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Metzger Bar and Butchery

4.9
4.9
861 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary German
Contemporary German inspired cuisine from award winning chef Brittanny Anderson. Modern twists on classic German, French, Italian,
Austrian & European cuisine. Known for our Schnitzel, Charcuterie, Cheese and other seasonal fare. Delicious homemade desserts. German and Austrian wine from small producers, old world regional specialties, & natural wines. Unique craft cocktails hand made by our bartenders, house made infusions & syrups, eclectic spirit list, rare whiskey, rum, amaro, gin, whisky, scotch, cane & agave spirits. German beer program featuring lagers, bock and hefe weizen. Rotating drafts featuring hazy IPAs. Local cultural hot spot with energetic, social atmosphere. Great for birthday or anniversary. Fresh, locally sourced produce. Dinner T-Sun. and Brunch Sunday AM for luxury dining or expeditious business meal. Reservations recommended, not required. Elegant private dining and full restaurant buyouts available.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary German, Modern European, German

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (804) 325-3147

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Brittanny Anderson

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Metzger Catering & Events will work with you to provide a highly customized, seasonal, and delicious menu for your event, creating an experience that will highlight the beauty of the season and the importance of your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 399-2485

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    Cedar St.

  • 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

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • New Years Eve Prix Fixe

    $100.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join us for a fabulous 3 course menu on New Year's Eve. Options are offered for each course. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Menu includes sparkling wine toast on arrival.

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What 861 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome brunch! Made the restaurant more accessible to try. Friendly staff!
  2. D

    Dave

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    SO good! Metzger’s is a rare gem in the RVA dining scene. Such amazing food, excellent service from a cool staff and a cozy, welcoming environment.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    You can’t just say “beef cheek” and charge $38. Sorry guys, that’s not how that works. I expected at LEAST double the portion that I got (for the most expensive item on the menu 🙄). And for a GOULASH, no less! My date’s schnitzel portion was oversized, but that’s nothing to really complain about. Service was great! But whoever’s running the kitchen has their head wayyy up their @$$. I’m coming from LA, where most lunches for 2 ppl are $50+, and this felt like just as much of a ripoff 🤷‍♂️
  4. LB

    LisaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. Brussel sprouts with sweet and sour mustard was fantastic.
  5. l

    lookingforwardtoreturn

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Given the circumstances, we had a lovely evening (the circumstances being that the place was absolutely overwhelmed!) We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and there wasn't even any place to stand indoors to wait. It would have been nice if staff could have unlocked some chairs chained to the outdoor tables so that we could have sat down while waiting, but in all fairness, I don't think they even had a chance to breathe. When we were finally seated, service was quick, very friendly and absolutely accurate. Splitting the grilled radicchio was the perfect starter before our chicken schnitzels. The chicken was so moist and the coating perfectly crisp. I only wish there had been a bit more cheesey goodness on top, but my arteries would disagree. Tiny potatoes cooked just right rounded out the dish. Three staff members with whom we interacted were professional and gracious. I wish this was my neighborhood joint but will have to settle for the occasional visit.
  6. N

    Nice

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and innovative food, attentive and wonderful staff and a unique wine list.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, staff, and ambiance
  8. RV

    RobV

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service. Bartender came directly to our table for cocktail orders. Quiet atmosphere with plenty of room between tables. Adequate parking.

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded 4 days agoThanks for the review!

  9. JL

    JoeL

    Boise

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there and wasn’t disappointed. Cozy, with excellent brunch offering and outstanding service. Real good Bloody Mary too. Can’t wait to try for dinner

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded 4 days agoThanks for the review!

  10. MG

    MichelleG

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, ambiance and the entire waitstaff was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Our bartender Justin was incredible! Highly recommend!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded 4 days agoThanks for the review!

  12. JJ

    JoJoBean

    Richmond

    117 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    117 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Metzger's when it opened, but stopped going because the chairs were SO uncomfortable. We actually brought our own cushions a few times. I finally saw some pictures that showed new chairs! So we returned, which was great. The new chairs are a gigantic improvement. Wish we'd known sooner. Our dinner was excellent. It was so nice to be able to choose a great German red wine for once. My husband really enjoyed his chicken schnitzel, although we'd love a veal option for that dish. I felt adventurous and chose a very strange sounding dish with large mushrooms (forgot their name), spaetzel, kale, and a soft boiled egg. Weird, right? But it was delicious! We'll be back -- never doubted the food quality, just the chairs.
  13. C

    Chapel

    Richmond

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The Maitake mushroom entree was exceptional! And, the greens side dish was very good and big enough for two.
  14. N

    Nell

    Baltimore

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great local & special occasion place.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Ordered steak medium rare and it was raw, but I’d rather have it over cooked than undercooked I guess.
  16. DD

    DavidD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite greater Richmond area restaurant. Amazing food!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!!
  18. NA

    NathalieA

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service at this place never disappoints. Food is always incredible as well. Truly one of our favorite restaurants!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I visited Metzger on a whim and had one of the best dining experiences of my life. Ambience was warm and cozy. Service was perfect. Most of all, the kitchen knows exactly what they’re doing. The food was flavorful, seasonal, visually stunning, perfectly seasoned down to the last flake of salt. What a treat!
  20. SB

    SueB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Metzger was terrific. We had a vegan diner with us and they made several delicious accommodations for him. Unlike many places that act as if a vegan is from outer space, this butchery was extremely welcoming and happy to demonstrate its creativity. Our only criticism was that all dishes were heavily salted. Still good but could use a little less sodium.
  21. S

    Stropertre

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a really great spot in Church Hill. We had made a reservation, and got a great window seat. I got a German Fest Beer which was delicious. We had a charcuterie plate that was excellent. My wife had the radicchio salad and I got Chicken Schnitzel. Both were outstanding. We also had a delicious chocolate pear crisp. Service was friendly and efficient. Prices were moderate. We would return.
  22. EE

    EllenE

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service Outdoor dining lovely Good delicious!
  23. J

    Jeannie

    Richmond

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again and always, I’m thankful this restaurant exists and in my neighborhood! Perfect in every sense of the word.
  24. m

    mayfly19

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Metzger's! Service was great, food was top notch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. The schnitzel it’s must get. The cocktails and wine were really good too. Really wasn’t all that expensive either!
  26. LC

    LeslieC

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin was amazing. Super attentive and informative. The food is consistantly amazing every time.
  27. ED

    ElizabethD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Metzger's consistently provides beautifully seasoned, creative dishes. The desserts are BRILLIANT!!!! No matter how unlikely the combination of flavors(FUNNEL cakes? !!Grape sorbet? With nuts, honey and mint???!!!) the result is light and delicate. The waitstaff is warm, prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable. I can't recommend Metzger's enough.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  29. ER

    ElizabethR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best food we have eaten in RVA--absolutely amazing.
  30. WW

    WilliamW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful German-inspired cuisine with fresh Southern farm-to-table ingredients. Charming aesthetic and location; extremely friendly service. Well worth the visit and look forward to returning!
  31. D

    Dorian

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, excellent service! The usual…
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and everything was just perfect!!
  33. m

    mkg4

    Miami

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered was delicious. The pierogi special and the fried long beans were a highlight! The place was very empty on an early Tuesday evening, but it was a nice atmosphere nonetheless. Service was great. Would definitely recommend!
  34. M

    Morgie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Upscale dishes with unique combinations, and delicious signature drinks!
  35. TG

    ToddG

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Charcuterie was nice along with the Chicken Schnitzel which was cooked perfect and very tasty
  36. JJ

    JoeJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    easily one of the best, most complete meals I have had in the 12 years I've lived in Richmond.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner for our anniversary! The house sparkling wine was excellent, and we highly recommend, along with the chicken schnitzel !
  38. TT

    TammyT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything from the cocktail, the heirloom tomato salad, the cantelope and crab, the schnitzel and the pound cake! Our server was a joy! Thanks for a great evening out!

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded on August 23, 2022Glad you had a great time and enjoyed the food, hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the review!

  39. A

    Aman

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch … who doesn’t love brunch? So of course our attitude was especially high just walking in. Now a moment of honesty - we live a block away and find ourselves at Metzger’s regularly so I knew what to expect. But joining us were my daughter and her husband and my youngest son. For my son the schnitzel and eggs was the best meal he had with us all summer. I ordered the same and while I intended to bring home half of it, I found myself nearly licking the plate (it was enough for 2 people). Everything ordered was equally good (the peach galette - superb and the tomato and peach with dukes mayo dish was even more surprising (in a good way). As always - well done Metzger! We will be back.

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded on August 23, 2022Thanks for all the kind words and great review. Hope you and your family will join us again soon!

  40. c

    cherieee

    New England

    163 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    163 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful tomato salad and the excellent duck and strip steak. My husband raved the best strip he ever had. Also enjoyed the house wine and the service was excellent too. Limited menu but that is what makes each dish special!

    Metzger Bar and ButcheryResponded on August 23, 2022Thanks we're glad you had such a nice time. Hope to see you again soon!

FAQs

Metzger Bar and Butchery is rated 4.9 stars by 861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Metzger Bar and Butchery

801 N. 23rd St., Richmond, VA 23223

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cedar St.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary German, Modern European, German

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Brittanny Anderson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 325-3147

  • Catering

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

  • Private party facilities

    Metzger Catering & Events will work with you to provide a highly customized, seasonal, and delicious menu for your event, creating an experience that will highlight the beauty of the season and the importance of your special occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 399-2485

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