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L'Opossum

4.8
852 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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Welcome to L'Opossum. Please call us for parties of 6 or more guests and visit http://www.lopossum.com for menu details.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Continental
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm -12:00am
Dinner: 5:pm -10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 918-6028
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Shannon
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Cross street
Pine Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Wine
What 852 People Are Saying
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4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

L'Opossum never fails to live up to our expectations for great dining. Chef David's productions are superb and he and his staff always go out of their way to make being there a real occasion. Our son has already booked his New Years Eve anniversary dinner for this year - can't think of anything better.
We all had different appetizers and entrees and everything from l'escargot to venison, to the vegan orgy, and especially the sweet breads were fantastic.
Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

I was pleasantly surprised everything was great restaurant was great the whole restaurants group and our waiter was wonderful I got the halibut husband got the scallops & pork belly he's going back to try something else

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Another amazing meal here! We were there with another couple and had the lobster mac and cheese as our appetizer, it was perfection. I always end up with the swellington and I never regret it! My boyfriend and I always take our out of town visitors to L’Opossum and they are always impressed. They also have amazing cocktails!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We were so disappointed in this visit to L’Opossum. We were a group of 3 couples and 2 of our couples had been before and had amazing experiences. The best part about L’Opossum is its eclectic menu and both of us who had been before had servers who extensively explained the meals and made many suggestions. Our waitress was lacking in social skills to make the meal special. We asked if we could order appetizers and she told us no. I came to realize it’s because the kitchen would like the whole order at once but her explanation wasn’t an explanation but came out more like a parent telling their child no. We ordered dessert and because we had been there before we knew there was a dessert that the server would light on Fire. Our server managed to make even a dessert lit on fire ant-climatic. The food was delicious but nothing special, but we wondered if the lack of service just took away from the presentation. Only one meal was explained after it was out on the table and that was by a different server. I hope this experience was a one-off but unfortunately it took away from a night that had been planned for months.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Best in the south. This is the #1 Resturant for many good reasons. From the decor to the service, not to mention the incredible food you just can’t go wrong here. Very much the experience. A must do.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

The food was so tasty and the service was excellent. Our server Erin was very professional and great at her job.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was a terrific dining experience all the way around. Portions were sizable, wine list had some reasonably priced options, food was excellent, and the servers were charming. We were three people and shared the seafood bouillabaisse and chilled asparagus soup for starters. For entrees, we went with the crab cakes (yummy!), the lobster mac & cheese (wow!), and the halibut (perfect!) Had two desserts - hot black bottom was a little strange and the texture didn't hold up after the flambe (wouldn't order that again.) But the other, a lovely chocolate cupcake, was delicious. One thing missing: no after-dinner espresso -- American coffee only. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Loved it. Waiter was great and entertaining !

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Went for our anniversary dinner. Service was excellent, and food was delicious. I would highly recommend the lobster mac and cheese.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We tried escargot for our first time ever. Loved it. My wife said her scallops were perhaps the best thing she had ever eaten in her life. The creme brulee desert was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Amazing food, a delightful setting, and attentive and engaging wait staff — especially Susan — made our anniversary celebration extra special! L’opossum definitely lives up to its reviews.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Special occasion because we were able to get a reservation on a Friday night (months in advance). Had a great meal, with the four of us all happy with the fare, ambiance, and service. Great place to go for dinner if you have the chance.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was as advertised. Absolutely awesome. Meal was a little slow to the table but we were the last table of the night so we understood. Cocktails were outstanding as well. Definitely 2 thumbs up!

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1.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Arrived very early for reservations hoping for bar seating or an open table. Instead we were shown to a lovely velour sofa that allowed us an hour + view of 4 empty tables. We absolutely could have ordered, ate, and paid during this time. What a waste. Allowing tables to sit empty. Food was good. Not exceptional. Service mediocre. Won’t return.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Great food and service. A bit pricey, but worth it!!
Really unique and tasty dishes and nice presentations.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Just having my daughters all together, which is not easy. Fun night ..
Food a little eclectic for my husband and me... however my girls who travel world wide thought it was delish 😊
(The fillets were very good and best thing I think on the menu. )

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Been there first time and loved the atmosphere. The service was really nice and I had the feeling that they really enjoyed having us as their guests. They played non-mainstream background music and the food was simply stunning. I had a great time there with my friends. Definitely can recommend the place!!

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3.0Dined on May 27, 2018

My husband have been here before and remember loving it but this time around it was less memorable. It was our anniversary and they didn't say anything about it, even though when we made the reservation, they asked if it was a special occasion. we thought everything was good, but they didn't exceed our expectations like in past visits. The host seemed self absorbed, the waitress did her job well, but the best part was interacting with the table beside us and the food runners.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Absolutely terrific meal. Fresh ingredients, decadent and simply innovative. Fun drinks too! Loved our server Susan!

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This restaurant is a lot of fun—lots of interesting decor and fun, cheeky menu descriptions. Go with a sense of humor and an open mind and you won't be disappointed! Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Excellent! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Super service! The filet was perfect. Highlight was dessert - double chocolate and worth every bite! Well done L'Opossum!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Great restaurant. Great food. Unique dishes. The only negative is that it takes months to get a reservation

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Richmond is lucky to have a lot of really good places to eat, and we're delighted that another one of our hometown restaurants has been awarded high accolades. L'Opossum occupies a modest corner building in a cool working class city neighborhood pre-dating the Civil War. The dining room is small, dark, hip and eclectic with interesting music playing loud enough to be heard but not drown out conversation. The small bar back near the kitchen looks like a great place to hang out with a friend. We were promptly greeted at the front door and quickly settled in our comfortable booth. Service was excellent. The wine list offered nice choices at various price points, the craft cocktail menu was very tempting. But we were there for the food. Which was good, but uneven. A crab timbale appetizer was truly amazing: incredibly light yet dancing with flavor. A chocolate dessert redefined chocolate dessert. No dark globs on this plate, just feathery darkness adorned with silky sides. Our entrees were good...but not as brilliant. The filet mignon was swell, but not a revelation. Sweetbreads with garlic grits and jumbo shrimp were delicious, but sounded a familiar echo from other fine Southern establishments. A self-proclaimed paradox of pork belly and sea scallops turned out to be aptly described. Given its high rating by Southern Living Magazine as the South's Best Restaurant for 2018, we wondered if we were being a bit too critical as we walked to our car. Because we will definitely go back: there was enough delight in our overall experience to try again.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

After all the build up, it was a disappointing experience. None of the 8 menu items we tried stood out or seemed to fuse at all. Cocktails were very good, but the appetizers and entrees lacked substance and definition.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Amazing every time!

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Excellent service, food was outstanding. 25th Anniversary and staff made us feel special.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Our waitressd answered any questions we had about the menu in a very descriptive manner. Escargot appetizer was outstanding. We truly enjoyed our cocktails. I had a Dark and Stormy, it was everything the waitress said it would be. I had the sweetbreads and shrimp entree, and I can wholeheartedly say that this is the first time I actually ate grits that I liked! They were delicious! My husband had the beef swellington, which was cooked to perfection. Our desserts were scrumptious! FYI - they serve Blanchard's coffee, which is full bodied but not bitter. Can't wait to return to this gem!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

From start to finish Susan explained the menu and anything else for that matter to us with finesse. She was excellent and provided us with the best restaurant experience we have been ver had. The food was perfect from apps through entrees to desserts and drinks. Perfectly timed I might add. We could not ask for a more perfect meal. 5 star plus!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Great food paired with an entertaining atmosphere. "Winky" decorations and menu descriptions make it a refreshingly different dining experience, but the food and service stand on their own.

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4.0Dined on May 16, 2018

We come here a couple times a year and always appreciate the flavors and ambience. It does not take too long to spend $200 for two, but it is well worth the occasional visit.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

One of the best meals of my life. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

At first I was intimidated by the menu. Fortunately for us our waitress was absolutely wonderful. Explained each dish and made us completely at ease. Our selections were fantastic and I would highly recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Every bite, every drink was perfection. The decor is kitschy and fun, service is spot on.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Amazing meal and fun environment !

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The decor doesn't match the level of the food. The food is fit for royalty, but prices are pretty high and the 'Richmond Kitsch' bores me to tears - it has been done (and done and done) in many other Richmond restaurants. Since the food is so standout, why not try a little harder for a unique ambiance ?

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

We enjoyed the way cool atmosphere of L'Oposum. The menu was eclectic, the drinks were downright funky and the service was splendid. We have visited Michelin rated restaurants that can't compare to L'Oposum!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Everything was exceptionally well prepared, plated, and flavorful. An excellent evening.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Excellent as always. We go as often as we can get a reservation and are never disappointed

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Every bite had a new burst of flavors. The staff truly knows the menu and beautifully describes the ingredients and preparation. It was hard to choose just one dish. I will be back to try them all.

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