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American Tap Room - Richmond, VA
  • Address:
    1601 Willow Lawn Drive
    Suite 840
    Richmond, VA 23230
    Neighborhood:
    Richmond
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

American Tap Room - Richmond, VA Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.americantaproom.com
  • Phone: (804) 308-9013
  • Hours of Operation: Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from American Tap Room - Richmond, VA
This is American Regional Cuisine at its classic, pub-inspired best. The food is fun and what we like to call “approachable”. You’ll also enjoy some twists on the classics with taste-inspired ideas like our Dirty Caesar Salad and Greek Turkey Burger. At the American Tap Room we believe in using local ingredients as much as possible and, yes, everything we serve goes well with beer.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Let me preface this by saying that I have a forgiving palate. Ordered the half chicken dinner. Chicken was pale and the meat was dry and hard. My mojito had no alcohol in it, therefore, as a limeade, it wasn't too bad. Won't go here again if I can help it."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Server was slow, waited to long for drink refills. When appetizer came out had to request small plates, my husband's dinner came to the table 2-3 minutes before mine, was not anything to brag about for either of us. And I think they used canned or jarred mushrooms on his rib eye. Blah!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great service. Great Beer. Horrible food. Just a decent bar in fancy clothes."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great beer selection with rotating taps. Fantastic food. The chicken and waffles were exquisit. Beer pairings would have been helpful for meals, server didn't seem to know what would go well with dinner items."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "This is a pub-type place in the Willow Lawn shopping center, with an outdoor patio and booths and tables inside. It has a wide range of pub-type sandwiches, salads and entrees, including a terrific Greek turkey burger. Service was extremely attentive, and everything was delicious."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "If you are into all the craft beers- it's great- some nice different appetizer's- food good -"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to another great meal on Mothers Day at ATR. We could not have been more wrong. There were only 4 waiters working the entire restaurant; there was one bus boy, one manager, no "runners" and no "bar backs". The waiters were strung from end to end across the restaurant (not even assigned to "zones" much less tables),and they didn't seem to do too badly actually taking the food orders. However, once your order was taken, there was no way to tell where your food was or how it was going to get to you. We ordered a 2-pretzel appetizer... only 1 pretzel arrived and by the time it did the 4 dips had cooled to the point that each had a "skin." And it was all down hill from there. MAJOR disappointment. =("
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Fairly new restaurant in an open air shopping center. Very busy place but our reservation was honored immediately and there was no wait for a table. Prices were fair and the food was good. Service was very good and the staff very friendly. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We loved the atmosphere of this place but the menu was quite limited. Due to an issue with my order we actually only indulged in appetizers. I think they should consider expanding their menu to include some better options. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. We can't really see going back to this location unless we just want to grab a few drinks in the summer."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The Greek Turkey Burger is on the light menu but it is heavy on taste and I loved the salad that came with. The sweetpotatoe bun was a fun twist and I will definitely get it again. I went for brunch with a girlfriend and I can't wait to take my Husband!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Our group lunch was so nice, we throughly enjoyed being together and our service was GREAT :)"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "2nd time for me but first time for him We both love food and was very satisfied. Using the online reservation was helpful. He didn't expect to get such a big entree and had to eat the left overs for breakfast."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "We had a $50 gift card so we decided to try this place since we had never been there. I am not usually a picky eater but my steak was supposed to be medium and came out very rare (had to send it back). I ordered crab soup for an appetizer and it basically tasted like tomato vegetable soup (fyi..not served with any crackers or bread either). My wife got meat loaf which was rather dry and came with no sauce. They brought out her onion straws five minuted into the meal and they were so burned they were bitter and inedible. My wife had ice water and never got a refill. My "loaded" baked potato came with a small dab of sour cream and a little sprinkle of cheese. Overall, very disappointed. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The food and service were just alright. We had a group of about 9 people, 2 of whom wanted to just order fries and leave quickly (which was fine with us) and our server didn't think they would be able to get their food and eat quickly, within 25 minutes. First red flag. Obviously the rest of us were content to take our time ordering and receiving our food, but it should not take even 10 minutes to get French fries for just 2 people. The rest of the food tasted alright, rather generic, but one other friend did not receive her chicken salad for at least 25 minutes after everyone else received their food. This was comped, but a little ridiculous that it took so long for this girl to receive her food in the first place. Will not recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Professional and friendly staff. Food quality excellent with the exception of home made chips. They are extremely salty and in my opinion "not edible"."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My hubby and I went here for a date night, and we really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The service was excellent; our server seemed very experienced and knowledgeable about both the beers we tried and the entire menu. I had the scallops, which were perfectly seared, and my husband had a steak dish, which he was able to cut with a butter knife. Dessert was the banana bread pudding, which was also delicious. The one thing I think is a little odd is the lack of seating near the entrance. Despite having a reservation, we did have to wait a bit, and there was limited space. This may be a non-issue during warmer weather, as there was also an outside seating/waiting area. All in all, a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "BEER/WINE LIST EXTENSIVE.TAP/TAP SHRIMP PERFECT COMPLIMENT WITH BEER SELECTION. A LITTLE SKIMPY ON MAIN COURSE PROVIDED-YOU ALSO HAVE TO PAY EXTRA FOR SIDES.OVERALL A FINE EXPERIENCE-GREAT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT UNDWIND."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The brunch really wasn't all it was cracked up to be. It was a buffet that was nestled into a corner so it got very crowded very quick. The food was okay but nothing special. I would go back for lunch or a beer but not for Sunday brunch. It wasn't worth the $16.95 and there were no menu options to chose from."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Chicken and waffle? The portion was enough for two and was delicious.The meatloaf serving was perfectly done and enough to feed the hungriest. Matt the server was very accommodating and alerted us to the portion sizes and suggested the correct beer for our taste."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was my third trip to ATR. But it was the first for brunch. There was a long wait for eggs and then they were not cooked to my liking. Not sure if I will do the brunch again but will go back for dinner."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "ATR is sort of like a Friday's but with a bit more "local" flavor. Great selection of beer, however the service was a bit lacking....our appetizer never arrived and when we asked where it was were told that the server forgot to enter it....at that point it was too late. We actually got our side salad's before we got our initial drink orders which was odd. Anyway, I don't think we'd rush back. Maybe if we were in the area, but thats it...."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Glad I made a reservation on a busy Saturday evening, otherwise a 50 minute wait. Large, comfortable booth, lighting bright enough to read menu. Friendly, efficient and attentive waitress though she was very busy. Knowledgeable about beer on rotating menu. Portions were sufficient for my hungry husband. Prices reasonable for drinks, soup, full meals and dessert. Decor was pub-like, comfortable yet stylish. Would definitely go back and recommend to friends."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a nice evening. The food was good and it was not too expensive."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I was at the restaurant for my fourth time , a week ago. I have sent 16 people there, that night I brought 2 more new people. I ordered the turkey burger that I've enjoyed before and it was dry, had hardly any taziki sauce and no hummus on it. The Greek side salad was fine. One of my guests ordered the trout and she didn't get it until about 10 minutes after the rest of us received our food, which was cold by the time hers arrived. I have enjoyed the restaurant up until that time and I hope it was just an off night. We didn't complain because we had suggested it to our friends and felt a little stupid! I tried to contact you at Willow Lawn through your web site but there was no contact for Willow Lawn so I sent it to Reston."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Went to the bar twice, restaurant 3 times. Bar is fun, food good, but crowded. That could be good or bad depending on what you want. Food and service at restaurant excellent."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly and the waiter and trainee were both knowledgeable about the menu. When it came time to order my boyfriend asked if they could do his steak pittsburgh rare and if they could not he understood. Well they did try but his steak was more on the well done side but the char was right. I got the NY strip as well and it was FANTASTIC! When the waiter came back he could see that the steak was overdone but we told him it was no big deal and it was a hard temp to cook. As soon as we were done the managers and the chef came over and comped the enire meal! They certainly went above and beyond to make sure we left happy ( we would have anyway because the food and servcie were great!). I highly recommend giving it a try!"
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Exceptional staff. My office went for a lunch meeting and we were set in a prefect spot! The staff was wonderful and the manger and even the chef came out to make sure everything was ok!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "We had a great time. We had 7 people and they were very accomodating and we also got free dessert. Food was also great."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Found ATR on OT and had not heard of it previously. Surprised at nice renovation in Richmond's oldest mall, Willow Lawn. On a VERY cold day (7Fmorning) had an enjoyable lunch with old friends in comfortable atmosphere with good service yet rather unexceptional menu. Only disappointment however was that the advertised view of nice warm fireplace turned out to be next to the hostess stand in the lobby, not in the actually seating area. Perhaps just a cold weather default."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "I went for Sunday Brunch and since it's a buffet the food can only be but so good, but I was not disapointed. Only negative feedback I could provide is you have the option of paying for $10 bottomless mimosas and I would have to question if there was any champagne in those mimosas. Also they use pulp OJ which I'm not a fan of. I guess that's to be expected with it being $10."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "The food, service and atmosphere is very good. I am disappointed that the happy hour drink deals are not included on the dinning side of the restaurant. The prices are a little high, but the food is good and makes up for the price. I would recommend this to a friend."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "Seated thirty min. after our reservation time. The food was fair. Service poor and slow. A bit loud in the dinning area. Great selection of music in the back ground! The bar area appeared packed so maybe next time we try the bar. My bill total was $340.00 before tip."
    Dined on 11/27/2013