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Intimate eatery offering upscale, modern French cuisine with à la carte and tasting menus.

Monsoon Siam

Noodles, curries and other Thai specialties served in a cozy bistro and bar with a dining patio.

Java Java Cafe

Warm, homey coffee shop serving organic coffee, breakfast and lunch. Check out the local art.

Christian’s Pizza

A friendly, lively atmosphere combined with delicious, fresh pizza available whole or by the slice. Choose from the standard pepperoni or cheese for the little ones and specialty slices like artichoke and pesto for the adults.


Rapture’s cuisine not only features local ingredients, but local flavor as well. The cuisine of Virginia is infused with haute cuisine to create creole, soul, and low country gourmet dishes. And of course there’s R2, the chic Dance Club.

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

Get a bird's eye view of downtown as you lounge in this stylish venue boasting New American fare with Latin accents, craft cocktails and a busy rooftop bar.



From yoga classes to invigorating spa treatments to a fresh cut at the barber shop, Downtown Charlottesville has you covered. Explore all the wellness options the area has to offer.

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Alakazam Toys

Alakazam is an independent toy store, established in 2005, featuring the most meaningful and lighthearted toys. Tons of fun and unique things to see and explore.

Quattro Tizi

Quattro Tizi brings a curated selection of upscale, urban contemporary men's fashion to Downtown Charlottesville. Featured brands include Vince, Corridor NYC, Rag & Bone and more.

Blue Whale Books

Blue Whale Books is a used and rare bookstore capable of accommodating both the scholarly and the curious.

Derriere de Soie

Women's lingerie boutique offering fitted bras in a wide range of styles, plus lingerie and loungewear. Bra fit services are always complimentary, and sizes ranging from 30B–44H are routinely stocked, with a continuously rotating selection.

Sidetracks Music

Purveyor of fine audio recordings and stereo equipment. New and used CDs, vinyl, and DVDs. New releases weekly, special and pre orders always available.


Cville Arts Cooperative Gallery is home to more than 50 artist members from across central Virginia, providing area residents and visitors with the opportunity to view and purchase art and crafts by contemporary Virginia artists year-round.



Sometimes when you're shopping downtown it's for a new home, a financial product, event venue, or someplace for the in-laws to stay. Downtown is full of professionals who can help you with these and many other tasks.

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