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Kitchen on Cary

363 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located in the Historic Shockoe Slip in downtown Richmond, Kitchen on Cary is the home of award-winning Executive Chef Michael Macknight. Our menu features of a wide variety of local & regionally sourced, contemporary American food, which guests can enjoy as small plates or as larger, traditional entrées.

Complimentary parking validation after 5 pm at the 14th & Cary St. deck. (Valid w/ purchase of dinner entree.)
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 am - 2 pm Dinner: 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: Dinner: 4:30 pm - 10 pm

Happy Hour, Mon.-Fri., 4:30-7:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 643-1315
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Macknight
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Cross street
14th Street
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Parking details
We validate parking after 5 P.M. at the parking garage at the corner of 14th St. and E. Cary, diagonally across the street from the restaurant. (dine in only, purchase of dinner entree.)
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Special events & promotions
Valentine's Day Prix Fixe Dinner.
Happy Hour: M-F, 4:30-7pm. $5 Small Plates & Drink Specials at the bar.
Tuesday: Wine Dinners, 3 local-focused courses including wine $30.
Thursday: 1/2 off select bottles of wine.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was wonderful.

EmTuxBar (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I love trying new places and neither of us had been to Kitchen on Cary. We started with the oysters, which I could have had eaten by myself! They were great! We also tried the pork belly donuts. We were a little disappointed. The pork belly was so small it just got lost in the donut. For dinner I tried the pork chop which was very thick and moist. My husband had the meatloaf and said was one of his favorites he’s tried. (He gets meatloaf all over town)
We look forward to bringing our friends back!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I went with my friends for my birthday, and we loved it! i was even given a free dessert :)

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was excellent

vipHB817 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

FABULOUS. Our service was wonderful, the restaurant had nice acoustics and we did not have to shout to hear each other, and the food was outstanding. What a diverse and great menu. We had trouble picking, but tried the pimento cheese, the Poutine, and the pork/veal/beef meatloaf. All were perfectly prepared. The Poutine is WAY better than The Roosevelt's. We will be back soon!

Rhonda (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Each of the three of us thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The menu changes, which makes for interesting surprises. Our waitress was professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. It was pretty much a flawless meal!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

We came down from Washington DC, and had a business dinner on Wednesday evening that was phenomenal! I chose Kitchen on Cary after being unable to get a reservation at another restaurant. The service and food were impeccable and the atmosphere was perfect for a business meeting. I will definitely consider returning to Kitchen on Cary for dinner in the future.

OpenTable Diner (Adelaide / SA)
3.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Wait staff was extremely friendly! Wine and beer selection was decent. I wish that they called to tell me that there was no children’s menu or options especially as I specifically requested a high chair- certainly that would be a dead giveaway, but I know now- this restaurant, while nice and delicious, can no longer be an option for our whole family, as we do have little ones, but is very nice for adults. I love the entree concepts and variety of food options and supporting our local farms!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

The dining experience was very enjoyable at Kitchen on Cary. I had the cajun shrimp and grits which were very good. The service was friendly and attentive. I will be back for round two.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

After visiting the VMFA, we went here for lunch. It was a quiet holiday afternoon and there were only four or five other tables seated. At first we were a bit concerned that the menu would be too avant-garde and esoteric. But the Portuguese had pie, the fried eggplant, the Shenandoah salad, chicken salad and shrimp and grits all proved standard enough and satisfying to all.