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Blue Atlas

4.9
4.9
559 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

  • Valentine's Afternoon Tea

    $35.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 11, 2023 only
    Select from speciality Carytown Teas, a scone with lemon curd, 3 savory & 3 sweet treats. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance (non-refundable). The cost is $35 per person plus tax & gratuity. Add on a kid friendly plate with hot coco for $25 below (ages 4 to 10). Please make us aware of any allergies and/or dietary requests when booking your reservation.
  • Valentine's Dinner

    $20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Join us for an elegant Valentine's dinner! We will have an exclusive one night only dinner menu for you to choose from, including new specialty cocktails, and select wines. A $20/person deposit is required at booking (non-refundable). Please let us know at booking if anyone in your party has any allergies or dietary restrictions.

Popular dishes

What 559 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Best Service

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Best Value

  • Virginia

    Innovative

  • Virginia

    Healthy

  • Virginia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • 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

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Me and my fiance decided to check this place out. The food definitely held up to the reviews that I had seen. The food was very good, we got four dishes and that was perfect for us. The service was absolutely amazing. I think this is what separates this restaurant apart from others. The rear patio of the restaurant is also very nice. We already have reservations to bring family back here again. Great restaurant especially for the price.
  2. A

    Anonymous

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real gem. Every dish a winner. Service attentive and informed but not intrusive. Intimate and with a beautiful view.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was FABULOUS!!!!! Definitely will be back! Order the Brussels and the feta cheese. Divine
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time out. Service was impeccable and food was delicious! The atmosphere is great - loud enough to encourage regular conversation but not so loud as to be disruptive. The view is amazing. We were very glad we came back and will certainly be returning in the future.
  5. SH

    SamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Vegan takeover was absolutely delicious. We had a late reservation so the kitchen closed before we had a chance to try everything on the menu but we definitely would have. I will be coming back to the next vegan takeover and definitely during their regular menu. They have so many amazing sounding vegetarian/vegan options. It felt almost like a michelin star restaurant and I'll be recommending it to all my friends! The place had a great energy and you'd be comfortable dressing casual or fancy. 10/10 experience
  6. EC

    EChopski

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my best friend to the vegan takeover event for her birthday. The service was so attentive and kind. The food was not only delicious but a work of art. The chef prepared meals were thoughtful and not your run of the mill vegan items. Highly recommend.
  7. S

    Sky11

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, unique vegan dishes. We also enjoyed the healthy mocktail! Our sever was very friendly and attentive. The full experience was fantastic.
  8. ME

    MarthaEllenW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks! Cannot wait to return and try more of their dishes.
  9. RB

    RickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the service was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!
  10. S

    Squid

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t typically leave reviews but I had to for Blue Atlas. This place was incredible. Every dish we ordered was extraordinary. The ambiance and service was also great. 10/10 we will be back!
  11. T

    Tanu

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    We have been to Blue Atlas many times and never had our minds blown or felt the place lived up to its current star status on OpenTable. For NYE, we ordered 5 things on the menu and only one was likeable (Spanish pizza). The soba noodles in lobster dashi broth tasted like cold noodles in plain fish broth. The Chinese dumplings were the worst - thick wrapper and undercooked which made them taste very chewy. The broth that came with dumplings was really salty soy sauce which made it even more inedible. We also had beignets (which resembled hush puppies) and they were overcooked to an extent that the knife couldn't cut it through. To end the meal, we thought to give the place another try and ordered their profiteroles. They weren't as bad as the dumplings and beignets - the cream was light but had a strong orange flavor from Grand Marnier that overpowered everything. Overall, this experience made me realize why we never think of coming to Blue Atlas for special occasions.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One word; AMAZING!
  13. MO

    MichelleO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. A bit pricey but for NYE it was worth it :)
  14. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Fantastic drinks. Outstanding service. Definitely our favorite restaurant in Richmond. It is a little pricey but worth it for the experience.
  15. KB

    KateB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, and our server was really great!
  16. BK

    BrittanyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I love Blue Atlas, it has become our favorite date night place! The menu changes often enough we never get bored and are always in awe of the flavors of each dish! The service is always quick and everyone is very friendly! I highly recommend giving this restaurant a chance, you won’t be disappointed!!
  17. N

    Niki

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delish! Great service too! We’ll definitely be back!
  18. DD

    DelightedDiner

    Richmond

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have the best time at Blue Atlas! We were seated outdoors with a roaring fireplace and a stunning sunset. Wonderful appetizers and bubbles!
  19. SS

    SuzanneS

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Friendly and attentive staff. Great cocktails as well.
  20. M

    tiffanyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, slightly noisy room, and great staff
  21. E

    Elaine

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tofu bao buns and mushroom lumpia are my favorite amongst their vegetarian options. Order those along with the Iranian soda for a really yummy treat!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect meal, great price, personable staff, amazing vibe and location— a must try
  23. WU

    WarrenU

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Only recommendation is the restaurant could offer a few more dishes without spicy peppers for those who prefer mild food.
  24. G

    Gladys123

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Blue Atlas and the food/service did not disappoint again! We treated our friends to dinner and they were beyond impressed with the menu, quality of food and delicious tasting plates we selected.
  25. M

    Michespieces

    Richmond

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to try it! My girls took me for my birthday, so I invited my husband to go. Small plates, international cuisine, and the BEST desert I've EVER had. Luke is an amazing server! Located in the Fulton Hill area (in former Fulton School), you can enjoy a little history, a beautiful view of the city, and amazing food from a couple-owned business. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Fulton_School_(Richmond,_Virginia)
  26. JB

    JeffB

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great dining experience.
  27. t

    terrig

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a holiday tea with friends. The restaurant is decorated beautifully for Christmas. The white tablecloths, flower arrangements on each table and the teapots added to the special occasion. The food was fabulous. The scones with lemon curd and clotted cream were the best we have ever had. And the savory treats were just as good. It was really a nice holiday treat.
  28. JB

    JeremyB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Richmond. Great food, drinks, and staff.
  29. t

    terrig

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Quality of food has diminished. I think they have a new chef.
  30. RA

    RossA

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is quite literally unbelievable. You must get something that is crispy here. The Crispy harissa cauliflower or brocoli is one of the best things i have ever had. The korean fried chicken was to die for. My partner and I did not talk during our date because the food simply tasted too good and took all of our attention.
  31. KL

    KristenL

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner! I would recommend and come again.
  32. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service! By far the best place in RVA!
  33. p

    pajolie

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great menu, excellent drinks from the bar and so many exciting dishes to choose from. Our only wish is for a few additional choices of plainer dishes without the coatings and sauces.
  34. JB

    JeffB

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great evening enjoying the food and great table service.
  35. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the harissa broccoli. It will change your world. Completely unique dish that I can't even describe, but it will blow your minds.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    It was great, definitely something worth checking out.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to tea to celebrate my sister’s birthday. The food was delicious and the environment was cool but inviting.
  38. K

    Kristina

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    2 of us tried 4 dishes. Cauliflower, moussaka, lumpia, and the char. All were delicious. I think 3 dishes would be enough for 2 people.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were super friendly, kind and so knowledgeable. The food from beginning to the end was superb. I would highly recommend!
  40. LJ

    LindseyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful food, excellent cocktails, stellar service. My husband and I had a great evening celebrating our anniversary and the folks at Blue Atlas were wonderful! Some of the best plates and beverages I have had in ages!

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 559 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 12 times today
Experiences are available.
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

  • 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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