Brenner Pass

4.6
707 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary European
Contemporary Alpine inspired cuisine from award winning chef Brittanny Anderson. Modern twists on classic French, Italian, Swiss, Austrian & European cuisine. Alpine wine from small producers, old world regional specialties, sherry by the glass & natural wines. Unique craft cocktails hand made by our bartenders, house made infusions & molecular techniques, eclectic spirit list focusing on amaro and rhum agricole, gin, whiskey, scotch, cane & agave spirits. Happy hour weekdays at bar. Euro and American beer program featuring saisons, sour ales & hazy IPAs. Naturally leavened bread made from scratch & homemade desserts by pastry chef Olivia Wilson. Craft coffee & espresso. Local cultural hot spot with energetic, social atmosphere. Tasty cheeses on our cheese cart. Great for birthday or anniversary. Fresh, locally sourced produce. Dinner M-Sat. and Lunch M-F for luxury dining or expeditious business meal. Reservations recommended, not required. Elegan
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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Six of us had a delightful lunch with thoughtful attentive service. Food presentation was a great part of the dining ambiance. We were meeting for a monthly book group selection gathering and all appreciated the quiet atmosphere as we discussed our choices.
We will be back!
Only issue was parking...unexpectedly tight!

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great, but a bit pricey

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere and the food. Katrina was our server and she was on the ball, nice, and knowledgeable. There are a lot of great, reasonably priced restaurants in Richmond, so I am always a bit wary of new places. I am pleased to say that our meal here was worth every dime and the quality and taste was light years better than other "nice restaurants" in the area. If you are a foodie, rest assured that you will not be disappointed!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic food and top-notch service.

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Brenner Pass has a chic, industrial atmosphere with an eclectic mix of cuisine and craft cocktails. My first visit there was better than my last. Recently, we were a group of four and dinner from start to finish took over three hours. We were too tired of sitting there to have dessert or after diner drinks. I've had a good cocktail there before, but this time it was undrinkable - as per everyone who tasted it at my table. The beer was apparently good and the wine was good. Overall, our food was disappointing. While the cheese tray was interesting, our main courses were way too large and unappealing. The $40.00 steak au poivre was a big disappointment. Way too large, too fatty and too saucy. The potato mound that came with it was enormous. It was not a delicate dish as one would expect in a restaurant of this caliber. And, the steak by no ones assessment was worth the $40.00 price tag. We also had the mushroom polenta, which was fine but also a heap and just too much. There are many sides and small plates to choose from but if you are also getting a entre, be aware that it's a ton of food. We made the mistake of ordering a few small plates along with our dinner. The mussels were fine and the fried fava beans were fine, but not terrific. It's a goal to leave a restaurant feeling like it was a good meal and a good time. We felt hostage to the very long dinning time and did not love our food as we had hoped.

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c
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fondue burger was a shining star. It is the KING of all burgers. Absolutely delicious and our server Cindy was phenomenal!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful all the way around!!!!

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brenner Pass is of the best restaurants in Richmond. We love the ambient, the food is amazing, the service is very friendly and professional.

I had the Halibut and it was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had! I highly reccomend it!

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JW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was off the charts good. Our waiter was extremely helpful and attentive without overwhelming us. Great marks.

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing, service was amazing, not a fan of the cocktails and they are pricey. Definitely go!

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JC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Ridiculously small portions. The "large" plate pasta dish (special) was tiny. Sitting in the bottom of a large plate was enough for a couple of mouthfuls. The small plate little neck clams were very good, especially the broth but again a very small portion and they charged me $8 for a hunk of bread to sop up the broth. The small plate fried oysters were excellent and a reasonable portion for the small plate. The 3 ounces of cheese we got as an appetizer was very good at $5.00 an ounce. Service was not even average. Our server for the most part, ignored us. For all of those reasons we would not recommend Brenner Pass.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday. Overall it was a great evening. Amazing customer service. Wonderful fondue. The flavor profile was on point. I had the duck and it was perfectly executed.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our early dinner. The food was different and great. I had oysters and my wife enjoyed a steak.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful! Will definitely return.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

incredible—my new favorite restaurant in richmond!! the cheese cart sampling is complimentary! overall a lovely dinner and will definitely be back.

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YH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal with friends! We loved everything about the evening!

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DV
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Atmosphere very hip but food very expensive. Charge for sour dough bread!!

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MD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went late! Love the fact they are open at ten o’clock at night. The waitress was amazing! Loved the food, drinks, dessert. This was our fourth time and we liked as much as the first!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was there celebrating my boyfriends birthday and at the end they brought out complimentary candies for him.

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Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My duck dish was great! I wish there was a fondue option for one as my date did not want to get the fondue. The fondue frites were recommended as an alternative but I found them to be average. Dessert was also great.

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and a d-lish meal of several apps and small plates. There is so much to like here, had to sample a bunch!

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have already recommended it to a number of people. One of my favorite dining experiences I have had in Richmond, ever!

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n
Minneapolis
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was exceptional. My drink the Very Cosmopolitan Mary was fabulous. The charcuterie was outstanding, as was the creative lemon dessert. The entree, trout, was good, but not memorable. It think it will be a great go to place for drinks, charcuterie and dessert, if you want a light dinner in a fun spot.

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LJ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a variety of dishes including the risotto, brussels sprouts, and duck terrine. All were very tasty, and the service was excellent. The server recommended a delicious bottle of dry Riesling to go with our meal. We were very pleased and will return.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, great service. Definitely a place I will go to again.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Brenner Pass moves into our top 5 Richmond restaurants! Make sure you experience the cheese cart.

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Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was excellent! Highly recommend!

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Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

High quality ingredients prepared in creative ways made for an excellent meal! I had the whole trout and it was wonderful!

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JS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Should have been better for the price. The bar was amazing and the ambiance was great. Unfortunately, the food and service fell short.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I needed to look up several things on the menu but was pleasantly surprised when everything came out 10 times better then what I expected.

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the ambiance, especially as the sun goes down. Our server was great. The espresso creme brulee was perfection, one of the best I've ever had. The fondue was a little too authentic for my taste. I would have preferred a few different dipping options (raw cauliflower). Next time I'd definitely like to try the charcuterie. The brussel sprouts side was wonderful. We came because of the name (we biked over the Brenner Pass last spring so it has a nostalgia for us), but we'll definitely be back for more!

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LJ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! Super impressed. After years of eating in amazing places in Brooklyn and Manhattan just can’t rave enough about the awesome food we had. Brussel sprouts were delicious, the pork just fell off the bone and the onion appetizer was just perfect. Can’t wait to come back to Richmond.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super good food!! I’ll be back!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and great service

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were amazing. The bartender recommended the fondue burger by saying that “she wakes up thinking about”...true! We haven’t stopped thinking about it since we left the restaurant! The tagliatelle was also amazing - simple but so flavorful. Parking was easy and the decor was beautiful. We made a reservation for the bar - it was nice but definitely lacking in space. The party next to us was very much into our space, pushing us into the area where the wait staff pick up drink orders from the bar. We’ll definitely be back but I think we’ll hold out for a table next time.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Kevin, our server, was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and pleasant.

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KS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for an anniversary dinner and received lovely special treatment that really made our night. Our whole meal was delicious. We sampled excellent cheese based on very knowledgeable recommendations from our server. Onion tart was special. Brussel sprouts were outstanding. Cocktail selections are super creative and did not disappoint. It's worth saving room for desert too!
Definitely coming back and have already recommended to friends.

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G
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Brenner Pass! The fondue burger is the absolute best

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Great ambiance and service. Food was average and overpriced.

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TD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I take clients here often. One of my favorite foodie places in town. All the natural light in the space is wonderful.

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