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The Best Restaurants in Richmond

Richmond has a developing food scene when it comes to dining. The backbone of the city's culinary landscape is fine dining restaurants, casual mainstays, and historic neighborhood restaurants. Like other big cities, Richmond has succeeded in combining high-end restaurants with classics. Typically, these restaurants offer a wide range of dishes to cater to each diner's personal tastes. Remember to make a reservation ahead of time since these eateries attract people from all over the world on a regular basis.

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The OpenTable Team
14 Restaurants
Updated January 18, 2022
Restaurants:Blue Atlas, L'Opossum, Southern Kitchen
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Global, International, Contemporary American, Southern
Neighborhoods:Richmond
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Blue Atlas

$$$$
Global, International
Richmond
4.9
379 reviews

This restaurant and bar provides its locals with an interactive dining experience. The dining area is small and intimate, with patio seats and lawn space overlooking sunset vistas of South Richmond. It serves globally inspired dishes such as papas amarillas and sliders which are meant for sharing with family and friends. It also serves handcrafted cocktails as well as vegan-friendly meals. Rachel Best, the chef and co-owner of the restaurant, established it in 2020. To avoid waiting in lengthy queues, reservations are recommended due to its numerous customers.


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L'Opossum

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.9
2158 reviews

David Shannon, the creator and executive chef of this restaurant, was tapped to open it in 2014. In 2016, David Shannon was named a James Beard Award Best Chef Mid-Atlantic semifinalist. The restaurant's unique decor includes a $3 painting as well as Andy Warhol Rorschach-patterned wallpapers under glass tabletops. Its dimly lit interiors provide a relaxing atmosphere for its diners. Grandma Dave's Home Slices are featured in the restaurant's Florentine with French Onion Dip. A bar area with an extensive wine list and creative cocktails is also available.


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Southern Kitchen

$$$$
Southern
Richmond
4.8
745 reviews

The restaurant was founded in 2014 by Chef Shane Roberts-Thomas. The goal of this restaurant has been to offer decent food complemented with a stylish experience and excellent customer service since its inception. Fried oysters, southern rolls, fried okra, and salad are just a few of the tasty appetizers on Southern Kitchen's menu. The restaurant has a stylish design with patterned floors and colorful geometric patterns to offer diners a warm, vivid experience.


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Chez Max - Richmond VA

$$$$
French
Richmond
4.8
914 reviews

This restaurant serves traditional French cuisine and nice aromas float out of the kitchen, hinting at future culinary delights. The restaurant is casual and inviting, with a warm and friendly atmosphere. In the main dining room, a huge stone fireplace creates a pleasant glow throughout the space. The restaurant offers an exceptional selection of signature crafted cocktails as well as popular choices. A Master French chef cultivated the cuisine. It was established in 2004 in Canterbury Shopping Center by Lecomte and her late husband Alain.


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The Stables

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.8
1051 reviews

This restaurant is in a fantastic Nelson structure with a rich local history that makes it stand out. Steven Gooch, the owner, opened the place in 2017, and Evan Campbell, the executive chef at The Stables, has been handling the culinary program. It has an extensive wine list as well as creative cocktails and imported and domestic beers. It includes big and tiny plates ranging from meats to seafood and poultry, as well as vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free selections. It also has a broad food menu with lunch, dinner, and breakfast available as well as an ever-changing specials board. The dining is decorated in a rustic style, with exposed brick walls and log pillar supports. It offers an excellent fireplace and several other amenities that guests will appreciate during the colder winter months or throughout the year. The restaurant also has live music on certain nights, as well as a big screen TV in the courtyard for watching sports events.


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Can Can Brasserie

$$$$
French
Richmond
4.6
461 reviews

Dick Ripp founded the restaurant in 2005. After Dick Ripp's death, John and Paul Kincaid IV acquired control of Can Can Brasserie. The executive chef at this Parisian-style Brasserie is John Kincaid, who adds a seasonal and Southern American touch to the menu. Can Can Brasserie also has a steak frites restaurant in a typical bistro setting with bricks, dark woods, and mirrors. Reservations may be made up to one month ahead of time. The restaurant provides both an outside patio and an inside lining.


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Stella's - Richmond

$$$$
Greek
Richmond
4.9
2200 reviews

Stella's serves contemporary Greek cuisine and its chefs deliver exceptional dishes with high-quality ingredients carefully perfected. Stella's features rustic as well as modern Greek cuisine, with the freshest ingredients and Greek dishes served table side. Its popular dishes include grilled octopus and Stella’s crabcakes. Stella Dikos persuaded her husband, Stavros Dikos, to open the first restaurant in her namesake on Harrison Street, adjacent to the Village Café, in 1983. Its interior offers a rustic room with elegant chic furniture, chandeliers, and ceiling-to-floor windows. Stella's allows customers to make reservations up to three months ahead of their visit.


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Lemaire at The Jefferson Hotel

$$$$
Contemporary American
Richmond
4.8
3371 reviews

Lemaire is a contemporary Southern American restaurant at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that offers a unique and innovative culinary experience to one of the state's most famous tourist attractions. The cuisine of Richmond, Virginia, with its Southern influences, is served here. An intriguing cocktail list includes classics with a modern twist as well as fresh handcrafted ingredients. Diners at Lemaire may self-park for no charge. Its popular dish includes s’mores bread pudding and certified Angus beef tenderloin. This restaurant's executive chef is Patrick Willis. It was founded in 1895 by Lewis Ginter, and reservations are accepted up to two months ahead of time.


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Restaurant Adarra

$$$$
Contemporary European
Richmond
4.9
284 reviews

The seaside hamlet of Adarra has a welcoming restaurant with homestyle seafood dishes and hearty soups, as well as classic sweets. It was created by Randall Doetzer and Lyne Doetzer in 2019. The restaurant has a more intimate and rustic atmosphere with warm terra-cotta walls and dim lighting that creates a wonderful experience for diners. It combines Basque cuisine with local ingredients in a sophisticated yet wonderfully unfussy manner. The steakhouse's popular super-club atmosphere complements its wide range of crowd-pleasing meals. Reservations are suggested up to two months ahead of time at the restaurant.


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Metzger Bar and Butchery

$$$$
Contemporary German
Richmond
4.8
804 reviews

The Metzger Bar and Butchery is a stylish German-inspired restaurant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, featuring award-winning chef Brittanny Anderson's seasonal and sustainable German-inspired cuisine. Handcrafted cocktails are produced by the bar staff at Metzger Bar and Butchery. Its diners can enjoy a cultural hot spot with an energetic, social ambience. The restaurant does not require reservations, but they are strongly advised. Diners mostly love their famous dish which is pork chop and chocolate cake. The restaurant was established in the Richmond Virginia neighborhood of Union Hill in 2014 by chef and owner Brittany Anderson.


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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Richmond
4.8
3983 reviews

The restaurant was founded in 2000 by Samuel Bookbinder, who runs it out of a historic tobacco warehouse in Shockoe Bottom. It provides the ideal mix of history and atmosphere. The ambience of exposed beams and brick walls in this restored tobacco warehouse will appeal to steak and seafood fans. The atmosphere is exquisite, and the patio adds to the overall enjoyment of dining there. Its famous dish includes petite filet mignon and crab cakes. Diners are welcome upon arrival, but reservations are recommended.


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Lehja

$$$$
Indian
Richmond
4.7
930 reviews

The restaurant was opened in 2010 by Ashok K. Arora. It's a contemporary Indian restaurant that combines traditional and modern Indian cuisine to provide guests with the most genuine Indian dining experience possible. With a creative twist, it offers classic and famous dishes with a contemporary flair. Its famous dishes includes chicken tikka masala and garlic naan. It's in a good central location, making it an ideal place for business and private dinners. It has a laid-back atmosphere that provides a warm, cultured, and invigorating ambiance. A California-style outdoor dining area with a naked flame fire pit invites diners to spend an enjoyable evening at the restaurant. Todd Kliman named Lehja the Best Restaurant in the Region Outside of Washington, D.C.'s Rasika for its exceptional cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended and may be booked up to three months ahead.


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Buckheads - Richmond

$$$$
Steak
Richmond
4.8
1438 reviews

In 1994, Mark W. Herndon opened the restaurant. It serves magnificent Braveheart Beef and seafood from the freshest sources for outstanding cuisine. The bar offers one of the widest selections of single malt scotches and small batch bourbons in Richmond, Virginia. Buckhead's features a white-tablecloth steakhouse in a strip mall that specializes in aged beef and fine wines. Since its wine list has more than 800 labels to complement the dining experience, the restaurant has received Wine Spectator's "Best of Award of Excellence" award every year since it opened. Due to the restaurant's popularity, reservations are recommended at least a month ahead of time.


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Brenner Pass

$$$$
Contemporary European
Richmond
4.8
1439 reviews

The Brenner Pass is a haven for those who love the Alpine region and are committed to hospitality, excellent cuisine, and drink. The restaurant's cuisine is inspired by contemporary Alpine cooking from Brittanny Anderson, who has won many accolades. Modern modifications on traditional Swiss, European, Australian, and French dishes are offered at the restaurant. It's a popular gathering spot with an active, sociable atmosphere. Brenner Pass offers an elegant and simple dining with a diverse menu. Its famous dish includes gnocchi and Bolognese. The restaurant features a décor of well-lit interior with hanging chandeliers alongside a blend of dark wood, warm tones, and white-colored wall which provide an elegant background.


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