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Cocktail being poured over ice into a glass. - Cafe Frank, Charlottesville, VA

Cafe Frank

4.6
4.6
265 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French / American
  • Charming
  • Good for special occasions
  • Great for creative cocktails
Café Frank is a vibrant, intimate Franco-Italian restaurant and cocktail bar on Charlottesville's Historic Downtown Pedestrian Mall. We can't wait to serve you!


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 825-9496
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Gutierrez
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Cross street
    4th Street NE
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop 11015 on E Water St at 3rd St SE
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Restaurant Week - Summer 2024

    Jul 15 - Jul 21, 2024
    Join us as we participate in CVILLE Weekly's Summer Restaurant Week from July 15th to 21st! A portion of proceeds from every meal sold will go to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. We will be offering a three-course menu priced at $45 per person. Our standard a la carte dinner menu will not be available during this time. **We can generally accommodate all allergies and dietary restrictions as long as we know in advance, so please include that information in your reservation notes.
    Restaurant Week - Summer 2024 Photo

What 265 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charlottesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Charlottesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Charlottesville

    Romantic

  • Charlottesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Charlottesville

    Lively

  • Charlottesville

    Most Booked

265 Reviews
  1. Susie

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic, bartender was creative and fun and server was perfect combination of friendly, informative and letting us enjoy our meal. Very enjoyable dinner all around!

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  2. CathW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely dinner with friends at Café Frank. The service was excellent and the ambience is lovely. The cocktails are absolutely delicious and the food was quite good. The muscles while very tasty need a little bit more broth to accompany them. And the duck fee was strong but not Paris standards The brussels sprouts were some of the best we’ve tasted. And the Pomme Frite were a delicious addition!

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  3. MKoz

    New York City

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Dillon gave great service. Cassie always makes us feel welcome. The Misto appetizer was delicious as was the perfecly prepared Halibut.

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  4. Wren

    Washington DC

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was stretched. But it was a concert night and very busy Downton. And also 100 degrees outside and our server had tables inside and out. Given all that I can understand servers being overwhelmed. Food was great. Reasonably priced prix fixe menu - I had the Pompano which was delicious. Martini glasses oddly seem to get tinier each visit. But was mixed and presented well. Nice selection of wine by the glass.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This little european bistro on the Charlottesville Mall is a treat. Great decor and ambiance. Solid wine selection. Cassie provided exceptional service that was both knowledgeable and courteous. We each had appetizers, onion soup and halloumi cheese followed by the steak frites. Everything exceeded expectation.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food, tasty cocktails. Highly recommended.

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  7. PJ20

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service at Cafe Frank is outstanding. Dillon was our server and we will definitely request him if we get back for another visit. We had delicious cocktails, and then a fabulous meal. My only small complaint is that the music was a bit loud for our taste. Cafe Frank is a beautiful setting and experience! Highly recommend!!

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  8. Barnicello

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great dinner date with my wife last night at Cafe Frank. She had a margarita and I just a beer. I ordered the three course special: onion soup, lovely pompano, and coconut custard flan with strawberry sauce. We shared the nicely fried seafood platter and a green salad. Excellent service.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a small birthday dinner - sommelier and waiter were excellent, food was great (frito misto, lamb confit, scallops) and dessert and drinks were all very well done. Dillon made us feel very at home.

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  10. DeniceD

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner at Cafe Frank. The wait staff were well trained and professional. The bartender created very nice cocktails. It’s a small intimate restaurant. The food was expertly prepared and presented to our table. I recommend the bison Bolognese and duck confit dishes.

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FAQs

Cafe Frank is rated 4.6 stars by 265 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cafe Frank

317 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5233

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    4th Street NE
  • Neighborhood
    Charlottesville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus Stop 11015 on E Water St at 3rd St SE
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jay Gutierrez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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