Perch

4.7
393 reviews
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Pacific-inspired flavors with Virginia spirit.
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CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent, food selections well prepared and presented and hot. Left well satisfied! My favorite neighborhood spot!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best dining experience I’ve had in 10 years in Richmond. We will definitely be back!

KB
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Perch. We loved it and will be sure to return.

BL
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Was very excited to try this restuarant and was disappointed. First off we were seated and waited quite a bit before getting served water or drinks. The wait staff was super slow. Entrees were very over priced for what you got. Food and flavors were good. It was very hot in the resturant. Will probably not be visiting again.

S
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the great service and atmosphere. Definitely a bright spot for our city.

DN
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Had arroz caldo, branzino, flank steak and Thai shrimp. Food was ok, somewhat overpriced for the quality...I could definitely have made it myself. But presentation was nice. Arroz caldo and lumpia not authentic Filipino, catered for the American taste.

Perch
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thanks for the feedback!

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BF
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Perch for our 11th wedding anniversary, and it is our new favorite restaurant. We had raw oysters and calimari to start, then she had the fresh catch (rockfish) for dinner while I had scallops (seared perfectly and tender in the middle). Our waitstaff was super attentive, and the decor is bright, airy and modern, unlike so many newer (and older) places in Richmond that are trying to be hip. Craft cocktails were delicious also, and everything felt priced to give us our money's worth. Can't wait for our next visit!

Perch
Responded on August 14, 2019

Happy Anniversary, Bill! Thanks for joining us!

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SH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time dining at Perch. I had a 5:15 pm dinner reservation but unfortunately got stuck in traffic. When I realized that we weren't going to be on time I called the restaurant and spoke to the host Phil who stated that it would not be a problem, and it wasn't. We arrived about 15 minutes late and was taken to a nice seating area with a great view of the dining and food prep areas. Our server David, was awesome at making great suggestions and was very attentive. Last but certainly not least, our meal was amazing! It was beautifully present and delicious! The only thing that could have made it even better would have been to have local jazz great Carol Covell performing that evening since it was the RVA Jazz and Music Festival weekend.

Perch
Responded on August 14, 2019

So glad we were able to accommodate your party and that you enjoyed your experience!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was not good, no flavor. And it’s expensive for the quality.

W
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place lives up to the hype. We tried several small plates, and all were amazing. The waiter was super friendly, even accommodating our young son without being asked. Drinks were on point. Would definitely recommend!

LI
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish they served water with ice. It was a hot day. But overall, it was exceptional.

l
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were seated quickly and our server took drink order shortly after. Drinks came and our food order was taken. Food served, but with enough time to enjoy our drinks. Food was very good, well prepared and plated; server checked with us as did other wait staff. An enjoyable evening.

AJ
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, accommodating staff, really awesome!

j
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

We went to Perch for Brunch with friends from out of town. We had a toddler and newborn so needed somewhere that would take a reservation. The service is a little too formal for kids let alone a casual Brunch. Perch Mimosa and food was great!

TS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Perch
Mike and his team never disappoint!
It’s nice to see the place hopping on a Saturday night and you can tell everyone in the place was enjoying the food and service.

RM
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful restaurant with amazing ambience and excellent food. Chef Ledesma has perfected the art of making your taste-buds indulge in enriching flavors and spices. Well done Michael and team.

E
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was exceptional: the service, food, decor - everything. Wait staff and bartenders were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Chef Michael was especially engaging. The food was excellent. We will be back soon

RN
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Perch had a pleasing, attractive main dining room, unfortunately not matched by the anterior space. Service is attentive and knowledgeable, although wine knowledge seemed uncertain. Several of the small plates we had were delicious. One was tough and difficult to eat (pork ribs). All were plated well and very attractive to view.

b
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails, Papaya salad & rock fish were excellent! Our server, John, was the best!

J
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood dishes, especially the branzino and rockfish. Use of wood fire provides delicious taste. Great service and bar. Good for small groups.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's a beautiful place to see and be seen. We went for lunch and I'd say it was on par with other similar chic places nearby. The pimento crab dip is not to be missed. We ran out of dip way before we ran out of pita. My friend had the two-patty burger which she said was fantastic, but it's $15. Olga, or Oola was a great waitress, service was fast. Maybe our expectations were too lofty, but it wasn't the "ooh" and "ah" we thought. I'll return to try the Fried Chicken Banh Mi, though and give it another shot.

CC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pork Lumpia delicious!
The flatbread of the day : fresh mushrooms on a blue cheese cream sauce yummy! Thank you!

TB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The cocktails are to die for.

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed.

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R
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Small portions , over priced . Ordered the scallops , they were ok , red cabbage & pineapple were bland with it . Rockfish was a very small cut . Felt I could have cooked better at home

SF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Positives: the service was professional, friendly, and very helpful. The decor is gorgeous. The food is creative and flavorful and high quality. The whitefish dip, calamari, and coconut ceviche were amazing! The challenges: the wine list seems expensive for Richmond and is a bit ‘safe’ in its choices. The cocktails we ordered were described in interesting terms but ultimately failed to deliver interesting flavor. And the hummingbird cake was dry and sadly bland. I would absolutely go back! I would skip the cocktails and dessert, though...

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat outside in a cozy small patio section. Staff was great. Everyone was very pleasant and accommodating. Owner was chatting with the table next to us and made a point to come over and say hello. Everything was flavorful and perfectly cooked!

H
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fourth time to Perch and it’s a lovely place. Great food and service, terrific ambiance, lovely people.

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

We are so glad you love it as much as we do here!

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SM
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience! Beautiful restaurant. Love that the owner came over, sat down, and told us about the restaurant. Excellent evening out!

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

Come back again soon, Sarah! So glad you enjoyed.

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AO
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was poor
Too loud to hear
Food just ok and over priced
Smallest dessert portion I’ve ever had

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

Hi Audra, We are so sorry to read that you had a poor experience at Perch. We would love to invite you to come dine with us again. It can be very busy and noisy on the weekend nights, and it sounds like we let your experience fall through the cracks. Contact Beth at beth@perchrva.c o m, we have a gift card with your name on it.

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ED
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So happy we went here for lunch today! Interesting and yet comforting menu. Great service and loved the look and music they played in the background!

d
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Perch to celebrate our anniversay and to listen to one of our favorite vocalists, Carol Covell. Carol's performance and Perch's food were outstanding. Because it being our anniversary our server, John, presented each of us with a glass of champagne to start off our evening of celebration. The evening was very nice, my wife had scallops and I had shrimp, and for an appetizer, we split an order of calamari - all were delicious. Our drinks and dessert were also delicious. I need gluten free, John was very good at making sure everything I was served was gluten free.
Again a great evening of delicious food and wonderful music in a beautiful setting.

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

So glad you enjoyed. We love John too!

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AJ
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was welcomed with a Lei & luau music! Awesome food, fun drinks! Loved!

JM
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Perch is a very good restaurant in Scott's Addition. We went to Sunday Brunch. There was parking available in their parking lot. The décor is interesting and inviting. The service was outstanding. the food is a fusion of Hawaiian, Filipino, and American.

TT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sat at the bar for dinner... bartenders, especially Parker & Dominick were great!

AE
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is simply perfect! We have been multiple times and it just seems to get better and better each time. If you want amazing food in a beautiful space you have to check Perch out.

B
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the wait staff to the food to the hospitality of the chef pulling up a chair to our table and talking to us about his inspiration for the restaurant and some of the dishes we ordered. All-in-all an amazing experience!

AD
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was outstanding. Wait staff was pleasant, attentive and helpful. Our only issue was the temperature in the restaurant which made it uncomfortable for dining but I’m assuming the AC unit wasn’t able to keep up with the heat outside.

We will definitely be back...in the falll.

Perch
Responded on July 31, 2019

It was soooooo hot! Thank your for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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M
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great new place, lunch was good, but I cannot wait to try dinner.

V
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food! Wait staff was a bit slow and inattentive at first but got better into the meal. Fun spot to go out with friends or for a date night.

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