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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Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit. The first was excellent. While the food and our server were very good, the hostess sat us at an undesirable table, while there were plenty of other empty ones up front. We asked to sit elsewhere and she said no. I got up and found a table, asking could we sit there, and she relented. It gave a bad start to the night which was our anniversary, and I had made note of in the reservation. When we left near closing time, there were still empty tables. Not sure why the hostess acted like that.

EL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server T was amazing, doing a great job at making sure everyone had everything they wanted and needed, and reading between the lines like when one person ordered ice water + lemon to drink, he brought her another glass of ice later without her even having to ask. Pretty great work especially considering the size of our party! Food and drinks were amazing as usual too. Love this place for special occasions/date night/etc. I've never been let down!

DC
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a lunch meal toward the end of the lunch hour. Restaurant was very quiet with only a few customers. We ate outside on the patio and it was lovely.

a
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

For a seafood restaurant I was not impressed. raw oysters were not separated from the shell making it a messy affair to eat. Lobster roll was light on lobster and not very good.

c
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting the Richmond area and familiar with the prior incarnation at this site (Watercoastal Kitchen). Food was excellent, service was great, and well worth the visit. Great way to take college students out for a delicious meal.

l
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant with interesting menu.

MV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ryan was our server. He did a very good job. Nice variety of menu. We will come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

My reservation was for my four year reservation with my girlfriend. We sat down to a small corner table for two with flies around us and when I asked to move the waitress referred to our table as the “fly corner.” We moved to a new table and had some food which was thankfully very good.

My biggest issue was that I asked, in the comments of the reservation, for a special dessert for my anniversary. I even noted I was trying for a surprise. The waitress took our dinner plates and then continued to bring us our check and covered an appetizer since we “didn’t want dessert.” I’ve never dealt with a restaurant who doesn’t know how to follow a special request and surprise someone!

That being said, the food was great and we were able to get some dessert somewhere else.

BA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Best not to go during peak dinner hours; noise level is deafening.
Otherwise, everything's uniformly good. Not memorable, but worth the prices.
I go often.

AL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ryan, our waiter, was exceptional. Above and beyond on every level!!

S
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddie, our server was terrific.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The outside patio was great! Service was good. The raw oysters were great! The entrees however were NOT. I don’t recommend the shrimp and grits, the shrimp was cooked perfectly, but the grits were bland and overpowered by the succotash ( mostly corn). The succotash was an unnecessary distraction. I would suggest the chef focus on creamy, delicious grits, as the grits served were boring and bland. My husband had grilled fish and it was dry. I would not recommend this restaurant based on our experience.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service!

K
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Brunch should always be on a Sunday only, despite what owners believe Formal brunch should end by 3 PM. The bar staff was excellent :) Sushi is an easy item so serve it all day, please. Remember lox on a bagel with smear is considered a brunch item.

PF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, excellent service - would definitely recommend

CM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food - my go-to for good seafood in Richmond. This time, I decided not to have the scallops as I often do, and instead tried the rockfish on the regular menu, which was excellent. A friend and I enjoyed eating outside on their deck and it was a lovely evening!

RJ
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were looking for a place to relax and have a lite meal after getting back from a trip. This filled the bill perfectly. We have been there a number of times and have always enjoyed it very much. We highly recommend it.

WK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

My opinion is different from that of my three companions, who are not vegetarian. I had a hard time finding anything to order. $14 for a vegan dish of succotash with "rice grits [sic]" (my companion who had it with shrimp said it was just rice) seemed ridiculous, as did $9 for a side dish of roasted potatoes, as did $8 for a baby glass of beer (the menu gave no hint of its diminished size). I ordered an appetizer to be polite and had my supper after I got home.

b
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around!

d
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Made a reservation and got there earlier than expected and the staff gave us a table immediately.

EH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Although the restaurant was not full, the service seemed slow. Our server (or the kitchen) made two errors in the delivery of our food. One item was wrong and one item was not cooked. The server never complained and made it good. So overall, it was a good experience with good food that was well prepared. all the food arrived hot.

BH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food. Staff took time to acknowledge my husband's birthday. Looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as usual!

WE
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined with an old friend who just moved to Arizona. We thought this might be a nice place to take her, just in case she had briefly forgotten how good some of our Richmond restaurants can be. East Coast Provisions did not let us down. Food was fresh, well seasoned and tasty. Table service was at its usual best. Everyone was happy with our choice of dining spots.

AT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was 5 stars. From the appetizer, to the meals, the handcrafted drinks, and the desert, everything was spectacular. Service was incredible as well. We will definitely be returning and recommending to our friends and family.

CC
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot for weekend lunch or brunch, with a terrific menu of sandwiches, salads and brunch fare. We especially enjoyed the avocado BLT and the crab cake Benedict.

N
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. It was noisy but not overwhelming. we had requested a quiet table and they did seat us in a quieter part of restaurant. My snapper special was one of the best things I’ve eaten out recently.

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

Great wait staff and great food. They brought out a dessert with candle for my mom's birthday - very sweet touch.

HH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daughters burthday

SC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My spouse and I went to celebrate our anniversary and were so impressed. He is a vegetarian and absolutely adored the sweet potato sushi roll. I loved my crabcake Entree as well. We both also enjoyed our cocktails with their complex flavors.

g
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Honey chicken and grilled salmon were very tasty. Service was good, noise level was quite high so it was difficult to have a conversation.

B
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Fun place to watch the watermelon festival going by and enjoying a nice brunch

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed perfect, juicy burgers and a few cocktails for Sunday brunch on their shaded patio... we will return to do the same!

SA
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the experience at East Coast Provisions. Quality of the food is excellent and service was attentive enough without being overdone. Highly recommend this location.

LT
Adelaide / SA
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for a relaxed dinner outside.

AF
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

East Coast Provisions! Can’t say enough great things about this restaurant. The chef must be a genius, because every thing on the menu is so good! Wife and I have been there a couple of times for Mother’s Day, but this year we had ten family members spanning three generations to celebrate wife’s birthday. Everyone was well pleased with the food and service. Well worth the drive from Fredericksburg!

LA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Excellent waiter. So glad we decide to try it. We will be back.

RA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance is wonderful and the food is exceptional. The waitstaff was very accommodating and ready to please. Nice selection of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. Shrimp and Grits were fantastic and everything around us looked very appetizing too. Price point was exceptional for the quality of the service and the quality of the food!

D
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone at the table got something different and we were all delighted with our choices. Our waitress was exceptional.

EB
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very tasty with the crab miso soup downright spectacular. Our sewrver was pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable.

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