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“A lovely evening”
Review of Tastings

Tastings
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Ranked #87 of 584 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We came on a recommendation from a friend and were quite pleased. There was a large selection of interesting dishes including a grouper and an interesting paella, We were able to split two appetizers, 1 large salad and 2 entrees between 4 people with one shared desert and left feeling quite satisfied. The owner helped us to pick out a wine to our liking (a red despite our fish entrees) that was excellent with a $7 corkage fee. Our servers were attentive with out being intrusive and best of all there is no canned music or atmosphere to overwhelm either the food or the conversation.

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Thank Herkab
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

If you love wine, and want to eat a tasty meal in the rustic atmosphere of one of Charlottesville's greatest wine shops, then this is the place for you. If your traveling for business as I often do, this is a nice place to feel like an insider when you're in Charlottesville. Good food, no-pressure atmosphere & service. It's good for dining alone or taking clients to a casual, low key lunch before you take them out to a fancy dinner.

You enter through the wine shop & meander through rows of great selections to get to the dining area. The restaurant area is very bare-bones-- no frills, no tablecloths; the food specials are written on a chalkboard. Try the burger. The staff is pleasant, helpful, & knowledgeable.

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Thank Cville12369
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We had the worlds best lobster bisque and great salad and tried several regional wines last week. The wine store seems to be the main focus but that doesn't mean that they have forgotten the kitchen. They also do a good catering business.

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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We had an excellent dinner at Tastings of Charlottesville tonight. The brussel sprout salad and fried oyster appetizers were great. The vegetarian wild mushroom entree was delicious. The duck and lamb were perfectly prepared. The wine pairing that was recommended to us was excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Also, it is located inside a wine store which was really interesting. The dining room is next to the crates full of different wines. It has a nice, cozy atmosphere.

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Thank ADKFIX
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Just off the downtown mall. Favorite place for locals. EVERYTHING on the menu is great. Get on newsletter to enjoy Owner Bill's humor and expertise and food/wine parings.
Stamped parking ticket for Market St Garage.

1  Thank Talk0fthet0wn
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