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Rappahannock - Richmond, Richmond, VA

Rappahannock - Richmond

4.6
4.6
2257 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Upscale, yet casual industrial-chic seafood outfit - offering an enormous raw bar featuring its own farm-raised oysters - seasonal dishes, plus artisan cocktails, craft beers, and an incredible wine selection in airy digs. Located in the Theatre District of Richmond, VA's City Center.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 545-0565

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Adaam Campbell

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a seated dinner or a reception style event, Rappahannock and it's private dining room is the perfect spot for your group!

  • Private party contact

    Rappahannock Restaurant: (804) 545-0565

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,257 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Seafood

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  1. SU

    SeemedUnwanted

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We enjoyed dinner. We both chose fish, I had the Branzino and my date had the Hagfish. We started with the Octopus, which was really good. Great conversation over great wine. The tables are really close together, so we became familiar with our neighboring guest really easy. The young lady to my right has the scallops. Overall, great recommendation. Price: Reasonable $27-42 Oh and it was extremely smoky & the print on the menu is tiny Try it out for once
  2. FB

    FrankB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just fantastic! Best and most unusual scallops I have ever had. Absolutely fantastic!
  3. SF

    SteveF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Would love to give the overall experience 4.5-4.6 stars (only choice is 4 or 5). The service from start to finish was very good. Greeter and server were excellent - 4.8. The bar menu was excellent and prices were too - 5.0. The food quality was excellent as well. Only comment here was portions on the scallops entree. The whole fish was fantastic and portion was HUGE. But the scallops came with only 3 medium sized scallops. With this size, there should have been 4 or 5. That is really my only negative comment at all. I arrived early and restaurant was very quiet. As the place filled, it got a bit more noisy, but it was still very reasonable. Overall, I give the whole evening a 4.6. Highly recommend.
  4. SG

    SuzanneG

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner of panseared fish the clam appetizer and we split the farm salad dessert was the cookies and ice cream. Everything was wonderful good service and a great French 75 cocktail.
  5. LM

    LaimaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    I love Rappahannock restaurant for 8 years. I brought my friends and husband for his birthday this time. Food was always great, cocktails always are made great, service is very good. Booking online in advance/on Monday for Sunday dinner, gave me believe i’d get nice table. Table we got for 4 was next to bathrooms with view to wall was upsetting.
  6. M

    Maracaibo

    Richmond

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Emily was a great server- professional and good advice. We didn’t live our table down near the bathrooms, but at least we got in on a busy Sunday night.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered the bread/chive butter to start bc we were starving! Good bread but probably not $9 good. The beef tartar and the beet salad were delicious! My husband loved the burger with black garlic mayo but he wasn't a huge fan of the potato salad that accompanied. Perhaps some scratch made fries?
  8. FV

    FlorindoV

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great oysters! Its what we wanted and what we ordered....twice! Super fresh, very tasty! They have an apple cider mignonette that they charged $0.25 for (lol), but there is their regular mignonette included. We liked them both. Baked oysters(smoky with bacon) and baked clams (citrusy) were very good. Beet salad was nice. Bread plate with a few slices of bread with compound butter was $9.... Noise level was a pretty good hum for a not full house. Great service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Made a reservation for wife’s birthday and still waited an hour for a table. Spent it at the bar where bartender served pretty diluted old fashioned. Food was fine just a bit over done. Host, server and bartender were all lovely though. But yeah, plenty of great places in Richmond, go somewhere else.
  10. J

    Jake

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Unfortunately the background music was-in the foreground and too loud. Two of us literally had to lean our heads together over the table and read lips to have a conversation. Food excellently prepared; but we hoped to dine, not just feed.
  11. A

    Andrea

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great space! Great service! Delicious Ardent IPA x on tap...and the bouillabaisse is to die for!!!
  12. F

    Fern

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and with out a doubt the best food in town.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great bartender and table waitress. Excellent food. Highly recommend and definitely would come back!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So glad to pick this place for dinner. Mainly because they sell my whiskey and Gin, but wow we were pleasantly surprised at the food!! Best we’ve had since moving to the area for sure! Will Definitely be back again. We had ceviche, paella, pork special, grilled octopus and the best salad. All were very flavorful! Thx.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal for my wife’s birthday. The fish and oysters were all very fresh tasting. The service was also excellent. We will definitely be going back!
  16. RL

    RobinL

    Richmond

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Last minute Sunday night dinner. Not too Loyd or crowded. Great cocktails...food fantast
  17. C

    Cager21

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    On the way to a show, we had dinner at Rappahannock. The food and presentation was outstanding, as was the service. Very unique dishes, extremely flavorful, excellent beverages, and an overall great dining experience!
  18. DT

    DaleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved this restaurant! The whole fish entree was humongous and so delicious. Our server, Brook, was excellent.
  19. JT

    JimT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated a wedding anniversary. Rappahannock was recommended by our son and it did not disappoint! The waitress was extremely knowledgeable and polite. She recommended the octopus as an appetizer and it was delicious. The French wine selection was outstanding and our main meal of scallops and pan seared fish did not disappoint! Overall, the experience was fantastic.
  20. LW

    LizW

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The cocktails were innovative (loved the names) and the food was excellent! Go with friends so you can order a lot of plates to share.
  21. SB

    SandraB

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best paella ever! Wonderful server who understood the temperament of my 90 year old father.
  22. MP

    MattP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Thai place never disappoints.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food was ok, a little pricey. The whole smoked fish was really good.
  24. d

    dedevan47

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seafood was amazing, which is what we went for, but everything else was good to ok. Veggies were good but not great. The wine list had some good options but was overall pretty short and expensive. We would definitely go back but maybe just for oysters, and seafood small plates.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great and the paella was delicious.
  26. MC

    MCKolbert

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is top-notch from the moment you walk in. You receive prompt attention when you walk in. Fantastic wine, beer, and cocktail selection. The food is so delicious and inventive! And it's not just seafood! They have a wide variety of options to choose from. Apps, small plates, entrees, desserts - it's a meal to remember! Bring your appetite and sense of adventure!
  27. C

    Cindym

    Dallas

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!!!!! What an incredible meal!!! Everything about out experience was perfect - the service, food and atmosphere. Great oysters and reasonably priced. They were doing a special apple cider mignonette for the oysters which was delicious. The oysters were so good that they ended being our primary meal. We also had a delicious beet salad and pork and pickle charcuterie board. Plus, very good wine. I can’t say enough good about our whole experience.
  28. f

    frankg

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An all-around good eating experience. Great mixologist as the drinks were perfect.
  29. J

    Jenn

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed 2 varieties of oysters, prosecco, a pickle board & grilled octopus. Everything was good.
  30. B

    Bakeman

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Went to a Pasta and Wine Tasting Dinner on a Monday night when they are normally closed. The cost of the dinner was $125 plus an optional $25 for Italian Wines to pair with the local Virginia Wines that were being served. There were 6 courses. It started off strong and went down hill pretty quickly. The first antipasto course was excellent. Red Peppers, crostini, meat, etc. Second Course was a egg yolk ravioli with mushrooms was the highlight of the night. Third Course was clams and white wine sauce over linguini. My wife's pasta was stuck together in a clump, but it was tasty. Fourth and Fifth course was average at best. Fourth course was a calamari with squid ink pasta. It was not good at all, very chewy. Fifth course was duck confit, better than the fourth, but very heavy and not my favorite. Sixth Course was an expresso panna cotta. Not fair for us to judge, since neither of us like expresso desserts. I am sure it was fine if you like that. Pet peeve, we were asked to keep our utensils between courses. This required us to place our dirty utensils on the table and then expected to reuse them. Felt unsanitary to us and would be super easy to clear the utensils for each course. All in all, this was just OK. I would give it 3 1/2 stars, but that is not an option so I gave them the benefit of the doubt. But I am being generous. I have been to Rappahannock in DC and assuming they are the same ownership, we had a much better meal there.
  31. NG

    NatG

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    This used to be our go to restaurant but the service has not been good the last couple of times. Last night’s wine pairing experience was disappointing. Our table was not ready when we arrived so we waited at the bar for 30 minutes. The rose and white wines that were to go with the first couple of courses arrived much earlier than the food. They were getting warm so we had to drink our wines before the courses arrived. Hence, no pairing experience. The guest sommelier never came back to check on us after suggesting we may want to try some featured Italian wines along with the VA wines. The time in between courses was so long that we could not finish our meals even though the portions were very manageable. We would recommend limiting the number of guests for the wine pairing experience next time and keeping it to a specific time block. We truly felt as though we were not relevant, sadly, and the experience was not cheap.
  32. JP

    JenePK

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding overall experience. The thought behind each dish was very well executed and the flavors were vibrant. Welcoming and friendly service. We will definitely be back!
  33. JH

    JayH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The special Pasta & Wine Dinner experience was delicious! The limited seating certainly allowed the chef and staff to produce dishes that might not be possible on a regular night with a full house. Our only complaint was that there was too much food :) Although each course was exceptional, maybe one could have been cut from the lineup or each course slightly scaled down.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific choices for wine and a very well paced tasting menu, nicely portioned and not rushed. Service was friendly as always. Ended up buying some bonus bottles of wine from their guest sommelier Jason Tesauro from Barboursville Wine. A great night.
  35. DF

    DavidF

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Attended a special wine and pasta dinner (6 courses, 10 wines). Jason from Barboursville curated the wines. Of the six courses 2 were outstanding (the Egg Yolk Ravioli and the Expresso Panna Cotta). I felt the spices completely overpowered the Calamarata Squid (my wife thought it was the best dish of the night, so your opinion may vary). There was nothing wrong with the Duck Leg Gnocchi except it didn't seem to have much duck leg. Capellini with Clams was OK, but I could have done just as well at home. The Antipasto was a little disappointing (although the portion was large). The wines were all good, especially the Cieck Erbaluce and the Podere San Cristoforo Amaranto with the Barboursville Paxxito, served with desert, a real outstanding surprise.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Oysters were some of the best i’ve had. Scallops were different in a unique presentation that was unexpectedly delicious.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! The oysters were Devine, they beet salad was the BEAT! Curried Scallops out of this world, Mahi delicious topped off by yummy coffee pana cotta!
  38. MM

    MichelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Perfect little place to get fresh and tasty oyster and unique food. We will definitely be back.
  39. KS

    KimS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good. The paella was superb. Service was excellent. Noise level wasn't bad but we were there early and ut wasn't crowded. I imagine gets loud when busy
  40. s

    shortpumpdiner

    Richmond

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! GREAT service! If you love grilled octopus, theirs is amazing! A little pricier meal than used to, but everything was on point.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Rappahannock - Richmond offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 545-0565.

Rappahannock - Richmond is rated 4.6 stars by 2257 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for Rappahannock - Richmond

320 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adaam Campbell

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 545-0565

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether a seated dinner or a reception style event, Rappahannock and it's private dining room is the perfect spot for your group!

  • Private party contact

    Rappahannock Restaurant: (804) 545-0565

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