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Belle

4.1
4.1
242 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
We’re Belle—a new southern kitchen.
We believe in sourcing and serving food that is delicious, locally responsible, and appeals to various diets and allergies while still keeping our prices fair. We want you to have a good time, so we have amazing craft cocktails and daily happy hour. Come on by.

We are located at 700 East Main Street, and serve dinner Tuesday- Sat from 5 PM to 10 PM.

Our space was designed through a collaboration between Apex Studios, a well-known Richmond-based design firm, and D.C. designer Sharon Braithewaite. Our 32-foot glowing honey onyx bar is a primary design feature at Belle. Our dining room seats up to 52 people under an elegant light installation of 135 four-inch metallic globe pendants. There is also patio seating for up to 18 guests.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (804) 643-0366

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    We can fully cater off-site and on-site with our license and have a full catering and mixologist program. We only cater in the Virginia market at the moment.

  • Private party facilities

    Belle offers large parties the opportunity to enjoy casual get-togethers, company dinners, holiday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, and much more. Our space is also equipped with the award-winning Martin London Sound system and 65-inch Mirror TV that has full AV use.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (844) 513-2916

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    N. 7th St.

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available during dinner for free after 6 pm. There are several surrounding decks available for paid entry.

  • Entertainment

    Award Winning Martin London Audio System paired with a 65" Mirror TV designed by Seura. This is accessible for all private events and played during cocktail and late night hours by a playlist designed by the staff of Belle & James.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 242 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. C

    Cindy

    Richmond

    84 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    The food was delicious and the cocktails first rate, however the service was VERY VERY SLOW. Can’t understand why the service was not good when they weren’t very busy. Hoping they’ll improve on their service.
  2. TH

    TerrieH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really good food carefully prepared. Ordered the cheese platter. Minimum 4 people for this size! The beignets r marvelous. Salmon delicious and you don’t gave to get the mashed potatoes you can substitute for another side. Shrimp and grits perfect. The cocktails were yummy. Quibbles? Pimento used too much. In the cheese spread, in the grits, on some sandwiches. Website needs to be updated to match the cocktails. Oh, and they have dessert. Our server was terrific. The food came out spot on. Lovely gem!
  3. TT

    TommyT

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at Belle. It was their Valentines Day menu with several delicious choices for each course. They also had either a wine or liquor drink pairing for each course. I'd highly recommend it and I'm sure we'll be back again.
  4. J

    Janesrive123

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food and awesome restaurant!
  5. EP

    EbonieP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Everything was great.... except wine/champagne options are limited.
  6. NI

    NIghtOut

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very small but nicely appointed restaurant twith a small front door onto Main St., although it appears it can be accessed from the internal corrider of the hotel next door. The menu is very limited, but that appears to be by design, and what they have is well prepared. The wait for the food was fairly long, even though the restaurant was not full, about 40 minutes, but the meal when it arrived was obviously freshly prepared and was delicious. We do not mind waiting for food when it is not merely warmed up or previously made, and it allowed us to chat and enjoy the ambiance and the evening out. The price was extremely reasonable. There is no dessert menu, which ordinarily would be my only complaint, as something sweet is always a great end to a meal. It is very close to the Carpenter Theater and an excellent choice for a meal before a show. We will come again.
  7. LD

    LDub

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always good
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We were the only table for a long time. Service was mediocre, lacking in attention to details. Cocktails were the best thing, except when it was mentioned it wasn’t made the way it was listed they just kind of shrugged it off. Food -apps were delicious. Entrees not so much. Ordered shrimp and grits, shrimp were over cooked and super rubbery. Would not eat here again. Go for the drinks of the food.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner and everyone loved their meal. I recommend the jambalaya. Walking distance to the Carpenter Theatre.
  10. KM

    KMW1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience2
    The staff was fantastic; bartender was great; the food was good; the timing was fine. The ambiance was not as up scale as it should be to match the food and service.
  11. m

    murphy

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    I think they were under-staffed that night. i waited 45 minutes to get my glass of wine. The food was excellent, though.
  12. JC

    JulieC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was well-seasoned with small portion sizes. Service could be all slightly improved. It took a while to get drinks. We would have ordered more, but it took too long.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Maybe they were short staffed unexpectedly that night but everything was slow, even a glass of wine took 20 mins. The hostess/server barely made eye contact but someone else came out to help her later and was better at acknowledging the insane wait. My food was fine but the other person’s was stone cold but no one was around to ask for help so she just didn’t finish it.
  14. RC

    RobertoC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    The atmosphere was nice, the issues started when the hostess said we could only order of the appetizer menu, and one more something to do that they weren’t serving anything else, also drinks were limited, very little food and not as described, would not god back or recommend to anyone

    BelleResponded on November 7, 2019Hello Roberto! As explained in the review left on our other platform, we were participants in Restaurant Week on the night of your visit when we were offering the limited menu. Your feedback is still very much appreciated, and we hope you and your fiance still take us up on the invitation to have dinner from our regular menu, so we can exceed your expectations! Hope to host you both soon!

  15. B

    Bonzo

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the pimento cheese beignets. I had the shrimp and grits. Loved it even though the grits were not traditional style. Was so good I didn’t care. My friend has the fish (salmon I believe) filet on sourdough bread sandwich. It was also very good. I would go back. Also really loved the fruity “southern” tea. Wish it came with refills, but definitely tasty drink.
  16. LM

    LisMG

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This little restaurant was a great choice for a business lunch. It's quiet and calm enough to have conversation without squeezing too closely to other diners. Food selections and service were excellent and the location is convenient.
  17. JF

    JessicaF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was ok. The service was decent. They were out of wine we ordered, food was ok and the selection wasn’t that great
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Bar was way too slow for an empty restaurant. A bartender in an empty restaurant should be turning drinks around fast. Restaurant lost out on additional drinks because of this and frustrated the diners (us). Food speed was OK.
  19. A

    Alfredo

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was the first time for the four of us. We were only one of about 4 tables so it was a quiet dining experience. We had three appetizers, cocktails and beer. We had three different entrees then dessert and coffee. The only complaint with any of the food was that the beignets were undercooked. Tasty but still doughy inside. Everything else was great.
  21. d

    dharvey

    Richmond

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Staff was very welcoming and accommodating. Be forewarned... there's no separation between the tables and bar area, and the bar is VERY LOUD! My wife says the burger was very good! I had the shrimp and grits; they were very good, too. A nice place to eat, but definitely not for date night...too loud at the bar.
  22. VG

    VeronicaG

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Convenient for hotel guests staying at Hampton Inn - share same building. We dined at Belles each night during our three night stay.
  23. VC

    VCUVisits

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Had a nice lunch visit. Conveniently located on GRTC and campus connector routes so I was able to ride in from Monroe Park campus. Service was great. I had the shrimp and grits, which tasted great. My grits were a little cold. They could expand the menu a bit more, but I would recommend this place. Service was very attentive.
  24. c

    cgirl

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Four of us had a delicious dinner at Belle. Don't miss the pimento beignets!! I could make a meal out of them alone. All of us loved them! My family's sandwiches and my salmon entree were great, but even better were all of the sides. Big, wavy, crispy fries, creamy mashed potatoes, delicious parmesan grits (and I'm not normally a grits fan), and outstanding pimento macaroni and cheese. We'll be back...soon!!
  25. RP

    ReeseP

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service. Really enjoyed the experience and will definitely go back.
  26. B

    Bobby

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant, small but a nice menu. We were there Saturday before memorial day for dinner so was not busy. Attentive wait staff and delicious food.
  27. LP

    LouiseP

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although we did not love the location (it seemed to be part of the Hampton Inn Downtown) still the food was great and we will certainly go again!
  28. m

    malcal

    Richmond

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Very loud group came in and made it hard to talk even across the table. Food was good and service was very good.
  29. P

    Pittsburghgirl

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! We tried it for restaurant week and will definitely have to return!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with a friend while we were there for All VA. It was a great treat! Food was wonderful, as were the cocktails. Get the pimento beignets!! They were amazing!
  31. AM

    AlphonseM

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Fabulous cocktails, good food, and great service
  32. S

    Syd34

    Richmond

    59 reviews

    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there but would return. Small menu but was easily able to find something I liked. The outdoor area looked fun and cannot wait for warmer weather to try dining there.
  33. MC

    MaryC

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We loved the food. Why haven't I had pimento cheese spread before? The restaurant was beautifully decorated, the adults loved their craft cocktails and everyone enjoyed their meals. I'd say the kitchen was a tad slow - I suppose good food takes time to make. We had the time to enjoy a slower paced meal so it didn't detract from our evening and the service was professional and not overbearing. I'd happily recommend Belle to a friend. Glad we found it during our visit to Richmond.
  34. BC

    BCM99

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2019

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I love the food and the space. I've been there several times in the past few weeks. One area they need to up their game is service. Wait staff are nice but need to be more attentive to pacing and such.
  35. JL

    JohnL

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The food was fine. Lots of interesting craft cocktails.
  36. SC

    ScottC

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our meal - Shrimp and Grits and Jambalaya and some good wine. Service was good and well-paced. Great place for a pre-show meal.
  37. S

    Sincere1981

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit. Waiter was helpful and efficient. Worth revisiting.
  38. KD

    KeithD

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    A unique and hidden gem. The food is outstanding and fantastic cocktails.
  39. NR

    NancyR

    Washington DC

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Although the menu is limited all of our dinners were perfectly prepared.
  40. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My girlfriend and I enjoyed a delightful Valentine's Day dinner at Belle. Everything was amazing - We were immediately greeted and then seated; the waitress was amazingly attentive without being annoying; the food was delicious and cooked to order; and, the price of the meal was not over the top. We both ordered from the prix fixe menu and that included a complimentary bottle of champagne. This was not my first meal at Belle and it certainly will not be my last!

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Belle is rated 4.1 stars by 242 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. 7th St.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking is available during dinner for free after 6 pm. There are several surrounding decks available for paid entry.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Award Winning Martin London Audio System paired with a 65" Mirror TV designed by Seura. This is accessible for all private events and played during cocktail and late night hours by a playlist designed by the staff of Belle & James.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 643-0366

  • Catering

    We can fully cater off-site and on-site with our license and have a full catering and mixologist program. We only cater in the Virginia market at the moment.

  • Private party facilities

    Belle offers large parties the opportunity to enjoy casual get-togethers, company dinners, holiday parties, wedding rehearsal dinners, and much more. Our space is also equipped with the award-winning Martin London Sound system and 65-inch Mirror TV that has full AV use.

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (844) 513-2916

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