Cobblestone at the Berkeley Hotel

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
In the heart of Shockoe Slip, our casually elegant restaurant, Cobblestone Bar & Grill at The Berkeley Hotel. Cobblestone now offers a newly renovated private dining room; Founders Room, with a seating capacity of 30-35 people and standing room capacity of 45 for cocktails/appetizers. Founders Room is great for Rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions and holiday parties! Check out our 60 inch monitor for presentations and slide shows!

Cobblestone serves seasonally inspired regional dishes and southern inspired American cuisine. Cobblestone Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. On Saturdays and Sundays enjoy our a’la carte brunch. Come enjoy our comfortable, inviting atmosphere and warm hospitality with a spectacular view of Shockoe Slip. We also feature a separate bar with hand-crafted cocktails, a large wine list specializing in Virginia wineries and a lighter fare menu. Visit us soon; complimentary valet parking is always available to our dining guests.
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P
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Multiple apps were great, crab cakes were great, short ribs had 3 bites of meat, the rest was total fat and terrible, and finally we were charged for a bottle of wine instead of a glass that wasn't reversed because they already had processed my charge card.

CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great meal and dining experience. It was a slow evening so we got extra time with our server, Ann, and the chef (Terry?). So pleasant, and fun conversation. And the food was excellent. Perfectly cooked steak, great apps, and wine/beer suggestions were on point.

CR
Richmond
89 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

A lackluster experience.
Average food, below average service = won’t be back

J
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. The server was professional and attentive. Lovely and quiet environment for a dinner.

TC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Mother's day and the place was busy. The staff never flinched. They remained courteous and efficient. Food choices were excellent!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Plating for mothers day lunch was lackluster and outside the very runny eggs, the food was quite good, and a well planned menu. Not great enough to go back, unfortunately, but we enjoyed our brunch.

JV
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted upon arrival her and our promptly and our server Will took care of all of our needs flawlessly, highly recommended.

L
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was attentive, food was delicious and it was a very nice experience!

MA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Wonderful food can easily be overcome by inexperienced and completely inept service. As another guest said, "Everyone has to be new sometime." Let's hope that "newness" wears off soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My parents came to town and we went here as it was close to their hotel. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had.

KL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

First time here, after being recommended. We came from 45 mins away. Perhaps Easter Sunday was not the best day to try it. Food was five stars, but I would recommend with a lot of caveats. First, our server was super nice but in training, but was alone. He should have been shadowed. Now on to the food, the reason we came. We were under the impression that there would be a buffet, as in previous years. There was not. There was the standard Sunday brunch menu. However to streamline things for a busy day, they did not offer everything that was on their regular menu. So to summarize, there were not that many options, and while the food was great, portions were small. $15 for ONE plain Belgian waffle with a small chicken breast on top. Definitely do not book a reservation here for a holiday when you're hungry family wants to feast!

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1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Waiter was terrible. Said it was his first day even though we saw him serving the day before. Had to flag him down to greet us, get refills, clear the table and get/pick up the check. It was pretty miserable. Food was ok and the order didn’t come at the same time. Everyone’s food got cold while we waited for her SALAD! Too bad because it was Easter and I brought my parents who used to come when it was a truly elegant and 5 star experience. Not a fond memory this time unfortunately. I wouldn’t recommend or come back.

MH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food hard to hear

TO
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an excellent restaurant. It appears to be lacking in promotions by management to draw people in; which is a shame because it's a very cool place. It is located in a hotel; but don't let that fool you! It has an amazing staff and chef.

DT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Veronica was fantastic! She’s a great server!!

JP
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed a great meal, reasonably priced and delicious. The crab bisque had a nice hint of sherry and was very flavorful and had a small garnish of crabmeat as well. I enjoyed the fish of the day, monkfish, perfectly cooked and served on a delicious bed of risotto. The tomato and artichoke salad that served as a topping was excellent. Our server, Veronica, was very pleasant and attentive and adept at handling working as both server and bartender. We ordered a pecan pie that had been shown on the open table menu though it was not available. The chef Tony came to our table to let us know why it was not available, which was pretty impressive. Throughout our experience, we were made to feel very much at home and welcome and it was a great experience. The restaurant is by the front desk so it is not exactly intimate, however, the windows look out to the lovely cobblestone streets of the neighborhood so it does have charm. The southern flavor and southern hospitality was much appreciated.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

Surprisingly delicious food...even the salad tasted amazing. Now we know why Chef Tony Taylor deserves to be on Chopped.

EG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Located inside the Berkely Hotel. Parking is not the best due to downtown location. Service was great, servers very attentive. Food came out fast and hot. Crab bisque was delicious as were the crabcakes. Everyone enjoyed their food and appetizers.

p
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting Cobblestone Bistro inside The Berkley Hotel. Everything was great! They had a Valentines Day menu which consisted of 4 courses, and they gave each lady a rose. I thought this was a special touch. Our waiter was Will and he was fantastic. The chef even came out to ask was everyone enjoying their meal and to thank everyone for coming. Our meal here made our Valentines Day a great memory.

s
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food was good but there was a social happening in the banquet room across the hall and it was way too noisy for a valentine dinner.

BM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time at Cobblestone and I was extremely satisfied with the food and the service. They were so accommodating and friendly.

h
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Last Christmas Eve we had a lovely holiday dinner here. Unfortunately this year did not live up to expectations. The food was not as good and neither was the service. While we were not anticipating high end gourmet fare, this is not an inexpensive dining choice and we were disappointed with the meager offerings. Next year's Christmas Eve will be spent elsewhere.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Good meal and service but meal was slow to come out (took about 1/2 hour) Restaurant not crowded

AM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant was lovely. The service was slow and they were not busy. They did not have spinach or the flatbread. Few vegetarian options. The food was good and visually appealing.
Not what I expected, a little disappointed.

G
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were seated very quickly and our request to move our reservations back 15 minutes because of bad traffic was quickly confirmed.

The restaurant is beautiful, with large beams and an open feel. The elevated northern room, where we were seated, was roomy and comfortable.

The food was below average. The bisque was not a bisque, but more of a chunky chowder, but was bland and tasted more of thickener like arrowroot than crab.

The beef rib was also bland and packing the moisture one would expect with a short rib. It was tough and went largely uneaten.

The lobster potatoes were good. They were whipped well and had chunks of lobster in them. I would order those again.

The crab sandwiches were very good. They were fried well, and while the crab was mild, there was a proper proportion of crab to bread and the texture was spot-on.

The service was average, even though we were the only table in the room.

T
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The only suggestion I have is to not charge for valet parking. I thought $10 was a bit steep.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

When we arrived there were only two other families having breakfast. It took over 45 minutes for them to serve us breakfast brunch for four people. When the food arrived it was bland and cold and we had to send back the Bloody Mary. Very disappointing when trying to impress out of town guest.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

What was some years ago an elegant dining room with excellent food has been down graded to an informal bar and grill. The lunch menu was adequate but the food itself was ordinary.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner for an out of town customer, and everyone enjoyed their meal. The service, food, and atmosphere were excellent.

S
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was a somewhat disappointing experience. The score for service is not a reflection of our server, but rather that there did not seem to be adequate staff to keep pace. It took nearly an hour to be served breakfast. The food presentation was underwhelming, including very small portions for the price. The restaurant itself is very nice, but the very slow service and quality of the food are not well aligned.

LD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were disappointed with the Thanksgiving offerings (a Buffet) especially as compared with other Holidays we have eaten there in the past.

DR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Anniversary/Thanksgiving time! The staff from the time we checked-in until check-out was superb. We met the chef and your great bartender. Can’t say enough nice things. Thank you also for upgrading our room when you found out about our Anniversary! Can’t wait for our next visit!!!!

Jim and Debbie Reilly

BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a business lunch; great location, atmosphere, food and service

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was delicious and Veronica was an amazing server! She was attentive and super friendly!!

ST
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The place was empty on a Sunday morning. Menu was limited and food was mediocre.

OT
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

loved it***

JO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

SECOND TRIP AND IT WAS MUCH BETTER THIS TIME.....THE CHICKEN AND WAFFLES WAS TO DIE FOR....I HAD OUT OF TOWN GUEST AND THEY WERE IMPRESSED.

JO
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

FOOD WAS OK.....BUT NOTHING TO RAVE ABOUT....SHORT RIBS DRY AND TOUGHT....DRINKS AND THE SERVICE WERE TRULY FANTASTIC.....AND THIS WWOULD BE THE ONLY REASON I WOULD GO BACK...ALSO A COCKTAIL PARTY WAS ION PROCESS AND THEY WERE SO LOUD WE COULD HARDLY TALK TO ONE ANOTHER.

NS
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Had the shrimp and grits. Had 3 nice pieces of shrimp. But it barely had any grits, like really a very small spoonful, and there was a very watery broth instead of creamy grits. But I will say the flavor was great.

C
Richmond
113 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow - we hadn't been to the Berkeley to eat in years and decided to give Cobblestone a try. It was terrific. First and foremost, perhaps because we were relatively early (7pm reservations) we were literally the only people in the place for the first 45 minutes. That added to the ambiance as the space is intimate and comfortable.

Service was terrific. While none of us got the server's name, she was very knowledgeable about the menu items, how things were prepared, and all of her recommendations were spot on. I had the short ribs with bourbon carrots and mashed potato's which was fantastic. My wife had the pork chop with drunken peaches - if you like bourbon this is the dish for you.

None of use generally get dessert but the bourbon caramel bread pudding was to die for! Don't miss it. We will absolutely be back.

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