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L'Opossum, Richmond, VA
L'Opossum, Richmond, VA
L'Opossum, Richmond, VA
L'Opossum, Richmond, VA
L'Opossum, Richmond, VA

L'Opossum

4.9
4.9
2871 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 17 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 2,871 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
  • 4.9Food
  • 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

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Contemporary American

2,871 Reviews
  1. Christin

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely space!! Great moody lighting. Warm and eclectic. Service was excellent. Food was skillfully prepared and exciting. The escargot and the swank bank were mouthwatering. Looking forward to our next visit!!

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  2. GaryS

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the top restaurants in Richmond with a very creative menu and atmosphere.

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  3. LadyK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and we were invited to come in 30 minutes before our reservation. Next time, I hope we’ll have table sitting, but the benefit of sitting at the bar is that you have quick service from the excellent bartenders.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner. Service was great.and the food was special.

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  5. LisaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cozy, intimate restaurant with inviting decor. Wide variety of options for both appetizers and entrees. The menu descriptions are very detailed and accurate. My dish was exactly what I was expecting. I enjoyed the pork belly while my husband had shrimp and quail dish - both were amazing. Highly recommend.

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  6. fraulux2

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu is innovative and the staff is attentive without being obtrusive. Our choices on the menu reflected the varied menu - venison, wagu beef, crab cakes, veggie appetizer. It was just a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

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  7. RBrewFood

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional meal and service. I had the chicken, my husband the steak, but the presentation and preparation set apart these traditional choices.

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  8. BobS

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed to make reservations well in advance, but it was well worth it. Excellent filet mignon swellington, crabcake, wine, and service. L' Opposum is a Richmond treasure.

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  9. MrDarcy

    Richmond

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L'opossum continues to be Richmond's best restaurant in the city. We entertained so "newbies" there Saturday evening, and reliably had a fantastic experience!

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  10. profbarb

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful place. The chef does it all. The food, the wine, the decor, the music. My server was extremely gracious, and provided me with a written list of the ingredients to the rabbit dish. I ordered so that I could remember the pleasure I had.

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  11. RyodA

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had a lovely time dining here. Only regret was my husband ordered the rockfish special bc he loves rockfish and couscous. He didn’t see any couscous and the rockfish was on top of wilted cabbage in a soup that he described as tasting like pho. He wished he had gotten the crab cakes. It was a live and learn experience. Everything else was lovely and tasted great. I think what impressed me the most was the timing of appetizers, entree and dessert. My husband is a dine and leave immediately kind of guy. It was nice that he was forced to wait for each course. We were there almost 2 hours and we enjoyed the ambience, the food, and each other’s company.

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  12. AndreT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Food, service, everything! We will definitely return.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can always count on this experience and the food to be worth every penny.

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  14. LeahO

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, great service, and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for! Would 10/10 recommend going here!

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  15. PeytonJ

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great visit as always! The filet of beef swellington continues to be my favorite!

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  16. JTJfood

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’opossum is fantastic. We love the food, the service, and the ambiance.

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  17. Craig

    Richmond

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great and interesting food but this place is loud and the tables down the middle are very undesirable as there are staff and customers walking all around your table all night. Very annoying.

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  18. William

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks- Excellent, very tasty Caesar Salad- excellent Faberge Egg- probably my least fav, good but not great Entree were crab Cakes which were excellent and my wife had a nice sized Rock fish which enjoyed. To full for dessert!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant experience we have had in a long, long time! Loved the decor and had fun identifying the actors in the artwork on the walls. Had been warned it might be noisy, but we didn’t find it so. The music could have been turned down a bit (speaker near our table). Our waitress was stellar (Susan) and her knowledge of the details helped us make our selections. The food was bursting with unusual flavors and textures. The kind of food that makes you say “Ahhhhh” with closed eyes!

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  20. IluvVirginia

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A single word describes L'Opposum: best! They have the best food, the best service, the best ambience, and the best chef/owner in all of Richmond. If not Virginia. David Shannon runs a fabulous culinary masterpiece; Will makes everyone feel at home; and Susan Worsham is the best server anywhere. Plus, she is a world-class photographer. The menu is creative, the wines are superb, and the mixed drinks are an adventure not to miss. 

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was just good. I wish the waitress provided more guidance based on our selections. The food was good, but definitely disappointed with some of the the appetizers. (Dry Venison Carpaccio)

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  22. davidi

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As an avid devotee of Alice Waters, I think this is Chez Panisse on the East Coast. With an eclectic and innovative ambience, the atmosphere is set once you walk in. It is like stepping into another world. Kudos for culinary inventiveness and fearless adventuredness, without offense to the palate, and with respect for food. Service was professional and attentive to the right degree. Thomas Keller is blaise comparatively.

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  23. RobertM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at L'Opossum at numerous times over the last few years and never once been disappointed . The food is fantastic, the service is great, and the atmosphere is fun.

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  24. JaneE

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    L’Opossum never disappoints. The food is always unique and exceptional. We commented that one of the things we like most about L’Opossum is that it is never pretentious. The food is exceptional but the servers are very approachable and they never rush you. We made our reservation for the next birthday!

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  25. Suefani

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s not an authentic French experience and the food was extremely salty!desserts not so French and too expensive! Too ,any country music for a French restaurant

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  26. JoeN

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Escargot was out of this world and so were the crab cakes. Can't wait to come back

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great service, fantastic food…. Lots of fun was had by all..

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  28. notsoeasilyimpressed

    Chicago

    112 reviews

    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite discovery in Richmond the food here is elevated and chic while creating a relaxed vibe through environment and music. If ur traveling alone do sit at the bar. Its perfect and those of us who travel alone know which bars are condusive to eat at and which are not. You’ll still feel luxe by dessert, which is of course amazing. No matter what u try on the menu you can’t miss. It’s all James Beard worthy imo, and take note of my handle. Im not a pushover. Trust me.

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  29. RebeccaD

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time eating here, excellent experience on both occasions. Highly recommend for date night or special occasions.

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  30. JenO

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an experience! Every bite was the best bite. The chef is creative and playful and even a little mischievous with the creativity with this food. Truly an adventure! Yummmm!!

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  31. Gardner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to eat, but must get reservations weeks in advance for usual dinner hour times. I love the varied music varied music (Tom Jones, Vivaldi, Lou Reed), and the quality of the speakers is outstanding. Music might’ve been a tad too loud for this 60+ woman, but nothing obnoxious. The vibe is really fun, with a big variety of people and various levels of attire. Quite comfortable. We started with the oysters with ham & cheese. They were very tasty. A spritz of absinthe was applied at the table. Could’ve been a nicer spritzer, but whatever. Very tasty well-balanced dish. I had the beef swellington, whose only pasty was a lovely packet with truffle and a thyme sprig. Really wonderful dish! The steak was high quality & tender as a mother’s love. The demi-glacé was so packed with flavor! The carrots & green beans the filet sat upon were crunchy and at their peak of flavor. The sautéed pearl onions were inspiring. I was disappointed in the lobster mac & cheese. The pasta was large seashells with a cheese sauce that really didn’t have much flavor at all, although there were some big pieces of lobster. My personal preference is casserole style mac & cheese, so that was part of my disappointment. The massive white ceramic bowl they served it in was just kind of silly and weird. Seriously, it’s the size of a bowl one would put a salad in for a crowd. If you’ve ever had the side dish lobster mac & cheese, served in a petite cast iron skillet, at capital Grille in Boston you’ll find this version lacking. I had a glass of the house Cabernet, which was full-bodied, but certainly not overpowering. Delicious! For dessert we had the lemoncello and lavender crème brûlée, which is certainly enough for 2 to 3 people and had a nice blending of flavors. My cup of decaf wasn’t very good at all, but it was hot. I really expected a small French press, but no. The cream was very good though, and fixed it right up.  I very much would like to return and try some other dishes.

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  32. SheriRVA

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 1st visit to L'Opposum so we anticipated having an amazing experience, meal and ability to use two gift cards gifted to us last year, since we'd heard wonderful things about it. It was our server's 2nd day, and it showed. He was kind, easy on the eyes and had a great personality but he only knew basic info. We heard another server provide an array of details about the entrees, specials, etc and we didn't get any of that. My husband chose a special, that we were told was scallops, but it came with 5 mussels, which neither of us like and would never have ordered, but we didn't say a word and he ate the meal in lieu of, and we even 'tried' the mussels, with hopes we'd love them, NOT! When we ordered dessert we asked the server's opinion on what to chose so we went with his suggestion and to our surprise he brought that one and one I had asked about, even after we said we wanted to share. Fail #2! Then came the 'card reader', apparently it wasn't working so a manager said he'd take our word on how much money was on the one we weren't sure about. We greatly appreciated that but will never know if there was more on it than we thought. Guess you could say there might have been too, but we're pretty sure it wasn't. In spite of these 'bumps in the road', we loved the atmosphere, ambiance and romantic experience but the service and food did not live up to the hype we'd heard so much about. We're willing to try it again but our expectations will not be as high and our wallets will need to be a bit more healthy. I'd love to hear about your experience!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The decor alone is worth coming for and the food is off the chart. Also the service was great, multiple people checking on you, filling water, etc. Perfect for a special occasion or if you are looking for something you can’t get anywhere else.

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  34. AnastasiaM

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love having dinner at L'Opossum - the food is out of this world creative and tasty! A perfect place for a special occasion and is worth all the hype!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time! It was very good. Food was excellent and service was perfect. We will be back!

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  36. AshleyN

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience each time we go. Was sat at a middle of restaurant table, which isn’t my favorite, but that’s okay. The quality and taste of the food never disappoints. Espresso martini after dinner was perfect. Service was great. Will definitely be back soon!

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  37. PatrickT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience from start to finish. The food was creative, presented well, and above all - delicious. The environment was dark (moody) and intimate. The service was spot on - Susan was a delight.

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  38. zeker1

    Greater Boston

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A real hidden gem. Sketchy surroundings but a fun atmosphere within. Food was inventive and prepared well. Service was excellent—professional, polite and prompt.

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  39. banda1997

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dinner as always. Food and service both were right on par with expectations - which are sky high here.

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  40. Dylan

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful experience for a birthday celebration for my partner. The food was delicious and service was very good. Look forward to coming back for another special occasion.

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FAQs

L'Opossum is rated 4.9 stars by 2871 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 17 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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