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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Based on other reviews I was highly anticipating this dinner when we took our daughter and her sorority "big" out for dinner on a visit. While I thought the service and food were good, I can't say that it was remarkable. Several of us had...More

Thank AmericanexpatKL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to The Local a number of times and it has improved. My filet of beef was really delicious this week. It was rare as I ordered and served with the very best mashed potatoes I've ever eaten and asparagus. My husband had scallops...More

Thank Wallacks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here several times during our Garden Week tour in Charlottesville. The food was great. We especially liked the crab soup & the wonderful blackberry cobbler. Chris, our server, was friendly and very accommodating. We stayed at an AirBnB that was walking distance from...More

Thank nankeenan49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has a relaxing, college town atmosphere that is executed with class. The duck dish was stellar, and the cheese spread hit the spot as far as appetizers go. My wife and I both left stuffed. The service was good, not great. They have...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Local is in a trendy old brick building with a casual atmosphere. We sat on the upper floor adjacent to a banquet room. Service was friendly and prompt. I had the beef short ribs, they were tender and very delicious!

Thank Patricia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here with friends and had an excellent dinner. My gnocchi starter was fabulous and my duck main was likewise. Her shrimp starter and steak main were likewise. Our friends were equally pleased with their meals as well. The menu offers numerous choices and...More

Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

First time. Although parking was easy, the restaurant is in a neighborhood with other eateries thus make sure you are there early to find parking. We made reservations via Open Table. While we waited, we had a few drinks at the bar. With being a...More

Thank Esteban M
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We ate upstairs in the front balcony, and enjoyed the historic area. Our food was excellent, as was the service. A bit of a challenge to find on street parking, but not too bad.

Thank JerseyShoreGma
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The restaurant is located in the Belmont area of Charlottesville. It's very hilly (at least where we were) and isn't friendly to people who may have mobility issues. That said, The Local is a charming place. It is located in what once was a old...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Four college friends drove into town quite late and luckily got a table here! The food was amazing! All enjoyed an array of seafood dishes and not even a crumb was left on anyone's plate! Highly recommend!

Thank Cathy H
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There will be 10 people in our group in June, can you handle that?
5 April 2017|
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Response from Wanda P | Reviewed this property |
We had my sons resherasal dinner there and it was fabulous! We had around 25. They have a separate room for speacial occasions! The food is amazing and Michelle the coordinator is awesome! Everyone raved about it... More
Stephanie J
Do you need to make reservations?
11 August 2016|
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Response from baron1244 | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to make a reservation
Sharon L
Is there a dress code?
13 March 2015|
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Response from Rahaal | Reviewed this property |
No, there is no dress code. Tuxedoes and evening gowns might be a bit too formal, otherwise it's come-as-you-are.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
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: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9749
  • E-mail