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The Local Restaurant and Catering

Charlottesville , VA
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LOCATION

824 Hinton Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22902 US (map)

PHONE

434-984-9749

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ABOUT US

The Local’s Genesis:

The Local was started in March 2008 to provide a venue to showcase the abundant supply of small farmers, artisan cheese makers, breweries, distilleries... Read more
The Local’s Genesis:

The Local was started in March 2008 to provide a venue to showcase the abundant supply of small farmers, artisan cheese makers, breweries, distilleries and award winning vineyards located in Charlottesville and the surrounding area. We are truly blessed to have such a wide variety of agriculture readily accessible and a local population so willing to support the local food movement. in addition, we strive to support local craftsman, and much of what you see in the restaurant is fabricated locally. check below for details.



History of the Building:

The building was built circa 1912, and was originally a shoe repair shop with a small apartment upstairs for the proprietor. It served the new Belmont development which was subdivided in 1890 from a large farm to pay off debts incurred by the deceased owner Robert Slaughter. The farm house manager’s house sits directly across from the back deck and is the white brick house. Over the years the building has served many businesses ranging from a church, general store, furniture store, motorcycle shop, pool hall and finally a photography studio. The upstairs has always served as an apartment until it was renovated for the restaurant. If you look at the floor carefully you can still see the lines where walls once divided the room into a bedroom, living room, and kitchen.



Catering:

The Local has approximately two thousand square feet of dining space upstairs and can comfortably serve sixty inside for seated dinners and up to one hundred and fifty utilizing the outdoor space. The Local is constantly growing and has recently expanded our services to where we can now provide off-site food and beverage catering. Our sensational menu is full of locally grown and cultivated products that would be perfect for your next event, including weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate luncheons, holiday parties, etc. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, Cajun, Creole, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Southern, Southwestern
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
300

REVIEWS

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Alexis
Wedding:
11/29/2014
4.8/5.0
The Local was the perfect caterer for our wedding! Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. They were very flexible and were able to meet our needs. A few suggestions for future couples, I asked the Local to have some appetizers saved for me and my husband since we were taking photos during cocktail hour. Courtney met us as we arrived at our reception with a huge plate of appetizers for us (including the DELICIOUS shrimp). They also made our dinner plates for us so we made sure to have time to eat. Courtney was also willing to be lenient on some of the pricing (we had a few guests who were pregnant so we asked for their alcohol price to be lowered). Courtney also had great ideas for our "his" and "hers" drink. Overall, we were incredibly happy with this vendor and would recommend them to anyone for their wedding!
The Local was the perfect caterer for our wedding! Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. They were Read more...
The Local was the perfect caterer for our wedding! Our guests are still talking about how good the food was. They were very flexible and were able to meet our needs. A few suggestions for future couples, I asked the Local to have some appetizers saved for me and my husband since we were taking photos during cocktail hour. Courtney met us as we arrived at our reception with a huge plate of appetizers for us (including the DELICIOUS shrimp). They also made our dinner plates for us so we made sure to have time to eat. Courtney was also willing to be lenient on some of the pricing (we had a few guests who were pregnant so we asked for their alcohol price to be lowered). Courtney also had great ideas for our "his" and "hers" drink. Overall, we were incredibly happy with this vendor and would recommend them to anyone for their wedding! Read less
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Skylor
Wedding:
11/29/2014
4.8/5.0
The Local was amazing! Everyone loved the food, and we couldn't have been happier. Courtney was great! We would recommend them to anyone!
The Local was amazing! Everyone loved the food, and we couldn't have been happier. Courtney was great! We would recommend Read more...
The Local was amazing! Everyone loved the food, and we couldn't have been happier. Courtney was great! We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Shon
Wedding:
11/22/2014
4.7/5.0
Courtney at The Local coordinated the catering and day of schedule for my daughter's wedding. We loved the food provided by The Local and Courtney's services were far more than "day of" coordination. She helped me solve many problems and made sure the rehearsal, ceremony and reception went smoothly and without any problems. The Local staff were very helpful and friendly and exceptionally professional. We were very pleased with all their work and the cost was quite reasonable. We couldn't have been happier and were delighted with a beautiful wedding day.
Courtney at The Local coordinated the catering and day of schedule for my daughter's wedding. We loved the food provided Read more...
Courtney at The Local coordinated the catering and day of schedule for my daughter's wedding. We loved the food provided by The Local and Courtney's services were far more than "day of" coordination. She helped me solve many problems and made sure the rehearsal, ceremony and reception went smoothly and without any problems. The Local staff were very helpful and friendly and exceptionally professional. We were very pleased with all their work and the cost was quite reasonable. We couldn't have been happier and were delighted with a beautiful wedding day. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
We used The Local for our catering and day-of coordination. I can't say enough wonderful things about them! They created and entirely gluten-free menu for me, created custom desserts, and coordinated a special craft beer on draft for the groom. The food was delicious and each tasting made us feel like fancy, high-rollers. Courtney did our day-of coordination, but worked with us throughout the process, going to choose linens and flowers and walk through the venue with us. She was exceptional. The Local has a more rustic feel, which I was worried would take over the feel of the reception, but they easily tweaked their set up so it was more elegant. The food was much tastier than some of fancier places we tried, too. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation.
We used The Local for our catering and day-of coordination. I can't say enough wonderful things about them! They created Read more...
We used The Local for our catering and day-of coordination. I can't say enough wonderful things about them! They created and entirely gluten-free menu for me, created custom desserts, and coordinated a special craft beer on draft for the groom. The food was delicious and each tasting made us feel like fancy, high-rollers. Courtney did our day-of coordination, but worked with us throughout the process, going to choose linens and flowers and walk through the venue with us. She was exceptional. The Local has a more rustic feel, which I was worried would take over the feel of the reception, but they easily tweaked their set up so it was more elegant. The food was much tastier than some of fancier places we tried, too. I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Amber
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
We got soooo many compliments about how this was the best wedding food they had ever had! It was absolutely amazing. I used their day of coordinator as well and she was fantastic! She took care of literally everything on the day of our wedding. A problem arose and she did everything she could to fix it. I did not have to worry about a thing. And again, can't say enough about how awesome the food is. I want more thinking about it right now.
We got soooo many compliments about how this was the best wedding food they had ever had! It was absolutely amazing. I Read more...
We got soooo many compliments about how this was the best wedding food they had ever had! It was absolutely amazing. I used their day of coordinator as well and she was fantastic! She took care of literally everything on the day of our wedding. A problem arose and she did everything she could to fix it. I did not have to worry about a thing. And again, can't say enough about how awesome the food is. I want more thinking about it right now. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Karen
Wedding:
10/18/2014
4.9/5.0
I can't thank Courtney and Helen for making our daughters wedding such an amazing event!

When our daughter got engaged Oct. 2013 and with the difficulties of putting together a wedding long distance, I live in Mexico and our daughter lives in Baltimore, we proceeded quickly to lock in our decisions of vendors. Having lived in Charlottesville for years before, we knew of the great food and reputation of the Local. Our daughter wanted a barn wedding that was also formal. We choose the beautiful setting/barn at Rounton Farms in Orange, VA about a 45min drive from the Local. The southern fare the Local offered was a perfect fit.

Courtney was great from the beginning, having not worked a wedding or event at Rounton before, she was more than happy to take the time and go visit w us to check out the venue. She made great suggestions from the beginning and she recommended MS Events, ( Linda
Winkler) for the rental company. Because they worked together regularly it was easy and a pleasure to coordinate and plan with them. One deposit w the Local secured the rental contract and made for easy billing and coordination. Of course, there were changes as we got closer to the date and the numbers for guests changed etc. and they both were very willing to work w the changes and never made me feel bad about doing so.

When we were within the 3wk before zone, Courtney introduced me to Helen as the "day of" manager. You could not ask for a sweeter person to work with. She made me feel no matter what ?'s I had or requests I made seem like "no problem", including a 48hr before subtraction and addition to the rental table setting needs.
Helen and her staff performed professionally and pleasantly during the night of the wedding.
The food and service were great and the evening was a huge success. They worked well with
Rounton's staff and the florist making the final touches possible.

We couldn't have been happier with our experience.
I can't thank Courtney and Helen for making our daughters wedding such an amazing event!

When our daughter got Read more...
I can't thank Courtney and Helen for making our daughters wedding such an amazing event!

When our daughter got engaged Oct. 2013 and with the difficulties of putting together a wedding long distance, I live in Mexico and our daughter lives in Baltimore, we proceeded quickly to lock in our decisions of vendors. Having lived in Charlottesville for years before, we knew of the great food and reputation of the Local. Our daughter wanted a barn wedding that was also formal. We choose the beautiful setting/barn at Rounton Farms in Orange, VA about a 45min drive from the Local. The southern fare the Local offered was a perfect fit.

Courtney was great from the beginning, having not worked a wedding or event at Rounton before, she was more than happy to take the time and go visit w us to check out the venue. She made great suggestions from the beginning and she recommended MS Events, ( Linda
Winkler) for the rental company. Because they worked together regularly it was easy and a pleasure to coordinate and plan with them. One deposit w the Local secured the rental contract and made for easy billing and coordination. Of course, there were changes as we got closer to the date and the numbers for guests changed etc. and they both were very willing to work w the changes and never made me feel bad about doing so.

When we were within the 3wk before zone, Courtney introduced me to Helen as the "day of" manager. You could not ask for a sweeter person to work with. She made me feel no matter what ?'s I had or requests I made seem like "no problem", including a 48hr before subtraction and addition to the rental table setting needs.
Helen and her staff performed professionally and pleasantly during the night of the wedding.
The food and service were great and the evening was a huge success. They worked well with
Rounton's staff and the florist making the final touches possible.

We couldn't have been happier with our experience. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Thank you Courtney and Helen for a wonderful experience and delicious food you provided us for our wedding. They worked so hard with my now husband and I for many months leading up to the wedding and were flexible to make changes to the menu as we came closer to the wedding date. Since I didn't have time to eat I am relying on the wonderful reports from our guests who raved about the food, especially the crispy shrimp (of course !).

The Local was a favorite of me and my husband when we first met in Charlottesville; which made our decision very easy when it came to choosing a caterer.
Thank you Courtney and Helen for a wonderful experience and delicious food you provided us for our wedding. They worked so Read more...
Thank you Courtney and Helen for a wonderful experience and delicious food you provided us for our wedding. They worked so hard with my now husband and I for many months leading up to the wedding and were flexible to make changes to the menu as we came closer to the wedding date. Since I didn't have time to eat I am relying on the wonderful reports from our guests who raved about the food, especially the crispy shrimp (of course !).

The Local was a favorite of me and my husband when we first met in Charlottesville; which made our decision very easy when it came to choosing a caterer. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jeff and Barbara
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.8/5.0
We used The Local for Rehearsal Dinner for 58 and a catered Sunday Brunch for 87.

Courtney and her staff are a pleasure to work with on these type of events. The Rehearsal Dinner was in the upstairs enclosed deck at The Local. It may be a little funky for some, but we liked the venue very much.

Quality and variety of food and drink is outstanding. Staff is top shelf. The Local coordinates, in some cases, for event rentals through their great relationship with MS Events. It make the communication, coordination, and billing so much smoother and easier.

We highly recommend The Local.
We used The Local for Rehearsal Dinner for 58 and a catered Sunday Brunch for 87.

Courtney and her staff are a Read more...
We used The Local for Rehearsal Dinner for 58 and a catered Sunday Brunch for 87.

Courtney and her staff are a pleasure to work with on these type of events. The Rehearsal Dinner was in the upstairs enclosed deck at The Local. It may be a little funky for some, but we liked the venue very much.

Quality and variety of food and drink is outstanding. Staff is top shelf. The Local coordinates, in some cases, for event rentals through their great relationship with MS Events. It make the communication, coordination, and billing so much smoother and easier.

We highly recommend The Local. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Rehearsal Dinner, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Local catered a plated dinner for my daughter's wedding reception at a local vineyard. From our initial tasting through the end of the reception their service was A-1. The food was delicious, and the service was second to none. Courtney, our catering coordinator at the local, was on top of everything, which allowed us to enjoy the reception along with our family & friends. Throughout the entire process Courtney was prompt & courteous. As the MOB, her service was invaluable! Would I use The Local again? Absolutely. Would I recommend them? Yes!
The Local catered a plated dinner for my daughter's wedding reception at a local vineyard. From our initial tasting Read more...
The Local catered a plated dinner for my daughter's wedding reception at a local vineyard. From our initial tasting through the end of the reception their service was A-1. The food was delicious, and the service was second to none. Courtney, our catering coordinator at the local, was on top of everything, which allowed us to enjoy the reception along with our family & friends. Throughout the entire process Courtney was prompt & courteous. As the MOB, her service was invaluable! Would I use The Local again? Absolutely. Would I recommend them? Yes! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Alicia
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
The Local was wonderful to work with throughout the wedding process. They catered our wedding, and we held our rehearsal dinner at The Local. The space for the rehearsal dinner great because we had our room and personal entrance on the top floor of the building. We worked closely with our coordinators to make sure that none of the food we had at the rehearsal crossed over with what we had chosen for food at the wedding. We specifically worked with Courtney and Kobi. They were accessible and easy to work with. With them, we knew our wedding would run smoothly. Kobi was phenomenal on the day of the wedding - she went above and beyond anything we expect. For example, we initially planned for an outside wedding, but on the morning of the wedding, it was rainy so we set up our ceremony space inside. But, shortly before the ceremony time it stopped raining. She orchestrated the move of everything outside and was not shy about helping move things herself. From our perspective everything went really smooth because she handled all the little things. Also, the food was amazing and well prepared. Thank you Courtney, Kobi, and the Local staff for helping make our day wonderful!!
The Local was wonderful to work with throughout the wedding process. They catered our wedding, and we held our rehearsal Read more...
The Local was wonderful to work with throughout the wedding process. They catered our wedding, and we held our rehearsal dinner at The Local. The space for the rehearsal dinner great because we had our room and personal entrance on the top floor of the building. We worked closely with our coordinators to make sure that none of the food we had at the rehearsal crossed over with what we had chosen for food at the wedding. We specifically worked with Courtney and Kobi. They were accessible and easy to work with. With them, we knew our wedding would run smoothly. Kobi was phenomenal on the day of the wedding - she went above and beyond anything we expect. For example, we initially planned for an outside wedding, but on the morning of the wedding, it was rainy so we set up our ceremony space inside. But, shortly before the ceremony time it stopped raining. She orchestrated the move of everything outside and was not shy about helping move things herself. From our perspective everything went really smooth because she handled all the little things. Also, the food was amazing and well prepared. Thank you Courtney, Kobi, and the Local staff for helping make our day wonderful!! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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