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Michael's Bistro & Taphouse

1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2606
+1 434-977-3697
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Pub
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1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2606
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A great spot on the Corner with food that is much more creative and higher quality than most. Terrific beer and cocktail list. My son and I visited during a very busy time. I don't think I have seen a wait staff be more energetic,...More

Thank Mets A
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We've been visiting Charlottesville annually for over 15 years and have always eaten at Michael's. It has offered good value and tasty food. Their draft choices are good but a bit pricey compared to other local eateries. We ate here twice during our 6-day stay,4...More

Thank tryharder
Reviewed 16 April 2017

While I have never come during very busy times- usually late afternoon or evening, when they are not that busy, I found the staff pleasant, fast and accommodating for the groups I brought and the dishes are always good. Appetizers are a bit higher priced...More

Thank samtrip12345
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Michael's is on "The Corner" near the UVA Grounds. This college neighborhood has a lot of great places to eat and Michael's just leapt to the top of my list. My wife and I went there on Friday, St. Patrick's Day. We were there in...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Small plates and entrees make up dinner menu. Menu is not long but offers interesting choices. last visit I had shrimp and grits. Good beer list but not as long as some places.

Thank Thomas N
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Simply great place for lunch. My daughter and I had fantastic sandwiches. The homemade barbecue chips are super. Oh - great beer selection.

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and food...Christopher was awesome...what a find in Charlottesville Historic downtown ...UNC Virginia football weekend.

Thank pchildress1
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Never order the Thai Chicken Curry entree. I made this mistake and felt I should have known better since it was not a Thai restaurant...I simply could not eat it which is a rarity for me.. My husbands burger was dry and overdone though the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We ducked in here to get out of the rain. It wasn't super busy--that should have been a clue. The locally sourced food was mediocre but the service was terrible. Our waitress spent almost our whole visit at the hostess desk on her phone. We...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

I had to be at the University for the day and ran over to The Corner to grab lunch. I wanted something other than the crowds of students and ascended the stair to Michael's. Yes, it was empty. (Nothing discourages modern youth better than a...More

1  Thank ProfessorCharles
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1427 University Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903-2606
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-977-3697
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