C Street

4.2
167 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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We feature a spaceous patio overlooking Carytown, a lovely dining area and full bar. Book your parties in our Courtyard for catered events and special occasions. Catering in-house by Hazel-Ruth Fine Catering.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(804) 355-2200
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Outdoor dining
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Richmond
17 reviews
5.0Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So sorry they are closing! It's a beautiful setting and the staff is terrific. Have enjoyed several lunches there; this was our first dinner. Will miss this lovely restaurant.

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MA
Richmond
3 reviews
5.0Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret!! Enjoy it every time I go!!!

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on November 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service in a beautiful setting.

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JL
Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a reservation for a party of 8 on Friday night--service was great, ambience was nice (live jazz trio), and food was tasty. I would definitely recommend and will likely return.

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Richmond
19 reviews
5.0Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is our 4th visit and it has been wonderful except for one afternoon where the service was slow. Come here for the great food and atmosphere and don't be in a rush. The outdoor seating is amazing!

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

drove down from alexandria. took my grandson to lunch. food was great. the other possibilities on the list make me want to come back for dinner or happy hour. the scallop chowder was excellent, as were the sliders and the burgers. exceptional. very reasonable prices. we would recommend your restaurant to anyone looking to eat in Richmond.

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GG
Richmond
3 reviews
4.0Dined on October 26, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Came in for Restaurant Week food was great and our server was really nice and upbeat! It did seem like the food came out a bit slow for the amount of people there, they should have had more than 2 servers working.

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RW
Washington DC
2 reviews
5.0Dined on October 25, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Liked it so much during restaurant week we made return reservations and invited friends.
Especially enjoyed the ability to quietly converse. The music playing was great too. Looking forward to live music on Friday and Saturday.

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Richmond
6 reviews
4.0Dined on October 23, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except the food did take a bit longer than I thought it would since we were one of only about five parties in the restaurant. Our server Jessica was excellent. The hostess was... unpleasant. Aside from that, a great experience.

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St. Louis
3 reviews
4.0Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was delicious, but the service was lacking. We enjoyed our appetizers (deviled eggs and fried green tomatoes) and meals (vegetarian and meat). The place was pretty empty for a Saturday night, but there was nice live music throughout the evening. However, our server was not very attentive, especially for how empty it was. It was an enjoyable experience overall, but I hope the service is usually better.

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New England
11 reviews
4.0Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to C Street a handful of times for brunch and dinner and it is always very good. It tends to be on the quiet side which is a nice change from the many over the top noisy restaurants in town. They have a lovely outdoor patio and on the evening we went, a wonderful jazz trio. Would highly recommend it!

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K
Washington DC
4 reviews
3.0Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Went here to celebrate daughter's birthday. Lovely outdoor area with jazz quartet playing. Unfortunately, a large loud party was there and disturbed the ambience. Service was awful. Good just okay. Meat and cheese platter was worse than a lunchable. Will not return.

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BM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
2.0Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We met some friends on a Saturday night. Very nice night out and we had 7:30 seating. We were shocked they were out of Chardonnay (l and Bombay Sapphire Gin to start. They were able to "find" some white wine eventually. They ran out of a few of the regular menu items and the delivery was very, very slow. We complained to the owner and received little sympathy about their lack of preparedness and delivery. Ambience was very nice, shame the service was poor (not the waiters fault) and management so uncaring.

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B
Richmond
8 reviews
4.0Dined on September 24, 2016
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Outdoor patio is awesome - so pretty in the evening. Jazz was great too!

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Richmond
79 reviews
5.0Dined on September 18, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved having brunch here!
We sat on the front porch and overlooked part of their beer garden
Great food
We must go there again
Wonderful

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Richmond
6 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was very friendly. we had a wonderful brunch outside on the front porch.

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Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ate on the patio adjacent to the inside restaurant. Couldn't have been more pleasant. Live jazz band during dinner, excellent attentive waitstaff, romantic setting, delicious food. An all around nice night.

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I and my guess enjoyed! Food was great!!!! We will be back!!!!

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RV
Richmond
20 reviews
4.0Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food. A little pricey. The jazz band was a nice touch and great. Service was good. Not great.

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Washington DC
12 reviews
5.0Dined on August 28, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a an amazing time. Love the food!!!

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Richmond
4 reviews
4.0Dined on August 27, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Started looking for a place that met my reservation criteria as we had play tickets at 8:30 and found this restaurant. We had eaten in the location when it was Acacia a long while ago. Knew we liked the location and the comments seemed like we should give it a try plus it has some parking right next door. They also have jazz outside on Friday and Saturday evening which was another pleasant surprise. We chose to sit outside in their courtyard to hear the band and there was a pleasant breeze even though it was a warm evening. The inside of he restaurant now has two bars clearly if they do events. They have added seating in that large room that was a shop. Inside was cool but the bar was noisy and bathrooms were clean.

We started with the crab cake appetizer and it was very good. 3 smaller cakes with little filling and lot of crab plus a wonderful dipping sauce. We then did the salad special of watermelon, blueberries, feta and a dressing which was very refreshing and well balanced. The dinner was lamb shank with fresh vegetables and potatoes and chicken with vegetables and rice. All very good and not over seasoned. Drinks were a mojito (not enough rum), glass of Chardonnay (very nice) and then an IPA (solid choice).

Recommend for sure and will go back to hear some more good jazz though with no mojito.

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KW
Richmond
1 review
4.0Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a business meeting here. Nice place for a Saturday afternoon. Parking is limited.

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DO
Richmond
1 review
1.0Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 4

The array of waiters who came to our table was amazing. About every 10 minutes a new waiter would come out with dinner and ask us if we had ordered this the answer was no. This happened to us three times. My friend ordered salmon when it came out it was white looking and we figured it was just different but it turns out it was not salmon. The waiter made no amends for the mistake. When we ordered cocktails the waiter took one person at a time order to the bar so it took 20 minutes for all four of us to have a drink at the same time. We were all very disappointed and we will never return to this restaurant

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BC
Richmond
2 reviews
3.0Dined on July 20, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

The food was great, but the fact that all dining tables butt up against the bar the noise level from the bar was unbearable making dinner with friends a most unpleasant dining experience. Will likely not go back for fear that could happen again.

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VC
Washington DC
1 review
5.0Dined on July 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the wait staffwas attentive without being intrusive.

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Richmond
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff was very attentive without being intrusive!

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EC
Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 12, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The special occasion was my 32 year old daughter's visit. We had a lovely time.
The wait person was fantastic.
The food was great. (eggs benedict with fresh crab) & (poached eggs on toast)
The coffee was strong like I like it.
I had a champagne cocktail with lemon, lime and a splash of cranberry which was tasty.
We were not rushed.
I love the tea lights.
The table linen was a good feel as well as the silverware.
I hope that you will still be a focus on Carytown when my daughter visits again from California.
After, our celebration with C Street we headed over to Perceptions Spa to continue our pampering day.

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Richmond
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

If you are looking for a dining experience where you can actually have a conversation with your friends, this is the place to go. The service was excellent, very nice menu, and they have the best outdoor dining venue in Richmond.

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Washington DC
4 reviews
4.0Dined on June 4, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Neighborhood gem!

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Richmond
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 29, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delicious brunch on the patio. I had the French toast and it was awesome. Our waiter Charlie was also great and very entertaining.

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Portland
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful view of Carytown from the portico if the weather is nice and you can get a seat outside. Food was great and service was on par. Highly recommend.

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Richmond
1 review
3.0Dined on May 20, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Three dishes were great. My veal cutlets were overcooked . Appetizers slow coming out. Had to ask where they were. Breads and spreads had no bread, just crackers.

Service poor. Guy was new. Had not been trained properly. Nice guy, however. Good attitude. Tipped 20%.

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Washington DC
5 reviews
3.0Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

A few members of my group including myself had a stuffed pancake. The inside wasn't cook and full of batter. Dishes should be perfected before you put it on your menu. Others then that not being good everything else was nice.

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JE
Richmond
1 review
3.0Dined on May 15, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The staff was very attentive and friendly and the food was very good, but the ambiance was too quiet and bland. There wasn't any music playing and there were not many people in the restaurant. It didn't feel very festive.

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SL
Richmond
1 review
4.0Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service and pace of courses could have been improved. Had to ask for bread while waiting for first course. Server should have been more mindful of the wait we endured and offered something to help with the awkward delay.

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Richmond
7 reviews
4.0Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Probably one of the best brunch options in RVA, highly recommend the Cannoli French Toast. Awesome staff and great view of Cary from the upper patio seating.

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Richmond
21 reviews
4.0Dined on April 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good place

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Richmond
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 23, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been to C Street a few times now as it is one of the few restaurants in Richmond where you can actually enjoy a conversation with your friends as the noise level is low. The food was very good. The service was lacking. The waitstaff seemed harried, as though they were minus a server or 2. Our waiter, though friendly, needs more education on how to serve. Even though we were at a table that was accessible from all sides he crossed over one customer's face to serve another instead of walking around. He did that when serving the food, but also when filling the water glasses. It was annoying, as was clearing plates before all diners were finished, though, many restaurants are guilty of that. The service at C Street seems to be lacking. It's a nice restaurant, and I'll still go there, but it could be so much better with a more professional staff.

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LR
Richmond
4 reviews
4.0Dined on April 22, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went here on a Friday night, it was our first time inside the place and it is an architectural gem! We were surprised to see only three other tables occupied and no one at the bar, it's Friday night in Carytown this place should have been busy. So needless to say we weren't sure how it was going to be.
Glad we stayed, the drinks were generous sized and the food was great.
Someone needs to market this restaurant more....

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B
Nashville
2 reviews
3.0Dined on April 20, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The essence, food, was good. Lamb was cooked well in an excellent beer gravy. Included tasty potatoes. Friend had salmon. Commented that she loved. Desserts were okay. Donut sweet lacked taste beyond sugar.

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