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About Rappahannock - Richmond
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.
Richmond, VA 23219
Seafood, Contemporary American
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
In addition to street parking, Rappahannock has many nearby parking lots, such as 4th & Broad and 4th & Main.
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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For large parties of 6 or more guests, please call the restaurant at (804)545-0565 or email us at email@example.com to make a booking.
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Rappahannock - Richmond Ratings and Reviews
Dinner with friend before a show. We had to eat early to get to show on time, and it was in the middle of a very noisy happy hour where we were seated right next to the very noisy bar. Made dinner conversation challenging. Is probably quieter later in evening. But lesson learned - would not recommend for pre-show meals.
As always, the food at Rappahannock was outstanding. The creativity and execution here are top notch.
Cocktails and spirits were on point, too.
Only 2 complaints from this visit:
The wood fire oven seems like it could be better ventilated. Our eyes were burning a bit and we smelled like a campfire when we got home. I don’t remember this always being the case there.
Also - the wine list had generally high prices for this market, and a bit of a hole in it in the $35-$50 bottle range. The bottles I saw in this range were all BTG options, and were virtually the same as the BTG price multiplied by the glasses in a bottle (no incentive to buy a bottle). Would love to see more bottle options at $35-$50 where there is plenty of quality to compliment Rappahanock’s excellent food.
Very creative chef, excellent service. Good vibe with energetic and foodie group. Pretty noisy like most city restaurants but comfortable seating. Only real complaint is that need to spend money to improve exhaust system, clothes smelled of smoke from cooking. Too ruff for a place of quality and high price.
Our first visit but certainly not our last. Adrianna was absolutely the best. She explained the menu in detail and made us feel very comfortable and certainly not in any rush to turn the table. A nice tall table with a great view of the street to do our favorite activity (people watch) and enjoy the background noise of folks at the bar.
Beverages came to the table quickly and then with appetizers and then main course it was all perfect timing. The paella and the grilled scallops were to die for and I'm looking forward to another visit to try the other dishes. Oysters are harvested locally and lived up to their reputation. Delicious. Enjoy you visit. We did.
Nice restaurant for cocktails and a meal with 1-4 people. It is a very loud restaurant so if you are looking for a quiet intimate spot this isn't it. Also a large party would not be able to hear a conversation one to two people over at a large table. I always enjoy my entree selection but the apps are sometimes lacking in creativity and flavor. Desserts are usually very good too.
We have visited Rappahannock a few times in the past. We eat out several nights a week and I have never encountered a host that was so unaware. We had to attend theater at 7:30 so we made a 6 pm reservation. We found a parking sapce quickly so we arrived 15 mins early. Restaurants usually love you to be early. There were many 2 tops open when we arrived. The host said he couldn't seat us until the time of our reservation and to go to the bar. I didn't want to get into an argument with my wife standing there so we did as told. At 6 I had to go and remind him to seat us. This issue spoiled the rest of the evening as I was very unhappy. I have mentioned it to a few high end restaurant owners and they were shocked. The server was great.
Had reservations on a busy concert Saturday night. Arrived ten min late but noted they called me to check and still held my table though i didnt see the call.
Waitress was very attentive on a busy night
Food was great. Though seafood is their thing, we had the braised oxtail and tuna dishes, and while both were great, the oxtail was amazing. Melt in your mouth tender and hearty on a mild fall night.
Cocktail and beer selection is good, not great. Wont leave you wanting but better cocktail bars in Richmond.
Seating is tight with center bar concept but not uncomfortable.
I’ve been here several times. My brother was in from New York City visiting. I took him here because this is a reliable place. The meal was all around really good but the pork was a little bit dry. I always recommend the whole fish or the scallops. Oysters are always great as are the cocktails.
Very consistently good and reliable
Extremely expensive. Small portions. Had the paella-for $32, I had a portion of bland seafood on a bed of sticky, undercooked rice. No seasoning, no saffron, bland. Our bill was $280, and with both of my cousins being chefs with their own restaurant, we all walked away disappointed. We did mention our disappointment to our server, but we really don't think it was passed onto the kitchen.
Overall we loved the food, especially the Salt Oysters (Chincoteague, Yeay!) Would like to have seen a volume discount on the oysters. The main course was exquisite with an excellent imported pinot noir to accompany our choices. We had pan cotta and pumpkin/ginger gelato for dessert. Still don't know how they managed to put a pumpkin pie into the gelato. It was delicious. We both settled for drip coffee when we could not get a cappucino with a flavor shot (raspberry). Our reservations were for 6:30 but we arrived early and we were immediately seated, which was really nice. Our server was really very nice but the service was a little slow, especially as it got later in the evening. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, with the proviso that our four course meal with a bottle of wine was around $200 for two plus tip.
Third visit and a pleasure as always. Well trained attentive waitress. Tried two new entrees, yellow fin tuna with summer vegetables and braised oxtail with winter vegetables and grains. Tuna was medium rare and light and delicious (virtuous and indulgent at the same time). Oxtail was rich, indulgent and decadent. Dessert was buttermilk panna cotta with dark chocolate mousse. What a combination!
The food was excellent. We both had pan seared fish, perfectly done. Service very nice, although the noise level was a little high. The biggest concern was one of us being allergic to scallops. The menu features various items grilled, including scallops. The grill was described to us as limited in size, with no ability to segregate the scallops from any other grilled item. Essentially, this took well over half of the menu off our choice list. If we had known beforehand, we would have gone elsewhere.
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