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Downtown Grille
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Ranked #11 of 557 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd
Description: 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.
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Love to go to the Downtown Grille. The food is reliably delicious, the wine great. The side dishes are so awesome--especially the onion straws. Service is excellent, it's a nice place to go with a group of friends or for a business dinner.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2013

Thank you Jenny!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Wonderful. Second time there - would go back again and again! My husband and I celebrated most recently our anniversary, and we couldn't be happier with the food and service

Thank Jamie M
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Jamie - thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us and we're happy we were able to make it a memorable experience!
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Arrived after a long day of driving. Friendly, efficient service and a wonderful meal. Extensive wine list was a plus as I enjoy good wines with dinner. I had the steak au poivre which had a delightfully peppery sauce without being overdone. Steak was tender and cooked to perfection.

Thank Ed F
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Ed, so happy you had a nice, relaxing experience after a long day of driving - thank you!
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We dined at the Downtown Grille recently while entertaining a guest from out of town. The Open Table reservation was honored quickly and efficiently. The Wait person quickly advised all the specialties of the restaurant and that night's specials. The Wait person was attentive but not overbearing throughout the dinner. He was well-versed in advising items to our guest who had dietary restrictions. From appetizer through dessert service was impeccable; food served at the proper temperature and timely; wine properly chilled and everyone was pleased with their selections. An overall gastronomic experience in Charlottesville.

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Thank Alan K
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2013

Alan - we appreciate your review and are very happy you enjoyed your experience!
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

We visit this restaurant every time we come to Charlottesville, and we are never disappointed. The food is excellent, the ambience is rich and sumptuous, the service is generally good, the staff is professional, and the managers are on site and really seem to care about the customers. It's pricy, but worth it. Would have given five stars on this trip, but our waiter took way too long to take our dinner order after serving drinks. I mean, like a half an hour, which is just too long...otherwise, flawless. We will be back.

Thank Lucinda00
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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2013

Thank you Lucinda - we appreciate your review and apologize for our waiter taking so long to take your dinner order. Very happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to having you back!
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