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Permanently Closed - La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe

205 reviews
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$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Offering a contemporary interpretation of French and Belgian cuisine and located in the heart of the business district in downtown Richmond, La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe is committed to providing an enjoyable dining experience to its guests in a modern and warm setting. Come unwind at our bar during our daily happy hour with one of our fine wines to finish your day...or start your evening!
Bring your dancing shoes for our Salsa events every 2nd and 4th Fridays!
Our staff is friendly, attentive, and genuine. Come and enjoy an evening of authentic French food, great wine, and good friends!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Belgian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Happy Hour - Tuesday - Friday: 4pm - 7pm

Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(804) 225-0225
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Cedric Payne
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting an after work event, La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe can create a memorable event for you and your guests.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (855) 502-4437
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La Parisienne offers an extended catering menu for breakfast, lunch and after hours events.
Please check out our menus in our website or on Facebook!
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Cross street
Canal St and 10th
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Parking details
Street parking & James Center 1 parking deck (entrance on 10th Street between Cary St. and Canal) every weeknight from 4pm to 3am for dinner patrons. Parking is NOT validated on the parking deck.
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Salsa night every 2nd and 4th Friday!
Free lessons from 8:45 to 9:30pm
Dance from 9:30pm to 2am with DJ Kevlar!

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Special events & promotions
Salsa Night every 2nd and 4th Fridays starting at 8:45pm!
Tango every 1st WEDNESDAY night from 7-11pm and every 3rd Friday 8:30pm until 11pm!
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 205 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.4  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ccpatter (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

We were unaware of this little gem located behind the James Center. My husband bought a groupon so we tried it and we're well pleased. The menu was very original. The server was French and attentive without being overbearing. The decor was inderststed, the lighting perfect and the ceiling high.

SeniorTraveler24 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2016

We have visited this restaurant several times over the few years it has been open and have become "regulars". The owner and his staff are extremely personable and always attentive to your needs. The food is always well prepared and if necessary, the seasoning can be adjusted to taste. They offer a nice assortment of French prepared dishes in a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Parking can be found on the street (depending upon the time you visit), or across the street at a nearby parking deck.
Reservations are welcome and are suggested. Bon appetit!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2016

Had another wonderful dinner! Took daughters and their Mothers-In-Law for
special thank you dinner and everyone was delighted.

JOCinPWC (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2016

Great bar. Brussels spout appetizer was amazing. The wait staff was extremely accommodating without being intrusive.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2016

I have been here several times and taken friends and family who loved it. I think this is
a hidden gem that I consider to be one of the best, if not the best restaurant in Richmond.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

Everything was delicious. The crepes (both savory and dessert) were a little too rich for me or I would have given it 5 stars. The staff was excellent. The wine was very good and reasonably priced.

vipsaustin (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2016

Food was prepared perfectly and the service was excellent.

vipJeffH (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 5, 2016

For a Saturday night, only six (3 couple) were dining. Very surprised by the lack of customers. The waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding. Maybe the restaurant caters to a business customer during the week. I highly recommend this restaurant. Perhaps it is the location of the facility.

OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
4.0  Dined on October 27, 2016

Very good food and excellent attentive service. The dessert cocktail that was suggested was truly delicious.

vipJoyfulinchicago (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 19, 2016

The music was of particular delight to us. Very French and lovely. Our chocolate mousse was exceptional.

viprvadiner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Fabulous meal! La Parisienne is a gem. From appetizers to desserts, everything was delicious.

EJ1971 (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on September 15, 2016

My party's reservation was not honored. When we arrived there was no table for us and we stood waiting for a table.

vipdebdinesout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

They did not recognize our reservation. Monsieur was quite rude about this and kept bringing it up, even though Madame was sweet and seated us.

eatzalot (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on August 24, 2016

Had a wonderful meal on the patio. A slow night for the restaurant so we received lots of attention. Earlier visits have been on one of the event nights...extremely popular and quite vibrant!

Oysters (Savannah)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

This was our third dinner at La Parisienne and we continue to be impressed by the food and the staff. Their location in Richmonds financial center makes them a very busy lunch location. Hence, our choice to eat dinner their instead. They are much less crowded for dinner and parking in the area is much easier after 6:00pm.
Their soups are a delight. We had butternut squash soup - delicious! I had the lamb with root vegetables for an entrée and my wife had the salmon. They were both excellent. We will definitely return again soon.

vipGoodorbad7 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2016

Great cheese board
Nice and helpful staff
We sat in a nice booth but would have preferred to have sat at the window(s)
Over all great local fresh ingredients! And nice server

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2016

The waiter, whom I assumed was the owner, was very kind and made much conversation throughout the night. The food was AMAZING. We had appetizers, salad/soup, entrées, dessert, wine - the works. Everything tasted wonderful! The price was reasonable for being downtown Richmond and for the delicious food and great service. We also had a groupon, so that was even better.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2016

Food quality was right on. Service was outstanding. There was bad weather that night and there wasn't anyone else there.... Come on Richmond this place is a great place. Parking deck is 3$ after 6 across the street. There honey infused butter that comes with the bread is amazing. The views of downtown Richmond are very nice. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant to talk to.

vipZanadc (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

Love this place!! Food always great, service is awesome!

CarolN (Cleveland)
5.0  Dined on June 16, 2016

It was a great experience, but I would only consider it for special occasions.