Chez Foushee

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$30 and under
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French American
Chez Foushee opened in the Fall of 1989 as a small deli and catering operation offering carry-out and boxed lunches. As business continued to flourish a number of renovations occurred and the entire building was purchased in the Fall of 1995. Located in historic Monroe Ward, just blocks from the venerable Jefferson Hotel, we are situated close to downtown and the Broad Street arts district. Chez Foushee offers lunch and carry-out Tuesday through Friday, as well as dinner every Tuesday through Saturday. We offer brunch Sunday mornings. Our menus change seasonally with an emphasis on fresh, local and sustainable ingredients. On site catering is available for private dinner and cocktail parties. Please inquire about full-service offsite catering.
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KB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Charming and great wines.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place, delicious food, will be back

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food - my wife had the filet and I had the risotto, and both were fantastic! Our server was friendly and made several helpful recommendations.

J
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and food. Lovely ambience.

PH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating here. Took our relatives here for a special dinner and it was a most wonderful experience. Love tables set with linen table clothes and fresh flowers. The two levels gives a sense of separation between bar area and dining area. Russell was our waiter and he provided exceptional service. I have already recommended the restaurant to a few people and will return again myself.

BP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful meal.

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

Everything was wonderful, except the chairs were very uncomfortable. They were straight backed.

JM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Wonderful wine and drink selection and food is always fresh with good sized portions. Always a favorite place to go.

d
Richmond
67 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor and ambiance is exquisite! They had special clear chairs set up at the table they reserved for us! Russ was our server; he was exceptionally attentive and personable. The Mojito and sangria were tasty! My wife had the scallop entree; she said it was excellent. I had the shrimp creole; fabulous take on their version of shrimp and grits. The lemon butter cake was amazing! This place is something special.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner reservations tonight and the food was amazing. They had just brought in a fresh cut of swordfish and it was cooked to perfection. The chef added capers and fresh vegetables to the entree which was wonderful. The waiter did a great job of recommending a good wine to pair with the meal and our service was on point. We will definitely be returning!

s
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with my wife. Service was exceptional. Not a lot of diners so restaurant was very quiet. Wine list was very good.

LH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! From our greeting at the door, our excellent service or delicious food, I am never disappointed here.

VA
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was a very comfortable, satisfying way to spend my birthday special meal. Thank you so much!

CE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good brunch. The low noise level made it easy to talk to our new friends in a comfortable yet elegant setting. The Eggs Benedict was fabulous.

RM
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, wonderful service, incredible food! Will definitely return soon!

RV
Richmond
80 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Brunch with out of town visitor. Food was tasty and attractively served. Lattes were medium warm, though one was requested “hit”!

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The reason there is not a 4 or 5 for service is that we were seated for 10 full minutes before water was even poured. There was only one server during this time and she was way too busy to offer attentive service to the diners.

CR
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chefs special of Halibut was terrific
Filet was cooked perfectly
Great service as always

J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best duck ever! Awesome service. Great ambiance.

C
Richmond
37 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I am always pleased to visit Chez Fooshee. As usual, I had the scallops and they are grand. My service was excellent and she was very attentive to our needs. However, I do not understand why the scallop dish is so meager. It is truly a work of culinary art. Always cooked to perfection and the presentation excellent. But I always come away with the feeling that 3 scallops is just miserly. I mean why not 4 or 5 morsels instead of just 3. I'm just saying that I would pay more for 4 or 5 pieces than just 3. Are they really so expensive that only 3 can be served? Just sayin...

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

Amazing service and great food!

J
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new absolute favorite. I have been wanting to go for several years but it’s hours didn’t coincide with when I was in town. Had lunch - superb seafood crepe, delicious frites with House special sauce. Partner had delicious au jus. Breads were fantastic, it was a light but filling meal. Service attentive and excellent, and decor and ambiance perfect. Dates, anniversary, treat yourself but go.

K
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the mussels for appetizer and had a huge helping of them! Sauce was delicious and two sets of bread for sauce. We ordered 4 different entrees including soft shell crab special. All fantastic. Highly recommend Chez Foushee. Consistently great.

p
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meals are always on point. The soft shell crab special was exceptional. Save room for dessert.

B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this restaurant. The wait staff and the food are wonderful. The only negative is their air conditioning does not work well, and it was extremely warm.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great experience!!!

NC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Chez Fouchee. We oft3en dine before the theatre, and always get treated very well. Also it's yummy.

w
Richmond
176 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Quite little "gem" in downtown Richmond. Food is always good.

SC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant restaurant with friendly staff. Food was delicious (shrimp creole, hanger steak and frites, lemon butter cake). We will definitely come back.

KD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely dinner, great food. Our waiter forgot to bring the half we wanted to take home, but otherwise very pleased.

B
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

we returned to chez foushee for the first time in about four years and found the interior "spruced up", with a more elegant feel. The food was generally excellent, well prepared and interesting. a particular star was the duck breast. The deserts were great. it was expensive overall but we had wine and drinks which clearly boosted the tab. We look forward to going again in the near future.

BT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Halibut "en papillote" special and it was delicious. Beautiful filet with rice, red peppers and green beans. Staff was very attentive even with a large party in the back.Great ambiance. love the new marble top bar. Give a very European feel. Lemon Butter cake for desert was worth every calorie. I had not been in a while, but won't wait to go back. A real gem in the RVA dining scene!

AG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Chez Foushee twice in the past month (once for business, once with friends) and both times have been wonderful. The atmosphere is elegant but welcoming, the service excellent and the food delicious. The lemon cake is one of the best desserts I have ever had. The seafood crepes and quiche are also very good. We will be back soon!

JB
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great, as always. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

SP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We used to say that Chez Foushee was one of our favorite restaurants, but our recent experience changed that. Aside from the mussels, which were delicious, the rest of the meal was mediocre and grossly overpriced in relation to the quality. The trout was dry and salty, the creme brulee was soupy, and the espresso was an embarrassing trace not even the size of a single.

Chez Foushee
Responded on June 25, 2019

Dear SilverP, I am so sorry for your experience, and if we had known your unhappiness, we would have tried to fix as much as we could that evening. We value your feedback and will work harder to provide the best dining experiences for all of our guests. We hope you will give us another chance and that we can be considered one of your favorite restaurants again. Sincerely, Whitney (owner)

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JR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Believe we had a new waitress. Not nearly as good as in the past. Hopefully a one time experience.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Year after year, Chez Foushee amazes. The food is delicious but not pretentious. The service is impeccable but not obsequious. The ambience is perfect. Two blocks from the Quirk Hotel, it’s a gem.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely brunch on Sunday before Live Art. The food was delicious, and our server was friendly and helpful. We loved the quiet, quaint atmosphere. We’ll be back!

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

Beautiful atmosphere, great and fast service, and delicious cuisine! We had tickets to a VA Rep show at 8:00 p.m., and Chez Foushee is only two blocks from the theater...perfect for a pre-theater dinner!

MB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a lovely evening at Chez Foushee. We were a large and persnickety party but Russell was patient and attentive, even escorting us out with umbrellas during a downpour!

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