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Chez Foushee
Chez Foushee

Chez Foushee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chezfoushee.com
  • Phone: (804) 648-3225
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary European, Continental
  • Executive Chef: Josh Wood
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: With over 25 years of catering experience, Chez Foushee specializes in elegant events of any size. We offer event coordination, floral design and menu planning to help you enjoy your event to the fullest. Our seamless service and seasonal menus contribute to the success of your function. Utilizing partnerships with our vendors allows for impressive occasions with a focus on quality at a reasonable price. We also have a Cocktail Party Platter menu for hassle free, pick up and serve occasions including stylishly displayed buffet style selections.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Chez Foushee, we have over 20 years of experience in catering and have prepared for events ranging from society galas to corporate receptions.

    Our dining room is available for on-site private dinners of approximately 30 – 50 guests and cocktail functions up to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Dennis Spurgeon (804) 648-3225

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Foushee
  • Public Transit: We are located 1 block from the major bus line running on Broad St. with a stop at the intersection of Broad and Foushee St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Chez Foushee has plenty of street parking along with off-street parking in the Parkway Parking lot adjacent to our location. No payment required for the lot we take care of that for you.
A word from Chez Foushee
Chez Foushee opened in the Fall of 1989 as a small deli and catering operation offering carry-out and boxed lunches. As business continued to flourish a number of renovations occurred and the entire building was purchased in the Fall of 1995. Located in historic Monroe Ward, just blocks from the venerable Jefferson Hotel, we are situated close to downtown and the Broad Street arts district. Chez Foushee offers lunch and carry-out weekdays, as well as dinner every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We offer brunch Sunday mornings. Our menus change seasonally with an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. On site catering is available Monday – Thursday for private dinner and cocktail parties. Semi-private dining is offered on Friday and Saturday evenings. Please inquire about full-service offsite catering.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "We recently took our two grown daughters and their spouses to Chez Foushee to celebrate two birthdays. We have had several enjoyable dinners there in the past and thought it would be a treat for them. Sorry to say it did not live up to expectations. Two ordered steak and it was not the cut listed on the menu. Both pieces had gristle and fat running through. I ordered the Mahi Mahi with spinach risotto. The fish came on top of what looked like pea soup. I was only able to eat about half the fish before being overwhelmed by the amount of black pepper (and I like black pepper!). The Brussels sprout salad was good but that was about it. Big waste of money. Sorry, CF, won't be back."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The waiter remembered us from last time a few months back. Great vibe. Busy night so service a bit slow but not any real problem as we were with friends and not in a rush. Our out of town guests loved it. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Chez Foushee is our favorite restaurant in Richmond. We would eat there more often if we actually lived in Richmond. The food and service are consistently good and the ambiance is pleasing. The front, where the small bar is can get noisy, but the back is more moderate and because of the layout noise from the bar area is more of a background hum than a real distraction. The menu isn't long, but it is nicely varied, and everything my wife and I have tried there has been very well prepared."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great service but i felt the restaurant is a bit tired. The food good."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere for a business lunch. Also interesting building and decor."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "First time here and was very pleased. Food and service were extraordinary ."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Truly one of richmond's treasure. Great food, unbelievable menu. Unlike a new restaurant that relies on trying to be fancy, these guys are fancy without trying."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We always have a fantastic experience here - outstanding service and a rotating seasonal menu that is always well done."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Before my Father's Day activities, my wife and I had brunch at Chez Foushee this past Sunday and even though we know the restaurant well, this meal was really a hit. Both the Croque Madame and the Andouille Scramble were outstanding and enough to really satisfy us. Because it was Father's day, the restaurant was busy, but the service provided just the right amount of attention and everything was served on time. Another thing that I particularly like about the bar selection is that they offer more than one style of Bloody Mary and include my favorite, Clamato. Many thanks to Andrew, Dennis and the staff for always providing a quality dining experience."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I booked with Chez Foushee for brunch on Fathers' Day for my husband, daughter, son-in-law, grandson (4 months old), and me. I had requested a table where we could put the baby's carseat and be out of the restaurant foot traffic. We were seated at the back of the restaurant which had a large bench seat, ideal for the baby. Our waiter was attentive, helpful in selecting the food, and friendly. The food was excellent with portions which were large enough for the two men. My daughter had the oyster roast which she loved. The highlight was the desserts. My husband and I had the lemon cake which was marvelous, and my daughter and her husband had the chocolate torte. We all agreed that we would definitely return."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Went on a recent Thursday featuring wines that were combined with daily selections. Had the Malbec - excellent! Planned a leisurely dinner and server Veronica did not rush us at all. Veronica knew the menu and the wine selections. Had as appetizer fabulous Boulin Balls with pork that were a nice spicy flavor and very tasty sauce. Soup du jour was tomato bisque. Nice consistency. Caesar Salad - crunchy romaine and peppery dressing; Entrée catfish with fried oysters - superb. Finally the chocolate flourless torte - chocolate finale - made sure we had room for dessert! As always with this restaurant - food wonderful and tasty; service professional and knowledgeable overall terrific dining experience. Like the daily specials."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The greeting at the door is always smiles and friendly, and our server was right on q at every step. First up to the plate were the mussels, just right with a not too salty sauce that allowed for tasty dipping on warm bread. Of course the starter was a "pollen cutter" of gin, etc. two salads one of grilled asparagus with the chefs creative tasty toppings of crispy porcine and cheese; grilled brussel sprouts always a favorite with the tangy blue; a bottle of white kept everything crisp. Next up was the grilled salmon with a lobster risotto, how much flavor can you stand; then there are the famous and close-by soft shell crabs decked out in their spring/summer veggie finery. All the desserts are to die for and are a sweet finish to a win!!!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Food was delicious, service was great. Had a table by the window, great people watching."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Chez Foushee is a fantastic place. It was our dining club and everyone was pleased with their meals. We got a wide variety of dishes and they were all good. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Our lunch was excellent. Food was delicious and good service. I have been going to Chez Fouchee for many years and they continue to be a top notch restaurant - especially to celebrate special occasions!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We (a mixed group of foodies and anti-foodies) ate here for lunch to celebrate a special occasion. We were impressed with their reasonable prices, excellent specials list, and multitude of options. We started with pimento cheese (who knew how good that could be?) and as entrees we had salmon, shrimp & grits, gumbo, and the Brussels sprouts salad. The star of the meal was definitely the Lemon Butter Cake, which we all split. None of us have been able to stop talking about what a gem this restaurant is and how delicious everything was! Ambience and service were also stellar. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food was well prepared and presented, but somewhat pricey. However, service was terrible. There was only one waiter, a hostess and a bar tender. While we were there the three stood at the bar and conversed. Following the initial service, the waiter failed to return to refresh the water and never inquired if we wanted coffee or tea. Each time we needed service we had to summons the waiter by raising a hand.There were very few diners in the restaurant, approximately three other tables. Unable to recommend this restaurant to Opentable visitors and strongly suggest that you dine elsewhere."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Outstanding food. Flash fired oysters were fantastic. We had the soft shell crab over succotash. They were excellent. Dessert was the lemony cheese cake. It was also excellent. Service was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love it! The shrimp and grits are the best! My husband loved the chargrilled ribeye steak. Food and service are terrific, always consistently great!lm"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Our food was room temp, not piping hot. For the amount of patrons versus servers the night we went, it didn't make sense why the free bread came out when our entrees came out or why the food was room temperature. The overall experience did not justify their asking rates for their dishes. Would be willing to try them out again, but, only if someone else covers the bill. Our server was friendly, but appeared overly busy. We were greeted upon entering and our reservation was honored, but ... good luck!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "As always fantastic, the owners have created a wonderful tradition for our family and we have never been let down."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Really enjoy the ambiance here and the food is always done exceptionally well. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Pleasant neighborhood restaurant. The food is good home style food. Waiters very nice. Restaurant seems to be a favorite with locals. Not really a venue for tourists."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Fabulous food and welcoming staff..good value..good bar"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I invited a client to join me for lunch. We both enjoyed our meals very much. It was hard to narrow down our choices as there were so many yummy options from which to select. I has the crab cakes over grits. Outstanding!! I loved the New Orleans inspired menu! Great place for business and also very romantic at night. A great date spot! "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "As always GREAT !!!!! We love to recommend Chez Foushee to our friends, they are never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Chez Foushee has been one if my favorite restaurants for years. I can always count on a special dining experience in a charming place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "At $35/plate for Mother's Day, the terrible service was hard to understand."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Chez Foushee will NEVER let you down. The food is outstanding with both classic and unique entrees. The service could not be better."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My husband and I had brunch for Mother's Day. Prior to this, it had been years since we'd eaten there. I did remember the lemon butter cake being wonderful! We had reviewed the menu in advance; and to be honest, we didn't find it very inviting. However, after reading favorable reviews we decided to give it a try. We were happy we did because we had an outstanding dining experience! Our server made excellent recommendations, especially the brussel sprouts salad and crab cakes with poached eggs. We noted that the portions were European style, another way of saying they were small. We appreciated this because we were able to fully enjoy the wonderful lemon butter cake without feeling stuffed."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant frequently and have never been disappointed.The food is always delicious and well-served. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had dinner at Chez Foushee to celebrate my son's graduation from UR the next day. We were a group of 9 and every dish tried was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waiter was friendly, attentive and professional and the ambience in the restaurant is lovely. I wish we lived closer so we could come again!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I was impressed by the warm greetings we received! We were approached twice by staff for seating(we had reservations of course) with smiles! Such a nice thing to be welcomed in such a courteous way. The food was excellent and the service the same! Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I've been going to Chez Foushee for years and I have never had a bad experience. I've had date nights with my partner and large groups there. The food, the service, the cocktails and the ambiance are always wonderful."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We had lunch at Chez Foushee not long ago on a rainy Monday afternoon. The food was wonderful, especially the mussels. Our server, Rich, was particularly helpful. He guided us through the menu and offered great suggestions. We look forward to returning."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I have seen this restaurant as I walk back to my apartment time and time again. The food and service was great. I would definitely recommend it for a fine dining occasion. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "had a great time at this fine downtown restaurant. it was a great break from a rainy evening in richmond. really good food in a very nice setting. would certainly go back."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The high expectations, based on a friend's recommendation, were exceeded! Our visit coincided with "date night," so there were excellent wines offered for $18/bottle. The sauvignon blanc we picked was perfect. The starter menu was imaginative: I was delighted by the brussels sprout & bleu cheese salad and Susan's pot sticker "salad" was delicious, too. Kathleen had a Caesar which she loved and Mike's asparagus got a thumbs up, too! We moved on to a great potato encrusted grouper, mussels with wine and herbs, and chicken palliard. The fish was flaky and moist and the potato was crisp and salty - perfect! The chicken and mussels were also delicious. Dessert was a high point. Great service, too! Maitre 'd guided me to free parking! "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I went with three friends for Easter brunch , and it was a great choice . Friendly greeting apron arrival, We were seated right away, even though we were still waiting for one person . which was nice. The menu choice was great without being overwhelming , and our waiter was friendly and help-full, without being intrusive . I haven't been in awhile , and it was great to see that the place has been kept perfectly fresh ! It really is a pretty restaurant . Great experience all around and most of all delicious ! The crab cakes with poached eggs , Awesome!, and the butter-lemon cake, Divine! I definitely won't wait so long before my next visit ! "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Glad to have them open for Easter brunch. Went there with a party of four, and honestly, each meal was sublime. Very good food and service. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014