C Street
C Street

C Street

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cstreetrva.com/
  • Phone: 8043552200
  • 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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C Street reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (13)great for outdoor dining (10)neighborhood gem (7)great for brunch (7)special occasion (6)great for lunch (5)romantic (5)good for groups (3)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Glad We Chose It.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Four + overall rating. Our first visit. Very nice. We went on a Saturday for lunch and were impressed - pleasant atmosphere, good service, and great crab cakes. We'll go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Event
    Duckman
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Food was superb, service excellent, ambience left nothing more to be needed. We enjoyed the entire meal, even if I did not "need" the Krispy Kreem" bread pudding. The entrée selection covered the spread of choices so that everyone in the party had an appropriate choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great time
    Tbone
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    needed a place for Sunday brunch for 9 on short notice and Open Table came through with this lovely experience. All the food here was good and flavorful. The huge settee inside allowed nine of us to dine together very comfortably. Our vegetarian, no gluten diners were very happy too. The eggs benedict with savory bread pudding was enormous and we brought home the bread pudding, which I have enjoyed for lunch for 2 days. The turkey panini was really delicious, too. The Asian slaw had a real kick to it that made it stand out among Asian slaws I've had. And the curried chickpea salad I tasted was also delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WebbVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Excellent experience in every way. Service was impeccable, timing was excellent at every step, food was excellent. One of the best dining experiences I have had in Richmond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Visiting UR Parent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I wanted to take our daughter and friends to lunch. She had always thought she would enjoy C Street so we made reservations. Simply stated, we all enjoyed our lunch at C Street.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TenaL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    C Street wa an enjoyable experience. Great location and the patio dining is lovely. Good food and service at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we tried it!
    vagentlemanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    There are so many good restaurants in town that there is a temptation to stay with what you know and like. We tried C Street for the first time and are glad we did. Everything about our dinner was outstanding. We shared an appetizer of Shrimp on the Rocks (our waitress told us the shrimp are served by weigh and it should be big enough to share - it was) If you don't get anything else, try this! The whiskey-laced remolade is absolutely delicious! My wife's grilled tuna and my crab cakes were equally delicious. C Street offers 2 sides with many entrees - much more enjoyable than the customary "vegetable medley"I tried the Asian slaw - good companion to the crab cakes, and their baked sweet potato fries - very tasty! Give C Street a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    MMACVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our first visit to C Street on Sunday morning and we will definitely be back. We actually arrived just prior to opening and were met by a very helpful member of the staff. Although the food took a little long to arrive, it was WAY worth the wait. We enjoyed the crab cake sandwich and the tomato pie special. Bothe dishes were outstanding and we would highly recommend C Street!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wonderful outside dining on a pleasant summer evening
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • C Street
    ladywholunches
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Lovely spot in Cary Town for a long lunch. Have not tried dinner. Interesting menu, above average food, slow service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Saturday night
    loveating
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great meal on the patio with very attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice experience, recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Superb food, beautifully presented and prepared. Lovely atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 62 reviews are from the C Street reviews archive.
  • Superb on all counts.
    GiselaVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in my neighborhood
    Letsgoski2006VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable food!
    Letseat
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the crab cakes!
    JPaulVIP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food - ok, service - horrible, ambiance - very nice
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner!
    Frances
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A disappointment - we won't go back
    LoveRVA
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Retaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal
    BobTheBuilderVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected romance
    ChurchHillConnoisseur
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • marks review
    Mark
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    DelightedDinerVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Valentine's Day
    James
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines Special
    Tmorgan
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My experience
    Lito301
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Overall great experience. I proposed to my girlfriend during our visit and the staff were extremely accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    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.
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  • Perfection as always
    JamieCVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Richmond is a city full of
    Debbi
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect
    Yummy
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Beautiful store front. Amazing decor. Friendly service. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Convenient good food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very very tasty!
    PrincessJudy
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy night, quiet spot
    RVAWmVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Hotspot
    Nickscotti
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service. Nice
    JBRVA
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Great food and service. Nice patio and courtyard too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Carytown Fun
    Goldens
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant has a fantastic
    KimC
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyed sitting on raised patio
    DelightedDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I wish this restaurant would capitalize better on the patio they have on the side. It seems such a waste
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine list was not updated,
    Buckwheat
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic