Food was great. Perfect little setting on Main st. for a date. A bit pricey however and a limited menu.
I was very impressed with the food, presentation and great service
Coming back next month to celebrate my birthday
Great food at Helens as always
Food was tasty. Service was great. Always enjoyable.
Great atmosphere and food. Had to wait 15 minutes past our reservation to be seated, but sitting at the bar for a few minutes wasn’t a big deal.
Better than expected
Much better than our last visit!
I've been waiting to go back to Helen's for quite a while. Finally, made it back for a casual Sat. evening after a movie. It's a delightful neighborhood location with great character, which makes for a ...."one of the regular places."
I opted out of the muscles, even though it was the primary reason I wanted to go. My wife was in the veg mood and ordered most of the veggies on the menu. (These don't seem to show up on-line but they are dishes.)
Unfortunately, after my perfect martini, I've lost track - brussels, cauliflower, roasted, maybe some manchego - hmm, missing the others. In the meantime I savored the gnocchi's, which qualifies for a signature dish.
Despite my rating, Helen's is not perfect. Personally, I don't feel comfortable if it's perfect.
Helen's makes our everyday dining Romantic. Thank you for keeping me married. Thank you for the wonderful 2-3 times per months of being able to cuddle in the back booths. Thank you for healthy and fresh food. Behind the behind Fire and EMS Protection (#1 favorite thing about our city), you are the star of my #2 favorite thing (great dining scene). Thank you for, well: everything.
I went to Helen's with a friend to take advantage of an expiring Groupon. A few other friends had recommended the place and I wasn't sure what to expect after looking at their menu online because it looked like a smaller menu. When we got there, I was very pleased to see a few more options than what was published online. I got the pork shank with gouda grits and Brussel sprouts and it was amazing!!! My friend got the burger and said it was delicious, she rarely eats an entire burger in one sitting but her plate was clear by the time we finished! I definitely recommend Helen's - food was amazing, staff friendly and atmosphere had the Richmond Fan feel :)
We used to frequent Helen's in the 90's every Friday night. It was one of the best restaurants in town. I feel like it went through a time of transition and we stopped going. It is great now and I am so delighted we tried it again recently. It is one of our favorites. We took friends and they loved it.
The place was small and cozy. I loved the decor and our window seats.
Our dinner at Helen’s was just fabulous. The food was delicious and service was very attentive. Was beyond my expectations. We’ll be back soon.
Food is excellent. Did not like sitting in the back room. Very stuffy.
I rave and rave and rave here on Open Table about Helen's and rightfully so. It's always a romantic treat, even though we have been there at least two hundred times in 20 years. The menu recently changed and a couple of old favorites gone and new favorites to try have arrived. To those of you that own the other 3,000 restaurants in Central Virginia--do some opposition research here, at Helen's--they get it right while most of you don't.