Postbellum

4.6
192 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
  • Gluten Free Options
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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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/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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TD
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First time here - we were on a mission for

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YH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fried green tomatoes. We’d have ordered more, but our entrees came pretty quickly. Same w the main courses- shrimp and grits, lemon chicken and the steak were great. The drinks were pretty spectacular too- mezcal and a margarita. Creme brûlée for dessert- can’t wait to go back again.

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P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Pleasant restaurant. Food was good as well as the service but the noise level is too high. Difficult to talk to each other.

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S
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Beautiful space. Very friendly and helpful bartender. Waitstaff friendly. Food is very good. Overall, very nice experience. We'll be back.

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CM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. Most of our party had the hash with sausage. Perfectly basted eggs . Scotch egg excellent. Friendly and great service. Oddly quite empty for Sunday brunch-but I am told this is not the norm.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There was zero recognition by our server that we we're celebrating a birthday. Very disappointing. Food was good. Service was otherwise fine.

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a large party that they easily accommodated for brunch/lunch on a Saturday. Service was very friendly, banana bread muffin special and coffee cake were particularly good, but everyone was happy with what they ordered.

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AB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for date night and were glad we did! The food was amazing. I highly recommend the Honey Butter Fried Chicken. You will not be disappointed!

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OT
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good food and excellent service. Although inside was a little loud and outside had very little shade on a sunny day it was a good experience overall.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing! The wait staff was very kind and took very good care of us!

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SR
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Ask for Chloe to be your wait staff. She is smart, fun, and able to assist a lunatic group of people who have interesting decision-making skills. Food was excellent. Slightly too loud for the older crowd, but great for younger folks. Try a pretzel!

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M
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was looking forward to homemade bread but it did not impress me. Some seemingly store bought Italian bread with butter melted in it and some dry,crumbly corn bread. What did impress me was the cornmeal dusted snap peas. AHMAZING! Ordered the chickpea fritters but I felt they lacked flavor even with the dip options. The pub menu had better options in my opinion for appetizers. Nachos are a must as are the honey truffle frites and pina loco mules!

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AB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Place was not too busy. We were seated quickly and our waitress was very kind and offered good information. The dry fried sugar snap peas were good but a little too much. The chickpea fritters were also good, but nothing special. The brownie cake dessert had excellent coconut cream, but otherwise was just ok. Now, the drinks were excellent. Overall, the whole dinner and experience was just average.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Postbellum - the first time a group of ten and this time a group of three. All of the food was excellent both times. The service was outstanding on our second visit- very friendly, professional and courteous. Telling our friends about our experience and will definitely be back!

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VD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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T
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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KC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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MR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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k
Richmond
77 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

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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HT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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RV
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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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DD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

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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v
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

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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DP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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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JM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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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VA
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

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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d
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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HF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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SC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

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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OT
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

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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m
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

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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AL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

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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g
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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