Little Saint

4.4
211 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Award Winning Best New Restaurant. Local beers, Virginia wines, craft cocktails, sustainable seafood, small batch liquors and a menu ranging from the obscure to the popular- all at neighborhood prices. Great Date Night spot. Great happy hour drinks & snacks. Fresh seasonal ingredients.

With an array of fare, from local sea scallops to gluten-free fried chicken and waffles. The mixologists transform seasonal fruits and vegetables into unique cocktails w/ a low waste beverage program. The wine list features sustainable, local, unique and cutting edge wines from rock star winemakers, scientists & salt of the earth people with a love of community. Green restaurant practices like compostable cups, recycled paper & locally made decor. Near VMFA, Virginia Museum of Historical Art, Scott's Addition inside the Museum District. Breakfast daily. Good for travelers & locals.

An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(804) 303-9772
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Benjamin Jackson
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Private party contact
Andresa Hughes: (704) 302-0049
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Catering
We specialize in fresh, seasonal New Virginia Cuisine. Ask us about our seasonal catering offerings. We will hand select food and drink for your special occasion to fit any budget while offering earth friendly compostable products and a friendly staff to help make your event memorable.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Colonial Street and Parl Ave
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Parking details
Parking is right on front on our private lot
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Public transit
The Pulse is 2 blocks away.
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Special events & promotions
Wednesday Nights: 4pm-7pm Locavore Happy Hour! Free tastings from our local farm, brewers, winners and distillers! Join us for a taste of local@!

Tuesdays: BYOB-- Bring your own beer and enjoy free beer corkage fees on Tuesdays all day long. Bring a large format or local beer for your party or make friends at the bar sharing a brew you love with someone near you.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

4x6 Happy Hour

Enjoy $4-6 food specials and great drink specials at the bar from 4-6pm Weekdays! Offered at all RVA Hospitality locations!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 5, 2018

Ends: December 6, 2117

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Offering thoughtfully sourced lunch and dinner until 10pm this Christmas Eve w/ festive decor and vegan and gluten free options. Enjoy the local, seasonal flavors before they're gone or buy a last minute gift card for someone special.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Offering a seasonal menu w/ locally sourced ingredients this New Year's Eve, complete with local brews, wines and spirits. Bar open late.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 211 People Are Saying
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RI
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My visit with niece and her husband...wonderful evening

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RF
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food - eaten there for dinner on several occasions and food is consistently excellent

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RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The evening we went to Little Saint it was quite busy and loud. The interior is small and there are a lot of hard surfaces and so the noise level is pretty high. The server was very nice, thoughtful and attentive. The quality of the service was a real plus to the experience. The food was good, not fantastic. Our main criticism is that the menu is pretty limited. There are only a few entrée items and they are quite unusual. We all found something to order but it was a little hard to find something each of us wanted.

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AM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet, great music, incredible food that was comforting and inventive, great cocktails and wine. 100% would return.

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KC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this quaint little restaurant. There were plenty of vegan and vegetarian options which is so nice to see. And the atmosphere was charming. I’d definitely recommend to anyone looking to do something fun!

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r
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This is a tiny little space but the service was prompt and helpful and the food was outstanding, and I only had the Cobb Salad. I will definitely be back.

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K
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!! Awesome menu. Very surprised by all the options for Thanksgiving ... regular menu, Turkey dinner, vegan and vegetarian "Turkey dinner". Great drink selections including creative non alcoholic drinks. Great food, great service! Thank you very much for catering to all food choices.

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m
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Thanksgiving dinner with great service. Couldn't ask for much more

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b
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did Thanksgiving here and it was absolutely perfect!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Waiter was not very knowledgeable but the food was great

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G
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Friend was in town who is vegan and so I was looking for some options to fit the carnivore and vegans in group. Little Saint came up as an option so we all decided to give it a try. First, staff was very attentive and not overly "in your face" which I love...it's a fine line. Food options on menu all looked so good and seemed like really good, seasonal and inventive options. Will say the food was very good but the issue is really portions were small for the price (note, small portions are just fine but it's the price per portion I am referring to here). Overall, we paid $80 for 3 people and no alcohol (everyone had water). One shared appetizer among group ($12 for fried cauliflower) and while delicious was about 1/4 of a head of cauliflower for that price, plus 2 main dishes and one person had a soup with bread. Will go back if have friends but not rushing out.

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LD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent. I had a long wait for my meal, though.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grits bowl with deep fried kale was divine!! Lovely outdoor dining, excellent service, cool vibe.

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SH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was delicious- went for restaurant week but will go back so we can try the full menu!

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S
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 1

While the meal, itself was quite good, the seating was too close to enjoy conversation or look around ( we faced a wall) since it was restaurant week and this was a gift, we would have preferred to order a la carte..To spend almost a $100 for a skimpy glass of wine and poor ambiance, we were disappointed

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J
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Food was delicious. Fun cocktails. Great service. Will be back

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JD
Wilmington
27 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

Disappointing
Went for brunch. When we arrived it was hopping but cleared out fairly quickly to just a few tables occupied. Menu was promising with a variety of neat sounding items and some traditional. Wait staff very nice and attentive. After quite a wait for drinks the waitress said they were short staffed in kitchen. After a considerably longer wait for meal it arrived but was sort of disappointing. Not bad, just nothing more than average. Perhaps it was just a staffing problem that day. We might try them again some time in the future but left feeling like it could have been a lot better.

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AM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I received an email from Little Saint for RVA restaurant week. I reviewed the menu which had a lot of vegan options so I was really excited. I reserved a time for my husband and I to go in the afternoon through the email I received only to find out that the menu I reviewed was only for dinner. It did not say this anywhere on my email/flyer. I was really disappointed because it only left us with 2 options to choose from when we expected to have a 3 course vegan meal. Service was good and it is a nice place. The cocktails were good. I would go again knowing to go for dinner...

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RI
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

His was featured for Richmond restaurant week and I’m so thankful for these businesses that reallput out a great representation of our local excellence. I was very happy with all the selections and the meal was prepared to perfection. The butternut bisque had a little white heat to it and the bison was amazing. The small cup of chocolate mousse was the perfect size! My friends mahi looked amazing. Well done!!!

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing flavors, wine options and cocktails. Service was delightful!

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k
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Cute little neighborhood bistros with local ingredients and good food and wine

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My sister and I visited Little Saint for the first time during Restaurant Week 2018. The fixed price menu offered a variety of appealing choices and we both thought our meals delicious. I especially liked the House Shrub which had an unusual but very tasty combination of flavors. The servers were attentive and efficient. We definitely plan to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Everything I had sounded better than it tasted. Was edible, but I wouldn't go back.

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DG
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went for a last minute dinner. Great drinks, food was decent. Nothing outstanding...

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RS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. We loved everything we ordered.

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SS
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My fish entree was over cooked, but my server was fantastic and quickly brought out a complementary salad to eat while waiting for a new piece to be cooked. Second piece was delicious. My husband would have liked a little more pimento cheese in his burger. Overall good though and great service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding! Also - morning happy hour?! My Bloody Mary was $3! Had such a lovely time! Food was great, and service was fabulous!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The biscuit with pimento cheese chicken salad, scrambled egg, bacon and a drizzle of hot sauce...was AMAZING. The bloody mary's are spicy and delicious, too. Little Saint is cozy. My friend and I sat there for a long while and the waitstaff was patient and attentive! Thank you Little Saint.

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SV
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was really loud inside so we chose outdoors and were the only ones out there. Very pleasing experience!

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Food an service was great. Very loud and hot in restaurant

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Seating could be better for dates

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F
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service were good. This was a small, quaint farm to table type dining. Portion sizes we're somewhat small, but the grit bowl was decent sized and delicious.

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P
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Started with some tasty drinks. Pimento appetizer was awesome & a great value. I got the fish entree - Mahi Mahi. It was lukewarm when I got & just ok.. a little fishy.
Bison steak entree was really good & gnocchi w arugula $ runny egg was yummy but chicken added was a little dry..
Previously the fish I got with a rice cake was amazing so a little disappointed on return trip..

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pretty good! Interesting selection of food and drink while also having the typical brunch options as well.

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PH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Go! Excellent food and service -recommend for foodies for the creative menu and excellent bar menu! Little Saint has so much going for it! Was a little warm (that’s the only reservation) was second time there and all were inside sweating. Despite the heat it’s a cozy comfortable choice with local ingredients.

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BB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was excellent
Professional polite efficient

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j
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

the portions were very small for the price, the food was just ok. It was really hot in the building. The service was wonderful. Not enough options on menu, more cocktails then menu items
sorry

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r
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the scallop special and it was wonderful. My husband has the rockfish and it was way overcooked and looked like 2 left over pieces. Our daughter has the grit bowl and enjoyed it. So 2 out of 3 were very good.

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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed Little Saint! Tried several dishes at our table and all were good. Scallops were the favorite! Drinks were great too. Will be going back for sure!

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall our dinner was good. Our server was friendly and well-informed. The food was very good (mahi-mahi, Oysters, Scallops). The desserts (coconut chocolate pie, blueberry cheesecake) were also very good. The vegetables were the one weak point. The salad had too many unchewable stems, though my pet rabbit would have been in heaven. The broiled frisee was a good idea, but was quite tough, needed a steak knife. I would definitely go back. The oysters were a bit pricey, but for the most part the cost was reasonable and there were some real bargains on wine.

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