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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4.5based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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4.4
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will miss this place. Closing on my 50th. That hurts!

JP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not eaten there in years but wanted to go one more time before they closed. Great service by Tony. Comfort food fixed in a different way but oh, so delicious. We arrived at 5 and 30 minutes later they were packed. While we'll miss this great restaurant, we're excited to see what the owners bring to the Richmond restaurant scene.

JK
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sorry to see you go! Always a destination with out-of-town guests!

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the best dining experiences in Richmond, Virginia. After many visits with family, friends and a date or two no one left unhappy with food or the service which is the highest praise I can offer.

GO
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love comfort. So sad that it will be closing.

PG
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I got the trout,roasted carrots and roasted beets. My food was cold and the portions very skimpy. My daughter got the fried catfish and there was much more breading then fish. Had heard the quality had gone down and I saw for myself. Not sure if cause their closing at the end of the month. Honestly it wasn’t inexpensive and I was very disappointed.

D
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I moved to RVA in 2004 and Comfort was one of the first restaurants that I went to. I've shared many great meals, drinks, conversations and laughs at this place. It's much more than a restaurant. They are closing at the end of January 2020. If you are in the area and haven't shared a meal here, then visit before the end of the month. Trust me. It's worth every penny.

R
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An old favorite that will be badly missed. The food was not hot this time and the steak a little tough - but the veggies were great.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to get one last meal in before they shut the doors. I will miss this restaurant a lot, it never disappoints.

J
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad to see it end, but have loved every meal! Best to all for the future!

CE
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will be missed. Thank you for everything. We have had many special evenings at comfort.

AS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t believe it’s the last time i’ll ever eat at this amazing place again. Comfort, you will truly be missed!! Someone release that banana pudding creme brûlée recipe!!

t
Richmond
43 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a great meal. So sorry to see them leave!

S
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere and food is great! Their giving spirit just adds to the experience.

OT
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On a night we needed comfort food we found it at Comfort.

We arrived and we’re promptly seated in a nice space up front in a nook by the window I had a nice greeting by our waitress and drinks followed small plates included the country Caesar salad and the country ham toast. We enjoyed the catfish and the meatloaf entrees, with mashed potatoes mac & cheese black eyed pea‘s and turnip greens all flavors took us back to our childhoods when these things were cooked up in South Hill or Amelia Virginia.

MB
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Didn’t like the menu at all. Needed a better selection. Meatloaf was ok. Drink was horrible. Won’t be going back.

KN
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Service and food were excellent. We would definitely return.

JA
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous steak and squash casserole. Try it... you will be glad you did.

G
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A tasty, locally-sourced dining experience. Good food. Tad noisy when full. See if you can get a booth.

RH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent server (Sarah).

CS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having dinner before seeing Hamilton at Altria. We had our two teenage sons with us and we all enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and the service was fast. It was the perfect place to eat before a show, especially if you have hungry boys.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Comfort is a classic richmond spot for my husband and I. LOVE the pimento cheese appetizer! Food is great. Staff is friendly. Love the Dolly Parton bathroom decor!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The specialty cocktails are well done! The fried green tomatoes are GREAT! For entree’, I had the veggie platter of 4 sides. The beets were outstanding, the squash casserole is nice and cheesy, the broccolini was a little undercooked and could have used garlic, and the fourth I don’t remember. Others had the chicken rice stew which was very good and the sirloin steak which was cooked properly and good but not great. The Caesar salad was excellent. Wines were terrible but this is probably not the place to order wine (Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir). Should
Have had a beer where the selection is very good. Service was Fabulous.

KP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We visited Comfort after an afternoon at the theater. We were surprised because the inside of the restaurant seemed very run down. We decided to try it anyway and were very pleased with the food. If you go, make sure to take a sweater, the seating is rather drafty. We had the acorn squash soup and the pork loin entree. Some of the most tasty mashed potatoes ever. The fried okra was good too. They are definitely focused on making great food. Service was slow but we didn't mind. We will definitely go back but may wait for the a warmer day.

KM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Definitely someplace for the younger crowd, as we had difficulty carrying on a conversation with others in our party.
However, the food was awesome.
Willgobackagain, albeit during a quieter time - if there is one.

RM
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
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 on November 16, 2019
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
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
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 on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

d
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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
18 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
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Loud restaurant though.

LB
Richmond
11 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

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