OpenSeat

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.

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

The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
886 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
The food is very flavorful. Some of the options are non-traditional and are adventurous. Great place to enjoy with friends.
Hot Spot in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Roof Top

Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
754 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fit for Foodies
Sensational food and drink. Great setting. Service was fabulous.
Vibrant Bar Scene in Virginia
23 people mentioned the Oxtail

Rappahannock - Richmond

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
2,082 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
Great place to eat, oysters are superb.entrees are about $10 overpriced compared to competition.
72 people mentioned the Paella

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,211 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
East coast does not disappoint. Great service and food was creative and well prepared. Try some of the apps too.
Seafood in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Calamari

West Coast Provisions

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
662 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
Dinner was great. Server was attentive and nice. Ambience was great. Really an enjoyable evening.
Outdoor Dining in Richmond
2 people mentioned the Calamari

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,399 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Taylor our server was awesome! We will return again.
Seafood in Virginia
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,370 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
What a wonderful meal. Short ribs, Mac and cheese, calamari all A+. Cody was a wonderful guide through the menu. Valet was also great! 10/10. We will be back.
Great for Brunch in Richmond
42 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,760 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
Tarrant's is a long-time favorite of my wife and I's. We typically visit on more special occasions, like our anniversary this week. Totally recommend Tarrant's if you're looking Read more
131 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,029 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
Service was great and food was excellent!
Great for Brunch in Richmond
9 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Alexander's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
excellent dining experience. The staff was attentive but never the center of attention, which left us the opportunity for us to focus on each other and our conversation. Thank you Read more
Best Overall in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Mixed Grill

Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Old Town Alexandria
1,558 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Dining on the patio is lovely. Grouper Sandwich is very good! Service was excellent.
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

The Columbia Firehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,175 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Excellent menu! Food was delicious and the hurricanes were on point!
58 people mentioned the Stroganoff

Vermilion - Alexandria

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
3,669 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
60 people mentioned the Fritters

Rustico

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,140 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
Menu: Interesting but not so 'out-there' that picky eaters can't find something. Speciality cocktails: fantastic. Faux beer: available for those non-drinkers in our party. Food: DERead more
28 people mentioned the Carrot Hummus

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Old Town Alexandria
1,494 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Service was great. Michael was excellent even though he was new. It was my first time there and I’ll be back for sure. The food was awesome and the drinks were perfect. Thank you Read more
6 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Gnocchi
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The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,490 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
We came for our wedding anniversary and were blown away by our meal and cocktails - the pork chop, majestic burger and coconut cake were SO delicious! The staff are friendly and hRead more
20 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mia's Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
1,035 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Great service and great food! Highly recommend!
6 people mentioned the Zucchini Fries

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
1,833 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Really love the endless food option. We got to try pretty much all the foods and it was amazing!! Great dinner for sure!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
37 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,858 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Lovely, kind service. Great food. A little noisy with metro construction but still a great time!
Late Night Find in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Virtue Feed & Grain

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
3,356 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for Groups
Great food and excellent service. Venue is so nice looking as well!
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
51 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
211 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Always good food and awesome wine selections. We ate indoors, but many people were enjoying the outdoor seating. This is our go-to restaurant.
Outdoor Dining in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
2 people mentioned the Poutine