Great food and decent service. Seating is very cramped and dining area is loud.
Wonderful, as always. My favorite place for nearly any occasion, and my go-to spot for entertaining out-of-town guests. Never disappoints!!
Such great food and great service. It was my birthday and brought 13 friends with me. Given our large size, we experienced none of the issues I’ve had at other restaurants with a large party. Everyone got their food at the same time and it was all correct. They were very attentive with drink orders. They even brought me a brownie with a candle at the end. Overall, wonderful place to bring a big group of friends.
Great experience. Gnocchi Bolognese, meatloaf, duck entree all delicious. We cannot wait to return.
The food was pretty decent but service was slow and my husbands steak was served extremely rare (not medium as he ordered it). By the time the server came back to check on us, the rest of the table had already finished eating their meal so there was nothing that could be done to correct it at that point. We had ordered lots of apps and drinks and the server did not even offer to take off a single thing from our bill despite the fact that my husband was not able to eat the steak at all. Considering it was his birthday, I was pretty disappointed by the whole experience. The rest of the group described their meal as "mehh", meaning not terrible but not great either.
Our daughter recommended we try The Local, when we game up for a UVA basketball game. We were pleasantly surprised, when we walked into the restaurant. It gave us a warm inviting feeling, right away. We were led up stairs, where there was a cosy fire going in the wood stove. The menu had lots of option, local produce, a nice selection of wines. Everyone chose something different and we were all pleased with our meals. The presentation was lovely. We will definitely come back, next time we are in town. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Liked the food. Very good service. Good value. Likely to go back.
I really enjoyed my food at this restaurant, but it was incredibly crowded (and noisy) because of the holiday. There was definitely NOT enough staff to handle the crowd, but our waiter really tried very hard, and he was quite charming. It was not his fault that they didn't have enough waiters, nor that the food runners often got the tables wrong.
The food was good, and the bill wasn't too bad (especially for Charlottesville). I would probably go back, but definitely not on a holiday.
P.S. The chairs are terribly uncomfortable. We were in the extended part of the upstairs, so they might not have been the regular chairs used for less busy evenings.
We went for New Year’ Eve. The special menu was a nice touch. Overall experience was excellent at usual. By far our favorite restaurant in Charlottesville.
The food and service was excellent however, I was very cold through out the meal and was a major distraction. Could enjoy the meal as much as I would have liked to.