Welcome to Our Restaurant in Downtown Charlottesville
Welcome to Our Restaurant in Downtown Charlottesville

From its humble beginnings as a railroad bunkhouse the C&O Restaurant has grown to a fully engaged fine dining experience which delights its guests with six unique dining opportunities hosted by a staff of enthusiast craftspeople.


“The least prepossessing fine dining restaurant in America”

- the Washington Post

Weddings and Event Catering
Weddings and Event Catering

The most experienced wedding caterers Charlottesville has to offer, we have helped couples happily down the aisle since 1976. We welcome an opportunity to sit with you to help plan your wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, bridal luncheons, and post-wedding brunches.

We are well suited to help with all aspects of matrimonial protocol including music, hotels, transportation, and accommodations in addition to catering in Charlottesville and surrounding areas. We are also the proprietors of Fiddlehead Rentals, where discounts are offered to our catering clients.

Events at the C&O
Events at the C&O

As a premier caterer in Charlottesville, the C&O will make your special day truly a memorable occasions. You have your choice of a wide range of hospitality options ranging from stand-up cocktail parties to seated formal dinners. Through our unique position as a full-service restaurant, we offer you assistance creating virtually any sort of event you have in mind.

If you are ready to get started planning your event please contact us to tailor a menu that best reflects your sense of style and hospitality.



For more than three decades, C&O has stood out from other restaurants in Charlottesville, VA as it enjoyed lavish praise from many of the nation’s most impressive food critics. Delicious food, an enthusiastic staff; the tireless crew work together to create a delicious, multi-faceted restaurant. The rich dining and local specialties are well suited for the casual walk-in diner, lavish wedding receptions and fully functional business meetings or dinners. The C&O includes six distinct areas for dining with a casual elegance that is distinctive among Charlottesville restaurants. Local farmers, cheese makers, vintners and ranchers provide specialty items thanks to a close relationship cultivated by the staff of the C&O. Dining at the C&O is an experience other restaurants in Charlottesville, VA simply can’t replicate.

About C&O

The C&O has maintained the highest standards of quality and intimacy throughout its expansion, and continues to reap accolades for its menu, wine list, and service.

.... a little more about C&O Restaurant

for Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.

The C&O Restaurant is one of the premiere caterers in central Virginia. The C&O frequently host events at the University of Virginia, local vineyards, wedding venues and private homes. We offer full service catering for all occasions. From intimate gatherings to large receptions, weddings and galas events involving hundreds of guests, we welcome the opportunity of helping you host an outstanding and memorable event. (Catering with the C&O)

Weddings are at the cornerstone of C&O Catering. We are truly wedding specialists. If you’re interested in learning more about how we might help create a special day for you, call or fill out our online inquiry form.(C&O Private Events / Wedding Planner Form)

Private events are hosted in our Gallery and Upstairs dining rooms to ensure you are able to enjoy the wonderful ambiance and experience without interruption. Whether you’re looking for caterers focusing on University of Virginia groups or for a small intimate family dinner, you can rest assured that your event will be one to remember. (Private Events at the C&O)

Restaurant Hours

Sunday-Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00pm
Late Night
Sunday - Thursday 10:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday & Saturday 11:00 pm - 1:00 am
C&O Restaurant Catering, Best Wedding Caterers in Richmond - 2015 Couple's Choice Award Winner