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Postbellum

4.3
178 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
A menu that pays homage to Postbellum era cooking methods and recipes modernized and prepared with fresh and local ingredients. Dining accommodations are available for large groups. Dinner guests are welcome in our main dining room and "supply" room (private dining available) or enjoy an evening on our street level covered patio (limited seating and availability). Join us for brunch on weekends, or for dinner until 10pm. Open late every night with a late night menu until 1am. Craft cocktails, wine (draft wine and full bottle selection), and 26 craft beers on draft.
Stop by our supply room to find a craft beer or wine to take home after joining us for dinner.
***Opentable reservations not valid for rooftop seating. Reservations that opt to dine on our rooftop deck will be considered a "no-show" if not canceled or adjusted at least an hour in advance.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm-1:00am; Lunch: Monday-Friday: 3:30pm-5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-5:00pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 353-7678
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kevin Church
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Catering
Catering is available for groups of all sizes. From platters to full service dinners, please contact us and we would be happy to serve you at your next event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Harvie
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Parking details
Parking is available on the streets surrounding Postbellum, or in any private lot labeled "Eck Properties" after 5pm or on weekends.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 178 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Took my hubby to Postbellum for Father's day brunch- looking for something different and veg leaning. We found it! Lots of veg and vegan choices. Hub had the vegan biscuits and gravy- gorgeous food! Fluffy huge, house made biscuits layered with vegan sausage and tomatoes then smothered with gravy. I had the asparagus, goat cheese omlette which came with yummy blistered cherry tomatoes folded in and sided with nice fried red potatoes and onions. They have a mimosa/ bloody Mary bar at brunch, so you can order your preferred shot or bubbles and mix it to your liking. The ambience was okay, a bit stark but fine. Our service was also fine but got a bit slower as we wound down. All in all, we really enjoyed our meal and will try Postbellum again- certainly for brunch and maybe for lunch or dinner.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Overall we had a nice dinner. The menu is limited but very good! The fried chicken sandwich was one of the best ever and salmon salad also excellent. Go for casual dinner and don’t expect a wide range of entrees and you will enjoy! The drink choices are different and fun!!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was fabulous. The service was wonderful. It's a great place!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We love this restaurant. Here for Mother’s Day. Excellent service, great food, and wonderful ambiance! We will continue to come often!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

It’s was Mother’s Day. My mother in-law has a broken femur and they made sure to accommodate us with the appropriate type of seating. Prices were reasonable and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend and revisit. Service was great too.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Overall 4.5 stars. Enjoyable brunch experience with concise and tasty menu and excellent service. Would have given 5 stars except for the noise level. Brick/tile floor with no sound absorption = loud.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was excellent, as well as service! Everyone was very polite!! I loved the atmosphere, too!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Haven't been to Post Bellum in years, was disappointed that they no longer serve their ghost pepper wings; had hoped to try them again. Tried another spicy dish but it wasn't spicy, it was mild. Overall, good atmosphere and service. Would go back again to try other options on the menu.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Shrimp and Grits were to die for. Also, had a bite of the divine fried chicken.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic place, great service, great food. The best scotch eggs ever.

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

All I can say is meh. We were there to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday. First, we were seated at a table next to the front door and front desk. When we asked for a quieter table away from the entrance we were moved to the patio. Service was inconsistent, we sat at the table for ten minutes watching other people who came after us get table service before our waiter appeared. The food prep was inconsistent. My husband's vegetarian dish was good, but my chick pea fritter order was served with pita bread that was doughy and uncooked. When we asked for ice cream options, they were underwhelming, options included peanut butter and jelly flavored ice cream? Not likely to return for second visit.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We had a delightful experience at Post Bellum! Our booth by the window fit the 6 of us perfectly! Our waitress was enthusiastic, ready to give suggestions and checked in on us just the right number of times. The food was amazing.. I seriously enjoyed my shrimp and grits.. The best ever! My companions had the butter chicken.. They all raved!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

If you're looking for a restaurant that has a menu that features four pages of beverages but only one of actual entrees, this might be the place for you. The menu was limited and unique. I ordered a burger and asked for it to be "medium well". It came out burnt. The waiter was a bit flighty and confused. He couldn't answer basic questions about the menu. I asked what "antler sauce" was on the burger and he said it was "kind of like big mac sauce at McDonalds". We kept having to flag him down and more than once had to ask another staff member to either get him or help us out. Dessert took a very long time to arrive and when it did, they didn't bring my husband's order. We had paid the checks and were ready to leave when someone finally brought his dessert. So, unfortunately, I would not recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

We had dinner before a show at the Altria Theater, and many others were doing the same thing, so it was extra busy on a Wednesday night-in fact it was super loud. The room we were in was closed up and had a high ceiling, so no where for the noise to go-I could not hear a thing by the time we left.
The food was OK-lots of little menus/bar food were emphasized instead of standard entrees. There were several veggie and gluten free options, but they were fried and rich, not super healthy.
Might go back if I were in the area again, but wouldn't make a special trip.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Horrible service, slow no one knew what was going on, the hostess was clueless.” I don’t know when a table will be available” Well…that’s really your ONE job, right? Made reservations on open table fro outside seating, was seated inside, next to the loud bar…. They told me "to go to the roof and check if a table is available" I'm footing a $150+ bill and you can't call upstairs in your own restaurant? The food arrived cold and 5 minutes between the first person to the last person being served (there were only 5 of us)...so you just sit there staring at your cold food waiting or being rude…..

I would never return. Ever.

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1.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I am typically pretty low maintenance when it comes to dining as I’m in the restaurant industry and I know the challenges all restaurants face. This was by far the worst experience I have had in years. The entire staff was scattered and disorganized. The appetizer plates were still on our table when the woman brought our main course and looked at us like it was our fault the plates were in the way. The food was cold when it came to the table. We reluctantly sent it back and when it came around again, it wasn’t any warmer. The staff continued to struggle with everything. After paying the bill, I asked to speak to the manager. Waited over 5 minutes and he never came down from upstairs. Never going back to this place!

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

My husbands dinner never came and then when the waitress tried to fix the issue she brought a totally different meal.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Enjoyed the brunch at Postbellum before going to the Altria- and it was wonderful. The food was delicious, the cocktails yummy and the service excellent. Would definitely go there again.

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

We came here before seeing a play at Altria. Husband asked for one of their specialty drinks. Bartender couldn’t make it because “vermouth ratio was off”. Husband asked for one their draft beers listed for the day. Nope. Not tapped yet. Finally ordered a gin and tonic. Looked at menu. Kinda weird. We left and ate a Graffiato.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

The service was great! The server provided well thought answers to our questions and provided some great recommendations.

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2018

It took a long time to get our order in and then a long time for the food to be served.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Our server was less than stellar. Tried a couple of times and failed to describe the Filo Dough Dessert, hovered at times and disappeared at other times. The expediter that brought our cheese tray with a "trainee" actually needed our assistance at identifying the contents of the appetizer. The staff was overtly casual and, while I am aware that is the vibe of Postbellum, I am sure that the owners and chef would not take kindly to the lack of genuine hospitality we experienced. It was as if I was dropping in on my daughter in her college dorm. The kids were all very nice but they struggled at seamless service. The Brussels Sprouts were AH-Mazing, though.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

I have no real complaints with the food or the quality of the service. I just used Postbellum because they made it seem like they could accommodate a party of 9, where the booth they placed us at could fit maybe 6 adults comfortably.

Three of our party had to sit at a different table, which lessened the overall experience. The food was delicious though

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Went for brunch, the usptairs patio which was so cute unfortunately had no unbrellas so was unbearable in the afternoon sun. The other two people I was with had omelettes and one ordered bacon and the other mushroom(shes a vegitarian), the server brought the food out and said “the mushroom” and handed her a plate. After several bites she realized that the omellete was actually bacon and the mushroom one had been given to our friend as the “bacon one” and she had not realized either. This was very upsetting for my vegetarian friend who was visiting from out of town. WORST OF ALL my meal.... the southern benedict or whatever its called. The sausage and bisquits were ice cold the first time so I had to send it back. When it came back the hollandaise was so beyond greasy watery and runny. It was a pale beige color with visible bubbles from where the egg been whisked. Upon tasting it it was so greasy and buttery i couldnt eat it at all. It soaked into the bisquits unfortunately ruining them too, I’ve worked at a restaurant and I know what hollandaise should look like and that is NOT it. The sausage however was phenomenal. I realize that this is really a lunch/dinner place so thats fine. And the other people I was with enjoeyed their food despite the mix up which is why I gave it 3 stars overall. I would go back but definitely not for brunch.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was great; service was excellent; WAY TOO LOUD. And we reserved outdoor seating on Open Table--but when we got there there were no tables available. so we had to sit inside. Why offer that reservation option then?

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Delicious & unique menu items... Great atmosphere.. impeccable service!

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had made a reservation for outside when I arrived for my 7pm reservation they told me it would be another 40 minuets. Hostess was not very friendly and staff didn’t know menu well.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Prompt seating. Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Nice venue with a good vibe...service was excellent (though started off a little slow...was at the table nearly ten minutes before anyone came over). I ordered the steak and eggs during a brunch visit. The meal was prepared exactly as ordered even with a substitution I made. Unfortunately the quality of their NY Strip was less than desirable—-was not tender at all. I wasn’t expecting Filet Mignon, but I was expecting a better cut of meat—less chewy. It looked like NY Strip but tasted like brisket. My companion enjoyed his meal—-especially the cocktails. So I definitely will give it another try.

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Birthday dinner for one of the 6 people in the group. Not so much as a happy birthday to her. That’s fine. Not required but a nice touch had they acknowledged that. What’s the point of clicking Birthday on open table if they don’t look at it or care. 2nd issue- 3 people in the group could not get French fries because the restaurant ran out. Find this unacceptable as it was a Saturday night and the Final Four basketball games were on. With a major television event you should plan on there being more traffic than usual. However the place was dead so not sure why they ran out. A bar should never run out of French fries. 3rd issue- the waiter was bad. Think his name was Brandon. We asked “how much do the mules cost?” Pretty standard question since the restaurant has a special sheet just for mules that comes out with the drink menu. His response “I have no idea but I can check”. Why do you have no idea? He also never wrote anything down so was constantly coming back to the table to double check things with us. 4th issue- we got our appetizers brought out to the table but still had no silverware. Had to ask for that. Final issue (that I can remember) - the checks were not divided up correctly. Those had to be redone. Overall it was an absolutely terrible experience for any night much less someone’s birthday. My wife and I were embarrassed we recommended the place.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very good food. Very trendy. Good drink menu

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had a double date brunch before going to a show at Altria. First time for all of us at Postbellum and we all loved the food which came out quickly and was amazing. It took about 10-15 minutes though to even have our server visit our table. Drinks were slow to arrive and made it just minutes ahead of our food. Our server was very nice though, and I would certainly go back!

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This restaurant used to be my favorite restaurant in Richmond. The past couple times we have gone, it’s been terrible. Slow service, bad table, decent food. They used to have a larger menu and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great experience for Sunday brunch with Bloody Mary bar! Def. will return.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent brunch and bloodies. We would have liked the music a little quieter...it was morning after all.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Postbellum never disappoints! Delicious food, including gluten-free options, like the Southern Onion Soup and Chickpea Fritters; a fabulous beer and cider list; and excellent service — thank you, Ben, for taking such wonderful care of us. We will be back the next time — and every time — we pass through Richmond.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The steak was cooked to a perfect medium rare as ordered. Their spin on French onion soup (Southern onion soup) was quite good as well. My girlfriend ordered the squash salad and vegan mixed grill and was quite pleased with both. The brownie is a must-order. Service was quite fast and courteous.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We go and make a meal out of truffle fries, Brussels sprouts, and gnocchi, the pimento cheese burger really good to :)

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

This was my third time there and the food and drinks and service are always great. Waiter was pleasant and friendly and attentive, but not intrusive. We spent over 1.5 hours enjoying each course and drink and didn't feel rushed at all. The food was wonderful and dessert was great. Great beer and cocktails. Definitely would recommend and will come again!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Delightful meal pre-theater. Jason was very pleasant and made sure we were able to keep our time.

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