Coming to Charlottesville
Bizou on the Downtown Mall is a local favorite for lunch - upscale comfort food. It's across from Christian's Pizza, which has good gourmet toppings and calzones.
Zocalo has excellent food and a modern, fun atmosphere for dinner (http://www.zocalo-restaurant.com).
Maya is sort of a nicer meats-and-twos place with great mixed drinks and a nice patio