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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak chinoise” (21 reviews)
“trout” (23 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner at the C&O, and I don't know how it could have been any better. The service was welcoming and attentive but not hovering or annoying. I had a delicious Bibb salad that was dressed perfectly, trout in almonds and capers and a...More

Thank Mkblev
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town only for one night and we decided to try C & O based on reviews. The restaurant is lovely and the service was very good. We had the scallops - tasty but the tomato puree overpowered them a bit, steak chinoise...More

Thank mbs5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best meals I’ve ever had. I got the snapper, which was so fresh and flavorful. The ambiance also made the experience—small, dimly lit, quiet, and intimate. There is also a beautiful bar downstairs and the craft cocktails are inventive and...More

Thank sdezur
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We celebrated with our granddaughter who is attending UVa. The beef Carpaccio was excllent for starters. The Rag Mountain trout was melt in your mouth delicious as was the roasted halibut in heirloom tomato sauce and pesto aioli. If back this way it will be...More

1  Thank TennesseeEZTraveler
Reviewed 3 August 2018

The offerings from the kitchen were well prepared and presented but nothing that jumped off the planet and screamed WOW.We had some issues with front of house lack of attention to detail,such as awol reservations-even though I had called and confirmed 48 hours prior.As a...More

Thank landonjohnr
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Last night my wife and I dined here based on our hotel’s recommendation. A good choice. Sitting at the bar, the attentive and conversational bartender was also our dinner server. He made two excellent bourbon based cocktails, with numerous excellent bourbons to choose from. My...More

1  Thank GrandparentsGoGlobal
Reviewed 25 July 2018

I love this restaurant and the food. My friends and I always make it our first choice during Restaurant Week. Chef Dean Maupin has a wonderful menu to choose from. I am always hopeful the sticky toffee pudding is on he menu as well as...More

1  Thank Cat S
Reviewed 17 July 2018

10 reasons why eating dinner at Charlottesville’s C&O was the most fun I’ve had eating out in a while. 1) They left up the sign and took the name from whatever greasy spoon was slinging hash in Charlottesville’s (no doubt then-decrepit) warehouse district 40 years...More

2  Thank cpsweeneydc
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We went there for first night of July restaurant week. What a disappointment! Only one dish was good: the appetizer crab cake was absolutely perfect with its caper butter sauce. My risotto with duck had texture but no flavor. We both, sadly, had the lamb...More

1  Thank Barbara545
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed all of our courses during restaurant week. Service was good without being too pretentious. Risotto with pork crackling starter was perfectly cooked. The lamb as a main course was excellent as well. Done pot roast style with loads of flavor that only one from...More

Thank 64Jag
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
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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