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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Richmond

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Richmond? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Stock Bistro & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (24)
$31 to $50
Nordic
Richmond
About the restaurant
Stock Is a Nordic Bistro and bar inviting you to dine differently. Our restaurant is located in a lovingly restored railroad freight terminal that is also home to our stylish modern furniture gallery – Txtur. The indoor and outdoor space invites you to lounge and enjoy a meal like no other whether taking time with friends or celebrating a special event.

Whether you take your meal or cocktails in our beautiful “drafting room” dining space, the spacious main gallery, or our covered and shaded patio, Stock culinary craft and special hospitality experience is sure to please.

Craft food, drinks all in an unparalleled space – Stock is here to welcome you.

We have ample on-site parking too!

Top review
ShelleyMcDvip
Dined 2 days ago
Outstanding! Highly recommend Stock Bar and Bistro!
A photo of L'Opossum restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2984)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Richmond
About the restaurant
L'Opossum offers dinner Tuesday-Saturday for parties of one to a maximum of six guests. Multiple reservations booked on the same night to form a group larger than six guests are not permitted and will be canceled. Reservations for parties of one to four guests are allotted 2 hours. Parties of five to six guests are allotted 2.5 hours. Please be courteous to your fellow diners by arriving and leaving on time. L'Opossum patrons paying with cash, enjoy a 4% savings off menu prices. To view a sample menu, visit www.lopossum.com - Thank you!
Top review
CharlesM
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent service Outstanding food Everything on the menu looks great Hard to go wrong
A photo of The Wine Whisperer restaurant
5.0
5 (159)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Henrico
About the restaurant
The Wine Whisperer is a boutique wine shop and wine bar located in Richmond's Short Pump neighborhood. We speak wine and are passionate about sharing your new favorite bottle or glass with you!

Our wine bar is designed to offer a more immersive experience to our guests. Let our knowledgeable staff help you learn about your palate and curate a flight of wine just for you! Look for rotating by the glass and by the bottle lists, a selection of craft beers, and an expansive food menu that changes weekly and is designed to enhance the bottle of wine you're enjoying. For questions or to make a reservation for a larger party, please message us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
a very unique and enjoyable experience!! thoroughly enjoyed it.
A photo of Buckheads - Richmond restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1926)
$50 and over
Steak
Richmond
About the restaurant
Buckhead’s has been a Richmond tradition since 1994. Featuring succulent Braveheart Beef and only the freshest seafood, you can taste our passion for culinary excellence. Consistently recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, our list offers over 800 labels to complement your dining experience. Additionally, our bar proudly highlights one of the largest selections of single malt scotches and small batch bourbons in Richmond, Virginia.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Love this place! Pricey but delicious. The staff is amazing.
A photo of Metzger Bar and Butchery restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1072)
$31 to $50
Contemporary German
Richmond
About the restaurant
Nestled in historic Union Hill, we specialize in contemporary German food from Chef de Cuisine, Emma Taylor, and overseen by award winning chef Brittanny Anderson. Expect to see inspirations from classic German, French, Italian, Austrian & European cuisine, using local products. We specialize in German and Austrian wine from small producers, organic, and natural wines. Our cocktails are unique and approachable, featuring house made ingredients. We have a large German beer selection mixed with some local drafts. Our atmosphere is cozy and relaxed, great for special occasions or weekday date nights. We offer a private dining room and full restaurant buyouts. Come see us for dinner Tue-Sat, and Sunday brunch, and for happy hour at the bar Tue-Fri 5pm-7pm.
Top review
churchhilllmama
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent service (nathanial) Could hear ourselves speak without shouting which is VERY rare in RVA eating establishments! Food is always good and nice variety..ditto wine & beer selection.
A photo of Lola's Farmhouse Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (60)
$30 and under
American
Short Pump
About the restaurant
Experience the area's most stunning patio dining at a historic 1865 farmhouse, offering exceptional food as well!

Please call for reservations of 7 or more.

If you do not see an available reservation time, please call the restaurant and we will do our best to accommodate your party.

Top review
SarahMvip
Dined 4 days ago
My friends and I had a wonderful time gathering in your beautiful restaurant and eating your fantastic food!
A photo of The Tobacco Company Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3922)
$31 to $50
American
Richmond
About the restaurant

The Tobacco Company Restaurant is proudly celebrating over 40 years as Richmond's landmark dining and entertainment venue. This four-story, breath-taking restaurant embodies the spirit of Southern hospitality and charm. The exceptional menu features slow-roasted prime rib, aged Angus steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy live entertainment on our first floor or dance the night away in our lower level nightclub. Our staff is committed to excellence and the creation of an unforgettable dining experience. Open seven days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Highly recommended. Probably the best restaurant overall in Richmond.
A photo of Amuse at The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1684)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Richmond
About the restaurant
Amuse is a seasonal, farm to table driven restaurant, located on the third floor of the museum. Whether you are dining in our main dining room, full-service bar, or our private dining room, you will be able to take in sweeping views of the Robins Sculpture Garden and the museum’s Cochrane Atrium. Our team works diligently to provide a menu that is directly inspired by the art-filled surroundings, current exhibitions, and seasonality while also carefully selecting only the finest ingredients from local vendors, artisans, and farmers. Just a friendly reminder that the museum does not allow balloons, confetti, glitter, plants potted with soil, and candles with open flames. If a date and time you seek for a reservation appears to be full, please give us a call so we can see what other times might be available.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
A great way to finish up a visit to the Samurai exhibit, with excellent Asian insiped cuisine in a perfect setting.
A photo of Floris at VMFA restaurant
4.7
4.7 (132)
$31 to $50
Global, International
Richmond
About the restaurant
Welcome to Floris at VMFA!

Our standard tea tier menu and tea service is offered daily and is priced at $45 per guest, not inclusive of tax and service. We kindly require each guest's participation.

Floris invites you to immerse yourself in a culturally enriching tearoom inspired experience at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Nestled in the beautiful surroundings of the Robins Sculpture Garden, Floris is a community gathering space located in VMFA’s Pauley Center.

Take a mid-day escape and indulge in delightful pleasures for the palate, including expertly crafted blends from guest tea makers. Chef Chainey Kuykendall’s use of fresh ingredients from local vendors and importers further enhances Floris’s celebration of cultures and community.

Floris is proud to partner with local vendors, farms and tea importers.

Reservations are strongly encouraged, as seating is limited. Questions can be directed to 804-340-5785.

Top review
Rebak
Dined 5 days ago
An absolute delight! The presentation was beautiful. Each dish was delicious. I look forward to the next time I come
A photo of Portico Restaurant - Richmond restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3248)
$30 and under
Italian
Richmond
About the restaurant
Italian inspired cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting with outdoor dining all summer and a covered heated tent in the winter. Our stone terrace with large fireplace nestled between aromatic herb and flower gardens makes for a beautiful setting year around.

Upon booking, please select either an indoor or outdoor table. "Standard" refers to an indoor table. If an outdoor table is not listed, the patio may be booked at that time. Please call us directly if your preference is not listed.

Our tent is down for the summer! Tables on the patio are covered by umbrellas for protection from sun and in the case of rain. In the case of inclement weather, we will do our best to accommodate outdoor bookings indoors based on availability.

Take out from 4:30pm to 8:00pm daily and can be ordered by calling us at (804) 741-4800.

We are unable to accomadate parties of more than 6. We are unable to separate parties into multiple tables.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Lovely first visit, it was a hot sweaty night outside, amazing ambience at this place though! The food was great, highly recommended!
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