Rappahannock - Richmond

4.6
1941 reviews
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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 1941 People Are Saying
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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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

E
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

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
5 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 7 days ago

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

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SF
San Francisco
23 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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RD
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, fantastic service. Our waiter even asked if we were seeing a show later(we were) and if we needed to be done with dinner by a certain time.

LB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great service, food and drinks! It’s our place to go for seafood.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We had some long waits between orders for food but not really worried.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was wonderful! I can’t wait to go back!

JD
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters and pearls, tile fish and lamb were simply amazing! I also loved the "Dealer's Choice" cocktail where you get to pick your poison.

SC
Denver
88 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Oysters and mignonette were outstanding, as were the bourride and tile fish.

A
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and it was an amazing experience. The staff was wonderful. The food was incredible and perfectly prepared. Some restaurants excel in the appetizers others in main dishes and others in desserts. This meal was superb start to finish. One of my top 5 restaurant experiences ever.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you for this! We are so glad you enjoyed everything. Happy anniversary!!!

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MM
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visiting Richmond we checked out restaurants and Rappahannock got great reviews and was a short walk from our hotel. We both had the highly recommended paella and it was great. Lots of mussels, shrimp, clams and chorizo. The gazpacho was very creamy and the beet salad was very sweet. Our server, Esther, provided excellent service. I recommend anyone visiting Richmond plan to dine here.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Hi Mark, thank you for the kind words! Can't wait to have you back soon.

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KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!!

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thanks Kim! See you soon

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious and innovative tuna crudo recommended by our server!

P
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great Service! Lovely and hip atmosphere.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

See you soon!

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HM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely wonderful. The service was top-notch. I would definitely recommend and go back

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Can't wait to see you soon!

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c
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience as always, food was prompt and perfectly balanced.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you very much! Glad you enjoyed everything.

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MA
St. Louis
18 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The knowledgeable and welcoming servers are always focused on my enjoyment. I think the oysters are amazing and everything else I’ve tried has been delicious and unique.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Thank you for this kind words! We are so glad you appreciate everything we do and we can't wait to have you back for more!

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and drinks

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

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

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The Oysters were great for appetizer. The entrees were very disappointing. I the Bourride and it was too bright and acidic. The haddock was over done. The egg was perfect but got lost in the rest of the liquid/soup. It was underwhelming. My wife had the crab pasta dish and she said there were too many sesame seeds and that she did not enjoy it.

If we came back it would be for the oysters before dinner.

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded on July 18, 2019

Hi Jeremiah, thank you for your feedback. Please look for a private message from us!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible. Would definitely go again

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