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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 6 days ago

C&O was highly recommended by a friend who is a UVA Alum andUVA Parent. As it turned out, we had a very difficult day with a family health scare. The staff had no way of knowing that, yet could not have been more therapeutic. The...More

1  Thank goodfoodLR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hidden off the mall, you will have to look hard! Worth the visit, well at least once! Excellent dining, but a bit on the small portion size (how French). Service was wonderful, but expect highish prices for the experience.

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 7 November 2017

First, I made a reservation on line, but they didn’t see it so we had to sit in a very small basement bar. The food is very good, but the quantity is small. In my opinion, the C&O is overrated.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 November 2017

I had not been to C&O for some time so when friends from out of town came for a visit I thought it was time to go back. Great decision! C&O still has great charm and excellent food and service. It was a wonderful dinner....More

Thank VisitingProfessor_29
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our group of 20 had dinner from a limited menu in a private room that appeared to be a renovated garage or stable. The decor was homey, with some rather tacky still life paintings on the walls. The service was attentive and well-done and the...More

Thank Fontek
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We had a large group for dinner and the food was pretty good; not great! Service was excellent! Drinks were perfect! The service was a little slow, but we were in no hurry! Easy walk from the downtown mall!

Thank Bostonwhaler43
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Old setting. Tons of character. Lots of rooms, including outside (under tent) seating. Superb wine selection. Varied menu, with everything being outstanding! Appetizers were superb; main courses, which apparently shift, we ridiculous (the lamb received accolades repeatedly!). Steaks; seafood - all prepared very uniquely; brimming...More

Thank Sirpicky
Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband and I dined at C & O Restaurant for my birthday dinner and it was wonderful! It had a romantic charm and ambiance that set the mood. The evening was perfect from the moment we walked in till we walked out the door....More

Thank ShanaandTyG
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We were with our granddaughter who is at UVA for a rather late dinner and although there was a wedding dinner going full blast in another section of the restaurant we were welcomed with open arms and with very good food. Although I would characterize...More

Thank bikecobb
Reviewed 11 September 2017

On our recent visit, our friends fro the town strongly recommended this restaurant which has apparently been around since he days of the C&O Railroads-the line use to run across the street! It serve French style foods, with an extensive wine list. I tried their...More

Thank crossroadsdoc
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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