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The OpenTable Team

Virginia Is For Lovers presents OpenSeat, a program that lets you opt in to share an open seat at your table with someone new. Groups of any size can participate - just book for your party, and if there is another diner or diners that also opt in you may be seated together. In return, you will receive an appetizer. It’s a chance for you to prove that Virginia is for Food Lovers and meet a new friend in the process.

Before you complete your reservation, just write “OpenSeat” in the special request section.

Restaurants:Maple and Pine, Saison, Rappahannock - Richmond
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Richmond

Maple and Pine

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
701 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Brunch
Definitely one of the best, if not the best meal we've had in the Richmond area. We will be going back.
83% recommended
Great for Brunch in Richmond
9 people mentioned the Roof Top

Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
574 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Amazing, creative, well seasoned food. Eggplant app was fantastic and the burgers are top ten in Richmond. Great service also.
95% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Virginia
23 people mentioned the Oxtail

Rappahannock - Richmond

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,957 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
My only challenge was getting my tuna cooked through enough. But it was delicious once that was solved and everyone was very nice. We had both raw and baked oysters. As always, Read more
85% recommended
Seafood in Virginia
72 people mentioned the Paella

Sam Miller's

$$$$·American·
Richmond
383 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
Went during restaurant week with 5 girl friends. It was a 3-course fixed price menu. The food was delicious. The hostess who took our reservations and seated us was friendly anRead more
81% recommended
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
873 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always excellent food - my go-to for good seafood in Richmond. This time, I decided not to have the scallops as I often do, and instead tried the rockfish on the regular menu, whiRead more
95% recommended
Healthy in Richmond
33 people mentioned the Calamari

West Coast Provisions

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
296 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great food, drink, and location for our Dinner for 6. Will definitely return.
86% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Richmond
2 people mentioned the Calamari

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,190 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
One piece of my lamb was medium rare not medium well, but the server fully explained the situation and offered to make it right the comped part of my bill to my surprise. I was jusRead more
89% recommended
Seafood in Richmond
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Pearl Raw Bar

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
467 reviews
  • Casual
  • Happy Hour
  • Neighborhood Gem
Always a great time. Best little restaurant in Richmond and the servers are the greatest!
93% recommended
Good for Groups in Richmond
27 people mentioned the Raw Bar

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
1,976 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
A very enjoyable dinner. The scallops were perfectly cooked.
88% recommended
42 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,489 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
Great menu! Items ordered were delicious!! Good location for access to local theaters.
85% recommended
American in Richmond
131 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
649 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Great for Brunch
Terrific service and food. Loved the open windows on porch (getting us away from loud large table group inside). I didn't even mind the old disco music being pumped out, but some jRead more
88% recommended
Great for Lunch in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Griffin Tavern

$$$$·American·
Flint Hill
355 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Worth the Drive
Always try to stop by when we’re in the area. Consistently good food and service, never disappoints. Celeste did a great job with service!
100% recommended
Best Value in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Alexander's - Roanoke

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Roanoke
898 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Absolutely love this restaurant. My girlfriend and I go every year for our anniversary. The food is phenomenal and the wait staff is second to none. Although you may have a waiter,Read more
100% recommended
Best Overall in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Mixed Grill

Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Old Town Alexandria
959 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
We had a very enjoyable night here. The location and atmosphere are great. The restaurant is casual to fine and it's right on the river, so it has a wonderful view.
87% recommended
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

The Columbia Firehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,114 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
Great time! Steak and fish and chips were spot on. Very quiet and for awhile we had the room we were in to ourselves. Loved the cast iron shrimp appetizer
58 people mentioned the Stroganoff

Vermilion - Alexandria

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
3,561 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The food was excellent and so was the service. So, pleased!
99% recommended
Contemporary American in Washington, D.C. Area
60 people mentioned the Fritters

Rustico

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,051 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
New menu items - mushroom pizza was delicious - but favorites remain. Excellent service as always. Enjoy trying new beers especially local ones.
88% recommended
28 people mentioned the Carrot Hummus

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
373 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
First day of school
91% recommended
Kid Friendly in Virginia - DC Suburbs
6 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Gnocchi

The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,040 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
We booked a last minute lunch at The Majestic for our 36th wedding anniversary. They gave a comfy booth and we had a leisurely, delicious lunch. Staff was lovely! Thank for a greatRead more
92% recommended
20 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mia's Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
473 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Food is amazing! Good sized portions and good prices.
87% recommended
Hot Spot in Virginia - DC Suburbs
6 people mentioned the Zucchini Fries

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
989 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Tapas
  • Fun
Great food and drinks, exceptional service and fun atmosphere.
95% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia - DC Suburbs
37 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,469 reviews
  • Casual
  • Live Sports
  • Bar Seating
Food was awesome despite the construction current ongoing. We will come back because the food excellent
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Virtue Feed & Grain

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
2,300 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
Had an enjoyable lunch, sat at the bar and the bartender did a superb job of keeping an eye on us and making sure we got what we needed. Happy to be a repeat customer.
85% recommended
51 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Comfort

$$$$·Southern·
Richmond
562 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
The restaurant specializes in "comfort food" that is a bit elevated above diner level. Our meal was delicious and the ambience is "neighborhood bar" comfortable.
95% recommended
33 people mentioned the Banana Pudding

Brine at Mosaic

$$$$·Seafood·
Fairfax
674 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Food and drinks were very well made, and service was fine. The wood grilled swordfish and tuna tartare both were excellent. Oysters fresh and good.
89% recommended
Seafood in Virginia - DC Suburbs
23 people mentioned the Raw Bar

Rocksalt

$$$$·Seafood·
Charlottesville
447 reviews
  • Happy Hour
  • Casual
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very pleasant crew, from hostess to waiter(s), and delicious food, we’ll definitely be going back! (A bit noisy, but not overwhelming)
10 people mentioned the Raw Bar

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
68 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
Great place, the venue was beautiful, the wine was amazing. Staff was knowledgeable and nice.
92% recommended
Late Night Find in Virginia
2 people mentioned the Poutine

Little Saint - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
328 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
Great food. Great ambience. Good vegetarian options
85% recommended
10 people mentioned the Gnocchi
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Pasture - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern·
Richmond
978 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Food was AMAZING! Our server was polite, but didn't tell us about the specials which definitely would have changed what we ordered. We ordered before we heard another server talkiRead more
88% recommended
60 people mentioned the Pimento Cheese
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