TEMPO. Charlottesville, VA, USA. You might hear about the wild colorful decoration before the food, but I can assure your palate will delight in Tempo's cooking. A previous chef of Fleurie has made this restaurant one of the top culinary treats in Charlottesville. Napping on the large comfortable sofas are as tempting as the food itself. Try the beat salad and trout.
The Alley Light. Charlottesville, VA (USA). cool restaurant honoring it's namesake - to get in you have to go through an alley. However, once you open the door, a new world awaits. Outstanding cocktails and an excellent selection of classic French fare, all very tasty. Popular place and James Beard Nominee (2015), so do reserve in advance.
TAVOLA, Charlottesville, VA (USA). It's amazing how extraordinarily well you eat in Charlottesville, almost better than in San Francisco, and that's saying a lot. This is my favorite restaurant in the area. All their dishes are good.
OAKHART SOCIAL. Charlottesville (VA) USA. New American cuisine in the form of tapas. The location is excellent, as are the indoor and outdoor options. Food is exquisitely prepared without being snobby. Prices are on the expensive side, but the whole package - food, service, decor and location make up for the price. If its warm outside pick a table for dinner outdoors. A beer garden is coming soon upstairs.