L'Opossum

4.9
1033 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Welcome to L'Opossum. Please call us for parties of 6 or more guests and visit http://www.lopossum.com for menu details.
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KG
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always enjoy our dinners here. The food is absolutely delicious and the cocktails are fabulous.

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A
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Fun atmosphere. Waitress wasnt very pleasant

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TI
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the more fun and delicious evenings. Highly recommend.

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P
Baltimore
191 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We "met with L'Opossum" in January 2015 : ), and since then had "many, many dates" with this absolutely unique place.
We "fell in LOVE" immediately, and almost were afraid to share our LOVE with the world, because we suspected it'd do us no good in ability to make reservations (which unfortunately for us proofed to be true on OT) . But how can you keep such a jem to yourself?!.. So, of course we've spread the word, and that is why:
When I (and my DH) am in there I feel like... "Alice in the Wonderland". Everything (from the ambiance, music, food, service, value) is unpredictable but in amazingly good way. I feel like for a couple of hours I was magically transferred into some ferry tale with a "happily lived after" ending.
My only regret that we have a long distance relationship with this restaurant because we are in Baltimore, MD and L'Opossum is in Richmond, VA. But on the other thought these rare dates (2-4 times a year) we have feel so much more cherished that you wish them go on "forever" : ).
Huge THANK YOU to the Chef and Owner David Shannon for creating this magical place, and to our absolutely wonderful, knowledgeable and very professional waitress Susan for making us feel this way.
Definitely the most romantic place for dining.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal I’ve ever had I my life. I will never forget it.

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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B
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most consistent fine dining restaurant in Richmond. Not surprised by the James Beard nomination

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CI
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Susan made an dining experience e ceptional with her knowledge and recommendations of menu

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JS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been trying to enjoy the L'Opossum experience for nearly 2 years. After a couple cancellations and missed opportunities we finally got in, and BOY did it live up to the hype! Absolutely did not disappoint! The food was absolutely amazing and so unique. the price of the meal was absolutely in line with the quality, drinks are a little on the expensive side, but not extreme.
We have eaten at many "high end" places and I cannot think of many that are as good. Amazing to have such high quality with the frequency in which they change the menu. Talent, Talent, Talent!!

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is absolutely fabulous! A bit noisy and the service was not quite up to its usual standard, but not a better restaurant in Richmond.

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RM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A touch too loud. A touch too dark. A touch too average. I was a little under impressed considering the reviews I had seen and heard.

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful decor with a quirky menu. Inventive cocktails, entrees, and desserts. Food was incredible and beautifully presented. We had the best filet mignon and salmon dishes. Very good service. The restaurant is small so make a reservation. We booked two weeks in advance for a Tues night and only early and late seatings were available. Yes, this place lived up to the hype and we would go again.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the most amazing dining experience. Our waitress was fantastic. Knowledgeable on menu and the decor. Complements to chef and staff.

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OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress (Susan) was superb! She was delightful in describing all the menu items (which are whimsical, but not fully descriptive). The presentation was lovely, and the food was perfect in every way. Our singular complaint was that we were seated in a booth that was honestly way, WAY too tight for all of us (4 adults, over 60, some thin, some not). It's hard to appreciate such fine service and such delicious food when we couldn't breathe (well almost). Would definitely go again, but will know to ask for a table, not a booth.

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l
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was extremely knowledgeable. Knew how each item on menu was served and prepared . This made selecting multiple foods easy and they matched perfectly. She had perfect wine and even a special cocktail recommendations . Made our Third date memorable.

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CE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I don't mind paying for a really good meal but the food I had was not that impressive. The appetizers were very good but the choice of entrees was limited, especially if you are not a fan of spicy foods. The entree I selected didn't appeal to me. I had high expectations that were not met. The service and ambiance, however, met expectations. I would caution my friends to consider going there for appetizers and drinks, or coffee and dessert. My husband and I are considering going for dessert in the future.

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JC
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was prepared very different from any other restaurant in Richmond. The food was great!.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our third dinner at L’Oppossum. This food and service are consistently outstanding.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While there are many excellent restaurants in Richmond L’Opossum is in a class by itself.

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Y
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Eclectic cuisine, furnishings and art. I was looking for the WOW, but didn't find it, except for the pork belly. Now I can say I've been there and done that.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and unique place

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LB
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner. Food was good. Very much a technique based gastronomic experience. Very knowledgeable wait staff. Would visit again.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and it was delicious and a great dining option. We will definitely visit again!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic Richmond restaurant. Service is outstanding. Listening to the server describe the dishes was an experience within itself. Highly recommend!

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MF
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our service was not the best. Other than that we love coming here for the creative cuisine and decor.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational evening. I'm fortunate enough to have traveled in over 15 countries and most of the US. Never have I been to a better restaurant in my life. My mother, who was with me, as it was her 80th Birthday present from me, would agree. It was a night of miracles. Many will try to duplicate a better restaurant than L'Opossum in Richmond and the rest of the US, but they will fail. Oh yeah, is there a better server than Susan Worsham? No, there's not.

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, as always. I’m a regular but it was my date’s first time at L’Opossum. It was instantly her all-time fave. Every dish is perfection and often a new take on traditional fare. Servers are great and as knowledgeable about food and drink as the chef/bartender/sommelier. We both plan to be back frequently!

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BM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food excellent service always interesting to me how they combine different taste well worth a visit

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JW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reservation was made three weeks prior because this place is so HOT! When we walked in for our reservation we walked right to our table. From start to finish this was a perfect evening, I can't wait to go again! Great service, great food, and amazing atmosphere!

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C
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you walk through the doors your experience has begun. So love the booths and the large booths with pillows that can accommodate a party. The cocktails are delicious, divine and so clever. Their names alone are read worthy. Then you begin to enjoy the appetizers and main courses. They are never anything other than EXTRAORDINARY in every sense. They are so picture perfect you just want to admire it. Dessert doesn’t disappoint. There is NOTHING ON David Shannon’s menu that won’t rock your culinary world. David, I adore you; your beautiful sense of food and it’s presence is without a doubt art in itself. My favorite restaurant on the planet and I’m so lucky and grateful to be able to dine in your fine establishment.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was incredible. Service was very intimate and helped us understand the menu. Everything was made with the utmost care and concern. Details were beautiful. Couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner. There’s even a stuffed opossum behind the host and it’s amazing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was probably the best one we have ever had. Can’t recall her name. Very professional and pleasant

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GF
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, and Shauna (sp) provided great service. It was our first visit, and we want to return. Both the oyster and venison appetizers had layers of flavor. The filet and scallops/ pork belly were divine

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is ALWAYS perfect at L’Opossum! The food was magnificent with perfect complex tastes expertly executed. Our server, Erin, knows the dishes like she developed them, and her drink suggestions are bordering on clairvoyance. A must stop on any RVA culinary tour. I just keep coming back, and each time it totally satisfies.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing every time!

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MB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to L’Opossum as often as I can for life events. My birthday, anniversaries, and my annual celebration of being cancer free. The swank bank is freaking amazing. Dinner menu is awesome. Only complaint is that someone loves ginger in their deserts. My allergy keeps me very limited on the desert end. Other than that I love this place

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JR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as usual! Excellent chef created and prepared appetizers and fabulous entrees.

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d
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique and fabulous experience all the way around. Great food, great service and a restaurant with a sense of humor. Would highly recommend!!!

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s
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my college senior to spoil her before heading back to school. What a fabulous find! We started with the Fabergé Egg Bedazzled with Cavier - delish!!! and whimsical presentation! She had the lobster mac and cheese teeming with luscious lobster - enough for 2 people! I had the crab cakes which were divine! Of course, we finished with the Flambé petite more au Chocolate for dessert...fiery fabulousness and the perfect size to finish off a very rich and wonderful meal. Will definitely return. The decor is eclectic, a little naughty and cozy, but perfect neighborhood gem in Oregon Hill. The menu descriptions are full of whimsy! Will definitely return. Thank you L'O!

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K
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in richmond...ALWAYS fabulous!

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