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Little Saint

4.5
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
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Elby Award Winning Best New Restaurant Little Saint promises healthy, exciting food that you can eat daily--paired with house-crafted sodas, cocktails,sustainable seafood, small batch liquors & a lovingly curated wine list ranging from the obscure to the popular- all at neighborhood prices.

Chef Alex Enggist's Little Saint kitchen offers an array of fare, from seared local sea scallops to gluten-free fried chicken + waffles. A team of award-winning bartenders transform seasonal fruits and vegetables (along with small-batch local liquors) into unique cocktails. The Little Saint wine list is curated of sustainable, local, unique and cutting edge wines from rock star winemakers, scientists and salt of the earth people making good wine the right way-- with a love of community. We also use green restaurant practices like compostable cups, recycled paper and locally made decor. Near the VMFA, Historical Society, Scott's Addition inside the Museum District.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 10:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 10:00pm. Open daily at 10 am for eggs & bubbles. Bar open late.
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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
Alex Enggist
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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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Parking details
Additional parking for Little Saint is at the south west corner of the intersection of Boulevard and Patterson. Please park in any of the spots labeled for Little Saint.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 139 People Are Saying
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

First visit to this restaurant - I took customers with me and none of us had experienced dining at Little Saint. The Strawberry Salad was wonderful and I understand the Cobb salad was delicious. The fourth person had a steak and mushroom sandwich - we all drooled over that one. Will go again - no doubt; we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

I had heard from others that this was a good spot, so i wanted to try it. The menu was smaller than what is shown on their website. The food was deliciously fresh and so flavorful. There is a nice cocktail list,and there was a happy hour when we got there so we got to enjoy drinks at a reduced price.
The one thing that was a negative for me was that it was an extremely hot day and the air conditioner was not keeping the place cool.
I will return here to dine!!!!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

Disappointed that they were out of oysters at 7 pm especially since some of the flow of their food is best launched with them. Seasonal soup to be used instead but out of that too what oyster place runs out of oysters?

Cobb salad greens dressed into sogginess. That said good presentation of food and taste was good. Sourdough ‘Kado toast was excellent.

Would be well served to have a few floor fans outdoors to move a little hot summer air.

Unlikely to return.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Cute place. Healthy food options. Reservations suggested due to size.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very good tasty food. I ordered a mushroom pimento cheese sandwich and it was delicious. But the bread was burned, I didn’t want to complain about it as we already had asked for new glasses of water because the ones we had all had this dirt on the bottom. Anyways, they could’ve come let me know of the accident and toast another 2 slices for my sandwich. I had to scrape the burned sides. My mom had a sandwich too and hers was fine. But anyways. Taste was delicious. The housemade ginger beer was great as well!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Slower food service

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Fantastic food very carefully presented. Great time for my husband's birthday. The craft cocktail I had was the best cocktail i have evet had made with grapefruit. Will be back again!

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4.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The four of us shared the tapenade with toast points and roasted cauliflower appetizers which were prepared nicely and served as great starters for the meal. My entrée choice was rockfish served on a rice cake in a silky broth which was absolutely delicious. My wife chose the gnocchi with mushrooms which offered a very tasty counterpoint to my choice.

Because we were having dessert at home with our friends after dining we opted for no dessert but I have to admit I did look very hard at the WPA Cheesecake......

We will be returning soon!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

The waitress was very knowledgeable. The drinks were perfect. The food was different and delicious.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Food was outstanding, especially the scallops. Fried cauliflower was also good. Great cocktails. However, the fish skins were not as good as the first time we were there. Not as browned or flavorful.

Only negative were the chairs. Very uncomfortable, almost painful.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The hand rolled gnocchi was amazing. Avocado toast was pretty good.
Bison burger was really good but the fries were just okay.
All of the cocktails were delicious

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

First time at Little saint and it did not disappoint. Food was great. Excellent selection of wines and cocktails.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is a very small venue so you wouldn't think it would get so loud, but probably the small space and lack of any noise dampeners enhances the sound. But - that was our only disappointment in this otherwise wonderful meal. The decor is simple and inviting. The staff were all warm and attentive. Our waitress was tied up with a large party and MacKenzie stepped right in for her and did a great job. All of the food we ordered was delicious. The small farm salad was extraordinary in how clean, fresh, and crisp it was and the pickled onions were a wonderful add in color and flavor. The gnocchi was wonderful - soft little pillows - and the scallops were perfectly sauteed. Great meal. I would have given it five stars except my party all agreed we were struggling with one of the elements that we always hope for - ease of enjoying conversation with our meal.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing food and cocktails!! Super nice staff and fun atmosphere. New favorite spot!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

My only complaint about Little Saint is the price. All of the food is farm to table and locally sourced, but I still felt like my bill was exaggerated for what I ordered (an egg breakfast sandwich with pear and brie). We were the only ones in the restaurant on a Wednesday morning and the service was slow. Perhaps it was because they open at 10 and our reservation was right at 10? I'd probably go here again, but only for a special occasion because of the price point.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was great!

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2.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Very small place with what seemed to be after-shift loud staff hanging out drinking or just hanging around. Service ok, nothing special, but nothing bad...the place was very very slow, just one other table. Our server did nothing to engage with us except taking our order. Food had a shocking amount of salt, so much that we'd never go back. We live about two hours away and portions were so small we became hungry on the way home.

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3.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The food is tasty just note that the portions are very small, with the exception of the grits bowl. I had the catch of the day and another guest had the bison steak. The meals are not advertised as small plates but they really should be. Also, be aware that the cocktails use rail liquor... so if you want something other than rail, you must specify and pay a little more than advertised price. So overall it was good, but with all the amazing restaurants in downtown Richmond, I wouldn’t put this in my top 10.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

What a fantastic little jem in the neighborhood...I cannot wait to get back!!!

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

It was a Birthday lunch
Limited menus. We are healthy eaters and liked the fact they use local suppliers
Fresh ingredients but not a lot to chose from

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Eclectic menu and tasty dishes. The noise level was quite loud but manageable. Hipster vibe but a mixed crowd on a mid-week evening.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Little Saint is my new favorite place! The food and service is always fantastic, great cocktail menu. Cozy and fun atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was a leisurely meal on their patio on a perfect summer night. The wait staff were attentive without ever making us conscious of how long we sat there. The menu permits lower cost and higher cost options, but the most expensive entrée was $24. Of our 5, 3 were vegetarians and we were all delighted that of the five major entrees, two were vegetarian and two were fish/seafood.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Cute place in an interesting location! Friendly and efficient wait staff. Delicious meal and wine!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Awesome set-up, great outside seating and service!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great food with interesting taste combinations.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We ate outside on the patio. Nice evening. Would have been special if they had had table coverings/cloths. Food was the highlight of the evening. Had the mushroom gnocchi with chicken. Delicious. Great flavor. Appetizers were also very tasty. Fried pickles were typical, but good, the crispy fish skins were bland but the smoked fish dip with roe made the dish. Delectable. Fried cauliflower is a must. Great seasoning. My dining companions had the sea bass special and the Shepherds Pie. Both of them liked and enjoyed their dishes. Shared the coconut chocolate pie. Tasty but nothing to write home about. Service was very attentive but not intrusive.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Good food and service, enjoyed the outdoor seating.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food was EXCELLENT. The service was good overall - a little slow in the beginning. Pacing of the different courses was perfect. We sat outside - I am not sure we would have been as happy inside.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Disappointed with dinner tonight. We've been before and loved it. But tonight the service was rough, super slow, and a let down. I'm sure we'll be back, but they brought my daughter the wrong dish, after a shockingly long wait, and then decided that what she ordered wasn't 'up to their standard' and brought her something else. They offered to serve her anything she wanted on the menu, but by this time we'd been there a while, so she passed and we opted for desserts. Which we're all fantastic by the way...anywho, they ended up not comping us the meal they brought her. Dinner ended up a being 2 hours, way longer than eexpecte. Just surprised after several great meals there.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantastic food. I’m often hesitant to order weird tofu preparations, but I guessed the tofu meatloaf would be good, and it was delicious. Service was great, and we loved our cocktails.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Little Saint is a wonderful find. We first ate there during Restaurant Week. The prix fixe menu was delightful. The food was fresh and delicious and the desserts are to die for!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

This restaurant was really quite surprising! I had no idea what to expect, but the food was delicious and well prepared, the staff was friendly, and the outdoor patio is just adorable. Definitely will be returning!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Great food and drinks. First time there. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

First time at Little Saint and it was Restaurant Week so a slightly restricted menu. Started with vegetable tempura and homemade habanero chips and dip (wasn't hot) which were all good. Entrees were bison short rib and rockfish. Both were prepared superbly and presented beautifully. Finished with Celesti Gelato which is good but not a chef-prepared specialty. Service was excellent throughout. Small dining space so make reservations early. Look forward to going back and trying more of the delicious creations that the chef will undoubtedly have prepared. Highly recommended.

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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I was disappointed. Highlight was tempura veggies. Everything else was either small portions or average. Cute place but poor service

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I came here for restaurant week (Spring 2018) and I think they may have been a little overwhelmed with the amount of people they had. The service was a little slow and I wasn't exactly sure who our waitress was. I was really excited to try this place from the raving reviews I had heard. Overall, I found the food to be overly salty and the portions to be small. Maybe they were just smaller for restaurant week? The Bison tartare was by far the best dish I had. I would definitely go back for that. I will give Little Saint another try, maybe just not during restaurant week.

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Limited menu choices but we all found something to enjoy. The fish of the day was excellent. Service was very good. Hope they get umbrellas for the outdoor seating this summer.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We enjoyed out meal a great deal. I had a buffalo steak for the first time and my wife had wonderful scallops. Yummy!

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