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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%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“scallops” (19 reviews)
“baked brie” (3 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a hard restaurant to rate. We ate here twice in the last month. Each time we had two apps each that were very good, because the choice of entrees is so bad. There were five, one of which they were out of each time,...More

Thank BunkyVA
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We stopped into Commonwealth on Charlottesville's downtown Mall for an early dinner. The restaurant was empty. We were seated by a very friendly and gracious young man, and quickly brought excellent non-alcoholic drinks. The food which followed was really disappointing: a tasteless, lukewarm vegetarian risotto,...More

Thank tcoyote
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We decided to try Commonwealth while we were in Charlottesville. We were not disappointed. The food and service were excellent. It's a little on the pricy side but we thought it was worth it.

Thank Chris E
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Wife and I popped in the Sky bar to get out of the rain. We each had a drink and then offered Smoked trout dip. The dip was 8 dollars and real tasty..very mild with light smoke flavor. Our drinks were good but slightly expensive...but...More

Thank Joseph B
Reviewed 3 February 2018

My husband and I met another couple at Commonwealth for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. It is a small restaurant with an elegant yet cozy feel. The T & E Gin and Tonic was delicious, as were the bibb salad, rockfish, and commonwealth burger....More

Thank LHig2014
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 12 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 12 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
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23 April 2018|
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Response from Alex122794 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the main floor is easy to maneuver in and out of. They are very nice and accommodating there. Hope you enjoy it!
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 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: 422 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5236
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-260-3118
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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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