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Tastes of Spain, Mexico and South America infuse the menu at this chic bistro with tropical cocktails. The spacious outdoor patio is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.

Bashir’s Taverna

Bashir's features authentic Mediterranean cuisine made with the freshest ingredients available and no sugar, preservatives, additives, or MSG. Live music and belly dancing performances add to the welcoming atmosphere.


Relaxed member of a local mini-chain serving house-roasted coffee and baked goods amid local art.


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

Chaps Ice Cream

Finest premium quality ice cream, homemade donuts and grill service in a delightful 50's atmosphere.

Tastings of Charlottesville

Tastings is a fully integrated wine shop, wine bar, and restaurant, offering a large selection of wines by the glass or in flights for experimentation alongside cuisine crafted from local, all-natural, and sustainable ingredients.



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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New Dominion Bookshop

Serving Albemarle and Central Virginia since 1924, New Dominion Bookshop is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia. They are a general trade bookshop, with many selections in fiction, non-fiction, and children's books.


O'Suzannah features unique baby clothing, handmade jewelry, paper products, books, prints, and more. The displays are monochromatic, so you can move from blue to green to pink to orange and discover plenty of great gifts.

Oyster House Antiques

Oyster House Antiques imports and sells traditional antique Chinese furniture, hand picked by the owner and staff during buying trips to mainland China. The furniture is carefully restored and repaired by our own crew of experts.

Lynne Goldman Elements

Lynne Goldman Elements is the vision of artist Lynne Goldman, who curates jewels and objects from the most talented artists showing today.

J. Fenton Gifts

Inside this downtown boutique you'll find gifts for everyone, from books to clothing to jewelry and artisan pieces.

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.



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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