L'Opossum

4.9
1150 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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Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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IV
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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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.

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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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f
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eclectic decor, excellent service and a wide variety of appetizers and entrees to choose from. It was a little dark in the dining area but I will definitely go again when I’m in Richmond!!!

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

The food was fantastic! But the staff was so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating which is rare but I can’t wait to go back !

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DS
Nashville
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What is there not to love about L'Opossum. A small neighborhood gem with visual candy everywhere from wall art to funky ceiling lamps from way back. The word selection on the menu makes you smile and the food was FABULOUS. Best crab cake we had in Virginia not too mention our delicious flambe dessert. Love, love, love and would come back in a heartbeat. Great experience - thank you for our lovely last night in Richmond.

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r
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Some of the best food in Richmond!

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RI
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. Service was awesome, as well.

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OT
Seattle
53 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great cocktails and wine list, but the highlight was the food and service- just exquisite!

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J
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a special meal! The food and cocktails were delicious and the experience and ambiance were entertaining and unique!

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r
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place - love the quirky atmosphere and David Shannon's food is to die for. Wait staff is great. Altogether a wonderful time.

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KD
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is my husband's favorite restaurant. We dine at L'Opossum about every 3 months. The service is always excellent. The bar cocktails are always excellent. We have dined here twice in the last month -- which is unusual for us -- since we had an out of town guest and AMEX could get a last minute reservation. We had dinner on Saturday, 6/22/19 for our anniversary -- I made a reservation 3 months in advance. My husband had the venison appetizer which he loves along with the beef swellington (that he normally orders) and the flaming chocolate desert (that he always orders). I love the escargot appetizer (simple but I cannot find it anywhere else). This time, I had the crab cakes which were mostly backfin and delicious (unlike the crab cakes at Shagbark two weeks ago that were mostly claw meat). I really loved the sweetbreads/shrimp/grits that are now not part of the menu. We keep coming back because of the awesome food and service.

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JB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great and unique experience!! Wait staff was outstanding and the maître d', John, was so much fun.

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Baltimore
53 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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AC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere. I’ve wanted to eat here forever, and was not disappointed by the experience. The Faberge egg was fantastic, and the cocktails were lovely. The entrees were over-salted and nothing I wouldn’t be able to make more to my liking on a weeknight at home, but the menu descriptions and overall atmosphere would make it worth going back for apps and drinks any day.

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AG
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ambiance is quaint and eclectic. Wait staff are very knowledgeable. Food presentation is amazing. Cocktails and deserts are unique and delicious.

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KB
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food wonderful ambiance- this truly is the best restaurant in Richmond!

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Z
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time having Shauna as a server, and they are just outstanding at making you feel welcome. The food as always was superb, we are moving out of the city and L’Opposum was an establishment we had to visit once more before packing up

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DM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is unusual but fun! The drinks taste great but they're strong! And the food is amazing! The beef swellington melted in my mouth! Delicious!

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JW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner is always a treat here! From the decor to the menu to the amazing creativity of each dish to the utter deliciousness of everything. Highly recommended for a special meal!

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LJ
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quirky delicious visit to this hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Hats off to the creative, talented crew.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the menu, and the ambiance was top notch! Everything from walking into the dark unknown...to being met by the magical man who sat me...to the waiter who describes food as though his words could allow you to taste it...and to the drinks and wine. Phenomenal.

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WM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first time. Can't wait to come back. Fun music and great food. Took our time and enjoyed a nice meal. Staff was easy to engage and responded well to anything we needed.

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AW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great foos, wonderful ambience. Good value for the quality of the total experience.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and enjoy reservations there on every special occasion that I can.

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E
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful place for a celebration or for a special night out. The ambiance is wonderful, staff are laid back and provide excellent service, and the food divine. Can't wait to go again.

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and excellent service. It’s now on our top five list for Richmond restaurants.

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AG
Edinburgh
47 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our third visit and each time it gets better. Delicious food, excellent service, creative combinations, funky decor. Love it!

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CW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love L’Opossum! My wife and I love L’Opossum! We have been coming here since they opened and every time we go there is never any disappointment. From the Decor to the Service and the Food of course, is awesome. L’Opossum is by far one of our favorite restaurants in the country. My wife and I have been to many restaurants and this place is definitely something special! If anyone is ever hesitant on trying this place. Please reconsider and go. You will never be disappointed.

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TA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Celebrated my husband’s birthday and it was perfect! Great drinks, wonderful starters and entrees and desserts. Perfect for a special occasion!

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SL
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous as always. Favorite restaurant in metro Richmond - a must for foodies, artists, Warhol fanatics, the unpretentious, those with diverse musical tastes and folks who appreciate a wonderful and talented cadre of servers.

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DS
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best meals that we have had in recent memory! We had a party of 5 including our teenaged son and daughter. L'Oppossum is a bit eclectic in terms of the ambiance and the food is quite complex but everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meals. L'Oppossum is one of the those special restaurants that you truly look forward to going to again!

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh, my gosh, the hype is REAL. Everything we ate was amazing, and the service was top notch. Will only come back to Richmond when we can get a reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Very unique ambiance which made the dining experience even more special. Staff was very friendly and attentive.

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JN
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each plate was a work of art, both visually and taste.

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W
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall a very nice experience. This was our first time there. We found the eclectic atmosphere unique and fun. We enjoyed the escargot and our filet mignon was delicious. A starch like a potato of some sort would have been nice with the beef. The mushroom pastry was not enough starch. The servers were wearing jeans which I find odd for a fine dining restaurant.

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