We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Downtown Grille

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (2nd)
+1 434-817-7080
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 343: English reviews
Lahinch, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food plus the service was very good. sat the bar had a couple drinks. let's just say like that the Bartender is always part of the experience and he was very casual for a slow Monday. THE PLACE TO EAT ON THE DOWNTOWN MALL!

Thank irishyahoo
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Downtown Grill a few times. The food is decent but not outstanding, but I have NEVER had good service there. Wait staff has always been slow, and sometimes inattentive.

Thank Mark C
Charlottesville, Virginia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great dinning experience. Traditional menu. Good service. Reasonable sized portions. Great for special event and just good comfortable eating.

Thank johnpK7022KI
Arlington, Virginia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We met friends in C'ville and chose this restaurant one evening for dinner. We all enjoyed our meal. The only disappointment was the prime steaks . The steak was flavorful but not very tender. The 2 folks that had the steak the waiter about the steak, he immediately spoke with the manager. The manager was very accommodating and offered complimentary... More 

Thank MJ E
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our bartender was congenial, helpful and prompt! That was our first experience just siting at the bar. Then another night we went back for dinner and sat outside. We received excellent service again! Delicious food and stunning presentation. Highly recommend you enjoy the food, service and ambiance as much as we did.

1 Thank randeegarretson
Magnolia, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We had a lovely dinner on the patio with Michael as our server. He was perfectly attentive, friendly and professional. The food was excellent -- my husband and I both enjoyed the seared tuna and it was delicious. It was our first visit to Charlottesville and the Downtown Grille and we'll definitely make a return visit to the restaurant next... More 

1 Thank lisacavallaro
Monterey, MA
Level Contributor
28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My spouse and I each had their little (8 ounce) filet mignon -- excellent quality and perfectly cooked to our request (between rare and medium rare). We split a great salad, a fine glass of red wine, and a tasty dessert. Our waiter, Tito, was first rate. Since we went early in the evening, we avoided the crowd but, as... More 

Thank PickyinMonterey
Level Contributor
80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Niece said to much dressing on salad but they did accomodate request for different cheese. Burnt my steak but as it was a small thick 12 oz strip so I could cut it off. Husbands meal was fine. Nothing spectacular but nothing overwhelmingly terrible. It took a bit to get waiter to serve us, had higher expectations after reading the... More 

Thank sandra k
Scottsville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Restaurant was very nice. The service was great. The food was good except for the portions. I feel if you spend $100.00 for a meal you shouldn't leave hungry and go somewhere else after to get something to eat. My boyfriend and I still laugh at our experience to this day but never will we go back. Maybe if... More 

Thank cindy82016
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a Wednesday. The food was delicious. This restaurant is expensive but worth it. Our waiter Tito was great!!

Thank traveler41234

Travellers who viewed Downtown Grille also viewed

Charlottesville, VA

Been to Downtown Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-817-7080

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Downtown Grille and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Downtown Grille staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?