The Alley Light
55 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
About this place
The Alley Light offers a unique dining experience centered on French shared plates, craft cocktails and an old world wine list. Once an apartment space, the restaurant is located in an alley on a side street of Charlottesville's downtown pedestrian mall.
Tips from locals
Best food, drinks, and atmosphere in town. You will need a reservation. No signs. It's located in the alley at Revolutionary Soup.
Seafood & French. Cool spot down an alley on the famous Charlottesville Downtown Mall. Atmosphere is smoky (without the smoke) with a throwback vibe.
We absolutely love this place. It's tucked away down an alley (it's there, I promise you!) so it feels like a 1920's speakeasy. Go up the stairs into the coolest place in Cville. The food will never disappoint. Sit at the bar and watch the bartenders work their magic in vintage crystal glasses. It's…
Quaint setting on the Historic Downtown Mal in Charlottesville. Intimate space, yummy eats and drinks.
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