Little Saint

4.5
256 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 256 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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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BB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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ET
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for our anniversary but it’s also near Valentine’s Day so it was busy. Seating was packed and tight between tables. They could have used one more server but the food was delicious. I had chicken and waffles which was tasty. There was way more waffle than chicken. My husband had scallops which were cooked perfectly. There were 3 moderately size scallops so he was still hungry at the end. We just wanted more.

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

Was fine. Husband ordered the steak medium rare and it came out medium well. I ordered the burger medium and it came out well (no pink at all). Happy hour is great! $6 gimlet. Service was average and food was average.

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B
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We enjoyed the catch of the day, rockfish. The preparation and presentation were fine. I found the flavor combinations completely enjoyable. My companion felt there was too much vinegar in the greens. As for the ambiance, the outside curb appeal is significantly lacking and the inside dining area is spartan and basic. Very pleasant and efficient server, delicious food, reasonably priced diverse menu and wine list.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great but we had to wait over 30 mins for our table. What good is a reservation??

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for our 11th wedding anniversary and loved it! Everyone was great. The food was amazing and they made us feel very special <3

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ZB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Great spot for a date night. The service was outstanding.

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L
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and personable service prior to a fantastic meal!

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A
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointed. We had expectations, though the food and wine was quite subpar.

Wine: initial selection unavailable (took about 10 minutes to inform), substitute offered showed that server had zero knowledge (ordered Beaujolais, offered Cab instead - hello there), when we finally got the wine it was way too warm, had to ask for ice cubes to chill.

Food: desired appetizers (chicharrones or oysters) - unavailable, ordered fried green tomatoes - ok. Main course: catch of the day (or catch of the last week) - rockfish, yet the kitchen managed to mess that up. First, it was really smelly. Second, it was soggy (soaked in milk to mask the wrong aroma ?) and over salted and over seasoned. Bistro steak was ok, though there was more fat on the cuts than I cared for, rest of the dish was ok, though not remarkable.

Service was slow even though restaurant was half full.

In summary: much ado about nothing, definitely not going back.

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e
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Scallops were good but was not hot. This was my 3rd visit. This was the first time it was busy.

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EB
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great spot! Food is fresh and local sourced. Really enjoy the cheese plate, and add the pickle! Big fan of the hand-rolled Nokie! Really good. This place has some really tasty vegan options, but plenty of meat options to go around too. AND they have really tea...also local sourced!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

The drinks were good but the food wasn’t my favorite. Nothing I would want again.

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CJ
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went in with my bestie to have lunch and catch up. I had a Bloody Mary to start off and it was perfect. We ordered the pimiento cheese appetizer which was tasty and served with crisp crackers. Then we shared breakfast tacos with tofu chorizo and the savory waffle with chicken. I liked both dishes, but the waffle and chicken were heavenly. It’s a tiny place with great windows to see outside. Not at all formal. We could hear everyone’s conversations, but I thought it was fine. It’s a sweet little indoor cafe atmosphere- service was attentive and friendly. I’m going again soon.

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C
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

So cute, the tofu chorizo is delicious and i'm not even vegan/vegetarian! Also the kale is amazing.

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HH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. After an hour+ of waiting for food, I had to take it to go when I was told it would be another 20 minutes. When I asked if something was going on or if this was the norm, I was told it’s par for the course these days. No comped food or beverage. Servers were kind and it wasn’t their fault but the kitchen and management need to get their act together!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were all great!

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D
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The breakfast tacos were outstanding. I’m still thinking about them the next day!

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New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food, lovely service. Tiny place but cozy and warm. We had gnocchi with kale and beef tips. Amazing! Loved that food. Best we’ve had in a while! Totally recommend a visit.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our dinner was fantastic and our server was very attentive. We will definitely be back and recommend!

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MW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very pleasant anniversary dinner! Highly recommend!

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DD
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

What a great find in the fan - with parking! This was a last minute reservation as our previous destination was not available, I am actually glad it wasn't. We were with a group of friends who were travelling from the West End, downtown and us from Chesterfield. We were a little ahead of schedule which allowed us to enjoy the pimento cheese appetiser made with Gouda cheese. Two of my friends elected the scallops, my husband had fried green tomatoes and the strawberry salad, one person had the bean soup (declared delicious) and I had half a dozen oysters and the egg salad bread. We were all very pleased with our selection. There are many vegan and vegetarian dishes from which to choose. We will be back!

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and atmosphere!!! Not too expensive either. Very creative dishes, and vegan friendly!

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KT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had a reservation but the restaurant

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is amazing. The ingredients are carefully chosen, and largely local. The food is expertly prepared. I love their flexibility for people who have food intolerances/allergies. They will accommodate anything. The cocktails and wine are reasonably priced which is a real issue we have with a lot of restaurants in Richmond. It is nice to know a 3-sip martini does not need to cost $14!

I got the scallops which were amazing. I don't eat dairy and they were happy to sautee the scallops in olive oil instead of butter. My husband got the trout and we both agreed it was the best fish dish we had tasted in a long time.

We will be back to visit soon!

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent but the food took almost 45 minutes to come out.

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DN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

It's a bit odd to make reservations, show up, and then have to wait on your table. Was disappointed with that. The food was okay. My gnocchi was so salty. We enjoyed our other food and the drinks were amazing!

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SK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place - absolutely wonderful service too. We had items off the brunch menu and they were awesome.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good. Smaller than I knew, glad we had reservations. Fantastic food and all homemade. You could tell they put love in the dishes and menu.

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food; kitchen was backed up but the service was very courteous.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 3

It was New Year’s Day. They were slammed and also understaffed. Our food took forever to come out but MAN was it good. I will definitely go back again. Everything tasted really fresh.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drink and always friendly service in a comfortable atmosphere. A wonderful neighborhood place. We ordered a variety of dishes - grilled oysters, strawberry salad, grits bowl with chorizo tofu, and bison steak - which were well-suited to our range of tastes. And both the strawberry cheesecake and Nutella cheesecake were delicious. Great place to go on a date, with friends, or with older kids. (We went for an early New Year’s Eve dinner with the kids, and it was perfect!)

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v
Richmond
123 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten here a number of times and always have had wonderful meals.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Waiter was fairly rude. Tables were crowded. Food was excellent.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food and drinks were absolutely wonderful although The drinks were a bit on the pricey side. The space is very small so noise level was pretty high for the majority of the time. Will definitely go back!

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R
Richmond
30 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Christmas Eve dinner is a tradition and Little Saint did not disappoint.
The food wAs delicious and the service impeccable.
Can’t wait to return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food arrived about an hour after we ordered it, despite the restaurant not being very busy. The waitress hardly acknowledged the delay in our food. Several sandwiches arrived without very much food in them, and all of them failed to live up to the descriptions on the menu.

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BW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grits bowl, chicken waffle, and sweet potato gnocchi were fantastic. The waitress was helpful and quick, and my 8 yo son had a blast. Planning to go there again soon.

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