Little Saint

4.4
292 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.

Specials

Half Off Bottles of Wine

Enjoy half-off bottles of wine all day on Thursday. Try great organic, biodynamic, local and kick ass wines for half the price!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 22, 2019

Ends: January 23, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-10:00PM

Date Night Pre-Fixe

Enjoy an optional three-course chef driven prix-fixe menu for only $25 each Wednesday evening from 5pm-10pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: January 22, 2118

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Half Off Oysters

Enjoy half-off our locally sourced raw oysters every Tuesday in the entire restaurant, all day long!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: January 22, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-10:00PM

Happy Hour

Enjoy $4-7 Food and great drink specials available in the entire restaurant from 4-7pm Tuesday through Friday.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 21, 2019

Ends: January 22, 2118

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

What 292 People Are Saying
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Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in town with a group of people from various cities around the US. We were all very impressed with the charm of the beautiful restaurant and the intentional quality of the food. From how our food was presented to our experience with the staff - Little Saint surprised us with excellent service!

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c
Richmond
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very slow. Food was good but very slow.

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BU
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Saint is always a favorite, the food is fantastic and they have a great wine and cocktail menu. Ask about their daily happy hour specials! Vegan and gluten free friendly as well.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I’ve had many dinners here that were wonderful!
Unfortunately brunch was not, 1 out of 7 meals was as ordered, missing protein from both omelets, orders of Eggs Benedict’s all had eggs over cooked.
Our waitress was a sweetie though and most apologetic as was the manager.
We’ll be back for dinner but pass on brunch.😢

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n
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice dinner out before a show at Richmond Triangle Players. Cocktail selection was classic and vast, lots of vegetarian options and really innovative dishes. We'll be back!

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MR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for those who are vegan or not! This place accommodates to really anyone.

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S
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It was lovely and we’ll be back. Decor was a bit meh and fried green tomatoes were awful ☹️, but everything else was great!!

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PA
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Went there for date night and really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and happy hour specials. We had the squash tacos and bison burger and both were very tasty. We took advantage of the half price bottle of wine night (Thursday’s only). We sat at the bar and got excellent service. Overall a nice place. We will be back.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre-show meal

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We won't be going there again. They forgot our food order. We watched people that arrived after we placed our order finish their meals while we still hadn't received ours. And for waiting over an hour for the food, they gave us a tiny apple tart. A manager never even came to our table to talk with us or apologize. When we finally got our food, we were given the wrong order for one of the entrees. For the amount of money we spent, a little more courtesy would have been appreciated.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

To be dubbed a saint one must perform two witnessed miracles, and that’s what it’d take to get me back there

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BC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience, great mixologist and food was spectacular

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d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inventive menu, terrific drinks, adorable setting.

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KC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Cocktails and service were good. Food was average and not local as some menu items are not in season right now.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Food was not. Ordered rock fish which you could smell from 3 feet away. VERY fishy. It was served on some cold zucchini ribbons, which were also very fishy, with some cold watermelon, which was sitting in a bath of cold fishy juice. Overall it just smelled and tasted bad. Drinks were good and server was pleasant.

Little Saint
Responded on March 24, 2019

Hi Lauren, I am very sorry for the fishy dish . . . As a restaurant owner, I never want to hear a review that is unappetizing. I am working with management to ensure quality food- so I apologize for this experience. I hope you can come back and try us again after improvements and increased vigilance has been put in place. Thank you for your review- it really helps my business. Liz

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S
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Little Saint has really good food. It's a small place so when they get busy, the service slows down and the ball can get dropped sometimes. For example, I ordered an Impossible Burger with cheddar, a side salad with house dressing and an additional side of fries. However, I got two orders of fries and no cheese on the veggie burger. Since we were dining with two other friends, I just put the extra fries on table for everyone. No one ever complains about a french fry and theirs are very good... But! I'm hoping the busy nights don't mean we have to ignore small mistakes but mistakes nevertheless. (I didn't send back the fries and request the order be corrected because it wasn't something that made the meal inedible. Like if I had gotten a real burger instead of the veggie burger.)

Little Saint
Responded on March 24, 2019

Hi Sudi, I am sorry for the service mistake. Thank you for your detailed review! As the owner, I work with management to ensure service stays quality- even on busy nights. We have nightly, weekly and monthly meetings with staff. I hope you can come back soon and see we are still working to keep-up with our guests needs. Thank you again, Liz

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A
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little Saint was much smaller than I had anticipated but the food was delicious and the service was friendly. I will definitely go back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was magical. Always a fresh experience. Cocktails and food is always top notch.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter was in town from college and we wanted something new. We sat at the bar to eat, and had a lovely dinner. Great service and delicious meals. We went

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CB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I chose the "Date Night" pre fixe menu, an incredible value for only $25 per diner. Our server was awesome and knowledgeable about the wine list. The starters, entrees and desserts were delicious (try the bison strip steak!). We would have gladly paid full price for that quality of food and service! I especially like the fact that Little Saint has partnerships with local providers and lists them on a chalkboard. Definitely would recommend!

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k
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Took my wife here for her birthday. I have never left a restaurant so hungry after an appetizer, drinks, main course, and dessert. Food quantity was very small and the dishes themselves were mediocre.

Little Saint
Responded on March 24, 2019

Hi KJ, I am sorry to hear about the meal that left you hungry. We are trying to serve thoughtfully sourced food, which sometimes does not allow for larger quantities because we want to keep costs down for guests. Nonetheless, I still never want a guest to leave hungry. Thank you for your feedback- it really helps me improve my business. Cheers, Liz

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A
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our table was draft-free, but closer to the door diners were met with cool breeze when the door opened. We arrived just a bit early, so parking was tight. Ten minutes later there was lots of space.
Wait staff was friendly and helpful, made good suggestions. The timing of our couses was perfect, no waiting for the final person to be served.
Everything we ordered was notable.

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

The gin cocktail with honey and lemon is exquisite- girlfriend's dirty martini was just ok- not worth level of complaining to server but not great. Fried green tomatoes are a hit- love the cinnamon coating. Burger was moist, cooked well, and fries were great. Gnocchi was a bit small in the portion size but ample chicken and kale accompanied. Overall- would definitely return- likely would try something else on the menu though.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was delicious, McKenzie was great - all good. Space is tight, tables are very close to each other...reference to 3 on ambiance.

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M
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

When we got there we were seated immediately. The table was in its own area which was great, but the tiny seats on the chairs were pretty uncomfortable. They were out of a few menu items but other than that the dinner was fantastic. Delicious food and great service. We love Little Saint.

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CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

They lost our order in the kitchen. So our food was delayed by 20 minutes--waited almost 30 minutes from ordering. They apologized, and brought us some French Fries to compensate, but we don't eat french fries :( coffee would have been better!!

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SM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! Can’t wait to return!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grits bowl is my favorite food in RVA. Having a parking lot in the museum district is a huge plus, and they have one!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we come here, it’s better than the last. Had brunch with with my fiancé and best friend and it was amazing. The food is fresh, the portions are perfect, and the service is exceptional.

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GM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Unfortunately two of the four dishes we ordered were very salty Impossible burger and bison tips) the fried green tomatoes were bland they had some other interesting selections on the menu so I definitely would go back and try it. the wine was fantastic the service was fantastic the quarters are a bit cramped but they do accommodate people well it was a very cheery place and I'd be willing to give it another try, the bread and condiments were incredible and it looks like they take a lot of love and caring what they do

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience! Service and attention to detail was great. Will definitely go back!

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OT
Richmond
70 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Menu is a bit limited but food was very unusual and good

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BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Got a table top next to front door which was a mistake but Rockfish and Burger were worth the trip.

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JO
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good my wife ordered scollops they were only 4 on her plate $26 I guess that says it. The service was good the drinks were good. It is a small place but I guess they make it work. Would we go back NO.

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NB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails were amazing and dinner was such a treat. We loved the ambiance.

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S
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Little Saint the day after Valentine’s Day for a belated celebration. We got the steak (which was a buffalo fillet) and the veggie burger. Both were incredible. Service was wonderful, atmosphere was wonderful, and they made a solid mixed drink. We will absolutely be back and really hope you go here to support this great spot!!

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BG
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I went to Little Saint for Valentine's. We have been there a few times in the past. They have excellent, attentive service and a really creative menu, especially for V and GF items (my wife). The steak was really good too (me). Cozy atmosphere, friendly patrons and an all-around awesome night out.

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a
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for Valentine’s Day reservation. Seated by door at Hightop. Know it’s a busy day and small place but being right by cold door wasn’t great and being tall our heads were in the hanging plants. Food was very good, albeit small portions but for a 30$ fixed menu it seemed reasonable. Only thing we didn’t like was pimento cheese croquette which sounds like something we would LOVE. It wasn’t quite right, very strange, and couldn’t finish it (we are foodies who love the unusual). Scallops and steak were great as were cocktails. Service on point despite being a busy holiday.

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BB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was great so what is there really. They maximized what could be done with the limited space. Close quarters dinning with other dinners but never felt intrusive. Staff was very efficient and attentive. A nice blend of comfort and an ever so light touch of refinement. The location is great being in the heart of the Fan. I can't wait to go back and enjoy the outdoor area. Highly recommended!!

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YH
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, but took a bit longer than expected for the number of people present.

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