Visitors’ Guide for Employers

Visitors’ Guide for Employers

Places to Stay
Restaurants and Event Spaces
Quick Bites 

Places to Stay: Deluxe Accommodations

Boar's Head Inn
(434) 296-2181
200 Ednam Rd.

Boar’s Head is a resort offering dining, a sports club, tennis, golf, a luxury spa and children’s programs. The Boar's Head is owned and operated by the University of Virginia Foundation.

Clifton Inn

(434) 971-1800
1296 Clifton Inn Drive 

Country inn with the comfort and amenities of a luxury hotel. Award-winning restaurant.

Dinsmore House Inn

(434) 974-4663
1211 West Main Street 

Bed and breakfast in town.

Graduate Charlottesville

(434) 295-4333
1309 W. Main Street 

Trendy boutique hotel located across the street from the University of Virginia’s undergraduate campus. Features a lobby coffee shop and rooftop restaurant and bar.

Keswick Hall at Monticello
(434) 979-3440
Rt 250 East to Rt 22 East, 1.5 miles on right 

Country house hotel with casual and fine dining restaurants, Arnold Palmer signature golf course, indoor/outdoor pool, spa, fitness facilities, tennis, massage.

Oakhurst Inn
(434) 872-0100
122 Oakhurst Circle

A boutique hotel located in the geographic heart of Charlottesville. The Oakhurst Inn offers a reduced recruiter rate of $159 Sunday-Thursday (recruiters can call to ask for this or can book online using the promotional code "Recruiter"). With advance notice, the inn will also provide shuttle service to any on-grounds interview/meeting site.

Omni Hotel Charlottesville 
(434) 971-5500
212 Ridge McIntire Rd.

Adjacent to the Downtown Mall. Indoor/outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym, restaurants and lounge. Meeting and banquet rooms available.

Silver Thatch Inn
(434) 978-4686
3001 Hollymead Dr. 
Rt. 29 N (about 5 miles)

Historic bed and breakfast inn. English pub and popular restaurant on site, open for dinner banquets, Wed-Sun. 

South Street Inn
(434) 979-0200
200 South Street 

"A Classic Southern Inn," furnished with antiques, located in the downtown historic district. 

More Options Within Three Miles of the Law School

Restaurants and Event Spaces

This section includes information on area restaurants, event spaces and takeout spots that are popular with visiting employers and the Law School community. Restaurants and venues marked with an asterisk (*) are known to have hosted receptions for law firms in the past.

The Alley Light*
(434) 296-5003
108 2nd St. SW

Tucked away on a side street of the Downtown Mall, this speakeasy-inspired restaurant offers classic French shared plates and craft cocktails. 

Bang!* Faculty Favorite
(434) 984-BANG (2264)
213 Second Street

Fusion tapas and an extensive variety of specialty martinis.

Boar's Head Inn*
(434) 296-2181
200 Ednam Drive (off 250 West)

Old Mill Room: Reservations recommended. Call 972-2230 or online.
Bistro 1834 open daily for lunch and dinner. The bar is open late. 

C & O *
(434) 971-7044
515 E. Water Street (under the Pepsi sign) 

Upscale French/American food in a casual atmosphere. Reservations accepted but not necessary.

Citizen Burger Bar 
(434) 979-9944
212 E Main St.

Offers build-your-own grass-fed burgers and craft beers. Their bar features a wall of flat-screen TVs and is a popular spot to watch a game. 

Clifton Inn* Student Favorite
(434) 971-1800, 888-971-1800 
1296 Clifton Inn Drive 

Both a historic southern inn and restaurant. The culinary team offers a collection of dishes for guests to create their own Charlottesville fine-dining experience. The restaurant is open seven days a week for dinner.


Common House*
206 W. Market St.

A contemporary social club and event space, offering hip decor, stylish, ingredient-driven cuisine, and rooftop terrace views of the city and mountains.  Events may be booked by both members and non-members.

Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar* Student Favorite
(434) 202-7728
Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, one block from the Pavilion.
422 East Main Street

Simple, elegant dining with a separate rooftop bar. 

Downtown Grille
(434) 817-7080
201 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall) 

Steak and seafood.

The Fitzroy* 
(434) 295-1223
120 E Main St. 

Downtown kitchen and bar offering craft cocktails and updates of comforting American classics. 

Fleurie* Faculty Favorite
(434) 971-7800
108 Third Street NE (side street off the Downtown Mall) 

Modern French.

Hamiltons' Faculty Favorite
(434) 295-6649
101 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall)

Gourmet American dishes with trendy ingredients. 

Hardywood Pilot Brewery & Taproom 
(804) 420-2420
1000 W. Main St. 

Craft brewery and taproom featuring 16 draft lines that rotate seasonal, flagship, and small batch beers along with local kombucha and nitro coffee. 

Heirloom (at the Graduate Charlottesville Hotel)
(434) 295-4333
1309 W Main St.

Rooftop bar and restaurant featuring views of the Southwest Mountains and the University of Virginia’s undergraduate campus. 

The Ivy Inn
(434) 977-1222
2244 Old Ivy Road (1 mile west of UVA)  

In an 18th-century tollhouse. Catering available.

Keswick Hall*
(434) 979-3440
701 Club Drive (Keswick)

Country house hotel at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains that offers both casual and fine-dining restaurants. Jazz nights.

The Local* Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite
(434) 984-9749
824 Hinton Avenue

Contemporary American cuisine sourced from area farms. Offers several dining and event spaces. Catering also available. 

Mas* Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite
(434) 979-0990
904 Monticello Road  

Spanish tapas. Traditional Spanish food and wines by the glass. No reservations outside of private functions. 

Maya* Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite
(434) 979-6292
633 W. Main Street

An upscale restaurant featuring southern favorites like fried green tomatoes and catfish. Features a $12 Tuesdays menu. 

Old Metropolitan Hall
(434) 260-7144
101 E. Main Street

Beautifully restored historic event venue on the Downtown Mall. Works with Charlottesville caterers and other event vendors to host seated dinners or standing cocktail parties. 

Oakhart Social
(434) 995-5449
511 W. Main Street

Wood-fired eclectic American food for sharing.

Orzo Kitchen and Wine Bar
(434) 975-6796
416 W. Main Street (in Main Street Market)

Mediterranean-inspired menu and extensive wine list.

Public Fish & Oyster
(434) 995-5542
513 W. Main Street

Open for dinner and Sunday brunch.

Red Pump Kitchen
(434) 202-6040 
401 E. Main Street  

Mediterranean, Tuscan and Italian cuisine. 

Sedona Taphouse
(434) 296-2337
1035 Milmont Street  

Variety of food and beer, with over 500 craft brews on tap. Very short drive from the Law School. 

The Shebeen Student Favorite
(434) 296-3185
247 Ridge McIntire Rd.

South African cuisine. 

South Street Brewery* Student Favorite
(434) 293-6550
106 South Street (near the Water Street parking garage)

Microbrewery, home of a number of award-winning brews. Offers contemporary regional cuisine. 

The Space Downtown
(434) 284-1181
210 Water Street W.

Fully-equipped private dining facility located just off the Downtown Mall. Specializes in private parties and corporate events. 

(434) 293-3663 and (434) 971-9463
502 E. Market Street (just off Downtown Mall, near the Market Street parking garage) 

Wine shop and restaurant. Many seafood and poultry dishes, such as lobster bisque and grilled duck salad. Reservations recommended.

Tavola Faculty Favorite Student Favorite
(434) 972-9463
826 Hinton Avenue (Belmont) 

Intimate rustic Italian dining emphasizing creative, local and seasonal foods. Separate cocktail lounge and antipasti bar. No reservations outside of special events.

Ten Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite
(434) 295-6691
120B E. Main Street

Modern, upscale Japanese dining. 

Three Notch’d Brewing Company*
(434) 293-0610
946 Grady Avenue 

Craft brewery and taproom offering a wide selection of beer on tap. 

Whiskey Jar*
(434) 202-1549
227 W. Main Street 

Traditional Virginia Piedmont cuisine focusing on dishes "our great-grandmothers would be familiar with." 

Zocalo* Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite 
(434) 977-4944
201 E. Main Street, in Central Place (Downtown Mall) 

Spanish and Latin-inspired dishes. Large outdoor patio.

Quick Bites

Bellair Market Student Favorite
2401 Old Ivy Road (in the Exxon station)

Gourmet sandwiches, salads, and hot entreés. Some seating, but mostly takeout. 

Bodo's Bagel Bakery Student Favorite
1418 Emmet Street 
505 Preston Avenue 
1609 University Avenue (The Corner)  

Take out or eat in; be prepared to stand in line (although it typically moves quickly). All kinds of bagels, cream cheese flavors, sandwiches, salads and soups. 

Christian's Pizzeria Student Favorite
118 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall)
100 14th Street (The Corner)
1880 Abbey Road (Pantops) 

Whole or by the slice. Toppings include pesto, artichokes, avocado, tortellini, and BBQ chicken. Carry out available — call ahead. 

Feast! Faculty Favorite  Student Favorite
416 W. Main Street (Main Street Market) 

Sandwiches and a market with items like fresh produce, olives, and meats. Parking off of 5th Street and behind Station restaurant. 

Hot Cakes
1137 Emmet Street (Barracks Road Shopping Center) 

A changing selection of gourmet main dishes, salads and desserts. Eat in or take out. Catering available. 

Ivy Provisions
(434) 202-1308
2206 Ivy Rd.

Local delicatessen that serves delicious, fresh grab-and-go breakfasts, sandwiches, coffee, and wine. 

Littlejohn's Student Favorite
1427 University Avenue (The Corner)
(434) 977-1680 

New York-style deli. All kinds of sandwiches, served with chips and a pickle. Also muffins, salads, soup and cookies. Eat in or take out. Catering available. 

Marco and Luca’s Noodle Shop Faculty Favorite
112 W. Main Street (Downtown Mall) 
107 Elliewood Avenue (The Corner) 

Dumplings, noodle dishes, hot buns and soups. 

Revolutionary Soup Faculty Favorite (Note that the website lists all the soups they make, but not necessarily what’s available on a given day.)
104 14th Street NW

Soups made daily, sandwiches and salads. 

Roots Natural Kitchen 
(434) 529-6229
1329 W. Main St. (The Corner)

Cozy, counter-service restaurant offering delicious, heathy build-your-own bowls and salads. Be prepared to stand in line (although it typically moves very quickly).

Take It Away 
115 Elliewood Avenue (The Corner) 

Eat in or take out. Deli sandwiches, salads, fresh breads, micro-brew beers. Parking for the lot next door is validated.  

The Virginian Student Favorite
1521 University Avenue (The Corner) 

Burgers, sandwiches, and entrees like spinach and artichoke pasta and chicken with baked apples.


A and A Limousine, LLC
677 Berkmar Court 

(434) 975-5466 

A Goff Airport Shuttle Transportation
Reservations/Charlottesville Airport: (434) 975-8267

Camryn Executive Transportation and Limousine
(434) 990-9070


You can find taxis waiting to meet nearly every flight at the Charlottesville Airport, though you may have trouble late at night. A list of taxis with airport permits is available at

Anytime Taxi
(434) 977-5522

Yellow Cab of Charlottesville
(434) 295-4131
1515 6th Street SE

Uber and Lyft operate in Charlottesville, but ride availability may be limited depending on time/location.