Bar Solita

4.4
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Bar Solita is a chic, upscale Mediterranean small-plates restaurant focusing on quality ingredients w/ a wood fired oven. The bar boasts international, domestic and unique wines, craft beers & craft cocktails. Nice lounge and private dining spaces . Good for just a drink and appetizers and great for a date night. Good for large parties and great service. Social spot.

Chill happy hour & local hangout for happy hour and late night. Unique pizzas, wines and cocktails. Chic modern decor w/ artisanal pizzas. Homemade desserts and house-made pita. Located in the Art's District near Quirk, Linden Row Inn, the Pulse, November Theater, the National, Maggie Walker Statue, Graduate Hotel.

An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.
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Specials

4-7pm Happy Hour in all of Bar SOLITA

Enjoy appetizers, pizza and great drink specials in the whole restaurant from the bar, to the booths to the high tops! Monday - Friday from 4pm to 7pm w/ daily specials.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 12, 2019

Ends: September 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-7:00PM

Date Night

Enjoy a Bottle of Wine, one Appetizer, two Entrees, and one Dessert for only $65.
Try different Entree specials every Tuesday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 10, 2019

Ends: September 11, 2118

Availability: Tue 3:00PM-10:00PM

Thursday Tap Night

Enjoy $5 rotating drafts all day!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 12, 2019

Ends: August 13, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-10:00PM

Half-Off Bottles of Wine

Enjoy Half-Off Bottles of Wine all day Wednesday in the entire restaurant! Some exclusions apply!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 23, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-10:00PM

Half Off Pizza Mondays!

Enjoy Half-Off pizzas all Monday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 23, 2118

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-10:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Optional Pre-fixe Dinner for you and your special someone. Drink specials too!

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM

What 219 People Are Saying
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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Delicious food and excellent service. Brussels sprouts were outstanding. Will definitely be back!!

Bar Solita
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for a great review! We pride our self on good food and good service. So glad you received both! I love our Brussels too. By far my favorite. See you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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ME
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dinner. The happy hour drink specials were great, and we loved the option to try and share a number of tapas, all of which were delicious. It was a perfect date night out!

Bar Solita
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Meredith! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner and our happy hour specials. I love our tapas and there's so many to choose from! Speaking of date night, did you know we offer a date night menu every Tuesday? Come check it out! Alicia, Office Manager

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s
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was spot on. We had a very enjoyable evening and will return.

Bar Solita
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the awesome review, Stacey! We take great pride in good food and good service so we're always excited when our guests receive both. We can't wait to have you back! Alicia, Office Manager

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Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was SO good. Celebrating our engagement and the staff brought us chocolate cake! Couldn’t have been better.

Bar Solita
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us on such a special day. We pride our self on good food and good service. I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work! Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager

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RI
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Bar Solita for both dinner and brunch. Both are great. This time I went for brunch. Three girls ordered two mimosa flights and it was great. Breakfast empanadas were wonderful as well.

Bar Solita
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks for the review! Brunch is my favorite meal time! The mimosa flights are amazing and the empanadas are great. Come back again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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LS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

All of our food was great, except for the pasta carbonara, which was very bland and souvlaki that was flavorful, but dry. The Gambas tapas was fantastic as were the lamb sliders, ravioli, pizza. Desserts were amazing, large enough to share, especially the chocolate cake. We'll be back.

Bar Solita
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thanks for the great review, Lisa! You made some delicious choices. I love our pizza and the desserts are amazing! See you again soon, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The pasta dishes we ordered had minimal flavor. Drinks were slow to get to us. We sat upstairs and it was very uncomfortable: tight tables and the heat was high. This is our second experience trying them for dinner and it was below average.

Bar Solita
Responded on January 2, 2020

Thank you for the feedback. I'm sorry your experiences with us have been so subpar. The holiday gets very busy for our restaurant causing service to be less than mediocre due ad I am truly sorry about that. Our executive chef is working extremely hard with our kitchen staff, retraining them on how to properly prepare and cook dishes. I do hope you're willing to give us another chance to show you how great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thank you, Alicia, Office Manager

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A
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the atmosphere and great menu with variety. Service was incredibly slow, particularly given that the restaurant was pretty empty with only about 5 tables, and our waitress was forgetful. The host was very friendly, and did seem to be trying to pick up the slack.

Bar Solita
Responded on January 8, 2020

Thanks for the feedback, Allie. I'm sorry the service was slow. We do have some new hires who are still adjusting. Bare with us! I can assure you this will not be an ongoing issue. Thanks again, Alicia, Office Manager

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HD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a very nice server, but the kitchen seemed to run a little slow. Food was okay, and seemed a little under seasoned. We all appreciated that it wasn’t too salty, but felt lacking. I’d say this was the case for everything, except the lamb sliders which were amazing. These were the best thing we had.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 30, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, Dawn. I'm sorry to hear your ticket times ran a little long and that you didn't enjoy all of your dishes. Our executive chef is working very hard with the back of house, retraining them on how to properly make and cook the dishes. In time, I know you'll see a change on your next visit. I'm so glad to hear your server was so hospitable. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work! Thanks, Alicia, Office Manager

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OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food was OK. I think it had sat on the serving counter too long. It was tasty but cold.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the review. I'm sorry to hear your food was cold. Sometimes our servers get busy and become forgetful, which is no excuse. We pride our self on good food and good service. Both lacked this day. I do hope you'll come back and give us another chance to impress you. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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DB
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had a large group-12- for our Christmas work lunch and even though the waitress tried to keep up, the food was mostly "just okay". My dish had to be sent back as it seemed like it was radiated beyond reasonable. The second time around the dish was a bit better. Too bad, I'm always sad when I have to give a less-than-stellar review.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the review, Dee. I'm so sorry your food wasn't up to standards. If you've read some of our other reviews, you can see this is not normal for us. It sounds like we had a pretty off night. I do hope you'll give us another try, Liz, Owner

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SS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, and now we can't wait to go back.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 24, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, Sue! We can't wait ti have you back! Happy Holidays, Liz, Kincaid

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k
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Was really hopeful this would be a great experience. We went there with a group of eight to celebrate my wife’s grad school graduation. First impressions were great. The space is beautiful and the server was really nice. It all went downhill from there as we waited around 45 minutes for our meals. Once the food arrived it was all cold and mine was incorrect. The side benefit of that was since they had to fire mine right away I got the only hot meal out of the group. We also ran out of water multiple times and had several other drinks forgotten about, including the much hyped Bloody Mary cart, which never made an appearance even though we asked for it multiple times. It’s almost like we were forgotten about in our corner, but there were actually multiple servers standing nearby that never bothered to check on us. Unless you just like looking at the pretty interior I’d definitely find a different place. Skip it entirely.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 24, 2019

I'm sorry to hear about your experience with us. If you've read our other reviews, you can see that this is not our norm and I'm truly so sorry. From slow service, cold food, and never receiving the bloody mary cart- It's all so embarrassing. It sounds like we had a really off night and I do hope that you can give us another chance to let us show you how truly great of a dining experience you can have with us. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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RW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Bar Solita. Had a friend from out of town, and she loved it. The staff are always great, and friendly. The food is amazing, and the environment is very nice, modern & chick. You will not be disappointed.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, Reed! I'm so glad you and your friend had such a great time with us. We pride our self on great food and great service. I'm so happy you guys received both! Come back again soon, Liz, Owner

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MK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the brussel sprouts, spiced feta and focaccia. Decent wine list and fairly priced.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 12, 2019

Thanks for the review, Michel! Great choice with the brussel sprouts! They're mu favorite. Come back and visit us again soon, Liz, Owner

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JW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Worst “dining” experience I can remember anywhere. How bad was our experience at Bar Solita? I put “dining” in quotes because didn’t get to eat a single bite. We were there for an hour and a half and never received the food we ordered. It took a half hour to get two cocktails. When drinks were finished, with no food in sight, we asked for the wine we had ordered with dinner, and also to speak with the GM. The wine arrived at about the one hour mark. The GM never did. As we had theater tickets, we had to bolt. Stopped at 7-11 at Main and Belvidere for a slice of pizza and a beef pasty. They were great. I would sooner go to The Sev again than Bar Solita.

AT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

It was forgettable. Food was nothing special. Too bad because we were celebrating a birthday.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. I'm sorry you didn't have such a great experience with us. Our executive chef is working hard with our kitchen, retraining them on cooking properly and recipes. I do hope you'll give us another chance to show you how great we can truly be. Thank you, Liz, Owner

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JF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Also, our server was so friendly and made some great suggestions!

Bar Solita
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Joshua! I love our food. It IS delicious! I'll let our staff know to keep up the great work. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a terrific evening. Our server was wonderful, patient, helpful, friendly, and attentive. We had a fabulous time!!

Bar Solita
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for the great review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. Come back soon, Liz, Owner

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M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice for dinner whether you're out for a night on the town, pre show meal, or all around craving. Amazing food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere!

Bar Solita
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful review, Matt! We pride our self on great food and great service. I'm glad you received both! Come back again soon, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 6, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Liz, Owner

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OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 13, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! I love our food and drinks too! Thanks again, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal - especially enjoyed the basil pesto pizza with butternut squash, shaved brussel sprouts, ricotta, and pumpkin seeds. It was the perfect spot for a date night!

Bar Solita
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for the great review! You made a great choice with the Basil Pesto Pizza. I love it! Come back for our actual date night on Tuesday! The deal is amazing. Check out our website! Thanks again, Liz, Owner

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, and such a cute place! Will definitely be coming back.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We pride our self on great food and great service. We love that you received both! Come back soon, Liz, Owner

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ES
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience. Definitely recommend, especially if you are staying at Quirk!

Bar Solita
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! We pride our self on great food ad great service. It's always wonderful hearing when our guests receive both! Come back soon, Liz, Owner

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SP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went on Friday after Thanksgiving for lunch and it was nice because it was not crowded.
Pizzas were great and service was excellent.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 3, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Richard! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with us for the holiday. I'm also so happy that your service was so amazing. See you next year! Liz, Owner

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NO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Went for an alternative Thanksgiving dinner out. Shared lots of tapas plates. The food was good but it took awhile to appear, service okay...not spectacular. Very industrial space - had to talk loudly! Wines by the bottle reasonably priced...the baklava for dessert was excellent.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful time with us for the holiday. I'm also so happy that your service was so amazing. See you next year! Liz, Owner

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j
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambience was great. The view out onto Broad st. was awesome. The waitress was really charming.
The noise level was very high and the music contributed unnecessarily since it couldn't be heard.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thanks for the stellar review, John! I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I'll be sure to let our servers know what a great job they're doing. Come back soon! Liz, Owner

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took excellent care of us.

Bar Solita
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! Come back and visit again soon. Liz, Owner

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C
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal before a show, highly recommend trying a couple things with a group of people!

Bar Solita
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thanks for the great review, Carsten! I'm so glad you had such a great time with us! The theatre being so close is the cherry on top!

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SB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We're not from Richmond, but we came here on a Saturday afternoon to celebrate a successful marathon. We liked the atmosphere and even the cranked music. The food was good, too. However, the kitchen was quite slow that day, and we were extra-aware of it because we had a hungry marathon runner and a dog outside in the car.

Bar Solita
Responded on November 20, 2019

Thanks for the review, Seth! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Whenever you're back in Richmond, we'd love for you to stop in! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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DM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a HUGE party, so I know we were a handful. But the server was patient, polite, and prompt. It may have taken a while to get drinks, but the shared appetizers arranged quickly and timed well. Thank you for being so accommodating for our celebration!

Bar Solita
Responded on November 15, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, David! I'm so glad to hear your server was so patient and efficient. I'll be sure to let our staff know to keep up the great work! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place- enjoyed everything about it- really good food, service and ambience- excellent experience

Bar Solita
Responded on November 11, 2019

Thanks for the stellar review, Michele. I'm so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We can't wait to have you back again, Thanks, Liz, Owner

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BJ
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service - we will definitely be back! Thanks for a real good time

Bar Solita
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful dining experience with us! Please do come back soon! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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CO
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The whole meal was just average. I sent my Wings and they returned not crispy and lacking in flavor. My pizza had almost zero chicken on it but at least had flavor. The crispy Brussels were not crispy at all. Our server really seemed to lack knowledge, never checked our satisfaction of food and we had to hunt down for drinks. I heard good things but I’d rather not fight parking or traffic for a sub-par meal.

Bar Solita
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for the feedback, Cosima. I'm so sorry to hear you had such a sub-par experience with us. From your meals not being fantastic to service being just as bad-it's embarrassing and not representative of how we normally operate. I will be researching this with the staff to resolve this issue. Thanks, Liz, Owner

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AH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dined during restaurant week and caught Happy Hour as well which was a total treat!! Only issue was that I ordered a carnita and a broccoli empanada, only ate the carnitas at the restaurant wanting to save my broccoli option...... Got home and they were both Carnitas. Still want to try the broccoli, I'll be back!!!

Bar Solita
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thanks for the awesome review, Ashley! I'm sorry to hear you didn't receive your broccoli empanada. It IS delicious and I hope you come back to try it. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the carnitas empanada and happy hour. Our happy hour is great. Come see us Mon-Fri 4-7! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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KM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super cool spot with awesome happy hour specials until 7pm including on Friday night. Get the pizza rolls, they are amazing. We sat in the front window so didn’t see all of the restaurant, but what we did see was very neat. Our server was great and offered informed suggestions. Parking was challenging, but we were able to find street parking about 3 blocks away. I will definitely go back.

Bar Solita
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks for the great review! Our happy hour truly is amazing! The pizza rolls are so delicious. Just a reminder, it's Mon-Fri, 4p-7pm! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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DT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Delicious every time. It took our waitress a bit to get to us after we ordered but it was not that big of a deal. The hostess was not wearing a bra and you could see her breasts through her sweater. That wasn't very fun to look at.

Bar Solita
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hey Dina, Thanks for the review. I'm sorry to hear the hostess' attire made you uncomfortable. It will be addressed. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your food though. Thanks for the loyalty! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good experience. Only hiccup————— beef tacos were dry.

Bar Solita
Responded on October 22, 2019

Thanks for the review! I'm sorry that your tacos were dry. Definitely a hiccup, but I'm happy you enjoyed your overall experience! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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D
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Bar Solita is one of our favorite places for brunch, but you need to be aware of the slow service if
you have a schedule.

Bar Solita
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hey Daisy, Thanks for the review! I'm so sorry to hear of the slow service. I'll be sure to inform the managers so that they can keep an eye out for this and also step in and help if needed. I AM glad to hear you enjoy our brunch so much! I love it too. It's my favorite meal of the day! Thanks, Liz, Owner

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