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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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Sun - Thu 8:15PM - 10:00PM

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

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Whether a seated dinner or a reception style event, Rappahannock and RappSession are the perfect spot for your group!

Rappahannock - Richmond Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Creative Cuisine (33)
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Fit for Foodies (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (29)
Bar Seating (29)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
Vibrant Bar Scene (18)
Casual (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Authentic (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Fun (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
People Watching (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Healthy (9)
Seasonal (8)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Cozy (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

pro -cute bar tender
tasty paella
good cocktails

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average tuna tartar

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Given its reviews, my experience was disappointing. The food was bland, and not really as described by either the menu or our server. For example - fisherman's stew was more like fisherman's (thin) broth. The grilled bread was more burned than grilled, and affected the overall flavor. Although we don't normally use salt, the omission of salt/pepper on the tables seems a bit pretentious when food is not seasoned well.

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·Dined 4 days ago

GONE WAY DOWN HILL! We have enjoyed Rappahannock for years, but our last meal was sub-par. The (pleasant) waiter did not know the wines. The wines seemed to have a 100% mark-up ... and the selection of whites was lousy. The bread was served cold. Three of our party of 4 ordered the scallop entree, and everyone's was extremely over-salted.

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·Dined 4 days ago

All 3 of us enjoyed our meals. I had the grilled shrimp which was incredibly flavorful. Would have liked something a bit more with it but cannot beat the taste. Limited selection of desserts at lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 5 days ago

Our must go to when we visit friends in Richmond! Love the oysters and beer menu.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food, great service, high price. May not go back, but will try the quirky place attached.

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·Dined on December 4, 2017

The raw oysters were worth the trip downtown, but the entrees were all very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Over priced and over rated. Noise, cold, too many stews not enough real food. Horrible coffee, and who in their right mind charges for bread? Definitely a place for the young liberal urban crowd.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Really enjoyable dining experience. Attentive, friendly service; well-executed cocktails; delicious, properly-portioned entree’s. Will absolutely be returning!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent food and service!!

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Everything was great!!! Wasn’t a fan of the tartare but the octopus, baked oysters, and entrees made up for it all 👌🏻 We had a busboy remove our wine when we went to smoke but the waitress and management fixed everything, we will return. Only thing I would have suggested was to acknowledge the occasion but all in all was a great experience!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Our seafood dishes were cooked to perfection, including the sea scallops. The oysters with trout caviar are outstanding. Service was excellent and the wait staff recommended a very good wine to complement our dishes.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

not the fine dining restaurant it pretends to be nor worth the $$$ at all - there are plenty of other worthwhile in Richmond

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Wonderful drinks, meal , and service!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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 on November 12, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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