Restaurant Listings

Bucatini amatriciana at Tavola. Photo: Sarah Cramer. Bucatini amatriciana at Tavola. Photo: Sarah Cramer.

Asian Cuisine

Asian Express
Cheap and cheerful, with Chinese, Japanese, and sushi. Delivery, too. Daily 10:30am-10:30pm. 909 W. Main St. 979-1888. $.

Asian Fusion Buffet
Lunch and dinner buffet: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Szechuan, plus sushi. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-8988. $.

Bamboo House
Korean and Chinese entrées served with an aesthetic flair. Daily 11am-9pm. 4831 Seminole Trail. 973-9211. $$.

Asian fusion tapas, martinis to die for. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11pm. 213 Second St. 984-BANG. $.

Bangkok ’99
Traditional Thai. Mon.-Fri. 11am-2:30pm, Sun.-Fri. 5-9pm, Sat. noon-9pm. 540 Radford Ln. #700, Crozet, 823-5881; 2005 Commonwealth Dr., 974-1326. $$.

Café 88
Cheap dim sum, bento boxes, and soups. Lots of veggie offerings. Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm. Preston Plaza. 293-9888. $.

Chen’s Chinese
Chinese food to take out or eat in. Inside Annie Land Plaza. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10:30pm, Sun. noon-9:30pm. 73 Callohill Dr., Lovingston. 263-8865. $.

Chopsticks Express
Straight-up no-nonsense Chinese place. Chopsticks optional. Tues.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11:30pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 1841 Seminole Trail. 975-4380. $.

Downtown Thai
Order the max spice level and get a spot on the Wall of Flame. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2pm and 5-9:30pm; Sat. 5-10pm. 111 W. Water St. 245-9300. $$.

Dragon Lady
Classic Chinese cuisine. Don’t miss the crispy beef. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. 2119 Ivy Rd., by Foods of All Nations. 979-9292. $.

East Garden
From chow mein to General Tso’s, cuisine for every palate. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11:30am-10pm. Pantops Shopping Center. 295-2888. $.

Flaming Wok
Japanese steakhouse with a menu prepared before your eyes. Delivery after 5pm. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat.11:30am-11pm. 1305 Seminole Trail. 974-6555. $$.

Ginkgo Chinese Restaurant
Sichuan classics from a Peter Chang-trained chef. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 104 14th St. NW #8. 872-9386. $/$$.

Hanu Truck
Local food truck serving Korean barbeque tacos. Location varies. $.

Hibachi Grill & Supreme Buffet
Buffet tables filled with everything. Plus, an area where chefs will prepare food hibachi-style. Daily 11am-10:30pm. 1185 Seminole Trail. 973-8889. $$.

Himalayan Fusion
Curries, tandoori, and other faves, plus a lunch buffet. Sat.-Sun. noon-3pm and 5:30-10pm, Wed.-Fri. 11:30am-5:30pm. 520 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-3120. $$.

Hong Kong Restaurant & Take-out
Favorite Chinese entrées down Avon way. Mon.-Wed. 11am-10pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-10:30pm, Sun. noon-9pm. Southside Shopping Center, off Avon Street. 245-8818. $.

Jade Garden
Chinese essentials, plus twists like Hawaiian-style Triple Delight. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11:30pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 1139 Fifth St. SW. 979-3512. $.

Kabuto Sushi and Teppan Yaki
Beautifully presented fresh sushi and teppanyaki, plus soups and desserts. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 1836 Abbey Rd. 973-1585. $.

Small but upscale sushi spot with friendly service. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2pm, Mon.-Thur. 5-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm. York Place on the Downtown Mall. 977-0167. $$.

Korean House
Traditional Korean specials for modest prices. Cheap lunch specials, too. Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm, Sun. 5-8pm. 221 Carlton Rd. 244-0736. $$.

A mix of Japanese and Chinese meals—teppanyaki to bento boxes. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 923-8889. $.

Lee’s Café and Take Out
Japanese to-go or dine in, inside Kroger. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-7pm. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 978-4042. $.

Vietnam meets Thailand. Veggie options and delivery, too. Tues.-Fri. 11am-2:30pm and 5-9pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-9pm. 104 14th St. NW. 244-THAI. $$.

Lime Leaf Thai
The serene dining room is a tad more upscale than the average Thai place. Tues.-Sat. 11am-2:30pm; Tues.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-9:30pm; Sun. noon-9pm. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 245-8884. $/$$.

Spicy Indian specialties. The lunch buffet’s a deal. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2pm, Sat.-Sun. 11:30am-3pm, Daily 5-10pm. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-1110. $$.

Marco & Luca’s Noodle Shop
When quality meets quantity for under $5, the lunch crowd notices. Mon.-Thurs. 10:30am-9pm, Fri. 10:30am-10pm, Sat.-Sun. 10:30am-9pm; Corner location open late. In York Place, Downtown Mall, 295-3855; 107 Elliewood Ave., 244-0016; 176 Zan Rd., no phone. $.

Mi Canton
Chinese and Latin cuisine. Think pupusas with a side of beef lo mein. Tues.-Sun. 11am-9pm. McIntire Plaza. 296-8661. $.

Milan Indian Cuisine
Authentic Indian cuisine with all the standards; daily lunch buffet. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm; Sat.-Sun. noon-3pm, Sun.-Thurs. 5-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10:30pm. 1817 Emmet St. 984-2828. $$.

Ming Dynasty
Chinese food with many vegetarian options. Low-fat menu available. Mon. 5-10pm, Tues.-Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-10pm. 1417 Emmet St. N. 979-0909. $.

Monsoon Siam
Curries, paht Thai, and other entrées, plus an outdoor patio. Mon.-Fri. 11am-3pm, Mon.-Thurs. 5-9:30pm, Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. 5pm-10:30pm, Sun. noon-3pm, daily 5-10pm. 113 W. Market St. 971-1515. $$.

Ni Hao Café
Budget-friendly entrées from across Asia: think curry, egg rolls, and tom kha soup. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 104 14th St. NW. 872-9386. $.

Noodles & Company
This fast casual chain specializes in noodles, soups, and sandwiches. Sun.-Wed. 11am-9pm, Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 984-9621. $.

Now & Zen
Bite-sized gourmet Japanese and sushi spot. Sun.-Mon. 5-9pm, Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9pm, Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-10pm, Sat. 5-10pm. 202 Second St. NW. 971-1177. $$.

Oriental Express
Chinese standards plus sushi, with a large menu and lunch specials. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. noon-10pm, Sun. 4-9:30pm. 3440 Seminole Trail, Suite 107. 974-9988. $.

Pad Thai
Excellent homestyle Thai cooking from an experienced chef. Tues.-Sat. 11am-9pm. 156 Carlton Rd. 293-4032. $$.

Panda Garden
Standard fare for those looking for more than bamboo. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-10:45pm, Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 380 Emmet St. 979-7150. $/$$.

Lunch buffet Monday-Friday. Free delivery with $10 minimum. Daily 11am-11pm. 115 Fourth St. NE. 296-6399. $.

Peter Chang China Grill
Authentic Sichuan cuisine from a renowned chef. Daily 11am-10pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center North Wing. 244-9818. $$.

Red Lantern
Chinese cuisine by the pint or the quart at this Carlton Road eatery. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11:30pm, Sun. noon-10:30pm. 221 Carlton Rd. 979-9968. $.

Royal Indian Restaurant
Hailed by Indian cuisine aficionados as one of the best-kept secrets in town. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-10pm, Sat.-Sun. noon-3pm, 5-10pm. Seminole Square Shopping Center. 973-2288. $$.

Expanded multilevel sushi and noodle bar. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-10:30pm, Sat.-Sun. 11:30-10:30pm. 105 14th St. 923-0238. $$.

Sakura Japanese Steak and Seafood
Great teppanyaki seafood and Japanese-style steaks. Mon.-Fri. 4:30-10pm, Sat. noon-10:30pm, Sun. noon-9pm. Hollymead Town Center. 872-0099. $$/ $$$.

Wide array of regional selections, plus a lunch buffet. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10:30pm. 312 Pantops Shopping Center. 984-2688. $.

Shun Xing
Szechuan, Hunan, and Cantonese-style dishes for the Forest Lakes crowd. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri. 11am-10:30pm, Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 4-9:30pm. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9888. $.

Szechuan, Mandarin, Japanese hibachi, and all-you-can-eat lunch buffet. Delivery, too. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. noon-11pm. 2006 Holiday Dr. 296-9090. $.

Taiwan Garden
Basic assortment of Chinese fare in basic surroundings. Mon.-Thurs. 10:30am-9:30pm, Fri. 10:30am-10:30pm, Sat. 11:30am-10:30pm, Sun. 11:30am-9:30pm. 2171 Ivy Rd. 295-0081. $.

Tara Thai
Serves up affordable Thai faves, with multiple meat, fish, and veggie options. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. 11am-11pm; Sat. noon-11pm; Sun. noon-9pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 984-9998. $$.

Taste of China
Chinese favorites on 29N. Daily 11:30am-9:30pm. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 975-6688. $$.

Taste of India
Delicious Indian fare and a lunch buffet under $9. Tues.-Sun. 11am-2:30pm, 5-9pm. 310 E. Main St, Downtown Mall. 984-9944. $$.

Tea House
Chinese-American and authentic Chinese weekly specials. Sun., Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm. 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-2868. $.

Super swanky second-floor spot serving modern Japanese. Bar: 5pm-close; Kitchen: Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11pm. 120B E. Main St., over the Blue Light Grill, Downtown Mall. 295-6691. $$$.

Thai ’99
Thai restaurant with everything you’d expect, served simply and reasonably priced. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm. 2210 Fontaine Ave. 245-5263. $.

Thai ’99 II
Similar food as its numerical predecessor but with radically different interior, for the better. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs.-Sat. 11:30am-9:30pm, Wed. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm, Sun. 11:30am-9pm. In the Garden Shopping Center. 964-1212. $.

Thai Fresh
Thai take-out with great prices. Sun.-Sat. 11am-8:30pm. 2210 Fontaine Ave. 245-5263. $.

Thai Siam Take-Out
Pad Thai, spring rolls, curries, deep fried catfish topped with ginger, and more. Tues.-Thurs. 11am-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-7pm. 4137 Tye Brook Highway. 263-8577. $.

The Box
Noodle and dumpling place with a Mr. Miyagi mural. Mon.-Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 4-9pm, late-night menu served Mon.-Sat. 9pm-1am. 109 Second St. SE. 970-2699. $.

Tokyo Rose
Long-standing landmark serves sushi and sashimi. Mon.-Fri. 11am-3pm; Mon.-Thurs. 4:30-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 4:30-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 2171 Ivy Rd. 296-3366. $$.

Yuan Ho
Great lunch deal before 4pm. Sat.-Sun. noon-10:30pm, Mon.-Fri. 11am-10:30pm. 117 Maury Ave. 977-7878. $.



Albemarle Baking Company
Get your ABCs of baked goods here, from fantastic breads to divine desserts. Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-5pm. 418 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 293-6456. $.

Breads, desserts, and a full deli offering sandwiches, soups, etc. Preston: Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-6pm, Sat. 8:30am-2:30pm; Ivy: Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-2pm. Preston Plaza, 296-4663; 2955 Ivy Rd., 220-4575. $.

Cappellino’s Crazy Cakes
Bakery just off the Mall makes creative cupcakes and cookies. Tues.-Sat. 10am-6pm. 103 Third St. NE. 293-2964. $.

Carpe Donut
Serving well-loved donuts, hot beverages, and locally brewed kombucha. Mon.-Fri. 8am-1pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-1pm. McIntire Plaza. 202-2918. $.

Chandler’s Bakery
Cakes for any occasion, plus cookies and brownies for your sugar fix. Tues.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-5pm. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 975-2253. $.

Great Harvest Bread Company
Sandwiches, sweets, and bread baked from scratch every day. Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-5pm. McIntire Plaza. 202-7813. $.

Paradox Pastry
Retro-urban-vibed bakery and dessert café with a large selection of baked goods. Mon.-Sat. 7am-6pm. 313 Second St., in the Glass Building. 245-2253. $.

Pearl’s Bake Shoppe
Classic and specialty cupcakes, plus desserts and other sweet treats. Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-6pm. 711 W. Main St. 293-2253. $.

Homemade cupcakes and specialty candy at this sweet shop on West Main. Candy catering available. Mon.-Thurs. 8am-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 10:30am-6:30pm. 843 W. Main St. 422-2677. $.

The Spudnut Shop
A Belmont institution: homemade potato doughnuts (thus, the name). Tues.-Fri. 6am-2pm, Sat. 6am-noon. 309 Avon St. 296-0590. $.


Bars, Breweries and Grills

9 1/2 Speakeasy
Th prohibition-inspired bar requires a password to enter (hint: It’s on the door!). There’s a late-night menu, too. Thurs.-Sat. 7pm-2am. 200 W. Market St. 979-4279. $.

Beer Run
Rotating beers on tap, six-packs and wine to take away, and three meals daily. Mon.-Wed. 8am-10pm, Thurs. 8am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 8am-midnight, Sun. 11am-10pm. 156 Carlton Rd., Suite 203. 984-2337. $$.

Blue Mountain Brewery
Well-liked brewery serves up fresh lagers and ales, as well as light fare for lunc h and dinner. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 9519 Critzers Shop Rd., Afton. (540) 456-8020. $$.

Blue Tavern & Sports Bar
Food offerings include 55 flavors of chicken wings. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-8pm. 8315 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-3633. $$.

Champion Brewing Company
No food, but there’s at least five ales on tap at all times and sometimes food trucks parked outside. Wed. 5-9pm, Thurs.-Sat. 4-11pm, Sun. 1-6pm. 324 Sixth St. SE. 295-2739. $.

Pub food with a popular late-night scene on one of the Corner’s most bustling streets. Mon.-Sat. 5:30pm-2am. 9 Elliewood Ave. 282-2141. $.

Devils Backbone Brewing Company
At the base of Wintergreen, Nelson’s hip brewpub serves up award-winning craft beers with lunch and dinner. Daily 11:30am-last call. 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland. 361-1001. $$.

Fardowners Restaurant
Local ingredients liven up pub fare like sliders and sandwiches. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-midnight, Fri.-Sat. 11am-1:30am, Sun. 10am-midnight. 5773 The Square, Crozet. 823-1300. $/$$.

Home-cooked Southern comfort food, plus outstanding burgers. Don’t miss the homemade desserts. Mon. 11am-3pm, Tues.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Fri. 11am-9pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 8am-2pm. 1305 Long St. 295-7550. $.

James River Brewing Co.
There’s only beer here—plenty on tap, plus seasonal and reserve offerings. Mon.-Thurs. 3-9pm, Fri. 3-10pm, Sat. noon-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 561 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-7837. $.

Joe’s Pool Hall & Sports Bar
Pool, darts, and poker are the name of the game(s) at Joe’s, but don’t miss the barbeque. Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri. 4pm-midnight, Sat. noon-midnight, Sun. noon-10pm. Scottsville Shopping Center, Scottsville. 286-7665. $.

Lazy Parrot Grill
Tropical-themed sports bar serving wings (62 flavors!) and burgers. Eighteen TVs for game day. Daily 11am-12:30am. Pantops Shopping Center. 977-1020. $.

McGrady’s Irish Pub
American pub fare and Irish specialties. Twenty-four beers on tap, pool, TVs. Mon.-Sat. 11am-2am, Sun. 9am-2am. 946 Grady Ave. 293-3473. $/$$.

A truly classic Downtown bar, with pub grub and live music every night. Daily 11:30am-2am. 109 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8511. $$.

Mountainside Grille
Everything from Cobb salad to peanut butter and chocolate chip pie. Mon.-Sat. 7am-9pm, Sun. 7am-8pm. 375 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet. 823-7080. $$.

Contemporary American with soulful accents, weekend brunch, purple pool tables, and a hoppin’ dance club. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2am, Sun. 11am-2am. 303 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9526. $$.

South Street Brewery
Rockin’ international menu, plus fresh brews including World Beer Cup gold medalist JP Ale. Mon.-Fri. 4:30pm-2am, Sat. 1pm-2am, Sun. 11:30am-9pm. 106 South St. 293-6550. $/$$.

St. Maarten’s Cafe
More than 25 years of history fills this Corner lunch and dinner mainstay. Tues.-Sat. 11am-2am (kitchen open until 1am), Sun.-Mon. 11am-11pm. 1400 Wertland St. 293-2233. $.

Stoney Creek Bar & Grill
Distinctive dining at Wintergreen’s Stoney Creek Golf Course. Dinner reservations recommended. Mon.-Sat. 11am-4pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-9pm, Sun. 10am-2pm. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664. 325-8110. $-$$.

The Biltmore
Large-portions and a popular drinking scene, all at student-oriented prices. Daily 11am-10pm. Bar open 5pm-2am. 16 Elliewood Ave. 202-1498. $.

The Livery Stable
Hole-in-the-wall (er, basement) spot Downtown­—chicken tenders to pulled pork sliders to unique salads. Mon.-Sun. 5pm-2am. 120 Old Preston Ave. 202-2088. $/$$.

The Smokehouse Grille
Locally sourced barbeque, plus a seasonal farm-to-table menu. Tues.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 515 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4745. $$.

The Southern Café & Music Hall
Downtown music venue also does lunch: Southern-inspired salads, sandwiches, and other goodies. Tues.-Sat. 11am-10pm and during all shows. 103 S. First St. 977-5590. $.

The Virginian
Cozy Corner mainstay with an 80-plus-year history. Mon.-Sat. 11am-2am, Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 10am-2am, Sunday brunch 10am-2pm; kitchen closes at 10pm. 1521 University Ave. 984-4667. $$.

The Whiskey Jar
Saloon-style Southern spot with, naturally, more than 90 varieties of whiskey. Mon.-Sat. 11am-2:30pm, Mon.-Wed. 5pm-midnight, Thurs.-Sat. 5pm-1:30amSun. 10am-2:30pm. 227 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-1549. $$.

A Tex-Mex feel flavors much of the menu, but there are all-American sandwiches and main dishes too. Daily 11am-2am; kitchen closes at 10pm; Sun. 11am-2pm. 1517 University Ave. 984-4653. $$.

Three Notch’d Brewing Company
No food, but seven Three Notch’d beers on tap. Tues.-Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri. 3-11pm, Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-8pm. 946 Grady Ave. 293-0610. $.

Three Notch’d Grill
Mixed American grill with sandwiches, pasta, seafood, and more. Tues.-Sun. 5-10pm. 5790 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 823-4626. $$.

Timberwood Grill
All-American eatery and after-work watering hole. Mon.-Wed. 11am-11pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-midnight, Sun. 10am-11pm. 3311 Worth Crossing. 975-3311. $$.

Trinity Irish Pub
Hand-carved wooden bars, exposed brick, and an upstairs balcony directly across from Grounds make this sleek Irish pub right at home on The Corner. Daily 11am-2am; kitchen closes 10pm daily. 1505 University Ave. 295-7100. $.

West Main–A Virginian Restaurant
Three floors of Southern-style casual fare. Two full bars, with music and a dance floor downstairs. Daily 11am-2am, kitchen closes 10pm Mon.-Thurs. and 11pm Fri.-Sat.; Sun. 10am-3pm. 333 W. Main St. 293-2605. $$.

Wild Wolf Brewing Company
An outdoor “Biergarten,” robust menu, and up to 12 brews on tap at this Nelson brewery. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-last call, Sat.-Sun. 11am-last call. 2461 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-0088. $$.

Woolly Mammoth
Live music, a limited menu, and a cool, industrial vibe. Tues.-Fri. 11am-2:30pm, Thurs.-Sat. 5pm-midnight. 1304 E. Market St. 244-0785. $$.


Breakfast Joints

Bluegrass Grill and Bakery
Unpretentious, wholesome breakfast and lunch spot, beloved by local weekenders. Cash and check only. Tues.-Sat. 7am-2pm, Sun. 8:30am-2pm. In the Glass Building on Second Street behind the Water Street parking garage. 295-9700. $.

Cavalier Diner
Breakfast all day long, plus burgers, subs, and Italian standbys like lasagna. Mon. 6am-2pm, Tues.-Thurs. 6am-9pm, Fri. 6am-10pm, Sat. 7am-10pm, Sun. 7am-9pm. 1403 Emmet St. 977-1619. $.

International House of Pancakes
Standard breakfast fare. Long lines on the weekends. Daily 24 hours. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-0830. $.

Sam’s Kitchen
All-day breakfast, plus American and French dishes at this local institution. Mon.-Thurs. 7am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 7am-10pm, Sun. 7am-3pm. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-9488. $.

The Pigeon Hole
Cozy all-day breakfast spot with fresh-squeezed juices and stone-ground grits. Tues.-Sat. 9am-noon, Sun. 9am-3pm. 11 Elliewood Ave. 977-4711. $.

The Southern Way Café
Southern cooking done right with great daily specials. Mon.-Tues. and Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri. 11am-midnight, Sat. 8am-midnight, Sun. 8am-3pm. 5382 Three Notch’d Rd. 823-4328. $/$$.

The Villa
American breakfast all day. Inside, the look is classic greasy spoon, but the booths are oh-so-comfy. Sun.-Thurs. 6am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 6am-midnight. 129 N. Emmet St. 296-9977. $.

Waffle House
Smothered, covered, scrambled, and fried. It’s breakfast ’round the clock. Daily 24 hours. 1162 Fifth St. SW, 296-5010; 495 Premier Cir. on 29N, 975-5860. $.


Burgers, BBQ, Dogs, and Diners

Ace Biscuit & Barbecue
Breakfast and lunch spot serving up soul food by the biscuit. Mon.-Fri. 8am-3pm, Sat. 9am-2pm. 711 Henry Ave. 202-1403. $.

Barbeque Exchange
Smokin’ eatery offers hickory-smoked and slow-roasted pork shoulders and spareribs. Also hushpuppies, pie, and an amazing pickle selection. Daily 11am-8pm. 102 Martinsburg Ave., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0227. $.

Belmont Bar-B-Que
Cleaner version of down-and-dirty Southern shacks, mostly serving take-out. Ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and more. Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm. 816 Hinton Ave. 979-RIBS. $.

Black Jack’s Mobile Soul Food Kitchen
Burgers, BBQ, and delicious sides. A lunch platter is only $6! 1538 E. High St. (at lunchtime), Cherry Avenue across from Tonsler Park (at dinner time). 322-0363. $.

Blue Moon Diner
Burgers, upscale sandwiches, and big dinner plates at a local institution. Mon.-Fri. 8am-10pm, Sat.-Sun. 9am-3pm. 512 W. Main St. 980-MOON. $/$$.

Blue Ridge Pig
For connoisseurs of BBQ, the Pig is the place. The quintessential down-home spot. No credit cards. Daily 11am-8pm. Rte. 151, Nellysford. 361-1170. $.

Boylan Heights
Burger spot and popular bar serves organic Virginia beef and other local and organic fare. Daily 11am-2am. Sunday brunch 11am-1:30pm. Kitchen closes at 10pm Sun.-Thurs., 11pm Fri.-Sat. 102 14th St. 984-5707. $.

Brenda’s Restaurant By The Creek
Breakfast all day—like scrapple, eggs poached to order, or the Country Boy’s feast—plus lunch and dinner. Mon.-Wed. 7am-3pm, Thurs.-Fri. 7am-8pm, Sat. 7am-3pm, Sun. 8am-3pm. 1710 Monticello Rd. 977-4150. $.

Brother’s Bar & Grill
The same BBQ folks have loved for years. Daily 11am-9pm. 2104 Angus Rd. 293-6333. $.

Buck Island BBQ
Smoked pulled pork, succulent spare ribs, tasty fried chicken, and a 20-ingredient house sauce. All the fixins, too. Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-7pm. Sun. 10am-5pm. 4842 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 872-0259. $.

Buffalo Wild Wings
Wings rated on a spiciness scale, plus burgers and more. Twenty-four beers on tap, 35 TVs, 11 satellites. Daily 11am-1am. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-1882. $.

Buttz BBQ
BBQ cooked over an open fire. This tasty spot offers smoked pork, brisket, chicken, and ribs, plus homemade sides. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-4pm, Sat. noon-4pm. 17 Elliewood Ave. 296-4227. $.

Charlie’s Restaurant
Down-home American favorites: pork chops, grilled cheese, hamburgers, and steaks. Mon.-Thurs., Sat. 7am-9pm; Fri., Sun. 8am-close. 1522 E. High St. 293-7232. $.

Chicken Coop
Chicken, barbeque, and variety of sandwiches. Located in the Nelson Food Mart. Sun.-Thurs. 6am-7pm, Fri.-Sat. 6am-8pm. 40 Front St., Lovingston. 263-7818. $.

Citizen Burger Bar
Gourmet burgers with high-quality meat, plus a large collection of beers—many of them Virginian. Sun.-Thurs. 11:30am-midnight, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-2am. 212 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 979-9944. $$.

Five Guys
Three locations for local carnivores. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 975-GUYS; Hollymead Town Center, 963-GUYS; Downtown Mall, 293-2847. $.

Fox’s Café
Daily specials, burgers, dogs, and dinners, all served homestyle and wallet-friendly. Mon.-Thurs. 5:30am-2:30pm, Fri. 5:30am-3pm, Sat. 6am-2pm. 403 Avon St. 293-2844. $.

The working man’s Bodo’s: foot-longs and fries. Also, hearty breakfast fare. No credit cards. ATM on site. Mon.-Sat. 8am-10pm. 1404 E. High St. 293-7213. $.

Jinx’s Pit’s Top
Smallest sit-down restaurant in Charlottesville—maybe in the universe. Outstanding ribs and barbecue. Reservations recommended. Wed.-Sun. 11am-3pm. 1307 E. Market St. 293-6904. $.

Korner Restaurant
This greasy spoon offers all the usual suspects. Daily lunch special. Breakfast served until 11am. Mon.-Thurs. 5:30am-4pm, Fri. 5:30am-8pm, Sat. 5:30am-3pm. 415 Ninth St. SW. 977-9535. $.

Lazy Parrot Backyard BBQ
The Lazy Parrot Grill’s sister restaurant serves up a wide array of barbeque classics. Daily 11am-12:30am. Pantops Shopping Center. 244-0723. $/$$.

Lord Hardwicke’s
Burgers, salads, seafood, and more, with an English-tavern ambience. Free Wi-Fi. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. 1248 Emmet St., 295-6668; 5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, 990-2095. $.

Classic burgers, salads, fried chicken, and foot-long hotdogs. Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 7am-8pm, Sat. 7am-3pm. 1075 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3690. $.

Martin’s Grill
Delicious hamburgers, veggie burgers, cheesesteaks, and fries, served in a family-friendly atmosphere. Thurs.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun.-Wed. 11am-9pm. 3449 Seminole Trail, in the Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 974-9955. $.

Mel’s Café
Southern soul-soothing food. A longtime favorite on West Main. Mon.-Thurs. 10am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-11pm. 719 W. Main St. 971-8819. $.

Mouth Wide Open
Nosh on anything from crab sliders to sweet potato soup to Carolina BBQ. Hours vary depending on location. $.

Nelly’s Roadhouse
American and Mexican menu. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with evening specials daily. Daily 8am-10pm. 2815 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1400. $$.

Olive’s Grill
Food for the working man. Most items under $10. Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-9pm, Sun. 7:30am-3pm. 8839 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 990-2634. $.

All-American faves and daily specials at your service. Order at the counter and sit outside if it’s warm. Mon.-Sat. 11am-8pm. Just off Rte. 250W across from Blue Ridge Builder’s Supply, Crozet. 823-4200. $.

Paulie’s Pig Out
First BBQ joint on the way to Wintergreen. Baked mac-n-cheese, hand-breaded catfish, slow-roasted smoked chicken, and ribs, too. Thurs.-Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun.-Mon. noon-5pm. 7376 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-2001. $.

Pig N’ Steak
Pig…and steak. Barbeque is cooked “the old-fashioned way,” with wood for 16 hours. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-8pm, Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 8am-7pm. 313 Washington St., Madison. (540) 948-3130. $.

Riverside Lunch
Legendary burgers and fries. The secret? First they smash it, then they cook it. Mon.-Sat. 9am-9pm, Sun. 9am-8:30pm. 1429 Hazel St. 971-3546. $.

Riverside North
Notable burgers and fries on 29N. Sunday morning buffet, too. Mon.-Sat. 10am-10pm, Sun. 7am-9pm. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 979-1000. $.

Sam’s Hot Dog Stand
All-beef hot dogs for $2 with your choice of spicy or mild chili. Get three dogs, fries, and a drink for only $8.20. Mon.-Sat. 11am-7pm, Sun. noon-6pm. 5786 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet. 205-4438. $.

Smoked BBQ Co.
A seasonal cart (April-November) with kiln-dried, hickory-smoked barbeque and homemade sides. Try the creamy mac-n-cheese! Tues.-Fri. 11am-3pm. Downtown Mall, near the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. 981-8727. $.

The Colleen Drive-In
Burgers, fries, breakfast biscuits, apple pies, and ice cream treats. On Rte. 29, look for the huge ice cream cone! Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 4105 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Arrington. 263-5343. $.

The Lunchbox Express
A mobile restaurant with American standards like burgers and hot dogs, plus a breakfast menu. 444-2469. $.

The Nook
Half-century-old Charlottesville diner with sandwiches, dinners, and a full bar. Mon.-Thurs. 7am-8pm, Fri. 7am-10pm, Sat. 8am-9pm, Sun. 9am-8pm. 415 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6665. $.

Old-fashioned soda fountain, sandwiches galore, burgers, and dogs way back behind cosmetics and shampoo. Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 8:30am-6pm. 322 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-9155. $.

Tip Top
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Italian and Greek specials. Mon.-Sat. 6am-10pm, Sun. 7am-3pm. 1420 Richmond Rd., on Pantops Mountain. 244-3424. $.

Wayside Takeout & Catering
Come by for chicken livers, famous Old Virginia fried chicken, and barbecue sandwiches. Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-9:30pm. 2203 Jefferson Park Ave. 977-5000. $.

White Spot
Burgers with tradition at this popular Corner spot. Try a Gus burger (a fried egg tops a cheeseburger). Mon.-Sat. 8am-3am. 1407 University Ave. 295-9899. $.

Wild Wing Café
Sports bar features wings and beer, plus pastimes like live music, karaoke, trivia, and poker. In the Amtrak station. Daily 11am-2am. 820 W. Main St. 979-WING. $/$$.

Wings Over Charlottesville
Wing delivery spot that encourages patrons to eat like a caveman. We’re in. Mon.-Wed. 4pm-1am, Thurs. 4pm-3am, Fri.-Sat. 11am-3am, Sun. noon-1am. 2029 Ivy Rd. 964-9464. $$.

Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar
Gourmet burgers, fries, milkshakes, and, of course, plenty of wine. Sun.-Wed. 11am-10pm, Th.-Sat. 11am-11pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2604. $$.


Coffee Places with Kitchens

Atlas Coffee
Get a cup of coffee or an espresso roasted by Shenandoah Joe at this Fontaine coffee spot. Mon.-Sat. 7am-3pm. 2206 B Fontaine Ave. 970-1700. $.

Baine’s Books & Coffee
Books, music, film, pottery, musical instruments, food, and, of course, coffee. Mon.-Fri. 7am-4pm, Sat.-Sun. 9am-4pm. 485 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-3577. $.

Coffee shop, performance space, and art gallery in one. Mon.-Sat. 7am-6pm. 100 W. South St. #1D. 244-3786. $.

C’ville Coffee Co.
Well-established café, with a kids’ corner and library to keep wee ones entertained. Mon.-Wed. 7:30am-9pm, Thurs. 7:30am-10pm, Fri. 7:30am-10:30pm, Sat. 8:30am-10:30pm, Sun. 9:30am-8pm. 1301 Harris St. 817-2633. $.

Café Cubano
Hearty, sophisticated panini, egg breakfasts and salads, plus Cuban specials and big espresso menu. Mon.-Wed. 6:30am-5pm, Thurs.-Fri. 6:30am-7pm, Sat. 7am-7pm, Sun. 8am-5pm. 112 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 971-8743. $.

Calvino Café
Espresso, panini, and smoothies next door to Feast!. Only breakfast served on Sundays. Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-5pm, Sat. 8am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm. In the Main Street Market. 293-5696. $.

Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins
Coffee that America runs on? Marble-frosted, creme-filled, and seasonal doughnuts? Ice cream? This must be heaven. Open 24 hours daily. 1509 University Ave. 984-9600. $.

Java and specialty drinks, plus fresh baked goods. Wi-Fi available. Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-9:30pm, Sat. 7am-9:30pm, Sun. 7am-9pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 984-0200; in Alderman Library on UVA grounds, 243-8961. $.

Hoo’s Brews and More
Coffee drinks, Hershey’s ice cream, and sandwiches in a UVA-themed spot. Mon.-Fri. 7am-5pm, Sat. 8am-5pm. Corner of JPA and Fontaine, behind Durty Nelly’s. 293-4133. $.

Java Java
All fair-trade organic coffee all the time. Smoothies and a lunch menu, too. Comfy seating, warm atmosphere, Wi-Fi. Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm, Sun. 10am-5pm. 421 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-0020. $.

La Taza
Cuban press sandwiches, soups, and salads. Live music often. Belmont location: Mon.-Tues. 7am-5pm, Wed.-Fri. 7am-midnight, Sat. 8am-1am, Sun. 8am-3pm; bar 5pm-close. Downtown: Mon.-Fri. 7am-3:30pm. 407B Monticello Rd., 296-8292; 212 Seventh St. (inside the SNL Building), no phone. $.

Mermaid Express
Mochas to smoothies. Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-7pm, Fri. 8am-1pm. Inside PVCC. No phone. $.

Milli Joe Coffee & Gelato
Coffee and gelato? What’s not to like? Check out Flora Artisanal Cheese while you’re there. Mon.-Thurs. 6:30am-8pm, Fri. 6:30am-9pm, Sun. 8am-9pm, Sun. 8am-8pm. 400 Preston Ave., Suite 150. 282-2659. $.

Locally roasted, heavy-duty coffee, freshly squeezed juices, brownies, and muffins. With music and Wi-Fi. Hours vary per location. 213 W. Main St., 984-6833; The Square, Crozet, 823-2240; also to-go in the Bellair Market, 977-0222; Mill Creek, 984-1996; and Mulberry Station, 245-0163. $.

Para Coffee
Corner coffee shop serves locally roasted coffee and pastries. During the week, get a small coffee for a dollar if it’s before 9am. Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat.-Sun. 8am-5pm. 19 Elliewood Ave. 293-4412. $.

Coffee, books, and music; chill out in Lovingston. Live music, too. Wed., Fri.-Sat. 4-11pm. 924 Front St., Lovingston. 263-6660. $.

Shenandoah Joe
Local roaster has a coffee bar where you can sit and read the paper or chat with roasters right in the shop. Preston hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6:30am-7pm, Fri. 6:30am-9pm, Sat. 7:30am-9pm. Ivy hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-9pm, Sat. 7:30am-9pm, Sun. 8am-4pm. 945 Preston Ave., 295-4563; 2214 Ivy Rd., 923-4563. $.

Smoky’s Black Bear Café
Serving Colony Coffee with full coffee menu, lunch, and snacks. Free Wi-Fi in a quiet atmosphere. Sun.-Thurs. 7:30am-3pm, Fri.-Sat. 7:30am-9pm. 121 Blue Ridge Dr., Wintergreen Resort. 325-1227. $.

Multiple locations for all your corporate coffee needs. There’s a nice upstairs room for studying on the Corner (if you can snag a seat). Hours vary by branch. 1601 University Ave., 970-1058; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-4996; 1520 Seminole Trail, 973-5298; Hollymead Town Center, 975-6005. Location without phone in Fashion Square Mall. $.

The Corner Cup
Fresh coffee and espresso provided by Trager Brothers. Pastries and muffins also available. Mon.-Fri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 8am-6pm. 1325 W. Main St. 293-7905. $.

Trager Brothers Coffee
See the roastery in action and feel free to sample some of the fresh roasted coffee while you’re there. Mon.-Fri. 6am-3pm, Sat. 8am-1pm. 486 Front St., Lovingston. 263-8916. $.

Trailside Coffee
In the Old Trail Shopping Center, espresso, chai, panini, Carpe donuts, and homemade ice cream sandwiches made with Chaps ice cream. Mon. 7am-5pm, Tues.-Fri. 7am-7pm, Sat. 7:30am-7pm, Sun. 8am-5pm. 110 Old Trail Dr., Crozet. 205-4253. $.



Ann’s Family Restaurant
Good old country cooking. Fresh vegetables and specials every day. Mon.-Thurs. 7am-9pm, Fri. 7am-10pm, Sun. 7am-9pm. 1170 Thomas Nelson Hwy. (Rte. 29, south of Lovingston). 263-8110. $.

Family restaurant serves steak and Southwestern amid local memorabilia. Offers car-side pick-up. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-midnight, Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am. 571 Branchlands Blvd., 974-5596; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-3208; 2005 Abbey Rd., 293-3208. $/$$.

Southwestern eats in a colorful, booth-heavy interior. Giant bar drinks and spicy salads. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight, Sun. 11am-10pm. 100 Zan Rd. 975-0800. $/$$.

Fast-casual Southern. The long line moves fast at this place. Mon.-Wed. 11am-4pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11:30am-8pm. 412 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 963-9900. $.

Michie Tavern
Traditional Southern lunch in an 18th-century tavern near Monticello—all served by folks in period costumes. Daily April-October 11:15am-3:30pm, November-March 11:30am-3pm. 683 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy. 977-1234. $$.

Red Robin
Gourmet burgers, salads, and bottomless pits of steak fries. Kid-friendly. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. Fashion Square Mall. 964-9523. $.

Ruby Tuesday
Burgers, salad bar, and lotsa beer. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-10pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 295-9118. $/$$.

T.G.I. Fridays
Feel-good chain: burgers, salads, and “flair.” Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am, bar until 2am. Hollymead Town Center. 973-0009. $/$$.

The Blue Toad
Great for family fun and a drink during the game. Wed. 4-9pm, Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. Sunday brunch until 1pm. 9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 996-6992. $/$$.

The Light Well
This coffee-kitchen-tavern combination offers healthy, local, and organic ingredients in original homemade recipes. Wed.-Thurs. 7am-10pm, Fri. 7am-midnight, Sat. 8am-midnight, Sun. 11am-3pm. 110 E. Main St., Orange. (540) 661-0004. $.

Wood Grill Buffet
Big buffet featuring things grilled on wood. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri. 11am-10:30pm, Sat. 9am-10:30pm, Sun. 9am-9:30pm. 576 Branchlands Blvd. 975-5613. $.


Fast Food

Big roast beef. Mon.-Thurs. 10am-10pm, Fri.-Sun. 10am-11pm. 1230 Emmet St., 296-8995; 1700 Timberwood Blvd., 978-1050. $.

Burger King
The Whopper. Mon.-Sat. 6am-midnight, Sun. 7am-midnight. Pantops Shopping Center, 296-5145; 1181 Fifth St. Ext., 963-7827; 1000 Emmet St., 293-8566; 11518 James Madison Hwy., Gordonsville, 589-6854. $.

Waffle fries. Woodbrook Drive: Mon.-Sat. 6:30am-10pm. Fashion Square: Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-9pm. 350 Woodbrook Dr., 872-0187; Fashion Square Mall, 973-1646. $.

So nice, you can go through twice! This North Carolina-founded chain has a double drive-thru. Usual diner fare, plus chicken nuggets—as a side. Daily 10:30am-3am. 1254 Emmet St. $.

Dairy Queen
Home of the Blizzard…but you knew that. Crozet Avenue location: Daily 5am-noon. Fortune Park Road location: 10am-10pm daily. 1248 Crozet Ave., 823-6585; 1777 Fortune Park Rd., 964-9595. $.

Big burgers, bigger breakfasts, and fried chicken. Mon.-Thurs. 5am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5am-11pm, Sun. 6am-10pm. 1150 Fifth St. SW, 977-4804; Rte. 250E, 977-3191; Rte. 29N, 973-2083. $.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
Double-down with the Colonel. Daily 10am-10pm. 1705 Emmet St. 295-5158. $.

Home of the Happy Meal. Barracks Road: 5am-midnight, Drive-Thru 24 Hrs. (Other locations vary.) Barracks Road Shopping Center, 295-6092; 475 Ridge McIntire Rd., 977-2984; 1294 Stoney Point Rd., 295-6677; 29th Place, 973-3055; Forest Lakes Shopping Center, 975-1112; 11455 James Madison Hwy., Gordonsville, 589-6753; 85 Callohill Dr., Lovingston, 263-8066. $.

Chicken chain with savory sides. Daily 10am-10pm. 1709 Emmet St. 529-8148. $.

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
Chicken fingers and Texas toast. Sun.-Thurs. 10am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-11pm. 1805 N. Emmet St. 293-4331. $.

Taco Bell
Great late-night drive-thru. Hours vary by location. 820 Gardens Blvd., 974-1344; 1158 Fifth St. NW, 295-9185; 801 Emmet St., 979-9074; Pantops Shopping Center, 296-7647. $.

Spicy No. 6. Hours vary by location. 416 Fourth St. NW, 979-0380; Corner of Rte. 250E and Rte. 20, 979-5908; Fashion Square Mall, 973-6226; 8764 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville, 990-2021. $.



Basic Necessities
A taste of Southern France with fresh organic fare, plus wine and cheese shop. Reservations preferred. Tues.-Thurs. 11am-6pm, Fri.-Sat. 10am-10pm; Sunday brunch 10am-3pm. 2226 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-1766. $$.

Sophisticated French at a 30-plus-year-old establishment. Excellent cheese plate, extensive wine list, popular bar. Sun.-Thurs. 5-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-11pm; late-night menu until 1am. 515 E. Water St. 971-7044. $$$.

Upscale modern French restaurant gets rave reviews. Extensive wine list. Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10pm. 108 Third St. NE. 971-7800. $$$.

Contemporary Virginia cuisine with French influences. Unique beers and fine wines, plus Sunday brunch. Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9:30pm, Sun. 11am-2:30pm. 817 W. Main St. 979-7957. $$.

Petit Pois
French-American bistro from the owners of Fleurie. All the chic, lower check. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm, Sun.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm, Sunday brunch 10:30am-2:30pm. 201 E. Main St. 979-7647. $$.

Casual French in the heart of picturesque Gordonsville. Reservations recommended. Sun. 11:30am-2:30pm; Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2pm; Tues.-Thurs. 5:30-8pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-9:30pm. 115 S. Main St., Gordonsville. (540) 832-0130. $$$.


Frozen Treats

Arch’s Frozen Yogurt
Wahoo-approved yogurt with tons of optional toppings. Corner (self-serve only): Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight. 104 14th St. NW. 984-2724. $.

Ben & Jerry’s
Thirty-four flavors of ice cream and froyo plus fresh lemonade, cookies, and ice cream cakes. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-7438. $.

Berry Berry
Greek frozen yogurt on the Corner with plenty of toppings and other menu items. Try the Bubble Tea! Sun.-Thurs. noon-11pm, Fri.-Sat. noon-1am. 1395 W. Main St. 244-0102. $.

Self-serve froyo with monthly rotating flavors. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 1430 Rolkin Ct. 282-2093. $.

More than 20 years of gourmet homemade ice cream. Grub like burgers and diner fare. Mon.-Fri. 8am-8pm, Sat.-Sun. 9am-10pm. 223 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4139. $.

Coldstone Creamery
Ice cream, cakes, shakes, and smoothies at this frozen treat chain. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. 1709 Emmet St. 529-8526. $.

Twenty-four froyo flavors and 50 toppings. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 984-1372. $.

Dips & Sips
Friendly neighborhood ice cream and coffeeshop. Made-to-order ice cream cakes with award-winning ice cream. Over 40 flavors! Mon.-Thurs. 1-9pm, Fri. 1-9pm, Sat. noon-9pm, Sun. noon-8pm. 3450 Seminole Trail. 974-4343. $.

Kirt’s Homemade Ice Cream
Ice cream made fresh in the store. Mon.-Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 1-7pm. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 202-0306. $.

Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard
Cones, cups, floats, sundaes, “snowstorms,” and smoothies. Woodbrook: Daily 11am-10pm; 250E: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. Woodbrook Shopping Center, 975-4651; 250E, 296-0041. $.

Smoothie King
Chain features smoothies, supplements, and healthy snacks. Barracks Road: Mon.-Fri. 7am-10pm, Sat. 9am-10pm, Sun. 10am-8pm; Pantops: Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm, Sat. 9am-9pm. Sun. 11am-7pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 295-8502; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 975-5464. $.

Splendora’s Gelato
Ranging selection of creamy Italian gelato (and sorbet) and delicious desserts in a bright Downtown location. Mon.-Thurs. 7:30am-10pm, Fri. 7:30am-11pm, Sat. 9am-11pm. Sun. noon-10pm. 317 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 296-8555. $.

Spoon & Berry
Upscale self-serve frozen yogurt in the shops at Stonefield. Enjoy 14 flavors of low-fat yogurt and up to 45 toppings. Daily noon-10pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 964-9338. $.

Sweet Frog
Interesting froyo flavors and even more interesting toppings—Cap’n Crunch with fresh mangos, maybe? Downtown: Mon.-Thurs. 1:30-8:30pm, Fri.-Sat. noon-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. Barracks Road: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm; Hollymead: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 12:30-9pm. 219 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 293-7123; Hollymead Town Center, 975-3764; Barracks Road Shopping Center, 293-1130. $.


Gourmet Groceries and Gas Stations

Anderson Carriage Food House
Huge sandwich array, lunch buffet, seafood platters. Sun. 11am-6pm, Mon.-Sat. 9:30am-7pm. 2046 Barracks Rd. 970-2722. $.

Bellair Market
Gourmet sandwich spot on Ivy Road. Try the Farmington—smoked turkey, bacon, havarti cole slaw, lettuce, tomato, and herb mayonnaise on French bread. Mon.-Sat. 6am-11pm, Sun. 8am-9pm. 2401 Ivy Rd. 971-6608. $.

Brownsville Market
Hot breakfast starting at 5am, and burgers, sides, and famous fried chicken for lunch and dinner. Mon.-Sat. 5am-10pm, Sun. 6am-10pm. 5995 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. 823-5251. $.

C’ville Market
The retail arm of a local produce wholesaler, C’ville Market stocks whatever’s in season in Virginia. Mon.-Fri. 8am-7pm. Sat. 8am-5pm. 221 Carlton Rd. 984-0545. $.

Everyday Café
Gourmet gas station with homemade pizza and gelato. Daily 24 hours. 2404 Fontaine Ave., 206-3790; 250E on Pantops Mountain, 971-8771. $.

Nationally noted cheese, wine, and specialty food shop. Dining area has stupendous sandwiches, soups, and salads. Café: Mon.-Sat. 11am-3pm; Store: Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm, Sat. 9am-6pm. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 244-7800. $$.

Foods of All Nations
Sandwiches, deli, and salads at this gourmet grocery. Try the “West Coast.” Delivery Mon.-Fri. Mon.-Sat. 7:30am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. 2121 Ivy Rd. 296-6131. $.

Gibson’s Grocery
Fresh deli sandwiches and hot dogs plus Trager Brothers Coffee and locally made food and wine. Mon.-Sat. 8am-8pm. 703 Hinton Ave. 977-4906. $.

Greenwood Gourmet Grocery
Made-to-order sandwiches, plus fresh soup and a deli with mac-n-cheese, bread pudding, and other rotating dishes. Mon.-Fri. 9am-7pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. 6701 Rockfish Gap Tpke., Crozet. (540) 456-6431. $.

Hunt Country Market
A rotating menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Mon.-Fri. 7am-7pm, Sat. 8am-5pm. 2048 Garth Rd. 296-1648. $.

Integral Yoga Natural Foods
All-natural food, supplements, and personal care products, plus a deli and juice/smoothie bar. Mon.-Sat. 9am-8pm, Sun. 11am-6pm. 923 Preston Ave. 293-4111. $.

Market Street Café
Not located on Market Street, but offers gourmet breakfast, rotisserie chicken, and deli meats. Fill up your stomach while you fill up the gas tank. Mon.-Wed. 6am-10pm, Thurs.-Sat. 6am-10:30pm, Sun. 6:30am-9pm. 1111 E. Rio Rd. 964-1185. $.

Market Street Market
Deli in the Downtown grocery serves sandwiches and prepared foods. Try the fresh scones or the House Corned Beef sandwich. Mon.-Fri. 8am-9pm, Sat. 8:30am-9pm, Sun. 10am-7pm. 400 E. Market St. 293-3478. $.

Mill Creek Market
The Southern sister of Bellair Market; Boar’s Head meats and cheeses. Daily 24 hours. Avon Street, across from the Southside Shopping Center. 817-1570. $.

Mulberry Station at Shadwell
A full-service convenience store with homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Mon.-Thurs. 5am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5am-11pm, Sun. 6am-10pm. 3008 Richmond Rd., Keswick. 245-0315. $.

Plank Road Exchange
Sandwiches to order, salads, and baked goods plus cheeses, produce, and packaged goods. Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-7:30pm, Sat. 7:30am-9pm, Sun. noon-5pm. 6624 Plank Rd., Batesville. 823-2001. $.

SALT Artisan Market
Artisan cheeses, meats, charcuterie, sandwiches, and prepared foods. Tues.-Fri. 7:30am-4:30pm, Sat. 9am-6pm, Sun. noon-5pm. 1330 Thomas Jefferson Parkway. 270-2072. $.

The Farm Cville
Stop in for espresso, fresh bread, pastries, baguette sandwiches, local produce, cheeses, and more. Mon.-Fri. 7:30am-8pm, Sat. 9am-7pm. 205 Monticello Rd. 218-3220. $.

The Fresh Market
A European-style market chain, with high-quality meats, cheese, and seafood, plus über-fresh produce. Mon.-Sat. 8am-9pm, Sun. 9am-8pm. Albemarle Square. 244-2444. $$.

Trader Joe’s
This much-anticipated grocery chain boasts top quality at low cost, including “Two Buck Chuck” wine (which is actually $3.50). Daily 8am-9pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 974-1466. $$.

Whole Foods Market
Fresh, all-natural sandwiches ranging from classic favorites to vegan delights. Big salad and prepared-foods bar, too. Daily 8am-10pm. 1797 Hydraulic Rd. 973-4900. $$.

Yoder’s Sugar and Spice
Grab a deli sandwich made on homemade bread while you shop for ingredients and baked goods straight out of Amish Country. Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm. 3443 Seminole Trail. 995-2929. $


Inns and Hotel Restaurants

Birdwood Grill at The Boar’s Head
Open seasonally for breakfast and lunch. Sit down for a salad, sandwich, or glass of wine and enjoy the view of the Blue Ridge. Daily 7:30am-4:30pm. Closed December-March. 410 Golf Course Dr. 293-6401. $$.

Café 1201
Seven-day breakfast buffet. At Courtyard Marriott-UVA Medical Center. Mon.-Fri. 6:30-10:30am, Sat.-Sun. 7am-11am, dinner 5-10pm daily. 1201 W. Main St. 977-1700. $$.

All-American menu in the Holiday Inn. Although the atmosphere is semi-upscale, kick back in the lounge section and enjoy appetizers and the flat-screen TV. Mon.-Fri. 6:30-10am, Sat.-Sun. 7-11am; daily 5-9pm. Lounge open until 10pm. 1200 Fifth St. SW. 977-5100. $$.

Clifton Inn
Historic inn with a redone kitchen, dining room, and bar. Excellent, inventive entrées. Sit at the chef’s table and watch the action. Daily 6-9pm. 1296 Clifton Inn Dr. 971-1800. $$$.

Holiday Inn restaurant serves American fare like salads, sandwiches, entrées, and desserts. Kids eat free with purchase of adult meal. Daily 7-11am; daily 4:30-10pm. 1901 Emmet St. 977-0803. $$.

American regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a tapas bar. Mon.-Sat. 7-11am, 6-9:30pm. Sunday brunch 11:30am-2pm. Inside Keswick Hall, 701 Club Dr., off 250E. 979-3440. $$$.

Inn at Court Square
Upscale Southern in the oldest house Downtown. Nice outdoor seating and a getaway atmosphere. Mon.-Fri. 11am-2pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-8:30pm. 410 E. Jefferson St. 295-2800. $$$.

Keswick Hall
Monday through Friday lunch buffet in the Villa Crawford: charcuterie, marinated vegetable bar, daily rotating entrée, and more. Mon.-Fri. noon-2pm. Reservations required. 701 Club Dr. 979-3440. $$.

Lafayette Inn
Restored 1840s inn that once served as a boarding house for proper young ladies. Reservations recommended. Fri. 11:30am-8pm, Sat. 8:30am-8pm, Sun. 8:30am-7pm. 146 Main St., Stanardsville. 985-6345. $$$.

Old Mill Room Restaurant
Expect an historic ambience with your breakfast, brunch, lunch, or a romantic dinner. AAA Four-Diamond award-winning dining. Daily 7-10:30am, 11:30am-2pm, Sun.-Thurs. 6-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 6-9:30pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm. The Boar’s Head, 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant
Candlelit prie fixe four course dinners in this 1732 plantation house located 20 miles east of town near Zion Crossroads. Fri.-Sat. 8pm-close. 2887 Poindexter Rd., Trevilians. (540) 967-0844. $$$.

The Boar’s Head
The Old Mill Room with a formal daily menu. The adjacent Bistro 1834 has a relaxed dinner menu. The Sports Club Café and Birdwood Grill offer casual dining options as well. Prices vary widely, but the many options assure you’ll get fed in style. Daily 7-10:30am; Sun. 11am-2pm; daily 11:30am-2pm; Sun.-Thurs. 6-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 6-9:30pm. 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

The Edge
A new look for an old Wintergreen favorite on the mountain overlooking the slopes. Casual fare with a family priced menu. Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight, Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm. Wintergreen Resort, Rte. 664. 325-8080. $$.

The Fountain Room at the Mark Addy Inn
Picture-perfect mountain B&B with a dining room open to all. Upscale and eclectic. Selections change daily; reservations required. Daily 6-9pm. 56 Rodes Farm Dr., Nellysford. 361-1101. $$$.

The Inn at Meander Plantation
Upscale American cuisine and candlelight dining. Reservations recommended. Breakfast open to inn guests only. Daily 9am; Thurs.-Sat. 7pm. 2333 N. James Madison Hwy., Locust Dale. (800) 385-4936. $$$.

The Inn at Willow Grove
This inn boasts an exquisite menu from executive chef Jason Daniels at its in-house restaurant, Vintage. Wed.-Thurs. 5:30-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 11am-2pm with Pub until 7pm. 14079 Plantation Way, Orange. (540) 317-1206. $$$.

The Pointe
Tapas-style appetizers, filet mignon and Starr Hill beers on tap, in a seven-story atrium or a Mall-side patio. Lunch items available until close. Daily 6:30am-10pm. In the Omni Hotel, Downtown Mall. 971-5500. $$$.

TJ’s Tavern and Dining Room
Doubletree Hotel dining room with views of the Rivanna and American and Italian fare. Daily 6am-11pm. 990 Hilton Heights Rd. 973-2121. $$.


Italian and Pizza

Amici’s Italian Bistro
Two chefs from Dillwyn and Fork Union join forces to prepare authentic Sicilian cuisine in a family-style setting. Mon., Wed.-Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm; Sun. noon-9pm. 370 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-4000. $.

Anna’s Pizza No. 5
In the family for 35 years. Pizza, subs, dinners, and desserts. (Try the veal and eggplant parmesan!) Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 115 Maury Ave. 295-7500. $.

Anna’s Ristorante Italiano
From the folks behind Anna’s Pizza No. 5, this one’s in Old Trail Village. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 823-1327. $.

Bella’s Restaurant
An authentic Roman-Italian family-style restaurant with made-to-order panini and pasta dishes. Daily 11am-4pm, Mon.-Thurs. 11am-4pm and 5-10pm, Fri. 11am-4pm and 5-11pm, Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-10pm. 707 W. Main St. 327-4833. $$.

Belmont Pizza and Pub
Fresh, stone-baked pizza on hand-tossed pies. Beer, too! Sun.-Wed. 11am-11pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-midnight. Kitchen closes at 10pm Mon.-Sat. and 9pm on Sunday. 211 Carlton Rd. Suite 10. 977-1970. $.

Brick Oven
Gourmet pizzas, sandwiches from an authentic wood-fired grill. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. Rio Hill Shopping Center. 964-1119. $.

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
Franchise pizza spot serves, you guessed it, wood-fired pies. Mon.-Sat. 11am-1am, Sun. 11am-11pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 245-4050. $$.

Caffe Bocce
Beloved Scottsville-born Italian eatery, reopened in Charlottesville proper. Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30pm–9:30pm. 609 E. Market St. 984-1100. $$.

Upscale Italian cuisine, specialty pasta, veal, chicken, seafood. Service just like in Little Italy, gargantuan pepper mills and all. Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 29th Place. 977-5200. $$.

Chirio’s Pizza
Authentic, homemade NY pizza, subs, salads, sandwiches, specials, and ice cream. Eat in, take-out, delivery. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri. 10am-10pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11:30am-8pm. 2777 Rockfish Valley Hwy. 361-9188. $.

Christian’s Pizza
Innovative gourmet toppings. The place to get fresh pies, by-the-slice, or the whole darn thing. Daily 11am-10pm, 14th Street location: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-2am, Fri.-Sat. 11am-4am. 118 W. Main St., Downtown Mall, 977-9688; 100 14th St. NW, 872-0436; 3440 Seminole Trail, 973-7280; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 293-6788. $.

CiCi’s Pizza
Franchise offering all-you-can-eat pizza, pasta, salad, and dessert buffet. For an inexpensive but more than filling meal. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. 240 Zan Rd. in the Seminole Square Shopping Center. 964-0001. $.

Cobb’s New York Pizza & Grill
Family-style pizza, subs, and calzones; kids’ menu and burgers, too. Yummy gourmet pies like white and Hawaiian pizza. Mon.-Sat. 11am-9pm. 2800 Hydraulic Rd. 964-1040. $.

College Inn
Straight-up late-night goodness. Pizza, gyros, subs. Cozy interior in dark hues, and its delivery can’t be beat. Breakfast items, too. Mon.-Fri. 11am-2am, Sat. 7:30am-2am, Sun. 8:30am-1am. 1511 University Ave. 977-2710. $.

Crozet Pizza
Unpretentious, family-owned pizza parlor with nationally recognized pies. No credit cards. Crozet: Mon.-Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 11:30am-8pm; Elliewood: Mon.-Fri. 5pm-2am, Sat.-Sun. noon-2am. 5794 Three Notch’d Rd., Crozet, 823-2132; 20 Elliewood Ave. (Crozet Pizza at Buddhist Biker Bar), 202-1046. $.

Six locally owned branches of the national chain. Pizza, of course, plus pasta, sandwiches, and wings. Hours vary by location. 1137 Millmont St., 971-8383; 1147 Fifth St. SW, 970-7777; 2335 Seminole Trail, 973-1243; 508 Stewart St., 979-2525; Food Lion Shopping Center, Ruckersville, 990-2000; 325 Four Leaf Ln., Crozet, 823-7752. $.

Dr. Ho’s Humble Pie
Pizza joint in the Crossroads mini-mall. Pick your own sauce, cheese, and toppings. Daily 11:30am-9pm. 4916 Plank Rd., on 29S at North Garden. 245-0000. $/$$.

End Zone Pizza
Pizza, big subs, and fresh salads. Try “The Beast,” the largest pizza in town! Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. Forest Lakes Shopping Center. 973-8207. $.

Fabio’s New York Pizza
Pizza, subs, salads, and calzones made by natives of Naples. Get your pie the Sicilian way. Try the steak and cheese sub! Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10:30pm. 1551 E. High St. 872-0070. $.

Fellini’s #9
A local landmark featuring Italian favorites plus some inventive new takes. Thriving bar scene and live music. Daily 5pm-2am, Sat.-Sun. 11am-2:30pm. 200 W. Market St. 979-4279. $$.

Fry’s Spring Station
Very characterful brick-oven pizza joint with local beer, pasta dishes along with the pies, and patio seating. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. 2115 Jefferson Park Ave. 202-2257. $$.

Giuseppe’s Italian Restaurant
Everything you could want out of classical Italian fare. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. 2842 Rockfish Valley Hwy., Nellysford. 361-9170. $$.

Little Caesar’s Pizza
Home of the $5 Large Hot-n-Ready Pizza. Dough made fresh daily in-store. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. 1301 Hydraulic Rd. 296-5646. $.

Mellow Mushroom
Trippy-themed franchise, with great pizza and even better beer selection. Trivia night Wednesdays. Mon.-Sat. 11am-2am, Sun. 11am-midnight. 1321 W. Main St., in the Red Roof Inn. 972-9366. $.

Mona Lisa Pasta
This market carries nearly every variety of pasta and sauce imaginable. To-go entrées serve two to three people. Mon.-Fri. 10am-7pm, Sat. 10am-6pm. Preston Plaza. 295-2494. $$.

Nate & Em’s Pizza
All your pizzeria faves: calzones, stromboli, pasta, subs, and—of course—pies. Mon.-Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. 4-9pm. 5924 Seminole Trail, Ruckersville. 985-9000. $.

Palladio Restaurant
Elegant combination of Northern Italian cuisine and Barboursville wines. Reservations suggested for lunch, required for dinner. Wed.-Sun. noon-2:30pm; Fri.-Sat. 6:30-9pm. 17655 Winery Rd., Barboursville. (540) 832-7848. $$$.

Papa John’s
Pizza fans come to Papa. Online ordering for pick-up or delivery at Hours vary by location. 3441 Seminole Trail, 973-7272; University Shopping Center, 979-7272; 1305-A Long St., 296-7272. $.

Pizza Bella
Gourmet pizza and Italian dishes. Also, homemade salads and desserts. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 4-9pm. 32 Millcreek Dr., off Avon Street. 296-7472. $.

Pizza Hut
The Jabba of pizza chains. Hours vary by location. 1718 Seminole Trail, 973-1616; 540 Radford Ln., Suite 300, 823-7500. $.

Ristorante Al Dente
Formal Italian with a patio overlooking Second Street. Hearty pastas and other Italian faves. Tues.-Sat. 5:30-9:30pm. 925 Second St. SE in the Ix Building. 295-9922. $$.

Sal’s Caffe Italia
Brick-oven pizza plus subs, pasta, and outdoor seating in a lively Mall location. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-8pm. 221 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-8484. $$.

Sal’s Pizza
Hand-tossed pizzas, fresh bread, delicious pasta dishes since 1987. Tues.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 4-8pm. Crozet Shopping Center, Crozet. 823-1611. $.

Gourmet pies by the slice, plus subs, fresh salads, and house-made cannoli. Delivery, too! Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 977-5423. $.

Open kitchen serves up lovely food (pancetta-wrapped shrimp, handmade pappardelle) and an artisanal wine list. Reservations not accepted. Tues.-Sat. 5-10pm. 826 Hinton Ave. 972-9463. $$.

Threepenny Café
Artisan pizza and rustic entrées. Tues.-Fri. 5pm-midnight, Sat.-Sun. 10am-midnight. 420 W. Main St. 995-5277. $$.

Travinia Italian Kitchen
Contemporary American Italian, plus an outdoor patio for people watching. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 244-3304. $$.

Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria
This regional chain has pies plus a slew of caloric subs, pastas, and stromboli. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. noon-9:30pm. Hollymead Town Center. 973-4055. $$.

Vinny’s New York Pizza and Pasta
Ruckersville pizzeria serves up authentic pies, pastas, subs, and salads. Lasagna and veal are favorites at this long-established joint. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 8841 Seminole Trail. 985-4731. $.

Vita Nova
Cheap and hearty pizza by the slice. Sun. noon-8pm, Mon.-Wed. 11am-8pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-9pm. 310 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-0162. $.

Vito’s Italian Restaurant
Specializing in pizza and Italian dishes. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. noon-10pm. Rte. 29, 8181 Thomas Nelson Hwy., Lovingston. 263-8688. $$.

Every kind of pasta imaginable, plus seafood, Italian wines, grappas, andfull bar in a casual, elegant setting. Mon.-Thurs. 5-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm, Sun. 5-9pm. 2244 Ivy Rd. 979-0994. $$.

Vocelli Pizza
Pizza, pasta, panini, salads, and stromboli for carryout and delivery, plus antipasti. Part of a regional pizza franchise. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-1am. 1857 Seminole Trail in the Woodbrook Shopping Center. 977-4992. $.



Bashir’s Taverna
Authentic Mediterranean cuisine by a Mediterranean chef. Outdoor seating available. Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-3pm, Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 6-10:30pm. 507 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 923-0927. $$.

Basil Mediterranean Bistro
Mediterranean fare from grape leaves to tapas, plus a late-night wine bar. Daily 11am-10pm. 109 14th St. 977-5700. $.

Copper Mine Bistro
Mediterranean-inspired menu features tapas, pizzas, and entrées like shrimp provençal and veal saltimbocca. Mon.-Sun. 7-11am, Mon.-Sat. 5:30-9:30pm. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8090. $/$$.

da Luca Café and Wine Bar
Stylish Crozet space serves tempting tapas from around the Mediterranean paired with old world wines. Leave room for dessert. Tues.-Sun. 5-9:30pm, weekend brunch 11am-4pm. 1015 Heathercroft Cir., Crozet. 205-4251. $$.

Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar
Mediterranean eatery has dishes from Spain to Greece, and wines of the world. Mon.-Sat. 1:30am-3pm, Sun.-Wed. 5:30-9pm, Thurs. 5:30-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10pm. 416 W. Main St., in the Main Street Market. 975-6796. $$.

Parallel 38
Mediterranean small plates, innovative “farm-to-table” cocktails, and an extensive wine list for this wine-centric restaurant. Tues.-Wed. 11am-10pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-10pm. Mon. closed. The Shops at Stonefield. 923-3838. $$.

Zoe’s Kitchen
Platters of hummus, lots of veggies and seasoned meats, and tasty wraps. 11am-9pm daily. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 995-5334. $$

Mexican and Southwestern

Aqui es Mexico
Authentic Mexican and Salvadoran tacos, toras, sopas, pupusas, and more. Sun. 10am-8:45pm, Monday open for lunch only, daily 10am-9pm. 221 Carlton Rd., Ste. 12. 295-4748. $.

Baja Bean Co.
California Mex flair on 29N. Hearty salsa and margaritas to die for. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 2291 Seminole Ln., 975-1070. $.

Simple menu of burritos and tacos made before your eyes. Uses “naturally raised” meat and other sustainable ingredients. Daily 11am-10pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 872-0212. $.

Continental Divide
“Get in Here!” commands the neon sign in the window, and you’d better do it early if you want a seat in this popular eatery. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10:15pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10:45pm, Sun. 5-9:45pm. 811 W. Main St. 984-0143. $$.

El Jaripeo
Mexican favorites for the 29N crowd, and also the UVA Corner crowd. Hours vary by location. 1750 Timberwood Blvd., 296-9300; 1202 W. Main St., 972-9190. $.

El Puerto
Authentic Mexican dishes meticulously prepared with mild flavor. If you like it hot, that can be arranged, too. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11:30am-9pm. 2045 Barracks Rd., 872-9488; Downtown Mall, 984-8330. $.

El Taco Nako
Authentic Mexican street tacos for $2 at this 29N food truck Hours vary. Hydraulic Road by Hydraulic Wash Laundromat. $.

El Tepeyac
Mexican and Salvadoran food up 29 North. Try the chicken tacos—only $1.95! Daily 10am-9:30pm. 380 Greenbrier Dr., Suite E. 964-1231. $.

El Vaquero West
This tried-and-true Mexican place has sister locations in Palmyra, Haymarket, and Orange, all owned by the same family. Daily 11am-10pm. 1863 Seminole Trail. 964-1190. $.

Mexican food by Mexican folks. Margaritas so green they glow. Cheap prices! Mon.-Fri. 11am-10pm, Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 11:30am-9:30pm. 805 E. Market St., 977-2676; 395 Greenbrier Dr., 978-4313; 2206 Fontaine Ave., 979-2424; 108 Town Country Ln., 293-3538; 3450 Seminole Trail, 977-2677. $.

La Cocina del Sol
Southwestern flair for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Seafood, fajitas, paella, steaks, and chicken. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 1200 Crozet Ave., Crozet, 823-5469. $$.

La Michoacana
Mexican deli serves budget-friendly burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Tues.-Sat. 11am-9pm. 1138 E. High St. 409-9941. $.

Mono Loco
Outstanding Latin-themed entrées, inventive sides, and legendary margaritas. Inside, cozy cantina feel, plus a covered patio. Sun.-Wed. 5-9pm, Thurs. 5-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10:30pm. 200 W. Water St. 979-0688. $$.

Plaza Azteca
Tableside guacamole is just the beginning of the offerings at this Mexican chain. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri. 11am-11pm, Sat. 11am-10:30 pm, Sun. 11am-9:30pm. 101 Seminole Court, Seminole Square Shopping Center. 964-1045. $.

Poco Loco
Burritos, tacos, and empanadas inside the Jefferson Theater. Delicious and cheap. Mon.-Tues. 11am-4pm, Wed.-Sat. 11am-9pm Open until 10pm during Jefferson Theater shows. 110 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 245-4981. $.

Qdoba Mexican Grill
Spicy burritos, quesadillas, and Mexican salads made before your eyes. Indoor/outdoor area for Corner people-watching. Mon.-Sat. 10:30am-10pm, Sun. 10:30am-9pm. 1415 University Ave. 293-6299. $.

Tequila Sunrise Bar & Grill
Extensive menu of Mexican standards, specials, and vegetarian options. 330 Valley St., Scottsville. 286-2300. $.

Toro’s Tacos
Luchador matches daily, plus, y’know, tacos and stuff. Tues.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. 1327 W. Main St. 245-8676. $.

Two Guys Tacos
An explosion of authentic, delicious, Mexican street food made available for lunch, dinner, and late-night. Mon.-Wed. 11am–9pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11am-3am. 101 14th St. NW. 202-0321. $.


Miscellaneous Nationalities

Afghan Kabob Palace
Mouthwatering authentic Afghan cuisine. Dine in, take out, or enjoy the free delivery. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm. 400 Emmet St. N. 245-0095. $$.

Moroccan cuisine in the Ix Building: authentic flavors in an ornately decorated space. Tues.-Sun. 5-10pm. 929 Second St. SE. 972-9907. $$.

Ariana Grill Kabob House
Samosas, kabobs, palows, dumplings, and curries. Tempting soups and desserts, plus the meat is halal. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-9pm. 909 W. Main St. 872-9906. $.

Aromas Café
Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. Sandwiches, salads, and famous falafel; super-friendly service. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-9:30pm, Sun. 10am-2pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 244-2486. $.

Bavarian Chef
German cuisine in Alpine atmosphere. The food will fill you up, justifying the 18-mile drive north to Madison. Wed.-Fri. 4:30-9pm, Sat.-Sun. 11:30am-9pm. 29N in Madison. (540) 948-6505. $$.

Just Curry
Popular curry joint on the Mall with small, medium, and large portions of reliable Indo-Caribbean curry with a kick. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-3pm, Fri. 11:30am-6pm. 425 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 970-2001. $.

Kabab & Curry
Delicious Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern-inspired food for veggies and carnivores. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm. 1329 W. Main St. 202-2067. $.

M&M Lounge
Authentic Eastern European fare, dance floor and billiards room. Mon.-Thurs. 3-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 3pm-1:45am, Fri.-Sat. 10pm-1:45am. Preston Plaza. 962-6526. $$.

Authentic Spanish tapas and wines in a funky, dimly lit atmosphere in the heart of Belmont. Mon.-Sat. 5:30pm-1am; Bar open til 2am. 904 Monticello Rd. 979-0990. $$.

A quick, healthy alternative to fast food: Kebobs (veggie options available), sides, salads, desserts. Mon.-Sat. 11am-9pm, Sun. noon-8pm. Preston Plaza, 295-5262; Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center, 295-5212. $.

Sultan Kebab
Authentic Turkish food, all kind of kebabs, vegetarian dishes, salads, homemade Turkish Baklava, Turkish tea, Turkish coffee. Mon.-Sun. 11am-9pm. 1710 Seminole Trail. 981-0090. $.

The Shebeen Pub and Braai
Conjures the South African veldt with peri-peri sauce and braised lamb shank. Brunch on Sundays. Great bar for futbol-watching. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm; Pub Sun.-Thurs. 11am-12:30am, Fri.-Sat. 11am-2am. Vinegar Hill Shopping Center. 296-3185. $$.

Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
Downtown teahouse offers international vegetarian fare, delectable desserts, and 80-plus exotic loose teas and hookah. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-midnight; Kitchen closes Mon.-Wed. at 10pm, Thurs.-Sat. 11pm. Closes for those under 18 at 9pm. 414 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 293-9947. $.


Soups, Salads, Sandwiches

Baggby’s Gourmet Sandwiches
Give your name; your sammich arrives in a bag with a cookie. Get it? Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm, Sat. 11am-3pm. Also open for concerts at the Pavilion and Fridays After Five. 512 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 984-1862. $.

Blue Ridge Café
Ruckersville joint serving American-continental: crab cakes, gourmet burgers, homemade soups, and salads. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. noon-8pm. 8315 Seminole Trail. 985-3633. $$.

Blue Ridge Country Store
Breakfast is eggs, scones, and muffins; lunch is pre-made wraps, soups, and entrées, plus a popular salad bar. Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-5pm; Salad bar hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. 518 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1573. $.

Bodo’s Bagel Bakery
Still the king of bagels in our town. Emmet Street and Preston Avenue: Mon.-Fri. 6:30am-8pm, Sat. 7am-8pm, Sun. 7:30am-4pm (8am-3pm at Preston). Corner: Mon.-Fri. 7am-8pm, Sat. 8am-8pm, Sun. 8am-4pm. 1418 N. Emmet St., 977-9598; 505 Preston Ave., 293-5224; 1609 University Ave., 293-6021. $.

Café at Monticello
Sandwiches, barbecue, coffee, tea, and ice cream for when you’re done with your tour of TJ’s house. Daily 10am-5pm. Inside Monticello’s Visitor Center. 984-9800. $.

Carving Board Café
Inventive salads, soups, and sandwiches for the 29N lunch bunch. Mon.-Fri. 10am-4pm. Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 974-9004. $.

Dr. Ho’s Holy Cow
Vegan subs and sammies from a hole-in-the-wall window Downtown. Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-2:30pm. 110 Second St. $.

Durty Nelly’s
Jazz, blues, and rock in a rootsy pub and deli that caters. Mon.-Sat. 11am-10pm, Sun. 11am-8pm; Bar Mon.-Sat. 11am-2am, Sun. noon-midnight. 2200 Jefferson Park Ave. 295-1278. $.

Fancy sandwiches, homemade entrées, and desserts. Try anything, from the daily soup to that wonderfully mysterious Rosalita dip. Delivery available. Mon.-Sat. 9am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. 1137 Emmet St., in the Barracks Road Shopping Center. 295-6037. $.

Ivy Provisions
Hot and cold sammies with inventive names like the “Don’t Call Me Shirley” and the “K.I.S.S.” Mon.-Sat. 7am-8pm, Sun. 10am-6pm. 2206 Ivy Rd. 202-1308. $.

Jimmy John’s
Low-cost sandwiches near UVA and on 29N. “Freaky fast” delivery available. Corner: Sun.-Thurs. 11am-3am, Fri.-Sat. 11am-4am; Rio Road: Daily 11am-10pm. 1309 W. Main St., 984-3131; 1650 E. Rio Rd., 975-2100. $.

Littlejohn’s New York Delicatessen
New York deli serving buxom sandwiches. A favorite late-night haunt of weary grad students and post-frat-party revelers. Delivery, too! Daily 24 hours. 1427 University Ave., 977-0588; The Shops at Stonefield, 977-0335. $.

Lovingston Café
A pleasant surprise in the middle of Lovingston, offering a diverse, modestly priced menu. Steaks, seafood, vegetarian, salads and homemade desserts. Daily 10:30am-9pm. Lounge open daily 4:30-11pm. 165 Front St., Lovingston. 263-8000. $.

Mac’s Country Store
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Daily specials, eat in, or take out. At the intersection of Rte. 151, Rte. 56, and Roseland Road. Mon.-Sat. 6am-8pm, Sun. 9am-8pm. 7023 Patrick Henry Hwy., Roseland. 277-5305. $.

Martha’s Garden Café
Healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner options inside Martha Jefferson. Daily 6:30am-8pm. Martha Jefferson Hospital, 595 Martha Jefferson Dr. 654-6037. $.

Panera Bread Co.
Ubiquitous chain bakes breads, muffins, and pastries, plus sandwiches and soups. Mon.-Sat. 6:30am-9pm, Sun. 7:30am-9pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center, 245-6192; Hollymead Town Center, 973-5264. $.

Quizno’s Subs
Chain offering cheesesteaks, meatballs, and specialty subs. Salads and soups, too. Daily 10am-9pm. Rivanna Ridge Shopping Center. 977-7827. $.

Revolutionary Soup
Choose from a slew of enticing soups made daily. Excellent wraps and salads. Also serves breakfast. Mon.-Thurs. 9am-8pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-9pm. 108 Second St. SW, 296-SOUP; 104 14th St. NW, 979-9988. $.

Stonefire Station
Soups, salads, sandwiches, plus premade picnics perfect for toting to a nearby vineyard. Daily 11am-7pm. 5361 Spotswood Trail, Barboursville. (540) 832-3330. $$.

Tons of locations, so you can “eat fresh” anywhere. Hours vary by location. 1764 Rio Hill Ct., 978-7008; 32 Mill Creek Dr., 295-5555; Pantops Shopping Center, 984-0652; 1061 E. Rio Rd., 973-9898; 2212 Ivy Rd., 293-0666; 104 14th St. NW, 295-7827; 111 Maury Ave., 977-5141; 1220 Seminole Trail, 973-4035; 1779 Fortune Park Rd., 974-9595; Vinegar Hill Shopping Center, 245-8000; 65 Callohill Dr., Lovingston, 263-6800. $.

Take It Away
Sandwiches, salads, sides, and desserts in a jazz-themed shop. Favorite spot of student study break-ers. Mon.-Sat. 10am-4pm, Sun. 11am-3pm. 115 Elliewood Ave. 295-1899. $.

The Flat
The place for crépes: Choose sweet or savory for lunch or dinner. Tue.-Thurs. 11am-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. 111A E. Water St., behind the Jefferson Theater. 978-FLAT. $.

The Pie Guy
Australian hand pies from sweet to savory for $5. Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-2pm, Fri. 11am-3pm, Sat. 8am-1pm; Wed. 3-7pm, Thurs. 4-11pm, Fri. 4:30-9pm. 882-4812. $.

Trackside Café
Healthy fare and smoothies inside ACAC. Open to all. Perfect even if you’re not up to pumping iron or aerobicizing. Mon.-Thurs. 7am-7:30pm, Fri. 7am-7pm, Sat. 9am-4pm, Sun. 9am-5pm. ACAC, Albemarle Square Shopping Center. 978-3800. $.

Grilled sandwiches and subs galore. Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-8pm. 1412 E. High St. 293-3825. $.

Vinegar Hill Café
Located in the Jefferson School City Center, the café boasts press wraps, cold wraps, and burgers with grass-fed beef from an Earlysville farm. Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm, Sat. 9am-2pm. 233 Fourth St. NW. 245-5811. $.

Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Create your own sandwiches by marking up the pre-printed brown bags. With 50 varieties of customizable “wiches,” the possibilities are endless. Mon.-Sat. 10:30am-8pm, Sun. 11am-7pm. Hollymead Town Center. 977-9424. $.

Zazus Fresh Grille
Lots of wraps, salads, soups, and fresh smoothies, plus yummy breakfast wraps. Delivery available. Mon.-Fri. 7-10am, Sat. 8-11am, Daily 11am-9pm. 2214 Ivy Rd. 293-3454. $.

Zoe’s Kitchen
Fast, casual meals with an emphasis on health-conscious food: soups, salads, pita sandwiches, and other Mediterranean-inspired entrees. Daily 11am-9pm. Barracks Road Shopping Center. 955-5334. $.


Steaks and Seafood

Aberdeen Barn
More beef than you can shake a T-bone at, since 1965. Candlelit atmosphere and piano bar. Daily 5pm-close (around 9pm on weekdays, 10pm on weekends). 2018 Holiday Dr. 296-4630. $$$.

Blue Light Grill & Raw Bar
Swanky spot with microbrews, raw bar, fresh seafood, extensive wine list. Sun.-Wed. 4-10pm, Thurs.-Sat. 4pm-midnight. 120 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-1223. $$$.

Bonefish Grill
Sister to mega-popular Outback Steakhouse featuring seafood, grilled non-fish specialties, a full bar. Mon.-Thurs. 4-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 4-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. Hollymead Town Center. 975-3474. $$.

Devils Grill Restaurant & Lounge
Above Devils Knob Golf Course with 50-mile views. Dinner reservations required. Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. 11am-9:30pm, Thurs. and Sun. 11am-9pm. Wintergreen Resort. 325-8100. $$$.

Downtown Grille
Upscale steak and seafood with white-linen service and a chummy bar scene. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-11pm, Sun. 5-9pm; Lounge 4:30-5pm. 201 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 817-7080. $$$.

Outback Steakhouse
Bloomin’ onions and giant steaks. Bar’s open late. A link in the Australian-themed steakery chain. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 11am-9pm. 1101 Seminole Trail. 975-4329. $$.

Public Fish & Oyster
Simply prepared, responsibly sourced seafood. Shucked oysters, raw bar, and a wide selection of wine, craft beer, and cocktails. Happy hour: Tues.-Fri. at 4-6:30pm. Kitchen opens at 5pm. Tues.-Thurs. 4-11pm, Sat. 4-midnight, Sun. 4-10pm. 513 W. Main St. 995-5542. $/$$.

Red Lobster
Seafood with daily specials. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm. 1648 E. Rio Rd. 973-0315. $$.

Rhett’s River Grill and Raw Bar
She-crab soup, half-shell delicacies, and steaks. Located north of Rio Road on 29N. Mon.-Sat. 11am-2:30pm and 5-10pm, Sun. 10am-2pm and 5-9pm. 2335 Seminole Trail, Suite 100. 974-7818. $$.

Shadwell’s Restaurant
Seafood, steaks, burgers, pasta, and salads made out of fresh, local ingredients. Upscale dining with a casual atmosphere. Mon.-Thurs, 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm, Sun 11am-9pm. 1791 Richmond Rd. 202-2568. 434-202-2568 $$

Soups, salads, steak, seafood, and pasta at this Pantops spot. Mon.-Thurs. 11am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-11pm, Sun. 10am-9pm.

Upscale Casual

Bistro 1834
Located beside the Old Mill Room Restaurant, the menu has a variety of lighter fare. Sun.-Fri. 2-11pm, Sat. noon-11pm. Bar open later throughout the week. The Boar’s Head, 200 Ednam Dr. 972-2230. $$$.

Upscale down-home cookin’ with fresh fish, pork, and beef dishes. Baby green salads, famous meat loaf, and slabs of grilled banana bread à la mode. Inside, this is one classy diner. Daily 11:30am-2pm, Sun.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm. 119 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-1818. $$.

Brookville Restaurant
Downtown restaurant with a rotating menu based on the availability of local produce. Chef prefers food sourced within 100 miles of Charlottesville. Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm; Tues.-Thurs. 5-9pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm. 225 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-2791. $$.

Burton’s Grill
Contemporary American menu with stylish ambiance. Don’t skip out on the cocktails. Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 11:30am-11pm, Sun. 11:30am-9pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 977-1111. $$.

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar
Swanky Downtown restaurant with inventive entrées, a late-night menu, and a rooftop bar. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11pm, Skybar happy hour: Mon.-Fri. 3-6pm. Sunday brunch 11am-2pm. 422 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 202-7728. $$$.

Court Square Tavern
English tavern with 130-plus varieties of bottled beer. Hearty pub food: bratwurst, Reubens, shepherd’s pie. Mon. 11:30am-4pm, Tues.-Thurs. 11:30am-10pm, Fri. 11:30am-11pm, Sat. 4-11pm. 500 Court Square. 296-6111. $$.

Artful entrées and fine desserts on a rotating menu. Conservative decor with a small, carefully crafted menu. Sun., Wed.-Thurs. 5-9:30pm, Fri.-Sat. 5-10pm. 250W in Ivy. 293-8352. $$$.

Friendly spot with a seasonal menu. Great crab cakes. Eclectic ambiance includes the bumping dance floor at night. Sun. 10:30am-2:30pm, Wed.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm, daily 5-10pm; bar open until 2am nightly. 215 W. Water St. 295-8668. $$.

Fig Bistro & Bar
Mediterranean and New Orleans-inspired dishes with house-made ingredients like sausage and pork kielbasa. Mon.-Sat. 11am-4pm, Mon.-Sun. 5pm-midnight. 1331 W. Main St. 995-5047. $.

Hamiltons’ at First & Main
Imaginative American cuisine, award-winning wine list, fresh meats, game, crab cakes, and superb vegetarian. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-3pm and 5-10pm. Sunday brunch 11am-3pm. 101 W. Main St., Downtown Mall. 295-6649. $$$.

Horse & Hound Gastropub
Brit-style gastropub with streetside patio. Brunch on weekends. Commandeer a booth and break out the British accent. Tues.-Sat. 5-10pm. Sat.-Sun. 11am-3pm. 625 W. Main St. 293-3365. $$.

Ivy Inn
Daily menu of modern American cuisine in an 18th century tollhouse. Great place for a romantic date. Reservations highly recommended. Daily 5-9:30pm. 2244 Old Ivy Rd. 977-1222. $$$.

Upscale Southern cuisine. Pleasant patio seating outside, sleek mod inside. Reservations encouraged. Daily 5-10pm, bar open until 1:30am, Sunday brunch 11am-2:30pm. 633 W. Main St. 979-6292. $$.

Michael’s Bistro
Mucho microbrews and an artful menu. Excellent drinking atmosphere. View the Rotunda from the balcony. Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 5:30-10pm. Bar until 2am. Second floor of 1427 University Ave. 977-3697. $$.

Small plates with a southern flair. Mon.-Sat. 11am-11pm. Lunch served 11am-3pm. Limited menu 3pm-5pm. Sun. 11am-4pm. The Shops at Stonefield. 973-2270. $.

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
The Farm Table & Wine Bar at this North Garden vineyard is as big a draw as its beautiful setting. Tues.-Sun. 11am-5pm. 5022 Plank Rd., North Garden. 202-8063. $$.

Indoor and outdoor dining at this new spot at Old Trail Golf Course. Comfort food, craft brews, and mountain views. Fri. & Sat 11am-10pm, Sun.-Thurs. 11am-9pm. 5494 Golf Dr., Crozet. 823-1841. $$.

Combo wine shop and eatery has wood-grilled entrées and the biggest wine list in town. Don’t miss its tucked-away location on Market Street. Tues.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm; Thurs.-Sat. 6-9pm. 502 E. Market St. 293-3663. $$.

A progressive American bistro incorporating cooking styles from all over the world. Mon.-Sat. 5-10pm. Bar open late. 117 Fifth St. SE. 244-0217. $$.

The Alley Light
Intimate small-plate spot about Revolutionary Soup. Look for the, ahem, alley light. Wed.-Sun. 5pm-midnight. 108 Second St. SW. 296-5003. $$.

The Local
Belmont neighborhood spot with unusual twists on local, organic ingredients. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 5:30-11pm. 824 Hinton Ave. 984-9749. $$.

The Melting Pot
Fondue, fondue, and fondue! This melted-cheese franchise features warmers built into the tables and a huge wine selection. Mon.-Thurs. 5-10pm, Fri. 5-11pm, Sat. 4-11pm, Sun. 4-9pm. 501 E. Water St. 244-3463. $$$.

Flavorful high-end, Latin-inspired cuisine with a full bar. Tues.-Sun. 5pm-midnight. 201 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 977-4944. $$.