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Rappahannock - Richmond

4.5
1446 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm
Raw bar all day with Happy Hour starting at 4pm Sunday-Thursday
Dinner is served Monday-Friday starting at 5pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
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Phone number
(804) 545-0565
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dylan Fultineer
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Catering
Rappahannock is an arm of Rappahannock Oyster Co (www.rroysters.com), which provides mobile raw bars and seafood small plates for weddings, parties and other functions.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th Street
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, Rappahannock has many nearby parking lots, such as 4th & Broad and 4th & Main.
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Special events & promotions
For large parties of 6 or more guests, please call the restaurant at (804)545-0565 or email us at reservations@rroysters.com to make a booking.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

What 1446 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Three main entrees unavailable.

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AnotherPatel (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Some of the food was sub-par. For the price this is not worth going to again. Drinks were great. Very smoky inside. Disappointed because many of my friends have raved about this restaurant.

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BillB 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Food was good, atmosphere was very smokey, we had reservations and it took over 30 min to get service

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PatRVA 
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great spot. Solid food, delicious cocktails. We had great service. A scene. Downsides are that it's pricey and the air is smoky from the wood-fired cooking.

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Clemmie (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Outstanding, creative food, appetizers to desert. The hot foods were served steaming...to all of us.

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JenniferM 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food here is amazing, a bit pricey, but amazing! The staff is very friendly. Be warned, it can get pretty loud in there.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Another great meal at Rappahannock. Only drawback was that we were seated next to the podium and entrance to the new bar area. There was to much going on that it became distraction.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent grilled Octopus & Whole grilled fish!

Highly recommend

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mauropivesso (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

No words!!!!!outstanding fantastic incredible perfect

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Always love their raw bar. Portions are good. Drinks outstanding. Waitress was wonderful

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MichelleS (Wilmington)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food and oysters were fantastic. Only downside was that the kitchen isn’t well ventilated being right in the middle of the restaurant, so my eyes were getting watery from the smoke.

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vipTrva (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Rappahannock is very pricey for what they serve. Entrees were very good, but the oysters were tiny (smaller than a quarter) for 2.50 each. Oysters are what they are known for, but better places to go for oysters for much less. Probably won’t go back. Too many other great choices.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food and apps. Service fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent food and cocktails. Large wait staff that is friendly and attentive, would highly recommend.

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vipMaxFromAlexandria (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was great. An interesting menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Birthday - I was disappointed- the scallops were drowning in what was (purportedly) s Brown butter vinaigrette- it was sweet and cloying. The rockfish and oyster hour ride had a lovely sauce / not an oyster in sight . The bread was delicious- the best dish was the baked oysters . The tuna tartare was fresh and tasteless.
I don’t foresee another visit. When Rappahannock opened in rva it was very good / it’s now average to good

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vipnoneya (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good. The tuna tartare was wonderful. The cocktails were absolute crap. Nice selection on the bubbly though

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The server was friendly, but the food was sub- standard. Wouldn’t recommend.

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vipwendelllynnseldonjr (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We love heading to any offerings from the Rappahannock oysters folks and this downtown Richmond hotspot is one of our faves. Along with some of the best oysters in the world, the creative seafood offerings and more are better than ever. Whatever whole fish is on the menu that night...get it!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent food, atmosphere and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The restaurant is smokey from the wood fire cooking. The food was excellent oysters from the region, a great ceviche, and a fabulous monk fish. Highly recommend the olive oil cake. You are going to pay for your meal but it is like nothing anywhere else. The waitress made the experience. Trust your waiter, they know the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was great but pricey. Very limited non-seafood choices

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The restaurant had a lively atmosphere and interesting menu options, but half of our dishes were not very tasty. If the prices were lower, we wouldn't of cared, but since they are quite high, I'm not sure we will go back. Maybe just for oysters and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

We never actually ate there because the menu was very limited. For a so called seafood restaurant there are only four seafood choices for a full meal. And very limited. For example, I asked if they could alter the meal - no they couldn’t. Apparently the chef does not work with his customers. I have eaten in wonderful seafood restaurants all over the world that had creative dishes but the ones offered at Rappahannock were not appealing for their cost.
If you want oysters only then this is your restaurant.
We ended up at Boathouse downtown.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely outstanding cocktails! Oysters fabulous. Paella delightful. Service was a little off and it was super noisy and smoky (the wood fired kitchen grill). But we’ll be back in a heartbeat!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent food but meal quickly becomes expensive with 5 oz wine servings @ $13/glass and bread serving for additional $5. Dinner for 3 at $250.

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ArJay (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food at Rappahannock is wonderful. We started with the baked oysters which were fantastic. Then I had the wood grilled fish which was fantastic as well. And my wife had the scallops which were also wonderful. However the superlatives end there. Thanks to noisy patrons at the bar, which is quite large, and a view of the kitchen wash up area, the atmosphere is lacking. So all in all we would probably not return, Which is a shame because the food was really quite good.

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vipMichaelK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Fabulous meal and excellent service. There was a large party in the restaurant, and they were careful to offer us a spatial separation.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was outstanding and the food was very good. I was disappointed that two of the fish dishes from the menu were unavailable. It did not leave many seafood options.

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leslie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

great evening! food delicious!!!!waiter excellent! real treat! thanks!

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