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“The Alternative Corner Spot”

Michael's Bistro & Taphouse
Ranked #163 of 556 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Restaurants on the "Corner" are very collegiate and Michael's is no huge exception. However, Michael's is a little bit different and they provide a good alternative to the average UVa. "Corner" bar. The bar is stocked with a more diverse selection, the food is far better than many of the neighboring restaurants and the overall atmosphere is a little more adult.
If you venture up those steep stairs for lunch or dinner, always check out the daily special. I had a great salmon entrée and others have made positive comments about the steak special. Every once in a while, when the planets align just right, you can snag a table on the deck in good weather. That small overhang only has about 4 tables but in good weather it offers a different perspective on "The Corner" while enjoying drinks or a meal.

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Reviewed 18 April 2014

We were looking for a late dinner and outdoor seating. We chose Michael's and were not disappointed. We were seated outside on the balcony overlooking the street. We chose the shrimp and grits with a nice bottle of Pinot Noir. The shrimp were perfectly prepared (although I REALLY don't like the tails attached) and the grits were nicely seasoned. A wonderful meal at the end of a long day.

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Thank Teressa G
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

We went in for a drink and came back the next night for dinner. Resonably priced and great service. Highly reccomend the shrimp and gritts!

Thank Ferne E
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

While on a trip to UVA Medical Center, my husband and I stopped here for lunch between appointments. The unique location (upstairs) and quaint interior were great and the food was excellent. My husband had the Thai Curry Chicken over rice with apricot chutney. I had Binh Mi, a Vietnamese sandwich of marinated pork with shredded cabbage and cucumbers. The ice tea was super and the meal did not break the bank. I highly recommend this bistro for anyone looking for a great meal in the UVA area.

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Reviewed 15 May 2013

Cubano sandwich is yummy. Service can be a little slow at peak lunch hour, but is always friendly and helpful.

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