Restaurant Adarra

4.9
151 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 contact the restaurant to make your reservation
What 151 people are saying
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4.8
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4.9
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PhilippeG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Presentation lacking for price. Good dishes, but only good, not exceptional. Service slow.

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Deb12
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Spanish tapas. Very good food, service and ambiance. Will go again!

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BridgetF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal with attentive service! Intimate ambience, perfect for a date or cocktail with a friend.

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CareyW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Food is off the charts and even the mock tail wowed us. Love this place.

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cb16011
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous! We will go back!

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DanielR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just superb and Lyne and her staff are just superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent meal! Everything we ordered was delicious! Service was very good but had multiple servers which is always confusing. We will be back.

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PamelaK
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance - low light/cozy sort of feel. The food was really quite good (outstanding is not a vote I give out very often!), and some very interesting combinations. Loved the gnocchi ... which was nice and light - not the pasty, heavy variety that most places serve up. Warmed harissa olives, a squash dish, also lovely. I thought the chickories were a bit bland but others really liked them. Their version of cheesecake was absolutely wonderful - sort of a cross between a soufflé's and a cheesecake - with olive oil and salt - don't miss it! Another diner though the olive oil was too much but you can get it on the side. Very extensive wine and alcohol variety list. I will definitely go back and probably frequently. I wasn't looking for a large meal - and my party were all very happy with portion size. But it's a smallish menu, and although there are a couple of larger portion meals, if you are a big eater, you could be unhappy with the selection. But a restaurant cannot be all things to all people, and for many of my friends this will be perfect. We went on the early side (6:15) and it was delightfully quiet - good for conversation! Can't say what weekends and later are like.

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vipDorian
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, amazing flavors, great service! Will definitely visit again. Every single item we tried was ‘wow’ ! Great wine selection too!

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KevinD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and wine choices. Great service and casual ambiance. Our favorite RVA eatery.

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vipSavannah2018
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. The restaurant has a nice vibe and comfortable ambiance. Outstanding service and food was all amazing. We particularly loved the white anchovy appetizer with fennel and blood orange and the stuffed squid also unique and delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great night! We tried several of the small plates and every single one was fabulous! We will definitely be back!

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KatieH
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience

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MH1234
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the literal best, eat there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lyne and Chef Randall have created something truly special in our city with Restaurant Adarra. The food is meticulously prepared and presented. The wine selection is unlatched. The cocktail program is also stellar. Do yourself a favor and give them a try if you haven’t already.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Some of the very best food in Richmond. Ties Brennar Pass as my favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, drinks and atmosphere.

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ASCK
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal we’ve had in Richmond! Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing evening to celebrate my husband’s birthday!! Couldn’t have asked for a better night ❤️

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ChadA
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Excellent for sharing a variety of small plates

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RussellM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent! The owner was more than happy to discuss the food, food preparation, and background to the menu selections.

We will be back again to enjoy this restaurant!

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vipHeatherS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, but definitely won't be my last! Need to come back and order the other half of the menu!

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vipDine2and2
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Escargots, anchovies, shrimp, and bread to die for. Wine list expensive and good price point. We’ll
return often.

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vipjayrose
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this restaurant from the cocktail selection to the classy ambiance to the variety of delicious dishes. I’ll definitely be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience. Very creative menu and a wine list like you’ve never seen. Such and an unexpected and thrilling adventure.

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DeniseM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Richmond. Amazing food, service and atmosphere

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viprestaurantmaven
Richmond
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

When I sat down, I wasn't sure I could find anything I would want to eat. The server was excellent in suggestions (she was the owner). By the time. I left, there is no other restaurant I prefer. It is the typical small, loud (and cold) Richmond restaurant but we loved it.

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AnnieF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about Adarra and LOVED the service and the fish stew.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get service, great food, nice atmosphere!
Can’t wait to return.

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Restaurantfavs
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Adarra! The food is delicious, the wait staff is very personable and professional and the atmosphere is fun and inviting. It has become one of our favorite places in Richmond!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic. It was like a tapas place, small plates that you share. Interesting flavors and neat selections. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely go back.

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JSmells
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious. great menu. wonderful offerings. can't wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two words are joy and caring. The people there absolutely care that you like what you ordered, and offer to replace if it's not to your taste. But the food itself is a joy, creative, thoughtful, and delicious. Can't wait to return.

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grassland2
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was out of this world! Each dish was better than the last - everything was perfectly seasoned and prepared by a kitchen that takes pride in both taste and presentation. If the braised snails are on menu when you go - don’t hesitate! The service was attentive and friendly, but not overbearingly so. If you enjoy Basque cuisine, or are interested in trying it, head over to Adarra.

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vipDiverDeb
Richmond
44 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This tiny gem in Jackson Ward is an absolute delight. The staff were very attentive and made recommendations which we accepted. We each had a small plate, one with mussels and one with shrimp. The mussels were cold in a delicate spice, the shrimp were hot. Then we had a superb paella with duck meat and mushrooms which was amazing.
It was a little pricy, our meal was $75 with no alcohol. But we would go back.

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vipJohn
Charleston
67 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were traveling through Richmond and were told Adarra was new and quite good. This was a recommendation from a top restaurant in town. They were right. we felt fortunate to find this place. The Galician special was wonderful as were the appetizers. Creative and tasty preparation. We appreciated their wine list which included a number of interesting wines from Eastern Europe. While these wines might have been overpriced it was worth the experience of tasting something beyond a standard quality French and Italian. If we are to come back through Richmond we will definitely try to return.

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vipHerbH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, staff and atmosphere!!!

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beagle1VA
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Adarra was beyond our expectations. The dishes are fabulous and definitely shareable. We had three plus two desserts (desserts were just to tempting to share) and were most satisfied! Can’t wait to go back!!

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Restaurant Adarra is rated 4.9 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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