We ate dinner at Arcadia to celebrate my brother's graduation from dental school. The place was amazing. The staff couldn't be nicer, the food was unbelievably good and location was perfect. I HIGHLY recommend this place to anyone.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience as usual! We have yet to experience anything sub par here.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Service
I took my family (Party of 6) out for a graduation dinner after my wife graduated from VCU. The food was great and the service excellent. They even accommodated my 13 year old niece who is a picky eater.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
recently dined here with a group of 6. Decor is beautiful. Location is great. Food was AMAZING! service was likewise great. Steaks were beautifully done and the butter absolutely made those steaks just another cut above. You will drop a pretty penny here but we all felt it was well worth it. There was one really loud group next to us which was the only detraction but that happens pretty much everywhere. It isn't a place you're likely to get in and out quickly so if you are pressed for time it may not be the best choice for you.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely drink and food menu with a variety of choices, each with unique flavors and ingredients. Great service and an overall great experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Much needed fine food downtown!
Excellent food, lovely handmade fruit sodas- excellent!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Group dinner after a work project. Everything we tried was so good. New Oysters Rockefeller added to menu and they are tasty! Can't go wrong with the beef. Best meat in town. Service was perfect!
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We ordered the Braveheart steaks and they were aged perfectly and was delicious.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every bite amazing!
This was my husband and my second time at Arcadia and we took two friends for dinner. We all ordered different items from the menu, raw oysters, fries, collard greens, salad, shrimp and pasta, scallops, steak, carrot and dill soup..........Every bite was delicious. We were too full for desert, but wish we weren't! Arcadia is a small restaurant on two floors of a renovated old building and it had great ambiance with a neighborhood feel. If you like great food you will love it!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time experience at Arcadia. Food was great and Kyle served our party of 6 exceptionally well. Only issue is that the restaurant gets loud. There are no soft surfaces to absorb the sound. It is definitely on our must go back list.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
You had me at "Bellini bar"
My girlfriend and I were in search of an unexplored restaurant between the 2 of us for Sunday brunch. Richmond offers quite a few foodie brunch hot spots; Most of them small and neighborhood feel with excellent food. Arcadia has a Bellini bar with multiple concoctions to choose from at that. We tried several kinds, sharing of course, with the lychee/lemoncello being among the favorites. The food was great and the outdoor pato was adorable. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed a great meal. The blue crab brioche Benedict and white anchovy kale Caesar salad were to die for. We look forward to going back with our husbands for dinner! Cheers!!
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was delicious and served hot. For some reason it took us forever to get our entree even though people who came in after us were served before our entree arrived. The menu choices were very nice and I had a very good wine.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a memorable dinner at Arcadia. We arrived at 7 and our table was available right away. Our server, Kyle, was friendly and knowledgeable, but didn't hover. We had the oysters special, which were the best oysters we have ever tasted, the mini crab cakes, the lobster pot pie and the Braveheart beef. While everything was excellent, the beef was especially flavorful and tender. The wine list was well selected and we had a reasonably priced bottle. For dessert, we asked for the chocolate torte with the salted carmel ice cream ( instead of the chocolate ice cream it came with). It was divine, as was the orange creme brulee.
Valet parking was a plus, as the Farmer's Market lot was full ,and street spots are hard to find.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was incredible!
Service was a bit lacking, but we got to sit out on the patio and enjoy the beautiful weather. Had a Bacon Jello Shot! Food was just to die for. Cool location, right on the street.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We really enjoyed our dining experience. It is my favorite restaurant in a historical setting with very sensitive and friendly wait staff!
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great location, smart design
Great location at farmers market, crisp black white and yellow interior. Delicious shrimp Mac and cheese!
Delicious crab cakes and I'm a picky cake eater. Simple!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lucked into the availablility
Lucked into the availablility of Veuve Cliquot Rose on the drink list. Small plates were terrific, and just the right size. So I was surprised when the desserts were enormous - easily could have split one with my husband. Definitely a place I'd return to again.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place!!
We ate on a Saturday night-it was perfect. The service was as well-trained as we have EVER had, he was helpful and well-versed in the menu. The food was fabulous, interesting and flavorful. Hit a lot of the palate points without overwhelming. Will happily return
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
We had a delightful meal here on Saturday .Very nice decor , friendly staff, great Arcadia Martini!!
The food was beautifully presented, but my daughters lobster pot pie was the star of the show!
The Creme brûlée was as good as we've had in Paris, , overall a very pleasant spot, and we will be back
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is outstanding. Service
Food is outstanding. Service spotty but very friendly. Valet parking a plus
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time with friends
We had a great time with friends from out of town, great food and great wine! It was a nice way to show them Richmond.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a lovely dinner experience!!
Excellent restaurant!!! Manager/ maitre d keeps a careful watch....service was outstanding as was the lobster bisque!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious Sunday brunch
It was a slow Sunday due to the post 4th of July having a lot of the Richmond crowd still on vacation. This meant that we got to dine at a leisurely pace and had the full attention of our server. The golden Bloody Mary was excellent as was the rose wine cocktail. The two of us had the special lobster filled omelet and the crab eggs benedict. Both meals were outstanding and served with lightly crisped cut potatoes. The salted caramel gelato and homemade lemon chess pie desserts were a great topper for the meal. We will definitely return!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Dining Experience
A wonderful meal with wonderful service. Our favorite restaurant inRichmond.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have dined here about 3
We have dined here about 3 times in the past year. Always good food and server. One tip, don't get there first or your food will come out on the heels of the appetizer. If you are in the mood for a quiet leisurely meal, you'll feel rushed. Otherwise, highly recommended.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
have a drink
the bartender, Mark, is excellent. He remembers customer's names and favorite drinks!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another wonderful dinner
We enjoyed another wonderful dinner in one of our favorite Richmond restaurants.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
new chef great!
our favorite - did not disappoint as always. best steak in town!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
First but not last
This was our first visit but not our last. Our group of four had 4 different and varied entrees, and we shared different appetizers and desserts. It was all very good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We loved Arcardia! The food was great...best lobster bisque ever! Our service was excellent and the owner very friendly. Even our drinks tasted delicious. We were celebrating a special event with our adult son and this was the perfect place to do. The three of us highly recommend this restaurant experience.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food service
The menu has selections for everyone. Fish Lamb, beef, vegetarian.excellent service and food prepared to order. The special was delicious, scallops over white beans, tomato and Arugula. Great wine selection.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great and the
The food was great and the steak was very tender! Service was excellent.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arcadia a must try
In the heart of Shockow bottom with lots of nightlife Arcadia is a must try. Their cream of carrot and dill soup is to die for. They always have a wonderful fresh fish selection and the Braveheart beef is a meat lovers dream.
Matt will make your favorite drink and as for Jackie as your waittress and you won't be disappointed. John, the owner, will greet you at the door.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch with the girls
We all had a very nice relaxing time and able to take our time to visit with one another. The food was good-the Crab Benedict enjoyed by others at table, my oyster po' boy sandwich was a little too salty for me but oysters were good. Fancy mimosa type cocktails were highly rated by others in the group. Parking was a bit tricky as there was a BBQ festival going on in same area so allow time to find a spot on busy weekends.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were seated toward the rear of the restaurant which was less charming and interesting than the front, but still very nice. The food was great. All three members of our party had something different to share and each meal was great. No disappointment. Service was better than average.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Great Find
We are new visitors to Richmond and will be back frequently and we're happy to find Arcadia. The food was creative, delicious and well priced. Our server was charming and efficient. We will definitely be back.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent ambiance - food and waiter Kyle made the experience noteworthy
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always an amazing experience..
My wife and I have been to Arcadia a number of times, and every time I leave the restaurant saying it is the best meal I have ever had. If you like steak, this place is a must. The Braveheart beef is amazing by itself, but then you add the sides and it just keeps getting better. The fact that it's a beautiful place and has top notch service doesn't hurt either!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place to have in the bottom! A first class dining experience with expert staff, a tremendous food selection and fine wine. Do yourself a favor and give this local gem some business! And, if your company needs a place to entertain clients this is it....they are designed to handle special groups with a great upstairs section for privacy. Keep them in Richmond, go eat there and take all your friends!!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
once again, another great
once again, another great experience. We will continue to support this great restaurant. John and his
staff are the best.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Arcadia consistently serves wonderful, imaginative food and provides exceptional service. All the staff are friendly and helpful and there appears to be little turnover which is usually a sign of good management and training. With a myriad of dining choices in Richmond, Arcadia is a standout that doesn't disappoint after many visits.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Arcadia and it exceeded expectations. Food is outstanding and will definitely return again.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in Richmond
Seven of us ate dinner here on a very busy Friday night. The food was "over the top" good. I had the seafood special, a coriander seed dusted grouper served over sweet potato hash. It was the best grouper I ever tasted. I also had a kale Caesar salad served with white anchovies that was phenomenal. The folks who ordered soups...the lobster bisque and the creamed carrot special...raved about them. Three folks had the beef filets which they said were cooked to perfection. Two folks ordered a shrimp dish served over pasta that they also enjoyed very much. Needless to say, we will be going back to Arcadia very often!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful dinner!
Arcadia is a fantastic dining spot for dinner! The service is top notch and the atmosphere inside is trendy and inviting. There are great, delicious options on the menu along with the available wine list. We look forward to coming back here!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place! My rack of lamb was cooked to perfection! The chefs there are always on their game. The owner John made it a point to personally great me and my guest at our table to ask us how everything was. I highly recommend the brave heart steak as well!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Celebrated a birthday and nourished a 1st time half-marathoner with delicious, healthy, and creative fare. Elegant simplicity and a relaxed atmosphere with valet parking in one package. The amazing chocolate torte even arrived with a candle.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great meal here - the soups are fabulous. Steak melts in one's mouth. Lamb/pork shanks and osso bucco fall off the bone.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant was recommended
This restaurant was recommended to us and we are so glad we decided to try it out. The food was very good, the steak was buttery with a little pepper edge, but the sides stole the show! The brussel sprouts with the big cloves of garlic were cooked perfectly, the collard greens had a sweet and savory flavor, the truffle frites yummy, crispy little French fries. Wow! And the salted caramel ice cream from Gelati Celeste with Bailey's and Cappuccino was a perfect finish. Our server, Jackie, was pleasant and not hovering, she seemed to show up just at the perfect time to refill wine, take our orders and just generally take care of us! We had a party of 9 and the timing of the food was great for conversation and enjoying each other's company.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great meal at Arcadia
First time I have been to Arcadia and we were so pleasantly surprised. Food was fantastic! Pork Osso Bucco was out of this world...my 8 year old daughter loved it (ate off my plate). Desserts were outstanding too. Service was top notch and we had a great evening out...
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
a culinary home run
We had a family celebration here involving people from there cities, so we were a little boisterous and lingered a long time (not hogging our table from waiting diners, however) --- probably not the ideal customers from the restaurant's point of view. But the service was impeccably gracious and unobtrusive and all six of us agreed that the food was out of this world. I can't understand why there aren't lines a mile long outside the door.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM