Bistro 27

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$30 and under
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Bistro 27 is a lively European bistro located in downtown Richmond, Virginia at the corner of Broad and Adams. With our floor-to-ceiling, wrap around windows and airy 20 foot ceilings, Twenty Seven offers a dining experience like no other in Richmond. Our menu is influenced by the hearty, healthy cuisines of Italy and France and features something for everyone’s taste. Twenty Seven’s wine lists ranges from inexpensive, little known gems to world class award winners. We are just a blocks away from downtown hotels including Marriott, Jefferson Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn and more. Parking is free, just one block away, during dinner hours only at the corner of Adam and Grace Street, in the southwest corner. Look for the Bistro 27 sign.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic from the server to the hostess to the bartender to the manager everything was outstanding felt like we were part of the 27 bistro family! Highly recommend food was out of this world!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious! I'm a huge crabcake fan and tried the Crabcake BLT with waffle fries. Never had bacon on a crabcake but to my surprise, it was quite scrumptious. Will definetly return. Great job by the staff!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, staff and owner! What a wonderful location to celebrate Father's Day. Food options were unique and delicious.

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StephanieG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an outstanding experience. We came to celebrate Father’s Day and could not have been made to feel more welcome. Great service and excellent good!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best brunch experience ever and intend to make Bistro 27 a regular stop. The food was exquisite, including the best tiramisu I have ever had. And we were made to feel incredibly special throughout the meal. We are already looking forward to our next visit!

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WalterP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

nice to have a restaurant open on Broad street, food and beverages were great.

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AQuick
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

High expectations reading other reviews but underwhelming in real life.

Sat for an appetizer (crab and cauliflower gratin that came out room temperature), salad course, entrees, and dessert and were one of maybe 5 tables in the restaurant.

Each course came out before the last was cleared which is just poor timing and attention - especially when not in a huge dinner rush.

One of the entrees was delivered incorrectly (again, not many folks in the restaurant so not sure how that happens).

Food was okay, albeit bland. All plate setups were the same, except for the meats (i.e. plain white risotto and a vegetable medley were paired with the scallops dish and the duck breast). Duck breast was ordered medium rare and came out closer to medium-medium well.

The limoncello cake was the highlight and was at best "above average" though could have been more lemony.

Neat place and nice ambiance, but that only goes so far. Very expensive for little perceived value (and we do not mind spending $150-200 for the two of us).

We were just in for the weekend (and come in several times a year). Probably won't return given all the other places in Richmond.

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Swan
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful romantic dinner for a special occasion. We visited Richmond for a long weekend and stayed at the Quirk Hotel (also recommended). We moseyed down one block to Bistro 27 and had a delightful two-hour dinner with a bottle of wine to celebrate a milestone birthday. The staff and manager were very courteous, friendly and helpful. It made for a memorable experience. Thank you!

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IsaacH
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came in on a 6:00 PM reservation on March 6, 2020 and had a wonderful experience. She ordered the scallops and I ordered the Atlantic Salmon and the food was very good! The service was incredible too, and very friendly even though we clearly weren’t familiar with upscale restaurant etiquette. We don’t know much about upscale restaurants but this was a great experience for myself and her.
The wonderful staff members that we had tonight were: Melissa, John, Kyle, and the manager on duty was William Wright. Thank you all for a great experience

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susans
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We did the sampler for our wedding and the service was impecccable!! It was a very good variety with 3 different salads, the 3 main courses with a salmon, steak, and chicken entree. Then, to top it off was 3 desserts...the lemon cake was to die for!!! I would definitely recommend trying it out!!

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JWDavis
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time I walked in to the moment I left, I experienced incredible warm and welcoming service. Arrived a few min early of my reservation. Greeted with a warm handshake and a chilled glass of wine at the table from the owner Will. The seafood pasta special was delicious. The crispy duck was perfection. The service was exceptional. Every visit to Richmond, VA will include a stop for dinner or Brunch at Bistro 27. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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vipDavidP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and despite being busy really good service. Will definitely be back.

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Mifawy
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Comfortable open bright space. The duck was very tasty, but could have been a bit warmer. The pasta was creamy and delicious. Service was friendly, efficient, and informative.

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vipUvabarb
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have to say I was impressed with the owner ( I assume) who went out of his way to welcome people even going so far as to tell a couple that had no reservations that although he had no space for them that he would treat them both to a complimentary glass of wine at the bar. He also topped off our wine glasses while we ate dinner which was the first and only time I have ever had that happen at a restaurant. The food is good and the service great as well.

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CarrieH
Louisville
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bistro 27 and it is our go to place every time we go to the VA Rep for their shows. Excellent all around. We feel well taken care of!!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with awesome Bloody Mary’s. We sat at the bar and had a delicious meal and good conversation with the attentive staff. Definitely recommend Bistro 27 for your Sunday brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Atmosphere was great! The openingness of the restaurant does carry a little noise due to others talking but it is not bad.

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AndG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was phenomenal. Seriously, get the calamari--it is some of the best I have ever had and I get calamari at every opportunity. The service was excellent, with the owner present and checking in on people. Will definitely be going back.

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GiGi
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistro 27 was the best decision we made all weekend! Our server was awesome and the owner was out front talking to diners and living up to his title as Head Babysitter/The Warden! Great staff, awesome food and just a really nice place to dine on our weekend visit to Richmond. I would highly recommend giving it a try.

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SalvadorS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

They need to either isolate the windows or increase the temperature. Sitting in a table close to the windows in winter is not fun.

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vipNancyR
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and wonderful food. We will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Speechless! I am so amazed I found this hidden gem on this app! From the time we walked in it was perfect! Great staff ambiance and the food was amazing! My husband and I cleaned our plates! The mimosas were a hit! Best we have had yet! Don’t miss out on this amazing restaurant! Loved it so much we will be back for dinner this evening! As a stickler for service! It was everything! Brandon did a heck of a job!

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JasonV
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect as usual. I’ve been here for several brunches and now a Valentines dinner which was absolutely amazing! Thank you William and your team.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food ever

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Dave
Nashville
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service! Very attentive and knowledgeable. Great wine recommendations. The food however was not consistent. My Caesar salad was excellent, but the ravioli was bland.

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elenia
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ate at Bistro 27 with my family, and we loved it! Good food, service and ambiance. It’s location is great, and William is amazing!

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Amanda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great dining experience after seeing a show at Altria. They were very attentive to whether we had any time limitations on our meal. We didn't, but still had very quick service. Very friendly waitress, staff, and owner, who came to talk to us for a few minutes to see how we were enjoying everything. The tuna steaks we ordered were slightly overcooked, but still quite good. Everything else was excellent, including the wine. Would absolutely come back!

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CMiller
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

the Service was great, the food was good but not great especially since it’s a bit pricey.

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vipRooster
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food,including calamari appetizer and Caesar Salad for starters. Entrees included broiled scallops and seared salmon, both dishes prepared perfectly. The service was very good. The restaurant is conveniently located near the Quirk Hotel, a short walk to the theatre.

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vipNancy
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were warmly greeted and treated extremely well by the owner/manager, William. The ambiance is wonderful and sitting looking out at the city makes one feel you are on vacation. William made an off menu brunch drink for us that was divine then recommended the Crab Benedict which was perfectly proportioned and best I have ever had. It was a great Sunday brunch experience and I highly recommend it. Thank you William for making our Sunday very special!!

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CharlieR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I and another couple celebrated New Year's Eve at Bistro 27. We had eaten at Bistro 27 twice earlier and wanted to share it with these friends. It was a special New Year's Eve menu. I started with the (GIANT) shrimp and crabmeat cocktail. It featured spicy sauce and was very delicious. My main course was a ribeye steak which was cooked perfectly and nicely complemented with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley. The others had stuffed chicken which they enjoyed very much. For desert, the guys had New York cheesecake (perfect, proper New York style—no additional flavorings) while the ladies had tiaramisu (light and delicious). As a side note, the coffee they served with the desert was excellent.

I believe we have made a couple of new fans for Bistro 27. For certain, WE will be back, again.

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SusanS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I was seated near the front and without asking was moved to the back to avoid the cold rush of air when the door opened.

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Leafon
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The restaurant is gorgeous, the staff incredible so gracious. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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vipjohnm
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continues to be an excellent value, on very very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got to the restaurant at 1:00pm. Was promptly seated by Kyle. He was very personable and a great waiter. Did not wait long for my food. Ordered steak and eggs. I'm telling you, it was so good. Generous portions. Had a lovely bistro salad with blue cheese and homemade balsamic vinaigrette. That was so tasty and flavorful! Staff was very friendly! Even the owner came to say hello! Bill was so reasonable. Over all, a very pleasant dining experience! Will definitely return!! Thanks 27!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed brunch before the show! Owner was attentive and friendly. Enjoyed the steak and eggs and the biscuits and gravy were very well done. We will be back!

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KarenD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was perfect!!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for a show at the Altria Theater, as were about 3,500 other people. We stopped by Bistro 27, and the owner made sure that we got our food and drinks in a timely manner, even though the restaurant was packed. Not only were they very attentive, my wife said that the scallops were the best she had ever had. I'd recommend giving them a try; they are just a short walk from the theater.

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MaryK
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at Bistro 27! William and his staff make each visit special. The new menu is fantastic. Thank you!

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MeganN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came in for dinner with a friend. We shared the crab dip which was delicious. The bread was soft, yet perfectly grilled, the dip itself had huge chunks of crab! For dinner I got the orecchiette with sausage and broccoli. The pasta was perfectly cooked. The sausage was flavorful and crispy, and the broccoli was not overcooked as it is in most places AND THE SAUCE 😍 one of the best. Dessert was a tiramisu, not overly sweet, with such a light cake. Service was prompt and friendly and the manager stopped by to make sure everything was great. Excellent experience will definitely be back!

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