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Shoemaker's Grille, Lynchburg, VA

Shoemaker's Grille

4.3
4.3
827 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Shoemakers American Grille, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves a menu full of fine American cuisine. The restaurant aims to provide an enjoyable fine-dining experience and has a large patio in addition to its elegant dining room. Shoemaker's Grille has a full bar which features wine by the glass and bottle in addition to domestic and imported beer and spirits.

Start out with an appetizer to share at Shoemakers Grille such as the onion rings with spicy ketchup or the blackened seared ahi tuna. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon, the double breast of roasted chicken or the blackened grilled salmon filet. For vegetarians, try the personalized vegetable plate.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (434) 455-1510

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Hubbard

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three private dining rooms that can be reserved for parties of 8-40.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Smith: (434) 455-1510

  • Neighborhood

    Lynchburg

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 827 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MG

    MicahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time eating here and I will absolutely be returning. Truly an incredible experience with amazing food.
  2. S

    1889South

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were celebrating our 34th anniversary and chose Shoemaker’s because my husband loves steak. After being seated, it took the wait staff a pretty good amount of time to greet up for the first time. My husband said “we thought you’d never show up.” She wasn’t amused. We placed our drink order and it took a good amount of time to get. We order our food. We all ordered steak and 3 sides to share, two of us ordered medium well and 1 medium. One came back medium well, one came back over well done, and one came cold. Our sides didn’t come, neither did our wait staff. She was MIA. We sent the steak back by the person who brought the food. The cook came out and acknowledged the error and apologized and took the cold steak back. The one steak that came out fine was eaten without the sides because they still hadn’t arrived. The re-fired steaks came out but our sides still didn’t come. We were just about finished eating when the sides came. Our server came to the table after all of that and never acknowledged or apologize for all the screw ups. The mgr came out and apologized and took 20% off the ticket and offered free dessert. It was not enough to make up for all the things gone wrong. I will not return to Shoemaker’s again. It seemed they did not care about customer service and the restaurant is far too expensive for that attitude.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere and food were all excellent! And the restaurant itself has so much charming character. My husband‘s ribeye was overcooked. They Quickly replaced his meal with the correct temperature and it was excellent. The server and manager both stopped by and apologized. And they can’t our appetizer. I know that problems are going to happen occasionally, I judge a situation by how a problem is handled. And this was handled extremely well. We will definitely be back when visiting Lynchburg and will also check out the attached charming hotel. And we highly recommend! Fillet, ribeye and salmon are all excellent as well as the fry oyster appetizer.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent service, and fantastic cuisine. Love the crispy sprouts!
  5. HC

    HilaryC

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delightful meal in a unique place.
  6. l

    leslie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Great bartender.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We’ve been to Shoemakers several times as a group function and we never were impressed by the food. This time we went as a couple for a night out and found out the food still isn’t worth the price. We started with drinks at the bar which were good, however the quality of drink throughout the night declined to basically mixers in glass. The appetizer selection is limited which isn’t normally a problem. My wife got a Shecrab soup and I got the Cesar salad. They starters arrived by a runner which dropped them and ran leaving my wife without a spoon for a while (3-5 minutes)until the waiter showed up. My wife ordered the special and I a steak. Both arrived without steak knives. Her Filet was over cooked, my steak was ok. Service throughout the night was extremely slow for a half full restaurant. The food is not up to par for the prices. Flavor was minimal, however the vegetables that came with the special were good. We won’t be returning, and will frequent other nice restaurants.
  8. MH

    MikeH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the 8oz Fila, one of the best steaks we have eaten. Service was excellent and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and decor with the exposed brick. We did have 2 issues, one with the menu and one with portion sizes of the shareablea. Menu very limited. Wife has seafood allergy and appetizer menu offers nothing but seafood and salad options. Also, no surf and turf option on menu for myself. Shareable portion little on small side for $10. Overall a great experience and would dine again at this location.
  9. KG

    KennyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for a business dinner! Menu choices are elegant and delicious
  10. D

    Debba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good. A little disappointed that no sides come with the main course. The price was high for the amount of food provided. The service was good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely dinner for our son’s 21st birthday. Both food and service were amazing!
  12. AF

    AmandaF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, food was excellent. We highly recommend the charcuterie board. We especially enjoyed the live music on Friday.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  13. D

    Debbie

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Great food and service. Lovely place. Highly recommend.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was excellent, the saxophone player was wonderful. We enjoyed it immensely.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  15. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend, food and service were incredible.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Shoemakers is always a lovely location. We were disappointed however that they had gone away from their old menu. The interesting sauces and pairings plus some tasty apps were a draw for us and are now gone. It seems they have tried to emulate a traditional high end steakhouse. However, the quality just wasn’t there for us. The wedge salad had very few tomatoes, dressing was ok. Bread and butter was delicious as usual. Steaks were ok. Not excellent. And with nothing to “dress” them up it was unfortunately disappointing. Alacarte sides are not unusual but they were nothing special either. A pricey meal without the high quality you’d expect. Service was very nice. Drinks were good.
  17. B

    Bron

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Made a reservation initially for a Saturday night, & changed it to a Friday. When we were seated, there was a rehearsal dinner of about thirty people in the private dining room. We were greeted by a lovely server, she truly was so polite & personable- no complaints about her & her work ethic at all. My issue is with the fact that it took an hour to receive one appetizer for the table, due to the kitchen needing to prioritize the rehearsal dinner. Our server was very apologetic & explained the situation to us, but I wish the restaurant may have had a bit of foresight & contacted me to move the reservation. An hour for an appetizer isn't what we were expecting from one of the fine dining options in Lynchburg- we sat down at 7:30 & we got our main courses around 9pm! Not the fault of the server, or the kitchen- they had a party to prioritize. It was just an unfortunate, somewhat tedious experience for us because everything was lovely but we were so hungry & a little annoyed by the time dinner rolled around. We would have had no problem altering our reservation if the restaurant had contacted us, & would have preferred coming in at a different time if it meant our food wasn't such a long wait. Would recommend to a friend with caution.
  18. W

    Woody

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good service was not. Had to ask for drinks twice, and appetizer three times. By time it was delivered to table we had finished our meal.
  19. RC

    RobertC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambiance were excellent. The she crab soup is one of the best I've ever had - chock full of crab meat and tasty broth. The Chilean seabass was perfect.
  20. CC

    CiCi

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The server was fantastic, she went out of her way to make it a very special birthday evening for my brother-in-law in town from Illinois. He LOVED the sauce that came with the chicken and lobster, my husband LOVED his ribeye. My sister-in-law and I got the poached salmon, it was tasty but way over cooked as the outside was very crispy and the broccolini stems were too hard to eat. The wedge salads were good and the S'Mores cake was fantastic. Again, the server was precious. She was sweet, kind and very customer focused. Matt Smith group 9/29 6 pm reservation
  21. DH

    DarleneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was excellent - the music was excellent - - will come back asap
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Steaks were very overcooked & fillet had very little flavor. Ribeye tasted better. Bacon appetizer was great! Really liked the atmosphere.
  23. g

    georgek

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was beautiful and service was good. Our steaks were nothing special, but we did enjoy the place.
  24. R

    Ron0901

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner visit to Shoemakers. The restaurant itself is located on the bluff overlooking the James River, though there do not appear to be may tables, if any with a view. They do have a very nice outdoor dining area with live music - at last the Saturday evening we were there, but we sat inside where the ambience is elegant. I found the service to be friendly and professional. We did not have to wait long for our food, nor were we rushed any way. They have a nice selection of wines both by the glass and by the bottle, as well as a long selection of cocktails. Our party shared two appetizers, their special fried oysters served on a bed of lettuce and the seared ahi tuna with avocado, pickled ginger and onion. Both were excellent. I had never thought of pairing seared Ahi tuna with avocado, but it actually was quite tasty. Two in our party had the Kona filet, a filet mignon encrusted with Kona coffee and served with blue cheese sauce. That entrée came with a smashed potato and grilled asparagus. Both filets were done exactly as ordered and were outstanding, particularly with the coffee undertones and blue cheese sauce. The smashed potato was OK, but to me, lacked seasoning and also would have been improved with some added garlic. The grilled asparagus, though simple, was excellent. One other in our party had the 6 oz filet with lobster ravioli, which also was very good. The steak was done to perfection, but the lobster accompanying the lobster ravioli was a bit over-cooked. The other party had the Scottish salmon, which was excellent. I would recommend Shoemakers for both a romantic evening out or a gathering of good friends or family. They also would be a good choice for a business dinner.
  25. BC

    BCarr

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a date night where I surprised my girlfriend with a night out in Lynchburg. I couldn’t have been more pleased with how the night went. The ambiance and decor was very relaxing and enjoyable. Jasmine, our server, was absolutely amazing. She knew good wine pairings and recommended a few things to us. We started the night with two cocktails, made to perfection. For dinner, we ended up getting the crab cakes and the steak, along with Brussel sprout, all while enjoying an amazing Pinot from Oregon. And then, for dessert, we had the crème brûlée and the s’mores cake. We enjoyed that, along with espresso martinis while listening to a saxophonist play some beautiful music. Just an absolutely amazing evening. Thank you!
  26. B

    Bill

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We were looking forward to dining here. This has been one of the premier establishments in Lynchburg. The food was very good, however, overpriced. The overall dining experience was not what we expected.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my wife for our first time here to celebrate her birthday and the waiter and food and just overall experience was beautiful.
  28. S

    Sarah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, pricey but worth it! Perfect for anniversaries!
  29. LM

    LukeM

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evan our server was timely, courtesies, and attended to our needs. Well done Shoemakers!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  31. JT

    JerryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    You need a dress code. At least have gentlemen? Remove hats while eating.It’s not the Texas Inn.
  32. JR

    JeanR

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way!! Esp. great for a special celebration like a b'day or anniversary.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Ordered a medium rare steak that came out well done. On their second attempt it came out blue. I’ll take my business elsewhere.
  34. G

    Gentleman

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great tasting food. Service was outstanding. The setting is perfect, plenty of room as the tables are far apart and the noise level is low.
  35. LW

    LynnW

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service and ambience has been fantastic both times we have eaten there. Love it!
  36. D

    Deedo

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was so impressed with the chefs special last week, that I went back last night curious to see what they had in mind. This is a true full-service fine dining experience, but the kitchen is creative and responds well to feedback. The sea bass with a caper bier Blanc on a bed of saffron rice with roasted carrots was amazing. What a gem of a restaurant in this small town!
  37. JE

    JerrodE

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good, service good, but this is definitely not a high end restaurant anymore it’s more mid level with high level prices. Dress attire is casual people wearing shorts and hats if that explains it. If you are looking for a fancy dinner out check other options.
  38. RH

    RobertH

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The feel is romantic, temperature good and nice music. The menu is very limited. I got the chicken & lobster( ver y expensive) and was surprised to get 2 small thighs and a rubbery lobster tail. The sauce that came with it was slightly watery and did not offer much to the meal. The farm vegetables were under cooked with no seasoning. I tried my husbands crab cakes and was disappointed with the mushy texture. They were offered with no sauce. Maybe it was an off night for the kitchen.
  39. SH

    StevenH

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience once again. Friendly staff; great food; beautiful space; music is wonderful but perhaps a little loud.
  40. LP

    LinetteP

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our best restaurant experience in Lynchburg. The wine selection was good. The food was delicious and creative. The service was outstanding!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Shoemaker's Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 455-1510.

Shoemaker's Grille is rated 4.3 stars by 827 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Shoemaker's Grille

1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main Street

  • Neighborhood

    Lynchburg

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Hubbard

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (434) 455-1510

  • Private party facilities

    We offer three private dining rooms that can be reserved for parties of 8-40.

  • Private party contact

    Lucy Smith: (434) 455-1510

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