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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

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422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
+1 434-202-7728
15:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 15:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 15:00 - 02:00
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Roanoke, VA
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in here before heading back home to Roanoke. Decent wine list, some interesting cocktails, a great cheese and charcuterie plate to start. We each then had a cup of their gazpacho (very, very good) and then split the Jerk Chicken (spicy and delicious). Had a nice bottle of Gruner Veltliner as well. Nice outdoor seating... More 

Thank CTHead
Winchester, Virginia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was great for a visit to the Skybar on our first stop of the evening after dinner for some evening fun. The bartenders were friendly, the music was good, and great atmosphere!

Thank Debby M
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Great for the setting, but the food was nothing special. The French onion soup was not so great and the onion dip was good but wasn't served with enough bread.

Thank Michele C
Washington, DC
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Stopped for drinks after work. I had to struggle to get the bar tender's attention, but once I did, the drinks were good, meticulously prepared, and served promptly. We were offered menus, but declined. the ambiance was nice - quiet enough to get to know someone, outdoor patio, and located close enough to the pedestrian mall so we could go... More 

Thank Daniel G
Charlottesville, Virginia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Have only been for brunch but have been many times Chicken and waffles are delicious and more than a meal Benedict comes in a few varieties and are always good Outdoor seating is great in season -- or get a seat by the windows which they open when it's warm Otherwise the place is pretty noisy

Thank Conan O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had heard many great things about this place and was looking forward to trying it out. Unfortunately, poor service left us with a bad taste in our mouths. THE GOOD: Location: Commonwealth Skybar has a great location right on the Downtown Mall. Previous Reviews: In general, this place seems to rack up great reviews, so we were eager to try... More 

Thank John C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Met up with some coworkers here, and we were busy chatting instead of reading the menu. Our waiter was super patient with us and answered quite a few questions. I had the skirt steak, and it was delicious. It was cooked perfectly as well. The cassava fries were a bit over cooked, but I wasn't going to eat those anyway.... More 

Thank Christie P
Gainesville, Florida
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Had an early dinner with a friend here on a Monday night. It was too cold for skybar but we had a cozy corner booth, attentive but not hovering staff, delicious food, and exceptional atmosphere. I imagine earlier the restaurant would be quite romantic but picks up later at night to be quite a fun, trendy bar.

Thank Janell H
Alexandria, VA
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1,602 reviews
832 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We enjoyed dinner at the Commonwealth very much. After a very full day in touring Charlottesville and the surrounding area on the day before Thanksgiving, we were looking for a quiet and upscale place for dinner. A window table in their modern dining room on the first floor was perfect for a relaxed conversation. A shared green salad set the... More 

Thank jeffl499
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The skybar is boisterous, but the lower level dining has well prepared dishes and a decently selected wine list. Service and management are friendly and prompt.

Thank Brendan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
15:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-7728

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?