Helen's

4.8
413 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Helen's Restaurant is located in the heart of Richmond, serving brunch and dinner. We hope you enjoy Helenʼs Southern gothic history and our nouveau southern cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 413 people are saying
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Noise · Moderate
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vipDaveT
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always consistently excellent. The staff is friendly and prompt. We are never disappointed!

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Abro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helen's is such a special place. I went on a short trip to Richmond and we're considering reshuffling our itinerary to go a second time. Highly recommend

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jbuck
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Friends came in from out of town and we all just loved Helen’s. Food was excellent. Better than our last visit.

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Paco
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never go anywhere else for our anniversary or just a lovely night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time at Helen's last night. The rockfish was on point. My friends ordered the pork and ny strip, both were also very tasty. Desert was creme brulee and the brownie was my favorite! Zsa zsa, our waitress was so upbeat and attentive. I will definitely be returning.

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Tanker55
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great, ambience was outstanding but the food not quiet as good as in the past. The best thing in our party of three was the apple salad & mussels.

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RobP
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Richmond institution! Absolutely loved the Christmas Decorations. The staff was very friendly and even took a photo for us. The food was incredible and the drinks strong!!

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KateM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience - reasonable prices for delicious food and great service. Loved the privacy and seclusion of the booth, which made us feel more at ease despite COVID.

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jbuck
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice experience with very good food and great service. Was a bit loud at the bar and being a small restaurant was loud overall but good was very good and we would definitely go back.

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jessicah
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, festive holiday atmosphere. Great meal and excellent service!

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MichaelL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had two of the best entrées that we have had in Richmond in months

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Kevin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic date night at Helen’s! The mussels were some of the best we’ve ever had. The holiday decorations also added such a lovely tough! We will definitely be back

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vipRalphFoodNotes
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious as usual and restaurant is fully decorated for the Holidays- highly recommended!

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vipJessie
Richmond
42 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best food in Richmond, Va. Never disappoints!!!!! We both had the beet salad, pork shank and creme brulee pie (homemade). Will return again and again.

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victoriam
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, good ambience. Menu did not match online menu, which was a disappointment for one item.

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vipJballson
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem, with a historic charm that is so Richmond Virginia.

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JohnC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent…chef Clay is amazing. Had the pork shank and it was prepared to perfection. Helens is our fav place to go!❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service, have lived here over 15 years and somehow never had dinner at Helen’s!

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggood

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vipElleinRVA
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice in all aspects!

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vipStephen
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish....but....get there early

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ErinW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food, incredible ambiance, good service. Really lovely spot.

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TinTin
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything was delicious. We love Helen's!

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Ginnie42
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I loved everything but the lump crab mac and cheese was to die for!

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maggiel
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helens was great! The food drinks and service were wonderful

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vipCarl
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Helen's extraordinary chefs prepare outstanding, memorable meals. The service is attentive. The noise level is high, but this is a high energy place. Definitely will return often.

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vipDaveT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was great! We go often and are never disappointed.

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vipBradleyH
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed Helen’s as usual. Good atmosphere and good food.

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Maggie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't know what to say other than HOT DAMN, that was a good meal. We got the butternut squash soup and the beet salad for apps and the scallops and yam ravioli and omg it was so good we just kept eating. I had dreams about that meal for a week after eating it. I didn't want to brush my teeth in hopes of holding on to those flavors for just a minute longer.

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vipVManTravel
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue. Lots of history!

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JonathanI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal and look forward to returning!

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BeChEte
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Reservation availability was a factor. Great atmosphere and location in the 'Fan' of downtown Richmond.

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KimO
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service were terrific! I will def. go back to Helens!

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vipTinaR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside patio is beautiful. Perfect for fall dining. Server was attentive. Food was creative and very tasty.

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Happy
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of the best times at Helen's for us.
Zsa Zsa was back -so good to see her!
We will be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely at Helen's.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food our waiter was very polite and efficient knew the answers to our questions the food was Excellent My only issue was for the size of the building the music was just a little loud definitely would come back again

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vipMicheleC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the roasted broccoli and cauliflower appetizer (mostly cauliflower), chicken entree and cannoli for dessert! Everything was delicious

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Anna
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have a bunch of food allergies and they accommodated me. The food was amazing! Everything was well prepared and thoughtful. There were so many flavor surprises in the dishes. I love all the fresh herbs and spices they used. I wish I had gone there sooner. Definitely worth going to!!

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Helen's is rated 4.8 stars by 413 OpenTable diners.

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