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The Local

824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
+1 434-984-9749
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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824 Hinton Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5728
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Susan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had a 7:45 dinner reservation at The Local. We arrived and could immediately tell it was going to be a long night. The hostess was very friendly and welcoming, she showed us the table that was reserved for us and indicated...More

Thank boohooGreenville_sc
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing menu, service and selection of some of the best short ribs gnocchi and fried chicken our family enjoyed in Charlottesville. A must do place when visiting for pleasure or business

Thank Rbs7562
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Did was good enough but staff were not paying attention. Slow paced service but nice environment overall.

Thank Abyss171
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Got the opportunity to eat in The Local. Nice setting, with old world feeling with it's big bar setup. Lots of wood since the building is very old. Heading upstairs to dine, the floors are all wood, as well as the ceilings and walls. The...More

Thank FourDogsMom
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We choose this restaurant to go to dinner tobased on reviews online while visiting Monticello. My family walked into the restaurant and server walked right passed us and did not even address us. The bartender was not busy and also did not address us. So...More

1  Thank mrsway2018
Reviewed 12 August 2018

We loved this restaurant. There was a great variety of choices which served us well, including several veggie options. Would recommend the fried cauliflower and sprouts starter, the gnocchi and the portobello burger. And the brownie sundaes were fabulous.

Thank Katharine G
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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
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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