Rappahannock - Richmond

4.7
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$30 and under
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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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Specials

Half Off Oysters - All Night!

Enjoy happy hour priced oysters, all night long!

Terms and Conditions:

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 2055 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fantastic oysters!!!’

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic seafood, esp the Rappahannock oysters (Oysters and Pearls). Scallop ceviche also excellent.

JB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

While the food was very good and creatively presented, the temperature of the room was below comfortable. Also, our server could have been a bit more attentive and responsive to our requests.

Z
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The atmosphere is very nice. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. Our appetizers were delicious. A long wait for the main course set in to receive lukewarm food.

B
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant. Great evening in every way. Would recommend it to anyone.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Bill - we are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us! We hope to see you back soon.

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MG
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food and waiter, Darin, were excellent. Emily was very attentive and made sure we had a great evening out.

Max

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the great review, Max! We will see you soon.

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t
Richmond
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal. The paella is awesome. I highly recommend.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks Tony! See you soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I personally go

JC
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Menu is limited and the food had way too much salt.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Jacob - we are so sorry to hear this! Please look for a private message from us.

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f
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful New Years eating oysters at the bar, so fresh and tasty.

CN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was interesting and good! Loved the clams and mussels!

MD
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great first experience.

RV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! Fresh seafood with a delicious, well balanced flavor profile in each dish. I hadn’t been in a while and was very pleased with the new menu. The service was top notch too. Can’t wait to go back!

BS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Traveling through Richmond, what a find! Great bartenders, good cocktails. Simple salad with oil and vinegar was off the charts because of the freshness of the lettuce. Wood fired scallops were delicious. Overall, one of the best meals we’ve had in a long time.

GA
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative chef. Presentation, taste, and value are outstanding, especially during Happy Hour.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was knowledgeable of the wine selections and the menu. Excellent server. Ambience was good. No TVs - enjoyed that!

MT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience3

4 of us had dinner and the service was fantastic, food was just ok and as stated by others portions are very small for on average $30 plates, we found the notion of oysters that they farm being priced at $2.25 each as very high(we have water properties and eat oysters frequently and have never paid this much ever). They were out of bread on a Friday night and one meal was 10 mins late to the table while others ate.

RI
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The staff was the best part about this place. The food was overpriced and I left hungry. I’m a fit female and don’t eat ridiculous amounts of food but the portion size was not good. Especially for the price. We were there two hours because the food took so long. Seafood shouldn’t take that long to cook. My second time there, trying it again after another poor experience and I was again underwhelmed.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi Rebecca - I would love to get more details on your experience and how we fell flat. Please look for a private message.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Great service. We'll definitely be back.

CB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

There only about 8 entries on the menu and they were out of three at 6:30 on a Monday night.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hello, we are so sorry to hear about your poor experience! Please look for a private message from us.

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AT
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were the best part of the meal. The restaurant was strangely out of a lot of the dishes on the menu, including one pasta dish. Not great for dancing FYI

OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always excellent service and well timed service of courses

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and friendly service - fabulous addition to RVA restaurant scene!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

thank you for the great review! Can't wait to have you back soon.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great meal—I loved the oysters on the half shell

OT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only negative part of our experience was that I made a reservation and it took 20 minutes to seat us. Then, they tried to seat us in the bar next door. I felt that was inappropriate considering I had a reservation.
As always, the food was great and our server was excellent.

S
Richmond
52 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food. The tuna was fantastic.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hello - please look for a private message from us to get some feedback on how we could have improved your experience. Thank you!

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HS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an early reservation because we had tickets to the Ballet later in the evening. Our server Esther was terrific. She was charming and well informed about the menu. She answered all our questions, made appropriate wine suggestions and made sure we had a fresh coffee to drink after our dinner. Our dinner came out in perfect time and was delicious. Kudos to the Kitchen staff on a great meal.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hi Hugh - Thank you for the great review! We can't wait to see you soon.

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OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for dinner! Oysters were excellent & halibut perfect en papillote amazing with the curry.

PH
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I arrived at the restaurant expecting they would comment on our anniversary and once seated give us a glass of champagne. Nether arrived, despite when I made the reservation, I mentioned that this was our anniversary and please provide a glass of champagne once we were seated. When we arrived we were taken to a high table, but we insisted on a normal table which we got.
The food was good, but the paella was dry, although the fish was excellent. A good choice of wines by the glass. My wife enjoyed her scallops, and we both had lovely desserts. Not certain what happened at the beginning, but obviously the staff needs to be more attentive to the requests of their customers.

MN
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food has always been great, service was good. Reservation was ready on time

D
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere

C
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome.

AS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Bar area was a little cramped but that did not delay getting served.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for the great review! See you soon!

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M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the five best meals I have ever had and our server was excellent. Get the squid.....

F
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, excellent salads. Unique twist on a classic Caesar, greens were fresh and crisp, lightly dressed. Fish was fresh, oysters delicious.

OT
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a favorite, especially if you like oysters. Swanky setting, parking is close by, service is reliably good. Especially fun at Christmas. A top choice in Richmond.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was good except we weren't seated at our confirmed time. All else was very good.

TG
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We told them we had a show to catch and they were very accommodating of our time crunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We had a 6:45 reservation but arrived 25 minutes early. Many tables were available but we we told to wait at the bar. Checked back at 6:45 and was told it would be ready soon even though there were many open tables. Chacked back at 7. Finally seated at 7:10 in an open table that had been open the entire time we had been there. We where at the restaurant for 50 minutes with open tables before seated.

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