Kismet Bistro

4.7
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360 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
We will have limited reservations on Open Table for Valentine's Day. Please call the restaurant if the reservation time you prefer is not available.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HenryM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! I would highly recommend the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and server!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughter home for spring break

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vipBobK
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful dinner with a friend; the staff continues to excel, food was excellent and the place continues to exude a warm, friendly neighborhood feel. The front door is still difficult for my wife's wheelchair, but the place is worth the effort, and they promise they'll fix it -- someday. I highly recommend the bread pudding dessert, but save space.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Went to dinner here for our anniversary and the place was lovely and the food was absolutely phenomenal. BUT our server was very inattentive. We took some time to order, which was our fault (there are many wonderful options on the menu). But when we had finished our meal, we sat there for about 15 minutes. The server never came to check on us and and I had to find another server to ask for boxes. I understand if a restaurant is busy, I'm a very patient person, but if you walk past us about 10 times please take the time to glance at all of your tables and notice posture. Once again the restaurant and food was wonderful, but service was poor.

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Annie
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious she-crab soup; entree of mussels, shrimp in sauce with fettuccine was delicious and delightfully seasoned.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four couples went for prime rib night. The meat was cooked to order and the sides and desserts were delicious. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife wanted to go here for her birthday. Who am I to say no? We went. The meal was perfect, the service superb, the noise level, well, you can’t have everything. We will go back again.

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vipfatandhappy
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a friend for a birthday dinner. I assured her her portion would allow for another meal. But the tuna was so delicious, there wasn’t a speck left. She’ll be back!!

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ThomasM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food portions were generous. They were short staffed on night of our visit. Food was great.

LJ
LauraJ
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great services was on point. Would go back.

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RayS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was absolutely perfect. From the food to the service, to the location and atmosphere.

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CINDYR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place, great food. So nice to have a high end food spot in our little town

JA
vipJenniferA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made reservations, but the restaraunt was crowded so we had to wait 15 minutes wait until a table became available. We were offered to go to the bar, but to let the hostess know if we wanted to stay at the bar or be seated at a table (when available). The service was slow and was told by our waitress (several times) it was because she had a large party to waut on also and proceeded to tell us what their problem were. It was prime rib night, but they ran out by the time we were able to order (45 min after we arrived). Overall the food was delicious.

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FrankC
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent Prime Rib and service at Kismet. Cameron, the bartender, also makes a superb Old Fashion

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vipBobK
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular customers, and by now know many of the waitstaff personally. The service is unvaryingly good, the menu is varied (though we've eaten most of it) and very good and we'd recommend this place to anyone -- it's our go-to for company and comfort food.

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DonnaW
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Courtney was the bomb !!! She was well versed abt wine the menu and was always checking on us ! We will be back !

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LindsayS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went on ladies night! Great wine prices and the food was great! We will be back

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always incredible!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

So loud we left early. Thursday through Saturday the noise level is through the roof. There are a set of regulars that take over the bar and shout across each other. We plan to avoid Thursday through Saturday now. We used to come about every other night as we are walking distance, the food, drinks and service are top notch. We don’t like it when we can have a conversation with dinner. Sad.

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GregoryW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Good food, odd not great part of town. Our server brought my vegetarian wife a huge burger instead of what she ordered. So my food was done about 15 minutes before she got hers, then the didn't comp her meal.

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KevinG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We went on a Thursday evening and it was not crowded. A nice place to go when you want to get away from the chain restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service !

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Wandab
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a nice time here. Great food, drinks and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful all around. The best in Hampton Roads. Come. Often.

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VAQueen
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tyra was an excellent server and took much attention to our party. The Salmon dinner was excellent and the mussel appetizer was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s meal was delicious! The scallops that I had were the best ever in my life as far as presentation and taste! What a wonderful find! We will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Come. It is excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!

Great service and wonderful food. Definitely will return!

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Skittles33
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Burger was to DIE For.... Loved the deviled eggs. Wish the Fried Green Tomatoes had been sliced rather than in chunks.
She Crab suit was delicious but served rather lukewarm. Could have been much hotter.
Husband did not care for the Salmon dish but my brother in law loved his tuna.
Would definitely go back for the burger!

JR
JayR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience, excellent service.
Food was a little on pricey side but not a game changer, I would recommend and go again.

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Ihagee
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! We will be back. Thanks

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PoppyJ
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Courtney did a wonderful job, professional,friendly, polite and knowledgeable. One person at our table had a fish dish she thought was dry and overcooked. Courtney took care of it very nicely. Everyone else was pleased with their food. Pizza, salmon, mussels and she crab soup.

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modmate
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted by a friendly hostess who acknowledged our Open Table reservation and immediately seated us. Our waitress, Maddie, was friendly and professional. She thoroughly explained the specials of the day. I asked about the cocktail menu and she was able to thoroughly explain and highlight each drink. After every course, she promptly checked back to ensure everything was to our liking. Our food was visually appealing and deliciously appetizing. The restaurant had a lovely decor and wonderful bar in the adjoining area to the main dining room. Everyone was friendly and we can definitely recommend and plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome waitress and food

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Buca226
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I have tried both and Monday (pizza and bottle of wine) and Wednesday (prime rib) dinner specials. They were both outstanding. The happy hour cocktails were excellent. I look forward to trying other specials, as well as selections from the regular menu.

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Wandab
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies night on Tues....who knew. Great specials!

BL
vipBonnieL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. My daughter had the specific al Asparagus Soup with a beet salad. I had the fried chicken which is one of my favorite dishes from Kismet. However, I do not like the broccolini that comes with the meal. I asked our server (Stan) if I could substitute the broccoli with another side.She said no problem and asked if I would like the brussel sprouts or spinach. I chose the brussel sprouts - there was no mention of an additional charge. When she brought out my meal - it had broccolini not brussel sprouts - I brought this to her attention and she said darn I forgot to change your side. She later brought out the brussel sprouts and at that time she said there would be an up charge because she forgot to enter brussel sprouts when she place the order. I was surprised and disappointed when she brought my check and I had to pay the full price for her mistake. I should nit have had t pay for her mistake.

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KevinD
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as they have been on all previous visits.

FAQs

Kismet Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 327-0716.

Kismet Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.