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1609, New Kent, VA

1609

4.3
4.3
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
At 1609, we pay homage to Virginia’s rich horse racing history by proudly applying age-old culinary techniques to create unique blends and flavors that capture the essence of the Commonwealth. From Sir Archy, considered the father of All-American Thoroughbreds, to 1973 Triple Crown Champion, Secretariat, we recognize the grit and determination of the Colonist, as well as the renowned Virginian owners and trainers. That said, there is nothing more personal than breaking bread and sharing memories from home. Through our signature Southern cuisine and flavorful fare, we proudly honor individuals from seven nations coming together to share their racing experience.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 557-5593
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Here at 1609 at Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming Emporium, our expansive and unique setting allows us to offer facilities to accommodate group dining with intimate dinner suites, restaurant buyouts, and banquets in our ballroom. Our spacious venue also allows us to host meetings, tradeshows, executive break outs, team building, birthdays, receptions, weddings and more. Our dedicated special events team is looking forward to helping you plan a fun and exciting outing! Contact Noel Mahler at (804) 557-5478 or nmahler@colonialdowns.com
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at no charge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

46 Reviews
  1. LarryR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    1609 Restaurant is possibly the best restaurant in New Kent County. This was our second dinner there and the quality and quantity of the food is exceptional. Amanda, our server, is very personable and attentive without being intrusive. The entire staff is friendly; your are greeted with a smile and warm "hello!". I had the shrimp and grits for dinner. Five large grilled shrimp were tender with a smoky flavor. The grits were well cooked yet firm and not mushy. I had the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. It was a huge serving. The cake was moist and dense with a deep chocolate flavor. Ask for a table at the window overlooking the track. Even when there are no races, the view over the two ponds is wonderful with Canada geese coming and going. I realize this restaurant is at a horse racing track but that takes nothing away from the restaurant. If I could request any changes it would be table cloths and dimmer lighting.

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  2. garyz

    Richmond

    135 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Really really disappointing. Food was cold. Prices were a bit high. Waitress was kind but we had to wait a very long time for each item. Pork shank was way too salty and clearly leftovers from previous evenings. Vegetables tasteless. We opted out on dessert. It’s a casino! It is not an inviting restaurant as pictured on open table. Oh, and lots and f cigarette smoke at the entrance. So much so our clothes smelled of tobacco smoke when we got home. They really need to do some major changes.

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  3. PaulaT

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was outstanding and our server Amanda was amazing! We will definitely be back!

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  4. DaleD

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Ok..................................................just ok

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  5. ShaunH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was outstanding. This was our second visit and it was just as good as the first.

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  6. DeeM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience Eric and his wife were a great team!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food option in New Kent. Food quality, presentation, and service were excellent. Limited menu options (surprised to see there was no steak or pasta option). Prices are a bit high. The hourly announcements from Rosie’s downstairs were a little annoying. Overall, glad to have an upscale food option in New Kent!

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  8. PatriciaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was very impressed by 1609. I will probably come again. The waiter was excellent!

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  9. DaveC

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    This restaurant has a long way to go in order to reach "casino" style luxury. Didn't mind spending $20 per plate for Thanksgiving dinner BUT what we received was NOT a $20 meal! 6 adults, 1 child ate at a cost of $320 while 6 adults at a Casino in a neighboring state had a 4 star all you could eat buffet for $118! You tell me what's wrong with that picture. While we LOVE Rosie's being available in Virginia we will not return to 1609.
    1609Responded on December 4, 2019
    Hi Dave, thank you so much for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your Thanksgiving meal did not did not meet your expectations. We take your input with serious consideration and will discuss further with our team. We hope you had a great holiday and would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

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  10. BrettF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    What was advertised as a “Thanksgiving Feast” was far less than that. The paltry portion of turkey featured white meat that tasted a processedand dollop of near-minced dark meat. Gravy tasted like it was from a jar. If there had been some white bread under it, it would have been an adequate open-faced turkey sandwich at a diner. Sides were better—the cheddar grits were delicious as were the homemade mashed potatoes. But overall for $19.99 what we ended up was not a bountiful Thanksgiving feast like what was pictured in the ads, but a diner-quality turkey dinner at a price point well above what a diner should charge. $5 dollar soft drinks just added insult to injury. Service was energetic if inexperienced. She tried hard. The restaurant itself lacks atmosphere. No effort to create a Thanksgiving atmosphere. No effort to make this feel special. I’d have been better off with the excellent burger and fries available downstairs. Very disappointing.
    1609Responded on December 4, 2019
    Hi Brett, Thank you for letting us know know about your Thanksgiving meal. We’re so sorry that your experience did not match your expectations. This is on us. Your feedback helps us get better. We take your feedback with serious consideration and will discuss further with our team. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

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FAQs

1609 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 557-5593.

1609 is rated 4.3 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for 1609

10515 Colonial Downs Pkwy, New Kent, VA 23124

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Parking is available at no charge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 557-5593
  • Private party facilities
    Here at 1609 at Colonial Downs and Rosie's Gaming Emporium, our expansive and unique setting allows us to offer facilities to accommodate group dining with intimate dinner suites, restaurant buyouts, and banquets in our ballroom. Our spacious venue also allows us to host meetings, tradeshows, executive break outs, team building, birthdays, receptions, weddings and more. Our dedicated special events team is looking forward to helping you plan a fun and exciting outing! Contact Noel Mahler at (804) 557-5478 or nmahler@colonialdowns.com
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