Chez Foushee
Chez Foushee

Chez Foushee

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chezfoushee.com/
  • Phone: 8046483225x
  • 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: Continental, Creole / Cajun / Southern, Contemporary European
  • 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 8046483225x

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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Chez Foushee reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (40)special occasion (37)neighborhood gem (33)romantic (30)great for lunch (26)great for brunch (25)good for groups (17)notable wine list (4)hot spot (4)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • Friday night dinner
    BelleFull
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Intimate experience with outstanding food. Interesting flavor combinations, nice wine list, warm and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    Jackie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We absolutely adore Chez Foushee! Over the past two years, our brunch group has tried multiple restaurants and locations in search of our favorite ambiance, food, bloody mary/mimosa, and all around experience. Chez Foushee has been consistently at the very top of our list in food, ambiance, and general experience. We've been there twice for brunch and once for dinner, and are always more than delighted to be there. Thank you for being such a wonderful restaurant! None of us have ever had a bad meal with you all, and we'll most definitely be returning again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion gem
    bubba
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We went to Chez Foushee for my wife's birthday dinner as we do every year.The dinner was most enjoyable and we were able to make use of their Happy Hour bargains. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Richmond Favorite
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've enjoyed lunch at Chez Foushee several times and was always glad I did. The ambience, service, & food are always just right. I tried the soup special, sweet pea with ham, and found it delicious, loaded with ham, but not heavy. Full of light from windows on 2 sides and the crisp white linens, Chez Foushee is a lovely place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A slice of Paris !
    WineguyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Amazing food and service. This restaurant was like a slice of Paris. Fresh, friendly and very tasty !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch venue
    Businesslunch
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a wonderful lunch. Great good and service in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome find...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Although they were out of both steak items on the menu, the salad and main course (grouper) were phenomenal. Also tried the lemon butter cake, delicious! Delightful owner/host! Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dining
    John
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Lovely atmosphere for an excellent meal. Great menu of enticing starters and entres. Very convenient to VA Rep theatre with free parking.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never a bad meal!
    Buddhla
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We love this little restaurant. The food and the service are always excellent! Their portion sizes and their flavors are definitely southern. We have never leave this place hungry. We always make it a point to stop by whenever we are in Richmond. We truly recommend this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love the restaurant
    TresBien
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Foushee
    Bremo2VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service
    lauri1VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great service but i felt the restaurant is a bit tired. The food good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch!
    Coffey
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Great food and atmosphere for a business lunch. Also interesting building and decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Find
    PadgVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    First time here and was very pleased. Food and service were extraordinary .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable
    Finnan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Fantastic
    NickVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We always have a fantastic experience here - outstanding service and a rotating seasonal menu that is always well done.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable Brunch
    Luvamenu
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Fathers' Day Brunch
    eatoutoften
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Daily Specials
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A grand slam, NO ball park needed!!
    Agrump
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    dsgal
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Food was delicious, service was great. Had a table by the window, great people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic place
    Diandral
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Suey
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy
    Kmh3415
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Service
    Sabre
    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.
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  • Rick
    RickandDanna
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sking
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seen better days
    KnowGoodWhenITasteIt
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 262 reviews are from the Chez Foushee reviews archive.
  • Our Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    As always fantastic, the owners have created a wonderful tradition for our family and we have never been let down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent menu
    NickVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Really enjoy the ambiance here and the food is always done exceptionally well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Foushee
    Fundine
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Fabulous food and welcoming staff..good value..good bar
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food & Outstanding Service
    Lisa
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Regular Patron
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    As always GREAT !!!!! We love to recommend Chez Foushee to our friends, they are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Richmond classic.
    RVAlovesgoodfood
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    At $35/plate for Mother's Day, the terrible service was hard to understand.
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  • Absolutely Fabulous
    AbFab
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mother's Day Delight
    n2winendine
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this restaurant
    Nayy
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I love this restaurant. We went for Mother's Day Brunch. It was excellent. Service is great! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet