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C&O Restaurant
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515 Water St E Charlottesville, VA 22902
515 Water Street EastUSVirginiaCharlottesville22902
$$Restaurant, Caterer
Fine Dining Restaurant
American Restaurant
Today 5PM–1AM
Thursday 5PM–1AMFriday 5PM–1AMSaturday 5PM–1AMSunday 5PM–1AMMonday 5PM–1AMTuesday 5PM–1AMWednesday 5PM–1AM
From it’s humble beginnings as a railroad bunkhouse, today the C&O Restaurant delights it’s guests with six unique dining opportunities hosted by a staff of enthusiast craftspeople.
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Celebrated country French fare & a deep wine list in a serene setting amid brick walls & barn wood.- Google
"Perfect ribeye cut with the caramelized onions to match."
"Nice atmosphere, great customer service, delicious food!"
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Kristina Roger
4 months ago
Nice atmosphere, great customer service, delicious food! Must to come back! Wow, absolutely incredible food experience. Steak was the best I've ever tried and lobster appetizer was melting pure flavor! AMAZING!!!
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Priscilla Masters
in the last week
Had a lovely anniversary dinner at the C&O last weekend. Food was delicious, atmosphere warm and welcoming. Thanks, C&O.
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Gail W
a year ago
My husband and I were in Virginia last week to celebrate our anniversary. Before leaving home I did a Google search for restaurants in Charlottesville, and up popped the C&O Restaurant. This was especially cool because my dad, uncle and grandfather all worked for the C&O Railroad back in the day. We were very fortunate to get a table (thank you again, Michael!), and the staff were all incredibly friendly and accommodating! Since I had mentioned my family's connection with the railway, Anthony gave us a brief tour of the building and some C&O background, which was very thoughtful. Jen was our server and she was amazing! She was efficient, friendly, and took the time to chat with us and make suggestions about other local establishments on the Mall. Michael, Jen and Anthony were all so hospitable and made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere was perfect - warm, cozy and welcoming. And then there was the food. We both ordered the Steak Chinoise. One of the best meals I've had in a very, very long time. The steak was so tender, we could cut it with our forks. And the dessert... one word: YUM. We live in North Carolina - but plan to visit Charlottesville from time to time and we will DEFINITELY dine again at the C&O. You should plan to make an evening of visiting that area of historic downtown. Dinner at the C&O first, then shopping/strolling along the Mall - and maybe a show at the Paramount Theater. You will not be disappointed! Thank you again to the wonderful staff at the C&O! You made our anniversary very special!
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Pam Dodd
a year ago
The C&O lived up to its sterling reputation. The food was exquisite, the service impeccable, and the ambiance warm & inviting. The meal was fairly priced. We'll be back for special occasions and be sure to bring out-of-town guests when they visit.
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Eric Hahn
4 months ago
Elegant menu with great choices. If you're looking for a lighter meal a couple appetizers make a great deal. The entree items each have a defines flavor that's never too overpowering.
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Jerome White
9 months ago
Came here to celebrate my fiancé and I engagement. Wonderful and welcoming staff. We came an hour early from our reservation and waited at the bar with a few cocktails and appetizers. Then ended up sitting at the table. I had the pork belly and scallops as my fiancé had the steak. Cooked to perfection! The steak literally melts in your mouth. Perfect ribeye cut with the caramelized onions to match. Honestly the best steak we had. Will be back whenever we are taking a weekend trip down south. This will be our first stop. Hats off to the owner/chef. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.
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Michael Scambos
a year ago
Excellent. My wife and I had our anniversary dinner their... enjoyed the atmosphere and well prepared dishes. Highly recommend.
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Doug Dupont
7 months ago
Impeccable service and attention to detail highlight this C vile fave.All items are superb in quality and presentation.Sundaes for dessert a must!!


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