The Downtown Grille

The Downtown Grille, located on Charlottesville’s historic downtown mall, serves only the finest in Midwestern corn fed beef and fresh seafood. The restaurant has an extensive wine list which has been honored by The Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence every year since opening in 1999. The Downtown Grille’s lovely architecture and warm professional staff lend a superb ambiance to an already exquisite dining experience.

• American • Gluten Free Options • Award-Winning Wine, Beer, and Cocktails • Parking Validated for Public Garages • Steakhouse •


201 West Main Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Monday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Friday – Saturday 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm



Artichoke Hearts $9
Panko Herb Crusted Artichoke Hearts with a Tomato Coulis and Shaved Parmesan

Candied Bacon $10
Jones Farm Spiced Cherrywood Candied Bacon with Carolina BBQ Sauce

Ahi Tuna* Crisp  $12
Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna* on a Crisp Fried Wonton with Wasabi Aioli, Sesame Oil, Sriracha Chili Paste and Wakame Salad

Shrimp* Cocktail  $12

Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail  $13

Calamari $9
Fried with Chipotle Aioli

Fried Oysters  $12
Cornmeal Dusted Fried Oysters with Cocktail Sauce

Mussels  $15
Blue Mussels with a Saffron Lobster Broth and Foccacia

DTG’s Signature Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes  $16
Two 2 oz Cakes with Housemade Tartar Sauce and Chiptole Aioli

Local Farmstead Cheese Plate  $12
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Small Filet Mignon $34
8 oz

Filet Mignon $42
12 oz

Ribeye {USDA Prime} $42
16 oz

The Downtown Grille’s Burger $16
with Smoked Cheddar, Jones Farm Thick Cut Bacon, Bloody Mary Fried Onions and Fries

The Downtown Grille’s Steak And Crab* $44

The Downtown Grille’s Signature Surf and Turf* $52
Filet Mignon, 8 oz with Saffron Cold Water Lobster Sauce

The Downtown Grille’s Surf And Turf* $49

The Downtown Grille’s Signature Surf and Turf* $60
Filet Mignon, 12 oz with Saffron Cold Water Lobster Sauce

Grilled Salmon* $26
Served with Fried Green Tomatoes and a Madeira Shallot Crab Butter

Broiled Seafood* Platter $36
Flounder, Two Scallops, Three Shrimp and a Crab Cake broiled in Old Bay Butter

Cowboy Bone-In-Ribeye $46
18 oz

New York Strip $32
12 oz

The Downtown Grille’s Porterhouse $48
24 oz

Cracked Black Pepper Crusted Ahi Tuna* $26
Served with a Wasabi Citrus Sauce and Sesame Jasmine Rice

Twin Cold Lobster* Tails  $42
Broiled with Garlic Herb Butter

Jumbo Sea Scallops* $32
Pan Seared with Leek Broth and Grilled Tomato Concasse

The Downtown Grille’s Signature Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes $32

Shrimp and Scallop* Pasta $24
Strozzapreti Pasta with Shiitake Mushrooms, Country Ham, Spinach and a Manchego Cream Sauce

Rosemary Rack of Lamb 14 oz $32
with Port Demi-Glace

Asiago Crusted Double Breast Chicken $22
with Scallion Cheddar Potato Cake and Smoked Bacon Cream Sauce

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Suggested Parking

Parking Garages

Water Street Parking Garage: open until Midnight Monday thru Wednesday, until 1am Thursday thru Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday. $2 an hour. Market Street Parking Garage: open until Midnight Monday thru Wednesday, until 1am Thursday thru Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday. $2 an hour. Omni Hotel: $1.50 an hour.


Parking Lots

Water Street Lot: open until Midnight Monday thru Wednesday, until 1am Thursday thru Saturday, and until 10pm on Sunday. $2.50 an hour. Citizens Commonwealth Center: $5 for the evening. 218 West Market Street: $5 for the evening. Charlottesville City Water Street Lot: metered parking during the day, but free at night.


FREE on-street parking for two hours.


East Water Street: 50 unrestricted spots. 300 Block of Avon Street:17 unrestricted spaces. Levy Avenue:13 unrestricted spaces. End of 6th Street SE:10 unrestricted spots. 6th Street SE between Monticello Avenue and Garret Street: 68 unrestricted spaces. Garrett Street: 80 unrestricted spots scattered on both sides of the street. Gleason Street: 17 unrestricted spots. Monticello Avenue: 100 unrestricted parking spots. West South Street: 6 unrestricted spots.


High Street: 37 unrestricted parking spaces scattered up and down the street. 2nd Street NW Between McGuffey Park & McGuffey Art Center: 10 spots West Market Street 1st Street North Up and down Jefferson Street: 56 spots from down near McGuffey Park to Court Square, both sides of the street. 5th Street NE: 10 spots. 4th Street NE: 23 spots from Mall to High Street 3rd Street NE: 12 spots from Mall to High Street 2nd Street NE: 7 spots from Mall to High Street 8th Street NE & Jefferson Street: 20 spots 7th Street NE: 12 spots NOTE: Monday through Friday until 6pm, there’s a 2-hour limit for many on-street parking spaces. After hours and on the weekend, these spaces are unrestricted.

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