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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CM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful varied lunch menu. The waiter paced our meal perfectly. From the seafood crepe to the quiche to the French dip and spring salad - each was delicious. Great place to meet out of town guests to enjoy catching up in an atmosphere that was pleasant and with a low noise level.

K
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This little gem continues to provide an evening of very good food, wonderful service and a taste of Europe that keeps me going for another little while!
I have now been here a few times and will plan on returning when I can. The food is well thought out, not overwhelmed with various tastes to impress, but a perfect mix of simplicity and finesse. My Rissotto was very tasty and piping hot. My husbands trout was served beautifully allowing the full taste of the fish to be enjoyed. The service, as always was impeccable, friendly, courteous, professional and warm. Restaurants have come and gone in Richmond but Chez Foushee has remained (despite changing hands!) a wonderful stable and special place.

MS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Foushee is a great place to go for a nice dinner in Richmond. The food is top notch and the ambiance and service is outstanding.

Chez Foushee
Responded on October 13, 2019

Dear Michael- Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Whitney (Owner)

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MR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 4

Never offered cocktails before dinner & we had just sat down! Never received butternut squash soup that had been so highly recommended. Reordered drinks took forever to be served. Of our party of 5, two had ordered risotto w/ chicken-one order was served cold. Would not recommend this restaurant!

Chez Foushee
Responded on October 13, 2019

Dear Monica, I am sorry about your recent dining experience. You happened to come during the perfect storm of theater and First Friday Art Walk diners. Our soups are made in small batches and unfortunately, it sold out with the large rush. We would have gladly remade or comped any dish that was not to your satisfaction. Thank you for the feedback and we are working hard on the concerns you raised. I hope you will give us another try. Sincerely, Whitney (Owner)

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GS
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great brunch with friends. Lovely decor and ambiance. My friend has the creme brûlée French toast which was sinfully good! No dessert needed after that. All and all very nice. Service was a tad slow but the place was packed! I’ve had lunch here before and it was equally good.

CS
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Foushee is a Richmond jewel that never disappoints. The service is always outstanding, and the food is delicious.

KB
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Charming and great wines.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place, delicious food, will be back

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
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
69 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!

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.

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”!

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.

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