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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all the food was pretty awesome as most everyone on Tripadvisor has mentioned, so I don't need to expand on that. I think it's important to add stuff that may be helpful to someone considering a visit here... an honest note for patrons...More

Thank ctvtde
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely lives up to the hype. Neat repurpose of old train building. Food was amazing - nice wine list and service. We were seated on the second floor in a light filled room with view of train tracks. Service was flawless. The sweetbread and foie...More

Thank TennaRotor
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I dined downstairs in the bar. Cozy and quaint. My friend had beef tenderloin and she said it was perfectly prepared. For the first time I had shrimp and grits. Delicious.

1  Thank JudyHau
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks a bit sketchy from the curb, but the welcome is warm, the menu intriguing and service pleasant and capable. We really enjoyed our meals; generous portions, reasonable priced and very well prepared. Street parking can be tricky, go to the covered parking garage 2...More

1  Thank winwolf56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The C&O, a farm-to-table restaurant was highly touted but turned out to be at best mediocre. My baby kale salad, which I assumed would be light, was heavily-laden with densely grated Pecorino and a lemony-dressing that showed up in selected spots of what was obviously...More

2  Thank klemps49
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The food is excellent, locally sourced and seasonal. The service is friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Wine selection is interesting and changes frequently extremely fairly priced. Highly recommend.

Thank Fasita
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

I had dinner here with others involved with a UVA Law event. We were served in the wine room that's to the left of the main entrance. All of the courses I had were excellent: the Jumbo Lump Crab Galette with a rich and piquant...More

Thank Jonathan R
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Not to be missed if you're in Charlottesville. We dined here in spring and found the menu delectable and the setting, quaint historical boutique. Be patient if you are seated on the second level, as their attentive staff are busy running food up and down...More

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We ate in the bar area which was cramped and looked shabby. The restroom was smaller than a small boat. There was barely room to turn around for one! It created a backup right in front of the kitchen door. The menu was very limited...More

2  Thank Jack G
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a special place - around for over 30 years! Food is excellent, as is the service. Make a reservation for the upstairs dining room because it is small. If the weather is nice, sit downstairs in the charming courtyard. It will be a...More

Thank FranD25
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
17:30 - 01:30
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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