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507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
+1 434-923-0927
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“lamb” (6 reviews)
“salad” (9 reviews)
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507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The food at Bashir's was fresh and wonderfully tasty but we hardly had time to enjoy it even though we deliberately allowed 1.5 hours for dinner before our show at the Paramount. We ordered promptly and our appetizers came quickly but the salads did not...More

Thank GCM7103
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This family-owned restaurant is a wonderful place for a quiet dinner and conversation. The food is authentic, perfectly spiced, and delicious; equally balanced between carnivore and vegetarian dishes. Be sure to try the desserts--also homemade--and greet Bashir, who has been overseeing his establishment for many...More

Thank 221marvinp
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Wanted something fresh & different while dining downtown in Charlottesville. So glad we chose Bashir's! Yummy food & great service. Tried new foods & had old favorites too. Comfortable seating, relaxing music & beautiful decor. Recommend to those who desire something out of the ordinary....More

Thank steph072
Reviewed 16 November 2016

My wife and I were hungry and cold and having celiac and coming off a pretty horrible bout of illness from something I had eaten, we were looking for something inviting and safe. We found it in the form of Bashir's Tavern. We walked in...More

Thank Russell L
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Bashir cares about the quality of his food, and it shows. He offers a wide variety of excellent menu choices. Where else can you enjoy authentic couscous lovingly prepared from scratch? No 5 minute out-of-a-box dish here. No scrimping on portions either. We compared dolmas...More

1  Thank Lenore S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Not much to look at but the food is excellent. Located on the downtown mall which is worth the trip by itself. Go there on Friday evenings and enjoy a free concert at the other end of the. Go there on the First Friday of...More

Thank rmacl
Reviewed 25 June 2016

The owners Bashir and Kathy are so gracious- you feel like they are welcoming you into their home for a meal. We usually order the specials and are never disappointed. This time we shared a cold, yogurt based shrimp salad and a vegetarian plate. Both...More

Thank DeDe B
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Ok its a little lack-luster in terms of atmosphere and its not inviting from the outside but ignore all of that, sit down and just wait for that food. I learned from the excellent server (Olive) that Bashir's is a small family-owned place and the...More

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Place is clean, service is quick. Food is 4 star. Just less quantity. But fresh and good taste. Perfect for quick lunch. Good vegetarian options. Falafel are good, just a bit more oily than usual. Restaurant is roomy. Outside seating is also available.

1  Thank Kalpak S
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Been eating there for years, and love their turkey sandwich. My friends rave about their salmon, and when they have it, their roasted lamb is excellent. All home made, and yummy baklava too. Bashir is from North Africa, and his lady is Hungarian. What a...More

Thank saulamca
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5335
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-923-0927
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