202 Social House

3.9
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39 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American

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-Our main dining area features 17 75" TVs and 2 Massive Jumbotron screens to enjoy the next big game. Try one of our over 80 beers. We keep our stock updated on Untappd, so check us out there. We also offer an extensive collection of Liquor and Wine.
-Adjacent to this large dining area is a quiet, dimly lit dining area (La Tavola) that features our wine room of over 200 wines in all varietals. Separated by two large glass doors, you may enjoy your Cabernet and Certified Angus Beef Filet in piece from the cheering for the last Touch-Down.
-Further behind La Tavola is our hidden treasure. You only know about it from here or word of mouth, our Speakeasy. Down the hallway, through the telephone booth, awaits a step back in time. Large lounge chairs, private booths, a trove of high end scotch and bourbon. Open Wed-Sat 6pm-2am
-Upstairs, open Friday and Saturday nights 7pm-2am, is the place to let your inhibitions go and loosen up. Our DJ starts and 10 and rolls on through the night.
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
63% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It’s a nice looking restaurant with a good bar. The food is less than average (we had entrees and an appetizer). The service was not very good. Not a place that we would return to.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience2

Fun but food was too expensive for what you where given

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marMP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Went here in years past for valentines day dinner when they had a nicer menu, with three coarse meals special menu, which was great in the speakeasy room. This year they only had the regular menu (high class bar food with 4 nice dishes) and only had the option to sit in the front room with opening and closing doors with cold drafts the whole dinner, even though we reserved 3 weeks ahead of the dinner. I was just planning on a nicer menu for this day and to walk us to the table, not point. Don't get me wrong the waiter was really nice and there was a free rose, I just wish they planned a little more on seating and menu if I'm going to pay 20 plus dollars a dish on this day.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Not the beer selection advertised

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vipPerfect
Richmond
49 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

New server but she was excellent. Food was nothing special. Wings and flatbread were underdone. Overall just ok.

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Renee
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

I have been to this establishment multiple times for brunch lunch and dinner so when I was planning my work holiday party I chose here instantly. I made reservations online and confirmed in person (although there seemed to be some confusion in finding it they eventually did see my reservation and let me know I was all set) our party showed up @620 for our 630 reservation. We were not seated until 645. Fine As it was busy. A waiter finally made his way over to let us know he would be taking care of us but was also helping a party of 15 in another room -an indicator to how the rest of the night unfolded. He came back after 10 minutes to get our orders. At this time we had decided on our meals and ordered drinks and food. We waited another 10 minutes before a member from the party went up to the hostess asking where our waiter was we hadn’t even been given waters. She grabbed silverware and gave them to us. Another 5 minutes and most of our drinks were arriving. The waiter stated the beer I ordered was no longer available but 2 minutes later he came over with it. He also didn’t remember who ordered what and almost gave a beer to a 13 year old. Her mom ordered a beer and had to remind the waiter multiple times that she was still waiting on her beer. It showed up right before our meals were delivered, a near hour since we had gotten there. 4 of the 7 dinners were delivered by a kitchen staff member and asked if the other 3 members in our party had ordered food as they were just helping deliver. The food was delicious and correct but our party was incredibly frustrated. The only time the waiter seemed to be attentive was when checks came and he stood there waiting for us to all review our receipts and pay. Overall completely disappointed in our experience, which was a first and unfortunately last time for some of those who attended. I do not recommend for larger parties or for busy times that the staff clearly can’t handle. I do enjoy the food and atmosphere.

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SueD
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service. Our waiter was attentive, responsive and friendly!

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BrettB
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Server was attentive and had moderate knowledge of the drink menu. A lot that she hadn’t tried so insight to try something new was limited. Cool place and I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a birthday celebration there.

KH
vipKevinH
Charleston
29 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Menu was not as listed on open table. Very limited for a Saturday lunch! Not impressed...

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Homecoming

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was slower than usual. Food came out & plate was hotter than the food.

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HCat
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a winner. I've only had bar food but it's been excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch here is amazing! The ambience is great.. the food was amazing and the staff is so nice. Definitely check this place out if you’re in downtown.

ME
MariahE
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day. Food was great. Service was good for the crowd that all came in together. Highly recommend chicken and waffles for brunch!

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vipmmorgan26
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice appetizers

LT
LThompson
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a girls night out in the wine room for dinner before going to Mill Mountain Theatre. The service and food were fantastic. Very pleased with this restaurant and will definitely be back. Linguine and meatballs was excellent. Good wine. Nice staff. A new favorite restaurant!

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vipKathleenG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would just suggest turning the tv off in the speak easy. It's so cozy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food was quite good and the atmosphere was excellent in the back room, however the wait for our food was long and the waiter only filled our drinks after they sat empty for a significant amount of time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything was great

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TonyM
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was slow unacceptable. The food was not cooked. The pasta was hard
Very little sauce asked to bring more never did. Brought one desert out after 15 min. Asked for . We were told by a manager she was sorry but not a voucher to come back. Will never eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing. Both main dishes were bland. Appetizer's were better than main course. Desserts we're good.

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Hokiewino
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ate here during restaurant week and the meal was EXCELLENT especially for the price. The chicken florentine was tasty and the portions generous. Loved the chocolate chess pie for desert. My companions had the creme brûlée which was good but a little runny. We ate early prior to theatre so may have not had time to completely set. Would definitely go back and try the full menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
129 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great brunch menu with multiple options. Multiple TV screens covering all sports.

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DebI
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our first time and we really enjoyed it. We had a great view of Market Square and everyone out shopping in the Christmas market. The food was wonderful as was the wine and beer selections. We’ll definitely be going back.

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RyanB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Reservation was jacked up as our table in the Dinning area was given to another party. Hostess did her best to accommodate us in the Tavern area instead and comped our party two appetizers. Food and drinks were very good along with good service. Despite the inconvenience and higher noise level in the Tavern area we would come back for another dinner in the Dinning area.

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JohnH
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Seating in the Italian room was excellent. Nice room with a more private dining. Good wine selection and get Italian food. Would be sure to go again.

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finefood4me
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Ambiance and noise levels were fine, but the menu was very limited and $18 for a bowl full of ravioli with no side salad or anything else to add to the dining experience seemed a bit lacking. The server was attentive but untrained and knew not what was expected of him. Poor presentation and execution.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food. The pasta could have been hotter but overall great experience.

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Kmamcbmmkmamtm
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our celebration at 202. However we had made a reservation through open table, even called the day before to adjust numbers and when we got there the host/hostess acted like they didn't know they had a reservation that morning - they had to quickly pull tables together. It was a little awkward with our whole group standing there. Waitress did a good job once she got started.

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vipPeterB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Service was great - food was good. Overall ambiance was nice, but the dining room was so full of fruit flies it drove us crazy. We observed the same issue at other neighboring guest tables as well. Aside from the buggy nuisance it was a positive experience. They need to take care of the bugs.

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall2food1service4ambience3

food was pretty awful, but the service was good! good ambiance... the food was just terrible though

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starvalleyguy
Greensboro
29 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

202 Social House is trying hard to relegate a troublesome past to history, and the effort seems largely successful. Our food was excellent, the service friendly and attentive, and the dining room off the bar area quiet and perfect for conversation. We will definitely return.

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RobertK
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food is so so... not as good as Billy’s
Took forever to be served

JT
vipJadedTravlr
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Real nice martini and burgers. The Italian menu is also good and an interesting choice. Definitely a go-to place when you want to do something different.

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vipBelindatucker
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Had to keep asking other waiters to get our waiter.

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vipBelindatucker
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was great. However we were served courses before we finished the one we were eating. Overall good service- very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food came out for half of the table, the other half waited another 15 minutes. Staff never checked in until the end of the meal. Never refilled our empty glasses. Manager ate popcorn and played on his phone instead of noticing that things were off at our table.

Food was fine, but not worth the aggravation.

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202 Social House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (540) 266-7466.

202 Social House is rated 3.9 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.

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