The Best Brunch Restaurants in Richmond

The OpenTable Team

Richmond, the state capital of Virginia, lies on the James River in the heart of the state. The city has deep connections to two major eras in American history, the colonial times and during the Civil War. Today, many of the city’s attractions tell the story of the Civil War but travelers can also find lively neighborhoods, active cultural life, and activities for all ages. Visit the renowned Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, tour the famous estate of Maymont, wander through the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens and stroll along the gorgeous Canal Walk. Richmond has a little something for everyone, including their amazing culinary scene! And, since brunch is such a big deal in the south, it makes sense that you can find extraordinary meals here to put you in the right mood for the weekend! If you’re wondering where the locals go to dine well, check out our Tastemaker List of where to find the best brunch Richmond has to offer.

Restaurants:LuLu's, Chez Foushee, Tarrant's West
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, French American, American
Neighborhoods:Richmond

LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,472 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Sunday Lunch
LuLu’s Restaurant, located on North 17th Street in the Shockoe Bottom neighborhood of Richmond, is a casual dining spot for Contemporary American food. Owned by Paul Keevil who alsRead more
88% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia
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Chez Foushee

$$$$·French American·
Richmond
1,103 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
A Richmond mainstay since 1989, Chez Foushee features French Quarter inspired fare with a full bar. Located on the corner of East Grace Street and Foushee Street, it takes its nameRead more
96% recommended
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Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
820 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Tarrant’s West is the bigger and more beautiful West End expression of the famous drug store restaurant from historic downtown Richmond. Located near Innsbrook and Short Pump, TarrRead more
87% recommended
Great for Brunch in Richmond

Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
454 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Millie’s is a Richmond landmark and a favorite eatery of locals for 27 years! It’s a fantastic spot to head for brunch and they offer a cozy and comfortable ambiance with super friRead more
92% recommended
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The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
2,678 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Dining at The Boathouse at Sunday Park is a truly unique experience, with the view and setting of Sunday Park, a 1,700 acre lake and the fresh Virginia air to accompany your meal. Read more
87% recommended
Scenic View in Virginia

The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,182 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Special Occasion
The Boathouse at City Point brings amazing waterfront dining back to Hopewell! Located on Randolph Road, nestled snug against the water, this restaurant offers a sweeping vista of Read more
89% recommended
Scenic View in Virginia

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,659 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Located at 1 West Broad Street, Tarrant’s Cafe is central to may Richmond attractions, like VCU, the Convention Center, the Graduate, Quirk Hotel, The National, the Historic HippodRead more
92% recommended
Kid Friendly in Virginia

Bar Solita

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Richmond
276 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Tapas
Bar Solita is a chic, upscale Mediterranean small-plates restaurant with a focus on high-quality, delicious food and cooking with a wood-fired oven. The bar boasts international, dRead more
86% recommended

Metzger Bar and Butchery

$$$$·Contemporary German·
Richmond
573 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Metzger Bar and Butchery, located on 23rd Street in the Union Hill neighborhood of Richmond, serves up Contemporary German cuisine from award-winning chef Brittanny Anderson. It’s Read more
92% recommended
Best Overall in Virginia

The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
780 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Maple and Pine, located on West Broad Street in the Jackson Ward neighborhood, serves excellent cuisine and an outstanding brunch! The restaurant offers an expression of modern AmeRead more
88% recommended

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
3,815 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Waterfront
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing brings award-winning dining to the banks of the James River. The restaurant occupies the top floor of the recently restored Power Plant building. Read more
86% recommended
Scenic View in Virginia

The Daily Kitchen and Bar Restaurant-Carytown

$$$$·American·
Richmond
180 reviews
  • Healthy
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good Vegetarian Options
The Daily Kitchen bar and restaurant, located on Cary Street in the Carytown neighborhood of Richmond, serves up all kinds of American, Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine. They strive toRead more
97% recommended
Healthy in Virginia

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,137 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Max’s on Broad is a two-floor restaurant owned by Ted Santarella, who also owns Tarrant’s and Tarrant’s West. It’s a full-service restaurant with a beautiful view of the Arts DistrRead more
86% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia

Maggiano's - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
5,840 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Maggiano’s Little Italy, located on West Broad Street in Short Pump Mall, is a casual dining spot for Italian food. They specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic SouthernRead more
88% recommended
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Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
2,082 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Hondos is Richmond’s prime destination for great steak! Located on Cox Road at the Innsbrook Shoppes, it’s a perfect place to stop for brunch before or after a shopping excursion aRead more
93% recommended
Great for Lunch in Virginia

MOSAIC Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,400 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Mosaic Restaurant, located on River Road, is a casually elegant spot for Contemporary American and Mediterranean food. They serve lunch and dinner daily as well as an outstanding SRead more
95% recommended
Great for Lunch in Richmond

The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
674 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
The Stables, located on Belmont Avenue, is a New American restaurant melding Southern, French and Cajun influences. Chef Evan Campbell whips up a seasonal menu with small and largeRead more
96% recommended
Best Service in Virginia

Perch

$$$$·American·
Richmond
633 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Located on West Broad Street in Richmond, Perch offers a blend of Pacific-inspired flavors and Virginia comfort cuisine with an emphasis on laid-back luxury. Housed in the former JRead more
93% recommended
American in Virginia

Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
2,167 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Portico is in a charming cottage nestled on River Road in a cozy, country setting. Diners can find Italian-inspired cuisine in a charming and beautiful country setting that feels rRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Virginia
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BRIO Tuscan Grille - Richmond - Stony Point - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
1,192 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
BRIO means “lively” or “full of life” in Italian, and that’s exactly what this restaurant has to offer! It’s a polished yet casual spot serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine Read more
84% recommended
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