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C Street
C Street

C Street Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cstreetrva.com
  • Phone: (804) 355-2200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Patio/Outdoor Dining

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from C Street
We feature a spaceous patio overlooking Carytown, a lovely dining area and full bar. Book your parties in our Courtyard for catered events and special occasions. Catering in-house by Hazel-Ruth Fine Catering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Wonderful outside dining on a pleasant summer evening"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Lovely spot in Cary Town for a long lunch. Have not tried dinner. Interesting menu, above average food, slow service."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Great meal on the patio with very attentive service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Superb food, beautifully presented and prepared. Lovely atmosphere"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We had the most incredible dining experience at C-Street last night. From the moment we were warmly greeted and ushered to prime front porch seating, and from the best crab cake apps, flavorful entrees and gelato desert, to the heartfelt farewell handshakes from the staff, the evening was flawless. The adjacent parking lot was icing on the cake. Since moving to Richmond three years ago, our only complaint is that we didn't try C-Street sooner. Now we simply can't wait to return soon and often."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I checked out C Street and found the food to be excellent. We had a four-course meal with no disappointment in any of the food. The woman who waited on us was efficient and pleasant. They decorate beautifully with fresh flowers and candles on all tables! There was a group of people having a good time on the patio. They were drinking and loud. It did not bother me because I ate inside, but it seemed to bother some of the staff. Then a group of older, pleasantly dressed people happily came in to have drinks at the bar. I watched as they were greeted with a chilly reception and they felt uncomfortable and left. This restaurant has excellent food, but some of the staff need to be friendlier and more receptive to all types of people. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We gathered for lunch at C Street to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. The food was memorable – especially the spring pea, leek, and potato soup! All of the food was terrific, although it was very slow in coming. The staff couldn't have been more pleasant, but it appeared to us that they should have had more staff there to handle the lunch crowd. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our dinner at C Street began with a bumpy start (they were out of my beer request; appetizer and entrée must be ordered at the same time), but the meal made up for these initial disappointments. My entrée was the house crab cake platter, and the two generous-sized crab cakes were some of the best in recent memory. These were crab cakes for crab lovers, with little of the fillers and heavy breading one encounters so often. My wife enjoyed her fish du jour, and we both approved of our choices for side dishes: sweet potato fries and grilled asparagus. Dining on their front porch on a nice May evening was the perfect complement to our meal. We left full and happy, and our waiter seemed genuinely pleased that we had enjoyed our meal."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food - ok, service - horrible, ambiance - very nice"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed the evening at C Street. Private parking was a nice addition to the delicious food and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We will return!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The $12 burgers were decent (but the wrong temp).The server was nice but inattentive. The seafood stew was one of the worst dishes I have ever tried to eat - a greasy over cooked mess.They were not full when we arrived so why did it take over 1 hour for our entrees to arrive (it may have been 1.5 hours) We left hungry so we grabbed something on the way home! When we arrived, the hostess, who may have been a owner, was harried and not welcoming. If someone, anyone, had taken the time to apologize for the subpar service and food, we might go back. From the moment we walked in until we had to go to the bar to ask for our check, there was no effort to explain or apologize. Our money is better spent anywhere else. And the check was over $100."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was the most delicious food I ever ate in Richmond. I took a Strip Steak and my friend took a filet mignon. It costs us around $70 in total and for this taste the price was worth it."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "C Street has become our favorite 'go -to' place when we get fidgety at home. Wonderfully pleasant service, great food, and outside dining on nice evenings. We've probably eaten there more than a dozen times, and enjoyed every meal. Sunday brunch after church is a very pleasant experience here. I particularly abhor the boisterous noise level that seems so common in Richmond restaurants. (I actually enjoy hearing what my wife has to say). C Street is always calm enough for us to talk (not shout)."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I thought I would surprise my girlfriend by taking her to C Street for the first time, but by the end of the meal we were both surprised. C street surpassed my expectations. The server was pure class. The food was classic (I had the buttermilk chicken) but it was plated in a sophisticated manner that only enhanced the appeal. When we went, the place was very quiet and intimate. This was on a Friday night, mind you. The only drawback to the restaurant was the price. It was a little over $30 a person before tip. We did enjoy a great seafood soup de jour in addition to our entrees though. Overall I highly recommend C Street."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "the restaurant was average. The place was well decorated inside. The food was good but nothing really to rave about. Not too many exotic dishes or risk taking. But I was still satisfied with the food and quality of service. And it was nice that they had their own parking lot so you don't have to find street parking."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a lovely time. I was very impressed with the quality of the menu and the specials. We had a great dinner"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went to C Street for Valentine's Day and everything was very nice. No complaints. I had a steak and it tasted great. My wife had fish (I forget the exact dish) and she also enjoyed it very much. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Spent our Valentines evening here and the food was breath taking. The service was on par for a restaurant of this caliber and staff were friendly and well educated about their menu items. Food was priced well for the quality and this will remain a top restaurant in Richmond for us to visit for our special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall great experience. I proposed to my girlfriend during our visit and the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I dined at C Street on New Year's Eve. The service was BEYOND TERRIBLE. The waiter did not read us any of the specials, he forgot our bottle of champagne and we never ended up getting it, our order was completely wrong, and we ended up cancelling the order to leave and just going hungry for the night. AVOID."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We chose to have our last meal of 2013 at one of our favorite restaurants - C Street. We were not disappointed. We ordered the Airline Chicken Breast and it was delicious. I rarely eat chicken, but this is the only restaurant I will order it from consistently. This is a gem of a restaurant on Cary Street. When the weather is warmer, they have a fabulous patio for wonderful outdoor dining."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Richmond is a city full of great and unique restaurants. We have some great chefs and restaurant groups. This restaurant is in a great location and has an interesting layout. Dining outside watching the happenings on Cary Street is an experience. The service was subpar with a meek server who didn't know the menu or bar well. Giving him the benefit of the doubt--maybe he was new. The food was good but I've had much better food for the price. I am glad I tried this restaurant but not sure I need to go back."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Beautiful store front. Amazing decor. Friendly service. Delicious!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Our first time at C Street was a good visit. Our server Lily was fantastic, going above and beyond the basics and elevating a good meal to great status. The Caribbean Stew was well seasoned and almost perfect although the scallops were a bit overdone. We found the skin-on aspect of the Buttermilk Chicken to be a bit messy and it was breaded excessively but it was moist and flavorful. The Manakintowne Salad was tasty and very fresh and the Lemon Cake with Pistachio Ice Cream was a fine finish to the meal. The surroundings at C Street were lovely and worthy of 5 stars except that the lighting was just too dim to read the menu comfortably. The front porch looks like a great place to people-watch while still enjoying a classy meal."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Beautiful presentation and extremely delicious food . Also has own limited parking beside restaurant off Cary street . Fun to eat on front porch and people watch. Fancy dining! We had a great waiter too."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "On a busy parents weekend Saturday, found C Street surprisingly vacant inside at 6:30. A few tables on cool front outdoors were occupied, but we were a first anyway alone with the bartender. Previous visits had been at lunch, this our first dinner visit. Exceptional table settings and broad based wine list were accompanied by a almost warm bread basket. One vegetarian fish soup and three more solid meals were nicely presented, yet over powered with garlic. My brook trout was bland and sprigged with what was supposed to be string sweet potatoes, but tasted more like shredded carrot. While the overall impression was good, just not as special as we had hoped. The atmosphere however will bring us back another night."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "A great new place I found by doing a little searching. A cozy atmosphere with variety for everyone on the menu. I would definitely come back!"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Great food and service. Nice patio and courtyard too."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "C Street has a unique and varied menu--delicious, fresh ingredients and attentive waitstaff. We chose a table on the deck with a great view overlooking people strolling on Cary Street on a beautiful evening."
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "This restaurant has a fantastic front portch. It had a great breeze and the ambiance was awesome. Outside yet intimate. We got the meatloaf special, which is not something that I would usually order at a restaurant but it sounded so appealing when the server was describing it, that we had to have it. It lived up to the description and then some. It was awesome."
    Dined on 9/3/2013
  • "I wish this restaurant would capitalize better on the patio they have on the side. It seems such a waste"
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "Wine list was not updated, very frustrating, spent time testing wine. No Cabernet except the $60 bottle. Food was good, waitress was nice but didnt check on us enough. Appetizers: only had 2 mussels left. Dissapopinting night"
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "On a night where we wanted to dine outdoors we got that request granted but little else. Service was stretched across too many tables and was enthusiastic but indifferent/impersonal if that's possible. The salmon and tuna entrees were just sort of a mash up inelegantly presented with too much rice and too few vegetables. The pork sliders to start we're the one bright spot. Look to see a new restaurant here within twelve months or sooner."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "The food was very good and being able to ssit outside on a warm summer night adds to the enjoyment."
    Dined on 8/7/2013
  • "The restaurant is charming and was perfect for a ladies evening out. We took our time and was not rushed by the wait staff as the Wednesday night crowd was very sparse. I've dinned here in the past and enjoyed delicious food. Unfortunately, not this time. I had the rockfish fish dejour and it was very overdone. My friends ordered the pasta dish which was unexciting and underseasoned. I expected much more especially since it was such a slow night. With all the excellent restaurants in Richmond, I'm not sure I'll be back for dinner."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Went for lunch and was seated outside on the front porch area. Weather was perfect. Food was presented well, prepared well, and portions were generous. Wine list selections were varied and reasonably priced. Service lagged at times but overall acceptable. Will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "Absolutely one of the best treatments of soft shells I've ever had! The dish was so bright and full of tasty explosions - umami, I think they call it! I just wish it weren't so doggone expensive! Since it is, however, I'll keep it on my special occasions list! Oh, and, we could actually hear our table conversation - it was super!"
    Dined on 7/26/2013
  • "Very nice dinner with really good and creative dishes. Very good presentation and relaxing atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Great attentive waiter. Nice location we sat on front balcony. Our waiter explained specials and wad top notch.we were attending the national jaquar car event and looking for something local. The cary town scene is great"
    Dined on 6/14/2013
  • "Had a nice graduation lunch for five. Food was very good, service good, atmosphere very pleasant. Prices were reasonable too."
    Dined on 6/12/2013