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Tastings

) #73 of 405 Restaurants in Charlottesville $$ - $$$ American,
502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
+1 434-293-3663
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
American, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
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1 - 10 of 80 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be deceived by the outside of this nondescriptive building or locale Walk inside past all the many bottles of wines you will find a modest restaurant. Tastings is the place to come with an open mind and experience. There is a regular menu and...More

Thank FredOH69
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of my favorite places in Cville. Im surprised this doesn't get a higher rating. The ambience is interesting since you're sitting in the back of the wine store with a great selection. There were six of us so we shared Sauterne with the foie...More

Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Only open for dinner three nights a week, the service is slow, and it is a tad expensive but ... the food, and the wine, its worth it! Bill always has the right wine to compliment your dinner selection!

Thank rmiami2252016
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Great overall experience in this small gem in downtown area. Bill does a fabulous job in presenting fine meals and a great wine selection. We sat outside and let the quality meal and wine take over, and our indulgence paid off. Don't forget to check...More

Thank PatrizioDC
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

I am a professional chef who was invited to lunch at Tastings while visiting foodie friends in Charlottesville. I ordered the gazpacho. It was very nice but not the traditional dish of Andalucia in southern Spain (I am of Spanish heritage). It was light and...More

Thank 81Vicki2013
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Walk through the wine store, pick a bottle and have it served along with excellent food from a serious menu. Who says good food and wine can't be fun? It happens here.

Thank Edward H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Terrific ambience alongside a parking garage. A nice selection of wine to be had with your meal or for purchase. The food is a delightful spin on French and regional specialties. Very attentive service and a meal to be remembered.

Thank AdriennePhilly
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This is my favorite place in town. I love Bill Curtis, the owner, cook, wine expert, waiter and friend. It's a wine shop with a great little restaurant. It's a place where you can sit and talk and get a good meal. Great vegetables, seafood,...More

Thank gregwall1
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This restaurant is located inside a fabulous wine shop right downtown and all I can say is it's IN-CRED-I-BLE!! We dined there during Founder's Weekend and it was only the 4 of us. The owner was quite attentive and the food out of this world....More

Thank kwight
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Tastings has been serving fine food and wine in Cville for over 30 years, and it's longevity is well-earned. Owner/chef Bill Curtis is a local institution. It's a small but pleasant and well appointed place, with the very creative and often extensive, menu written on...More

Thank BunkyVA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5302
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-293-3663
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Description
When Tastings started in 1990 it was the only fully integrated Wine Shop/ Wine Bar/ Restaurant on the East Coast. About twenty years later, there is still only a handful of establishments in the U.S. such as Tastings. Besides being an outstanding wine shop in its own right as well as a fine restaurant, Tastings offers a large selection of wines by the glass. Wines are offered in flights for experimentation with a meal for a modest fee over the retail price of wines in the shop. Tastings' restaurant serves simple, direct cuisine that allows each customer a gustatory and educational experience in a friendly but professional fine restaurant.
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