Rappahannock - Richmond

4.6
1916 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

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RD
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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LB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

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

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MH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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SC
Denver
87 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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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 4 days ago

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

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MM
Philadelphia
25 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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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!

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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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and drinks

Rappahannock - Richmond
Responded 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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M
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the food was delicious, but the oysters were phenomenal!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Rappahannock for dinner before but this was first time for lunch. Lunch options we tried were all great. Fresh fish for fish sandwich was skate wing and was done up to be very flavorable. Burger was slightly overcooked (cooked medium well vs medium ordered) but was still very good. Tuna melt was also delicious. Will definitely add this place to list of excellent lunch choices in downtown Richmond area.

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NF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Disappointing!

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RV
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best meal we have had in awhile. Fresh food with unique menu that offered a great deviation from the usual fare that seems to be served at most restaurants.

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RA
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been to Rappahannock in as many months and had a wonderful time. The food, as always was stellar, our server was knowledgeable and prompt, and the hosts made sure we were happy and pleased with our entire experience. We ordered the market fish (Tile) and the whole fish (Branzino) which were both cooked to perfection and served with sides that complimented their flavor. The desserts we ordered (Gelato and strawberry shortcake) were delicious and the perfect end to another great dinner. Thank you to everyone at this RVA culinary treasure!

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SC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I'd certainly recommend Rappahannock to my friends--in fact, I already have. Ada's service was excellent; she was knowledgable about the food and helped us make our choices of dishes we were not familiar with. The food was excellent. My second glass of wine came out a little bit later than my entree--they comped it, which was unnecessary but much appreciated.

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P
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s a great restaurant in a maybe questionable location on Grace St, a little on the expensive side but the food and service are top notch!

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Wilmington
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Greg, our server was outstanding. Food was great as usual.

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LP
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Poor lighting, loud, too expensive. Great wine and superb service with a very limited menu. While my Tilefish was delicious, it was a small , uninteresting and an overpriced dinner. My friend ordered the scallops which were also yummy, but definitely the size of an appetizer in any other restaurant. So, I will not return when there are other places to explore!

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We decided to try the Rappahannock as we passed through Richmond one night. Made a reservation, but probably didn't need it was a Monday night. It was a long, hot day and we needed some excellent drinks and the Rappahannock did not disappoint as we grabbed a couple at the bar. We started with oysters and they were superb. Our daughter ordered the Crab Fettuccine while my wife and I both ordered the Bourride. All the food was excellent. We server was on top of his game ensuring we had everything we wanted at the right time. We will be back next time in town.

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OT
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wedding anniversary! The food was good but expensive.

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D
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, atmosphere nice, service was outstanding. I’ll certainly go back!

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LH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food, imaginative bar menu, fresh seafood. I wish the portions were a bit bigger and the price tag was a bit smaller.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highlights: whole fish entree, and expertly mixed Manhattans.

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and service was very good. It's a bit pricey

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere was very welcoming. The open bar in the middle made it easy for conversation and created the place to look huge. The waitress was excellent. Very knowledgable about the menu and recommendations. We started with the half shell oysters. They were really great! The menu was very slim. No appetizers or sides to go with meals. My date got the scallops. The meal was 4 medium sized with a carrot slaw. They were wood grilled which made an awful taste on this delicate seafood. The meal would have benefited from a carb. I got one of their main dishes. She described it as a french comfort food. What i got was a bowl of soup with chicken and oysters. Topped with a piece of bread and a runny egg. I was highly dissatisfied from what she described to what was brought to me. The price of my dates meal was $35. For 4 scallops over cooked. Very sad because we will not be returning to dine here or recommend this place. Way too pricey for the distasteful presentation.

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WT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent...innovative and thoughtful. Service was efficient but not intrusive. However, the noise made conversation difficult at times. Something to soften the noise would be appreciated.

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J
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and the food was amazing! We make this a staple every time we are in town!

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Z
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Paella was fantastic

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DL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent oysters and knowledgeable waiter.

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JC
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was very helpful in explaining the menu to us. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, scallops and lamb; both were delicious with interesting sides and tastes.

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HP
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Four of us had dinner here on a Saturday night before Father’s Day, and we were seated in the quieter room off the main room for our 7:45 reservation. This was good, as the main room’s acoustics aren’t great, and it was loud. In summary, our food was delicious (oysters and clams from the raw bar, ceviche, gazpacho, seared tuna, tilefish and crudo) and our waiter was very attentive and professional.The only ding in the rating is due to the fact that it took forever for our entrees to come out after the appetizer course. We were provided with a free plate of ceviche despite not complaining about the wait, which was a welcome gesture.

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KO
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Jason was our server and he was absolutely fantastic. Very knowledgeable!

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