Comfort

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528 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort is a Meat and Three style Southern restaurant in Richmond, Va. We focus on local farmers and from scratch cooking with a real affinity for American whiskey, beers, and wine. Come see us in Jackson Ward for some real Southern hospitality!
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Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

While the pork and catfish were good, the chicken wings and collard greens were so salty to be inedible. The vibe is great and yummy cocktails, but I wish there were more attention to the food.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday celebration and it was delicious

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was overly salty.

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KT
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food here is great. Pickled vegetables were wonderful. It was very quiet, had the place to ourselves. We had the roasted chicken, eggplant and catfish dinners with beets, squash casserole, mashed potatoes and collards. Five of us ate for around 125.00 +tip and 2 of us had pre-dinner drinks. It was a nice place, tables are more comfy than booths for those who are not tall.
The servers were great. Attentive without hovering and kind and caring with a good sense of humor, knowledge of menu, and suggestions.
One issue - several of us felt cold in the booth. Again we were the only diners for the first hour so...

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Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Conveniently located near multiple performance venues and museum, Comfort's food was delicious! Southern comfort at its best...the fried okra was outstanding! The staff seemed a little overwhelmed on this busy Friday night. It was pretty noisy where we were sitting--with tables for two crammed in next to each other. But oh yes, I'll definitely go back.

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c
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Comfort. Great service, cocktails were excellent (love the musician themes), all the starters were delicious (the wings are incredible), and we enjoyed most of our entrees although some were very salty.

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R
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

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b
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasant experience! Food is consistently exceptional !

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Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

I ordered chicken salad and it has so much Mayo I could not taste anything else

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m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

The food was good and the service was fine. The fact that all net profits went to fight hunger and homelessness made it worthwhile

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DB
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. If you like good Southern food this one is a must.

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m
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Please fix the front door. We sat right behind it and every time it closed we were startled out of our seats.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible! At the end of the meal the server offered to box my food but not my friends. It was very weird!

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MM
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We walked from our hotel to this darling, quaint restaurant! Food was delicious and portion sizes were more than generous. Our waitress was very helpful in assisting us with making our decisions! Highly recommend Comfort! The name says it all!

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J
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfort is in a small space, but it has been arranged well. I didn’t feel crowded. The bar was a nice set up. We each had a cocktail while we waited for a table. The cocktails are inventive without being too crazy. The decor was delightfully eclectic. The tables were spaced enough so that it didn’t feel like we were dining with others sitting next to us. The food was fantastic. It was for lack of a better word, comforting. The pimento cheese was a healthy portion, and the seasonal sides were all done very well. The portions are pretty large, so heed the warnings of the waitstaff, or be prepared to take home some leftovers. We will for sure make Comfort a must on our list for friends when they visit Richmond.

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AM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a small space with a high ceiling, so it's noisy, but we sat back in the booths and it was better back there. The food was delicious, the service was great, and the ambiance is perfect. It is a little pricey, but I didn't mind paying it because all the proceeds go to FeedMore.

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MT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Food is a bit salty but still delightful

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Southern cooking with something the entire family will enjoy. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was timely and friendly...

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T
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the food. Our only complaint was that when we arrived (and we had a reservation for 6:15pm, which we were on time for), the hostess told us to please keep in mind that they were busy and that another party had our table at 7:30pm. I felt like I was already being asked to leave before I ate. It was just a little odd to be greeted that way.

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DC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience - food and decor are great!

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BM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food; good service; all good!
And there is always left over so we can enjoy again!

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BI
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall good but service was a little slow getting food out. Food was overall good and of value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was wonderful!! Delicious food as always! Service was great!

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal, artfully prepared! A little noisy, but not impossible to carry out conversation. Busy (Saturday) night, ran out of a few items on the menu, but not the biggest problem with so many good choices remaining.

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Highly recommend for a couple or for group out.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kylie was a dream! Amazing food that was so dank I couldn’t finish my entree when it came because we ate up so many delicious apps before it came. Comfort is a favorite and taking my family there for the first time was a treat. Thanks a million for the great time, Kylie!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I come here every so often as it was the location of our first date. The food is always impeccable & the service is always fantastic! You can’t go wrong with the banana pudding creme brûlée.

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LB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner out with my mom. She ordered the sirloin and lump crab special and I got the vegetable plate. As always, everything was pretty good. The fried okra, bacon collard greens, and mac&cheese are always my favorites and did not disappoint. Tried the beets for the first time and liked them alot. Unfortunately, the black eyed peas were hard and tasted like they needed quite a bit more cooking, and the cornbread was a bit bland. We had way more food than we could eat and overall, our meal was delicious.

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J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always very great food and great service. One of the best restaurants in Richmond.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Valentines Day

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

Tables were too close. Felt like we were having dinner with strangers.

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MC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We arrived on time for our reservation at 6. The restaurant was not crowded so we asked for a booth since we were a party of 4. The hostess told us that booths were reserved for larger parties and sat us by the front door on a cold night. We were cold the entire time and when we left 90 min later all the booths (about 3-4) were empty except one. We had business guests from Japan with us at dinner and they were cold as well.

The food was good, but nothing out of this world. I hadn't eaten at Comfort since it originally opened and probably won't be back as there are so many outstanding restaurants in Richmond.

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s
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants! The menu is wonderful.....great comfort food! Yes, the restaurant is a bit noisy.....but just adds to the atmosphere. Very good wait staff.

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KM
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Comfort to anyone wanting a good homecooked meal. Lots of choices and healthy ones too. Loved the collards and I have never eaten them before. The banana creme brule was divine !!! Loved my Herb Chicken too.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was yummy. Service was just right. Only complaint is it is a vibrant bar scene, so very loud-conversation is difficult.

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KB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Overall very disappointed. Went on recommendation in Southern Living magazine. Had a reservation for 6 people, 4 of whom are large college boys (our son and friends), and were placed in a booth, which was just too tight with three of the boys elbow to elbow and dishware was overcrowded as well. Quality of the food was very mediocre; we are from North Carolina and were quite disappointed in the pimento cheese appetizer; fried medly appetizer was over breaded. Trout special was ok but salty, meatloaf which waiter said they're known for was also just ok but oily, roasted chicken pretty good. Vegetable sides (sweet potatoes, green beans, spinach) were good. Parking was also exceedingly difficult on a Saturday night. No complaints with the service per se. Overall, this is a fine place to just stop in to grab food; I expected more from a "reservations" restaurant that came so highly rated by Southern Living. Wish we had chosen a more standard Richmond restaurant for a nice night out with our son.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!

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B
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, EXCELLENT/ very patient server!!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything was nice, other than the street view of traffic.

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N
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I try to dine at Comfort every time I make a trip to Richmond. Great comfort food with an upscale twist.

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