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Good opton for hotel dining
We stayed at the Draftsman Autograph collection. I had breakfast (2 mornings) and supper (one evening). Staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast sandwich is awesome - very flavorful and a very nice portion. I had that twice and would have had it a...More ... read more
StephenN37 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 23, 2020
Feeling renewed after visiting ...
Feeling renewed after visiting the Renewal. The service was exceptional along with the excellent atmosphere, so food, and choice of drinks. Whether you're with your family or looking for a great place to go with friends, I highly recommend this establishment ... read more
Lukas T. via yelp.com - Mar 16, 2020
great place. great beer choices!
great place. great beer choices!
Brian Zambotti via facebook.com - Mar 7, 2020
Delicious, wonderful ambiance, and great service!
Delicious, wonderful ambiance, and great service!
Jamie Woodward via facebook.com - Mar 1, 2020
Y'all! This place is AMAZING! I ...
Y'all! This place is AMAZING! I actually was drawn to it from the pictures on here and not only was I not disappointed, I was blown away!!! I've lived in Dallas, TX for 20 years and I grew up in NJ near NYC.  I consider myself a foodie, especially when it comes to brunch. Our table had the Brussels w/ a side of eggs and bacon, the Fr ... read more
Jamie W. via yelp.com - Mar 1, 2020
Great food. Great service. But way too loud.
ChristopherB via opentable.com - Feb 29, 2020
Good food, good staff (sat at the ...
Good food, good staff (sat at the bar) -- friendly but not in your face; knowledgeable. Good beer selection, good cocktails, good food. Comfortable bar stools. What more can you want? Will return!
The C. via yelp.com - Feb 18, 2020
I ordered the pork chop entree which was delicious and surprised me with a spicy kick I didn't expect from an American restaurant. I also had the Alec Eiffel cocktail which was a vodka and grapefruit juice cocktail. The grapefruit note was very forward and brought excellent flavor to the drink.
Michael Chen via google.com - Feb 12, 2020
Food was delicious but service left something to be desired. We made a reservation for restaurant week but were rushed by staff even though the restaurant was basically empty for our 530 reservation. I wasn't finished with my steak when they brought out desserts awkwardly with not enough room on the two person table.
Casey Phillips via google.com - Feb 2, 2020
The food was amazing, our server was attentive and suggested a great wine to complement our meal. D
The food was amazing, our server was attentive and suggested a great wine to complement our meal. Definitely going back!!
Barbara Black via facebook.com - Feb 1, 2020
Went to Renewal for its restaurant week offering and was not disappointed. My friend and I shared two large starters, charred brussel sprouts and pork belly with cheesy grits, basil pesto and a poached egg, both delicious. Only downside was that the pork belly and grits was lukewarm instead of hot, which would have made it better. Ou ... read more
Reed Ramlow via google.com - Feb 1, 2020
Went to Renewal for its restaurant ...
Went to Renewal for its restaurant week offering and was not disappointed. My friend and I shared two large starters, charred brussel sprouts and pork belly with cheesy grits, basil pesto and a poached egg, both delicious. Only downside was that the pork belly and grits was lukewarm instead of hot, which would have made it better. Ou ... read more
Reed R. via yelp.com - Feb 1, 2020
Renewal good choice for a meal and drinks in C'ville
Went to Renewal for its restaurant week offering and was not disappointed. My friend and I shared two large starters, charred brussel sprouts and pork belly with cheesy grits, basil pesto and a poached egg, both delicious. Only downside was that the pork belly and...More ... read more
HighPlaneDrifter via tripadvisor.com - Feb 1, 2020
Went to Renewal for its restaurant week offering and was not disappointed. My friend and I shared two large starters, charred brussel sprouts and pork belly with cheesy grits, basil pesto and a poached egg, both delicious. Only downside was that the pork belly and grits was lukewarm instead of hot, which would have made it better. Ou ... read more
HighPlaneDrifter via opentable.com - Jan 30, 2020
Delicious, fresh food. Friendly service. Great for Restaurant Week! Would probably be nice for date night of girls night.
MollzF via opentable.com - Jan 28, 2020
Restaurant week pricing makes it a great deal. The food was excellent and I’m already craving it again. Comfort food with a modern twist, but so delicious!
KristopherJ via opentable.com - Jan 27, 2020
We went for restaurant week. The Brussels sprouts were so good I’ll be back to have moor. We had the fried green tomatoes, boneless pork chop and beyond meat brat, finishing with the flourless chocolate tort. All excellent. They sat us early even though they were not officially open for dinner yet. The drinks were the best.
CatherineN via opentable.com - Jan 27, 2020
I got the steak dish. It was good but the sauce was a little too spicy for me and it was drizzled on everything, even the fries. Next time I would ask for the sauce on the side.
GailS via opentable.com - Jan 25, 2020
Great service. Great prices. Very clean. Great food.
Samantha Fare via google.com - Jan 18, 2020
We had an amazing meal! The Shrimp and Grits was by far the best we have ever had. The cornbread was magnificent and the barbecue sandwich as well as the hush puppies did not disappoint. The lemon drop martini w/ sugar rim was very good, too. Great setting, friendly staff and hats off to the chef! We will dine here every time we visi ... read more
Susan Scarcella via google.com - Jan 17, 2020
I love this restaurant. They have ...
I love this restaurant. They have an incredible drink selection and the food is unique and delicious. Every single time I've visited this location I have been provided with great/efficient service. Also the manager, Jake Mooney, always checks in on us and makes sure our experience is perfect. Thank you Renewal for being one of my fav ... read more
Adam P. via yelp.com - Jan 15, 2020
We had a great meal great service thanks Brandon ... read more
BetteA via opentable.com - Jan 4, 2020
Renewal is an A1 restaurant. Solid ...
Renewal is an A1 restaurant. Solid food and a great ambiance. 10/10 would recommend. A lot of beer options but also a great place to bring the family. Plus the music gets me going ... read more
Frederick P. via yelp.com - Jan 1, 2020
Really good food and cocktails. They were not busy, lots of empty tables but seated us at a very small table next to a larger table with unruly children. Would have been 5 stars if they would have seated us in one of the empty booths that evening. Service was also a bit slow when it came to drinks.
HalleyM via opentable.com - Jan 1, 2020
Outstanding food and wonderful service
Outstanding food and wonderful service ... read more
Chad Bassett via facebook.com - Dec 30, 2019
I visited this restaurant at the end of November when my brother’s college band had a reunion conce
I visited this restaurant at the end of November when my brother’s college band had a reunion concert. The food was outstanding, and the service was fantastic!! Our server did an amazing job of checking in frequently to make sure everyone had what we needed, and she did not seem bothered by our large crowd. The space was perfect, and ... read more
Megan Elizabeth via facebook.com - Dec 30, 2019
I went here for brunch, the food was very good but the service was slow even though the restaurant wasn't busy.
Kate Fowler via google.com - Dec 29, 2019
We ate here on Xmas eve for lunch. We weren’t sure what to expect given it’s in a hotel. However the food was absolutely delicious. We shared a few of the appetizers and then had mains. The salmon was perfectly cooked. Anything fried was done really nicely - light and crispy. The gumbo was super flavorful. Highly recommend and wou ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2019
Great ambience and professional staff. This was my second Christmas day dinner at Renewal. It gets better every year. Food was great, and a lot of drinks option. Dessert is lagging behind the rest. More options, please. It almost felt like the dessert came from outside.
KaiD via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2019
The main buffet food was excellent, but the dessert buffet was did not seem to have the promised pumpkin bread pudding.
MamaLovely via opentable.com - Dec 25, 2019
Very nice. Office party do didnt have dinner service but would expect it to be very good.
Vicky Thompson via google.com - Dec 16, 2019
Delicious! I had the diablo burger, and the Brussels. All cooked perfectly!
Delicious! I had the diablo burger, and the Brussels. All cooked perfectly!
Nicole Marie via facebook.com - Dec 11, 2019
Went with friends and family, an ...
Went with friends and family, an awesome selection of brews with great food from the kitchen friendly staff they had a gentleman named Jake take care of us and everything went very smooth with him would highly recommend a visit.
Macen D. via yelp.com - Dec 8, 2019
Amazing atomosphere , unmatched ...
Amazing atomosphere , unmatched service and amazing food are just some of the reasons this restaurant has me coming back once a week not to mention the pork ribs and gumbo are addicting!!!!!
Michael F. via yelp.com - Dec 8, 2019
I had the most amazing brunch here ...
I had the most amazing brunch here yesterday. The food was fantastic- I got the bananas foster french toast and my friend got the fried chicken/gravy/grits breakfast with a side of biscuits. Mine could not have been more delicious and my friends was fabulous and I wanted to eat all of that one too.   Our drinks were SO good with incr ... read more
Stacey C. via yelp.com - Dec 7, 2019
Great food and atmosphere, killer Fries - add the bacon and house made pimento cheese! Friendly staff on of my favorite places to go.
David Barker via google.com - Dec 4, 2019
I would have been more pleased with my experience if the restaurant had not altered their menu for game day... The normal menu is much more preferable.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Nov 29, 2019
Went for Thanksgiving buffet. Since most of the meal was self serve I was expecting better service. Most of the waiters and waitresses were standing near our table chatting while our drinks went empty and dirty plates piled up. Our waiter was friendly and nice but didn’t seem to understand that plates should be taken when empty. The ... read more
Cinna via opentable.com - Nov 28, 2019
Went here for my birthday brunch ...
Went here for my birthday brunch and the hostess and server were nothing but nice and gracious. The food one was good, but could be more flavorful. I got the biscuit, eggs, bacon, and home potatoes. I give it five stars still because the server was so great! Will be back again!
Terry M. via yelp.com - Nov 12, 2019
Amazing wings!! Their dry rub was fantastic. The owner is very down to earth and cares about quality, atmosphere, and customer experience. Fantastic restaurant and will come back here if I’m ever in Charlottesville again.
Munif Saza via google.com - Nov 4, 2019
Excellent breakfast!!!
Thomas Owens via google.com - Nov 4, 2019
The food was excellent, especially the pork sandwich. Great casual/nice place.
TraceyW via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2019
Have been here a couple of more ...
Have been here a couple of more times and the service is still great. For the price and quality of food, I think this is 4 star. Great brunch spot. There are better spots for dinner.
Ana D. via yelp.com - Nov 1, 2019
A delicious meal! Came here with ...
A delicious meal! Came here with a large party for food and drinks. We started with the fries and jerk wings. The jerk wings didn't have a kick (they really weren't jerk at all), but they were some solid wings. Their French fries were perfectly crispy.

I ordered and enjoyed the renewal burger, which comes with smoked Gouda and
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Morolake T. via yelp.com - Oct 27, 2019
First time in Charlottesville and ...
First time in Charlottesville and found this place through yelp. The food was soo good! It was a Sunday night so there was no wait/ place was pretty empty. Waitress was nice & service was pretty quick. We didn't get alcohol but the selection of beers/wine was pretty large. Cornbread appetizer was good, burger w/ fries was tasty and s ... read more
Erika P. via yelp.com - Oct 20, 2019
Food was Excellent! Busy Saturday night so service was slow. They need more help, but everyone was friendly. Rather loud. Large screen TVs available for spring events. Best feature: food with wonderful flavors ... read more
VickieS via opentable.com - Oct 19, 2019
I'm torn between 4 and 3 stars ...
I'm torn between 4 and 3 stars.  The fried okra "fries" were the best appetizer we tried, but the serving size was small.  The crispy brussel sprouts we're good, but the French fries were disappointing- soggy with uninteresting dipping sauce. Of the entrees, my favorite was the blackened shrimp poboy. The baguette was nice and crispy ... read more
Sharyn L. via yelp.com - Sep 15, 2019
*** UPDATE*** I didn’t contact Aaron since I didn’t see his message until this morning. Yesterday I decided to give them another chance and met a colleague for lunch. Brandon our waiter was phenomenal, very attentive and polite. I had the Diablo burger and my guest had the shrimp poboy and both were amazing. Got back late from work s ... read more
Dee Po via google.com - Sep 4, 2019
Amazing food & great service! Wish I could remember nice young man's name that waited on us. I know he's JMU student and from the area...
R Skelton via google.com - Sep 4, 2019
So we stopped here for a few drinks. The beer selection was great. Lots of local brews. All micro brews on tap. We were able to sample multiple beers at a fair price.
Jason Prather via google.com - Sep 4, 2019
Attractive interior, nice location & great service. The menu, gluten free , dessert & drink options were terrific. They created a fun “mock tail” for my daughter. The server was wonderful. We loved this place!
Windycitygal via opentable.com - Sep 2, 2019
The food and atmosphere were great. There was a bit of a mixup with our bill as our waitress told us that there were 2 different prices, the cheaper one if we were staying at the hotel. That ended up not being true, she just forgot to add our dessert and coffee to the original bill. We had to discuss it with the manager and it was al ... read more
jahd via opentable.com - Sep 2, 2019
Cool, modern atmosphere on the UVA Medical Campus. Service was excellent as was beverages and food. We shared an appetizer of Pimento Cheese with Tomato Jam with Sourdough bread that was excellent. I had the Crunchy Gentleman with a side salad. Everything was fresh and well presented. Only reason I did not give them 5 stars is becaus ... read more
AllisonB via opentable.com - Aug 21, 2019
The food and service were good. We sat outside and wouldn't recommend it, the street noise and flies and the local drunk made it not so great.
GeneM via opentable.com - Aug 9, 2019
Nice ... read more
LaQuinn Gilmore via google.com - Aug 4, 2019
A good experience ... read more
PamelaN via opentable.com - Jul 28, 2019
Very nice meal at a place that is nice but not overly formal. Enjoyed a perfect burger . Don't miss the brussel spouts - they are amazing. Also recommend the delicious butterscotch budino for dessert - delicious!
JaneJ via opentable.com - Jul 22, 2019
Another wonderful breakfast today! ...
Another wonderful breakfast today!  I ordered the Cajun omelette and a side of fruits full of antioxidant rich berries, and my friend had the healthy avocado toast with  fresh arugula and 2 poached eggs.  Our waiter was very friendly and kept us informed of a slight delay in our breakfast order due to a big breakfast catering order, ... read more
Annie L. via yelp.com - Jul 19, 2019
The decor and the brunch was very good!
The decor and the brunch was very good!
Mark A Hendrix via facebook.com - Jul 14, 2019
Good beer & spirits selection
Can't comment on the food, as we only stopped for a drink, but the drinks were very good...nice beer selection, including some that you could self-pour (sample a little or a lot of a few different varieties).
BLtrvl via tripadvisor.com - Jul 14, 2019
Great food and service on Main Street! The menu changes with seasons. Brussels are a staple and are
Great food and service on Main Street! The menu changes with seasons. Brussels are a staple and are undeniably the best, as is the signature Renewal Burger, Salmon, grilled shrimp, gumbo and one of my favorites the grilled Pork Chop. I am a fan! Their Craft cocktails are unique and refreshing. My favorite is the Alec Eiffel.
Patty Myers via facebook.com - Jul 14, 2019
Great atmosphere and coffee ... read more
Randy Caley via google.com - Jul 4, 2019
We were staying at the hotel and decided to check out Renewal for lunch yesterday. 3 out of the 4 in my party ordered Burgers. My 13 year old said that it was the best Burger she had ever had! Which is a good compliment coming from her! My wife and I also thought it was one of the best Burgers we have had a well. I ordered the d ... read more
Troy Gibbs via google.com - Jul 4, 2019
Great concept and super friendly ...
Great concept and super friendly staff.  The portions are overly generous which did lead to some wasted food.  I will be back ... read more
Mike M. via yelp.com - Jun 24, 2019
Food was really good! A little ...
Food was really good! A little overpriced for the value and was concerning that the restaurant was completely empty during the most popular brunch time on a Saturday. Overall I would definitely go back if I'm in town.
Amy W. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2019
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