East Coast Provisions

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$30 and under
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Seafood
Located in the heart of Carytown, East Coast Provisions features a full Raw Bar featuring a variety of Oysters, Clams, Shrimp and Lobster. East Coast Provisions has a big city feel with a sleek décor and multiple levels of exposed brick, 2 fire places, private rooms, multiple bars and one of Richmond best outdoor patios. We are only 5 minutes from downtown Richond, have convenient parking and accept reservations for parties of all sizes.
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JP
Columbus
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised! Last minute, went in blind. Very tasty food, reasonable prices. We did mock tails for dry January. A lovely experience, great food, great service. Not rushed

AR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very accommodating with one guest’s physical limitations and dietary restrictions.

R
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at East Coast regularly, the food and service are always exceptional...

CH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere, food and service were fantastic! We will definitely go back.

SD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

"Energetic" is NOT how I would describe the noise level of the upper back room Saturday night. Our party of 4 sat in the front corner table and it was almost unbearably LOUD. The large party on the other side of this small room was loud as there were many in their group, the other tables were also full. There is very little noise absorbent materials (low pile carpet only), and lots of very hard surfaces. My ears actually hurt and it was a relief to leave the building after our meal. That said, the food was goodbut I felt bad for the server as she had too much going on taking care of this room seemingly alone.

D
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met a family member that we had not seen in 30 years. Our waitress was EXCELLENT. The food, as always, delicious. Richmond is quite a foodie town but this is one of my main go to restaurants.

LG
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Food was amazing. We had mussels app as well as calamari. Both were really good. The rockfish over polenta was scrumptious and my husband had the steak- he loved the sauce with it. 3 of 4 had the banana bread dessert while I had the house doughnuts. We loved our meals from beginning to end. Server was great- attentive but not rushy- he could tell we wanted to chat and relax. He set a nice pace. We can’t wait to go back!

M
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service and food was spectacular. It is a bit loud.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very Good meal, service, ambient, but the price is too high

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I had a rare date night and figured we would head down to Richmond Fredericksburg and try something different. I work in an upscale restaurant and was looking for something along those lines of quality but a slightly more relaxed environment, we found it there! We were pleasantly surprised by the menu, which while varied had a nice continuity. Instead of getting entrées we opted to make a dinner out of oysters and small plates, which really gave us a chance to enjoy the many flavors you have to offer. Our server was very knowledgeable of both the drink menu and the food. He was engaging and courteous, he definitely added to our great experience.

N
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It's a lovely, friendly place and the ingredients seem to be top notch, but overall it was disappointing - especially given all the great options available in Richmond. The burger looked great, but it had no flavor and the fries were limp. The seared tuna salad was better, but it too missed on flavor. The dressing was bland. A very friendly waitress, with almost no one else in the restaurant, forgot to bring my hot tea until we were nearly finished with our food. If I were driving across country and happened to stop here, it would be fine. But Richmond has dozens of restaurants that hit the flavor bell much better and try harder to please.

KW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a really great restaurant. The food is amazing, the atmosphere lively and the waitstaff top shelf. Now that I have discovered East Coast Provisions I will be going there a lot. I've been twice now, both experiences were exceptional (and I can be picky!)

l
Charleston
209 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit here and we'll definitely be back. Loved all of the creative seafood options!

D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience5

I ordered the grilled shrimp with two sides of broccoli. I received five shrimp and two huge portions of broccoli. I could have purchased the, cooked it in five minutes, all for under $10.00. This meal was no where near the price.

m
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As part of our holiday, our party of six went to ECP, which was great because we could sample a lot of dishes. We started with the oyster sampler, ceviche and the octopus sashimi. The oysters were terrific but the sashimi was also quite nice -- delicate and not at all chewy. We also ordered the truffle fries and appreciated that they were not greasy and were served hot. We also appreciated that the horseradish was very good. We grow and process our own horseradish and we like it hot.
For the main course, we shared the grilled branzino, roasted mahi, roasted rockfish and a West Coast maki roll. We prefer our fish to be prepared in a simple way and not overwhelmed by sauces that mask the flavor and the preparation was just what we had hoped it would be. Everything tasted fresh and the portions were just right. A bit of the mahi was slightly undercooked but it was not significant as we were all getting full.

Our sever was knowledable, attentive, and professional. He knew his wines.

The atmosphere was nice and although the place was crowded. we did not have to shout to be heard. The lighting was not startling and the music was discreet.

AT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at East Coast! It’s not often that you get great food and service AND can actually hear what’s being said at the table! We started with the truffle fries, which were delicious. Everyone had a fish dish, which also were delicious. I particularly enjoyed my rock fish.

We will be back!

RK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely date night meal in the cozy front room, near the fireplace. Our meals were both delicious and our waitress was attentive and efficient! A new favorite dining spot!!

NG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very noisy; hard to have a conversation. But, it is party season!!

U
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I have eaten here many times over the last 4 years and I feel both the quality of the food and the service has declined steadily. The service was marked fair because our server had been assigned a table of at least 10 people who sat down at the same time as our table of 3 so you can guess who received attention. We had to have multiple people serving us to fill in and although it was not our servers' fault, it was poor planning. I ordered the crab cakes as a main course and for the price you would expect them to be at least 80% crab, indeed there was a scant 30% crab and 70% breading/filling. I actually was able to pull the pieces of crab out of the crab cake for my friends to note the lack of actual seafood. The drinks were good and my friends' meals were decent but to spend $180 including tips for 4 drinks and 3 meals seemed a little high. I know of many other restaurants in the area that have much better food and service for the same price point.

DO
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and service (if a little noisy) marred only by the fact that my husband had to break up a mugging involving my son on Carey St — at 9pm on a Wednesday night! East Coast is a great destination- but have your antenna out when coming and going, and don’t walk alone!

A
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always love East Coast Provisions! Dependable food, service, menu, etc! Great drinks too.

SS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food! I will definitely be going back soon!

SW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was above my expectation. We had several items off the menu. The staff was knowledgeable and professional.

AP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our adult son and his girlfriend for his birthday present. It is their favorite restaurant! We loved the meal! Thank you

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. Service was amazing. Food was incredible. We will be back. .

JH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful seafood, pleasant staff, and great atmosphere.

AW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with the entire family, great menu options for everyone and the back room is perfect for conversation!

KL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! I tried the Lobster Roll because I have always wanted to try one and it was amazing!!! We also had some oysters and they were equally amazing. The Red Salts were our favorite. We will be back!

L
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Service couldn’t have been any better! Great time and sooooo delicious! I love this restaurant.

M
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend this restaurant -- the service is spot-on and the food is very enjoable. However, the portions are small and the pricing a bit high for what you are getting.
It is also very conveniently located near the parking deck (heads up -- you now have to pay $1.00 to park in the deck -- used to be free).

JT
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very wonderfully relaxing dining experience that began with a warm greeting from the hostess and continued throughout the night. Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu which was very helpful since they had so many intriguing options. We enjoyed oysters, both fresh and grilled that was simply wonderful. For what we assumed was more of a seafood restaurant, my wife had a filet that was perfectly prepared at a medium rare temperature. The roasted salmon was recommended and I understand completely why as it was perfectly prepared. I can’t say enough about this restaurant and if my travels take me back, there’s no doubt that I will visit this restaurant again!!!

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

We appreciated the manager accommodating our group of 16 this past Saturday night. Great time in a beautiful space.

k
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I was a little disappointed in the food and wine options for this higher-end restaurant. The calamari appetizer was the best item but the salmon dish was very small and lacked flavor.

k
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake sandwich was sensational

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Excellent drinks

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JR
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit to East Coast Provisions but will not be our last. We were delighted by the variety of options on the menu. Everyone in our party was pleased with what they ordered and our server Juan was pleasant and attentive (without being intrusive), particularly since we had a toddler in tow that evening. Our entire group's experieince was well beyond expectations.

CG
Washington DC
117 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our first time to the restaurant and we'll be back. Our waiter was great and the food excellent. We started with sashimi and then had the scrimp and fish tacos. Followed by the doughnut holes. All very tasty. We were sat next to some loud groups which was disappointing given I ask for a quiet table on my open table profile. Otherwise I recommend this restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us by the fireplace, the service was superb and the food to die for.

w
Richmond
200 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Hidden Gem on Cary Street. Seafood at its best. Oysters and fish are delightful. Wine list has Solitude (Chardonnay) and Prisoner. Two very good wines.

SC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was fine but nothing special. I had roasted rockfish and my daughter had the poke bowl. We drank water and the bull was $60. Flavor was okay. I’d give it another try, maybe I ordered the wrong thing.