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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.

320 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23219
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
4th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 545-0565

Website:
http://www.rroysters.com/

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.

Parking Details:
In addition to street parking, Rappahannock has many nearby parking lots, such as 4th & Broad and 4th & Main.

Executive Chef:
Dylan Fultineer

Additional:
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

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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Fri - Sat 8:45PM - 10:00PM

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Rappahannock - Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (40)
Good for a Date (36)
Local Ingredients (36)
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Special Occasion (34)
Bar Seating (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Hot Spot (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Authentic (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Casual (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Happy Hour (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Fun (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Business Meals (11)
Romantic (9)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (7)
Cozy (6)
People Watching (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Organic (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Key West)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful drinks, meal , and service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was amazing. The oxtail with farro was one of the best dishes we ever had.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, lovely service, and enjoyed the physical space. Definitely recommended!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good drinks and great food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of my fav. RVA spots. Oysters and old fashioneds - the best.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Oysters are always the reason to go here. The selection of three types - each with their own unique taste - is a pleasure.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Can’t beat the happy hour specials, and the food has never disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I am an adventurous eater and I could hardly find something palatable on the menu - way too frou frou and electic. Service was rude and inattentive - almost disdainful. Taking this place off my dining list permanently!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Good food. Bad/slow service. Long wait for drinks and raw oysters. When it arrived it was good

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always wonderful food and drinks!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

An excellent meal as usual! The menu is very creative and the service is very good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Fish was undercooked. Shells for the oysters we really chipped. Carrot salad was clumsily thrown together. Wine was flat. Overall really awful. Albeit had really high expectations after dined at the DC location. Best thing was the beer.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My husbands fish was so so according to him ! He said my dinner was the best!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Decided to eat at the bar. Happy hour oysters are a must. Great food and drinks. The bartenders are top shelf. Wood grilled whole fish is a must if you are up for the work it takes to eat it. One of my favorite places in the city.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Oysters are the best I've ever tasted....They also have a delicious healthy menu...The whole fresh fish was outta this world......

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Adventurous cocktails, creative cuisine, wonderful service at the bar. Only the noise level makes this a less than perfect dining location.

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice atmosphere, good food. Very nice place, great service. Scallops were excellent

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Second and last trip. Out of fresh fish except tuna. Scallops to salty. Three of us not impressed. Fact it was Sunday night no excuse for lack of fresh fish at 7PM.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I clearly stated we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary on the reservation and the followup phone call. No attempt was made to recognize that, not even a candle on the dessert we paid for. Terrible service!!!!!!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

A friend’s birthday dinner

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Some of the best service and food I’ve had in recent memory. Thanks for an amazing dinner!

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had a delightful meal, nicely served. My son & I like the opportunity to order oysters with different salinity. I grew up with sweet oysters from Church Creek where he likes the saltier varieties. The dozen enabled us to have both.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

First visit to Rappahannock. The menu was unique and was well-prepared with fresh ingredients. Everything we ordered was delicately balanced in flavor and perfectly portioned.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Great service and food

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was well prepared and thought out, flavors well developed and presented. The service (Amanda) was wonderful, she was enthusiastic and well informed and very pleasant. Overall a very good experience, would definitely return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had an outstanding birthday meal at this restaurant. Our reservation was ready for us when we arrived, our table was tucked to the side so we had some privacy, and our server was awesome. Food really good!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We ate here on a business trip. The food was excellent, service very good, drinks wonderful. Get the "Pistols at Dawn".

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The main courses were excellent. The apple crisp dessert was mediocre. The decor was industrial but pleasant. The noise level was high.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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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