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About Metzger Bar and Butchery

Seasonal, Rustic, and Modern European Cuisine. German ingredients and inspiration. Craft Cocktails, German Beers, Old world and Natural Wines. Casual Dining In Richmond''s Cool Union Hill Neighborhood. Menu Changes frequently, sample menu below subject to change!

801 N. 23rd St.
Richmond, VA 23223
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary German, Modern European

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Cedar St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 325-3147

Website:
http://www.metzgerbarandbutchery.com/

Catering:
Off site catering available for your next corporate or private event. events@metzgerbarandbutchery.com

Parking Details:
Plenty of on-street parking, small parking lot behind building.

Public Transit:
GRTC Bus 44 toward Fairmount, 23rd & M stop, walk one block north to 23rd & Cedar

Executive Chef:
Brittanny Anderson

Additional:
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wine Dinners, Business Lunches, Wedding Rehearsals, Birthdays, Graduation Parties, Holiday Parties and more events@metzgerbarandbutchery.com

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Details
Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Metzger Bar and Butchery Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Special Occasion (24)
Casual (21)
Authentic (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Fun (14)
Great Beer (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Cozy (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Romantic (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Hot Spot (8)
Business Meals (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Seasonal (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Organic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second visit and it did not disappoint. Always delicious, wonderful service, fun atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food marred by poor service and a poorly executed concept.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food had no flavor. Everyone in our party was very disappointed.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My favorite restaurant in RVA and that’s hard to do. The food is insane

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was really pleasantly surprised that there were a lot of options favoring those who prefer lesser amounts of meat. The meat that we did eat is really flavorful with interesting ingredient combinations. I felt I had a delicious healthy meal. Our waitress was wonderful. There was a runner though who wiped glasses a lot at the bar- she was less inclined to be helpful and When she carried our plate to the table, her fingertips were inside the bowl, instead of outside or underneath the plate! Despite that, I would definitely return to this restaurant. With so many choices abound, that is indeed a complement !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Friendly, attentive and knowledgeable waitstaff. Fabulous drinks and wonderful selection of wine. The highlight was the food! An amazing combination of ingredients and flavors. We had a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian, pork, fish and chicken! All so delicious! We are so happy and lucky to have this culinary gem in Richmond!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent food and service!! We ordered the charcuterie for two, the polenta with eggs, bacon, and bloody Mary's. All were delicious!! The servers and bartenders were very friendly and attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Quaint little place with a great atmosphere and creative menu. Only things I felt were off were the lighting and the menu. The lighting is a little dim, which normally would be fine, but being that the menu is in such small print and is printed so light it was damn near impossible to read. But excellent beer selection to compliment the menu and the fact that they even have underberg went a long way for me.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Terrific’s neighborhood restaurant with an updated German menu. Has a pleasing combination of creative modern takes along with some Teutonic classics Like schnitzel. Really notable for an outstanding collection of German beer with very knowledgeable wait staff who can recommend something new and/or pair with your food. The craft cocktails looked great as well although we did not have liver capacity to try any.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Metzgers consistently offers up some of the best meals in not just Richmond but the Mid-Atlantic region. For a German/Austrian inspired restaurant, their meals are creative, modern and unlike anything you'll find in RVA (or Munich!). Highly recommend being sure that your party orders different dishes and shares bites from each plate. This continues to be one of my family's favorites and never disappoints.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Creative, delicious, and different, Metzgers Bar and Butchery offers German-inspired food fit for special occasions but affordable enough for every day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Fun, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Too bad they got rid of the date night special on Wednesday. New three-course weekday menu isn't nearly as good a value. Food is great as always, but unfortunately will be coming here significantly less now : ( ...Plenty of other places to have a great meal during the week for a much more reasonable price.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Neighborhood bar feel, loud and kitchen table ambience.
Food was well done . The salmon had a good mix of texture and flavors. The chestnut soup was perfect for a good fall evening and the escarole salad was dressed perfectly. Quite loud , the menu was difficult to see but a nice evening!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

By far our favorite restaurant in RVA which is hard to do!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Delicious as always but seemed a little quieter since we went on a Thursday rather than a weekend night. Really appreciate the chef accommodating our low-carb requests!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Truly exceptional...as always. Schnitzel was fantastic.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This is our go to for any special occasion. They always have similar options on the menu but he preparation changes. It’s a bit tight for seating but overall one of my favorite spots on Richmond.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

My boyfriend and I came here for the first time for brunch and it may have been the best brunch I've had in RVA. Everything was delicious and perfectly prepared and the service was excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a great experience. It was our first time dining there and loved it from start to finish.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Tried Metzger for the first time during Richmond Restaurant Week. Our meals were very tasty for the most part. The Apple kuchen, one of three RRW dessert options, was dry and nearly flavorless. Service was friendly and efficient. Other than the disappointing dessert, we enjoyed a very fine meal at Metzger.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Off night for Metzger. Each course was just not on point. The meal was just ok, not good. Started with the soup, which was not hot, missing flavor, a little cinnamon would have helped. The main course, the beans were not cooked enough, still more hard not tender. The dessert, the oatmeal cookie was hard as a rock, totally over cooked. The service was fantastic. The food was a disappointment.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Metzger is a place we've been wanting to try and we were delighted with our dinner. The ambience is casually elegant, not stuffy, with dark wood and white tile and while the room is not large we were quite comfortable and did not feel at all crowded. Wines by the glass were few but well chosen. (I'm sure the beer menu is stellar, but wine is our preference.) Beet pierogi were a delicious starter, as was an escarole salad. A soup was served lukewarm, but still delicious. Metzger is known for its chicken schnitzel and it did not disappoint. Crisp but light, mustardy and very tender. Fluke with pistachios and figs was a wonderful blend of flavor and texture. Apple Kuchen for dessert was slightly dry, but still quite good. Our server was knowledgeable and kept the evening moving at a perfect pace. We will definitely be back: I can't wait to work my way through the rest of the menu!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Beautifully prepared creative dishes with thoughtful combinations of ingredients. Bar service is impeccable Everything was perfect to our taste, heavenly deserts light but totally satisfying. Excellent service

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 24, 2017

She had the schnitzel, I had the pork chop, both were incredible. highly recommend.

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Went there for our 5th anniversary. It was our second time there and we loved it just as much as the first time! The food is always amazing, and the service is excellent. Love this place!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Their menu was a 10/10 but now a 15 out of 10! Food is insane. The creative cocktails are off the chart. I cannot say enough about this place. Happy for it to be a 2 block walk

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Amazing meal as always!! They never disappoint! The chicken schnitzel with fennel salad was fantastic!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had brunch on Sunday. The menu was somewhat limited but nicely executed. The food was delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My in-laws were so impressed with the modern take on German cuisine! We had a lovely meal and some delicious and interesting wines I wouldn't have thought about on my own. Love the creativity of the menu, that always stays accessible.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This place has the most creative, delicious menu. It changes seasonally and I've never had a bad dish here. Great, professional service and fantastic cuisine. Love!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This was not my first visit to Metzger, but it has certainly exceeded my expectations each time. The food and service is always excellent. While there are a ton of amazing restaurants in Richmond, this has quickly become one of my favorites.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Really enjoyed the duck. Dinner was great as usual.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Is heard so much but never been. It's a pretty intimate setting. Everything was fantastic. Our server Krystle was so patient and well informed. She was so over the top it's like she could read my mind! I never had to ask for anything. The liver mousse was delightful. So savory ave fluffy. Great cheese options toI. She even brought us extra crustinis for our appetizer plate without us even asking. It seemed like each of the staff attended our table at least once. The food was incredible. The pork chop was HUGE. I'm pretty sure all the pasta was made in house because the spaetzle was the best I ever had and the gnocchi was top tier (possibly cooked in bacon fat?). The halibut was perfectly moist and I've never had cooked figs before but I could die happy tonight after that meal. Finished off with a dessert wine I've never had before. They didn't have any eiswein so I got the steindorfer instead, recommended by Krystle and it's just what I needed. Definitely going to spread the good word. Thanks for a solid meal

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Had a great meal with my folks here. Mom is German and she loved it all. She had the (massive) pork chop and my pop and I each had the chicken schnitzel. Well recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Always relaxing. The service is friendly and informed. The kitchen goes out of their way to accommodate. This restaurant defines comfort food with creativity as the key ingredient.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

I wanted so badly to like this place. Oysters were ok, the Bonne Bouche cheese was amazing!!! The chicken schnitzel was fair but there wasn't enough mustard so it was dry and the fennel salad wasn't dressed so it didn't really add much. The duck was cut in large chunks and served with a grilled head of the most bitter radicchio I've ever tasted. They were out of bread, two appetizers, two entrees, and two desserts. The menu is pretty small so this was a large portion of it that was 86'ed. I won't be back and it makes me sad because again, I REALLY wanted to like it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Metzger's never fails to impress! This is one of my favorite restaurants, so I have been here many times, but it was my boyfriends first time here. He was super impressed with his schnitzel and the Mette. I had the stuffed squid, which was equally amazing! We already said we are coming here again for our next big date night :)

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Love the place. We come over from Midlothian and it's always a treat. The food and service are top notch.
Our one disappointment is that they have discontinued the Wednesday Date Night menu. Will we go back? ABSOLUTELY!

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We dined on a Sunday night. It was very relaxing, and the service was outstanding. The pate is homemade, and it was better than any I have tasted in my life. Everything was great, from the rockfish to the corn soup.

Tags: Organic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

Hands down best place in town. I just heard they're opening a second restaurant and I can't wait to try it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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