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L'Opossum, Richmond, VA

L'Opossum

4.9
4.9
2926 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
L'Opossum offers dinner Tuesday-Saturday for parties of one to a maximum of six guests. Multiple reservations booked on the same night to form a group larger than six guests are not permitted and will be canceled. Reservations for parties of one to four guests are allotted 2 hours. Parties of five to six guests are allotted 2.5 hours. Please be courteous to your fellow diners by arriving and leaving on time. Beginning 9/1/23, a 4% processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions. This fee will not be added to cash transactions. To view a sample menu, visit www.lopossum.com - Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 918-6028
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    David Shannon

What 2,926 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Innovative

  • Virginia

    Contemporary American

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

2,926 Reviews
  1. AlisonE

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is exceptional—every time! The kitchen made a note of one of our group members’ food allergies last time and still had the info during our most recent visit. They worked to modify the catch and it was delicious!! So were the steaks and soft shell crabs. Great wine and cocktail list. The meal isn’t cheap, but you definitely won’t be disappointed.

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  2. HeatherF

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, meal, and atmosphere. Will be back again soon!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good cocktails/mocktails. Service was superb! Food was amazing! A bit pricey but everything was well crafted. The attention to detail was high level. Will recommend to friends, family, and co-workers for sure.

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  4. Allie

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing date night at the bar! Food and drinks were amazing and top notch service and personality from the bartender took our experience to next level!

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  5. atthebarOnrepeat

    Richmond

    145 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Indulge in the sui generis tantric sounds, smells, sights, tastes, and delicious hospitality for sublime memories. Loved the pecan tart with kumquat!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was delicious. The menu descriptions were fun and enticing. Although the menu is on the more expensive side, the uniqueness of the dishes and the flavor quality were fantastic.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible food, service, and atmosphere. Can’t wait to visit again

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  8. MerylT

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is like your hippest artist friend’s dining room. Friendly and impeccable service. This is our new favorite spot.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was undeniably knowledgeable. But, very, very, slow. Took 15 minutes between ordering a drink to getting it, same for appetizer. Sat for 20 minutes after having finished starter till entree came. Food was unremarkable at best, unpalatable and lukewarm at worst. Not worth the price, not worth the hype surrounding this place. Was beyond excited for this, but I was left unimpressed. I will say, staff was very generous and kind, but again, so slow. Would not go again, would not recommend.

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  10. LocalFoodie

    Richmond

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Varied, double-entendre filled menu, beautifully and deliciously executed, with professional, attentive service in a cozy, somewhat dark setting. Wonderful experience!

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  11. BarryG

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, knowledgeable, & attentive service. Creative, nuanced dishes with well developed flavors. Perfectly executed cocktails. My fish of the day was as perfectly prepared fish as a I have ever had. Crispy, well seasoned skin, ideal doneness, wonderful sauce.

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  12. DianeS

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and meal. We stopped in Richmond specifically to eat here.

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  13. Bala

    New York City

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time was a disappointment. The appetizer of dips with papardum was great. The rabbit and quail entrees both had a mess of things as sides which were so inappropriate that it seemed that they put a piece or two of every other dish that was left over. The gloppy white sauce covering everything on the rabbit dish made everything unrecognizable. Pare it down please.

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  14. mkg4

    Miami

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal in a funky restaurant. Good vibes but it did get a little loud at times. Will be coming back to try more of the menu soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food as always!! We love our waitress and request her everytime!

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  16. ScottR

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife’s birthday dinner. First time there but will definitely will be back! Service was outstanding and food excellent. While not inexpensive; we were surprised by the generous portions. The outside of the restaurant was not impressive but the inside is a fun atmosphere.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Susan was our server and she had an exceptional command of the menu so was a great resource for recommendations!! We had a delicious meal - Thank you

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  18. KathiCville

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Opossum had been on my “must try” list for ages, so when I decided to spend my birthday in Richmond, I made a reservation. The place did NOT disappoint! From the delightfully campy vibe and music to the imaginative food and attentive service, I could not have asked for a better experience. The luscious “Devil’s in the Details” chocolate dessert will linger in my memory for some time to come! Staff even brought a single lit candle for me to blow out to mark my birthday. Highly recommend!

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  19. AndreaD

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful to look at and even better to taste, the food at L’Opossum was exceptional. We appreciated the funky ambience and our waitress was kind and professional. We would definitely eat here again!

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  20. PartyofTwo

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had bar seating which was very comfortable for a party of two. I highly recommend the seared pork belly.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Easily the best restaurant in RVA! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  22. MrDarcy

    Richmond

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’oppossum continues to be the finest dining experience. It is the go to place in Richmond to take our out-of-town foodie guests. Chef Shannon and his team make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in. The food is outstanding and the service Stellar. Our server David provided unobtrusive but meticulous service. Sam and Jonathan behind the bar offered delightfully creative cocktails. Whether a special occasion or a getaway Tuesday night, L’O remains at the top of our go to list.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top of the line service coupled with a great meal!

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  24. funkyart

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was fun. Service was excellent. Snails were the best ever. We ate and drank well. Quite an experience.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! Food and service is top notch. Staff very attentive and accommodating.

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  26. Ackgirls

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing dining experience. Food and service were extraordinary. Atmosphere was quirky.

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  27. SBCinRVA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An exceptional dining experience from start to finish. Definitely a must for foodies and adventurous diners.

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  28. Dottie

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a terrific experience. Rockfish and oysters were prepared excellently. Mary Milner our server did an excellent job. I am curious why so many tables were empty from 6:20 pm to 7:55 pm. It’s so hard to get a reservation I thought every table would have been occupied. Nonetheless, it was a wonderful experience and we will be back as soon as possible. Chef works magic in the kitchen. Lives up to the earlier Southern Living accolades as one of the best restaurants in the South.

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  29. DaschaO

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit and it is by far the best dining experience we’ve had in Richmond.

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  30. MrDarcy

    Richmond

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience as always… Our friends were so impressed with the food the atmosphere, and David provided excellent service!

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  31. MariaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every aspect was truly memorable for me, my husband and our teenage son.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Opossum once again exceeded all expectations. A truly remarkable experience—can’t wait to return.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such an amazing restaurant, not just for the food in the service, but the atmosphere. The menu was incredible and offered wild game. That was absolutely delicious. 

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  34. AnissaDo

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time enjoying L'Opossum. The second time confirmed the consistency of the high-quality offerings and ingredients, and also the dedication to expert preparation of the menu options. Austin provided great service- a perfect balance of friendliness, attentiveness and professionalism. We started with two starters- The Oysters Rockefeller with Absinthe Mist and the Soup of the Day, a Potato Leek which had a lovely balance and enhanced with a Potato Galette. For the main we enjoyed Rockfish (Fish of the Day) and the Beef Swellington in a Port reduction and with sprinkle with White Truffle Oil. It was perfected prepared and served and enjoyed. I should also share L'Opossum has a quirky, fun environment and has a creative mixology/ cocktail menu and lovely wine offerings to pair with the indulgent delicious meals. Thanks, L'Opossum team- we can't wait to come back.

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  35. JiMY

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, awesome ambience and highly professional service.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and amazing wait staff really enhanced the meal we had - really enjoyed the quail!

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  37. IluvVirginia

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience in Virginia. Great food, service and ambiance!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special occasion favorite. Best food in town! Always wonderful. Go!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    David was our server. He was informative, professional, and fun. Dinner was outstanding and perfectly executed. L’Opossum is such a beautiful kitschy restaurant. Always a great experience.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and meal was great. Service was also great.

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FAQs

L'Opossum is rated 4.9 stars by 2926 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for L'Opossum

626 China Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pine Street
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    David Shannon
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Full Bar, Wine
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