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“Great dining experience”
Review of Downtown Grille

Downtown Grille
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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 13 October 2013

While travelling, we stopped at the historic Downtown Mall in Charlottesville and discovered the Downtown Grille. Beautiful interior/atmosphere. We sat in the bar area at a table next to the window, watching the passersby. The bartender waited on us; service was very good. The braised beef short ribs over horseradish puree was excellent. My husband ordered two appetizers as his main course: fried calamari with red pepper aioli and the grilled portobello and vegetable napoleon with sundried tomato vinaigrette. Both were great. If we were ever back in the area, we definitely would stop back again.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Downtown Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2013

Thank you - so happy you enjoyed everything!

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Reviewed 10 October 2013

absolutely wonderful food. great outdoor veiws. would return if we're back in Charlottesville. great drink menu also.

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

Janice - very happy you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to having you back!

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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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Thank jenny g
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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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