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L'Opossum

4.9
4.9
2420 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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What 2,420 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • 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

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  1. R

    Rmkhalil

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The appetizers were amazing, we had gotten the escargot and venison which were super tasty and plated nicely. We had gotten two cocktail drinks that were very tasty and packed a punch. The entrees were a bit disappointing in terms of the seasoning. Both of our dishes seemed to have been heavily salted. We had gotten the island boys and the quail. They were beautifully presented but quite salty. We ended it with a dessert being the devil’s chocolate cake. The ice cream was incredibly creamy, chocolate was delectable, the whipped cream was fluffy and light, and the presentation was great. The house bread was also amazing, infused with seasonings and tasted quite zesty. It’s complimentary which makes it better. The vibes were quite nice, pretty dim. Recommend getting a booth for that extra privacy. Overall rating: 8.5/10.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was exceptional, we can’t wait to come back!
  3. TD

    TandD

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely celebration for my husband’s birthday. We were grateful that the staff was able to accommodate a surprise visit from my son for a portion of the meal. The food , cocktails and all of the recommendations were excellent as usual.
  4. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eccentric And lovely We enjoyed the ambiance and most importantly food
  5. M

    Marco

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a special date meal out… food and vibe/decor were outstanding, service was impeccable and informative. A great experience!
  6. KL

    KimberlyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We finally, after having L'Opossom on our list forever, made it in! From the moment we entered and were greeted by the hostess to the moment we left, we felt so looked after. Ethan took great care of us and was a fantastic server. The food was flawless. So many incredible flavors- start to finish. I can't say enough. I found myself thinking about the meal so many times over the course of the last few days. The highlights for us were the crab cakes, the filet, and the bundt cake. We can't wait to come back to try many of the contemplations we went without this visit. But... I may need a repeat of that filet... The only slight disappointment were the cocktails. Both of our cocktails were just ok- the balance was a bit off in both. I expected them to be as elevated as the food and they just weren't quite there. That said- what an amazing birthday dinner and we will absolutely be back.
  7. N

    Nayy

    Richmond

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All I can say is WOW!!!!!! Well, I can say more, actually 😂 What an incredible experience. Incredible food, service, atmosphere, etc… This was our very first time here and we loved it. Before we left, we made a reservation for May. We definitely want to keep coming back! Thank you for a wonderful experience and wonderful food.
  8. r

    roby

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fun place, food pretty good, great service.
  9. C

    Cljpaj

    Andorra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been trying to get into L’Opossum for years! It is very popular for many reasons. That is why I was so happy to get in to celebrate my birthday (close)! Every measurable faucet was worth the highest praise- the specials, the cocktails, the service, the food, the wine, the ambiance! I will find a way to return frequently!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic, as before. From greeting, staff, cocktails, food to music choice. Even the glove used for truffle shaving. Favorite place in area.
  11. MB

    MindyB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always
  12. RM

    RebeccaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks. Overall unique flavors and appropriate portions
  13. SB

    SarahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another winner at L’o. We loved every minute of it and can’t wait to come back for more!
  14. JR

    JenniferR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’opposum was as wonderful as ever. Amazing cocktails and food! Super fun menu with something for everyone!
  15. N

    Nanook

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We brought our family of 6 and had a truly wonderful experience. All the food was delicious! I especially enjoyed the pork belly, but everyone else raved about their dishes as well. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and food which made being gluten-free easy for our family. I gave ambiance a 4-star rating only because it was a little dark for my taste. L'Opossum is a fantastic dining experience. Just make sure your pocket book is full!
  16. B

    Brogan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always! Will, Sam, and Erin took fabulous care of us. I will never tire of the L'Opossum experience - it is always a special treat but never stuffy and uptight. It's like dining in the mind of a genius. Always treated to A+ service and some of the most delicious food you'll ever taste. Generous portion sizes, beautiful plating, delightful atmosphere. What's not to love?
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had our waitress choose our plates throughout 3 courses and had an unbelievable, memorable dining experience. Can’t wait to go back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in RVA
  19. r

    rebekahandjosiah

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely superb! My boyfriend and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary here and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious, drinks were very upscale and tasty. There were so many layers that went into these recipes, it was truly outstanding. 12/10 recommended. We’ll be coming back that’s for sure!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful all around.
  21. SB

    SusieB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience .. food was delicious but most notable was the exceptional service.
  22. SK

    SheenaK

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just an amazing experience! Excellent choice of food. Tasty and definitely delicious
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great birthday celebration for my wife!
  24. SC

    SCraig64

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious from start to finish!
  25. RL

    RobertL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fun, quirky ambience and fun music. The service was great. The food left a bit to be desired. For the money spent and considering the touted James Beard runner-up award, I expected better. The appetizers were unique and tasted quite good but the entrees were rather one-note and both sadly over cooked. I really hoped for a better overall experience as I had been looking forward to dining here since moving to Richmond.
  26. f

    foodaholic

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the escargot to start and the crab cakes as main. Simply delicious.
  27. A

    Anthem

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A marvelous culinary experience. Exceeded expectations!
  28. VA

    VAdiner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    L’Opossum was very good. There were four of us and it was about $100 per person before tip - one cocktail, one app, one entree, one glass wine each and three desserts split four ways). We all enjoyed our meals and drinks very much - there are so many awesome options in Richmond but this is a fun place for a special occasion. Faberge egg was fun as was the escargot aka ham biscuit. The French onion dip was delicious and the chestnut squash soup was fabulous! Pork belly was amazing, scallops and arctic char were very good. Chocolate dessert, flaming cherry chocolate dessert and Rene brûlée were all great choices - my husband’s favorite was his “Happy f@&king Birthday” dessert - a single candle in a dish - presented with that exact sentiment - haha! Service was excellent and we didn’t feel at all rushed. I did ask the hostess about how I was so lucky to have scored a reservation for a Saturday evening at 6:45 just a week prior and she said you either need to book 3 months out or the week of because they do get cancellations and you can also call them instead of depending on Open Table. She also said they often have space during the week for walkins especially for two people.
  29. VR

    VRVA

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I've wanted to come here for over a year and finally took the reins in my own hands and invited 4 friends to join us. Drinks were fun, particularly the saran-wrapped Laura Palmer and the Hooty hoo. Mine was okay but didn't live up to the name (which I don't remember but it was the first one on the menu and had a Dewar's base). We had to order the faberge egg despite all the warnings that it isn't worth the price, just because. It was lovely and unique -- I love caviar -- and we were glad for the experience, but once was enough. We shared the 3-dip papadum which was a perfect share. The papadum could have been a little crisper and thicker to withstand dipping. Two orders of mac and cheese with lobster, good reviews. My arctic char was nicely crisped on the outside and the overall dish enjoyable, but all 3 of us felt slightly short-changed by the outright rapture of the two people who ordered the Beef Wellington. Both declared it to be the best steak of their lives. I mean... sitting next to that? You can't help but feel a little let down. We ordered three desserts. The one most highly recommended, a flaming chocolate number, was our least favorite. Good show, but the dessert itself was not special or particularly tasty. The creme brulee -- who doesn't like creme brulee? And finally an apple one that was nice. None of the desserts were transformative in any way. Wines were good though it took a couple of tries to find the right ones. Of course, of course, L'Opossum's famous ambiance is what you go for. Dark, quirky, just the right noise level. Great for dates, great for friends. Service is superb. I'm so happy I went, and with such great company, but personally, I still love Stella's and Adarra more. I'd go back to L'Opossum if asked in a heartbeat, but it's not the first place I would suggest. And yet I still think everyone should go at least once. It's a worthy experience.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tip to tail perfection from the perfectly plated meal to the kitschy-chic decor. Will return again and again
  31. HH

    HerbertH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could not have been better.
  32. KB

    KellyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere! Phenomenal food and service. Many interesting drink choices that included local Virginia wines.
  33. O

    atthebarOnrepeat

    Richmond

    141 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    141 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous, delicious experience for NYE dinner and a bonus show. Excellent cocktails and wine. The divine Hudson Valley foie gras was expertly seared with seasoning and accompaniments. The beef fillet was perfectly cooked a juicy medium rare, and the added French black truffle shaved tableside elevated the flavors. My favorite filet ever. Warm house-made bread finished with flaked salt and served with rich butter at just the right consistency. Relaxed, genuinely warm, and anticipatory hospitality at the bar (one of the best seats in the house). A coddling celebratory vibe of whimsical authentic décor, lighting, moving music, and interesting guests throughout the evening. An advance plan-worthy reservation well-made, excellent value, and a must-visit. Thank you again L’O!
  34. F

    Foodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Virginia. Totally recommend this place
  35. MS

    MichaelS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great and interesting, as was the decor. The service was great, too. All in all, my family's dinner was a memoprably experience.
  36. CR

    CrystalR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is amazing! The atmosphere is cozy and quirky, in a fabulous way!!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  38. VA

    VAFoodie

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was very interesting in the pairings and prepared very well. The desserts, especially the apple pie, was the best one n Richmond. The service was outstanding and they got us out by 6:15p.m. so we could get to the theater. Thank you for an enjoyable dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 stars as always! Ever changing inventive menu. Simply delicious experience for all of your senses.
  40. j

    jhmcii

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply fabulous. The food was delicious and the portions were large. We had a crab cake (gluten free!) and the seafood special (char). We also had the faberge egg appetizer, which was creative and delicious. Their drinks were also wonderful. The wine selection was adequate and filled with a broad array of choices, and the markup wasn’t bad. The piece de resistance was the homemade egg nog. I splurged (don’t usually have creamy things) and it was totally worth it. Undoubtedly the best I ever had. Bottom line, it is an amazing place with great food, ambiance, and helpful staff.

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L'Opossum is rated 4.9 stars by 2420 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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