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Arcadia - Richmond
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Arcadia - Richmond Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://arcadiarichmond.com
  • Phone: (804) 417-4005
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Mathew Tlusty
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet from 6-CI Five nights a week
A word from Arcadia - Richmond
A contemporary interpretation of classic continental cuisine! Voted top 250 most popular upscale restaurants in America by Urbanspoon.com. Voted best new restaurants by Richmond Magazine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed a lovely Easter brunch-service was great and we had found out later they were 2 servers short. Food was good although we did not get our asparagus as mentioned on menu but did get a delicious sweet potatoe hash. Overall, we would go back there to dine. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We will remember our brunch at Arcadia on Easter Sunday. Delicious bellinis were prepared with the freshest fruits to start our meal. Perfect omelettes with crab or fried oysters served with sautéed sweet potatoes and onions and a basket of home baked pastries. Very friendly staff. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Fantastic meal prepared to perfection, and impeccable service made this one of the best dining experiences we've had in years. Highly recommended! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Creative and delicious food. Perfect service. Wonderful! Plan to make it one of my regular restaurants."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Recommended by my Raleigh sister who stopped here for a nice lunch off the 95 speedway. Nice ambiance, in an upcoming neighborhood next to a small farmers market and other small restaurants. Warm greetings, attentive service. Steak Benedict was very good. Oysters were crispy and fresh. Fingerling potatoes were too good to pass up. Daniel Day Lewis ate here in his Lincoln makeup while shooting Lincoln. A great find that has a cozy bar that looks like it has some business late at night. Worthy of a look."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "First time here and we will be back. Excellent brunch options, perfectly cooked omelets, amazing crab quality and good variety on the menu both food and price wise. There is less obvious selection if you're watching your calories but as we learned in asking for a special "kid friendly" dish, the kitchen is super accommodating so I would guess sauces on the side, egg whites or alternatives would be no problem for Arcadia. Charming light filled restaurant with plenty of street parking nearby, we found a great private room upstairs - private events would be great there! - and everyone enjoyed the selection of bellini's and pastry basket to start."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My partner and I recently celebrated our five-year anniversary at Arcadia. We chose it because our first date was at Cafe Gutenberg (before it was Arcadia) and I'd heard from a friend that the steak was excellent. In retrospect, perhaps I should have had the steak instead of the salmon. The fish had been rubbed with something that made it taste very salty, and it had a lot of bones in it. The wine list was comprehensive and the service was very friendly. The decor was fairly bland. My partner had the arugula salad and said it was good, but he too didn't enjoy the salmon. I didn't hate the place, but I wasn't too impressed, either."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I'm impressed with the wide selection on Arcadia's brunch menu. The restaurant was surprisingly empty, and yet the service was poor. No bread plates on our table, or provided when we ordered the pastry basket (which is AMAZING). I ordered the special (salmon and eggs) and asked for the hollandaise sauce on the side, only to have it appear on the dish. The waiter offered to redo it, but when you're with another person who was just served a hot meal, waiting isn't really a good compensation. If the restaurant were very busy, I could understand the mistake, but it wasn't. ... The side of potatoes were good, but not described as either being sweet potatoes or being a bit spicy - things I think most diners would want to know. Disappointed ."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "A slightly different palate than some of the other fine dining establishments of Richmond. Surprising but not overpowering. Friendly, attentive staff, knowledgeable and willing to ask the chef questions in order to answer customer's questions. The only thing we had to wait even a moment for was the check! We'll be back - and bring friends. Memorably good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great dinner at Arcadia this weekend - the filet was perfect and the sides were divine - our table shared the sides and couldn't get enough of the mac and cheese. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a great Valentine's Day Evening. The fried oysters appetizer was fantastic, and the charred brussel sprouts never disappointment. The Braised Pork was a tremendous portion, but I found myself having to pick through a good amount of fat. The flavor was good, but it was a little bit of work. Service was good until dessert, and then we seemed a little forgotten about, as it took a while to receive dessert as well as the check."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and I remembered having a beautiful dinner here last year, so we came again for Valentine's Day, also our anniversary. Again, every aspect of our meal was done with obvious technical flair in the preparation as well as inventiveness and balance in the flavors. It was a wonderful evening and a delightful adventure in eating. We had appetizers, salads, entrées, coffee, sides, and desert. Every one was outstanding. My pork osso bucco was amazing. My fried oysters had wonderful flavors and were done so perfectly correctly. My wife's fried eggplant was perhaps the best she or I have ever had and was a hugely generous portion.Our salads were brilliant. Appetizers and sides were delicious. Actually, even The coffee is memorable."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "limited menu and many items listed on the website were not on the menu"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Busy night (Valetnine's Day) but the service was wonderful & the food was delicious! Definitely going again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Outstanding food! Great menu, great service, great atmosphere!! We would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "so it was great food, but I'm not sure why we made a reservation for 815 when we didn't get sat until 850....kind of a bummer. the food was great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Well, maybe I expected a bit too much. A disappointing experience... Supposed to be good? but it is not that good and they need to work on lots of stuff to improve if they wanna survive for a while... First of all they couldn't even handle when almost all tables are filled and that was the manager's excuse to us that they were too busy to manage because of the Valentines day . Well it was almost packed but it wasn't crazily busy at all. So i didn't understand what he was talking about! I asked my husband at the end of night ' would you come back?' and he said 'No! There are so many great restaurants in Richmond and we don't need to waste our time for this' And I totally agree with him!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Valentine's Day is a busy night in any popular restaurant, and our visit to Arcadia was no exception. They could have used a second valet for valet parking - my partner waited quite a while (as did others) to pass off the car to the him. Service was very professional and warm, despite the busy-ness. Apps (carrot soup and raw oysters) were outstanding. Re the entree, the meats were fabulous, a real bragging point. Veg, not so much. Both the charred Brussels sprouts and the broccolini arrived swimming in butter and the broccolini was so over-salted it was virtually inedible. At $7 each for the sides, it would have been nice if that wasn't the case. I'd love to go back again and see if the flaws were an aberration..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was seriously a joke. Waiter checked on me two times the entire night. I seriously can't believe it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All the food was delicious especially the appetizers which were original and arrived fairly timely and piping hot. However overall we had to wait a really long time for our food. Our waitress and later the manager were very apologetic, still not sure why it took so long. Were there for over two hours. The food was very good. Nice wine selection. Did get a free dessert."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We of course enjoyed our tenderloins which were very tasty and cooked properly. The veggies were also quite good, but we would have appreciated being told that each vegetable could easily serve two people. I especially enjoyed the fried polenta and that it was gluten-free. Once I told our server of my gluten intolerance, he remembered to warn me that one of the 4 choices of steak sauces was not gluten--free. We picked a $ 45 wine and it was worth the price!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We had a nice lunch here. The soups are very good. The decor and ambience are nice, and our server was friendly. Apparently, Daniel Day Lewis ate here while filming Lincoln."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "My girlfriends and I from the first moment we walked in We loved The place. The food was Devine! The service was perfect with everyone that worked there being very knowledgable from cocktails through dessert."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "New Year's Eve was our first introduction to this wonderful restaurant. We had a great table on the second floor with views of Shochoe Bottom. Our waitress was top notch and as one of my friends said "very classy". The food was delicious! My husband said his steak was perfect and my crab cakes with sweet potatoes and arugula was spectacular! We did not feel rushed and lingered over a pear tart and coffee. Perfect spot for a special dinner!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Best beef we have ever had...just melts on your tongue. Can't wait to take our parents! great vibe and wonderful service-wait staff is engaged, helpful, and entertaining. will absolutely be going back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Spectacular food, wine and beer selection fabulous, service was okay, under staffed.Bartender was best I have ever had! Great place for that special outing. Make sure you do not get the table right in front of door entrance, drafty and cold!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Nice restaurant but my steak was overdone and served cold. Great wine prices. Might be better if they were less busy."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our party of 6 arrived from out of town, very late for our reserved time - just before Arcadia's lunch hours end. Nevertheless, we were welcomed graciously. The discovered an interior elegantly appointed with white linens. We enjoyed a comfortable window seating with cushions. The Reuben and Crab cake sandwiches were outstanding. We all enjoyed the unusual but tasty sides - a rich cucumber salad and a garlicy white bean salad. The butternut squash soup was very good. The beef in my husband's salad was very tender and flavorful. We all loved the homemade chocolate ice cream. As out of towners, we missed the restaurant on the first try as there is no name on the black awning on the front, only on the alley side - easy to miss."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "We went to Arcadia for Christmas eve dinner with the family. They tucked our group of six in the back at a large table but the seating was two large benches so there was much sliding. There is a valet which is convenient but be prepared to pay $5 for it. They had a nice list of cocktails to start. Appetizers were really good. We had the carrot soup (wow - creamy and sweet), Arcadia Cobb (great dressing) and rice balls (meh - but the kids loved them). Dinner is well priced, but the food was only OK. It may have been the holiday, but the restaurant was only half full and we waited 30 minutes between appetizers and meal - plus plates didn't arrive together. Eggplant was wonderful, steak a bit chewy, mac/cheese dry. Good not great."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "My family had dinner here on Christmas Eve and it was a wonderful experience. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. We enjoyed a delicious dinner - beef fillets and osso bucco, all cooked to perfection. All the side dishes were great but the broccolinni was the star. We enjoyed wine and champagne by the glass. The wait staff were very attentive and very familiar with the menu. The only downside to the meal was the below average, slightly stale bread. You'd think with all the focus on food preparation they would at least come up with steller bread to match. We will definately come here again."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our experience at Arcadia for Brunch on 12/22/13 was awesome. We had reservations for 1pm and we were early. However, they were able to seat us early and our server (I wish we could remember his name) was very, very nice. He provided great service and the food was fabulous! We had never been to Arcadia before and will be sure to go back for dinner. The Pumpkin pancakes and French Toast (can't remember their exact titles in the menu) were absolutely worth the trip!!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Just tried Arcadia on a lark, as we were in the area. Wowed by fantastic Angus steak - as good as Ruth's Chris or Fleming's at least, plus imaginative side dishes, appetizers, and a fantastic, extremely reasonable wine list. Would come again."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Arcadia has a great brunch menu with lots of variety. The food was excellent and the Golden Bloody Mary was wonderful. Highly recommended!!!!!"
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "We love coming here. The food is always fun and interesting, and the service is he best in town. Great wine and beer selections, and the wait staff is quite knowledgeable about the menu and pairings."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "We had a family celebration here involving people from there cities, so we were a little boisterous and lingered a long time (not hogging our table from waiting diners, however) --- probably not the ideal customers from the restaurant's point of view. But the service was impeccably gracious and unobtrusive and all six of us agreed that the food was out of this world. I can't understand why there aren't lines a mile long outside the door."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "We were seated toward the rear of the restaurant which was less charming and interesting than the front, but still very nice. The food was great. All three members of our party had something different to share and each meal was great. No disappointment. Service was better than average."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "This restaurant was recommended to us and we are so glad we decided to try it out. The food was very good, the steak was buttery with a little pepper edge, but the sides stole the show! The brussel sprouts with the big cloves of garlic were cooked perfectly, the collard greens had a sweet and savory flavor, the truffle frites yummy, crispy little French fries. Wow! And the salted caramel ice cream from Gelati Celeste with Bailey's and Cappuccino was a perfect finish. Our server, Jackie, was pleasant and not hovering, she seemed to show up just at the perfect time to refill wine, take our orders and just generally take care of us! We had a party of 9 and the timing of the food was great for conversation and enjoying each other's company."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "First time I have been to Arcadia and we were so pleasantly surprised. Food was fantastic! Pork Osso Bucco was out of this world...my 8 year old daughter loved it (ate off my plate). Desserts were outstanding too. Service was top notch and we had a great evening out..."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Always a great meal here - the soups are fabulous. Steak melts in one's mouth. Lamb/pork shanks and osso bucco fall off the bone."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "If you are going to charge prices on par with Ruth's Chris Steak house then you better perform. My brother cooks a better steak at his cookouts, and I am serious. The Duck that my wife ordered was so tough that the table was shaking while she attempted to cut it and had to be sent back. We ordered polenta cakes and were served three triangles of fried plain polenta that really did nothing to add to the experience. I think that the hash brown patties at Arbys would have been better and the broccolini was tough also. SOOOO, all in all, I would have rather spent over $100 elsewhere, maybe say,,,,, Ruth's Chris! A large part of my review had to be deleted due to a limit on amount of characters, unfortunate !!!"
    Dined on 11/19/2013