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C & O Restaurant

515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
+1 434-971-7044
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak chinoise” (25 reviews)
“sweetbreads” (11 reviews)
“trout” (24 reviews)
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5:30 PM - 1:30 AM Hours
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
515 E Water St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5347
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consider using cash. My credit card was hacked IMMEDIATELY after giving it to a server at this restaurant. No previous problems with this credit card.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mftworth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third time to this restaurant and I plan on going there any time I’m in town. All three times the food has been consistently great. I got the steak chinoise which has a fabulous sauce on it. My daughter got the strip...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank swimmergirl61
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We went for drinks as had during long ago college days. This is always a risk but C&O lived up to our memories. The menu is good and overall feeling is welcoming.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank mr_larry_smith
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Tucked away near the end of the shops and restaurants in Charlottesville, C&O provides a dark, quiet atmosphere with an astounding liquor and wine selection to pair with an even more impressive dinner menu. They definitely have a more unique menu to intrigue tour palette,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The portions are small and the prices are on the higher side, but it is worth it, as the food was delicious. The Menu might be limited but that had enough choices. Make sure to try the Steak Chinoise and the Surryano Ham - both...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nezd2016
Reviewed 19 October 2018

What a great restaurant! I loved the atmosphere and the smells (wood burning) of this restaurant! This was just the beginning of our awesome experience. My husband ordered the Local Bibb Lettuce Salad, the bibb had a pommery mustard vinaigrette and shaved gruyere. He is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Crystal W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We had a group of 20 people for a company dinner on Monday 10/8. Dean helped us reserve a private room with a phenomenally curated menu on short notice. Jeff and Leah were wonderful servers who made us feel incredibly welcome. The food was superb!...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jmitchell665
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Food and ambiance are both outstanding. Meal was well prepared. Portion sizes are good. Very nice outdoor seating. Great restaurant!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BobM595
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Was highly recommended by a colleague so we gave it a try. Without reservations they sat us downstairs by the bar which was fantastic - quiet, comfortable. We had the tenderloin and a roasted chicken plate and it was excellent. Service was great and we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank SteelBeach
Reviewed 14 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mkblev
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
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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