We believe everyone should experience meals that feature delicately prepared fresh local ingredients in a great atmosphere. In our corner of the world, everyone's a Local. EAT, DRINK, & BE LOCAL
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Grilled New York strip, horseradish-artichoke Béchamel, crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onions, fries and vegetable of the day
tossed with a pickled ginger black sesame aioli, seaweed, salad, local honey and sambal
wrapped in bacon made with local ground beef, honey BBQ sauce, mashed potatoes, and vegetable of the day
Food was delish- atmosphere was ok but staff on the lower level were putting things in trash and recycling bins numerous times and it was not conducive to a great ambiance. However food was great and service matched that!
We thought our meals were fine except my wife's first choice was not available. It seemed quite noisy for us but that could be because we are old. Close parking is sparse so make sure you leave time to find a place to part on a side street.
Great food and sat outside on upper deck on a beautiful evening. Great referral from friends.👍
We ordered a medium burger and got overcooked well done burger that was dry and hard to chew. We also ordered their version of fruiti di mare linguini pasta hat was super dry and without taste. Overall, it was not what we hoped to expect from all the excellent reviews we read.
The local was trendy and had a good atmosphere. The main entrees were delicious but the salads were overpriced and underwhelming.
Really good food, great service and very interesting history
Always a delicious meal. Great service - very friendly staff. Good cocktails. Food came out very quickly. The blackberry cobbler was amazing.
Great fun with friends after a football game. We enjoyed sitting outside while eating our delicious food.
Excellent swrvice. Good selection. Nice ambience. Loved tge entire experience.
Food was absolutely delicious! Ive been a few times before, but everything just seemed way better this time. Service was quick and waitress was kind and friendly. 🙌🏼can’t wait to go back!!
The Local never fails to please! Great drinks and apps, and wonderful food every time we go!
Great menu with lots of choices. Wait-staff very attentive despite a full house of customers. Worth the trip if you've never been there.
We sat outside, beautiful weather for having dinner outside. Our waiter was friendly and pleasant. Food was very good , as always.
Really great food and the server was great.
A great place for sophisticated comfort food- don’t miss it !
Excellent food and service! Seated outside on patio which was lovely on a fall evening. Our server was attentive and provided excellent recommendations. We all enjoyed our menu selections. Would definitely recommend!
Great food & service as always!
Amazing experience! Incredible food and delicious drinks! Highly recommend if your in the area!
Delicious food, beautiful presentation, fresh and a good variety
Amazing service and delicious food. Very accommodating and recommended the perfect cocktail and entree.
Fried chicken with collards and mac and cheese was awesome! My sons both ordered the steak frite - also a huge hit. The fried trout my husband ordered was average. The wait staff were great - our 17 year old son was impressed with the waiter's knowledge and appreciation of local root beers - not always easy to impress a jaded teen!
Intimate atmosphere and simple food cooked to perfection.
We went on our wedding day seven years after our first date here. The food and service were great, as always. The Local remains one of our favorite restaurants in the area.
Wonderful service, great food & drinks
Found The Local while searching Tripadvisor and Open Table for a Saturday night reservation in Charlottesville after we couldn't get one at any of our usual choices during our annual football weekend with friends. What a great discovery! Interesting food and cocktail menu and superb food and service. Our server, Christian, was extremely helpful with suggestions and instantly took back an appetizer that we didn't care for and exchanged, gratis, for another. We especially enjoyed the crispy shrimp and fried cauliflower and brussel sprouts appetizers as well as salmon and beef short ribs entrees. We will definately dine ere again on future trips.
Had a wonderful evening at your lovely restaurant! Ambiance, service and food were outstanding! Only improvement would be to allow more time before serving the food. We had drinks, appetizers and dinner all delivered within being there 20 minutes! It made us feel very rushed.
This i I s a great local restaurant. The staff was wonderful and on point. The meatloaf was awesome, as well as the dessert. Will definitely go back when I’m in the Charlottesville area.
Great meal! Very cool bldg. We ate on the patio. The service was very good and fast. Best berry cobbler I’ve ever had. Will def come back
Always a family favorite! The food and sevice never disappoint!
Wait staff could have cared less we were dining at THEIR restaurant. Some of the food was just plain cold. It would have been good otherwise. I had to tell the waiter to bring a bowl of a side dish that my entree was on top of instead of taking the whole plate back. They were not very busy on a Sunday night
Perfect night to enjoy the outdoor patio. Beautiful old building too! The food was great!
10 people. The food came out all together. Good, attentive service.
Lots of atmosphere. Food and service excellent.
My boyfriend and I celebrated my 25th Birthday here. It was amazing. We had the best server I can’t remember his name but he was from Ethiopia! He guided us in going with the special filet and we are SO GLAD we did! Absolutely incredible! Locally grown foods, amazing drinks & excellent dessert! 1000/10 recommend!
Great food, very nice vibes!
The restaurant has a lot of charm! The food was amazing and came out quickly after we ordered. We ate outside which was great, but the flies were a bit much so perhaps sitting indoors in the warmer months may be nicer.
Great food. Great service.
Amazing experience from beginning to end. Exceptional food, great service.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to The Local in Charlottesville. The physical building has so much history around it and creates a warm atmosphere. The staff was very accommodating. I really appreciated our waitress. The meal was exceptional!
I had the meatloaf wrapped in bacon served over yummy mashed potatoes and fresh green beans. My boyfriend steak had the shrimp appetizer and steak. Not a single crumb was left on his plate:)
What a wonderful ambiance in which to enjoy a nice meal.
You can order delivery directly from The Local using the Order Online button. The Local also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 984-9749.
The Local is rated 4.7 stars by 1722 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.