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About Bistro 27

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.

27 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Contemporary American, American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am-2:30pm
Saturday Brunch: 10:30am-2:30pm

DINNER HOURS
Tuesday-Saturday: 5-10pm
Sunday: 5-9pm

Cross Street:
Corner of Broad and Adams

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 780-0086

Website:
http://bistrotwentyseven.com/

Catering:
We can accommodate all party sizes, onsite and offsite, up to 500 people. Please contact William Wright, General Manager, at 804.780.0086.

Parking Details:
Free parking is available Sunday - Saturday 5 pm-close at the southeast corner of Adams and Grace, 1 block from Bistro 27. There is a sign in the parking for our guests.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $42.50

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $42.50

Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $42.50. Excludes Tax and Tip. This special is for Thanksgiving only. Children under 8 dine for $21.25. Special valid Nov 1, 2017 - Nov 23, 2017 on Thursdays from 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Bistro 27 will present a special 3-course Thanksgiving menu from 11am-8pm. Patrons will enjoy a specially selected pre-fix menu for $48.50 per person with highlights such as Prime Rib, Baked Ham, with a salad buffet selection and fresh bread station. Children under 8 dine for $24.25.

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Details
Sun 10:30AM - 1:00PM

Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Private Dining

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, airy 20 foot ceilings, and a seasonal patio that is fully ABC compliant, Twenty Seven offers a dining and catering experience like no other.

Bistro 27 Ratings and Reviews

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3.8

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3.9

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3.9

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3.6

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60% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 20, 2017

William, the owner/manager, makes you feel right at home and a valued customer.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The portions were a little smaller than expected for the pricing but still was enjoyable. The scallops and shrimp were cooked perfectly. The olive bread and cheese bread were delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was really amateur unfortunately. Food was solid though pricey for RVA—we probably won’t be back.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We were in town for the GCV Symposium. It was walking distance from the hotel. Great food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

we have been going for years and never have had less than an excellent meal whether brunch,lunch or dinner. free parking & close proximity to VaRep are added benefits and of course William is a delightful host & reconteur!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Had the Sea Base with crab. The problem was that one only one lump of crab on top of an over cooked sea base. The vegetables were meager and no taste. The meal was over priced.

No bread.

My date had the pear/arugula salad with shrimp. Two shrimp and too much arugula with two slices of pear. Again, over priced.

My date was told that the before dinner drink was comp but I was charged $ 8. Did not even want to go there with the waitress.

Go across the street to Max. Looking through the front windows, Max was full and Bistro had three tables with guest and this is on Friday night with a show down the street.

Never again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Awesome place for brunch. Tried the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict (first time trying Eggs Benedict ever) and it was amazing. Will definitely be returning.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Dead fly in the salad. The wait staff said they'd take the salad off the bill. And they brought a free glass of wine and apologized. Food was overall bland. Glazed carrots inedible.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our 31st anniversary at Bistro 27 and it was great - quiet, romantic, love the large windows and being able to look out onto the street while dining, food was outstanding, service impeccable. Cant' wait to return. Sherrie and Aubrey Payne

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

First visit. Small but service was very good. Good choice minimal but good. Will definitely go back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Made a reservation but was turned away because they were hosting a private event. Should probably not accept reservations if your restaurant isn't available.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

My fuco was great but my wife's fish was dry. They did take it off the bill

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I had the trout with the bourbon pecan sauce and my husband had the ravioli.
both had good flavor but the sauces on both entrees, way to thick. Thin the sauces and
drizzle on the entrees.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Food is outstanding!!! Will the owner is so personable and welcoming. We will be back soon!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

At 7pm my husband and I were the only diners. One other couple finally came in as we were leaving. Food was just OK. Nothing special here. Much too quiet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Unfortunately I cannot provide a positive review for Bistro 27. We dined on a Wednesday night and there were not two other table of diners when we arrived. These diners were finishing up. I informed both the host and our waitress that we had tickets for an event close by in one hour. We both ordered salads and my request was for a special salad being offered. Our waitress was brand new and very pleasant but mis-informed me about the salad. Her trainer returned to our table and "corrected" the description of the special. We waited for a half hour for our salads with no other diners in the restaurant. When the salads came, mine did not match the description I was given and the salmon added to it was over cooked and very dry. Sorry, I don't plan to return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was delicious, with unexpected and wonderful parings of proteins with glazes/sauces. Great service, and the owner, William, stopped by to chat with us and make sure we had everything we needed multiple times. A fantastic meal and experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We were in Richmond for the weekend and found this restaurant gem for a Saturday evening night out. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. The young server was very professional but personable. The flow of the service was perfect, allowing us time to consider from the multiple specials the chef had to offer that evening in addition to the menu. When we placed our wine order, the owner presented himself and suggested we consider trying a different wine within our price range that was of a finer quality. That rarely happens!! We were so pleased with the wine and the opportunity to meet the wonderful and friendly owner. Can't wait to return some day!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 17, 2017

First visit. Excellent experience. Will definitely be back. The service was exceptional and the ambiance was very pleasant. Especially appreciated the low noise level as we were dining with friends and wanted to converse. Keep the white tablecloths when you remodel!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We have a birthday group and instead of purchasing gifts, we treat to a special dinner out. I had heard good reviews about Bistro 27 and was anxious to try.

The ambiance was pleasant. Our food was good and arrived in a timely fashion.

The drinks were disappointing--too little alcohol or too much or the wrong cocktail.

The server couldn't quite get the bill together at the end. But she was very pleasant and courteous.

I recommend the terra miso. It was one of the best I've eaten.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Service was pretty good although the waiter seemed fairly new. The waiter did not bring us fresh plates for the appetizer so the owner took two from another table and told us he was going to see if our waiter even noticed. That was very unprofessional for him to set a trap for his waiter and tell us about it. The calamari was slightly under cooked. The pear salad was pickled so that was odd to me. The scallops and quail were very good. Our wine selection was swapped out and we were not given an option-it was chosen for us. That should have been our choice.
After dinner the owner came over to chat and while we were in mid conversation, he spotted dinner guests that he knew and abruptly left our table and joined them. Extremely rude and clearly he chose to talk with them instead of us.
With all of the restaurant choices locally, especially west end where we live, we will NOT be back...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This was our first time to Bistro 27 with our dinner out group. Our party was greeted warmly and seated. Service was attentive. The food was wonderful. The ambiance is perfect. We even had a conversation with William Wright, the owner, who went out of his way to make the evening memorable. We'll definitely be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Food and service was excellent. Cocktail menu is nice. Homemade red sauce that is incredible. Worth the money!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Had a wonderful time, the food was excellent, the staff amazing and enjoyed the evening. We will be back soon!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great service. Rebecca was awesome. Decent wine list with really reasonable prices. Food was mostly great except the Salmon was way over cooked for us. Will make sure to tell them medium-medium rare next time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Our dinner on May 20th was last minute as I decided I would take my husband out and try somewhere different. (We tend to rotate favourites!). Due to the construction outside on Broad Street, you may give this a miss - however, DON"T! The chef is new, and we shared the artichoke and ham appetizer, which was delicious, the ham a taste of something different. It was served with three pieces of bread (suggestion: add one more when there are two!). Our server was very attentive, knew the specials without referring to any notes, and filled my water glass without being asked (a key for me in any restaurant). I chose the salmon, which came with the most delicious sauce made from strawberries. The starch of the day was mashed potatoes, and we had a small serving of squash. My husband chose the chicken special, which probably could have used sliced more proscuitto, although still very flavourful. We came away promising to return, soon.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Enjoyed our before theater dinner. Bistro 27 is less than a block from VA Rep’s theater. Exceptional calamari appetizer, light, flavorful & tender. Pear salad, pears poached nicely. Scallop entrée, scallops melt in your mouth. And, have to mention the mashed potatoes, yum. Enjoyed conversations with the chef/owner. Felt right at home. Two-story full length windows, amazing view for people watching and historic buildings on Broad St.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We were there for Mother's Day brunch. Did not expect a limited menu but there were options for pretty much every taste. Enjoyed hanging out with the owner or proprietor!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our Mother's Day brunch! The atmosphere was inviting and the staff was extremely friendly! Although the portion size might not be adequate for some, it was perfect for me, and the food was top notch! We will definitely be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Between the very slow service and the cold food, choose literally any other restaurant in the area for a special occasion.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went to Bistro 27 for brunch on Mother's Day. When I initially booked the reservation I went to the restaurant's website to look at the menu since I have never been before and I was paying for a party of seven. The menu looked reasonably priced and had good food choices. The day before our reservation I got an email reminder from Open Table. I again went to the website only to find out there was a set menu and price for Mother's Day. It was too late to change reservations so I only hoped the food would be worth the hefty price of brunch. Unfortunately I was disappointed as were most in my party. The food was lukewarm. The appetizers were in the front window with the sun blaring down on the shrimp and fruit. My daughters got French toast and it was four small pieces of French toast that looked like they had been microwaved and nothing else. For the price ($430!!!) I paid I was extremely disappointed and will not be returning to Bistro 27 anytime soon.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was good but a bit pricey. Overall a solid choice. Went for graduation and it was great for a special occasion. However, the service was rough at a few times. The waitress spilled wine on me and poured the wrong wine in another guest in my parties glass.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food was good and reasonably priced. A little problem with one entre, didn't come out as ordered. The waitress recognized the error when I pointed out and it was corrected after several minutes. Everyone enjoyed their meal.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on May 13, 2017

We went on Mother's Day weekend, which also happened to coincide with VCU graduation and about 50 proms. It was packed, and we were a party of 8. The servers were great. Very thoughtful, attentive, and quick to address us. The kitchen ended up losing our order, though, and even though they comped us a bottle of wine for the trouble (which was great!), the food just wasn't as tasty as it was expensive, which was a letdown after a 45 minute wait. The atmosphere is great for a date or special occasion.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Love this place! Went with friends. It's hard to resist the free bread but try to leave room for some delicious food. We usually end up eating several appetizers and just skip on the entrees. Will be back soon!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I started looking for reservations around 5:00p for a Saturday night at 6:30p for 3 and I had trouble finding something available. I was a bit concerned that Bistro 27 had as many reservations available. So, with a bit of concern, I made the reservation. No need for concern. Food was very good. The lamb shank I had was made perfectly and the pairing with asparagus and polenta worked well. Service was excellent - attentive but not overwhelming. Bistro 27 is not on my go to list.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 29, 2017

I really loved the restaurant. The only part that brought the experience down so low was the large party that seemed to be very inconsiderate and just dominate that side of the restaurant. Minus that party, the ambiance, the food, service, and experience was very good. I will try again and give a fair shot to them.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Our waiter was perfectly charming, and we spoke to the manager at one point, and he was very friendly. However, they had run out of several dishes, so my friend and I ended up getting side dishes. They were very good, but it's too bad the kitchen runs out of main dishes. It just wasn't up to par overall.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Not very many people there, food was overpriced, mimosas "deal" was terrible, lipstick on water glass

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Date night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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