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Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
+1 434-260-3118
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“baked brie” (3 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

I had company in town from Texas and my daughter recommended that we try the Commonwealth for dinner...so we did! We made a reservation and got there a bit early so we decided to have a drink at the bar. The staff was lovely and...More

Thank Alex122794
Kathryn R, Manager at Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and we all look forward to seeing you soon! -Lorraine, Manager

Reviewed 15 October 2017

I am surprised that the reviews for this place are that good. We came as part of a group outing, and I wasnt a huge fan with the menu to begin with. I thought the food was overcooked (and pretty expensive for what we got)....More

Thank CLT_Travel-Girl4Lyfe
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Previously I had nothing but great meals/experiences at Commonwealth but recently I revisited and was disappointed. It was on a Thursday night and not that crowded. They have a new menu - which was disappointing compared to the old. Appetizers now include things like pork...More

Thank VisitingProfessor_29
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Open space suitable for large groups or even if you wanted to snag a table for 2 on a date. Solid drinks, good prices.

Thank Seany J
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The answer I can attest to is . . . not many, at least in Charlottesville in the summer. I should have known that with students at home and not on campus the downtown would be pretty dead and so was Commonwealth, which might account...More

Thank Charles R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My husband and I were exploring Charlottesville for a long weekend and just making it up as we go. Nothing planned other than our Airbnb. We wandered downtown looking for dinner and Skybar was calling to us. It looked and sounded fun and the menu...More

Thank erisley2015
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Our group of 4 went to the restaurant during restaurant week, 3 course meal for $29. Our first course was very good, salad and the baked brie (large portion of cheese). For the main, two of us ordered scallops - 2 large with green beans...More

Thank 4NY2VA
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A friend and I had plans to go to a nearby venue for Monday of Restaurant Week, but they were closed. We diverted to this place and had a delicious meal! My friend loved the baked brie starter and my gazpacho was very tasty. Main...More

Thank jmoore964
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My college aged daughter and I ate outside on a very hot, humid night because we didn't have a reservation, (they were booked for the night, because they participated in restaurant week). The waitress was pleasant, but over worked. The fresh greens might have sat...More

Thank Lydia V
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Commonwealth is an average food place with average service. A group of us were not impressed by much, except the wine. The drinkers of the group really enjoyed it.

Thank rcwcfa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
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: 422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-260-3118
  • E-mail
Modern Virginian Cuisine. Our emphasis is on providing the best local products with gracious service in a relaxed, fine dining atmosphere in our dining room while our rooftop bar allows for a more casual visits. Both Commonwealth Restaurant and Skybar serve the full menu until closing. Skybar has a late night menu available Friday and Saturday.
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