Restaurants in the Shops at Stonefield

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Spacious patios, plenty of people-watching, and cuisine choices from fresh Mediterranean to sumptuous New Zealand lamb burgers—the Shops at Stonefield aren’t just for shopping! Stonefield is for dining too! The inviting, walkable layout makes this popular “lifestyle” center a perfect date-day destination, whether you’re meeting a new friend for the first time or catching up with your best one. Here are the top spots to grab a bite (or three).

Burger Bach

This New Zealand-inspired Gastro Pub is all about burgers. Their menu offers everything from a standard American cheeseburger to imported delicacies such as the South Lamb (NZ lamb patty, goat cheese, young spinach, manuka honey Dijon vinaigrette, cilantro sauce). They’ve got chicken, tuna, and black bean burgers on tap, too, as well as lettuce wraps and gluten-free bun options, making Burger Bach an easy choice for groups with mixed dietary restrictions. Also on tap is a variety of craft beers, as well as wine and Bach Cocktail specials—Blueberry Mojito, anyone? 

Matchbox Cville

This boutique dining concept started in Washington D.C. determined Charlottesville to be a good place for a satellite Matchbox. Good call because this wood-fired pizza joint is owned by Maurice Kelly, a tech entrepreneur and former Navy Intelligence Officer now bringing his spin to Charlottesville’s pizza scene. Matchbox’s signature dish is an ultra-thin-crust wood-fired pizza, made to order while customers get a front-row seat to the action. Kelly has pushed it past pizza, though, and diners will find options from crispy salads to tuna tartare tacos. And let’s not forget their brunch options, served until a respectable 3 pm. 

Burtons Grill 

This American steakhouse might be a familiar name—and if it’s not, it should be. Happy gnoshers will find Burtons sprinkled up and down the East Coast. Their well-executed menu spans from ribeyes to salmon romesco, and offers a robust selection of  gluten-free options. Open daily from 11:30 to 9 pm, this is one of Ralph Sampson’s favorite places in Charlottesville!


This fast-casual Mediterranean joint is a favorite for healthy lunches, especially after a class at Solid Core studio. Their well-apportioned build-your-own-grain bowls are an ideal light midday meal, and generous portion sizes guarantee you’ll have some to take home. Try their house-infused waters and juices for an extra hydration kick. 

Grit Coffee

No eateries list is complete without a coffee bar, and the Shops at Stonefield give us Grit Coffee. Locals will recognize them from the Corner and Downtown Mall, while out-of-towners might have sampled their roast in Richmond. Grit’s Stonefield location is a clean, sleek, caffeine machine with handcrafted espresso drinks, cold-brew on tap, quick bites, and even a dessert and cocktail bar in the evening. 

Torchy’s Tacos

Like a derecho straight out of Austin, TX, this new taco restaurant has style, flavor and finesse! As they say it, “We’re a crew of fiery, taco-crazed foodies fueled by hot sauce and a shared passion for Damn Good food.” Enjoy a margarita or cold beer with your Tipsy Chick or Trailer Trash taco. Chips & queso, breakfast burritos, and happy hours combine to make Torchy’s a compelling casual dining experience.

Find the complete Charlottesville Guide to Dining here.