Comfort

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$30 and under
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Southern
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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RM
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Get the Mac and Cheese side! The only thing keeping me from a 5 star rating was their kids menu was lacking.

d
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

This use to be one of my favorite restaurants . Not so much anymore . The hostess sat us in the coldest spot in the restaurant and I had to keep my coat on the entire time . Being freezing while eating ruined the experience . And I had made a note on the reservation , that it was my birthday dinner

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for my daughter’s marathon. I thought the food and staff was amazing. A must try for real southern food!

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. We’ve never had a bad meal at Comfort.

d
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Just as the name implies, the restaurant specializes in upscale comfort food. Our food came to the table hot, and our server was attentive to our needs. There is nothing fancy about the decor, but the ambiance suits the menu nicely. That being said, the menu is a bit pricy for what is served, but we like it there.

NL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort is a wonderful option for anyone visiting Richmond that wants delicious Southern food in a hip, trendy environment. We went after getting drinks at the Jefferson Hotel, just two blocks away! Loved all of the sides and the appetizers, especially the beets, seasonal carrots, grits, mac and cheese. Also - the profits go to a local food nonprofit, sealing the deal on this place.

D
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We had a great meal. The fried okra, carrots and catfish were outstanding. Everything else including the cocktails was very good. The only complaint was that there was a loud, large group in the same area. There was nothing the restaurant could do but it was a little bothersome. I highly recommend the restaurant.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was ok, but we wouldn’t go back.
Besides the lack of service, where our waters weren’t filled for a long time, our food was overly salted. From my main entree, where I couldn’t finish my steak because it was so salty, to our fried green tomatoes which we also couldn’t finish due to the salt.
If I’m paying $26 dollars for a steak, and I can’t stand to finish it, and I don’t even have water to help wash it down, then that’s a super big bummer.

I think next time I’ll skip it and hit up Lunch & Supper instead.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited comfort before seeing a show at Virginia Rep. Our out of town company loved it so much. Delicious food, great service.

P
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Comfort meets the definition of comfort food. Restaurant brings the best of home cooking to a modern experience. Noise level fairly high. Seating is a bit cheek to jowl (for Richmond VA standards, spacious by NYC standards). Staff are friendly.

l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Comfort is appropriately named! This is comfort food done right. I received excellent recommendations from my server. I love pimento cheese and very much enjoyed that from the appetizer menu. The squash soup on their specials menu was the best I've ever had. It was uniquely prepared and incredibly flavorful. And the meatloaf with mushrooms and wine gravy sauce was fantastic. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant.

SA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Loud restaurant though.

LB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, chef was wonderful explaining the plates to our friends in Spanish, great experience...

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was ok.n es update

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but the waitress seemed as if she would rather be somewhere else

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Expected more. Prices are steep and food was mediocre at best.

BF
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love Comfort. Took OOT visitor before going to November Theatre. Our only disappointment was that Jason was in the house and had posted on his instagram that he would be there, however he did not step out of the kitchen while we were there to say hello to his guests. We would have liked to have met him as we are big fans.

ES
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Great view, nice deck and beach, comfy beds, breakfast could use more variety. Our dog had a great time, he is still trying to figure out the elevator. Doors close, they open again and you are somewhere else!

W
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. We will be going back again for sure.

OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will definitely go back again.

LF
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

If you are looking for true southern food, this is not the place for it.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. I grew up in the South and now live in NYC. This place immediately brings me back to my childhood. Numerous vegetarian options (every side dish could be a main feature)

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was friendly. A great meal!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but the seats are uncomfortable.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and food was delicious!

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant specializes in "comfort food" that is a bit elevated above diner level. Our meal was delicious and the ambience is "neighborhood bar" comfortable.

D
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service great, food was good, although the chicken breast (on the 1/2 chicken) was very dry.

R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I cannot live happily for long without the yummy vegetable sides at Comfort. Easy to do gluten-free here, also.

VG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service.

M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Perfect evening. There was a large group in front so they automatically seated us toward the rear in what turned out to be a perfect location...quiet and full of downhome charm. Service was excellent and southern food was very good. Would not hesitate to recommend Comfort to anyone visiting Richmond.

MF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! For apps we tried the fried okra (which was made gluten-free! Yay!) and it was fantastic. Cut length-wise instead of in rounds, the okra was crispy and not greasy in the least. Delicious ham rolls and pimento spread, too! The entrees and sides were all wonderful. We had a group of 7 people, so the sides were served family style, which was fun. Most of the table came from out of town, so I feel like Comfort showed them how amazing our restaurants are here in Richmond. The service was perfect...our waiter was very accommodating and friendly. The out-of-towners were on expense accounts, so we needed everyone's checks to be separate and that wasn't an issue. The only bummer was that someone's 3 ribs didn't make it in the leftovers box. Those ribs were marinated, boiled, baked and fried...ham flavored and so delicious we all had a taste. The person who ordered them was so sad when they got back to the hotel and saw they were missing. But it's cool! Those things happen. Will be going back myself soon, and will recommend Comfort whenever someone asks for a great place to go.

DM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfort has been a favorite for a long time. We drove from Harrisonburg to Richmond this time because we missed the banana pudding. The smoked pork tenderloin was great!

RC
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant donates its profits to Feedmore. Food was excellent, drinks were good and service was great.

TH
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing appetizers! We had the pickled platter, the mixed fry and the pimento starter - outstanding! Really good drinks. Yummy grits. The pulled pork was delightful.

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, very loud when the place is full.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was not that great; and the drinks was horrible. I would not recommended to anyone. There was nothing comfortable about it and Flys were flying everywhere you literally had to keep food and drinks covered. Yuck!

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Seated fast service was very slow. Had bartender was our server. Food was awful!!!!! To salty could eat it.

JB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Food was outstanding! Only issue was that a couple of dishes were oversalted - the greens in particular. Nice space, but it was very noisy. Service was good, but a little slow. Waiter was great after he warmed up. We had pickled vegetables to start, catfish with okra and mashed potatoes, fried green tomatoes with roasted beets and cheddar grits, other sides were macaroni & cheese and greens. Beets and okra and mac & cheese were wonderful! Catfish, potatoes, and grits were fantastic!

GK
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been there twice now. The food is amazing! I had a pork tenderloin with red wine applesauce the first visit and a roasted half chicken the second. Both were cooked perfectly and had such amazing flavors. Girlfriend got the meatloaf both visits because she enjoyed it so much. Service each time was a bit lacking. The wait between clearing the table and getting the bill was a little long. Also, after ordering a second beer I never got it. Food-amazing! Service could be improved.

h
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ham rolls and pickled veggies are a must (put some pickled red onion on the ham rolls... you'll thank me later!)! My friend & I split the veggie plate which is 4 or 5 of the sides. Holy. Moly. We were stuffed!! I've been coming to comfort for years & have never had anything that I didn't love!

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