinkShirtGuy
Washington DC
273 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The only reason I didn't go higher was that the menu items were not really what was listed on the website and was somewhat limited. For example, the online menu shows 2 types of Duck, a Rockfish and a New York strip, none of which was available. That said, the meal was still very good and it's a really nice place to eat. You might want to call before going to find out what they actually have the day you go.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience2

EXCELLENT food but worse service we've experienced in a long time. Restaurant was incredibly understaffed and it appeared our server was handling most of the restaurant. He was working hard but a two hours to eat...

We sat outdoors like we did last time we visited. There was trash in some of the planters and several dead plants. Don't understand why management or owners wouldn't take 20 minutes to clean up and make the restaurant more appealing.

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vipPMAM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service -- lovely food and excellent cocktails!

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605W
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch spot with live music. Delicious food and cocktails.

CJ
CvilleJH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a very good restaurant: well-prepared food, high quality ingredients, a warm and stylish atmosphere, solid service (though understaffed, like most restaurants these days). Interesting wine-by-the glass and cocktail selection, too. Not as innovative or surprising as the very best restaurants in Charlottesville, but a good choice for a nice evening out.

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lesma
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the chx and scallops, both were very tasty and filling. Nice presentation. Had watermelon and feta, brussell sprouts, and kale w/ burrata apps.
we finished everything.

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vipDianasfergy
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved 1/2 price wine weds and the bottle choices were great! Food was excellent as always and service was also excellent!

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 4.5 stars by 537 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.