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Hamiltons' at First & Main

101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
+1 434-295-6649
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 am - 3:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
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1 - 10 of 571 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great service. Enjoyed crab cakes with remoulade sauce. Pork chop tender and plentiful. On the pedestrian mall so easy to access. Moderate pricing.

Thank mpd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Their location is great and the service is really good. Their food is so tasty but the portions are small. Worth trying for sure

Thank Yassar H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This restaurant never fails to be perfect from the minute you walk in. The wait staff is knowledgeable and can speak about everything on the menu. The atmosphere is relaxed both inside and on the patio. For lunch I had shrimp and grits which is...More

Thank Maymay1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My girlfriends and I had reservations and were seated immediately. Full wine list. We had a great dinner ( everyone was very pleased ) and delicious wine. Server was helpful.

Thank cworley79
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch. Food to die for, service great, very nice atmosphere. Trout was phenomenal. Veggie plate very good. The flavors and combinations were very sophisticated.

1  Thank DebReviews412
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think Hamiltons' is one of the best restaurants in Charlottesville right now. From the welcome on arrival to the friendly and attentive staff (Jessica was perfect!) to the meals: -we had steaks- to the desserts (one had a candle- see the picture, We made...More

2  Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a superb meal at this favorite downtown restaurant. Great service and very reliably good. Vegetarian entrees especially good.

1  Thank vcenedella
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmosphere. Friendly service. Food quite good. The vegetarian blue plate special is usually good.

1  Thank swanwalk5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a new coworker to lunch and we had a fabulous meal for a reasonable price by skipping adult beverages and sharing the pimento cheese appetizer. Meals with friends can run a lot more when you add on drinks-which are amazing.

1  Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu has choices to please everyone. My favorite is the crab cake with remolade sauce...also often have salmon on a special, and the salad with fried goat cheese is delicious. The service is excellent, as noted, and the large outside area is a delightful...More

1  Thank CocoBeans1
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Carrie G
26 December 2016|
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Response from Hollin D | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do but call and check.😊
26 October 2016|
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Response from HamiltonsCville | Property representative |
Yes we are accepting reservations for UVA's graduation weekend. Please call the restaurant and speak with the manager. (The best times to call are before 11:00 am and between 3:00 and 5:00 pm). Thank you. (434) 295-6659
15 January 2016|
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Response from Surfr5 | Reviewed this property |
Gotta tell you, after recently going through this process, we would recommend you check out The Local, The Ivy Inn, and C&O Restaurant. The Ivy Inn is very elegant, just outside of downtown, but the rooms are split up so it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5031
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-295-6649
  • E-mail
Located in the heart of Charlottesville's Downtown district, Hamiltons' is the perfect spot for a delicious afternoon lunch or a romantic evening dinner. A cheerful, cozy atmosphere and attentive service ensure our guests enjoy an outstanding dining experience, be they Charlottesville natives, out-of-town visitors, or University students and staff. We also feature outdoor patio seating seasonally, providing our guests the opportunity to dine amidst the bustle of the Downtown Mall. Our Staff Kate and Bill Hamilton opened the restaurant's doors in February 1996. Today, talented Chef de Cuisine Curtis Shaver brings a distinctive flare to the exciting, contemporary American cuisine for which Hamiltons' is known. In addition to overseeing Hamiltons' award winning wine list, General Manager and Partner Daniel Page directs a staff renowned for its congeniality and professionalism. Music at Hamiltons' Every Saturday and Wednesday night from about 7-10 p.m, Hamiltons' hosts the live jazz stylings of guitarist Peter Richardson. Peter's album with clarinetist Dave Kannensohn titled "Saturday Nights at Hamiltons'" features American and Latin jazz favorites.
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