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Downtown Grille

201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
+1 434-817-7080
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although Cville is a foody town, it does lack the big city chophouse selection. However, the Downtown Grille is one place that does fulfill my carnivore craving. We arrived for reunions a day early so I had planned a nice dinner out. Based on ratings...More

Thank oldstocks
Reviewed 6 days ago

Was in town for four evenings and ate here twice and were wowed both times. A number of people recommended that we eat here and we are glad we followed their recommendation. We were treated with respect by the host and our server (Tanya) was...More

Thank The-Connector
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This great steak restaurant in the heart of downtown Charlottesville is consistently excellent. I regularly bring business associates here from out of town and have always had good meals here. One of my favorite things about the downtown grill is that while the steaks are...More

Thank danricc7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the "Downtown" section of Charlottesville this steakhouse has pleanty of options for the non-meat lovers. Great seafood. Great service. Great wines. Highly Recommended

Thank L R D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They make wonderful steaks here! Seasoned very well! One of the best steaks I have had when eating out. Ordered some appetizers and a steak. What a great meal. We where there for our anniversary, so the gave us a free dessert! Very nice staff....More

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this restaurant based on others reviews and it was the perfect choice for my son's graduation dinner. Beautifully appointed tables with white table cloths, candles and fresh flowers greeted us. The menu was a special prix fixe offering for UVA graduation diners--they even...More

Thank NJGirlInVA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was average but not stellar considering the price. Service was slow for no clear reason. We will not return and would not recommend.

Thank Joanna K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It happens, I know but it seems to happen to me more than I like. I go to a “fancy" steakhouse, I order what is advertised as prime beef and I am disappointed. The USDA Prime ribeye steak I ordered while cooked to perfection had...More

1  Thank FloydLawson
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great meal here. Service was excellent and food was very good. No complaints and the walking "mall" area is very quaint and nice for an evening stroll.

Thank TraceySFish
Reviewed 10 May 2017

My husband and I were in town for overnight and the concierge at our hotel recommended the Downtown Grille we are so glad she did!!!! Best steak ever the sides and salad were great too!!!

Thank Anita H
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
John R
Some of the steaks are quite large; do they frown upon a couple just ordering one and sharing it?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Courtney J | Property representative |
Hi John, Thank you for your question. We are happy to accommodate that request and let you split a steak. Please let your server know when you arrive of that request and we will have our Chef's do their best to split it for... More
Dress? We are travelers and only have casual clothes with us
1 December 2016|
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Response from Susan L | Reviewed this property |
Come as you are! During our visit there were people who appeared really overdressed and those who may have been a little undressed. They all enjoyed the meal together. There is also a number of young children who were... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Off-Street Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5033
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080
  • E-mail
The Downtown Grille, located on Charlottesville's historic downtown mall, serves only the finest in Midwestern corn-fed beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant has an extensive wine list which has been honored by The Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence every year since opening in 1999.

The Downtown Grille's lovely architecture and warm professional staff lend a superb ambiance to an already exquisite dining experience.
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