Best American Restaurants in Charlottesville

Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
(272)
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 9 times today
Early MountainEarly Mountain
(36)
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 1 time today
The Pointe Restaurant & BarThe Pointe Restaurant & Bar
(31)
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
The Pub by Wegmans CharlottesvilleThe Pub by Wegmans Charlottesville
(55)
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 3 times today
Heirloom - Graduate Hotel CharlottesvilleHeirloom - Graduate Hotel Charlottesville
(20)
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 1 time today
Eurasia Cafe & Wine Bar - Virginia BeachEurasia Cafe & Wine Bar - Virginia Beach
(412)
$$$$
American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 7 times today
Cochon on 2ndCochon on 2nd
(591)
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American | Williamsburg, Williamsburg
Booked 9 times today
Local Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table RestaurantLocal Roots (Virginia) - A Farm to Table Restaurant
(592)
$$$$
American | Roanoke, Greater Roanoke
Booked 4 times today
Leaping Lizard CafeLeaping Lizard Cafe
(164)
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American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 2 times today
TJ's at The Jefferson HotelTJ's at The Jefferson Hotel
(678)
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American | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 2 times today
Vintage TavernVintage Tavern
(1541)
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American | Suffolk, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 2 times today
Kismet BistroKismet Bistro
(150)
$$$$
American | Newport News, Newport News
Booked 4 times today
Croc's 19th Street BistroCroc's 19th Street Bistro
(532)
$$$$
American | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 4 times today
Social 52Social 52
(233)
$$$$
American | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 3 times today
King's Arm TavernKing's Arm Tavern
(1768)
$$$$
American | Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg
Booked 14 times today
Kitchen on CaryKitchen on Cary
(357)
$$$$
American | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 4 times today
RowlandRowland
(401)
$$$$
American | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 5 times today
Tarrant's CafeTarrant's Cafe
(1976)
$$$$
American | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 17 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Charlottesville

Orzo Kitchen & Wine BarOrzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
(824)
$$$$
Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 30 times today
Red Pump KitchenRed Pump Kitchen
(430)
$$$$
Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 12 times today
Isabella's Italian TrattoriaIsabella's Italian Trattoria
(574)
$$$$
Italian | Lynchburg, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today
Aldo's RistoranteAldo's Ristorante
(1585)
$$$$
Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 9 times today
Mannino's Italian Bistro - KempsvilleMannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville
(436)
$$$$
Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 4 times today
The GrapevineThe Grapevine
(196)
$$$$
Italian | Henrico, Richmond
Booked 2 times today
Al Fresco Italian RestaurantAl Fresco Italian Restaurant
(287)
$$$$
Italian | Newport News, Newport News
Booked 5 times today
The Vineyards Trattoria and Pizzeria - Newport NewsThe Vineyards Trattoria and Pizzeria - Newport News
(163)
$$$$
Italian | Newport News, Newport News
Booked 3 times today
Mannino's Italian Bistro - Olde Towne PortsmouthMannino's Italian Bistro - Olde Towne Portsmouth
(299)
$$$$
Italian | Portsmouth, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Booked 2 times today
La Grotta - RichmondLa Grotta - Richmond
(838)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 19 times today
Portico Restaurant - RichmondPortico Restaurant - Richmond
(1394)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 17 times today
FortunatoFortunato
(231)
$$$$
Italian | Roanoke, Greater Roanoke
Booked 9 times today
Bella MonteBella Monte
(347)
$$$$
Italian | Virginia Beach, Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Graffiato - RichmondGraffiato - Richmond
(663)
$$$$
Italian | Richmond, Richmond
Booked 8 times today
Remini'sRemini's
(69)
$$$$
Italian | Roanoke, Greater Roanoke
Booked 1 time today

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Charlottesville Restaurants

The Farmhouse at VeritasThe Farmhouse at Veritas
34 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 3 times today

This should be the standard for dining. Period. Perfect in every way. The minute you walk in the door they have a glass of champagne for you down, the the final desert. Wonderful! Heidi, one of the servers is on top of it. At every turn! We had a party of nine for my wife’s birthday. We do this twice a year. My birthday and my wife’s. It was incredible. And special. Down to the custom birthday message on the menu for my wife! Well done Veritas! More

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FleurieFleurie
517 reviews
$$$$
French | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 32 times today

Probably one of the finest dinners I have had. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. You can tell that a lot of though went into the food as well as the wine accompaniments. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. More

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Public Fish & OysterPublic Fish & Oyster
498 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 23 times today

Fantastic service and food. The oyster selection was outstanding. More

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The Ivy Inn RestaurantThe Ivy Inn Restaurant
1265 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 15 times today

Excellent food and service. The lamb and rockfish were fabulous. Quiet table for two on 1st floor provided privacy though the dining room was full. Always a consistent first rate experience. More

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Early MountainEarly Mountain
36 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 1 time today

Delicious , very good entertainment, very nice servers,lovely atmosphere. More

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Oakhart SocialOakhart Social
257 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 7 times today

Nice place for some small plates and pizza. More

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TenTen
362 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 16 times today

Always a good choice for a nice dinner. Udon soup is so nice on cold nights. More

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ZocaloZocalo
351 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 12 times today

Delicious meal. Would definitely go back. My steak was cooked perfectly and paired well with the polenta fries and asparagus. My wife raved about the salmon and that it was the best meal she's had out in a long time. Good bar menu and wine list as well. More

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Orzo Kitchen & Wine BarOrzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
824 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 30 times today

Always a treat; great food, fabulous service and warm welcome. Orzo never fails to provide a lovely evening for us. More

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Back 40Back 40
48 reviews
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Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Great inspiring food!! More

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Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
272 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 9 times today

Cheerful efficient service even though the restaurant was very busy for most of our meal. I had gumbo, one friend had one of the fish entrees, and my other friend had the pasta entree. All three dishes were great. More

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3 Penny Cafe3 Penny Cafe
261 reviews
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Global, International | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Had a wonderful lunch, the food was fabulous would highly recommend to everyone we will be returning next trip into Charlottesville the service was great and no need to look for waitress as she kept an eye on table More

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Parallel 38Parallel 38
23 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Varied menu. Great service and atmosphere. More

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Milan Indian CuisineMilan Indian Cuisine
64 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food. Friendly service. Love the Tandoori Chicken. More

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Downtown GrilleDowntown Grille
929 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 16 times today

This is our favorite restaurant for drinks and apps before or after a movie/play downtown. A great selection and the bartender makes the best martini in town. Friendly and efficient staff. We like to sit in the bar area which is casual and fun, and serves the same great food as the more traditional dining area. More

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BlueOreganoBlueOregano
6 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Absolutely sensational! Food was exceptional. Caitie is amazing and the flavors she marries together are crazy good! 5 course meal, family style! Get to visit with other guests. Top five dining experience for me. Better than most San Francisco establishments! More

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Maharaja Fine Indian CuisineMaharaja Fine Indian Cuisine
7 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Excellent food and nice atmosphere. More

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The LocalThe Local
840 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 16 times today

Great experience. Gnocchi Bolognese, meatloaf, duck entree all delicious. We cannot wait to return. More

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Hamiltons' At First & MainHamiltons' At First & Main
391 reviews
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Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 23 times today

I was a little disappointed in the pulled pork sandwich. The pork was tough and difficult to cut. More

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Old Mill Room @ The Boar's HeadOld Mill Room @ The Boar's Head
1165 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 9 times today

service was slow...not sure why there wasn't a fire in the fireplace at lunch...it would have added to the ambiance on a gray January day....the lunch was good ( soup and salad brunch) but not memorable.. More

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Tavern & GroceryTavern & Grocery
80 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Rutabaga soup needed seasoning but was good. Pork loin was delicious .. wish the portion was a little larger for the price. More

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The Melting Pot - CharlottesvilleThe Melting Pot - Charlottesville
1014 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 11 times today

Travis was a fantastic waiter. A+ evening. We loved the food and the ladies night pricing on 4 course fondue. More

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RocksaltRocksalt
289 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 1 time today

Outstanding & creative menu, excellent service, & more! More

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MayaMaya
481 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 12 times today

My evening started with a Sazerac, well balanced and perfect for sipping and relaxing. I ordered the local trout and had sides of Brussel Sprouts and sweet potato fries, and my date had the fried chicken with sides of broccoli and grits. The trout was perfectly cooked and flavored, the Brussel sprouts flavored nicely with bacon and onions, and the sweet potatoes fries nicely crisp, but not over or undercooked. The fried chicken was composed of boneless thighs, which made the eating clean and easy, and the dark meat added moisture and flavor to already delicious fried batter. The grits were a nice side - I’d order them another time as my side. I recommend finding seats that don’t look out to the street. Vehicles turning into the main road are briefly distracting when the lights hit the eyes. It was my first time to Maya, and I’ll definitely try it again. More

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Tastings - A Restaurant, Wine Shop & Wine BarTastings - A Restaurant, Wine Shop & Wine Bar
117 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Excellent food, service, and wine suggestion More

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Red Pump KitchenRed Pump Kitchen
430 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 12 times today

Perfect date night spot with amazing food and a great ambience. If you’re looking for a great, quiet place to have an awesome meal Red Pump is the place. More

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Aberdeen Barn - CharlottesvilleAberdeen Barn - Charlottesville
742 reviews
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Steakhouse | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 11 times today

The beef was amazing..and the house-made salad dressings were excellent. The sides however, were very disappointing, even served cold. More

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Commonwealth SkybarCommonwealth Skybar
110 reviews
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Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Located on Downtown mall very close to Market Street garage. Main floor restaurant serves full menu and very good food in a casual atmosphere. We had great service with a share of 2 appetizers and one entrée served as a 3 course presentation. The roof bar is also great in good weather, but it was 18 degrees so we passed on that this time! Certainly a restaurant well worth supporting.... More

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The Pub by Wegmans CharlottesvilleThe Pub by Wegmans Charlottesville
55 reviews
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American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 3 times today

Sunday brunch. Nice wide selection and very good value. service very attentive and prompt. Not high end gourmet but great for casual friends or family. More

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JunctionJunction
152 reviews
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Southwest | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Consistently good food and good service. It is a little chilly in the winter. More

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Clifton InnClifton Inn
460 reviews
$$$$
International | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

We went for New Year’s Eve, our first visit to the Inn, because we wanted something special. They delivered. Ambiance is lovely and low key in this historic country home. Food was very good, including lobster bisque, lamb chops or rockfish, a yummy salad. Service was attentive and very cordial, though it could have used a bit more polish...the waiter took the orders in an odd way and I had to ask for a soup spoon. The only thing that made me a tad concerned was that they weren’t busier on what should be a big night out! When we left at 1030 pm, we were the last guests to leave! More

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Heirloom - Graduate Hotel CharlottesvilleHeirloom - Graduate Hotel Charlottesville
20 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 1 time today

Terrific setting, very good ambiance, and delicious food. What's not to love? More

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Fry's Spring StationFry's Spring Station
35 reviews
$$$$
Pizzeria | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Second time here and both times I have thoroughly enjoyed my meal. More

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Shadwells RestaurantShadwells Restaurant
534 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 13 times today

Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service. It's a little pricey, but in my opinion, worth it! :-D More

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RaptureRapture
50 reviews
$$$$
Southern | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Fantastic food and great service. Every dish outperformed expectations - the brussel sprouts especially! More

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Shebeen Pub and BraaiShebeen Pub and Braai
179 reviews
$$$$
South African | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. First time going and definitely won’t be the last. More

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The Pointe Restaurant & BarThe Pointe Restaurant & Bar
31 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

We were looking for a relaxed and dressy casual place to have a lovely Christmas lunch before our formal Christmas dinner later that night . Well, we certainly chose the right place. The people working there and serving us could not have been any lovelier or more accommodat- Ing! My husband, 21 year old son ( home from college ) and I were all welcomed with smiles from the very beginning. The menu had so many items to choose from that I loved, that I will definitely return for future lunches . All in all, what a delightful find in an area that I have been to many times , but didn't know this little jewel was right under my nose . I would definitely recommend The Pointe to locals, students or travelers looking for a welcoming smile and a wonderful selection of delicious dishes to try . I only checked the items that applied to us during lunch for the previous review .. More

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Charlottesville Diners' Choice Winners

Charlottesville's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Farmhouse at VeritasThe Farmhouse at Veritas
34 reviews
$$$$
Farm-to-table | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 3 times today

This should be the standard for dining. Period. Perfect in every way. The minute you walk in the door they have a glass of champagne for you down, the the final desert. Wonderful! Heidi, one of the servers is on top of it. At every turn! We had a party of nine for my wife’s birthday. We do this twice a year. My birthday and my wife’s. It was incredible. And special. Down to the custom birthday message on the menu for my wife! Well done Veritas! More

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FleurieFleurie
517 reviews
$$$$
French | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 32 times today

Probably one of the finest dinners I have had. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. You can tell that a lot of though went into the food as well as the wine accompaniments. Would highly recommend for a special occasion. More

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The Ivy Inn RestaurantThe Ivy Inn Restaurant
1265 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 15 times today

Excellent food and service. The lamb and rockfish were fabulous. Quiet table for two on 1st floor provided privacy though the dining room was full. Always a consistent first rate experience. More

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Milan Indian CuisineMilan Indian Cuisine
64 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Charlottesville, Charlottesville

Great food. Friendly service. Love the Tandoori Chicken. More

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Public Fish & OysterPublic Fish & Oyster
498 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 23 times today

Fantastic service and food. The oyster selection was outstanding. More

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Duners RestaurantDuners Restaurant
272 reviews
$$$$
American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 9 times today

Cheerful efficient service even though the restaurant was very busy for most of our meal. I had gumbo, one friend had one of the fish entrees, and my other friend had the pasta entree. All three dishes were great. More

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Parallel 38Parallel 38
23 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 2 times today

Varied menu. Great service and atmosphere. More

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TenTen
362 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 16 times today

Always a good choice for a nice dinner. Udon soup is so nice on cold nights. More

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ZocaloZocalo
351 reviews
$$$$
Latin American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 12 times today

Delicious meal. Would definitely go back. My steak was cooked perfectly and paired well with the polenta fries and asparagus. My wife raved about the salmon and that it was the best meal she's had out in a long time. Good bar menu and wine list as well. More

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Oakhart SocialOakhart Social
257 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Charlottesville, Charlottesville
Booked 7 times today

Nice place for some small plates and pizza. More

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