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Hamiltons' at First & Main

101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-295-6649
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a lovely experience we had today at Hamilton's at First and Main. I called for reservations an hour before our arrival and they had a perfect table ready for the 4 of us. We were graciously welcomed and drink orders taken immediately. Their specials...More

Thank Jackfred
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were attending a concert at the amphitheater a few blocks away and wanted a good solid place to celebrate a birthday before the concert and friends recommended Hamilton's. It was a beautiful day -- hot but not humid -- and since there were lots...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner there with friends, we had reservations but it wasn't overly crowded. They have some fun drinks you can try. I had the crab cakes and I must say they were some of the best I have had. Other had Shrimp in a wine...More

Thank Claire B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hosted the Bride's Bachelorette dinner here on a Friday night. The restaurant was so accommodating from making sure appetizers were set on the table when we arrived, to understanding we were running extremely late due to traffic coming from D.C.! The food and our...More

Thank Elizabeth O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of four dined here on a Sunday evening, and it was awesome. Everything including the food, service, and atmosphere was superb. I would recommend what we had: pimento cheese hush puppies, Carolina jumbo shrimp, grilled seven hills beef tenderloin, and Smuttynose Old Brown...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in on a recommendation plus who could resist a farm-to-table in Jefferson territory name Hamilton’s?! Services was slow, partly due to it being slow. I usually find service better when places are buzzing. I had the waffle / fried chicken with egg and...More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hamilton's food is always well prepared and served by an excellent staff. When people come to town we often take them to Hamilton's.

Thank waltermX8494BB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Teaching our 14 year old about "White gloves and Party Manners" we went with friends and him to the Hamilton. He was extremely well behaved and gave his "compliments to the chef". He loved the mashed potatoes.

Thank thenorthwind
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hamiltons provides a great atmosphere with spectacular food that is perfectly prepared. They offer a dine-in or dine outside option. Same food, just a little different atmosphere.

Thank K2980NFkenp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is the food truly outstanding at Hamilton's but their atmosphere is great for a celebration. It just seems to strike that balance between urban & upscale alongside historic tradition, which makes it a top choice for Charlottesville graduation dinners or anniversary date nights....More

Thank Cindy M
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Carrie G
For New Year's Eve set menu, do you offer children's items/ kids menu? Thanks in advance !
26 December 2016|
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Response from Hollin D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do but call and check.😊
Hi Im looking for a place to hold out daughter's med school graduation the weekend of May 20th, 2017 - for 16 people. Yes? No? Thanks, Lisa
26 October 2016|
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Response from HamiltonsCville | Property representative |
Yes we are accepting reservations for UVA's graduation weekend. Please call the restaurant and speak with the manager. (The best times to call are before 11:00 am and between 3:00 and 5:00 pm). Thank you. (434) 295-6659
I am searching for a restaurant in Charlottesville for a Rehersal Dinner. The wedding is the end of May. Would you beable to offer a package deal for about 28 adults and 4 children? What would be the cost per person? Thank you, Gretchen Horst
15 January 2016|
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Response from Surfr5 | Reviewed this property |
Gotta tell you, after recently going through this process, we would recommend you check out The Local, The Ivy Inn, and C&O Restaurant. The Ivy Inn is very elegant, just outside of downtown, but the rooms are split up so it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 33
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6649
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Our Staff Kate and Bill Hamilton opened the restaurant's doors in February 1996. Today, talented Chef de Cuisine Curtis Shaver brings a distinctive flare to the exciting, contemporary American cuisine for which Hamiltons' is known. In addition to overseeing Hamiltons' award winning wine list, General Manager and Partner Daniel Page directs a staff renowned for its congeniality and professionalism. Music at Hamiltons' Every Saturday and Wednesday night from about 7-10 p.m, Hamiltons' hosts the live jazz stylings of guitarist Peter Richardson. Peter's album with clarinetist Dave Kannensohn titled "Saturday Nights at Hamiltons'" features American and Latin jazz favorites.
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