OpenSeat

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:The Lobby Bar, Saison, Rappahannock - Richmond
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, Seafood
Neighborhoods:Richmond

The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
771 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Tony was an awesome server. We were celebrating my fathers birthday and we were greeted with customized menus wishing the happy birthday and a champagne toast for all. The food waRead more
85% recommended
9 people mentioned the Roof Top

Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
648 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
I know things are crazy these days but Justin and the Saison team took extremely good care of us and reminded us what it means to have a meal with friends cooked by the pros. SaisRead more
90% recommended
23 people mentioned the Oxtail

Rappahannock - Richmond

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
2,094 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
Great place to eat, oysters are superb.entrees are about $10 overpriced compared to competition.
90% recommended
72 people mentioned the Paella

Sam Miller's

$$$$·American·
Richmond
387 reviews
  • Business Meals
  • Great for Lunch
  • Creative Cuisine
We got there early so it was quiet. Our server was very nice and everyone in our party of 4 loved their food.
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
973 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
So happy you are open again. Fresh and delicious food! Juan was fantastic server! We will return.
89% recommended
33 people mentioned the Calamari

West Coast Provisions

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
406 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
So delicious and great service. They do so well with social distancing!
94% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Richmond
2 people mentioned the Calamari

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,267 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Fully enjoyed our meal. Have always been totally satisfied with this restaurant and continue to go back because of that. Taylor, our waitress was fantastic and they provided us wRead more
85% recommended
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,118 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Pre/post Theatre
It was unusual to be at Max's when it was not full. Strange times. The food was very good, and the service was excellent.
85% recommended
Romantic in Richmond
42 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,638 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Good food, nice atmosphere. I make it a point to eat here every time I’m in Richmond!
92% recommended
131 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
780 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Great food, nice atmosphere and good sanitation practices. I felt safe and will definitely go back!
89% recommended
9 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Griffin Tavern

$$$$·American·
Flint Hill
402 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
Beer cheese soup with pretzel was great! Shrimp fantastic. Desserts delicious. Appreciate the distancing for pandemic too. Felt totally safe.
96% recommended
Hot Spot in Virginia - DC Suburbs
14 people mentioned the Fish Chip

Alexander's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
966 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Quiet Conversation
Such a wonderful restaurant. Great staff and food. Especially thoughtful about my gluten allergy. Would return in a heart beat!
97% recommended
17 people mentioned the Mixed Grill

Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Old Town Alexandria
1,062 reviews
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Casual
I really like Vola's! Great area to have lunch outside and watch the planes come by, boats dock, or ducks swimming around. Very casual laid back atmosphere. The staff are fantasticRead more
87% recommended
Kid Friendly in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

The Columbia Firehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,221 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Excellent menu! Food was delicious and the hurricanes were on point!
83% recommended
58 people mentioned the Stroganoff

Vermilion - Alexandria

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
3,749 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
My girlfriend and I came for our anniversary. We visited 2 years ago and really really loved the food. That was the same reason reason why we choose to come back and it was just liRead more
95% recommended
Contemporary American in Virginia - DC Suburbs
60 people mentioned the Fritters

Rustico

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,102 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great Beer
  • Good for a Date
Great food and service. Was quieter than expected due to COVID-19. Hope this pandemic doesn't last too long because their food is great.
84% recommended
28 people mentioned the Carrot Hummus

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Old Town Alexandria
555 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Awesome like ALWAYS!
98% recommended
Best Ambiance in Virginia - DC Suburbs
6 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Gnocchi

The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,222 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
Delicious cuisine, attentive and knowledgeable staff.
93% recommended
20 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mia's Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
651 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Pizza and pasta were awesome. I want to try every pizza. All of them.
86% recommended
6 people mentioned the Zucchini Fries

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
1,159 reviews
  • Tapas
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for Groups
Will definitely return!! Brunch was affordable and delicious!
96% recommended
Great for Brunch in Virginia - DC Suburbs
37 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,620 reviews
  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Live Sports
The waiter, Wilson, was very nice and friendly. We had such a wonderful time and would go back again and again. He even went above and beyond for us. He even brought over the VinceRead more
86% recommended
Hot Spot in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Virtue Feed & Grain

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
2,596 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Our server was amazing! He was very attentive and provided recommendations.
93% recommended
Most Booked in Washington, D.C. Area
51 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
96 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Romantic
The food and wine are great. They do a very good job with outdoor seating and social distancing.
93% recommended
Good for Groups 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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Pearl Raw Bar - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
467 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
Always a great time. Best little restaurant in Richmond and the servers are the greatest!
92% recommended
27 people mentioned the Raw Bar
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Comfort - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Southern·
Richmond
618 reviews
  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
We'll miss the restaurant! The food was great. The server was very sweet.
86% recommended
33 people mentioned the Banana Pudding
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Brine at Mosaic - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Fairfax
704 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food and great service! Will definitely return again, best seafood in the Mosiac.
92% recommended
23 people mentioned the Raw Bar
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Rocksalt - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Charlottesville
448 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
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
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