Chez Foushee

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$30 and under
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French American
About Chez Foushee

It’s pronounced foo-SHAY.

Chez Foushee is located on the corner of E. Grace Street & Foushee Street. Foushee Street is named after Richmond’s first mayor, William Foushee, whose surname was likely pronounced with a French inflection during his time. But over the years, the shay has evolved into shee, as it has for the restaurant’s name. Andrew & Dennis passed the baton to Whitney Cardozo retiring after 28 years of unwavering hospitality.

We answer to both foo-SHAY & foo-SHEE, and we look forward to seeing you for another 28 years!


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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Classic French Menu was good. Salmon was too crusty. Steak Frites was pre cut which is odd. Overall food was fine and ambiance was good but not a good value.

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VivekM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. But the cocktails needs improvement.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This past weekend we met old and new friends for dinner, after being reintroduced to Chez Foushee by our children a month ago. On both occasions, the meal was delicious, we appreciated the attentive service and we look forward to a return visit!

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DavidS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was fantastic. The trout was perfectly cooked, and the oyster appetizer could have made dinner for most of us. Our guests also raved about the shrimp and grits. We will definitely go back soon.

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KatReid1964
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Good was delicious!!! Highly recommend.

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RobertoM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent, and was reasonably priced for the area. Great choice if your in the area to attend one of the many events in the city. I’ve been to this fine establishment a few other times and it has never disappointed

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vipDavidP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and a really friendly welcome.

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vipKathryn
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a consistently great meal. Had the cod special which was perfect. The lemon pound cake is to die for too. Place settings and glasses are classic French

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vipIgor
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went pre-theater and got out with time to spare. The food was tasty and attractively presented. Our waiter was pleasant and attentive. Great experience.

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SeeTan
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place for a nice birthday. Really enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, service and delicious food!! Plus we love the size and coziness!

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DWHBT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner, not crowded on a weeknight. Cod special was perfectly prepared. Waitstaff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is without a doubt Richmond best restaurant! Ambiance is beautiful and food was unbelievably good. Also good value

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ChristopherS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience from the moment we stepped in the door till we stepped out for pictures was nothing less than magical. We could not find one thing or detail about anything that was not extraordinary. Every detail is just so thought out and the food is absolutely scrumptious. We wrote the owner Whitney Cardozo to tell her personally how wonderful everything was. It really is like stepping into a romantic French movie with food just as magical. I don't think anything in RVA compares!

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gohokies123
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time. Went on Valentine's Day, so the menu was probably a little pricier than usual. However, they knocked it out of the park. The seating was a little tight, and we were really close to the piano which made it a bit loud. However, the food was fantastic. The risotto was great, and the lemon cake for dessert was out of this world - way, way out, like a dream! The wait staff was great, nice ambiance, good location. Will return to try their regular menu since this was our first time!

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vipFlaireStevens
Wilmington
10 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a good meal here. Found a good wine at an okay price. Service started slow but the waiter caught up and ended up doing a good job. Quiet place for a meal with a couple or small group.

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TomU
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I had not been in probably over 10 years. The food was fantastic! Great evening with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service and ambiance. We’ll be back for sure!

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LauraK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother travels to Richmond on a regular for business. He is a dedicated foodie and Chez Foushee was at the top of his list of recommendations. Everything we ordered at brunch was wonderful and we loved the beautiful dining space. Thank you!

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GarthM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, very nice staff. Very good bar, too. Had a great time, nice jewel in the middle of downtown Richmond. P.S. they get Creme Brulee right!

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laurenceh
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been a few years but still impressed with Chez foushee. Risotto was creamy perfect and the duck breast was served whole over creamer potatoes. Delicious. Beautiful presentation and a lovely bottle of Sancerre for $45.

Of course the lemon butter cake amazed as ever. Even took a slice home. Don’t pass on that. And likely need some tea or coffee to wash it down so worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner at Chez Foushee. The food and service were excellent. I would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very happy with our experience! The service was wonderful, our waiter was so nice and also provided great service. The food was delicious and the ambience was just perfect!

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vipBodieMoose
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great looking place.

Burgers overcooked.

Very slow food service.

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Maria
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this for first time dining here for a special occasion. They handled our group well. Great service, fabulous ambiance, and delicious food. Would go again and recommend.

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Fanfare
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Very elegant. The cocktails weren't as well-crafted or on-point as they should have been. The food was fantastic. Our waiter was not. He was not "bad" but certainly wasn't the level one expects in a restaurant of this caliber. Cute though.

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BethP
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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Tina
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Very poor service. Had to ask for refills, bread, steak overcooked ( blamed on bad thermometer) cold temp inside( wore coat whole time). Never received coffee so finally gave up and checked out with mgr. apologetic and took cost of steak off, but still disappointing evening.

Chez Foushee
Responded on January 28, 2020

Dear Tina, I am truly sorry for your experience. We would have gladly redone your steak to your liking and most definitely could turn the heat up for you if we had been aware! I am always cold so I know how uncomfortable it can be. Our goal is never to disappoint and we will work harder to not let something like this happen again. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you will give us another try. Sincerely, Whitney (owner)

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LuvAvonNC
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our visit! Upon arriving, we were greeted like an old friend. I had placed in the comments of my reservation that the meal was to celebrate a birthday. Both the host and our waitress acknowledged this and wished my husband a happy birthday! The service was good, our waitress was knowledgeable and efficient. The meal was quite tasty and the desserts were amazing. Definitely try the lemon cake, it was the best I've ever had!

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CathyP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is wonderful to know the current ownership has maintained and improved on the standards of Chez Foushee. The staff is attentive and enjoyable too. I would definitely suggest others to dine here.

Chez Foushee
Responded on January 28, 2020

Dear Cathy P, Thanks for your kind words. We work hard to provide the best dining experience possible and we appreciate your recognition. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Whitney (Owner)

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AshleyD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent dinner for my partners birthday! I would absolutely come back.

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CarlT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening In all ways - we’ll return as soon as possible.

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Kevin
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was very good. My only objection was too many bones in my trout. Dessert and Onion soup appetizer were outstanding. Very good but not over-the-top wine list. Service was impeccable.

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vipmargaret
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Chez Foushee. Everything is excellent and only wish parking was a bit simpler! Staff is excellent and accommodating and food always a pleasure.

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Rick
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service was unrushed (they weren’t trying to turn the table over quickly).

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LeBlanc
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Food was delicious. Waiter was charming! Will recommend this restaurant to others.

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vipMPG1
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were completely delighted with this special New Year’s Eve dinner. And, we rarely give such glowing reviews The flavors and presentation were exceptional. We did not expect so much flavor from the beef entree. In fact, it surpassed many , much more expensive steak restaurants. We live in Washington DC area, but will definitely return whenever we are in Richmond.

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GaryH
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamie, our waitress was superb &the the food was also superb. Still one of the best restaurants in Richmond.

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RitaB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was excellent.

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