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The Pink Grouse - Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

4.4
33 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Pink Grouse is a bright and warm restaurant, sleekly designed to welcome guests to experience Charlottesville cuisine a completely new way. The rustically refined space offer ingredients from locally sourced farmers that curate into a modern, hyper-seasonal menu. Guests are offered a Chef’s ten course tasting menu or may explore each entrée ala carte. Enjoy a wine journey with a healthy variety from preferred local wineries. With each dish presented on handcrafted plate-ware from the exposition kitchen, every guest shares the feeling of dining at a “chef’s table.

Whether you savor your meal in the heart of the dining room, sitting closer to our culinary talent at our Chefs Table, or in our cozy outdoor courtyard, you are sure to have a memorable evening. Should you prefer a more exclusive dining event, the Private Dining Room offers seating for up to eight guests, surrounding by local art as well as our handpicked wine collection.

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Experiences

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Special menus

  • A 10-Course Affair

     $150.00 per person
    Starting Oct 27, 2020
    Enjoy 10 of our delicious locally inspired courses. It will be an Affair to remember... Oysters Rockefeller, Kabocha Veloute, Autumn Squash Salad, Charred Octopus, 5 Grain Risotto, Fettuccine N'Duck, Seared Halibut, Local Harvest Beef Strip, Roasted Acorn Squash, Carolina Gold Rice Pudding. Experience does not include taxes, fees and service charge.
  • A 6-Course Food and Wine Pairing Fling

     $95.00 per person
    Starting Oct 27, 2020
    Just looking for a fling? Enjoy our 6-Course Food and Wine Tasting Menu. Just right for those looking for an experience but don't have the appetite for the 10-Course. Wine pairings will feature a wide selection of lavish wine. Can't you just taste it? Oysters Rockefeller, Autumn Squash Salad, Charred Octopus, Seared Halibut, Local Harvest Beef Strip, Carolina Gold Rice Pudding. Experience does not include taxes, fees and service charge.
  • Private Art Gallery Wine Dinner

     $120.00 per person
    Starting Nov 3, 2020
    A dinner experience taking place in our very own ART GALLERY! Dine with our Art Gallery Dinner and enjoy a 6-course food and wine pairing dinner. A menu offering Oysters Rockefeller, Autumn Squash Salad, Charred Octopus, Seared Halibut, Local Harvest Beef Strip, Carolina Gold Rice Pudding. Wine pairings will feature a wide selection of lavish local Virginia Wines. Reservations required 48 hours in advance, 6-8 guests per reservation only.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 33 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.0
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRRC3
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was very excited to go to the Pink Grouse because the hotel is so beautiful and I was looking forward to a meal in a restaurant given our current pandemic situation. The furniture and decor was a bit basic in comparison to the rest of the hotel, but the food was what I was really interested in. The menu is great, good variety, nice locally sourced ingredients. However, the preparation, seasoning/flavoring, and taste were really disappointing. Between the three of us our entrees were either over salted, under cooked or just bland. I'm not sure if they're trying to still work out the menu or the talent is just not there in the kitchen, but for prices comparable to NYC, I expect food that tastes a lot better. I'll stick to the cocktails at the bar for now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service was extremely slow and inconsistent. Waiters cared more about clearing dishes then looking if customers needed some help.

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AlixG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and the ambiance was wonderful. The servers were very knowledgeable about the food, efficient, and kind. I went for a romantic dinner and it was perfect. Slightly pricey for the amount of food you get, but I thought it was worth it for the ambiance and quality of the food. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

An interesting experience with food that comes very close to matching the excellent ambiance. Our server was very accommodating and answered all our questions on the menu. They even tailored a dish to my dietary preference. Food and experience was worth the price - you won't leave stuffed but overall you will feel like it was worth it.

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EileenP
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Good-bye dinner for our son.

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KatJM
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I thought the food portions were adequate for the price and style of cuisine. Service was exception, cocktail delicious. The food was pretty spot on. I would recommend.

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Cville
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Great Ambiance / Service.
The food did not deliver, at all. We started with their salad - it was gross and confusing. We then had the duck and the risotto. Their food just lacks flavor and missed the mark. For the price and the size of the menu, was pretty disappointing. If you only have 6 mains they better be classics. Does not stack up against Mas, Bang, TEN, Zocalo... maybe get drinks, just for the ambiance, but I would not recommend it for a meal. Highest price for lowest delivery I’ve had in a while.

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cvilletodc2014
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service (Beth) was excellent. She was there but didn’t hover. Food was just okay. A bit bland- I had to ask for salt. My two companions said the chicken dish was very good but they said it tasted like chicken noodle soup. Please take Bloody Butcher grits off the menu. The name alone is off putting and I would think it’s hard for your servers to sell. Not really a name that makes your mouth water and they weren’t that good anyway. We’ve been before and the food was really good. Perhaps we just ordered the wrong things.
Manager was nice. Young service assistant cleared our table but stacked all of our plates in her hands. Needs some additional training on clearing but she was so lovely, so not knocking her- she’s learning. Such a gorgeous property. We will be back, of course.

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Hotdogsmama
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

All style, no substance. The space and atmosphere are amazing - just beautiful. We sat outside which was lovely except for the barking dog at the next table (seriously dog people, I have no issues with your pet sitting next to me while I eat $150 meal but put a muzzle on them) Our server was cheerful ...until the problems started and then nowhere to be found. We ordered cocktails and the server proceeded to tell us that the Pink Grouse is one of those places so annoyingly prevalent in C-ville where you are told to order 3 or 4 meals each in order to get enough to eat. That's what TAPAS is, not regular dinner (i.e. $26 chicken). We were then basically forced by the server to order our entire meal - appetizers and entrees all at once - so that the kitchen could "properly stage". OK, done. About 45 seconds later our appetizer arrived. Guess the kitchen was all staged! No drinks yet. Oysters "Rockefeller" style decently portioned and pretty good if not a little odd (brussels sprouts instead of spinach). Handsome Dining Companion ordered the octopus and received ONE tentacle. Less than 1/8th of an octopus. It was absolutely delicious. After we finished fighting over a 1/2" by 4" piece of mollusk...still no cocktails, however we took note of the server bringing the aforementioned dog a nice bowl of water while we sat confused with dirty plates. About the time we finally flagged someone down to ask where the drinks were our entree arrived. Followed closely behind by our cocktails. Nothing like roast chicken chased down with a G&T. My $26 chicken was, no exaggeration, about 1 oz of chicken chopped up into bits in a nice sauce with some corn and green beans and 6 gnocchi. HDC had fettucine with mostly inedible duck due to intact silver skin. Dirty plates again. Having realized that nothing good was happening at Table 22, server never returned except to bring the check. $100+ meal. Still hungry afterward. And pretty cross.

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vipluvfoodanddance
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Pink Grouse is close to being great, but just misses. The atmosphere, service and plates are top notch, but...there simply isn’t enough food (especially at the price point). The good news, they could easily fix the problem by balancing the dishes with a bit more pasta or rice or sides - and it wouldn’t remake the food. Or, offer up some bread or something more filling. Really great place, but it’s not quite “dialed in” for the level they are playing at. Hope to return if they can tweak it just a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is absolutely delicious! The general manager is very nice and our server Beth was phenomenal! I highly recommend this place!

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MegP
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at the Pink Grouse was one of the best meals we have had in Charlottesville in a long time. Would absolutely recommend and we look forward to going back soon.

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vipMariV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is very flavorful and interesting and the courtyard was lovely. Our only complaint is that the portions are extremely small and the steak literally just came with one small mushroom and a piece of an onion. No vegetables, not even offered as a side. We had to ask as a special request to have some veggies. The peach salad was delicious and sublime, the crab pasta was flavorful but very very small amount (and we are typical fine dining eaters who eat small portions). The chicken gnocchi was okay. The semifreddo and the watermelon sorbet were delicious.

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Tabbyco
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary at Pink Grouse. I had read reviews prior about the small portion size but I didn’t mind as long as the dish was of high quality and complex in flavor. Pink Grouse delivered neither. The portions are absurdly small. Not only are they small, but the ingredient’s cost is minimal. I ordered the chicken and gnocchi and received chunks of chicken thigh, a few gnocchi and some green beans and corn. My husband ordered the crab and pasta... there were like 3 lumps of crab and that was it. We ate outside, which was lovely and it was fun to peak in the hotel. The rooftop restaurant had a 2 hour wait, or we would have had some appetizers to satisfy our hunger! We will go back to celebrating the rest of our special occasions at Duners when they reopen!

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LisaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner outside. We managed to finish just as the rain started. I would highly recommend The Pink Grouse as a wonderful place for delicious outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not flexible on menu at all

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WilliamH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and drinks, great space, warm and attentive service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite, creative dishes. Exceptional service. Wonderful location and great ambience.

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vipScottS
Charleston
306 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The Pink Grouse was quite lovely and the food was delicious. The Octopus starter was very tasty and the seabass over the rice with red onion marmalade, coconut curry and cilantro was divine!!! Its a very new restaurant and I definitely recommend going.

Service was very good and would be 5* but I could not hear any of the servers through the masks. They really need to speak up and project as the music is also up pretty high.

The other less than 5 is the ambiance. This place is brightly lit, almost too bright and I felt there was no ambiance at all. The decor is okay, nothing special and the kitchen is so brightly lit that I feel dropping lighting down some would only enhance the dining experience. There is a seating area with benches but it was too dark.

The food is definitely worth the visit.

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Bart
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth excellent meal at the Pink Grouse. Service by Lauren was excellent and friendly. She made us all feel special. Ken the manager does a superlative job making guests feel special and ensuring that they have a wonderful evening. The bass, octopus, grilled peach and the signature Hemingway and Pink Grouse drinks are particular favorites. Thank you.

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Diane
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food5service4ambience4

Food was great but everyone left hungry. For the price, your restaurant should be giving people value. Unfortunately won’t return and won’t recommend

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vipIlovefood
San Diego
63 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

There are 5 star fine dining and 5 star sports bars. This is different but excellent. The food was very creative with combinations I have never seen. For example, the black bass in coconut curry over a fried rice cake. So many tastes but still able to let you appreciate the wine. Well done!! The service was excellent and very friendly, even behind a mask. The place is a bit loud but its avant garde decor make it all work. Can't wait to get back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Pink Grouse was absolutely magical! Tiffany and Ken did a fantastic job ensuring we were well fed and hydrated! The decor is fantastic. We felt like we were transported to a luxurious resort. We can’t wait to go back.

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vipStevenS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done! Considering the times the entire team did an outstanding time. The Host was all over it. Servers where attentive and engaging and the food was fantastic. Was a great experience.

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Ladybug
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food impeccable
The decor not so much The decor does not coincide with the uniqueness and quality of the food

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vipKevG
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We planned a 3 day getaway from DC and stayed at the Quirk Hotel. We chose The Pink Grouse to celebrate our 38th wedding anniversary. Though the interior dining room is quite nice we opted to eat outdoors on the patio. The entire staff was pleasant, welcoming, attentive, and worked to make the evening a great experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the Summer Melon Gazpacho and Roasted Peach. Of special note were the Local Harvest Strip and Black Bass. Cocktails were very good and we finished our meal with the Pickled Watermelon Sorbet.

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CvilleTK
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The gemelli pasta dish was almost inedible. The steak was very rare, it was almost like they were trying too hard to be trendy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and very attentive service!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING, so creative, such a seamless concept

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NotToBeMissed
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exceptional experience all the way around. From starters to desserts the food is wonderful and should not be missed. The Black Bass and Harvest Strip were superb. The service was top notch. Our server Beth was attentive, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful with suggestions. Her advices and recommendations were spot on. While we were guests of the hotel, The Pink Grouse is well worth a visit even from outside the Charlottesville area. We will be back.

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Bart
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food and service.

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vipMlouise
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Realize it is new...small plates were very good. Clam Chowder Pasta was ok but too salty and heavy. Espresso was weaker than regular coffee. Growing pains?

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HeatherC
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and atmosphere were outstanding! Will definitely return.

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The Pink Grouse - Quirk Hotel Charlottesville is rated 4.4 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

The Pink Grouse - Quirk Hotel Charlottesville does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.certificates.hyatt.com/ParticipationLocations.aspx.

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.