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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak chinoise” (20 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (11 reviews)
“trout” (19 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed yesterday

C&O has been a great Charlottesville "go to" restaurant for at least the 8 years we've had kids attending U.Va., and we are still wowed by the food, Excellent service graduation weekend, and outstanding menus (fixed menus for that weekend, of course). Everyone chose something...More

Thank lelh2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended! Great old school dining experience. Colorful historic building, very knowledgeable wait staff. Awesome apps and wine, with onenof the entrees that has been on the menu for 39 years- you won’t regret it!

1  Thank KnoxMason
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here, with both of us having the amazing trout. One of us enjoyed their vegetable soup as a starter. As a side, we can suggest the quite delicious artichokes and the remarkable corn. We went to their really fun bar...More

Thank 2VAGuys
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Revisited C&O last week and it was great! Atmosphere is good, but the food and service was really good! The young lady really knew her wines and was very helpful. If you haven’t been you need to go. Somewhat pricey, but it is worth every...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were attending a dinner in the C&O gallery the night before leaving town and stopped at the bar first to have a cocktail with a friend. Bar is wonderful, cozy & filled with atmosphere. Drinks were expertly made and very inventive. Impressive. But best...More

Thank Gemma'smum
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation and glad we did. Plenty of cool spots to go to near by. Plenty. That being said, I would probably come back here still just to try some more food. Very cool, semi hidden place. Service was very good...More

Thank Ilya R
Reviewed 14 May 2018

There are a few seating options while the weather is nice. There is upstairs, ground level, garden area and a bar area downstairs. We ate at the bar because it seemed more intimate. The bartender, Abraham was very knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very...More

Thank DandMRidgefield_CT
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We had an anniversary dinner at the C & O which has been in Charlottesville since 1976. We began with a comped glass of champagne--it was our anniversary! The scallops appetizer and steak chinoise were outstanding. The waiter recommended an excellent cab, 2014 Stuhlmuller Vineyards....More

Thank orchidguy87
Reviewed 2 May 2018

We had dinner at C&O bistro toward the end of a hot afternoon, and were pleased to be seated in the very comfortable patio. The menu is limited, and the prices on the high side, but the food was delicious, especially the trout almandine. The...More

Thank roadtrekker
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Great food! We had a large group of girls and the service was wonderful and very accommodating to our size and bill splitting!

Thank lowryl06
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-971-7044
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