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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely need a reservation as the restaurant is popular. Street parking nearby is available. They did not have our first 2 choices of wine and the only next one was a lot more expensive. We were surprised they did not offer us some money off....More

Thank drphibes20
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with an out of town friend and we both enjoyed our dinners, food was excellent. She had a pasta special with duck and I had fish.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Local in Belmont and a delightful evening. Welcoming, friendly, good menu, great food and outstanding food. The wine list was also good. This should be a repeat place to visit.

Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Local has become our go-to place in Charlottesville. We dined there with friends and had a lovely evening. My buddy and I arrived on time but our wives, off together on a shopping trip, got badly hung up in interstate traffic and we were...More

Thank Bermudaman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"The Local" offers fresh food, sourced to Virginia farmers and producers, elegantly prepared. The menu gives a very good range of items at reasonable prices. It is difficult to get a table, as The Local is no longer a local secret, so plan to book...More

Thank Edward_699
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Though it was a Thursday night, the place was packed. We were seated on the second floor, a room with lots of light and windows. The downside is that when the room fills up, it is quite noisy. I started with a nice garden salad...More

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We loved this restaurant and this neighborhood. I had the salmon which was fresh and cooked perfectly. Loved sitting on the balcony. Good portions of food. Great cocktails. Will definitely come back here again

Thank E4092MZsusanc
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Luckily Monday is ‘jam night’ with lots of good open mic. Again a quirky place but we really enjoyed our evening. Food and wine was pretty good and inexpensive.

Thank WelshToGo
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Can't beat the food at the Local. Their short ribs were fantastic and the drink menu is outstanding. Christian, our waiter, was also fantastic and had a great sense of humor. Would recommend as a must stop place in the Belmont area, especially for out...More

Thank lizstewart2017
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Our dinner was Fabulous! It was a trifecta. The food, waiter (Christian) and cocktails were awesome. It is a small, quaint setting that we can’t recommend enough. This was our first visit as we are out-of-towners visiting from Missouri. Great food and setting.

Thank tonyuatownsend
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5 April 2017|
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Response from WandaP615 | 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
11 August 2016|
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Response from baron1244 | Reviewed this property |
It's always better to make a reservation
Sharon L
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-984-9749
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