Hamiltons' At First & Main
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp and Grits
shrimp poached in chardonnay and lemon with Woodson's Mill creamy grits, smoked Roma tomato confit, and fresh arugula
Grilled Beef Tenderloin
with parmesan Adirondack blue potato gratin, roasted broccoli, and a black garlic-Burgundy reduction
Virginia Ham Biscuits
buttermilk biscuits with Kite's country ham, pickled apples, arugula and Pommery mustard aioli (x2)
Really enjoyed our birthday celebration at Hamilton’s. It’s known for its seafood, but we had terrific beef and steak and would do so again.
Another wonderful meal at Hamiltons with excellent service, low noise and great ambiance . Celebrated Alexander Hamilton's Birthday (Jan. 11) one day late!
Hamilton’s is one of the top 5 restaurants in the Charlottesville area. My aged steak
was fantastic and my wife’s fried oyster salad was awesome!!
Always a solid choice for a great dining experience. The food is superb and the service is even better.
We chose this place for dinner based on online reviews and upon initially entering the restaurant started to second guess our decision - the menu was very limited. However, we were pleasantly surprised by the outstanding food - every dish we had was excellent and we will definitely be returning. We had an appetizer, (haloumi), main course and dessert with coffee - everything was exceptional and our waiter was perfectly attentive.
Overall, it was an outstanding experience and I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Excellent food. Lamb meatballs and Shrimp and Grits for me, and Ham Biscuits and Crab Cakes for my wife. Pot de Creme for dessert was great, but the Blood Orange Cheesecake needed a bit more flavor. Service was excellent as well.
Good was innovative and very good. They need to have more wine by the glass options
Our family went to Hamiltons for a Christmas Eve Eve dinner. Everyone had a great time! Great good, great service and reasonable prices!
Restaurant sanitized the table and the server was excellent
The soups (blue crab and corn bisque and tomato) were both excellent. Served hot and with full flavor. The entrees (trout and steak) were also excellent. Beef perfectly cooked with gratin potatoes and roasted carrots that were sweet and moist. We had excellent service and heartily recommend lunch at Hamiltons!
Has been a destination for many years!
Always recommend it to family and friends.
I had a reservation but we were going to be a few minutes late, so I called the restaurant and they were very gracious to hold our reservation. Once we arrived we were thoroughly impressed with the atmosphere and the menu. I highly recommend the blue crab and corn bisque!
Nice! We like Hamilton’s , good menu, great food.
Service excellent too.
Food was incredibly good! Service was impeccable. Hamilton’s was one of our best dining experiences ever!!!
The experience at Hamilton's was fantastic. The food was incredibly delicious and the staff were great. The atmosphere was quiet and relaxing, but that was in part to it being an early dinner.
I definitely would return if in Charlottesville again.
Great atmosphere and menu. Food was delicious but could have been hotter. Was only warm
As usual, an excellent dinner at Hamilton's. An added feature is the powerfully effective heaters they have added for cool weather outdoor dining
It was a little bit too noisy, but food and service were great as usual.
Enjoyed the whole experience from making the reservation to paying the bill. Great food at reasonable prices. We will go back.
Our favorite place to eat, always great food and service.
Great evening. Wonderful experience. Food was outstanding
The server may not have passed along our request for well done salmon. She scraped our plates inches from my face and then stacked them. It was completely unappetizing.
My first experience at Hamilton's far exceeded my expectations even though I've heard really great things about the restaurant. Our office went there for our Christmas lunch and everyone enjoyed their selections right down to the desserts! I had the pumpkin custard and it was phenomenal! Our waitress was delightful and accommodating. I can't wait to go back!
I met a client for a business lunch, the service and food was fantastic! It's not a super quiet restaurant, but worked for our meeting.
Very enjoyable dinner for a birthday celebration.
Good food and excellent staff. Overall fine dining experience
Wonderful restaurant that never disappoints! Only suggestion would be to get some acoustic tiles to place on the ceiling and perhaps a few walls. Sound bounces around a bit too much.
Everything was fantastic- great variety but not overwhelming menu. Our server was excellent. Good COSMOS, and nice wine menu. Can’t wait to go back.
This was our first time to Charlottesville and Hamilton's. We chose Hamilton's to celebrate our anniversary and were thoroughly pleased. The server was so friendly, and she provided us with excellent service! The food was excellent: the preparation, presentation and quality! We will definitely dine there the next time we are in town! Thank you for a wonderful evening!
Hamilton's is a great place for a special event or just a good meal after a stressful workday.
Server was outstanding. Always enjoy the vegetarian Blue Plate Special. Can be a little noisy but otherwise excellent.
We enjoy Hamiltons for the food, service, and ambience. It is one of our favorite restaurants in Charlottesville and we are never disappointed.
No longer serving bread with meal, and only bread option is to buy their ham biscuits. Maybe had to cut back due to rising costs associated with Covid, but it lessened the feel of being a top restaurant. Food itself was just fine.
Wonderful dinner, was a birthday dinner for my boyfriend and we were treated very well
Early dinner before football game and the restaurant was filled with guests doing the same thing. Efficient service by masked waiter.
Limited number of entrees plus a couple specials. Food was well prepared and promptly served.
Overall, a very nice experience. When in town we will definitely come again.
Enjoyed a leisurely lunch of the fried oyster salad. It was delicious with the fried oysters, greens, avocado, hard boiled egg, bacon & grape tomatoes. Employees are always pleasant & the food very good. Hamilton’s is my favorite when I am in Charlottesville!
Excellent service at Hamiltons during our most recent visit. Food quality is very good, simple comfort food. Ambiance is casual and cozy.
Our server was polished, knowledgeable, and timely.
Look forward to our next visit.
Outside seating with good service. Food was very good and good selection of drinks.
Made reservations quickly online and was seated promptly. The server was courteous and was attentive to our order. The food was delicious and the outside atmosphere was beautiful. Keep up the great work!
You can order delivery directly from Hamiltons' At First & Main using the Order Online button. Hamiltons' At First & Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 295-6649.
Hamiltons' At First & Main is rated 4.7 stars by 1542 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.