Tastebuds American Bistro
Always AwesomeThis is one of my favorite restaurants in Richmond. From the best organic burger in the state to a lovely selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, I always enjoy my time there.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 5, includingOur group of 5, including two guests from out of town, had dinner on a Saturday night. The restaurant was extremely busy when we arrived at 7:15 (to the point that menus were in short supply!), but that did not impact the excellent service we received from the waitstaff. We each ordered something different, and the food was outstanding across the board. I will be returning for Mother's Day brunch next week!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways love it!I have never had a bad meal here. Service is excellent. Tables are a little too close to each other so try to get there when its not so busy. You won't feel you're eating with the people next to you too!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing birthday dinnerI love the relaxed feel of this place. All the food was delicious as usual, from perfectly cooked steak to the special bread pudding. The service was terrific.. The only thing I would change is to have the jazzy music a little less energetic.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner for 2I visited Tastebuds with my husband and it was simply amazing! We've been there quite a few times and everything I've eaten has been phenomenal. Can't recommend this place enough!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstandingTastebuds never disappoints. The scene is friendly and hip. The food is well-prepared and succulent, and the waiters are very knowledgeable and genuinely want your night to be a wonderful experience. I recommend Tastebuds for small or large groups, or for a romantic dinner. You will enjoy.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTastebuds is one of our veryTastebuds is one of our very favorite Richmond restaurants so, when we saw they were participating in Restaurant Week, we took 2 other couples to share the joy! Happily, they liked it as much as we do! The specials on the menu were wonderful - pork and flounder were especially well received! I am always impressed when a restaurant uses RW to showcase its talents in the kitchen and provides the same quantity of food as it does during regular business days. Tastebuds qualifies on all counts.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTastebuds is the BEST restaurantTastebuds is the BEST restaurant ever! We live in the neighborhood and always bring people to Tastebuds. I had friends from Midlothian there the other night and they said it was the best meal they had ever had ! Andrew and Val are the best, polite , friendly, very accommodating. I have never had a bad meal there. It is always delicious. We just ate there two nights in a row and thats not uncommon!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were celebrating our olderWe were celebrating our older daughter's birthday. Our party included five adults and two children ages 9 and 11. Appetizers were perfect and easy to share. We all ordered something different and each entree was absolutelly delicious. Two of our favorites were the shimp stuffed with crabmeat and the Rockfish. The younger children ordered pizza and enjoyed that too. The wait staff was friendly and very accomodating. We will definitely come back. This restaurant is a little gem tucked into a small neighborhood.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe absolutely loved this place!We absolutely loved this place! Not one negative comment.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTastebuds American BistroTastebuds American Bistro is still simply my favorite Richmond...or any other place...restaurant!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is important to make reservationIt is important to make reservations. The food was really good.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone needs to try thisI've been to a lot of restaurants in Richmond and the surrounding area. They simply cannot compare to the dishes they prepare. This is a food fantasy and is a must visit on any foodie's tour here. A+4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWow!Our first time at Tastebuds last week - and we're hooked!
From start to finish everything was excellent - our waiter was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, entrees were varied, totally fresh, delicious and beautifully presented, great wine choices and full bar, and the Desserts were scrumptious! We ordered the Thai beef & shrimp, the rolled veal special and the salmon and all were outstanding. Desserts were absolutely scrumptious - we totally cleaned our plates! Will we be back again? You betcha!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Richmond FavoriteThe regular menu has a variety of wonderful choices and the specials are numerous and are, indeed, special. It is not unusual for Tastebuds to have several large parties (more than 4) and, so, it can get loud. But the tables are not as close together as some places (Stella's comes to mind) so you can carry on a conversation with your dining companion!
In some places it can be difficult to find something on the menu that appeals to you - at Tastebuds, it's the opposite - trying to decide between the many appealing offerings.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place! Lee Ann, ourGreat place! Lee Ann, our server was terrific. They quickly accommodated our shift from four to six people. Highly recommend!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMI was looking for the nameI was looking for the name Tastebuds, and drove passed it. When driving back, I saw the sign American Bistro, with Tastebuds in smaller letters. A little confusing! Both the food and service were outstanding.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous spot!We've never ad a bad meal here...the chef is so creative. Limited menu but always something special. This was our first time for brunch but we will be back! The waitstaff always gives great recommendations, which I really like!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome food with a greatAwesome food with a great presentation. Very creative menu.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe table booked online wasThe table booked online was set, the wait staff was friendly, knowledegable of the menu - indicating special requests were welcome. Our appetizer and meal were delicious. The steak and pork were moist and tender. The greens were bright and flavorful. If you want a model of how trout in pastry should be prepared, toddle on over. We'd go back in a heartbeat.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as the regular menuAs good as the regular menu is, the specials are truely special.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem indeedToo bad we were told that business hasn't supported Sunday nights and Tastebuds will no longer be open on Sunday nights starting later this month. Sunday brunch will continue. A gem, keep them open other times.1/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a treat to the tastebuds!Always a treat to the tastebuds! Even with a crowded Friday night, the service was spot-on and the food was delicious. Like so many restaurants, the tables are close together but we've never found this to be a problem! The kitchen always amazes me with their specials as well as their extensive regular menu.1/11/2013 12:00:00 AM