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
879 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Fantastic food!!
Hot Spot in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Roof Top

Saison

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
744 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
The food and ambiance was perfect. We were extremely impressed by the attentive service as well as the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. The food was creative, well portioRead more
Fit for Foodies in Virginia
23 people mentioned the Oxtail

Rappahannock - Richmond

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
2,084 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

Sam Miller's

$$$$·American·
Richmond
373 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
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
1,193 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Second time and HAD TO come back here!! Basil bourbon smash is my recommendation for drink and fried chicken thigh is what brought me back!
Seafood in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Calamari

West Coast Provisions

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
647 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Anniversary
Contemporary American in Richmond
2 people mentioned the Calamari

The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,401 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Reservation was for 6:00 on a Friday night. At that hour, it was very conversation-friendly. Server was attentive and well-informed. Food was a little underwhelming/bland, IMHO. BuRead more
Romantic in Richmond
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,353 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
Let’s start with our server Collin he was over the top amazing!!! He actually offered to talk to the manager to see if he could get approval to quickly leave and take us back to ouRead more
Great for Brunch in Richmond
42 people mentioned the Short Rib

Tarrant's Cafe

$$$$·American·
Richmond
2,758 reviews
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Expansive menu, quirky timeless atmosphere, great drinks. Food quality (ingredients) limits what could be great kitchen products. Cherry tomatoes should not be the tomato in a tRead more
131 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,011 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
We had relatives come from Maryland and took them out to Tarrant’s. They cleaned their plates and thoroughly enjoyed their meals! Tarrant’s is one of my favorite restaurants.
Great for Brunch in Richmond
9 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Griffin Tavern

$$$$·American·
Flint Hill
421 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful place. The people are fun, accomodating, and so very real. They offer a variety of great food and beer.
14 people mentioned the Fish Chip
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Alexander's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,107 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Everything was wonder as usual.
Best Overall in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Mixed Grill

Vola's Dockside Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Old Town Alexandria
1,530 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Great ambiance, the staff got us seated quickly and the food was on point!
Scenic View in Washington, D.C. Area
22 people mentioned the Hush Puppies

The Columbia Firehouse

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
2,196 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
3,696 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
1,145 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
It was nice to sit out and eat good pizza!!!
Kid Friendly in Virginia - DC Suburbs
28 people mentioned the Carrot Hummus

Lena's Wood-Fired Pizza + Tap

$$$$·Italian·
Old Town Alexandria
1,455 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
great atmosphere
6 people mentioned the Butternut Squash Gnocchi
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The Majestic

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
1,467 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Enjoyed the food! Ate on a Monday night so it wasn't that busy. Had great service and I also liked that they had outdoor seating.
20 people mentioned the Coconut Cake

Mia's Italian Kitchen

$$$$·Italian·
Alexandria
987 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Our first visit to Mia's and the area. Great food, atmosphere and service. WE plan to visit again in the future. Thanks for a excellent date night with my wife.
6 people mentioned the Zucchini Fries

Palette 22

$$$$·Global, International·
Arlington
1,783 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Brunch
  • Fit for Foodies
Lots of delicious choices. Highly recommend the all you can eat option so you can try as many as possible. 😀 The octopus skewers with Israeli couscous was phenomenal. Also the DanRead more
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
37 people mentioned the Bloody Mary

Joe Theismann's Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Alexandria
1,845 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Was my daughter’s 18th birthday, she thoroughly enjoyed the time.
Late Night Find in Virginia - DC Suburbs
12 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Virtue Feed & Grain

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Alexandria
3,305 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Lunch
Made reservations for 4pm, glad we didi, restaurant was packed. We were seated right away. Great service, incredible food and fantastic drinks. Strongly recommend…
Most Booked in Virginia - DC Suburbs
51 people mentioned the Crab Dip

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
205 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Anniversary
Outdoor Dining 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
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
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!
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
Fantastic food and amazing service.
33 people mentioned the Banana Pudding
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Brine at Mosaic - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Merrifield
704 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Casual
  • Creative Cuisine
Great food and great service! Will definitely return again, best seafood in the Mosiac.
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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