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Blue Atlas, Richmond, VA

Blue Atlas

4.9
4.9
823 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Blue Atlas serves globally inspired dishes meant for sharing with friends and family alongside craft cocktails, local drafts, biodynamic wines and a full bar. We have an intimate indoor dining room & extensive outside seating on our grand Portico, patio and lawn space overlooking sunset views of South Richmond. With sustainability and healthy eating as core values, our menu highlights the versatility of produce and offers many vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes. Join us on a culinary journey of the world!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Continental
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast/Lunch Wed–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Marketplace Wed–Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 554-0258
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Rachel Best and Ben Watters
  • Catering
    At Blue Atlas we are able to offer a wide array of on-site or off-site meal services ranging from boxed lunches, corporate deliveries, social parties to full-service wedding catering. With a focus on global cuisine we are happy to create a menu which highlights regional foods from around the world or we can also offer classic Southern dishes to suit your tastes and vision for the event. We also specialize in vegetarian and vegan catering and are happy to accommodate gluten-free diets and food allergies. We are adept at working with a variety of budgets and love to support the local community as well as non-profit organizations. Please contact info@blueatlasrva.com to discuss your event and receive an all-inclusive proposal.
  • Private party facilities
    Our formal, intimate dining room is the perfect space to host up to 25 Guests for any type of celebration. We offer customized packages to suit the specific needs of each group and tailor our menus to reflect your tastes, dietary needs, overall vision and budget. For casual gatherings up to 15 Guests we can also reserve our market space featuring mixed seating overlooking our lawn space. Please contact info@blueatlasrva.com to discuss your event and to receive an all-inclusive proposal.
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Cross street
    Union Street and Carlisle Avenue
  • Parking details
    We offer 14 reserved parking spots and 2 ADA-accessible spots in our private, gated parking lot. Drive to the end of Union Avenue, turn left into the lot and park at any of the designated spots immediately on your left.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Reservations available starting February 7th at 2pm. Join us on Easter Sunday for our globally inspired brunch menu, served from 9am until 2pm. Our diverse a la carte menu will incorporate homemade pastries, sandwiches, salads and global twists on classic dishes. $10 per person to reserve, applied to the bill when dining, non-refundable for cancelations and no-shows.
    Easter Brunch Photo
  • Spring Wine Expo!

    $48.69 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 24, 2024 only
    -RESERVATIONS OPENING MARCH 1ST AT 2PM Blue Atlas is hosting 6 specialty wine vendors with wine selections from all over the world, paired with our globally inspired appetizers. Taste 25+ wines & enjoy light appetizers, with market service providing additional food for purchase. Ticket price includes wine tasting, and some light appetizers. ***This is not a seated event*** All available tables will be first come, first serve Must be 21+ to attend, 5:30-8:30pm, 10% Discounts on all wine bottles and cases all night!
    Spring Wine Expo! Photo
  • Vegan Takeover

    $10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 10 - Apr 11, 2024
    RESERVATIONS OPENING MARCH 13TH AT 2PM. Join us for our Vegan Takeover menu introducing our new internationally inspired vegan small plates! This al a carte vegan menu will entirely replace our regular dinner menu. In consideration of our special menu, there will be no happy hour or take out. Reservations are required! $10 per person reservation deposit due at booking, deposit redeemed on check during dining experience. This deposit is non-refundable for no-shows and cancelations at any time. There will be 20% gratuity automatically added to each check the night of the event.
    Vegan Takeover Photo

What 823 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Innovative

  • Virginia

    Healthy

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Healthy

  • Richmond

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Richmond

    Great for scenic views

  • Richmond

    Lively

823 Reviews
  1. ErinK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, cozy and relaxed ambiance. Friendly service- highly recommend!

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  2. ShannonG

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried the whole menu and it was a wonderful culinary journey around the world! We also loved our server, Erin, she was an absolute delight!

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  3. RichD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about it was great. All the staff was so accommodating. Every dish was unique and delicious. Our server Erin was so engaging and helpful. Truly the best experience possible.

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  4. LouiseZ

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, and service is awesome. We really love this place! We are never disappointed with our experience and it is truly our favorite place to go on date night. Shoutout to Abby, General Manager who makes you feel very welcome and well taken care of! We booked our next reservation before leaving the restaurant.

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  5. SueS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never Disappoints! We love every about about this venue.

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  6. TeoT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant all around. If you sit at the bar, the bartenders are fantastic! Atmosphere is great and the food/drinks are wonderful!

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  7. Foodie

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time ever going to Blue Atlas and we will be 100% be back again. Immediately told our family about it before we even left the restaurant.

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  8. CynthiaL

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed my first experience at the Blue Atlas. Food was tasty - server attentive. For starters, we shared the whipped feta followed by the scallops plate and cabbage. (Sadly, they were out of their hot chicken)-- The ambience has a cozy feel the with scattered couches, small tables, highlighted with plenty of natural light blended to create its own character. Definitely will make my way back-- Pleasantly surprised--

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  9. HeidiD

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food in a cute spot! A bit small (with limited reservations), but worth the squeeze!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I thought the food was good and the atmosphere was nice. I feel the menu wasn’t as good as it was a year ago last time we went. Still really liked it and would recommend. Not very many good gluten free options to choose from is something I’d change since a guest in our party was limited

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  11. Stephanie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still thinking about the overall dining experience! Food, cocktails, service... everything was amazing!!

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  12. FerrellA

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We love dining at Blue Atlas and appreciate the vegan options. Our only complaint is that it is always feels a little too chilly to be comfortable.

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  13. Rachel

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Blue Atlas! We’ve been for regular dinner service, happy hour, vegan takeover, afternoon tea, and morning cafe service, and every single time it’s delicious.

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  14. Tommy

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and fun food, great service and amazing ambiance. Great date night spot

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily the best meal I’ve had since moving to RVA 4 years ago. We will be back.

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  16. Allen

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best date nights in quite some time. Look forward to visiting during warmer weather for the outdoor view.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, unique dining experience in a nicely renovated historic school building with excellent cocktail and wine selections! Highly recommend!

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  18. MeredithS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice! Food selection was great, service was spot on, drinks and food both wonderful! Will be back.

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  19. LindseyB

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Each plate opened a new taste experience and conversation for our table. We'll be back!

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  20. PaulA

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Magnificent! We’ve been a dozen times and never been disappointed. The best spot for sundowners, their cocktails are amazing and their food is out of this world. Every time we have guests visiting, it’s our go to choice for sure. It’s like fine dining without the hefty price tag and stuffy atmosphere! There is something for everyone on the menu. It’s the best restaurant in Richmond, no contest!

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  21. MaryS

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious as always. Service left a lot to be desired-- attitude, sat for 20 minutes with an empty glass (waitstaff was standing in the corner drinking a drink and talking to co-workers), slow to clear, etc. It was also really loud-- that isn't normally a problem. I expected more based on past experience.

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  22. rocketwheels

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a must try for All RVAers! Cool spot!!!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The vegan takeover is something I look forward to every time they announce one is coming up. I can’t say enough great things about the food, environment, and the staff at Blue Atlas! I recommend it to anyone who asks where to eat in Richmond.

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  24. Chris

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the atmosphere/vibe. Very cool venue and the food is amazing!!! Vegan takeover is the best. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

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  25. MarikoRVA

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go for sharing dishes with others. A good balance of meat and vegetable dishes. Only one or two dishes that were not great.

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  26. LuvAvonNC

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience in a unique setting. Everything was yummy. The service was amazing. We had a great meal

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  27. TiaJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Seating was very close so it was easy to overhear other patrons conversations in full detail

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  28. JonathanF

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Blue Atlas and we came without any expectations. And wow did it impress! Jumps up there to a top spot in RVA for us. Definitely recommend.

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  29. EmilyB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food is consistently great, and their menu has options that appeal to a wide variety of people.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our Wait person, Brianna, was great & the food was delicious. It was our 1st time at Blue Atlas and we definitely plan to go back when we can enjoy the outside seating options. I would give 5 stars except for the noise level in the side of the restaurant where we were seated. We had enough space between others seated near us at the long counter but the noise from a loud table was a distraction from an otherwise lovely dinner.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. TiffanyF

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was pretty good. I loved the shrimp toast and whipped feta. The steamed buns with pork were tasty. The Dan Dan noodles were a bit bland. The drinks were great and potent. Amaris did a great job with service.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. SarahN

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Atlas has amazing and fun food! The small plates make it so fun to try different dishes. All of the staff is friendly and polite. I recommend it anytime I can!

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  33. AustenC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu with a nice variety for everyone in your party. Serving size of each dish, nice for an individual. Serving sizes seemed not enough for sharing, which is why I dinged it for the value. Otherwise, the food is amazing!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, all the food was so amazing. Would totally go back again. The location is so cool we will definitely go back when the weather is warmer to sit outside. Our server was so friendly and helpful with the worldly menu.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual impeccable service and hospitality. Mind-blowing food from appearance, taste, temperature, freshness..everything is consistently amazing. Many thanks to Abby for always making our entire experience wonderful.

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  36. KickerGK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hate writing a review for this place because I really don't want it to become more popular and I have more people to compete for reservations with, but I love this place. Food is great, the care by the chef and wait staff is obvious. I love coming here.

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  37. EmTuxBar

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has started to become our family's favorite spot for special occasions. Not that it needs to be a special occasion to go here but the food is just so elevated that it makes us feel special. I love the ever changing menu but also that they keep some of the favorites each time. I can always count on trying something different and new when I visit but also get the familiar foods that fill my soul. We love this place.

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  38. AnneR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea service was amazing and all the food was delicious

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  39. MichaelS

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic experience. Great food, drinks, atmosphere and service. Best restaurant in Richmond.

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  40. JeffM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Diverse menu shared plates Great for date night or a small group. Can’t wait to go back.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Blue Atlas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 554-0258.

Blue Atlas is rated 4.9 stars by 823 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Blue Atlas

1000 Carlisle Ave, Richmond, VA 23231-3213

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Union Street and Carlisle Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast/Lunch Wed–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Marketplace Wed–Sun 9:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan, Continental
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We offer 14 reserved parking spots and 2 ADA-accessible spots in our private, gated parking lot. Drive to the end of Union Avenue, turn left into the lot and park at any of the designated spots immediately on your left.
  • Payment options
    Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rachel Best and Ben Watters
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 554-0258
  • Catering
    At Blue Atlas we are able to offer a wide array of on-site or off-site meal services ranging from boxed lunches, corporate deliveries, social parties to full-service wedding catering. With a focus on global cuisine we are happy to create a menu which highlights regional foods from around the world or we can also offer classic Southern dishes to suit your tastes and vision for the event. We also specialize in vegetarian and vegan catering and are happy to accommodate gluten-free diets and food allergies. We are adept at working with a variety of budgets and love to support the local community as well as non-profit organizations. Please contact info@blueatlasrva.com to discuss your event and receive an all-inclusive proposal.
  • Private party facilities
    Our formal, intimate dining room is the perfect space to host up to 25 Guests for any type of celebration. We offer customized packages to suit the specific needs of each group and tailor our menus to reflect your tastes, dietary needs, overall vision and budget. For casual gatherings up to 15 Guests we can also reserve our market space featuring mixed seating overlooking our lawn space. Please contact info@blueatlasrva.com to discuss your event and to receive an all-inclusive proposal.
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