The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Evening OutWe found The Tobacco Company to be the same great dining place providing the same great dining environment and atmosphere we have come to appreciate over the years. This was just one more in the unending string of excellent dining experiences at this restaurant. The meals were great, the service was excellent and attentive without being overly so.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very nice placeThis is a very nice place to bring people on special occasions. I have been here a few times and I always enjoyed the food and the service. I will try their other menus next time we visit Richmond on special occasion this summer.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNot quite top-flight serviceArriving promptly for a 7:45 weeknight reservation for five, we're told by the hostess that our table will be ready "in a few minutes". After five minutes of stand-and-fiddle, we're directed to the second floor of the restaurant -- where we're told our table will be ready "soon". A few minutes more and we're ushered to a table set for six.
As water glasses are filled, the server notices the extra setting. "Only five tonight?" Extra setting clatters away.
Food is uniformly fine, although with maybe a little ostentatious oddness in some preparations. (Sweet potato/blue crab/ham hash, anyone?) Service is just a little behind the curve, maybe because our server is covering too many tables. Good grub, though, and clearly a local favorite.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTobacco Company ExperienceConsistently good food and excellent service. The staff always goes out of their way to be very pleasant and helpful. We usually stop here on our trip from Hilton Head, South Carolina to New York which makes the trip a much more enjoyable experience. Been dining here almost since the opening nearly thirty years ago.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experianceThis was my first time at The Tobacco Company. We had reservations and our table was ready when we arrived. Very good service, we never had to summons our waiter, he just showed up every time we had a need. Great atmosphere, moderate noise, three floors and every table was full. The food was exceptional, I had the New York strip, it was good but I have had better. My wife's Delmonico was the best she has had. The sides and salad were also exceptional.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSo amazingMy friend recommended it, and it certainly lived up to how he described it! All of the food was fantastic, service was great, and what a cool looking building!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbianceI loved the setting of the Tobacco Company. An old building in the center of town. The server was VERY informative about the menu, which was great since it was our first time at this restaurant. Will definitely return!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationVery nice experience as usual. Nick is great manager and we always make sure to say hello. Also, brought couple with us to celebrate my birthday and they had had a bad experience there several years ago and would not go back. Now they say they had a great time and wonderful experience and will return.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOh what fun!The restaurant was recommended to us by someone "in the know". It's eclectic and the service could not be beat. (ryan) Food was delicious and arrived hot and as ordered. We were celebrating a special occasion and they even brought a special treat to the table. Very interesting area of Richmond.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood, butGreat She crab soup. Crab cake was very dissapointing.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal on vacationThe restaurant was recommended by a colleague when she heard we will be in Richmond for memorial day. The food was very good with outstanding service. My children loved riding the elevator and the original wine table is a must see. It was Sun night and there was a live band playing. Great experience.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was deliciousI enjoyed it tremendously. loved the atmosphere lb5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe entire experience wasThe entire experience was great! Our waiter, Greg, couldn't have been better. We live in Fairfax, VA and met at the Tobac/co Company because it is half way for meeting our friends from Newport News. It was an ideal location and the meal made it a perfect choice.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMService was impeccable, foodService was impeccable, food delicious, and ambience unique.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night!The filet was cooked to perfection and the atmosphere was great. Even comfortable taking my friends 12 year to eat.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner @ Tobacco CompanyThe she crab soup, prime rib and buttter cake were all spectacular, as was the Union Jack on tap! My colleagues and I really enjoyed everything about your establishment.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOur evening started out withOur evening started out with cocktails and appetizers on the first floor during happy hour. We were taking right to our table at the appropriate time. All entrees were very good with the exception of the lasagna with was dry. The waiter was pretty attentive although one of our group diners had to request a cup of coffee twice before it was delivered. It was an overall good time, maybe not the same high level on our last visit, but we still plan on returning.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMYumFood was great. Ambiance was great. Service was a little slow. Will definitely go back.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day lunchAs always, our special requests are taken care of, the food is excellent and the ambience is unique and comfortable.
A fine resturant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a nice Mother's dayWe had a nice Mother's day dinner. The food was great. Nice atmosphere. Great dining for a special occasion.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMothers Day BrunchWe hadn't been in a few years & thought the brunch at The Tobacco Company may enhance her Mother's Day. Boy were we wrong!!! Not only was TC everything it always had been in terms of quality and ambiance, but she was over the moon with our choice nd relived a lot of very happy memories through out a delicious meal. She chose the Prime Rib as did two others in our party while I had the crab cakes. It was all spectacular and we are actively planning our next visit back to TC.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMPrice, Ambiance, Food, ServiceAll four of these qualities are in balance at TTC. The food was good and was appropriately priced. The service was attentive and timely. The ambiance was great. We enjoyed celebration my daughters graduation here.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation DinnerAfter a long, exhausting day filled with events and running around Richmond my family was able to enjoy a great dinner. The atmosphere and service made dinner very relaxing and more enjoyable. Our server, John, was very helpful and went beyond his service to help my family with their meals and taking photos.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was wonderful. ServiceFood was wonderful. Service was amazing. Atmosphere and architecture stunning.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWas everything we expected.My daughter chose for her college graduation dinner. Appetizer/drink specials in bar were a pre-dinner treat. All of our dinners were what we ordered.....steaks cooked as requested. Restaurant was busy and we enjoyed our experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMdinner at Tobaccco Co for new gradinteresting environment to take my college grad son before his big day. We had crab soup for appetizer and it was fair/good it could have used a nice slash on good sherry on top to really enhance the flavor and give it a kick. He had a steak that was a little rare by the time he got to the bone. But flavor was good. I had scallops that were delicious. I would definitely go back5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI like to take out of townI like to take out of town vistors to this Restaurant because the food is always good, and it provides a view of Richmond's historic district.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely dinner meeting location!Arrived for a business dinner on a rainy Monday evening. Valet promptly handled the parking and we were quickly ushered to our table. Wait staff was excellent. Appetizer's were spot on and the main course arrived right on time. Recommend to anyone looking for a great place to eat and have a nice conversation with associates.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne not to missHaven't been here in years but wanted to return to see if things have changed . What a pleasant surprise they didn't disappoint!!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Historic RestaurantThis is an excellent restaurant to visit with close friends and romantic get away place for dinner or lunch.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place never fails toThis place never fails to deliver. Architecture is fantastic, service excellent and a decent wine list. It positively rocks when there is live music.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed The Tobacco CompanyI enjoyed The Tobacco Company very much. There was a calm but, proper aura and the scenery from my table was beautiful. The staff was readily available to help, even if it wasn't your waiter. I also enjoyed the multi levels and the different formalities on each level. My waiter was very informative and informed me in on the specials that were being served.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing, serviceFood was amazing, service was excellent, very cool atmosphere and fun environment. Wish we could've stayed longer and listened to the entertainment. Will definitely recommend to others and return for an encore.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food, our server, andThe food, our server, and the decor were all great. So busy that the kitchen was slow even at 6 on a Thursday. So noisy, especially after 7, that we had trouble conversing.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMToo much noiseNot a big fan of listening to live bands while I try to enjoy dinner. Had to yell across the table the whole night.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you've never Been... YouIf you've never Been... You just have to go at least once!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our third or fourthThis was our third or fourth time with the Tobacco Company, and they have yet to disappoint. The food was delicious, the service was great, the wine was great... everything definitely met expectations. The only reason this review gives a 4 instead of a 5 is that the quality of ingredients and size of portions on the Restaurant Week menu was not quite the best value given the price. There are better deals out there, but this was still a great experience and we will definitely be back again.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place for all occasionsParty of 3 for my 77th birthday and what a treat. Perfect service, great food and such a peaceful atmosphere even with all tables full for lunch time.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Tobacco Company is justThe Tobacco Company is just a special place. When I have company from out-of-town, this is the first place I think of to take them to lunch. The atmosphere and ambiance are just outstanding! I have never been disappointed in anything about this destination...even if you didn't have great food, it would be fun to just go in and look around!4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good andThe food was very good and the service was excellent. The kitchen served the wrong potatoe to the children.
The restuarant was cool and somewhat drafty making it uncomfortable for those without a coat or sweater. The restaurant is generally a little dark. The stained wood interior, although attractive, seems to consume much of the light available from the many windows on every floor of the restaurant.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently had dinner at TobaccoRecently had dinner at Tobacco Company. The atmosphere is great and the restaurant is beautiful. The food was good. Service was good. It is a little pricy, for the quality of the food. We would definately eat there again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMDATE NIGHT AT THE TOBACCO COMPANYVERY NICE EXPERIENCE. A MUST VISIT FOR OUT OF TOWNERS. WE HIT IT ON PROM NIGHT SO THERE WAS AN EXTRA AMOUNT OF LOVELY SCENERY.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time! I haven'tHad a great time! I haven't been here in some years, as I live out of town. Missed the dessert bar with desserts.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Service and all theGreat Service and all the cousres were really excellent. Waiter was very knowedgable about the menu and made great reccomendations. Look forward to our next visit.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent there with friends andWent there with friends and had a wonderful evening. Noise was moderate, but not offensive. The menu has a good variety and everything we ordered was delicious.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was OUTSTANDING!The food was OUTSTANDING! Have not had better salmon...ever. Thank you!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been to this restaurantI have been to this restaurant several times and wanted to take my daughter there for a special occasion. The Blair West back was a nice added feature. It will be a memory to last for a lifetime.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!! They were veryLoved it!! They were very accommodating and able to meet the needs of our last minute numbers for our party which grew to 12 just days before our reservation.
Would visit again.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for special occasionsGreat place for special occasions and holidays! Good food and great service. The ambiance is fantastic and it's a historic landmark. Definitely make reservations!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMStephanie Green from CaliforniaWe had a fabulous time ... It came highly recommended enjoyed everything about it... We had apertiffs dinner wine was great we ate at the 5:30 seating on Easter! Great place I would recommend it to others ....
Thank you!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AM