Bistro 27

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560 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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Sun 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

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Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In Richmond for the night and found this neighborhood gem. Owner was a delight. Would definitely come back!!!

AB
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been twice for brunch. Great service and menu. This time my eggs were super over cooked, was supposed to be sunny side up and runny but were hard. They remade them perfectly right away. My husband's steak and eggs were perfect. Overall two great experiences.

f
Richmond
82 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Bistro 27 a number of times over the years. Have never been disappointed with the food or staff. Do go.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice meal in a beautiful setting. Perfect place to eat before a show at the Virginia Rep.

JR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We took out of town friends there and were a little disappointed that items listed on the web site were not on the menu. The food was good and the wine we selected was fabulous.

OT
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro 27 - excellent food we got a sampling of appetizers and were outstanding. The Halibut Fish and Scallops done perfectly. Blueberry pomegranate homemade ice cream the perfect way to complete the dinner. Excellent aervice

l
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner. We were going to the theater and they were very conscious of the time. One of us had rockfish and the other the lamb. Both were excellent! Will definitely return.

CB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with consistently delicious food! The menu is not large but has plenty of good options. Duck, scallops, and fish were all excellent. Very pleasant atmosphere and you can actually hear each other talk, unlike many of the restaurants downtown. Attentive, accommodating service. I have been quite a few times, usually before a play, and have never been disappointed.

K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way. Many thanks to the chef for beautifully prepared and delicious choices.

MT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Four stars because, while my meal was near perfect, my wife's Lamb en croute was good, but a little flat. Perhaps some mint or a little bit of zing to the sauce. It was, however, very well presented. I had the duck breast. Excellent. A little more rare than I would normally have, but it was very tender and flavorful. The mashed potatoes were creamy and hot. Too often they seem lukewarm. Broccoli was al dente, just as I like it. I told the waiter my mean was near flawless. My wife's dessert was a blueberry ice cream topped with a flavorful lemon cookie. Very good, but the warmth of the cookie (normally a good thing) overwhelmed what became blueberry mush. I had a large portion of lemon cake. Very good, if not just a little too big. Now, this was an early dinner before an early theater. The restaurant was nearly empty, so the service was excellent and the food was hot. I would expect that with more diners, either might suffer a little. Also, this was a Thursday. I thought Thursday was the new Friday. Where was everyone? Perhaps it got busy while we were in the theater across the street. I'm certainly going back to Bistro 27, and highly recommend it to others.

E
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal. The wine was a good price point. My husband and I had scallops which were perfectly cooked. The grits were to die for and the broccolini was just right. Don’t pass up this gem. Wonderful all the way around. I just wished we lived in Richmond. It’s fabulous. Can’t wait to come back.

C
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was expedient and friendly. The owner himself even assisted with my table, and he ensured that my date and I had all we needed. The lighting and soft music was perfect for evening dinner, and the staff is kind.

E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have passed this restaurant many times but have never stopped in. I’m so glad we did! We can’t wait to go back!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant with entrees that are always right on spot. I've been there 3 times in the last 2 months and have always enjoyed each meal.

N
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dined here previously and once again had a very enjoyable dinner with friends.
Our waiter, John, was very knowledgeable and personable.
Definitely will return and also recommend to everyone.

KZ
Tulsa
43 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding weekend family brunch...amazing all the way around! Food was incredible, service was outstanding!! Highly recommend the crabmeat eggs Benedict!! Staff was very accommodating of our large group!!

Y
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner here at Bistro 27. Our waiter was very attentive and helpful.

CP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to celebrate my brother's graduation. The food was delicious. Definitely be ready to spend a lil money, but for special occassions it's well worth it. Surprisingly quiet and empty on mother's day afternoon.

E
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My mother, brother, friend and I had Sunday Brunch at this Restaurant on Mother's Day [5/12/19]. Everything about it was Amazing and Exemplary [atmosphere, food, service and fellowship]. I would definitely recommend this fine place to Family and Friends.
I plan to go back again... thanks to all for the warm Hospitality, especially to William Wright [General Manager} and our server Byran!

NP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Owner and chef came to check on us, the owner even intercepted a bus boy to replace cold syrup with warmed. It was a little loud, and the a/c we were seated next to a little cold, but it was a pretty fantastic meal none the less. The Mother’s Day card’s were a nice touch, and we were absolutely stuffed by the end of it. Steak and eggs were delicious, and mom loved the waffle and bacon. The appetizer/salad bar was good, but maybe move the barstools out of the way next time because the placement was a little awkward.

IM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughter’s graduation there. The whole party had a great time with the great food and service there:)

TA
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food with lovely presentation!

U
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was our first visit and we were impressed with the service, quality of food and the friendly owner.

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

The best brunch i’ve ever had. The service was just impeccable. William, the owner or manager i’m not sure, was incredibly attentive and friendly. Our waiter was exceptional and patient. We ordered the breakfast basket which was delightful assortment of croissants, blueberry muffins and biscuits served with real fresh butter and strawberry preserves. For our main course I ordered the crab cake eggs benedict, and my companion ordered the Bistro 27 breakfast. It was hands down the best eggs benedict i’ve ever had, the crab cake was fresh and full of delicious lump crab (no filler). Hollandaise was exceptional and the poached eggs were perfect. I ate every bit, that also came with yummy potatoes and fresh fruit. Their mimosa deal was great and they did not skimp on the champagne or whatever the ‘kick’ was (vodka?). To top it off, William sent us a complementary tiramisu that was scrumptious and so fresh. I will absolutely return to Bistro 27.

OT
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find!! An upscale restaurant with great food, attentive wait staff (kudos John) and thoughtful owner (thanks William) who treated us like royalty for my husband's 70th birthday. We were a party of 8 and everyone's meals were DELICIOUS, prices were reasonable and atmosphere was laid back & inviting with a large open dining area, cool artwork and cozy bar. I highly recommend this gem...you won't be disappointed!

R
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Mediocre to poor food at a high price. Only two tables occupied, we aren’t sure how it got a good rating. Many other good restaurants in the area.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we arrived the restaurant was closed for a private party, but because I had reservations William, the owner accommodated us and took care of our meal! Can’t wait to go back!

p
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great for our pre Richmond Forum meal. Seems a tour bus group was dining at the same time so staff was a bit strained but handled the extra activity well.

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magnific!!!

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CH
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a fabulous time at our favorite go to restaurant before we head over to the Rep.
Everything was fantastic !!

TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful Easter Sunday was spent at Bistro 27. The restaurant is beautiful and an integral part of the downtown Arts District. William and his team are a fixture in that revitalized area and they possess a deep connection with their neighborhood. Not a dog walked past those stunning floor to ceiling windows without one of William's team greeting each furry visitor with the expected puppy treat, which are kept in a jar near the front door. As we approached the restaurant the largest table of fresh shrimp cocktail and salmon I have ever seen in any restaurant, was on display in the front window. What is nice about Bistro 27's Easter brunch is that the first course is a buffet, which has a collection of salads, muffins, fruit, cheese and so much more. Your entree and dessert is served at your table. The eggs Benedict with crab cakes was spectacular and the dessert was delightful. I highly recommend the Tiramisu! Bistro 27 feels like you are in William's home. It's warm, cozy, and you're with family.

CM
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The price of Easter Brunch was high. And the food was not as good as I expected. The appetizer bar offering did not have as many options as I thought it should have for that price. We felt very rushed, as our entrees came out before we had a chance to eat our appetizers. And the server hovered over us, so it was hard to relax and enjoy our food. He forgot our drinks and the Bloody Mary's that we ordered were super expensive (what is the deal with the $3.00 fee??) The chicken entree that my daughter ordered was super dry and she could barely cut into it with her knife. My salmon entree seemed on the sparse side. Dessert was good. Our bill was jaw dropping (almost $500) and I left feeling a little ripped off. We will not be returning to this establishment.

G
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Easter Brunch. Fixed menu with several entree choices and desserts. Had to pick dessert ahead of time. Salad buffet with lettuce, macaroni salad, bean salad, and shrimp cocktail.
Very poorly managed and way overpriced. Diners have to cross through people waiting for tables to get to the salad buffet. Full size plates for salad is just silly and doesn't fit on the table. Entrees arrived before we're finished with salad course. I had to constantly chase down more coffee.
Entree potatoes were greasy and boring. Quiche was uninspired and barely warm. Lamb portion was very small and also not chef quality.
Dessert fruit tart was a store bought mini pie shell in the foil with blueberry jam in it. A truly ridiculous thing to serve at this level.
We could have had a better meal thawing Stouffer's! At fifty bucks a head, this place is just exploiting it's customers.

AH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and the owner could not be more friendly and the cuisine is exemplary!

n
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation for Easter Sunday a few days in advance. We arrived and three different people asked if we were being served and then kept walking. When someone finally asked our name they said we didn't have a reservation. They had "turned off" Open Table 5 days earlier but they evidently forgot to tell you so people kept making reservations. They advised us to sit at the bar until they figured something out. Clearly they were unprepared for the day, and didn't know how to manage Open Table, but based on the awkward way we were treated, I wouldn't go back.

MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very delightful Easter brunch! Definitely outdid themselves with the meal selections. Owner and waitstaff were fabulous!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Easter Brunch was very busy.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great despite how busy they we're Easter Sunday. Management was absolutely amazing

SL
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
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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