Perch

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$30 and under
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Pacific-inspired flavors with Virginia spirit.
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Lunch Happy Hour at the bar!

Happy Hour Daily at the bar! Description Cocktail of the day, Daily daiquiri $6, Select House Wine (White or red) $6, Rail Highballs $5, Narragansett $3, plus tons of food specials, including our Burger and Banh Mi!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 16, 2020

Ends: January 17, 2119

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-2:00PM

Happy Hour at the Bar Daily!

Happy Hour Daily at the bar!

Description
Cocktail of the day, Daily daiquiri $6, Select House Wine (White or red) $6, Rail Highballs $5, Narragansett $3, plus tons of food specials!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: January 10, 2020

Ends: January 11, 2119

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-7:00PM

What 517 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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LB
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for Sunday brunch for our group of 7 to celebrate my daughter’s Bday with the family. Everything was amazing - the hostess to live music to our server and the food, of course! The cocktails were outstanding as well.

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

We're so glad you celebrated with us!

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N
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch with friends

EL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were treated very well all night here! We stuck to trying out several small plates rather than a dinner apiece, and we loved nearly everything we tried! The duck flatbread was really salty though. The cocktail menu impressed, and service was very quick, especially considering how busy they were on a Saturday night. They also kept bringing us little extras, to the point where I wondered if they thought we were maybe someone else? Jokes aside it did make us feel special! We will definitely be back - with friends!

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

Elizabeth, you are special! Come back soon. :)

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AL
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Duck was outstanding. The scallops cooked perfectly but way over salted.

LB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It was good. This was my second time and the food has always been reliably good but nothing that I found to be spectacular.

LL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our evening at Perch. We decided to order a variety of the small plates so we could taste many dishes - ingredients were fresh and unique. The calamari was prepared with an incredible broth - our server offered to bring us more bread to soak up the goodness. The service was excellent- attentive and friendly. We will definitely return.

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you, Lisa! We'll see you again soon. :)

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OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone’s food was great. Highly recommend the scallops in curry and the pu pu platter.

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Owner (Mike) came to our table and greeted us. We have known him for some time. Voted for Perch at Virginia Living.

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you!

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CC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! The food and service was beyond what was expected

Perch
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you, Craig!

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h
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very diverse menu. Service was impeccable. Highly recommend.

m
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Felt food was priced high for amount you received , atmosphere was was best part but did not lend it self to the prices.

S
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

We tried Perch the first month it was open and it was a total $%#! show. Terrible food, just awful. Recently, we have been often and enthusiastically encouraged to try it again. People said that even the chef said the first month was an aberration. So...we went back...and...meh. First, our waiter was a little harried, to say the least. He would rush through every order, every "special" explanation and would barely stop as he would deliver drinks/food. The four of us truly could not understand half of what he said because he was speaking at such a fast rate. And then the food. It was good, I will say that. No one complained about anything, but also no one raved about anything. The crab and pimento dip were tasty, but went unfinished. The duck arrived perfectly cooked, but lukewarm at best, with typical but well seasoned sides. The ramen broth was not nearly as flavorful as others we have had in RVA. So, while I would not say I will never return, there are simply too many great places in Richmond to consider Perch at the top of my list.

Perch
Responded on January 9, 2020

Hi Scout! Thank you for your very thorough review. We'd love to hear more about your experience. Could you e-mail us at info@perchrva. c o m?

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OT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome evening. Great food and service.

G
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant has a lively, open, festive quality. And yet the noise gets absorbed well, something that doesn't happen in too many places. Have been here previously and it delivered well again. Will happily return.

Perch
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thanks, Gordon!

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S
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had assortment of items, including the brussels sprouts, muscles, calamari and pimento cheese. I would say the pimento cheese was a little runny and didn’t have the consistency I was expecting. But overall, everything was good.

Perch
Responded on January 4, 2020

We'll see you next time, Susheela!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome chef/owner. Will definitely return!

DK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. My mom thoroughly enjoyed her birthday dinner here. Service exceeded our expectations and our server went above and beyond. Great experience!

Perch
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you, Dakia! Happy birthday to your Mom!

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MT
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Perch! Had the kale salad w/ a Fantastic dressing. Enjoyed the Vegan Crab cakes. Fantastic Service.

Perch
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you, Maria!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Cute eatery that I would visit again

Perch
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thanks!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great brunch experience. Food was delicious and live music was perfect for the atmosphere.

Perch
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you! We <3 Hula Brunch too!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great cocktails. We love this place.

n
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Horrible food. Good Saki.

Perch
Responded on January 4, 2020

We're glad you enjoyed your Sake!

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C
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great,table a little too close to,kitchen

Perch
Responded on December 29, 2019

Hey Catlover! Next time, just let us know you prefer a table closer to the front in your reservation notes. We look forward to seeing you again! P.S. We <3 cats too!

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JB
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful find. Duck for her; scallops for me. Both divine. Service was fabulous (thanks for the wine recommendations, Gregory). And the Moonpie desert was to die for. I don’t make it to Richmond often, but when I do, I will look forward to visiting the Museum of Fine Arts again and Perch will definitely be high on my list for dinner afterwards.

SZ
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely, quirky spot with top-notch food. A few more entree options would be nice. Restaurant was very busy and food service was slower than normal. Will absolutely return.

Perch
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you, Sherry! Have a great Holiday, we'll see you in the new year!

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DP
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the dining experience was excellent, from service to food to parking. The bronzino was the best I have ever eaten, and my companions raved about their shellfish dishes. This was only my second visit to Perch, and we will definitely return soon.

Perch
Responded on December 29, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great birthday brunch here! Exceptional service which included complimentary champagne to help celebrate. Can wait to go back for dinner!

VK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

Very bad food. Soup with a very strange name was horrible.Duck pizza was hard and over salty.

d
Richmond
77 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An eclectic gem in the RVA! Vibrant decor to match the enthusiastic atmosphere. Nikki G was our server; she made us feel very welcome! The lumpia was delicious; what a treat! The garlic fried rice was amazing as well. My wife also had the bok choy, which she enjoyed. I also had the calamari; great texture and taste. For dessert, we shared the banana lumpia; a wonderful and unique dessert! We'll definitely be back.

Perch
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you, dharvey! We shared your compliment with Nikki, she said she equally enjoyed the experience :)

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OT
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service and wonderful food! The oyster stew was the best I’ve ever tasted. The cioppino was terrific and something not seen on many menus in this area. My husband said his ribeye was top notch also. We’ll definitely return!

Perch
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always! Chef Mike knows how to wow!

E
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner. Nikki was our server. From the minute we arrived until we left it was fantastic food and exceptional service. Perch never disappoints

Perch
Responded on December 23, 2019

Thank you, Edward! Nikki is fantastic and we're glad you enjoyed your dinner. We look forward to your next visit.

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RN
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Had to go back after our first visit. The vegan crab cakes are amazing and so is the pimento cheese & crab dip! Headed to Richmond? Then be sure to visit Perch!

C
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb! The place was very clean. Everyone there was knowledgeable and friendly. I will go back!

CB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Will go back. The Chesapeake Omelette is delicious. Attentive service.

Y
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pu pu platter and the branzino were amazing. You can definitely taste the chef's influence in the food.

g
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My husband and I had a great experience as Chef Mike Ledesma took some time from his busy evening and chatted with us; explaining to us the background and influences he's had, and the vision he had for his restaurant, which was executed perfectly! Perch is his baby and we couldn't be any more proud.
He was excited to let us sample his Adobo and rice (mind you, this was not on the menu) and homemade Guava ice cream! I am not sure if we were given this "special" treatment because I am a fellow Filipino-American, but I've read other reviews and I believe he is this way to all diners and is a reflection of his passion for his art. This experience made our 23 wedding anniversary celebration even more special. To sum it up, the food was exquisite and the service, perfection!

Perch
Responded on December 9, 2019

Thank you! Happy Anniversary!

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NC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Service was excellent as was the food. Presentation of food was superb. Companions had mentioned to the staff that 2 of us were celebrating birthdays and complimentary glasses of champagne were sent to the table. Decor was retro chic which was a nice change. Would definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute spot! Really enjoyed the dining experience and the service was great. Tranquil ambiance with someone playing live Hawaiian music on guitar. Easy to sit and enjoy conversation with family.

BL
Richmond
59 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience5

This is our second experience with the resturant and wanted to try again. Same problems as the first time, we waited about 10 minutes before we saw a server. Someone was prompt to fill our water glasses. In this time we had always decided on drinks, appetizer and food. As soon as our waitress came, drinks and appetizers were ordered. Came back super quick as well as our dishes. Much improved experience than our first time.