The Ivy Inn Restaurant was established in a historic 19th-century house in Charlottesville. Although renovations led to an elegant space, the restaurant shows no signs of pretension, creating a nice bled of classy and cozy. The menu card at The Ivy Inn Restaurant features a variety of contemporary American fare made from fresh, dynamic ingredients sourced from local farms. Pair exquisite, seasonal cuisine with a glass or bottle from the establishment's extensive wine list. On top of everything else, you can expect top-notch service at The Ivy Inn Restaurant.
A recipient of many awards, and a connoisseur of Southern American Cuisine, The Lafayette Inn & Restaurant is nestled in The Lafayette Inn along the hilly terrain of Stanardsville. Chocolate chairs and wax candles burning bright set the mood just right for a romantic rendezvous. It's not just the ambiance but also the quality of the food that sets the standard very high for an intimate evening. The service greets you with a smile and ensures that you have a great time. Although on the steep side, this restaurant offers value for money.
As you step through the doors of MarieBette, you will find yourself enveloped in the delicious aroma of freshly baked bread and the happy chatter of a satisfied clientele. The charming little bakery-cafe and restaurant is a slice of Europe in the city of Charlottesville where chef and co-owner Patrick Evans grew up. After years spent working in New York and New Jersey, Evans moved back to his hometown with his spouse and business partner, Jason Becton, and their two kids, to fulfill a lifelong dream - the MarieBette Cafe. At the cafe, choose from a delectable variety of French pastries and bread, alongside cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. On the savory side, MarieBette also serves up a scrumptious breakfast, brunch and lunch menu of delicacies like tartines and baked eggs, alongside heartier fare including dishes like Chicken Pillar and Vol-au-Vent. Paired with coffee from La Colombe, MarieBette is your best bet for a quick bite to eat, or a leisurely French meal brimming with fresh flavor and authentic taste.
Public Fish & Oyster is without a doubt one of the city's top choices for fresh, East Coast seafood. With the talented Chef Gregg Dionne at its helm, PFO has come to be the top choice for diners with discerning taste. The restaurant offers an extensive selection of fresh oysters done any way you wish, alongside an a la carte menu featuring delicacies like Butter Poached Alaskan Halibut, Korean-style Moules Frites and the ever-popular PFO Pan Roast. Add on a side of Belgian Fries with sea salt, Fried Brussel's Sprouts with smoked paprika and Roasted Asparagus with raspberry vinegar to complete your meal. The food is aptly complemented by a selection of craft cocktails, beer and fine wine to whet your appetite. Complete with friendly service and daily happy hour specials from 4p to 6:30p, the Public Fish & Oyster is the ideal choice for any occasion that calls for exceptional cuisine and a smart, casual ambiance.
Oakhart Social is a contemporary American restaurant only open during dinner hours. It serves delectable food, including both vegetarian and non-vegetarian specials that are delicately garnished and exquisitely presented. The bar menu features a wide range of beers and wines, which are imported from all over the world, and dessert cocktails mixed to satisfy your sweet tooth. A modern ambiance is just the beginning of what will entice you at Oakhart Social, where you'll want to stay until closing.
Give your palate a break from the regular, and head to Sultan Kebab for a shot of some exciting Turkish food. With its decor reminiscent of a typical Turkish setting, this is also where one can truly have a complete Turkish experience. The menu features a host of classic and modern delicacies, packed with authenticity and flavor, that leave you wanting more. From the signature kebabs and sandwiches, to the traditional Turkish platters, there isn't much that won't have you planning your next meal at this fine restaurant.
Sip on to a cuppa at Micah’s Coffee and you'll want to return soon. Located on West Broad Street, they are known to serve fantastic coffees in an intimate ambiance, to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Owned by Robert and Megan Colliers, the cafe opened its doors in June 2012.
Enjoy a fine dine experience at Stella, Bella & Lucy's, located on West Main Street. This cafe is owned by Cindy Doyle and Barbara Stratton, who named the place after their dogs. The decor is quite lavish with several fine antiques around. Enjoy a good American style meal at this local joint.
BBQ Exchange is the brainchild of husband and wife duo, Craig and Donna Hartman. Their meats are cooked in their customized BBQ cooker which is lovingly called The Beast. It is heated with hickory blocks, hardwood and charcoal. Relish their pork shoulders, St. Louis-style ribs, grilled chicken, pork belly and beef brisket with any of their nine sauces. You can have these meaty delights in a sandwich or a platter along with delicious sides.