L'Opossum

4.9
1183 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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AM
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef Swellington, Swank Bank and the french onion gratin appetizer were stellar. And I could have eaten 10 servings of the dessert we had - something about a Rainbow Spoonicorn. Amazing!

R
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to celebrate any anniversary. Ours was number 52.

T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great time. A Richmond staple. Service here is superb. I am a fan of the cocktails as well as the escargot plate and the moroccan couscous chicken

NS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING!!! This is probably one of the best meals I have ever had- and I’ve been to my fair share of restaurants. Mark was an incredible server! Definitely will be going back !!

BF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and creative dishes that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Colorful descriptions of the dishes by our server add to the fun.

CC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place and we are never disappointed. We try to come at least one evening every 6 weeks!

s
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s just such a fun place with a very interesting menu. Highly recommend.

JA
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

And outstanding dining experience

R
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the very moment that we arrived (15 minutes early for our reservation) to our departure with full bellies and happy hearts, we were treated to a "foodies" extravaganza. Mark, our server, was indulgent in our need to discuss each of the culinary delights from the foie gras (the rhubarb was amazing) to the franco-southern escargot with "ham biscuit". Regardless of our extensive dining experiences on 4 continents and in over 60 countries, we are still prone to the American habit of "salt and pepper"; nothing that was served, from the soft-shell crabs to the Maine lobster mac and cheese, required additional seasoning. All was perfect and fully accompanied by a beautiful 2013 Freemark Abbey cabernet finished (fabulous wine list) and nicely finished with a Butler Nephew 20-year old tawny port. It is very easy to see why L'Opossum consistently shows up as a "must visit" restaurant for dining enthusiasts.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! Very relaxed too - not your average Richmond resturant! This went way beyond my expectations and we will certainly be back!

JW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down the best restaurant I have ever dined at! John Jessie, the host, is amazingly friendly and attentive. The servers have incredible knowledge of the menu and a perfect description of every item. The Chef, David Shannon, stopped by our table to welcome us. This is the second time i have been to L'Opossum and I can't wait to go again. If you have not been make a reservation now!

SW
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful foodie destination. Appetizers, entrees and desserts were outstanding. Eclectic atmosphere and great staff.

LR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service, food and ambience. Just a great dining experience. Can see why Chef David Shannon was a James Beard finalist. Love the eclectic setting.

d
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a perfect dinner. Enjoyed the entire experience.

t
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal. The soft shell crabs were wonderful!

OT
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening at L'Opossum was memorable. Susan, our server, was extraordinary. Each dish was excellently prepared and beautifully presented. A Richmond jewel.

AS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! The crab cakes where delicious and all crab! No cracker or bread crumbs!

T
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Richmond!

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i
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is very hipster. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, not too fussy, not too fancy, just perfectly prepared and balanced. Already planning our return!

AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My husband and I are vegan and it was so nice to be able to dine at a place of this caliber. Loved the vibe!

CJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L’Opossum is a blessing to the RVA. The room offers an edgy atmosphere, but very relaxing nonetheless. The service and food are simply exceptional. Cheers.

PH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best food in the city. Haven't found anyone to top them yet

JJ
Richmond
75 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the most creative restaurant in Richmond with amazing, delicious dishes. Try the escargot on a scrumptious biscuit for an appetizer, followed by the legendary lobster mac and cheese!

MD
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'opossum continues to set the benchmark for fine dining in Richmond. Visitors are coming from up and down the east coast to partake in the incredible dining experience that this restaurant offers!

TG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Opossum's eclectic atmosphere seduces you as soon as you enter through the curtained front door. You're transported to a mod-speakeasy with an engaging soundtrack that pairs well with the visuality of the room but doesn't interfere with conversation.
The menu is sufficient in its variety, with an occasional special. The onion marmalade on fig bread points was an ideal appetizer. The curried soft shell crab (a substitution for the specified artic char) was about the best this diner has ever had. Lamb ordered by our companions was equally mouth-watering and highly satisfying. Other main courses were similarly enjoyed. Oh, and a great dessert menu as well! Wines are reasonably priced and the list offers a broad sampling from the US and the world.
L'Opossum is definitely a gem we'll continue to visit!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service and Everything Wonderful!

MH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and a great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.

WW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was amazing, food was extraordinary and the evening was perfect. L’Opossum is clearly one of the best in RVA !

LK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

L'Opossum is our number one restaurant destination when visiting Richmond. The thoughtful quirky ambience & playlist sets the mood for creatively constructed plates. We enjoyed the cured salmon, oysters, and lamb, along with perfectly mixed cocktails from Austin, our bartender, who made us feel right at home. Can't wait to return again soon! <3 Philly folks, Liz & Dan

AB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Presentation of the food is as important as the quality of the dish and ambience of the room. The lighting was so dark one was unable to see the food. Definitely a missed opportunity.

GS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely delicious meal. The venison appetizer was spectacular. I had the quail (to die for), my party had the rack of lamb and the crab cakes. Also fantastic. For desert we did the creme brulee with lavender and citrus. It was, from start to finish, one of the best meals I've ever had.

w
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love IT!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect - all the details were well taken care of to match the wonderful food and service. Could not suggest an improvement on any aspect.

IV
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in RVA. Best in Virginia. Best in the south.

LT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, authentic food and superior service; a great choice to celebrate a special occasion. It's very lively and crowded, so it's not the place to have a quiet conversation, and it's extremely popular, so be sure to book your reservation months in advance!

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Good atmosphere, drinks, and appetizers but entree’s were only okay.

CC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was amazing! Awesome atmosphere and food. Everyone was very friendly

MC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful from the drinks to the food! The staff was friendly and happy to make great recommendations! Great place to go for a great meal!

j
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant deserves all the accolades it gets. The menu is unique - and as entertaining as it is appealing. The food is superb. The service was great. The atmosphere and ambiance is unique. Love it, and worth the trip!

C
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and varied food with lots of flavor. Excellent service and attention to detail. Even good value on the wine!

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