Bistro 27

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522 reviews
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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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Bistro 27 is the perfect place to bring Mom for a wonderful Brunch! Make Mom feel special and bring her to Bistro 27. But hurry! Reservations are filling up fast! Please bring your parking receipt to your server and we will reimburse your $5 or $7 parking fee with a credit to your check!

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SL
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Will definitely make a return visit.

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RB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there specifically as it showed trout on the Open Table menu. Trout was also listed on their menu sign at their front door. No trout on the paper menu we were handed when seated. Asked about trout, server said they had not had trout in some time. Lesson learned - ask before being seated if the menus are up to date or if they are serving the dish you were anticipating! Disappointed.

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ST
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Richmond for a show at the Altria theater and chose the restaurant based on location. What a delightful surprise Bistro 27 turned out to be!! Delicious, beautiful food cooked perfectly and great service in a lovely setting. I have already recommended this restaurant to a friend and would definitely go back.

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D
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great service!

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Austin
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner of the restaurant Greeted us answered all her questions about it and Neal and we had a wonderful dinner and dining experience

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BK
Tampa
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The four of us each loved our entrees. They were out of the wine I picked so they upgraded us for no extra charge. Give it a try!

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KL
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed chatting with the owner. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro 27 never fails to provide a wonderful meal with excellent service!

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JR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food and a superb ambience. Excellent location for post theater or opera dining. Service is great and the owner William is friendly and charming. We have a great time every time we go to bistro 27!

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SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We ate breakfast. Love the light & bright dining room. Has a fun urban vibe. Food was great. Service was slow, but they may have been short handed. We have been many times and will go again.

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G
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful brunch experience! When we arrived we were seated by the large windows, but the air conditioning was blowing right on us. Our server immediately offered to move us to another table with a window view. It was still a little chilly, but much better. The server spoke to the manager and the air stopped blowing! I think everyone in the restaurant was more comfortable then. The food was great. Everyone has something different and all four of us were very pleased. The server was such a gentleman and the manager was very personable. We will be back!! Thank you Bistro 27.

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D
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot in Richmond!! We had dinner at the bar, which was delicious. (I had the duck, tho they are known for pasta and seafood).

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at this delightful spot. Cuisine, service, and overall friendliness will have us coming back again and again.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food and service. We asked for more bread which took about an hour to “prepare”. Appetizer came out same time as food, had to return 2 meals due to poor quality of food. Would not recommend

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, and the atmosphere was nice for a special "date night" event.
Parking was a bit confusing, but once we had that resolved, we enjoyed the evening.
The best part of the restaurant was our server, Kyle. He was so nice, and helpful.
Kyle did a wonderful job at providing very professional service, and genuinely seems to
enjoy working in the customer service industry. He is a 5-star employee!!!
We will certainly return for another night on the town, in the future. Thanks!

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C
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Impromptu dinner before a Broadway show at the Altria and everything was delicious and attractively presented. We had all courses, cocktails and wine and made it to the performance in plenty of time.

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GP
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had Sunday brunch at Bistro 27 while we were killing time waiting for our hotel room to become available. Although not officially open until 10:30 am, they let us in early to get out of the brisk March chill. We both had Eggs Benedict, me with crab cake and my wife with smoked salmon; both dishes were excellent, including the well prepared hollandaise sauce and perfectly poached eggs. The atmosphere was pleasant and the owner was engaging, stopping by our table to chat with us at length. Our waiter, only on his second day of work, was very attentive. The only discordant note was the piped in Millennial-techno Euro Pop. The ambience would have been much better served by, for example, instrumental jazz such as Bill Evans Live at the Village Vanguard. All in all, a pleasant place to enjoy a meal, and we will return the next time we visit Richmond.

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E
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here has always been exceptional. Last evening was no exception. I had my go-to seafood stew. My partner was gushing about the lamb shank. Located in the Arts District, we were there before heading across the street to see the magnificent Eva DeVirgilis in her one woman show, “In My Chair”. William, the owner/manager at Bistro 27 has maintained a steady presence in a competitive food scene in RVA.

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KR
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent! We will definitely come back and highly recommend Bistro 27.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my husband's birthday, so we wanted something nice. We were not disappointed. We were greeted by the owner, promptly seated, and served drinks. Dinner came quickly and was delicious. We ordered the orchiette and sausage. The sauce was amazing! Ordering dessert was difficult, because all of the choices were tempting. We decided to try the lemon marscapone cake, with the promise to return for tiramisu. When dessert came, we were pleasantly surprised to see that in addition to the lemon marscapone cake, we received a complimentary tiramisu! The owner stopped by the table to chat and was very welcoming. Before leaving the restaurant, we made reservations to return for Easter Brunch!

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Sunday Brunch place in Richmond... outstanding...been here for dinner, too...equally outstanding

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a
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived to a snafu and our Open Table reservation wasn't in their system but they happily accommodated us anyway, setting a table while we ordered drinks at the bar despite what looked like a full house. Had a LOVELY table for two in the front window. William recommended a great wine in our price range. Food was terrific! And really reasonably priced in my opinion. We had the Mussels and the grapefruit salad to start - both yummy. Then Bistro steak and Orechiette/Sausage... all the food was delicious and just what you'd want from a neighborhood restaurant (i wish Bistro 27 was in OUR neighborhood!). Great service, great spot, looking forward to going back again when we are in Richmond!

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LP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal and great service. Though we had ample time, the host and our server were very attuned to our plans to make an 8 p.m. showing at a nearby theater. Making the reservation for two was a snap. I would definitely return!

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WS
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The atmosphere was very bistro, but on the upscale side. Service was good. It wasn't busy the on the night(Tuesday) that we ate there, but my guess is that Thursday though Sunday in Arts District would be much busier. So I would make a reservation. They were out of a couple menu items on the evening that we attended. The food was good. The drinks were generous. We would go back.

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JO
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THIS VENUE IS ALWAQYS TOP NOTCH.....THE SERVICE IS BEYOND GREAT AS IS THE FOOD.....IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES TO DINE IN RICHMOND...THE FOOD IS ALWAYS GREAT....THE SERVICE BEYOND EXCELLENT....AND THE WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE ARE ALL COMBINED TO MAKE THIS A NUMBER ONE FOOD DESTNATION.

JPB

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V
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Bistro 27 accommodated our schedule and made sure we got the food in time to enjoy it before a show. Servers were friendly and helpful though they were somewhat pressed by the crowd.

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and nice place. We’ll be back.

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CH
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro 27 is always our go to restaurant when we are going to the Rep for a play & when we just feel like driving from the other end of Chesterfield County ! Everything is always spot on - - - always.

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PL
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal. Everything from appetizer to dessert was delicious. Our server was outstanding and attentive without being overly so. They made sure to get us in and out in time for a show across the street.

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PT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! We shared the crab Au gratin appetizer. It would have been nice to have more of the toasted bread they served with it. My husband had the scallops. They melted in your mouth. I went a little out of my comfort zone and had the fish stew. It was a cold rainy night so the stew sounded perfect to me. It was great and filling. They brought fresh bread so I was able to get every last drop. We ate at 6 and the restaurant was quiet even though there were several other patrons. The wait staff was very attentive, informative, and pleasant. We had an enjoyable dining experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Won't lie. This was our third choice - but we're SO GLAD the other two turned us away because we didn't have a reservation.
A rainy Friday night around 8PM a few days after Valentine's Day. We had to be somewhere by 9PM. We were seated near the window, greeted promptly and served Prosecco with our menus...without even ordering it! They could tell we were on a date. So accommodating, considering we were in a bit of a hurry. They warned us that the duck would take 20 minutes or more to cook. It was DELICIOUS - we were fork fighting over the last morsels. We also ordered arugala salad and the mussels. We split everything between the two of us and it was the perfect amount of food. Excellent beverage selection, attentive and friendly staff - we really felt so welcome and cared for. And we made it to our 9 o'clock show! Will certainly visit again!! Thank you William!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to Bistro 27 every year for our anniversary. The service is always outstanding and the food is amazing! The manager takes pride in his establishment! The lamb meatballs were out of this world!

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

We had a 6:30p reservation but didn’t get seated till 6:50p. They were either short staffed or normally don’t have a host, but the owner was seating people and taking orders. A couple before us left because they didn’t want to wait any longer. The food was good, but unfortunately the service was less than par, which made the experience unpleasant.

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DD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

A pleasant environment...
The choice and prep of the vegetables was ordinary.
The duck was very good.
D.

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MB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect stop before theatre

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EA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner was very polite and greeted every table. The waitress was well trained and even held the door for us as we were leaving. Great food and great atmosphere.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great spot for date night or special occasion.

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JS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Excellent food but for the cost, the portions were small

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. The Hemmingway drink is a can't miss drink.

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AR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a reservation for Valentines Day. We got there about 5 minutes late. After about 5 minutes we were being seated but at the table by the kitchen doors even though the place was about a 3rd empty. We asked to be seated at another table. After about another 5 minutes they found another table for us. This one was better but it was next to the server's register. The food came out fast, but a bit too fast. We had barely gotten the bread when the appetizers came out. We had a little bit of a gap between appetizers and the main course but not much. Other than those things the service was good.

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