About Chez Foushee
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.
Richmond, VA 23220
French American, Creole
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30 - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner Thursday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
$30 and under
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With over 25 years of catering experience, Chez Foushee specializes in elegant events of any size. We offer event coordination, floral design and menu planning to help you enjoy your event to the fullest. Our seamless service and seasonal menus contribute to the success of your function. Utilizing partnerships with our vendors allows for impressive occasions with a focus on quality at a reasonable price. We also have a Cocktail Party Platter menu for hassle free, pick up and serve occasions including stylishly displayed buffet style selections.
Chez Foushee has plenty of street parking along with off-street parking in the Parkway Parking lot adjacent to our location. No payment required for the lot we take care of that for you.
We are located 1 block from the major bus line running on Broad St. with a stop at the intersection of Broad and Foushee St.
Private Party Facilities:
At Chez Foushee, we have over 20 years of experience in catering and have prepared for events ranging from society galas to corporate receptions.
Our dining room is available for on-site private dinners of approximately 30 – 50 guests and cocktail functions up to 100 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Andrew Hardie: (804) 648-0532
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Chez Foushee Ratings and Reviews
Dinner with friends for 5 was delightful! Our table was ready when we arrived! The table setting allowed we 5 to sit 2 on each side and one at the end. This arrangement really facilitated conversation and sharing of special cocktails! The Razor Clam special was very good and the French Quarter Bouillabaisse was full of shellfish, excellent! The other entrees, duck breast and filet were very good also as were Lemon Butter Cake and Crème Brule! Coffee was very good, could have offered refill! We'll definitely be back soon!
On the whole, it was a charming experience: warm, inviting decor, excellent service, varied and unique menu. The craft cocktails were distinctive and well executed (I had two Canton Royals--champagne and Domaine de Canton). My five course dinner (fried oyster crustini, crab bisque, Caesar salad, shellfish bouillabaisse, and a warm toffee pudding) largely succeeded. Everything was plated beautifully, prepared correctly, and served in generous portion. The only jarring note? The complete absence of flavor in either the bisque or the bouillabaisse. The entree in particularly was cooked to perfection, but offered no taste whatsoever--in sharp contrast to my other three courses. The texture of the shellfish was faultless, so I can't attribute the absence to inferior ingredients or excessive freezing. But it made for an uneven dining experience.
Would I go back? Very likely. The hits far outweighed the misses, and at least half a dozen other menu offerings competed strongly for my attention as entrees. Just avoid the mollusks.
the turkey in turkey & brie sandwich wasn't of very good quality-more like deli meat at grocery store-disappointing. The omelette special, however, was superb.
Service was very slow; needed another wait person. Had to wait forever for drinks, to order, and bill.
We went for restaurant week. Cocktails were good. Salad delicious. Entrees were on the small side (4 shrimp on the shrimp and grits). My husband had to send his pork chop back. It was too tough. The desserts were big and delicious. The waiter was super; friendly, attentive and very nice. We will go back.
I wasn't able to change my reservation with Open Table from 2 to 1 person until I arrived. They were very nice about seating me next to an outlet so that I could charge my phone. One of the menu choices was "Feed More," a local benefit to feel the hungry. An excellent idea, so I chose one of these three course, prix fix menus for about $29.95. I ordered salad; bouillabaisse; lemon butter cake. Nice, small salad but the entrée was a disappointment. Described by the waiter as a "soupy" entrée, which is what I expected, it arrived as a small appetizer portion with one shrimp; 2 small clams; the rest mussels, 1/3rd of which were empty shells. Stock was excellent, but had been cooked down to the bottom of the dish in a thin layer. I called for the water and suggested that I'd gotten a poor representation of the dish. He returned to the kitchen and added 1 shrimp, saying that this dish was usually $26.95. Cake was nice, but I only wanted a taste of it, and didn't expect this item to be dinner. Difficulty getting service after my complaint. Didn't feel fairly treated.
Very nice restaurant in Downtown Richmond. Looks small from the outside but that is deceptive. Nice interior decor, soft music playing in the background. We were there for lunch. I had the mussels and house cut frites. Both were very good. The sauce for the mussels was tasty and not overpowering. The frites were fresh and hand cut but could have been crispier. My wife had the grilled salmon wit asparagus and an acorn squash pure. All was excellent. The lunch portions were generous and reasonably priced. Our waiter and the hostess were friendly and knowledgeable and service was excellent and not overbearing. We will definitely return.
I would call this my 5/6ths review. We decided to take advantage of restaurant week and selected Chez Foushee. On the menu were three starters, about six
entrees and two desserts. I say 5/6ths review because the tomato bisque(1 &2) were excellent, the salmon(3) was excellent, and the chocolate tortes(5&6) were
excellent. The pork chop(4), was terrible. I've never seen a pork chop 1/2" thick
and it was tough and had gristle. So, 5 out of 6 is good, but the pork chop spoiled
the entire meal. would not recommend this entree. Mgmnt should provide a
pencil and paper for the wait staff to take down the drink and food orders. Nuff said.
Went during restaurant week, so menu was limited but a good value for a meal. Dining companion started with a salad, I finally tried the pimento cheese, what a delight and far cry from the supermarket version. Dining companion had salmon, she thought it a bit over cooked, I found it moist and delicious. I had grilled pork chop with polenta, very tasty. Dining companion chose the chocolate desert, very nice but paled compared to my lemon butter cake, which was a taste of heaven. Jason our server was attentive and knowledgeable.
My husband and I went to Chez Foushee during Reastsurant Week with another couple. Having eaten there for lunch I thought this was a good choice. I am sorry to say that I was disappointed.
There was an unusually long delay for our drinks. We were told that this evening was the Bartender’s first night. There was confusion with our orders during each course.
It appeared that there was confusion in the kitchen.
The portions were very stingy. Of the four entree offerings the pork chop and the salmon were considered very good while the shrimp and grits and chicken fricasse were poor to fair.
The homemade desserts were outstanding!! The space was enchanting and comfortable. The noise level was softer than what I’ve come to expect from an establishment downtown.
I hope this was an “off night” for Chez Foushee.
Friends and I went to Chez Foushee for Richmond Restaurant Week. The food was good, but not spectacular. Cocktails were a bit too strong and not very interesting. The ambiance and the service though were fantastic! I would recommend this place for a nice date night.
The rockfish was perfectly prepared and delicious. The polenta on which it rested was lukewarm. The spinach salad was average and the Caesar salad was good. We arrived at 5:30 prior to a 7:00 theater reservation. We told the server about our time restraints when we arrived. Although there were only two other small tables occupied in the restaurant, our meal did not arrive until 6:30, thus we felt rushed and did not have time for coffee or dessert, which we would have ordered.
I found it ridiculous that one in our party wanted salmon but could not have it as the special was a pork and salmon combo. Waiter said the kitchen said they were running low on salmon(we went there after a matinee so we dined early-we had a 5:15 PM reservation. In any event I would think that if you have salmon in the kitchen and the customer wants salmon, there is no problem. What am I missing??? The food was OK and the server was good but there are many restaurants in RVA that are very good and put the customer first.
We will probably not return. Too bad as the last time I was there I enjoyed it and looked forward to taking friends.
This restaurant was not busy and the service was slow. The food arrived and was not hot and was barely above average. We ordered some Bloody Mary's and they seemed watered down. The atmosphere and look was great however. I liked this restaurant in the past, but will not return in quite a while. Something has happened to the mojo here. I hope they can get it back.
We've seen this restaurant many times and always wanted to try it. I made reservations last minute Saturday night, originally we had planned to go to Julep's, but since we had been there many times, decided to go someplace different. We had a very nice table by the window, and our waiter was very friendly and provided excellent service. We ordered cocktails and decided to try the pimento cheese and the mussels. We both love mussels, and were looking forward to them, when our waiter sat them down, they had a brown like gravy, the menu said white wine with saffron, so I tried one, the broth was was absolutely horrible, my fiancé wouldn't even attempt it, mainly because of how it looked and the smell. I'm not quite sure what recipe the chef used, but he might want to change it. We asked our waiter to send it back, something we never do, he asked if wanted to try the oysters, which we said, yes and those were very good, they had a nice breading. The pimento cheese was good, as were the bread and butter pickles. We decided to order dinner after our cocktails and appetizers. I decided on the gnocchi and my fiancé got the crabcakes. The gnocchi was not like any gnocchi I had ever seen, it was in a broth like a soup and the gnocchi had fallen apart, it wasn't very good, I had about 4 spoonfuls and pushed it aside. My fiancé offered me some of his crabcakes, where were very good, lots of crab. We decided to give dessert a try, the toffee bread pudding was really delicious. So we ended our not so good dinner on a good note with the dessert. I hope it was just an off night for the chef, we may give Chez Foushee, another try, but for now, there are so many other options in Richmond for dining.
We picked Chez Foushee based on the web page and 4 star reviews. The restaurant is in a 1920's shop that has seen many lives. The atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting. The staff was very friendly and attentive - ready to answer questions about the menu or the business. The pimento cheese appetizer was very good as was the house salad. The entrees were a complete disappointment. My wife's chicken fricassee was way over cooked to a dark brown with flecks of black. The orzo side had absolutely no flavor whatsoever. My duck was acceptable but also lacked flavor. Given we were the only couple in the restaurant, I would have expected the dishes would receive at least nominal attention. We do recommend the yellow cake dessert. It was delicious.
Chez Fouchee is a great little restaurant in the heart of downtown Richmond VA. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is elegant and charming, and our server on Aug 4, Jason, could not have been better - we were in a celebratory mood and he joined right in and made the occasion even more fun. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for great food in a great urban setting.
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