L'Opossum

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1336 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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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks

WG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. We waited a long time for the Saturday night reservation. Can’t wait to go back!

DS
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and quirky all rolled into one! From the appetizer special to the main courses of char and lamb everything is top notch. Wait staff is outstanding and works to meet every accommodation. Will return, and return, and return!

MD
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dining experience !

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, eclectic and fun! Great spot for real foodies.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place in Richmond! Amazing ambiance, super informed staff. Love it every time!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best meals we have had in Richmond, absolutely fantastic! The ambiance is nice and quaint. We will definitely be back.

MC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I look forward to making the trip to Richmond for my birthday dinner at L'Opossum. It is the highlight of my dining out year. The menu is a joy to read, and the food lives up to all of the raves. The service is impeccable, knowledgeable without being overbearing.

CD
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening at L’Opossum with friends. Cocktails were fun and good. Food was delicious. Took a long time to get a reservation but I’m glad we went.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to the billing! And we had high expectations. We got adventurous with the appetizers trying escargot and others to great acclaim. Then we all got “boring” with a perfectly cooked beef swellington. Drinks were great too. Highly recommended.

H
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was again perfect in every way. Dining at L’possum is truly an experience , not just outstanding food! The food is the best in RVA without a doubt, but the service, ambiance, food presentation cannot be beat. There is nothing about the evening that I would change.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruh. Best fillet in town, very inclusive menu, and great cocktails even if that’s not normally your thang. Pepper grinder was way too small though. Highly recommend.

JM
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

My life partner and I (60+) enjoyed our meal at L'Opossum. The atmosphere was very nice, a lot of fun with plenty of artwork, both sculpture, paintings and colorful lighting. The service was very good too. However, When I ordered escargot as an appetizer I was very disappointed when it came with only one single snail on the plate. The little garnished biscuit was tasty and the presentation was artsy and appealing, but only one snail. What a rip-off. I've ordered escargot at various restaurants over the years and generally get 4-6 snails. I expressed my disappointment to our waitress, albeit politely, saying how I thought my single snail was "lonely" on its plate. My lobster-macaroni and cheese dish was tasty, but more lobster would have been nice for the $38 price tag. My partner enjoyed her crab cakes which ran about $36, also very pricey. Among other things, I'm a singer-guitar player and my musical tastes are very eclectic. From Beethoven to Merle Haggard. Some of the tunes coming through the restaurant's speakers were pleasant, and I have some French blood in my veins and appreciate how the French can be very eclectic, but during our meal we heard at least half a dozen country-western tunes which I thought was excessive. I believe some cool jazz or even a smidgen of French baroque would have been more appropriate. My partner and I drank water, and I had a cup of coffee. These were the only drinks, and we skipped dessert. Our check came to about $100 and feeling for our waitress we left a $20 tip. So out the door for $120. Very steep, especially considering that "lonely" escargot. We enjoyed our night out but probably will not return to L'Opossum unless there are extenuating circumstances.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun place. Faberge eggs are to die for!

AT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary, made the reservation about 2 months before to get in on the weekend. Apps and dinner were good, but desserts and drinks really stood out. Service was great also, would recommend.

ML
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A new destination for foodies from DC Creative menu , great service and cool decor. Also, we were compted our appetizers because our table was not ready upon our arrival.

BW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was extraordinary. All 6 meals were unbelievably good, from chicken and scallops to lamb shanks and filets. Staff timed their service to the activities of the table, as the six of us were there to visit as much as we were there to eat. We never felt rushed at the table. Appetizers were also amazing, including the faberge egg and the spinach and crab mousse.

w
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Settled in and let it happen....fantastic in every way.

WB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a delightful dinner and evening at your restaurant! We had a special table request which was met with ease and professionalism. Our waitress was absolutely fabulous. She was cordial with excellent descriptions and she answered our questions perfectly. Food was delicious with just the right spices with flavors blending. The spinach purée and crab appetizer was one of the best I have had anywhere. A great evening...THANK YOU

T
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely dinner. Server was so well informed on all the menu items. What a pleasure.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Exotic decor good service and delicious food.

E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot believe it took me this long to make it to L’Opossum! It stood up to all of its recommendations and beyond. Through the curtain was a magical wonderland with the best music and service someone could ask for! Very dreamy dinner spot!

U
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience- incredible ambience, service and food! Everything was incredible and included a few fun surprises! Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in Richmond!

PL
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

L’Oppossum is a fine restaurant. Service was good, and the ambience and menus were super creative. The problem at L’Opossum is that the food doesn’t justify the price. They offer high end twists on dishes that are otherwise common, but for a $30-$40 entree, I expected to be blown away. I had a filet mignon that was very well prepared... but that’s just what you would expect. We also had a lobster Mac and Cheese ($38) that was honestly just ok as far as taste is concerned. I would say that in Richmond, places like East Coast Provisions offer better food, and excellent experience for slightly less without some of the gimmicks.
Honestly, we ate better food at the Shaved Duck in Midlothian... and that’s, well, not supposed to happen.

RM
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurant experiences we've ever had. The food was creative and executed flawlessly. Delicious. The drinks were outstanding as well. Serious food, but the menu was fun and playful. The service was excellent. I wish I could live there. I wish I remembered out servers name because she was awesome. Ryan, the host was so incredibly warm and welcoming. Worth every penny. Would recommend it to anyone who would listen. Can't wait to go back.

MD
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall, a great meal and a lovely evening. Our waitress was superb. Two negatives kept me from giving it 5 stars across the board: we were on time for our reservation but had to wait over 20 min. for our table; and the lobster in my lobster mac & cheese was tough and pretty tasteless. It was still a good - but not great - dish. All the other things we had were over the top good.

JH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was creative and tasted incredible. The server was knowledgeable and friendly.

TR
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience. Our server, shauna, was fantastic.very knowledgeable and super nice. The food was amazing!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!!

MD
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

"L'o" continues to be THE top standout restaurant in Richmond. It's a given, if we are entertaining out-of-town, "foodie" friends visiting us in Richmond, this the food experience that they rave about upon their return. Chef David always tweaks the menu with new specials, to keep things interesting.

The entire staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Our most recent server was Mark, whose dry yet theatrical description of the menu is worth the visit, as he kept our entire table amused and chuckling. Will, the bartender mixologist, is one of Richmond's bests...he is engaging without being intrusive, and he is one of the most friendly, polite, and professional guys around. He also has expert knowledge of the menu, and is happy to offer both drink and food suggestions.

Oh, and check out one of the current house specialty cocktails, which served accompanied by a faux leather jockstrap. Ya gotta admire the creativity of any restaurant who has the "snifters" to offer that!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely on my lust to do again.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I went here to celebrate my 30th birthday and i was impressed. Having high hopes i was not let down. The food was amazing!! Service was excellent. And the low lighting with funky music made a perfect atmosphere! Totally worth every penny!

IM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better overall restaurant experience in the city and with our food scene that is saying a lot. Don’t wait for a special occasion - just go!

M
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , eclectic interior, service and front are exceptional. Thanks !

S
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, waitstaff and food!! We loved it ALL!!!

CE
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere.

G
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, intimate, comfortable ambience, great soundtrack for dining and, of course, superb food.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite Richmond night out. Service is excellent.

KC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic and the decor something to see. Looks like a place Jim Rockford would hang out in. Highly recommended; you really can’t go wrong at L’Oppossum.

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