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About LuLu's

Although we've won OpenTable's "Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America" and "#1 Brunch in Virginia" for 2015 and 2016, you're missing out if you've not yet had dinner at LuLu's. The dinner menu changes to reflect seasonal availability of ingredients, and menu options always include gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items. LuLu's full bar offers craft cocktails, a variety of bottled and draft beers and ciders, and a substantial wine list.

LuLu's is also available any day of the week for private parties or catering. Please call us or send an e-mail with your inquiry.

21 North 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Breakfast, French American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm

Dinner is served Wednesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 343-9771

Website:
http://www.lulusrichmond.com/

Catering:
Our chef will prepare custom menus to suit any event, whether you want a wedding reception, business lunch, intimate wine dinner or child's birthday bash.

Parking Details:
Street parking is available all around LuLu's, and hourly parking lots are located just west of the train station and across the street from the train station.

Public Transit:
We are less than a block away from Main Street Station (Amtrak), and just over a block away from a bus stop on Main Street and 18th Street. To the Bottom and Back (2BNB) provides free bus service and operates on continuous loops throughout Richmond's major arteries from 6 pm to 3 am Thursdays through Saturdays. Uber is very active in our area.

Executive Chef:
Mike McClure

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
If you are interested in hosting a special event using our facilities and/or staff, please call Paul Keevil at 804-402-5512.

LuLu's Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (65)
Casual (47)
Comfort Food (36)
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Neighborhood Gem (34)
Fit for Foodies (33)
Creative Cuisine (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Fun (26)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (18)
Authentic (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Bar Seating (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Good for Groups (12)
People Watching (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
Romantic (5)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Organic (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Spicy (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Food was excellent and although it was really busy food was fast. Would recommend a reservation (brunch). Looking forward to going back!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 4 days ago

This is my favorite brunch place in Richmond! They work magic on their French toast and potatoes!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed the flavors in the crab bisque, crispy Brussels sprouts, and seafood risotto, but the portion size on the entree (risotto) was quite skimpy, especially given the hefty price tag. Left my first visit not feeling like I got my money’s worth but will give brunch a try still ... I hear that’s better?

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food. Good service

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 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

Had brunch with three friends. Each had a different dish and each claimed to have ordered the best. The place was full but the service was great. I’ll go back and recommend it to others.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food, cocktails and service were outstanding. Parking is a pain due to construction.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good spot for brunch but would absolutely make a reservation as people without were given 90 minute wait times.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great Sunday Brunch at LuLu's! Reservations are a must. Try the Red Velvet Chicken and Waffles for a real treat!

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was great!!! But having to wait for a long time after having a reservation was not good. They kept saying the table we were going to be placed at still has a group that finished their food and paid bill but not getting up, so we had to wait. That in our books is poor service especially when you have a reservation or a certain time

Tags: Authentic
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The menu LOOKS amazing - great offerings, but was poorly executed. My bacon in my Huevos Rancheros was barely cooked, the over easy egg described in the menu were well done. Overall not impressed with the food. The staff were amazing, the music was awesome (rock/heavy rock), and I was really excited to eat here. Our drinks, mimosa and a bloody mary, were OK - but the food really took my Sunday down a peg for a place that seemed to have the potential to be amazing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was prepared to perfection. Excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous food and patio ambiance. Top notch service by our lovely waiter Michael who was very knowledgeable about the food and wine. We had hot, delicious, and fresh food within 15 minutes of ordering. Very impressed. We will return! I highly recommend the vegetarian pasta option with the citrus sauce. Unique and delicious!! Thanks Michael!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Kid-friendly, People Watching
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

LuLu's never lets me down. I would highly recommend a reservation as this place is busy all the time. Also, leave yourself some time to find parking since street parking has been reduces due to the renovation of the old farmers market and the entire party must be present to be seated. They will hold the reservation for ten minutes after the reservation time. Service was great and the only 'problem' is trying to figure out which one of their delicious dishes to choose.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We made a reservation on opentable about ten minutes before we came in and were able to skip the line for brunch and be seated immediately. The red velvet waffle was delicious, and the server was very attentive. Food came out quickly. The place was very busy, full of families and groups of friends, but everyone seemed to be getting food quickly and to receive good service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Absolutely impeccable every single time. Never a bad meal. Excellent service. The RVA love is real.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good but the place was empty and just felt kind of dead. Once they finish the construction outside it should be better. I liked the duck I had. Actually the soup I had was pretty terrible. But the duck was good. Dessert was decent.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely dinner with a loved one. We happened to be there while there was heavy construction on the street Lulu's is on so it was very quiet but the music selection was really good. Both the salad and entree were delicious, they had a good wine and drink selection, but we don't drink so it was wasted on us. Definitely looking forward to my next opportunity to dine there.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch. Very busy but we were seated promptly at our reservation time. (don't leave home without one!). Jennifer was our server, and she was great! Energetic and engaging. All the food was delicious, although we never did get our bread pudding! We were having so much fun with Jennifer that we didn't realize until we got home that we never got it!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Hands down one of the best brunch spots I have been to in a long time. Waitress and staff were every friendly. They even got us in a bit sooner than our reservation! Please be aware that a reservation during brunch is a must! Try the peach mimosas...my goodness. I had the red velvet waffles and chicken. I cleaned my plate!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Cozy
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is from Sunday, October 30th for a 11:30 reservation.

We made a reservation and upon arrival waited almost 30 minutes for our table to be ready. It seems they don't actually reserve a table but instead just call it a reservation when you're essentially a walk-in. In fact, we waited a few minutes to even get inside as everyone just piles up at the host stand. It would be nice if the host/hostess asks large groups to have only one person wait inside as opposed to groups of 8 that block the doorway. The hallway between the inside/outside smelled of VERY strong body order. It was reminiscent of the time I was on a French subway with no a/c in the middle of summer.

Thinking that maybe I could grab two seats at the bar I waited as the bartender cleared two seats. She saw me, then turned and called over another two people to sit there. I asked the hostess if the bar seating was first come, first serve and she replied yes.

Once being seated we waited another 10 minutes for our server to come to our table and bring water. She did, but had no welcome to us or apology for the long wait. It seems there is a huge disconnect between the host stand and the servers as we were visibly unhappy. The food was meh, the wait was long, and the service just okay. What topped it off was the 6-top next to us that was SHOUTING at each other and having one large conversation. I'm generally pretty easy going as I worked in the bar business for years but this group was so loud. In hindsight I wish we would have asked to have been moved. But after everything else we were so turned off we just wanted to eat and bail. In hindsight I wish we would have just left after finding out our reservation didn't actually mean we had a table reserved.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was very uneven. Out of six dishes, two were tasty, three were ok, and one was virtually inedible due to a cloyingly sweet sauce and a salt bomb in the spaghetti squash. The server was very sweet.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ate at LuLu’s during Restaurant Week. I chose this restaurant because it had several gluten free options on the menu. Excellent food, drinks and service.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We ventured to LuLu's as part of Richmond Restaurant Week. The food was superb, and we'll definitely go back again. Our server was energetic and attentive too.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was great. Our waitress who was Mother Nature (it was Halloween Weekend) was on point with our food and drinks.
The brunch menu was amazing. I had the Corn beef hash with egg whites, delicious. The apple bread pudding was hot it just melted right in your mouth. And to wash everything down I had the signature Pear mimosas. Will eat here again next time I’m in Richmond. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

wonderful food. nice presentation. Friday night, crowded so high energy level

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Absolutely wonderful! Food was delicious with excellent sized portions . Will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone. There were six in our party and everyone chose something different and loved theirs. My only regret is I did not go sooner!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a great experience. The food and service was exceptional.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We went during Restaurant Week. Everything was tasty, portions were generous and selection of choices outstanding. Only glitch was getting the glass of wine ordered, had to ask twice for it, but it was a busy night (due to Restaurant Week) so I don't think this would normally happen. We will happily return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

The staff was friendly and inviting. The meal was even more delectable than we expected! Definitely will return!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Lulu’s provides a great eclectic atmosphere. The cocktails were great. Food presentation was beautiful but quality/taste was a bit hit or miss. I would avoid the cheesecake and truffles but the duck entree ( as well as the tofu)was a big hit.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

LuLu's was the most amazing dinner in a long time. Our server Eryn was amazing and--I am sure--will own her own restaurant some day. We have eaten too many other places were the food was triple the price and the server snooty and rude. Eryn should be training the waitstaff at rival restaurants. Though we came for Restaurant Week, we have been before. The depth of the RW menu was phenomenal. The chef rocked every single course. Most Richmond restaurants slack off a little on RW and offer smaller portions and a limited menu--NOT LuLu's. We eat out 4-5 times per week for dinner and rarely cook. We are Richmond Foodies. This was one of the best dinners in a long time.

Tags: Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Unaware of the 17th Street construction, parking and access were difficult. We were seated quickly, wait staff were cordial and accommodating. Food option for "restaurant week" were plentiful. The food was outstanding. One problem was noise level. I had to lean towards my seat partner to hear her. We also had the table closest to the open kitchen. A half wall addition would be beneficial. Overall, will return for the great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We really enjoyed our food overall but the chicken on the red velvet chicken and waffles was nothing special. It probably needed a little more seasoning. I also expected my French toast to be on a more substantial bread but the French toast I got was made with ordinary sliced bread but it tasted good. We would definitely go back to this restaurant and try other dishes.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

I really enjoyed the relaxed feel of the environment; though you’re paying mid-range for the food, the environment is very laid back, kind of like a diner. We arrived a little after the brunch hour rush and were sat quickly. My friend ordered the red velvet waffles and really enjoyed them—I had the chicken and biscuit which was good, but the chicken and sausage gravy could have used more flavor (i.e. salt). The mimosas and bloody maria’s we’re delicious! In the beginning our waitress was very nice and chill; I really enjoyed her vibe. However, my friend finished her food first but I still had more than halfway to go on mine, that didn’t stop our waitress from coming by and asking how we’d like our check and offering me a “to go” container. There were no customers waiting to be seated and we’d only been there for half an hour. I felt very rushed and that completely changed how I felt about the waitress. I’ve read other reviews where people have said the same about being rushed, and hope that isn’t a policy that the restaurant has in place because it could start having an impact on business. Other than the way things ended I would be willing to give this place one more try.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My friends and I met for a pre-theatre meal. The staff treated us great and we all enjoyed our food!! I will be going back! Our server was very attentive and fast 🤗

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

2nd time coming and each time I bring a different family and I'm never disappointed

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Lulu's is a gem that is a great place for a nice brunch on the weekends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was amazing! However, we drove over an hour after finding this restaurant online for brunch and unfortunately their system had overbooked reservations for 12:00 PM. We arrived and checked in at about 11:45 AM and were not seated until 12:30 PM. Making a reservation is definitely the way to go though because they stopped taking walk ins after they had so many reservations! Overall the service was good and we may would return again once they get the system worked out.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our food was delicious and our server was very attentive. The whole reservation thing seems to be more of a general suggestion than a sure thing, though. Place was crowded when we arrived at 11:15 and checked in. The hostess said there was one reservation ahead of us and she gestured to tables with checks on them and said it'd be about 11:30 til we were seated (our reservation time). No problem-perfect. But then we watched as two (separate) walk in parties came in at 11:30 and were seated at those tables. We questioned it, hostess was annoyed with us and were finally seated at 11:45. I'd need to understand the reservation policy before entertaining clients or colleagues.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

I had booked a reservation for my friend's birthday brunch and was not seated until 30 minutes after our reservation time. After finally being seated, we were quickly prompted to make a decision because they were, quote, "too busy". We had never been there before and were rushed to make our decisions. Despite the very loud atmosphere, the rushed service, feeling like a nuisance to the business, and receiving zero communication from the staff as to why we were seated so late, the only thing that saved the experience was our waitress. She was obviously flustered, but she still maintained a positive attitude and we loved her. Overall, if you are looking for a nice Sunday brunch to celebrate a special occasion, do not go here. Find somewhere that will seat you promptly and have a calm atmosphere.

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