Rappahannock - Richmond

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Seafood
Upscale, yet casual seafood restaurant nestled in the historic Grace St. corridor of downtown Richmond, serving up seasonal dishes, craft beers, diverse wine, signature cocktails, and an enormous raw bar focusing on our very own oyster farms (ie, Rappahannock Oyster Co.). Rappahannock has assembled incredible talent to revolutionize the concept of farm to table.
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Half Off Oysters - All Night!

Enjoy happy hour priced oysters, all night long!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 7, 2019

Ends: February 8, 2118

Availability: Sun-Wed 5:00PM-10:00PM

Happy Hour 3-6 Sunday to Thursday -- 1/2 off oysters and drink specials!

Enjoy 1/2 priced oysters, drink specials, & Prosecco on draft!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: December 9, 2018

Ends: December 10, 2117

Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

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Sun - Thu 8:15PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 10:00PM

What 1958 People Are Saying
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CB
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Olde Salts are the best!!! Food was terrific and the Rye Manhattan was soothing

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

Anniversary

LE
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only challenge was getting my tuna cooked through enough. But it was delicious once that was solved and everyone was very nice.

We had both raw and baked oysters. As always, Outstanding! Love the sauces.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 7 days ago

Hi Lori, so glad you enjoyed everything! We will see you soon!

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

It was great! Will return soon!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you Ted!

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C
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. What a great evening we had!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 7 days ago

Thanks Cindy! See you soon!

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AM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about Rappahannock is great. We live in LA but have extended stays in Richmond and this is by far our favorite restaurant here. And favorite bar. The bartenders are inventive and skilled, the servers are knowledgable and friendly, and we just love the food. I almost always order the paella which would be delicious even without the unusual and yummy crispy rice on top, and my husband almost always orders the branzino, which is beautifully prepared and presented. It does get noisy, but it's a tolerable hubbub, not an irritating din. Highly recommend for dates, drinks, post-show oyster flight, etc.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your detailed review. We will see you back soon! Be sure to try our DTLA location :)

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent overall, crab fettuccine was lacking something - however the cobbler was fantastic. Solid presentation, wonderful taste, and everything was served piping hot.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, see you soon!

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L
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The service was impeccable; the food was delicious and it was two of my colleagues from out of town first time to this restaurant. It was a vibrant evening - a poplular spot - - will come back!

FG
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Katelyn was our server & she was Great! Very knowledgeable about the items on the menu & provided great recommendations. I had the octopus & paella - both were Delicious!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for your review! We are changing the octopus dish next week, can't wait to have you back to check it out!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for romance and special occasion celebration. Attentive service

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service

A
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place🍻

RW
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific in every way. One of the most comprehensively enjoyable dinner experiences in memory. Great vibe; knowledgeable, personable and enjoyable staff; great recommendations; terrific drinks; terrific food; great pace. Nothing but positives.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Robert, thank you for the detailed review! We can't wait to have you back.

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p
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I don't think we ordered well at this restaurant. We were hasty and I think we would have had a better meal if we had ordered their specialties. The location is a bit tough too since it is in a part of town that brings forth a lot of emotion due to the personal struggles some face right outside the restaurant. I would give this restaurant a second chance.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hello, please look for a private message from us. We would love to hear more details about how we could improve! Thank you.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall Good Experience! Good Food, Good Drinks and Great Service! Will try again!

L
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the cocktails to dessert, everything is yummy, and presented with care. The service is outstanding. We tried the Caviar Yellowfin Tuna Tartare; Fresh Baked Sub Rosa Bread, Sea Salt, Arbequina Olive Oil for starter - all delicious. For dinner we had Pan-Seared Fish; Wood-Grilled Scallops;Wood-Grilled Tuna & Seafood Paella - all perfectly cooked and so good. For dessert we only had room for the delectable Gelati Celesti - a perfect ending to a perfect meal.

TW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service. Attentive and knowledgeable server and fresh food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything amazing!!! super helpful. was closing but never felt rushed. absolutely delicious dishes. so well conceived constructed and serves. thank you! will go again

m
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We went pretty early in the night, 6ish, so very quiet. Waitstaff was accessible without being too intrusive. entree and small plates were really the same size so I wish we had ordered more but it was lovely

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing from cocktails to dessert. The staff was wonderful, the ambiance was warm and inviting, and the seafood would make you question whether your southern mama ever really had any idea how to cook. I highly recommend the wood grilled whole fish. It is difficult to describe how delicious it truly was. We have traveled the world and it was literally the best fish I have ever had. We will definitely return and bring friends.

E
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant and great food. One of my favorites.

s
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Great food! The waitstaff seemed off a bit and the bartender was rude and surly

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good, service was a little slow, but otherwise it was great!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Open Sesame cocktail is a strange treasure. I am absolutely smitten with it!

Our server was attentive, the dishes served elegantly and at the correct temperatures, the menu and all the dishes were intriguing and everything we had was well-executed.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 14, 2019

thank you for the great review!

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JK
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Rappahannock was alright. Just alright. For the price we paid I expected more. For the reputation Rappahannock has I expected more out of the experience as a whole. Would I go again, not likely. I prefer Shagbark.

DG
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal. We had fresh tuna appetizer and the grilled tuna entree and I will say it is the best and freshest tuna I’ve had anywhere

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We hope to see you soon

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C
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The food was really good, and the drinks were amazing. We got 12 oysters, 2 apps (crudo and octopus), and 1 main to split. All the food was very good, I wish our main (paella) had come in a paella pan, but no big deal, it was still good. The drinks were definitely the highlight.

Our seats were a huge letdown. We were seated in their smaller room and were in a hallway basically looking down into the kitchen and bathrooms. We were celebrating a birthday, so this really didn't make the experience memorable. The large room with large windows on the corner looked much nicer. Maybe we could have complained, but nobody wants to be that person when they go out. We were expecting nicer seats since we made reservations, so I probably won't be going back.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Chris, I'm so sorry you were not happy with your table! Its a shame this ruined your first impression of us. Please look for a private message so we can make this right!

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f
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Started with some cocktails, one of which was the Rosalie; all very good. For appetizers we had the ceviche and oysters. Let's face it, you have to have oysters at an oyster bar. We had the Rappahannock oysters which were topped with lemon ice and trout caviar; quite tasty as the lemon ice took the place of fresh lemon. For the entree we had wood grilled scallops which were outstanding. And we finished with the chocolate torte. I'm not sure that the basil ice cream will appeal to everyone's pallet but we did enjoy the experience.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 14, 2019

Thank you! Can't wait to have you back soon.

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SF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Richmond. Great wine list, awesome cocktails, superb service. Our waitperson Esther was awesome! Food quality was top notch. Food flavors were amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

DG
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was incredible

D
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were amazing. Prices high but not too excessive. Typical trendy atmosphere with concrete floors, no tablecloths (at least at lunch), and noisy chairs makes for a moderate noise level. Overall, food and service were worth it.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 5, 2019

We can't wait to have you back soon! We just put on a couple new lunch items and can't wait for you to try them!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. We had the baked oysters and paella. Both were outstanding.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 30, 2019

We hope to see you soon, Carolyn!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

7/28/2019 Sunday Wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time unfortunately I had to park a block and a half away was no handicap parking near restaurant. We were very surprised to see that the menu was very slim on items to pick for dinner. We did find somethings with the help of our waitress she was very knowledgeable on the items on the menu and very good at describing texture taste and how it would be prepared. We Noticed that you do not get any type of bread or something. The food was very good and timely on coming out behind our appetizer. The prices are a little high for the size of the portions that you get on your entrée. Later that evening we both needed to have a sandwich. Two things that need to happen before we would go back. That would be larger portions and better parking with handicap parking near the entrance.

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

Great meal and excellent, friendly server

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 5, 2019

thank you so much! We hope to see you soon

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M
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was very good and the food fresh and delicious!

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

Ended up being seated at 8:30 for an 8:00 reservation. The manager offered some complimentary oysters which was a nice gesture. Food was very good and the service was excellent. The prices are a bit steeper than I thought they would be, but overall, it was a good experience.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on August 5, 2019

Hi Jon, Thank you for your patience on a busy night! We hope to see you soon.

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

Some of the best seafood I’ve had in RVA and dare I say approaching New Orleans quality. Oyster sampler is a killer. Drinks are well crafted. Somewhat Pricey for Richmond but for the overall finished product I don’t have a problem with that - but is limiting on how often we dine there. Can’t wait to return... I am Gluten Intolerant but the server really helped with my selections and I had no reaction. A BIG plus!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 31, 2019

Phil, you all were a blast to host! We can't wait to ave you back soon!!

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rappahannock never fails to please. Top notch.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 27, 2019

thank you for your kind words! We will see you soon :)

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MT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with knowledgeable staff. If you like seafood, this place will not disappoint.

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

Was fortunate to have the opportunity to dine at Rappahannock Richmond twice this summer! Our first visit from Arkansas was such a great experience- we had to get back!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 27, 2019

we are honored!!! See you next time!

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