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About LuLu's

LuLu's is available for private parties or catering. Please call us or send an e-mail with your inquiry.

Listed in OpenTable's "Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America" for 2015, 2016, and 2017

Reservation Policy:
Please plan for your entire party to be present at the scheduled time of your reservation. Incomplete or late parties may not be seated.

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

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Breakfast

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Main Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
Mike McClure

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, 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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (73)
Casual (52)
Neighborhood Gem (36)
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Fit for Foodies (35)
Fun (33)
Comfort Food (31)
Sunday Lunch (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Creative Cuisine (28)
Great for Lunch (23)
Special Occasion (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Authentic (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Cozy (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
People Watching (17)
Good for Groups (15)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Business Meals (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Great Beer (2)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined a day ago

My family and I had a great first experience at LuLu's! We made a reservation and the diner was very quick at getting us seated on time. We enjoyed all of the creative menu options and were able to find something for everyone. The food came out very fast and fresh. Everything we ordered was delicious and the plates went back empty. The only issue we had with our visit was the ambient noise, but that's not the restaurants fault. Just be forewarned that you may not be able to have a fluid conversation. Overall an outstanding experience and we will be back very soon! Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch was excellent. First time there Will definitely try dinner sometime

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

The meals were wonderful, the service could not have been better. There is construction going on outside the restaurant which made gaining access difficult so plan in a little more time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentines Day dinner prefix menu was affordable and absolutely delicious! Service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Very nice atmosphere, great food and service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great brunch menu! The hostess was kind of rude, but the server was very nice and provided great service! Our food was great!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Went there for brunch. Food was delicious! Had the corned beef hash and friend chicken and red velvet waffles. They both were yummy. The corned beef was fresh and the red velvet waffles were nicely dense. I'd def come back when in town again.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a 10:00 Sunday brunch reservation but waited over 20 minutes to be seated. Similar-in-size-parties that arrived after ours were seated before us. The hostess was unpleasant and unapologetic, and her excuse for our wait was she was waiting for tables to be bussed and cleaned. The restaurant was too warm and noisy. Once we were seated, our server, Jen, was terrific, and our meals were very good -- everything from the chicken and biscuits, to the BLT, the TOA omelette, as well as the Huevos Rancheros (photo). The Bloody Mary was okay, nothing special.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food I highly recommend LuLu's went with 4 and they all loved their meal

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Lovely hostess accommodated our late arrival from out of town and need for a quieter table.

Server was good - we were not rushed even though they were busy.

Food was goo.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent as always!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Chicken and waffles were amazing as usual! Bloody's always on point.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The waitress called LuLu's "Millie's little sister". True enough. Both serve hearty food with an elegant spin in a casual atmosphere. But little sister takes reservations for brunch, and that's an awesome thing for those of us who like to plan ahead and avoid standing in long lines. The Pomegranate Mule and red velvet shortcake are extraordinary! The Shockoe Florentine was also excellent--perfectly poached egg and delicious pimento cheese sauce. The artwork of the Main
Street train station is a great nod to the neighborhood.
We'll be back for dinner next time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great experience will be returning soon

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had reservations for Sunday brunch and were seated within 10 minutes. The hostess was fabulous handling all of the walk ins and reservation patrons. Our brunch was one of the best I've experienced in Richmond. It was a great celebration of my Mother's 83rd birthday! Order the bread pudding..........WOW!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I know (and LOVE) Lulu's for their amazing brunch but I recently had the pleasure of enjoying a fantastic dinner at Lulu's as well. The food and service were both excellent. The brussels sprouts appetizer was delicious. My husband loved his bacon wrapped pork tenderloin and the seafood risotto was simply amazing! Our server Olta was great. Very friendly and knowledgable about the food and drink options. I ordered a martini and she asked if I'd like to try their pickle version made with spicy pickle juice. So good! If you've been to Lulu's for brunch you know it's a fairly loud and fun atmosphere...dinner on the other hand was quiet, romantic and perfect. :)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went around 12:30pm for brunch and it was super busy, but we were seated right away. The atmosphere was casual and lively. The food was amazing! We got the corn beef hash and the chicken biscuit, which both were both amazingly delicious! Totally worth it! We will definitely go back to try the other dishes and bring our other friends. :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

If you haven't been there before you really have to be looking for this place to find it. There was a lot of construction on 17th Street so that section between Main & Franklin was closed and the sign over the sidewalk is pretty nondescript; - circled the block a few times and finally had to be dropped off and walk in the rain. Went there for Sunday Brunch and arrived about 15 mins ahead of our reservation time but we were greeted and seated right away. The hostess and waitress were very courteous and attentive and seemed well acquainted with the menu. The restaurant itself is pretty small so I was glad that I made a reservation ahead of time. The food was good and the overall atmosphere while noisy is very friendly and relaxed. If you live in and around downtown it's definitely worth a look but probably not worth the 20-30 minute drive from the west end. I might return but only after the construction on 17th Street is finished.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Went for sunday brunch date. Even first thing there was an energetic atmosphere. Service was prompt and attentive even though seats were filling fast. Had breakfast specials that were so good. Buttery biscuits, eggs cooked perfectly, great coffee and perfect mimosa.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 28, 2018

First I will say the food was absolutely amazing!! I had the TOA omelette with home fries and a side of bacon. The home fries were seasoned extremely well and the omelette was packed with cheese which I loved. My only complaint was that I stood at the door for about 45secs before the hostess acknowledged me. I arrived at 9am so no one else was there waiting when I walked in. She turned around when I came in then she went back clicking away on the iPad. Eventually I was seated and the rest was all good. I’ll definitely be returning!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My favorite brunch place in Richmond. No matter the celebration, we always choose to come to Lulus! Delicious food, great service and a killer Bloody Mary. Can’t go wrong with anything you order here!

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food choices, good coffee and exceptional service in an extremely popular and crowded restaurant . Noise level loud but can be tuned out. Will be great even better when construction is completed, parking was difficult.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved the food, loved the ambiance, service could have been better, but all in all worth it for the amount of food for the price and the atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful Brunch...very creative and unique menu, wonderfully prepared. The specialty drinks were also great and service was very attentive. We drove of Fairfax and very much worth the drive. We can not wait to go back. We are shocked we found it before Guy Fieri of the Food Channel. Just Awesome!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Healthy, Spicy, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was phenomenal and the atmosphere was light and fun. Perfect fit for a restaurant in Shockoe Bottom. Best brunch we’ve had!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 21, 2018

LuLu's is a gem! I've been going here for years and always suggest this as a brunch spot for friends and family. The food is incredible! I have yet to have something that wasn't delicious. If you haven't been, you're missing out!

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

LuLus is a fun restaurant with a great brunch menu and cocktails. The food was great. I've only been there for brunch, so can't speak to anything else. It is loud, but not more than many other restaurants. I recommend it as a great brunch destination.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service, food, atmosphere and other guests were AWESOME! The food was absolutely delicious. The bartender was EXCELLENT!

You have to try the Janes River Martini. The pickle is the bonus!

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service was good, but nothing to rave about. Restaurant was not very crowded for a Saturday evening. A lot of construction going on all around it which makes parking and finding the place a little more difficult. It will be in a nice location once the Farmers Market construction is finished.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Visited LuLu’sfor the second time last weekend. The food was amazing and the atmosphere screams millennial!!! They have great mimosas as well! I will def be returning!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

One of our favorite brunch spots in Richmond. Great food with a fun ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The drinks were a little pricey but were made well for everyone in my party. Our waitress was extremely accommodating and did a great job as well......everyone in my group thoroughly enjoyed their dishes from the Atlantic omelet to the biscuits and gravy everything was delicious! Especially the red velvet waffles! Will Definitely be dining here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Love LuLu's! If you're going for brunch, definitely try to make a reservation and save yourself some waiting time. That being said, if you don't have a reservation and you're holding out for bar seats, the hosts and bartenders are very helpful and keep an eye out for seats opening up and don't let people who just walked in hop in front of you. I've sat at the bar and at a table at LuLu's, and as a former bartender, I prefer the bar seating if you only have 2 or 3 people in your party.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We went for brunch, were sat immediately. Coffee was great, server was upbeat. We were checked on periodically with refills and such. My chicken and red velvet waffles was really awesome. My friend got the huevos rancheros, which he said could use more salsa and the over easy eggs were overcooked. But all in all, a fun brunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious! Such an awesome menu! All of us had trouble deciding what to get because everything looked so good! Everyone was completely happy with their brunch selection! Great selection of delicious cocktails as well!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great treat for a Sunday breakfast. Great food and quick, efficient service. Get the biscuits!

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The risotto isn’t risotto. It’s sticky rice with a ladle full of butter dumped over it. Pricey for the quality.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food!! Loved it and will return!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

A few of my old coworkers and I went to brunch to catch up and had a great time. The food was pretty good and our waitress was cool. Definitely try the chicken and red velvet waffles and always make a reservation!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love Eating at LuLus!! Food is always good as is he service, love the bacon Bloody Mary

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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