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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Chez Foushee reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (47)special occasion (45)romantic (38)neighborhood gem (32)great for lunch (24)great for brunch (22)good for groups (16)notable wine list (6)hot spot (5)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner--everything was delicious and it was all a great value--particularly the wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent restaurant and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    excellent food and service. staff is very friendly and space is stunning. great drinks and desserts! seafood was cooked to perfection. nice variety of appetizers and entrees with some creole options that are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    Sarah
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is a great restaurant for an intimate dinner or brunch. Creative dishes, delicious food, and good drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meat at Chez Foushee
    Al2eat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Went back to Foushee because we could not get reservations anywhere for Restaurant Week. We should have started there first! They were having a special anniversary meal for $25. But even without the special price, the ratings and review would be the same. Excellent food. I had braised ribs that melted in my mouth. My wife had a pork shoulder that was excellent. A good wine that was also a special. Service was outstanding, attentive but not intrusive. And unlike many Richmond restaurants these days, you could actually talk without shouting. Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 25th year! Birthday for us!
    Agrump
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Reservation requests met. Not rushed but table drink and food management should have been more timely. The mussels great table starter but ask if bread is ready or dish may chill , bartender kept up but waiter should get party starter sooner. Brussels sprout served as entree for 1 dinner, the special beef steak was cooked perfectly medium rare, the trout filets were also great and no little bones, all the sides paired very nice. Our Carmel chocolate dessert was shared as we finished our wine. Ticket with a 12$ drink , hot tea, and a $30 wine for three was 116$ before adding the excessive RVA tax 12%, tip was added at my 20% level even though the service did not warrant. Still recommend for dinner and will return on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our go to spot!
    Eatsalot
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always delicious! Our favorite before we see a play downtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly
    Renz
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The staff greeted this party of 1 with empathy and joy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Foushee -- a Richmond favorite
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    2 friends and I absolutely loved our dinner at Chez Foushee on a Friday night before the theatre. Cocktails and the chef's cuisine were perfectly prepared. Because the menu is seasonal and changing, you might not be able to get what I ordered. If you ever can, try the shrimp & pumpkin bisque; delicious, full of shrimp and had a lovely kick that made it very special. My trout with beans and mushrooms, was also delicious. As each course came and went, I looked at our 3 plates and there wasn't a bit left on any of them. We finished with hot toffee pudding that did not disappoint. Everything that can possibly be made is made at Chez Foushee; even the butter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Second Visit Also Delighted
    SusnandBowW
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    An early dinner several months ago had us eagerly anticipating our return visit. We were once again charmed by this small restaurant which, as indicated by a special menu is marking 25 years in business. They have kept up with the times! Very interesting menu was executed deftly. The date night wine special has jumped to $25 from $18, but we enjoyed a tasty Gavi that was eel worth the price. The date night 2 course dinner at $25 offered excellent options. Shrimp and creamy grits as well as steak were superb. One of our party felt the trout had been cooked a bit beyond perfect. Highly recommend Chez Foushee!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday brunch
    Foodette
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The building itself along with the interior are just beautiful and welcoming. The staff is amazing friendly and they serve an excellent cup of coffee. The brunch menu was interesting but the execution fell a little short. We ordered the french toast and it was a bit underdone and the fruit seemed less fresh than you'd expect. While we don't go for giant portions during our meals, we were surprised by how small some of the offerings were. For instance, a side of fruit was 1 strawberry, 1 slice of cantaloupe and 1 slice of honeydew. It came across like more of a garnish than a side. The service was absolutely wonderful which is why our overall rating was higher. We are willing to give it another try though because of the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MSK
    MskBvk
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    always a favorite spot to celebrate life and blessings.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Chez!
    Kittie1catVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Always perfect. My first choice restaurant in Richmond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch or dinner
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I've been to Chez Foushee many times and am always delighted with the service and the food. Lunches or dinners are both special there. Lunch this time was no exception. My friend and I enjoyed the braised chicken thigh with cherries ... delicious and a perfect fall choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service, okay food
    Foodie48
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The service and ambience were fantastic. The drinks were great too. However some of the dishes were very salty. I normally love a little extra salt but this was just too much. I'd steer clear of the shrimp and grits and the Caesar salad for this reason. Dessert was great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A consistent great experience
    restaurantmavenVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Chez Foushee is a wonderful spot, great food, great atmosphere, great service. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of many Richmond greats
    ChicagoRichmond
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It is very difficult to stand out in such a great food city as Richmond. Chez Foushee presents a unique choice with their take on food preparation and presentation. The fish options that we selected were nicely done (salmon and grouper). Although there was a mix up on our order, they made it right. They obviously cared deeply about patron satisfaction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food
    Dinner4two
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The ambiance was great, the food was very good, but the portions could have been bigger and sevice was great. We will love the experience and will return often to dine at Chez Foushee.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 278 reviews are from the Chez Foushee reviews archive.
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet