Cobblestone Bar & Grill

4.2
38 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Southern
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday -Friday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 7:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 225-5105
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Will Price
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Catering
Semi-Private dining areas available.
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Cross street
12th Street
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Parking details
We offer valet parking for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch at an Additional Cost.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 38 People Are Saying
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JO
Washington DC
4 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.

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JO
Washington DC
4 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.

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OT
Denver
17 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.

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C
Richmond
108 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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SS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

We ordered the steak, the most expensive item on the menu, and it had loads of gristle. The bisque had a skin on it. We noted that it was our anniversary when we made the reservation and no mention of the occasion was made. (We actually had our reception there 20 years ago.) The host was not at the desk and we had to find someone to seat us.

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B
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The staff was sweet but the food was terrible. Usually I am much harder on the service staff, but this was really bad food.

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JC
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was fair. The food was tasty but I didn't really enjoy it. The waiter only had two tables and didn't pay attention to details.

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t
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent staff and food would return

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NJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my family here to celebrate Mother's Day after church. The service was great, the price was right and the food was delicious. Everyone talked for the rest of the day about how great the restaurant was an how amazing the food was. We will be back.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had the absolute worse experience while dining here for my graduate celebration. Our food never came out, our drinks never came out and the management had the nerve to berate me and my guests.

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

People complimented me!

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DW
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Another out of town couple and we stayed at The Berkeley and had our arrival night dinner in the Cobblestone Bar & Grill after drinks in the bar. Our server in the bar, Beth Ann, gave us a very personable welcome and excellent service. We wound up staying on long enough to be an hour late for our dinner reservation in the adjoining restaurant, but Beth Ann and our server in the restaurant were aware of our delay. Will, our server in the restaurant, did a very nice job for us and we found this was a good setting for relaxing after our respective travels. We also had very pleasant breakfasts in the Cobblestone Bar & Grill each of our four mornings during our stay at The Berkeley. Our breakfast server for three of the mornings, Jo, was especially personable and attentive.

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CO
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best meal we have had in a while. We loved the white time and black fried rice!!! The craft beer selection is always stellar!

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AW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Just after church meal

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DT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice ambiance and atmosphere. It's not crowded and they were very accommodating. I wanted something that was not on the menu and our waiter went above and beyond to ask the chef if this could be done. Needless to say they could make the meal that I desired and everything was great! After our meal my friend was trwated to a complimentary dessert for his birthday.

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l
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our bartender, Beth Ann, was excellent. She recommended 2 wines that we really enjoyed. Will, our waiter was excellent and the food was really good. we also enjoyed talking to Tony, the chef.

An all around good experience.

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SV
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Ok I am going to mark up the slow meal service to it being Valentine's Day. It took just over 30 minutes for the entree's to come out after our soup and salad. There really shouldn’t have been any surprises on the number of people as reservations for the prix fixe meal. The service was good but very busy. The entrees certainly weren’t the fault of the server. When they did finally arrive my wife had the Filet which was an ample serving and flavorful though it did have a little fat on it but still good. I had the scallops which were not only a disappointing 3 pieces, one was the size of a nickel and the other two not much but slightly bigger. If this was what the entre like was all night I would have preferred the waiter have told me it was a small portion and maybe I’d like to choose one of the other two selections – the beef or lamb. I think they were running short based on the long wait from the kitchen. It’s a shame to have a 4 course meal – soup, salad, entrée and dessert and go home hungry. I don’t think I’ll go back. I was disappointed because they generally had good to very good ratings and this was our first time eating here.

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TE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Had a reservation for Valentine’s Day date night. Was seated at the bar while we waited for the table. Received no service. Was told 4 times our table would be up shortly. Staff was running around and disorganized. Lighting was way too bright. Was loud like a saloon, not a beautiful intimate dinner spot like it used to be. Left after 50 minutes completely disgusted. Not the same charming, intimate place it used to be. Would avoid at all costs.

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B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

From the time we set down the service was horrible. Took 15-20 mins to put a drink order. It took over 1.5 hrs to get our entree. My lamb was raw and the desert grainy. Our waiter only had 4 2 top tables. He would vanish for 30+ minutes at a time. Tables who arrived after us got there food before we did.( all 2 tops as well) we will never eat here again. Several other tables had the same bad experience.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent. The food was great. We will return to this establishment.

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DY
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Pleasant...quiet and quaint. We were the only guests in the restaurant other than 4 people at the bar. Based on location, it appears to cater to the business crowd. The food was delicious and accommodating.

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SE
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This has been my go to for business luncheons and as usual the food was excellent.

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L
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been here several times and never fails to satisfy us.

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L
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pleasant experience - I had never been here before after living in Richmond for over 10 years now. I will definitely go again. Everything was great from the ambience, to the service, to the food!

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LR
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food quality was not at all what I would expect for the price charged. Items on the buffet were ordinary in quality, lukewarm and not very fresh or flavorful. The deviled eggs were a bit crusty, as if they were a day old and had been sitting out. The experience was not at all memorable. With a glass of wine and a tip, I paid over $64.00. On Christmas Eve, I had a much, much better experience at The Boathouse at Sunday Park, and with wine and tip, spent under $40.00 there. I will not ever be back to the Cobblestone.

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SB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This was the worst holiday buffet my family and I have ever experienced. The food was pretty horrible and the price was outrageous! My husband daughter and I were ill from the food we ate, horrible upset stomach. I was horrified when we received the bill and no one at the hostess desk to address the issues. Deviled eggs were rubber, mashed potatoes were grey and unappealing, tasted like powdered potatoes, the prime rib was ok, but the ham and Turkey made others sick. The beer that was ordered was skunky.

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h
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had reserved a Christmas Eve table for three (my husband and I, along with our 12 year old daughter) long in advance, and were delighted to be promptly seated at a cozy window table with a nice view of Shockoe Slip's historic cobblestone streets. We watched diners and hotel guests arriving as we perused a rather limited three course, fixed price holiday menu. Service was polite, timely and knowledgeable. My husband had salmon, I had lamb and our daughter had beef tenderloin. While I wouldn't classify this as a restaurant for foodies, the food was well executed and each of us enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was comfortable, clubby and quiet, with lots of wood and carpeting. We had a lovely evening and would return again.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I took my daughter and her friend to Cobblestone Café prior to seeing The Nutcracker. The food was excellent for both me (foodie) and the kids. The chicken and waffles was a great option for the kids. My meal was the Chef's Specialty Tomato Pie and Bisque. I highly recommend this restaurant. Will go again.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was marginal. Appetizer was meager. Had to ask for bread.No specials available on a Friday night. just overall disappointing

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Although the menu was limited our choices were very good. The chef came out to check on us, which was a refreshing touch. Atmosphere was elegant and the decor was beautiful. Our server, Will, was outstanding.

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D
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I were staying at the Berkeley, and on this snowy evening, we decided to have dinner in-house at the Cobblestone. It was pretty much what we expected from the reviews. It’s basically an American bistro. The menu is not expansive, but innovative, and the flavors were very nice.
We were a bit disappointed at the choice of bourbons for our old fashioneds, but the drinks were made well with Eagle Rare.
We had the fried green tomatoes as an appetizer which were very good, but could’ve used some creme fresh to balance the acidity.
I had the tea teriyaki salmon, and it was quite nice, although I doubt it was wild-caught. My husband enjoyed the dirty bird with no complaints. For dessert we shared the pumpkin praline cheesecake, and it was very rich and a nice finish to our meal.
The restaurant has a pub/bistro ambiance, and was perfect for a quiet date night.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our dinner and had great service! Can't believe it took us so long to try it out.

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P
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

45 minutes from home Sat down until lunch was actually served. Unacceptable for lunch time crowd. Several orders within the group were wrong but we couldn't wait for corrections. Fries were served cold.

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s
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Dont go if u r in a hurry. Only 2 employees to cover door, bar and tables.

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TM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Food was adequate. The Berkeley Crab Bisque, a favorite in the past, was too thick, lacking in Sherry & room temperature.
The Cherry Pepsi Short Ribs had a nice flavor but was not cooked long enough to be fall off the bone tender.
We did not order dessert.
Staff was prompt & friendly.
Lighting was awful, all overhead lighting. Try some table lighting or candles.

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m
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our dinner. The food and service were excellent. Since we dined on a Sunday, the dining area was reasonably quiet.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The date night special was a decent value: shared appetizer, 2 entrees, shared dessert, and a bottle of wine for $75. The salmon and bread pudding were delicious. Our server, Will, was pleasant and down to earth. He made us feel welcome. Good atmosphere with jazz on the overhead sound system. The woodwork in the restaurant was clean and cobweb free. No complaints.

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N
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I had wanted to take my aunt out for a birthday lunch. I wanted to take her somewhere very nice where neither of us of been before. Well that was a mistake. Several years ago I had often heard good things about the Berkeley; I just never had been. Perhaps a lot had changed in that time.

The decor was boring and sterile, not the least bit elegant or interesting. The waiter suggested the crabcakes so we ordered the crabcake sandwich. It was mediocre. We both had coffee. I might as well have been at Cracker Barrel. Coffee was weak. We did have Keylime pie and that was the highlight.

Lastly, toward the end of our meal it became uncomfortably warm and humid in the restaurant. We asked the waiter if something happened to the air-conditioning. After checking he realized the valet had left the front door propped open which is very near the dining area. That just added to our less than impressive dining experience.
The manager did stop over and was very gracious and offered dessert on the house, which is when we shared the delicious Keylime pie.

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