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Sam Miller's
Sam Miller's

Sam Miller's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.sammillers.com
  • Email: kristin@sammillers.com
  • Phone: (804) 644-5465
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Rhian Pryor
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: We are proud to introduce our innovative gourmet Box Lunch and Box Dinner menus. Enjoy a wide array of lunch and dinner selections. Our menus are perfect for a day to day meal or an executive meeting. Our box lunches and dinners are hassle free and sure to impress any staff or client. Let us take care of you.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our entire staff, from the front door to the kitchen, is dedicated to achieving the best possible reviews for you and your party. Because, after all, a party is a celebration and the food, the drink, the service, and the environment should contribute to that celebration.
  • Private Party Contact: Lindsey Corbit (804) 252-9104
  • Entertainment: Join us for Valentine's Day! Check out our website for our special menus.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 23219
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Sam Miller's is happy to provide complimentary valet parking in the evenings. Drop your car off with the valets in front of the Tobacco Company and come in for dinner. During the day, there are many lots in the area with varying rates.
A word from Sam Miller's
Located in a 165 year old building in the heart of historic Shockoe Slip, Sam Miller's is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and has been featured in national publications including "Southern Living Magazine." In addition to fine seafood and "the best crab cakes in Richmond," we serve USDA Prime beef , creative pasta dishes, and salads to suit any tastes. Looking for something more casual? A small plates menu is available in our Oyster Bar featuring classic favorites and new lighter fare options. Whether you are looking for a fine dining facility to host your business dinner, or a casual place to meet friends for drinks, Sam Miller's has all the options to satisfy your needs.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "NIce quiet atmosphere for a date or quiet conversation in a historic building with character. Food was fair considering the prices, pleasant service but brought the wrong meal which they corrected without asking a few minutes later. Hard to tell the difference between salmon or chicken on the dinner salad, hence the mistake. Overall Okay but I probably will not go back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I thought the food was really good, but my wife and I were surprised by the price tag. It was valentines day, so they had a special menu, but there was no price on the menu. So we had no idea how much it would cost until we got the bill - $45/person, in case you were wondering."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for Valentine's dinner. Sat for 30 minutes before our order was even taken. Empty tables all around so it was not because they were busy. Our server was AWFUL! We were NEVER offered another drink and he NEVER came back to check on our table. Not inviting or personable at all. My food was cold and bland and our dessert order was wrong but our server slapped the plates down so quick and walked away we couldn't even tell him. I will NEVER visit this establishment again. An expensive lesson learned."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I brought my girlfriend and my daughter for Valentines. The menu looked good for the two adults but I was very suprised when I asked the waitress if my 7 year old could just get a side salad or side of something and she said she would check with the kitchen and they said no. The waitress didn't really seem to care or try to give me any other ideas. The place wasn't even half way full so that started off not very well. Then we recieved our meal and the $45.00 pasta my daughter ordered was cold, my steak was well over done, my girlfriends crab cakes as well as mine had no flavor at all. Then when we went to order dessert they ran out of the only thing I wanted which was the Red Velvet Cake. With out a doubt the worst $175.00 meal every."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was very refined & enjoyable, but the food choices were very limited and over priced. The menu only offered one non-seafood selection. For $50 per person + tax & tip, I was expecting better."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "highly recommend! hostess and bartender and server were all super nice and friendly! food was beyond amazing! will definitely return! thank you guys for a great meal and great experience:)"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Sam Millers was the perfect place to go for Valentine's Day. The food was good, service was great, it was a little pricey but worth it. Great place to go!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Made our reservation for group of 5 to celebrate a birthday for Sunday lunch through Opentable. When we arrived our table was by the window as requested. Disclaimer: 2 of our party had waited tables in Shockoe Slip in the 80's when we were in college, including Sam's, so our expectations were high. It certainly looked wonderful and our waitress was friendly. The restaurant was far from full, but it took forever from the time of our order to getting any food on the table. Rather than bring out bread or our salads, everything came out very late at the same time. I had the shrimp and grits and while the flavor was good, the shrimp was overcooked. We had still had great time, but I would say they need to hustle more in the kitchen."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 8pm and the hostess had so many duties we waited over 30 minutes to be seated. The waitress never asked if I wanted a 2nd glass of wine on extra bread. She was in such a hurry she never waited long enough to receive an answer when asked if everything was ok. The salad wedge was a chunk of lettuce with a container of dressing and a few bacon bit crumbs and a couple of tomatoes beside it. Steak oscar had some type of crab mixture on it that I could not eat. The steak was very good. The girl playing guitar and singing seemed to please some folks however I thought she had trouble finding the right notes. Needless to say we won't go back."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "A nice, quiet restaurant with attentive staff and good food. better attention could be paid to details like making sure the soda is actual not soda water, but other than that it was fine."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "We had a part of five, and everyone's meal was delicious! The waiter was proactive and attentive, without going overboard. Best crab cake I have ever had. Tons of garlic in the Ranch dressing... yummy, but avoid if you plan to be kissing later. :)"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "My Husband and kids came for our 16th wedding anniversary. My husband and son had the Bacon Cheese burger with fries came out great, tasted great. My daughter and I had the crab cakes and wanted pasta salad with them. After a few minutes of placing our order our waitress came back to the table and said that they were our of pasta salad. I could see if it was 8 or 9 at night but we ate at 130 in the afternoon and were our or a menu item. The crab cakes were ok 6 out of 10. The best thing that I had was the fresh cut fries. Im not sure if we will return or not."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Food was excellent--appetizers, main entrees, sides and dessert all great. Waitress was new, and they had a big party in the back room. At the end of the night I almost got up to hunt her down for more coffee. Even so, would recommend again."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Went here for dinner on a Friday night and it was empty. Got the special which was a blackened fish stuffed with crab meat and it was pretty good. Not the most flavor but it was not bad. I would not recommend the Filet Oscar which the other person ordered as it was cooked with almost no flavor at all. The service was slow, and has been every time at this location, but the server herself was nice. For the place being as empty as it was I would have expected better service. Location is nice being right in the middle of the slip but they are one of the only restaurants that does not have valet or validate for parking. So, make sure to factor that into your meal and timing."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Came in for brunch. Very attentive staff, great location, great views. Food was fantastic too! Also, not badly priced!"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "We dined her to celebrate my adult son's birthday. We were running late but they still graciously accommodated us. The food was awesome and the service was great. For appetizers, I highly recommend the oysters rockefeller and the bacon wrapped scallops!"
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Many year's ago I ate happily at Sam Miller's ExchangeCafe. Different restaurant, different location. The menu was uninspired (entrees particularly). Our "fresh" oysters and white wine both arrived unchilled. We read our menus only by the light of a street lamp outside the window. Service was friendly and competent. Overall, a dissapointment and will not return."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "My Niece/BFF and I choose Sam Miller's for it's Restaurant Week Menu selections and it was a GREAT place. We will return again for the food & service. Thanks for a GREAT meal."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "the menu and service for richmond restaurant week was outstanding"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Over the years we have eaten at Sam Miller's many times and it remains consistently great - service, food and ambience. It has one of the best Restaurant Week menue's - many "surf & turf" offererings with crab and filet, etc - whereas many restaurants go the "shrimp and grits" route during this promotion. There is nothing fancy or "cutting edge" about Sam's but the food is beautifully prepared - appetizers, entrees and sides - and nicely presented. I had the she crab soup and it is justifiably "world-famous" - rich and creamy. My wife had the wedge salad- huge and delicous. My salmon and filet combo was delicious as was her crab and filet. If you haven't tried Sam Miller's you should!"
    Dined on 10/23/2013
  • "Very sparse crowd. The menu was missing several items. I remembered the food being much better."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "All my husband wanted for his bday was some descent oysters and they were completely out. At an oyster bar known for oysters?? Was not happy wih this place."
    Dined on 10/12/2013