Perch

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Pacific-inspired flavors with Virginia spirit.
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LM
Richmond
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was so fabulous!! It was for a friends birthday and when we arrived, our table was ready with a special treat at each place setting (it was a friend’s birthday). The waiters and waitresses were so attentive and they brought us sparkling wine for a before dinner toast. Then at the very end of the evening, the waitress brought our birthday friend a candle in a delicious little cup of ice cream and one for all of us. It was a fabulous experience!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server John was wonderful. The food was very good and we really enjoyed our first dinner at Perch. We plan to come back.

CH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really great. Food was delicious and service good. It did get a bit loud but there is a quiet space in the back if you wanted quieter seating.

G
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great service and atmosphere. Papaya salad and maki roll however were a bit disappointing and lacked flavor.

Perch
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, Gigi! We're glad you enjoyed your experience, and we've noted your food critiques to our chefs. We hope you come back and try us again some time.

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g
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Whole branzino was delicious, tender and moist, and the sides were a perfect match!

BS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end this was a phenomenal experience. Great food, maybe even better service.The short ribs were tender and delicious, our server was very attentive, thorough, and patient. I highly recommend Perch.

Perch
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you, Brad! We'll see you on your next visit!

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K
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is top notch! The interior is chic. The food is outstanding. The cocktail list is inventive and interesting. Thank you for a lovely experience. I plan to to return next time I visit Richmond.

Perch
Responded on October 15, 2019

You just made us blush! Thank you!

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

Chef/Owner was quite personable and cake to introduce himself to all patrons. The decor is swanky and the weather just warm enough to warrant the garage door to open to Broad.

Perch
Responded 5 days ago

We love open window season! Thank you for your kind words.

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S
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The parking lot was helpful as street parking is difficult to come by on busy days. Food is very pricey considering quality and portions. Drinks are booze (which isn’t a criticism). Decent date place due to great atmosphere but not likely a repeat establishment because of price v. reward.

JF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time visiting Perch, and it did not disappoint. Our server explained that they vary the menu seasonally, and so the menu was very different from our first trip. That was a somewhat unexpected and pleasant surprise as we tried new offerings. Chef obviously takes pride in combining unique flavors that are also delicious. Service was very good with the right amount of attention without hovering. Overall a very good experience.

Perch
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thank you, Jackie! We try very hard to be the best at our craft. Hope to see you again soon.

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PL
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. A little to loud for our taste.

LW
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My second time at Perch. Very good food. Vegan crab cakes were amazing Our waiter John was perfectly attentive. Seared scallops cooked to perfection.

Perch
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you! John is great :)

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T
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Perch must have had an off night. Noticed a decline in food quality during our latest visit to this happening restaurant. The half dozen oysters we ordered first plate were warm with plenty of shards - a big pet peeve of mine. My husband also said the warm crab dip was not up to its usual standards. The tuna and calamari small plates were good, not great. The wahoo entree was also just okay.

Perch
Responded on October 2, 2019

Tableforeight, we are so sorry to hear about your experience. It does seem we were having an off night, we had a new person training on that station, and unfortunately that showed to you as our guest. Please email beth@perchrva.c o m, we'd like to buy you oysters and dessert on your next visit! Thank you for your feedback!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! From the service, food, atmosphere, wine list to the house cocktails! We will definitely be back in the near future.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal and service outstanding- waiter exceeded expectations and made birthday dinner special- who fish Bronxino was delicious!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food and wonderful service. Restaurant is LOUD and tables are close together. Be prepared for a lovely meal but no conversation.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun family dinner! Great atmosphere for all generations, not too noisy, but still fun. Food was delicious and service was great!

Perch
Responded on September 24, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We love for everyone to feel welcome here!

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GW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perch is a fabulous place for special occasions or just a casual meal. It is upscale and has menu options for anyone (vegan/vegetarian included). The flavors were awesome and exciting. If you enjoy a different twist on some of your favorite seafood dishes, this is definitely the place for you!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Mike is outstanding and we had a wonderful evening!

DW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Kielty, was phenomenal. One of the best dining experiences i’ve had in a long time. Keep doing what you’re doing Perch!

Perch
Responded on September 24, 2019

We love Kielty too! Thank you, Dina!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Server was good but it took time for various staff to return with any additional request. Food was ok, very limited menu selection for lunchtime. Smoked fish sandwich was a BLT with a small splattering of what i suppose was supposed to be the smoked fish puréed. My wife’s crab cake had loads of filler. Beautiful ambiance and decor but it kind of began going down hill from there.

Perch
Responded on September 21, 2019

We apologize for service being less than speedy. That is quite uncommon here. We would love to make that up to you on your next visit. As to your crab cake, our vegan crab cake is composed of hearts of palm, chick peas, nori, lemon and spices. Feel free to ask any questions about any menu item and our servers will happily describe in detail. Thank you for appreciating our aesthetics!

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B
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

I had the scallops, and while the scallops were delicious, the rest of the entree was horrible. And the portion size was too small for the price I paid. I walked out of the restaurant hungry and unsatisfied.

It's a nice place with decent ambiance, but I doubt I will go back. There are plenty of other places with better atmosphere, food selection, and less noise. The service at Perch was good--no complaints with it.

Perch
Responded on September 24, 2019

Hey Brian, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We are in the process of updating our menu with more filling fall dishes. We hope you will give us another chance some time. Glad you enjoyed your service!

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j
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can’t wait to go back!! My son and his fiancée mentioned that it was my birthday so we were welcomed with a round of champagne! Our waitress was amazing! She provided wonderful recommendations so we enjoyed a bottle of a lovely red blend along with the creamy pimento crab spread, pu pu platter, one of the pizzas, a rice side, the incredibly succulent bronzini and a perfectly flavorful and spicy shrimp entree. We were then treated to a complimentary smorgasbord of desserts! Wow - it was an incredible celebration and a delicious dining experience!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall Perch was fine just not outstanding or very good. It was good. My wife got the shrimp entree and it was very delicious. I ordered the scallops and they were fine but unremarkable. The palmetto crab dip was quite good/delicious. The cocktails were good.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great vibe and atmosphere. Nice environment to kick back for dinner with friends on a Friday evening. Service was great and the server was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Portion on scallops was a bit small. Fresh whole fish was fantastic. Drink selection was nice.

D
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating a date night without kids!!! First time we’ve had a babysitter in a while and we loved it. The only negative was the lighting it was bright in there and I feel late at night date should have dimmer lighting. Food was amazing cooked perfect and not too big portions. We had the mussels and kimchi also had satay chicken and pimento cheese crab dip! Because it was a date night and special occasion our waiter greeted us with a little sample of champagne it was a nice touch. The staff were great and I even had a waitress who wasn’t our talk with me a bit while cleaning the table next to us. Overall great place, leave the kids at home and enjoy the atmosphere!

Perch
Responded on September 16, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We are so glad you enjoyed your date night! We'll be sure to dim the lights better for your next visit ;)

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J
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Tiny, very very expensive portions. The atmosphere and decor is nice but very pretentious menu.

S
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful decor, attentive service, and seriously delicious food. Bonus points for having a parking lot in an area where on street parking is the norm. Fairly pricy, but that’s Richmond.

p
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was flawless, from the warm greeting upon arrival, prompt water and wine service to the fresh, creative menu selections. The staff was knowledgable and attentive to every detail. The owner's (Mike's) enthusiasm for the food and the unique design and execution of the space was contagious. This visit was actually my second within one week and I just made a reservation to return tomorrow!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good small plate options. Overall, a really nice place.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food.

JJ
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We were excited about the opportunity to visit Perch. We came as a pre-theater dinner. The restaurant was fairly busy, eclectic crowd. Had the chicken satay as a starter...best I could say was "fair" not much taste. For dinner we had the scallops and the ramen. The ramen was very disappointing. The scallops were ok, a bit mushy, the slaw and fritter that accompanied them were better. Service was slow, certainly not friendly...just too busy to care I suppose. So, disappointed and would not recommend.

C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious, from the unique cocktails, to the appetizers, soup and entrees! Our server made excellent recommendations, and timing between courses was relaxed and just right. If I had to pick one word - flavor! You need to try this restaurant! We had a lovely evening!

Perch
Responded on September 21, 2019

Thank you so much! We appreciate the support and look forward to having you back.

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MC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Gorgeous space and terrific food. Service was a bit slow on the day we were there).

TV
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I came to perch this evening to celebrate a birthday of a loved one. Making my reservation could not have been easier. Upon arriving to dinner, the host kindly greeted us and showed us to our table. Our waiter was kind and helpful. Chef Mike was also very friendly as usual, and even sent us complimentary drinks when he heard we were celebrating a birthday. All of our appetizers, drinks, and entrees came out without us having to wait very long which was great. This isn't really a criticism, but I do wish that our the size of our table was a little bigger. Even though we were just a party of 2, when our drinks and appetizers came out, the table felt a little crowded. Overall, we both really enjoyed our dining experience at perch and can't wait to come again for brunch!

WS
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always terrific at Perch! The ramen bowl is very, very good and if you're looking for a fish, try the wahoo for something new and unique!

MW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent, but not good enough to warrant a repeat visit! Definitely recommend for a date night and love their bar!

PF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the whole fish. The fish of the day was branzino. It was delish as usual.

f
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Nice place to stay but unfortunately the food and options os beers are not that great. Chef should be fired!

CT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was just ok but the food was amazing