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The Pointe Restaurant & Bar

3.9
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77 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in a fun, casual restaurant overlooking Charlottesville's Downtown Pedestrian Mall. Our outdoor patio is a perfect place for seasonal outdoor dining!
We are offering Breakfast and All Day Dining Menu .
Serving trendy drinks, imported beers and microbrews alongside light lunches and dinners, the Pointe Bar is the ideal place to meet friends or relax after a long day in downtown Charlottesville. Complimentary Omni Hotel parking.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 77 people are saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.6
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. We had the filet mignon with mashed potatoes and green beans. The salad was great too. Got there late so had to be put in the "overflow room." I think regular dining room probably had more ambience. Most important thing to me at a restaurant is the food, and theirs was excellent.

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SusanB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

In the past we have enjoyed delicious food at the Omni. This past Friday was mostly a disappointment.
First of all, we were seated in a small room with no windows, but it did have all the unused setup for breakfast. Not great ambiance.
The crab cake appetizer was delicious. We were off to a great start. And then our entrees -- not great.
My husband had chicken with red beans - or some sort of beans. The chicken leg was dry and stringy, while the thigh was fine. He wasn't impressed, but he ate the beans and thigh and said they were fine.
My salad was a disaster - something I might find at Denny's for not much money.
It was an avocado southwestern style chicken salad. The greens were saturated in a very spicy salad dressing, which could have been good if they had not been saturated, which made it too spicy. The salad had just a bit of avocado.
We have enjoyed meals at the Omni, and we enjoy the hotel, so I'm not sure what I would recommend. I'd just be honest as I was with this review.
We almost always have a late night drink at the bar after a show, and we think the bartender is excellent. Very friendly and professional.
It was Valentine's Day, and we weren't interested in a eating a large meal, so we opted out of the special. Maybe that had something to do with the disappointing meal from the menu.

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MarkZ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I bit pricey, but a good atmosphere. It is somewhat annoying with so many people walking through the restaurant to get to the closest exit door to the Downtown Mall...

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VirginiaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buffet looked a little sad by time we ate at 1300 hours, but the menu service was excellent. best cornbeff i've had in a long time. Courtesy birthday creme-brulet was a big hit! Service superior! Ambience a welcome change from noisy restaurants that seem to proliferate the area!

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VirginiaR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet ambience snd excellent service were matvhed by food. Returned next day for lunch.

Live in Charlottesville and look
Forward to dining here more.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We planned a last minute trip for Thanksgiving. Dinner options for Thanksgiving night were limited at our time of booking, but we stumbled upon this place. The atmosphere was pleasant, but the food was subpar. In my opinion, a bit overpriced.

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vipMARLENAN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was the highlight. We were seated late for our reservation and the server was not attentive, but the prime rib was exceptional

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vipDonnaV
Washington DC
123 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were staying at the Omni, wanted the convenience, and the hotel restaurant looked pretty good. Also, we had had brunch there years ago. Dinner turned out to be very fine. First, the cocktail menu is a dozen pages or so, designed to help you choose your drink by flavor category. It is helpfully set up as a grid with the base spirit first, followed by the other ingredients. The ones we tried were delicious. The dinner menu is brief but done well. I was able to get shrimp & grits without the meat. Only complaint is that there is only one fish main course (there is a salmon salad) and no catch of the day. The wine list has a number of Virginia wines, both more and less well known. The Pointe is set in a spacious atrium open to seven stories, and was sparsely populated when we were there, so very quiet, a rarity these days. Our server was courteous, professional, and timely.

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vipsamantha
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Meal was quite nice. Service was good- not overly attentive.

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LucianoA
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice meal here at the Pointe Restaurant in the Omni Hotel where we are staying in Charlottesville. Crab cake and Virginia Trout entrees were very tasty and excellent value. Would do this again and also recommend to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service!

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CathyD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our meals were good. My daughter especially liked the hummus bowl. She said everything in it was delicious. My other daughter and I had the salmon salad which we both thought was rather plain. I think the greens could have been varied instead of just romaine lettuce. The dressing would have been better as a vinaigrette instead of the creamy avocado, and the salmon was good but plain. The dish was good but could have been better. Service was great and we appreciated not having to go out in the bad storm for our dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service. We were the only people in the restaurant and the two people who did not order the buffet ended up waiting 49 min for entrees. Not ok. Waiter was rude and dismissive. It took 3 requests to get coffee refilled - and we were very gracious and kind in our requests. Will never eat here again.

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williamg
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food2service3ambience2

Overpriced, fixed price menu for graduation weekend. This was not revealed at time reservation was made, only one day prior,so absolutely no possibility of making a change for our party of 8. Could only choose from 3 entrees, one being vegan( and not liked by the 2 who had to order it) so only 2 meat choices. Very disappointing. Wait staff was good. Normal menu is probably worth trying, but we aren't going back.

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Carol
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here after my sons’s graduation from UVA. Food was outstanding, as was the service. Highly, highly recommend!

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vipKC06
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Limited menu they did not advertise due to graduation weekend. The restaurant was only half filled and still out service was incredibly slow - even a super long wait just to get the check so we could get out of there. You would think with a limited menu the food would come out quickly - nope. Not many choices for teenage boys. Would not go back.

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GregC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

WE went at 4 pm and they still served the lunch menu which was great for us. Not too heavy not too expensive. Good service we had a table of 8 after UVa grdauation. The food, fancy sandwiches, crab bisque, burgers, pulled pork, appetizers, were all well prepared and large portions. very pleasant setting. Airy, quiet, cool on a hot day, our party was pleased.

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vipEatOutAlways
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio for lunch and our waiter was great and four of us ordered a la carte and two had the lunch buffet. Our table overlooked the downtown mall and it was nice. For a hotel restaurant this is really every good, nicely run, and well-located to avoid the crowds of graduation. I would not make my way here on a tour of Charlottesville, but if you are staying at the hotel or in town for an event, this makes a great breakfast or lunch spot.

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vipKathy
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service!

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MPWF
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The restaurant was lovely, but the food was cold. Not just not warm, actually cold. And clearly had been sitting out most of the day so that the chicken and pork were dry. (We had an afternoon seating). Service was pretty bad considering all they had to do was bring drinks - I asked for coffee, but no cream or sweeteners came with it. The freshly made food (omelette and crepe) which people had in our party was apparently good. The desserts were amazing. But $52 for carrot cake was a bit much.

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vipVAfoodie
Washington DC
100 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been this hotel restaurant many times for meetings, but never dinner. A relaxed evening with great food (large) servings, very good wine and great service which we enjoyed. The food next day at my meeting? Very good - cup of soup, variety of salads, and small but yummy tastes of dessert. Thoroughly enjoyed - would recommend.

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LisaS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious scallops...very clean restaurant... beautiful hotel...waitress on 3/2/19, 6:00 p.m. said that she does not usually work in the restaurant but I think she should - she was great!!!

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woodstone
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Upscale hotel setting. Pleasant atmosphere with good food. Wine and food are a little pricey

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LisaH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The Christmas buffet was very good. There was a wide assortment of food in abundance. The complimentary champagne was a nice touch. The desserts were just OK. The sweet potato pie was disappointing. Service was nice. Staff went out of their way to accommodate us.

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RichardW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We had a bad experience, We waited, until my daughter got up and got us some drinks.
Its thanksgiving, Finally got our orders in, with in some time they brought us two orders that was not ours. to find out the table across the way. that they eventually got it after we got ours. Not sure what occurred there. We finally get our meal, its was good. I was missing my vegetables and my cranberries. I asked for them got my vegies but never got my cranberries. During our dinner, one of the waiters came down the two step stairs in a hurry carring salads and dressings for someone, he dumped one of the dressings all around my wife. took them 15 mins before someone attempted to clean it up. For what we paid for this it was a mess, I contained myself, because I had my wife and daughter with me.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went for Thanksgiving dinner. We were from out of town and other restaurant serving the thanksgiving fare were all booked.
The Pointe was horrible. There was a long line of people even though there was hardly anyone there. We had a reservation but they couldn’t sit us and told us to wait in a cold waiting area. We told them we’d wait in the bar, and they never came to find us.
We got a slab of dry turkey which was horrible. Cranberry sauce didn’t taste like cranberry sauce, they should have just bought the Libby’s canned cranberries.
Never again.

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Myra
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience2

Not enough watlit staff for the number of Thanksgiving reservations

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vipJohnR
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I don't mind a pretentious place when the food is good. That was not the case this time. We went on Thanksgiving and even the stuffing was disappointing. Further, the service, while friendly, was nothing to write home about. It took a long time to get a drink, our food order was incorrect, and we had to call for the bill. Pretty disappointing.

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cheshiree
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The food was good, and the service was excellent. Padric was attentive (but not too much so) and we had a great dinner experience.

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BeckyK
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of oysters and they were amazing! One of our best meals in Charlottesville!

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WayneP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Food bland. Nothing special.

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vipPATraveler
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server made our night interesting and most memorable!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was even better!

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AliciaG
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Outside dining is nice.
Food was mediocre at best. We got the vegetable ravioli which was overdone, hard and dry.
We also had the macaroni and cheese and the potatoes au gratin. The macaroni was bland and the potatoes were hard.
On the good side, our server was great and the manager came over and introduced himself. Unfortunately we did not see the manager again or we would have told him about the food.

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Bdaysnmore
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem for sure, incredible food that is also innovative and pretty!

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vipPaul
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a pleasant dinner. Better than you might expect at a hotel dinning room. The food was good as was the service. It was quiet so we could talk with our dinner companions.

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RocioR
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place was nice. The service was perfect and we had felt welcome

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Anissa
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience1

We arrived and sat outside, as requested. If there hadn't been Metallic and AC/DC playing loudly from another restaurant.. It would've been decent ambiance. We ordered a burger medium cooked. Mine came and was cooked like a hockey puck. Burnt on the bottom and the cheese abs bacon on the top has been broiled beyond any recognition of food. The cast iron potato gratin was good until you ate more.. Then you were overwhelmed with salty onion powder. It was not a pleasant experience. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Simply stellar service. They helped us graciously celebrate graduation and were so nice, they ran out of crane brûlée and apologized and offered anything else for free to make up for the disappointment.

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice restaurant in the Omni Hotel. There for a UVA graduation. Menu was fixed at $79/person so a bit pricey. Wine, drinks, and tip excluded. Food was very good. Service was very slow. Got in after a long day of travel so the location was great. Right next to the downtown mall, so many less expensive restaurant options available within walking distance.

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The Pointe Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 817-6767.

The Pointe Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.9 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

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