Great and creative dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Colorful descriptions of the dishes by our server add to the fun.
It’s just such a fun place with a very interesting menu. Highly recommend.
And outstanding dining experience
From the very moment that we arrived (15 minutes early for our reservation) to our departure with full bellies and happy hearts, we were treated to a "foodies" extravaganza. Mark, our server, was indulgent in our need to discuss each of the culinary delights from the foie gras (the rhubarb was amazing) to the franco-southern escargot with "ham biscuit". Regardless of our extensive dining experiences on 4 continents and in over 60 countries, we are still prone to the American habit of "salt and pepper"; nothing that was served, from the soft-shell crabs to the Maine lobster mac and cheese, required additional seasoning. All was perfect and fully accompanied by a beautiful 2013 Freemark Abbey cabernet finished (fabulous wine list) and nicely finished with a Butler Nephew 20-year old tawny port. It is very easy to see why L'Opossum consistently shows up as a "must visit" restaurant for dining enthusiasts.
Amazing food and great service! Very relaxed too - not your average Richmond resturant! This went way beyond my expectations and we will certainly be back!
This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever dined at! John Jessie, the host, is amazingly friendly and attentive. The servers have incredible knowledge of the menu and a perfect description of every item. The Chef, David Shannon, stopped by our table to welcome us. This is the second time i have been to L'Opossum and I can't wait to go again. If you have not been make a reservation now!
Wonderful foodie destination. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were outstanding. Eclectic atmosphere and great staff.
Impeccable service, food and ambience. Just a great dining experience. Can see why Chef David Shannon was a James Beard finalist. Love the eclectic setting.
Great place for a perfect dinner. Enjoyed the entire experience.
As always, a great meal. The soft shell crabs were wonderful!
Our evening at L'Opossum was memorable. Susan, our server, was extraordinary. Each dish was excellently prepared and beautifully presented. A Richmond jewel.
Fantastic as always! The crab cakes where delicious and all crab! No cracker or bread crumbs!
Best restaurant in Richmond!
The ambiance is very hipster. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, not too fussy, not too fancy, just perfectly prepared and balanced. Already planning our return!
Amazing! My husband and I are vegan and it was so nice to be able to dine at a place of this caliber. Loved the vibe!
L’Opossum is a blessing to the RVA. The room offers an edgy atmosphere, but very relaxing nonetheless. The service and food are simply exceptional. Cheers.
Probably the best food in the city. Haven't found anyone to top them yet
As always, the most creative restaurant in Richmond with amazing, delicious dishes. Try the escargot on a scrumptious biscuit for an appetizer, followed by the legendary lobster mac and cheese!
L'opossum continues to set the benchmark for fine dining in Richmond. Visitors are coming from up and down the east coast to partake in the incredible dining experience that this restaurant offers!
L'Opossum's eclectic atmosphere seduces you as soon as you enter through the curtained front door. You're transported to a mod-speakeasy with an engaging soundtrack that pairs well with the visuality of the room but doesn't interfere with conversation.
The menu is sufficient in its variety, with an occasional special. The onion marmalade on fig bread points was an ideal appetizer. The curried soft shell crab (a substitution for the specified artic char) was about the best this diner has ever had. Lamb ordered by our companions was equally mouth-watering and highly satisfying. Other main courses were similarly enjoyed. Oh, and a great dessert menu as well! Wines are reasonably priced and the list offers a broad sampling from the US and the world.
L'Opossum is definitely a gem we'll continue to visit!
Food, Service and Everything Wonderful!
Great food and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
The waitress was amazing, food was extraordinary and the evening was perfect. L’Opossum is clearly one of the best in RVA !
L'Opossum is our number one restaurant destination when visiting Richmond. The thoughtful quirky ambience & playlist sets the mood for creatively constructed plates. We enjoyed the cured salmon, oysters, and lamb, along with perfectly mixed cocktails from Austin, our bartender, who made us feel right at home. Can't wait to return again soon! <3 Philly folks, Liz & Dan
Presentation of the food is as important as the quality of the dish and ambience of the room. The lighting was so dark one was unable to see the food. Definitely a missed opportunity.
Absolutely delicious meal. The venison appetizer was spectacular. I had the quail (to die for), my party had the rack of lamb and the crab cakes. Also fantastic. For desert we did the creme brulee with lavender and citrus. It was, from start to finish, one of the best meals I've ever had.
Perfect - all the details were well taken care of to match the wonderful food and service. Could not suggest an improvement on any aspect.
Best restaurant in RVA. Best in Virginia. Best in the south.
Excellent, authentic food and superior service; a great choice to celebrate a special occasion. It's very lively and crowded, so it's not the place to have a quiet conversation, and it's extremely popular, so be sure to book your reservation months in advance!
Good atmosphere, drinks, and appetizers but entree’s were only okay.
Waiter was amazing! Awesome atmosphere and food. Everyone was very friendly
Everything was wonderful from the drinks to the food! The staff was friendly and happy to make great recommendations! Great place to go for a great meal!
This restaurant deserves all the accolades it gets. The menu is unique - and as entertaining as it is appealing. The food is superb. The service was great. The atmosphere and ambiance is unique. Love it, and worth the trip!
Delicious and varied food with lots of flavor. Excellent service and attention to detail. Even good value on the wine!
Eclectic decor, excellent service and a wide variety of appetizers and entrees to choose from. It was a little dark in the dining area but I will definitely go again when I’m in Richmond!!!
The food was fantastic! But the staff was so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating which is rare but I can’t wait to go back !
What is there not to love about L'Opossum. A small neighborhood gem with visual candy everywhere from wall art to funky ceiling lamps from way back. The word selection on the menu makes you smile and the food was FABULOUS. Best crab cake we had in Virginia not too mention our delicious flambe dessert. Love, love, love and would come back in a heartbeat. Great experience - thank you for our lovely last night in Richmond.
Some of the best food in Richmond!
Food is always great. Service was awesome, as well.