Hamilton's At First & Main, Charlottesville, Virginia

If you happen to be dining out, and you order the "Blue Plate Special" and it actually arrives on a "blue plate"? Then you must be dining at Hamiltons', one of Charlottesville's best restaurants, located on First & Main, Downtown Mall. Kate and Bill Hamilton opened their doors in February 1996. From that moment forward, Hamiltons', continue to make their mark on the Charlottesville culinary scene.

With a talented Chef de Cuisine, Mr. Curtis Shaver at the helm, exciting, contemporary American cuisine is showcased at every turn. In addition to its wonderful menu of regional dishes, Hamiltons' offers a vegetarian blue plate special, a rarity of a find. A typical sampler usually reflects several different veggies, a potato or grain (like quinoa, farro or jasmine rice), at least one type of cheese, and another protein source like lentils or tofu.

Even if you are not a vegetarian, you would be hard pressed not to love the convergence of flavors and textures in this dish. Easy to find, located in the heart and soul of Charlottesville’s Downtown district, Hamiltons’ First & Main is an ideal place for a divine afternoon lunch or a romantic evening. Featured outdoor patio seating, an award winning wine list, and congeniality are the hallmarks of your dining experience at Hamiltons’.

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