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Bistro Twenty Seven
Bistro Twenty Seven

Bistro Twenty Seven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://bistrotwentyseven.com
  • Phone: (804) 780-0086
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Contemporary American, American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We can accommodate all party sizes, onsite and offsite, up to 500 people. Please contact William Wright, General Manager, at 804.780.0086.
  • Private Party Facilities: Two separate areas for up to 36 people and 70 people, depending on size of group. Bar and patio dining available on request.
    Please contact William Wright, General Manager, at 804.780.0086.
  • Private Party Contact: William Wright (804) 780-0086

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of Broad and Adams
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available Sunday - Saturday 5 pm-close at the southeast corner of Adams and Grace, 1 block from Bistro 27. There is a sign in the parking for our guests.
A word from Bistro Twenty Seven
Bistro Twenty Seven is a lively European bistro located in downtown Richmond, Virginia at the corner of Broad and Adams. With our floor-to-ceiling, wrap around windows and airy 20 foot ceilings, Twenty Seven offers a dining experience like no other in Richmond. Our menu is influenced by the hearty, healthy cuisines of Italy and France and features something for everyone’s taste. Twenty Seven’s wine lists ranges from inexpensive, little known gems to world class award winners. We are just a blocks away from downtown hotels including Marriott, Jefferson Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn and more. Parking is free, just one block away, during dinner hours only at the corner of Adam and Grace Street, in the southwest corner. Look for the Bistro 27 sign.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The waiter we had was very personable. He made sure to come by and check on you and offered suggestions. I don't eat pork and for breakfast they do not have any breakfast substitutes. I ended up ordering the waffle which comes with a fried egg and fruit. The fruit was fresh and the egg was ok. However that waffle was extremely dry. I had my 3 year old niece with me and she wouldn't even eat it. The restaurant the entire time had only us and maybe 2 or three other tables there. The manager came over after we were finish to clean the table off and asked about our food then."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "My wife ordered fish. The smell was too much. Told waiter. He ignored us. Been here several times, but will not go back!!!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Ordered well done and got rare! On line menu says one thing and restaurant says different and waiter said never had item on brunch menu."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Although it's not as good as with the other owners, our brunch was very good. I had the mussels, which were very tasty, plentiful and accompanied with toasted rye bread to soak up the extra sauce and sausage."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I took a weekend getaway in Richmond and as part of our package received a gift certificate to Bistro Twenty Seven. We checked their website and were very interested, so we made a reservation. We arrived a bit early but were seated right away. The service was prompt and very friendly, and we enjoyed chatting with out waiter about the selections. Our calamari and arancini appetizers were outstanding, and our meals (scallops for her, farm chicken for me) were just perfect -- bright, flavorful, and delicious. We will return to Bistro Twenty Seven!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were excited to come back after the "relaunch." However, just different lipstick on the same pig. VERY rushed to order--even in an almost empty restaurant. Waiter interrupting and not waiting for a pause in conversation. Oversold "special" that is just average that arrives differently than sold by the waiter with only "I'm sorry" as an excuse. I would think with so many other dining options, they would appreciate customers who have been patient. What is it about this place? I just don't know."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. Owner waited on us and he couldn't have been more accomodating. Found thru trip advisor.. booked thru open table. Entire experience was incredible. We don't live close by but went for Redskins trading camp, should I say I went for the food!!! not the camp. Will definitely revisit Bistro 21 next summer. Thank You."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "I have dined at Bistro 27 for dinner, and the food was very good. But make a good omelet is not its forte."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Service was less than smooth. Waiter seemed to only be able to respond in one word sentences and seemed put off at times. A request for more bread almost seemed too much to ask for. Portion sizes of the pasta dishes varied greatly from whopping to downright small. The shrimp linguini was so overpowered with fennel I originally thought it was pasta. Not good. I might give it one more chance, but just one."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "LOVED B27 - a go-to for bringing guests. But this was disappointing. We arrived on time for our reservation, looked fwd to B27's usual good food/service. Great arancini & calamari, wish we had more good comments. But the host was abrupt, kitchen sent wrong dish, pasta bolognese was unpleasant enough not to finish, still half-full dinner plate whisked away without asking. We were rushed through from start to finish, no time to enjoy our evening, out the door in 45. We were so upset we asked if there was a hurry to change over the table (there were several empty tables that nite)! Icing on the cake was as we left we were told they'd had a party of 20 and it was a hard nite. Well, sad to say, we had a hard nite too. So sad."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Decided to give it a try and beyond satisfied. The waiter went above and beyond. I had to bite my younger to not over induldge. Quality service, amazing lighting, great ambiance, and deliciously delicious food! Loved it!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Service was slow about 45 minute wait Food very good"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Bistro 27 is on our list of "go to's". After our last dining experience it will remain high on the list."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We were greeted my a male server o asked if we would like a table for three. We said we had a reservation and he didn't seem to care. Then the manager appeared and we again said we had made a reservation through Open Table and he said he would check it after we were seated. He then wanted to seat us at a table that did not meet the request we had made with the reservation although the restaurant was nearly empty. After we said we preferred a different table, he did honor that. The scallops on the menu sounded wonderful, however, they were not available as the scallops with a different preparation were being offered as a special. Overall, all the items were fair. Certainly no reason to return next time we are in Rixhond."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "As a first time diner the experience was delightful. Menu covers a broad range of tastes. Between the two of us we had Calimari - lightly breaded, tender and non-greasy, mussels in a delightful broth full of flavour good enough for dipping, salmon, perfectly cooked with a hint of sweetnes in the glaze, and beef ravioli, again in a delightfully tasty but not 'heavy' sauce. (Those expecting heavy garlic will be disappointed, but with that complex a taste, who needs garlic??). I had hoped to try their duck dish, but that had been removed due to a change of menu recently. Hopefullly they will return it to the menu soon. I intend to call first before my next visit."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The food was to die for. Everything, down to the pasta, is made in house and fresh that day.. I can vouch for the beef ravioli, carbonara, and raspberry cheesecake.. Still drooling thinking about it. I'm definitely a foodie and restaurant "snob" and this place is top notch. Service was spectacular as well!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The place is nice and the food is pretty good but not quite the value for your dollar."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Hostess had no idea what a corking fee was when I called to ask, a male said "not allowed", as they had a wine list which should fill anyone's need. Ouch. Really? Hostess also could not advise re rescheduling or keeping existing reservation if running 15 minutes late. Hardly a uncommon question. 3 in the party got beef or chicken ravioli, which they said was excellent. My lamb was very mediocre, not terrible, but not noteworthy and another's Ribollita, a vegetable and bean dish, was oddly uneven, with some vegetables undercooked and hard, others well cooked. Quite pricey for unexceptional fare. Will likely not go again."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "The food is excellent - let that be said. However, the ambience and the setting... just didn't feel... close or romantic or even charming. It felt carved out of an industrial space, and sitting right next to the restrooms and the kitchen on full display... no charm at all. Throw in some nuisance flies, and well... it could have been much better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "A special occasion restaurant for us, we hadn't been in a couple of years as we'd tired of the menu. Decided to give of a try after learning of the new ownership and chef. Went Despite the review in this RTD. Glad we did. Food was wonderful, service very attentive, but not obtrusive. We normally like to sit at the bar and have a cocktail while waiting for a table. Bartender was great, but bar itself not welcoming, no ambience. 1 major distraction was the smell. The restaurant was almost cloudy with cooking smoke. While I have nothing against the smell of cooking meat, the abundance of cooking odors took away from the overall ambience of the restaurant. Hopefully they will install better air cleaning/venting in time for their new launch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Server and Owner/manager were extremely friendly and the environment was clean and neat but the food was subpar."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had been to Bistro 27 once before about a year or so ago. Decided to try it again, despite a recent review in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It was a terrific experience all around. The service was terrific, the owner personally attended to us during the evening. Our server was professional, timely (didn't wait too long or not long enough between check in's) and the food was well prepared and delicious. There's nothing pretentious about the menu - it abounds with interesting presentations of very recognizable choices....we'll be back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We absolutely loved the menu choices- chicken, fish, pork, beef, and vegetarian options. Everything was delicious and was served in a timely manner."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food was good, the service good but we got cheated. We had a $75 gift certificate from Linden Row Inn. Our brunch came to $30 and the waiter brought us a wine list so we could select a bottle of wine to take with us to take up some of the balance. We selected a nice Malbec which when the waiter went to get it, they were "Out" of it. He offered another Malbec which he said was their house favorite so we accepted. Now our bill came to $83 which meant the wine was over $50. We checked on this wine online and the most expensive was $10. Totally disgusted with their dishonesty and would never eat there again plus I am sending this complaint to Linden Row Inn as well."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The charchuterie was fair with the duck procuitto being abit tough and the choice of ricotta cheese not a usual choice. The entrees were both off the hook. The filet was charred and tender and cooked to the correct temp, the duck breast was one of the most tender I have ever enjoyed. Dessert on the other hand was lacking in flavor. Matching a barola with the two entrees went very well. Overall good............."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food divine. The dining experience was fit for foodies. Ordered the beef tenderloin in a dark truffle demi-glaze paired with broccolini and fingerling potatoes. It arrived at the table perfectly cooked. I have been to dine here several times and each has been a excellent dining experience. I would highly recommend Bistro 27"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "while the food was good the server was emotionless and gave appearance of being overworked. he was not enthusiastic about telling of the specials. in fact, i had to ask for the specials after i overheard him telling the other diners about them. i liked the dining room with the big windows looking out onto the street."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Have historically enjoyed Bistro 27 and have always supported the restaurant because they give a discount to theatre patrons. I had never tried duck breast before and will not be ordering it again. Was fatty and had some gristle. My two daughters got the two fish dishes on the menu which they said were OK. My husband got the pork chop special which he really liked."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I read many of the reviews and agree on a few things. The rolls are very lackluster as was the olive oil that came with them. We had two rolls for two people which was a little skimpy too but they weren't very good anyway. Max's on Broad, which is literally across the street, took the time to find really great bread (from a bakery in DC). The other complaint was that they were out of things at 6:30 on a Friday- crab for the crab salad and mussels and the waiter didn't know until we ordered. The tuna salad I had instead was really really good as was the steak special. Both were outstanding. The dessert (bread pudding) was average and didn't taste like almond as it should have. Otherwise, service was fine, water glasses filled often. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was good, once we got it. There was a limited menu since it was Mother's Day. Once we sat down, we waited for at least 15 minutes to get bread, and we found out that 2 of the appetizers were no longer available, all that was left was salads. We found out that the Prime Rib was also out, which really limited our selection. But we were in luck, they had Beef Tenderloin! (they did not tell us it was more expensive than the Prime Rib by $4). When we asked the waiter what came with the Beef Tenderloin ($30), he said some starch and some vegetable. And we got a bottle of white wine which just sat on the table, it was not put in ice. We saw another table where there wine was put in an ice bucket."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had Mother's Day Brunch. For the first time since we've been dining here we felt quite rushed. Waiter kept trying to take plates away when we were still eating from them. Entrée came out before we had finished our first course. He never asked if we wanted a second beverage and we had to ask for water refills."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Have only been here twice for brunch. Great service, great food, great menu selection."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food we had was very good, but when we made the reservation, we weren't told it was going to be a limited menu that evening, so all the cool stuff on the normal menu was not available. We'll probably try again another time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We selected Bistro 27 based on it's website showing an extensive menu, good recent reviews and attractive pics of the interior. However our dining experience on the evening of 5/10 was beyond disappointing. The menu was very limited (we were told because of the graduation!). Our waiter forgot to order one dish (sword fish) for our party of 6, getting everybody else to eat cold food, the food was unremarkable (chicken salmon, ravioli). We had to ask for assistance from various staff members as our server seemed very oblivious to us. Bread, usually the indicator of restaurant quality, came in a form of most boring rolls. The desert (we asked for 2 orders of tiramissu) which were served 10 minutes apart, without any apology. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "1-the menu was changed to a prix fixe menu--we were notified after noon on the Friday of our reservation; not enough time to get a new reservation. there was no information on line with this 2-we waited 10 minutes for water to be served, then when it was the basics of service weren't followed-my 82 year old mother was last in a mixed gender table 3-The fish and steak were good but the vegetarian portion was extremely small, particularly given the price charged 4-there were several large tables but at the time we were dining the restaurant was only half full, yet we waiting quite a while for initial service (see above), our assigned waiter to take drink orders and then for drinks to be served. he never acknowledged our wait "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We like to visit Bistro 27 because the food is good, there's a good selection of wine and it's across the street from the theater. We've had good experiences there and will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We chose to eat here at the spur of the moment and throughly enjoyed our dinner. Salads to start were excellent, as were our entrees (ravioli special and scallops) and desserts (bread pudding). My only complaint is that they were out of both the first entree and the first dessert that I ordered. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "food has always been delicious, staff has been informed and curtious. high on our list of special places to eat for special occassions."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I really feel like brunch menus should offer a nice selection of breakfast & lunch options but this place did not. This was my second visit to this restaurant and I just don't think I'll have a third. On the first visit I had to deal with rude wait staff and on this last visit my frittata was over cooked. The hashbrowns I ordered were actually chunks of potatoes (not shredded) and they didn't taste very good. The adult drinks are way over priced in my opinion. Every once in a while we come across nice little diamond in the ruff restaurants downtown, but I don't consider this to be one. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "This place is still great even though there have been changes in ownership and chef. The food was very good, but the rolls were like eating White House rolls-just doesn't work with the menu. Service was excellent. Good ambiance with moderate noise level. I hope people will continue to go there, even though there is so much competition in the area. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014