Little Saint

4.5
169 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Local Ingredients
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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 169 People Are Saying
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4.0Dined 2 days ago

We went for Sunday Brunch to Little Saint. Food and service were good. They have a fair share of vegan options too. Would definitely go again!

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

I had previously enjoyed lunch here and was looking forward to dinner. The limited menu was disappointing, though, and the dessert that sounded wonderful was as hard as a hockey puck.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

Careful and creative and not stuffy! We enjoyed the food intelligence at play here - beautiful presentation, thoughtful use of seasonal ingredients, great sourcing. We’ll be back!

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Way too expensive. Limited menu. I have spent less money on much better restaurants.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food was good, but not exceptional. Service and ambiance however were very nice and their cocktails are solid. Would recommend, but wouldn’t say that’s it’s a must visit. If you’re looking to have a solid meal and drinks it’s a good spot overall. Front patio is the spot especially if it’s not too hot out.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Service was fantastic -- very impressive.
Limited menu options meant everyone order the steak or the scallops
Catfish as catch of the day???
Kado Toast was excellent
Greens in strawberry salad too bitter
Scallops cooked perfectly
Steak was very, very average -- to the point of being disappointing.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Excellent food and menu. Many locally sourced foods. Specials were good and drink menu excellent. Service attentive and pleasant. Sat on patio and relaxed. Environment easy going.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Great server. Very tight seating. Delicious gnocchi

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Seating area is very small and crowded. Noise level really ruined our dining experience. Food was very good, especially the seared scallops. Server was very friendly and offered full information about menu items. Not our kind of evening we enjoy for family dinner, but would be fine for others. Would recommend to others, selectively.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Little Saint is like finding a needle in a haystack. Never disappointed - great locale, food, service - all gold star!

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Extremely slow service for a Monday night with very few other people present. Staff seemed to be chatting at the bar most of the time. Overhead music quite loud as well. Food was all delicious, may consider takeout if we go back.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

The waitress was very helpful and was there when we needed her but not intrusive. The food was excellent. The music was a little too loud. Hard to have a conversation with others close by talking and the music.

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2.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We were seated outside as requested, but had to wait almost an hour before our food arrived. The gnocchi, billed as an entree, was an appetizer size portion, bistro steak was barely warm, vegan dish almost inedible. Very disappointing, particularly in view of prices charged.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

It was great - good food good service good company!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

The best meal of my life was a 10 in Vancouver. This was a 9 right here in Richmond. The server was exceptional! The drinks had one large ice cube that didn't melt and destroy the fabulous drink. Go here and make them give you the crazy server with the red hair.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Little Saint is on my "go as often as possible list". Attention to detail and flavor were on point. Gorgonzola pimiento cheese, ridiculous cauliflower, small plates are highlights.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Casual spot with delicious food and great service. Plenty of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Little Saint is a treasure - inventive, delicious food in a casual city atmosphere. We had seared scallops that were astounding. It feels like a casual neighborhood spot, but the food is good enough to make it a destination for a special occasion. Wonderful addition to Richmond's restaurant scene!

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

main courses (gnocchi, grits bowl) were very good, desserts less so..suggestion: don't mess with key lime pie..tofu?..don't think so..

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Great food! Portions could be a tiny bit bigger. But I leave this place.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2018

They are highly rated and have won awards so maybe we caught them on a bad day. Server was not friendly and almost borderline bored with waiting on us. Table was sticky and not clean, way too many flies in the restaurant also. When you factor in the limited menu and high prices it was not all I had heard about from it’s press clippings. Not sure if it is worth another chance as it has too many bugs to work out for our taste.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

It was a wonderful experience. The food and cocktails were amazing, I’m definitely coming back here multiple times in the future

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

This was our second visit and the food was good but not as good as last time. New cooks in the kitchen maybe. We’ll go back.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Food is impeccable. The hangar steak is great...The gnocchi is ridiculously good. A must visit.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

I've been to Little Saint before and the food continues to be superb. It was a hot day and we went for an early dinner. After being there for about :45 it seemed there was no (or very little) air conditioning and no fans, etc. to move the air around. It was really uncomfortable - actually it was cooler outside at 7 p.m. than inside. I will still go there and recommend it, but I will pay more attention to the temperature when I go in!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

This is one of my new favorites in Richmond!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Traveled to Richmond to visit Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This eclectic gem of a restaurant is within easy walking distance. We had a delicious brunch, ate inside, but outside dining available as well. The entire staff welcoming, great service. Waffles & fried chicken, what could be better!!!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

This was our first time at Little Saint. The food was great! All commented on the flavorfull mixture of incredients. For example, the seared scallops came with cauliflour, pork, and other incredients which blended nicely. The server was fun to interact with and gave helpful suggestions. The coffee also was excellent and came from a local roaster. We put in on our "comeback list".

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Lunch with the girls at Little Saint. Waiter was very attentive. The appetizer of gorgonzola pimento cheese, Edward's ham and pickles was great. Could have been the meal - more than enough for 3 of us to share. Salads were good. Only issues were noise - the music is very loud for such a small space, making it a little hard to hear our conversation and the bench seat cushions are very hard. Overall, very nice lunch. Would go again.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

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 on June 18, 2018

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 on June 17, 2018

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 on June 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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