Brenner Pass

4.7
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1011 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. for luxury dining or expeditious business meal. Reservations recommended, not required. Elegan

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New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Covid protocols, knowledgeable but not overbearing service. Excellent food and presentation. Good wine and beer selection. Great anniversary dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great setup for having a great dinner during this crazy COVID season. Tables all out doors with heat and covered. Ambiance still hip and romantic.

Service was perfect. We were never for want. Always on top of everything without being on top of us.


And let's talk about the food. It is some of the best prepared food in North America. Not kidding.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, excellent service, excellent food. I’ll go back and then back and then back again.

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Johnathan
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delish; rich. Great drinks selection, and wonderful service.

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DanG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a good restaurant. We're from out of town, and not regulars, but we had a very nice dinner for four. For those who like this style of cuisine, I would definitely recommend it -- ingredients were fresh and of good quality and the food was well prepared. We ate outside (due to Covid), as we wished, and found the tables well spaced and the service good. I read one or two mixed reviews of the fondue, but I thought it was a very good version of a classic Alpine fondue (the small pieces of bread served alongside potato, cornichons, and, on a separate plate so as not to upset our vegetarian, speck, were excellent, btw.

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vipJRDC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here during an overnight trip from Washington DC. The restaurant had nice outdoor socially distanced seating and rules that made us feel safe eating there. It is located in an area in which they have a wide corner and all of the sidewalk that is completely reserved for their seating so you don’t have to be concerned about lots of casual foot traffic passing by. The service was excellent as was the food. We’ve eaten in a lot of great restaurants all over the world and we think this restaurant is definitely something special. My husband had the fondue burger, which he says is one of the top 2 burgers he has ever had in his life (and that’s really saying something!) and we would also definitely recommend the pistachio layer cake for dessert. We’ll absolutely return the next time we’re in Richmond and will be recommending it to friends.

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SAMH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was great. Except the drink service was very very slow. It took forever to get out drinks.

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Dawn
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience at Brenner's Pass. The food was outstanding and service even better. Due to health and safety concerns, we dined on the outdoor patio. Staff all wore masks, tables were spaced far apart. They did a great job with social distancing. I highly recommend this restaurant to dine in or take out.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening with good covid precautions in place all outdoor. Felt like we were on vacation. Food was delicious.

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vipDiverDeb
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time here for a while and we thoroughly enjoyed the outside dining experience.
The menu was as eclectic as before and we both thoroughly enjoyed the starter and entrees. It’s definitely somewhere we will revisit soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time sitting outside and amazing service!

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Cliftond
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food prices were high, portion were
Small and I would say the food was average.

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GloriaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! I'm doing keto and the chef accommodated my needs and modified the special to meet them. The zucchini with crème and pine nuts was wonderful as was the monkfish entrée. Grilled peach and tomato salad is a great starter. I'll be back!

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LaurieM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was better than the one before. Our new "go to" when family comes to visit.

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lululuv
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Improvements have been made to the outdoor dining area, including better covering. Despite rain, we stayed dry under our well covered table. The staff are very friendly and efficient. The food is excellent.

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Rachel
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always it was great! Great food, wonderful service. We will be back!

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DaveAndCrew
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Reduced menu from pre-COVID days but flavor was excellent as usual. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Food is very good, service is fine. We got six drinks total and some charcuterie and it cost well over $200. Just not worth it to me. I knew better going in. Won’t happen again.

Brenner Pass
Responded on September 3, 2020

Thanks for dining with us but so sorry that you had a two star experience. It seems the problem was that you did not find value in the items you ordered. As you know by viewing our online menu, our alcoholic drinks range from $8-$14 apiece. You must have ordered up to $84 in drinks. At $5 per ounce you must have also ordered "well over" 24 pieces, or 1.5 Pounds of charcuterie. Unless you are forgetting something in your review? Sorry that we won't be seeing you again during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The wait staff was friendly and nothing was rushed or forgotten. My favorite was the lamb tartare

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vipErinF
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening! Wonderful service and food. The ambience outside was very nice and relaxing. We did wish there was more of a waiting area outside as we had to wait 15 minutes for our table.

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JesA
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightfully delicious flavor combinations; excellent service; one of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time.

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BethM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very nice. Hidden treasure.

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vipMDavis
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a wonderful restaurant and I was thrilled to be able to actually GO THERE, as opposed to getting take-out (which, btw, is very good). The service was attentive and professional, and the food was creative and delicious. Hoping and praying they survive b/c this place is a gem.

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lululuv
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The hamburger is fabulous, exceptional. The service is very good too.

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KAYH2143
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My fiancé ordered the burger and that was outstanding. I ordered the tagliatelle it was good but not as good as the burger. I felt like my pasta dish needed some thing extra. I had A piece of speck off of my fiancé‘s burger and had a bite of my pasta with that and it was just what it needed. However or appetizer the Malakoff was delicious as well as our drinks. Overall the experience was very pleasant and we had a great time

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vipRick
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The outdoor seating was excellent. You felt safe dining there. The food & service were exceptional as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was very accommodating and kind! Food and drinks were delicious.

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RVACat
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Unusual menu, great for a change! They do their best to manage outdoor seating required - light rain is no issue. It poured on us, but everyone just laughed and the poor, drenched, waitstaff just kept up their pace and positive attitude. My daughter said it was her best, most memorable birthday dinner. Brisket Burger - YUM!

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vipmsmms
Greensboro
14 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Staff was friendly & attentive. All wore masks and were respectful of not getting too close for social distancing. The food was very good. Our Server, Grant, was excellent. I would recommend Brenners Pass to others.

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EmilyC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Brenner Pass and this was our first time dining there since they opened the patio during Covid. The staff did an excellent job with the protocols in place to make us feel safe dining with them. As always, the service was top notch and food excellent.

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MaryR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful service and the best food.

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Rebak
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first restaurant dining during Covid. Delightful atmosphere and food.

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vipLeslieN
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger in town hands down!! My husbands rib eye was also fantastic.

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Christina
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here twice and it was delicious both times! Innovative upscale food without being snobby. Fun cocktails!

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MollyD
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to go out to dinner again! The food was amazing and my frozen cocktail was so good I ordered a 2nd one! Waitstaff was incredibly wonderful!

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JosephZ
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and fast service. Each dish offered something special and unique.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, the patio was great, and SHANNON was awesome!! She made our night special!

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Marc9620
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The patio location was wonderful. Service was friendly, timely, and consistent. The monkfish was beautifully played as was the Tagleatteli. The monkfish was outstanding. The sauce and the chantrelles served with the Tagleatteli was wonderful. The Tagleatteli was cooked Al dente, but at least a quarter of the pasta was stuck together in the clumps of pasta. This means that not enough water was added to the pasta. I am not sure oil was added to the water, but this may potentially remedy the issue. When a pasta dish is served none of the pasta should stick with together. Clumps of three or more noodles is not a good presentation.

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JerryB
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was their opening night since the pandemic started with patio seating only. Umbrellas and nice breeze made it very comfortable. Our excellent server was attentive and knowledgeable when providing details about certain apps, charcuterie, and wine. We enjoyed a nice selection of charcuterie and outstanding veal schnitzel and monkfish.

FAQs

Brenner Pass offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 658-9868.

Brenner Pass is rated 4.7 stars by 1011 OpenTable diners.

Brenner Pass does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://swipeit.com/product/1129/brenner-pass.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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