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Restaurant Adarra, Richmond, VA

Restaurant Adarra

4.9
4.9
287 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary European
The soul of Adarra is rustic elegance and hearthside hospitality. Our menu follows the seasons and the fortunes of farmers in Virginia—simple ingredients cooked over wood whenever possible, served in the cozy atmosphere of a European villa tavern where wine flows like laughter and cocktails warm the spirit. Like our namesake mountain overlooking San Sebastian, Adarra stands as a beacon for people with a zeal for eating and drinking!

For parties over 5 guests please email info@restaurantadarra.com to make your reservation inquiry.

PLEASE NOTE:
WE WILL HONOR YOUR RESERVATION NO EARLIER THAN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE TIME YOU ARE BOOKED FOR. FOR GUESTS RUNNING LATE, YOUR RESERVATION WILL BE HELD FOR 15 MINUTES.



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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 477-3456

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Randall Doetzer

  • Catering

    We do not offer catering services

  • Private party facilities

    Please email the restaurant directly for Private Event inquiries: info@restaurantadarra.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    E. Jackson St.

  • Parking details

    Adarra is located in the residencial area of Jackson Ward in downtown Richmond. Street parking is available, but we highly suggest using are car service such as Lyft or Uber.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 287 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Overall

  • Virginia

    Best Food

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Virginia

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Richmond

    Notable Wine List

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The menu is limited and largely unchanged since I first went there a few years ago. At this price point - which is high - I expect more options and more refined flavor profiles.
  2. PS

    PaulS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had waited two years to try Restaurant Adarra. Our first visit was delayed by Covid. It might sound absurd, but it was worth the wait. Great service, nice atmosphere, and truly outstanding food. All of the specials were delicious. I hope to come back here soon.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant Adarra continues to knock it out of the park. This was about my fourth time here, this time for my wedding anniversary. I have consistently had one of the best meals in Richmond at this spot. They have one of the coolest food menus in town. It’s a smaller plate, tapas-sharing style. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful with our selections. The chef/somm/owner recommended a phenomenal wine bottle in our price range to go with our meal. Then his wife/front of house/owner gifted us glass of cava to keep the celebration going. Great night. They are a smaller operation- if you have to wait a minute, be patient. It’s worth it. Would also love to come back just for drinks/snacks and sit at the bar.
  4. MU

    MichaelU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food and beverages were excellent.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the best food/drinks dining experience is the very, very best in all of Richmond. The food is amazing all staff is extremely nice and knowledgeable. The bartender made some of the very best drinks (including two ones off the menu) I have ever had. My wife and I can’t wait to go back. Thanks so much for a great dinner
  6. OE

    Out2Eat

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyable evening with friends, who had never dined at Restaurant Adarra. They really appreciated the variety of seafood dishes, which they also complimented, highly. We consumed more than we should have, but did not regret one bite!
  7. MS

    MartyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was absolutely amazing! This was the best dining experience I’ve had in years.
  8. BF

    BelleFull

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and took our time enjoying course after shared course. Lovely evening!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was all great! The only thing was that Jake cleared our glasses and truly, I would have ordered another glass of wine had he asked. Of course, I could have advocated, but it just seemed like a missed opportunity. Loved the skate wing special, snap pea special, charred octopus, smoked mussels, and basque cheesecake.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very knowledgeable staff. Great environment and outstanding food!
  11. M

    Mook

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Spanish/Basque themed menu - specials were outstanding as were the cocktails.
  12. P

    Pearl

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. We did not hold back and ordered everything we wanted to taste. One of the best meals of my life, and definitely the best meal I've ever had in Richmond. Can't wait for my next opportunity to go.
  13. PL

    PattyL

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My husband and I celebrated our 42nd anniversary at Restaurant Adarra. It was absolutely wonderful! We shared 5 tapas, each one so delicious. We’re still talking about the gnocchi with rabbit.
  14. TM

    ToriaMalia

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dishes, reasonably priced. Great cocktails and even better ambiance.
  15. g

    ggirl

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It lived up to the hype. Very good, creative food. Lots of layers of flavors that work together well.
  16. CM

    ChrisM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant is foodie heaven. The seafood couldn't be fresher or more flavorful. Service is fantastic.
  17. AM

    AndreaM

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The asparagus special dish is one of the best things I have ever eaten. Hubby agreed and he is not a veggie person! And the cheesecake is the best dessert in RVA hands down!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simply outstanding. We had such a wonderful meal. So many unique flavors and dishes.
  19. SF

    SharonF

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous dinner, service and wine. Highly recommend the gnocchi, octopus and lamb belly (special). Wine selection was a conversion about options and what we like and we were very pleased! Was a wonderful bday treat!
  20. A

    Antoine

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and service, very cosy. Cocktails were delicious. Spanish ham was amazing. Considering the price, Cheese plate was a bit disappointing with only 3 types of cheese including a blue cheese that is way too strong for most people (and I'm French!). Other dishes were great, although the octopus was a bit overcooked. Wine by the glass menu is very small (only 4 options, 1 per color), but we liked ours.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    From the service to the food everything about Adarra was perfect. My friend had never been before and I was glad to introduce her to this place. All the servers were attentive to our table. They made great suggestions for both cocktails and food. The lamb specials are always the best. The cheesecake is a must try for everyone and you cannot go wrong with any of their tinned seafood meats. It is a little pricey but the value and quality are more than worth it!
  22. Q

    Quietplease

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We drove in from DC for a special dining experience in Richmond. Arrived for our 7:15 reservation and found the restaurant about 1/2 full. Based on excellent reviews we were excited about our dining adventure. We were particularly eager to hear about entree specials since these had been highlighted in reviews. Sadly we were informed that they had sold out of all specials and only the tapas were available. In fairness we were told that the restaurant was closing the next day for a staff vacation as an explanation. We ordered 5 of the tapas items on the menu. They were all very good. The tuna, shrimp and cauliflower were outstanding. Wines by the glass were unusually good. We will be back again and look forward to a more complete experience.
  23. EM

    EM14

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible staff and incredible food. The cocktails and wine are also amazing! Love being able to just ask them what we should be drinking and have that. My husband and I love this place!
  24. MH

    MelH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's a small intimate setting with very cool ambiance, fabulous service and amazing food. My fiance said if he would be able to plan his last meal on earth, it would be from this establishment. Absolutely delicious food, and our server Katy is so charming and had out of the park recommendations all night. Go there!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. My favorite dishes were the mackerel and shrimp.
  26. L

    Lizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is unique tapas and everything we had was beautifully spiced and delicious. Highly recommend.
  27. HW

    HeleneW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really special. Highly recommend almonds, olives,,shrimp& special of theday., lamb w rice, sweet potatoes( enough for 2 people), Chrysanthemum drink.
  28. S

    Sandy

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was delicious and the ambiance of the restaurant is relaxed and refined. It was a very enjoyable evening of great cocktails, good wine and well crafted, exciting dishes. Service was terrific with everyone working there keeping an eye on our table to make sure all was well. Definitely a restaurant to visit on repeat!
  29. LG

    LauraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal. The meal was exceptional. Great birthdays meal treat.
  30. l

    lewis

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i love adarra i love the cheese selection i love Jake The Bartender he rules and i love whoever is making the playlists for the restaurant the selections are fantastic and every time i go i hear a different song with a famous j dilla sample that’s a nice touch mon frere!!!! yall keep it real i love it i tell all my friends to go
  31. HJ

    HanJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is absolutely one of the best restaurants in Richmond. They put so much thought and care into everything, and there is not a bad thing on the menu.
  32. RH

    RobertH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great Tapas place! the food and service is always great. My wife and I love the ambiance and look forward to eating in their outdoor space.
  33. TS

    TaraS

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food - mostly seafood - fun cocktails and great service - highly recommend!
  34. RS

    RachelS

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal!
  35. M

    Michelle

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best dinner in months, service, food, and esp pacing of plates was wonderful
  36. SM

    StratMaps

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Food and waitstaff of this place are both fantastic. The weak link in the experience is the owner, whose overbearing interest in turning tables is evident throughout the meal. Despite half the tables being empty, she made it known that she was interested s in getting us out as quickly as possible. I understand how restaurants work and the need to avoid lingering customers, but her interactions were weird and uncomfortable. I spent $170 on a delicious meal, and walked away feeling as though I had been cheated. Choose your times carefully.
  37. P

    Pearl

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing. It was the best meal I've had here, and definitely the best meal I've had in the past 2 years. We had a great bottle of wine that we were super stoked on. My only complaint is that our awesome server stopped mid-way through the meal and another server picked up the last half of our meal. The first server was awesome, super nice, and attentive. We ordered this cool bottle of wine and gave the server several chances to try it as it opened up and changed. We were really vibing with them. The second server wasn't very nice, and it just felt like an inappropriate move to just stop serving us midway through the meal. It was a special occasion and I consider this a fine dining restaurant. Honestly kind of ruined our vibe, unfortunately.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful, the service great and the ambiance was relaxed and cozy. Best restaurant I’ve been to in Richmond. Would definitely recommend!
  39. M

    Mich

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely a wonderful experience! The service, food and drinks were remarkable. There were some items I was a little hesitant to try but after tasting them, they were all incredible. I do not recall all of the names of foods we ordered, but the shrimp, squid, octopus, tuna, squash, soups…. It was all amazing! Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and very personable, we will go back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very fine food in a very loud setting. A very good dining experience, overall.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Restaurant Adarra is rated 4.9 stars by 287 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Restaurant Adarra

618 N 1st St Richmond, VA 23219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E. Jackson St.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Adarra is located in the residencial area of Jackson Ward in downtown Richmond. Street parking is available, but we highly suggest using are car service such as Lyft or Uber.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Randall Doetzer

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 477-3456

  • Catering

    We do not offer catering services

  • Private party facilities

    Please email the restaurant directly for Private Event inquiries: info@restaurantadarra.com.

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