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L'Opossum

4.9
4.9
2351 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. To view a sample menu, visit www.lopossum.com - Thank you!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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    Best Overall

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always! Best restaurant in Richmond for fine dining.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This place was one of my favs at one point and I’m sorry to say this but it hasn’t been as good the last few times.
  3. RL

    RichardL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service at the bar. Excellent suggestions from the bartender and food the food was perfect. Loved the ambiance as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So many things to say about L’Opossum. The atmosphere is unpretentious, whimsical, creative and inviting. Our server was professional, fun and attentive. She was so knowledgeable of the menu and made thoughtful suggestions that enhanced our dining experience. And the food…oh the food…I will pine for it for days lamenting the fact that I live more than an hour away.
  5. CT

    CoryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having heard about what a phenomenal experience dining at L’OPOSSUM was, my wife and I had been looking forward to our meal for years at this point. From the moment we arrived everything exceeded our expectations. The Bedazzled Faberge appetizer was scrumptious beyond description, the Arctic Char and Beef Swellington were both far and above the most decadent and delectable food we’ve ever tasted, and the Lavender infused Limoncello Crème Brûlée and The Devils in the Details were the perfect desserts to cap off a birthday meal that truly achieved perfection.
  6. M

    Michael

    Baltimore

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L'Opossum is absolutely great. The atmosphere and menu set the tone for a meal that is going to be fabulous and fun, taking the pretension out of haute cuisine by going over the top and poking a little fun. The meal that followed was splendid. The only complaint is it's too hard to get a table!
  7. T

    Tealea

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the service was excellent. The timing of the food service allowed us to enjoy each course without feeling rushed. The pork belly dish was so flavorful, especially the mushrooms. My cocktail was interesting but not too fussy. I love seeing what piece of decor I will notice for the first time, each time I visit.
  8. RV

    RVAdiner

    Richmond

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A true Richmond treasure!
  9. A

    Amber

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular food, top-notch service, novel decor, and such a pleasant atmosphere. I could hear everyone at our table and no one had to raise their voices. I can’t think of a single thing that I would change. It’s expensive and it’s worth every penny.
  10. U

    User

    Savannah

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Ambience and decor are absolutely wonderful. That is my favorite part about this restaurant. It is closely matched in greatness to the food. Food is really good, but very expensive and not enough vegetarian options/variety. I wish the menu changed a little more often. I’m sure meat eaters disagree and have a wonderful time. So this may be a personal plight, I suppose I’m not the target customer. Service was adequate, nice enough, but certainly not worth the price. If I’m spending $500+ on dinner, I do like to feel special and taken care of and a little pampered, like my waiter truly cares about my enjoyable experience (rather than seeming slightly annoyed). Maybe I’m being old fashioned and that’s just the cost of a decent meal these days, and maybe this is just how humans interact these days and I’m asking for too much… so what is the cost for one of those meals where you walk out of the restaurant at the end of the night smiling from ear to ear, gushing about how perfect everything was, feeling so absolutely satisfied and pleasant? And how can I order that option next time?
  11. SG

    SummerG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance and decor are eclectic and fun. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Service was prompt and attentive. Food was Delicious. I had the beef swellington with the table side truffle service. They shaved a truffle imported from France with a sparkly “Michael Jackson” glove! So fun, I wished I took a video. One of my favorite richmond restaurants. 5 stars
  12. B

    Buckets

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience! Four different entre's and each was delicious.
  13. CM

    CassieM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not our first time at L’opposum and will not be our last. My husband and I just celebrated both of our birthdays there and loved our overall experience…the ambiance, the music, the wait staff and of course, the food. We’ve never had a mediocre dinner there. It is always worth the wait when having to schedule weeks in advance for a weekend reservation. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond!
  14. m

    mrschivus

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    l'Opossum is always great... the ambiance, the drinks, the food, the service. It's the whole package. You always know you're going to have a great evening at l'Opossum.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! We both really loved everything from the food to the decor. I have never laughed out loud at a menu, but did so many times last night.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun and romantic!
  17. DM

    DorotheaM

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal and another evening filled with fun music.
  18. EC

    EpicCurean

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Dining here is always an experience. Cool vibe, excellent service and outstanding food. Prepare to pay, but it’s worth it. Indulge!
  19. C

    Chris

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I had a typical great experience at a great place. Most defiantly our favorite restaurant around.
  20. M

    Mark

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful service.
  21. PL

    PaulL

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! This is my favorite restaurant in Richmond! Funky fun fantastic food and great service
  22. M

    Mattk11

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal I've had in Richmond in a long time ( and Richmond has some AMAZING restaurants ). Very exciting and eclectic dishes and atmosphere. Service was top notch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. K

    Katie

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very interesting menu and decor. Very unique. We liked the vegan food the best. Dessert was also fabulous.
  25. O

    Outoftowner

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again, staff, food, ambiance and cocktails were outstanding. This is a must do eatery. The humor is the icing on the cake. The music play list are the candles. We’ll drive an hour again to experience this cozy gem.
  26. J

    Jared

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. The lobster Mac and cheese was recommended and did not disappoint. Would absolutely dine here again.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were absolutely outstanding. I knew I had set myself up for a pricy dinner, and have zero complaints. Food and waitstaff were phenomenal.
  28. P

    Phantom2

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great appetizer selection.
  29. MD

    McDiner

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    I was disappointed in my most recent trip to L’Opossum. The drinks were good, but not superlative. My scallops and the dessert were both overcooked. My dinner companion’s quail was extremely good, but it was the only part of the evening other than a brandy at the end of the meal that did not disappoint. For what you pay at L’Opossum, you should not end up disappointed. My previous two visits were stellar, but I think the pandemic has been especially hard on the restaurant world. I doubt I will be returning.
  30. C

    Chatcat

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire dining experience was excellent as usual. We had to make reservations a month in advance, but that is part of the allure!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Great for a special occasion!
  32. S

    Stuart

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, a wonderful experience, great service, and delicious food beautifully presented.
  33. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal & service!
  34. KW

    KieranW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Opossum is at once the finest and most unique restaurant in Richmond. Food, drink, service, vibe, and soundtrack are all perfectly curated to create a memorable experience. This visit was absolutely magical. No surprise, though, as they literally always knock it out of the park.
  35. MC

    MichelleC

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This restaurant’s ambience and decor surpasses any restaurant that I have been to in the last few years. The service was exceptional to include a delicious extra dirty vodka martini. I had the catch of the day and my only critique is that it needed a little more seasoning. The appetizers and desserts were above reproach. Highly recommend this place!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town from Indiana for a convention and were recommended to L’Opossum by a local friend and this was by far, one of the most amazing experiences we’ve ever had! Definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for an amazing and relaxing time with amazing life changing food!
  37. RW

    RickW

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. He knew the menu and made great suggestions. Both the service and the food were outstanding.
  38. Y

    Ylavanchy

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and Austin took great care of us
  39. EJ

    EJ23

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been back since COVID. Just as amazing as ever.
  40. JP

    JesiP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drinks along with wonderful staff. We look forward to going again soon!

FAQs

L'Opossum is rated 4.9 stars by 2351 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 28 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

  • 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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