The Daily Kitchen and Bar - Short Pump

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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We strive to serve foods that are not only delicious, but also health conscious, environmentally friendly and socially responsible. We use organic, all natural, local and sustainable ingredients as much as possible while still keeping our prices fair. In addition, we also offer an extensive selection of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and paleo options.
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Good service and amazing food.

SH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Order was not prepared as requested. No accommodation on bill offered.

NT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent turkey burger and sweet potato fries. Always excellent service. Very pretty restaurant

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It would have been better had the ac not been blasting, it was a cooler evening & this was blowing down directly on us even after we moved. We noticed we weren’t the only ones to ask about turning it down - not necessarily the temp so much but the fan was blowing full force. Made for a miserable evening.

BL
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious farm to table options! gluten free options are amazing!

PR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had some issues with the preparation of the meal. The "crab stack" appetizer did not have enough sauce on it and my wife tells me that the sweet potatoes (provided with the blackened tuna) were not fully cooked. She did say that the tuna itself was excellent. My hanger steak was great too, cooked perfectly. Caesar salad did not have enough dressing (although we did order it without the anchovies). Cheesecake for dessert was only fair, we prefer richer consistency and graham crust rather than almond (I guess that is a personal preference). Price of the meal with tip was $175.00...one appetizer, one salad, two entrees, two deserts and five alcohol drinks...a little pricy for us. But, overall, a good experience!

ZY
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm never disappointed there! The food and service are always great and the wait is usually reasonable if at all.

Y
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I would NOT call the noise level energetic...it is TERRIBLE!!!!!!!! This is the worse feature of the Daily...you have to scream to hear each other once it fills up. It amazes me that at Mayan ruins you can stand 3 football fields away, speak in a normal voice and be heard on the other end as if you were standing right next to the person but no one can build an eatery and pay one single bit of attention to the chaos of trying to meet with friends and go home hoarse from screaming.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and generous servings. Very good and friendly waiter (Josh H.)

CS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I overall felt the experience was very mediocre. My chicken panini was rather bland and when asked for ranch dressing we were given a rather stuck up look and told they had buttermilk. Almost all of the employees put off the vibe that they’re better than us.

MH
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love the menu here-lots of paleo, vegan and gluten free options with careful ordering. We like to eat healthy and it’s easy to do here. Great cocktails as well. We would like to see more simply prepared entrees for those with food allergies. Wait staff does a great job. We will be back soon!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Most everything was excellent except my chicken was way too salty so could not eat it. The rest of our party loved their entrees.

BR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy their food. Waitstaff are wonderful. Attentive, but not pesky. Being hearing impaired, the noise level makes conversation difficult during busy hours.

NJ
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry I do not remember our waitress's name but she was amazing. We are on keto and none of the salad dressings sounded appealing. She brought a selection of herbs with olive oil and vinegar. She also labeled the herbs. She kept my drink (tea) refilled as well. Fantastic!

M
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We chose The Daily - Short Pump as part of my sister's B-day weekend. She had been craving the Acai bowl that she first had at the Cary Town location about 6 months ago. First disappointment - they've changed the ingredients and the bowl was no where as good as the previous dish. I went with the waitress's recommendation of the Traditional Benedict. It arrive barely warm with a cold, gelatinous hollandaise sauce. I had chosen the grits as my side - they were watery and undercooked. My sister and I both ordered second breakfast options and ended up leaving satisfied. The third member of our party had the ham and swiss omelet and seemed to like it. The waitstaff were very kind and apologetic about it all. I believe they "comped" our coffees. I've been to 2 of The Daily's locations a half dozen times - always delicious. I think we just had an "off" experience. I'll go back and try it again.

SC
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place and love the GF options

EM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is a nice place for dinner and gathering with friends. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was ok, I ordered the Ahe Pohke which i was really looking forward to since I have had it in Hawaii before. I was disappointed though for $18.95 it was way overpriced and nothing like Ahe poke. For starters the tuna portion was so small I thought it would best to be in the appetizer menu. It had no flavor and I would expect more for the price. My wife’s dis wasn’t much better she had the burrito bowl, one of my daughters ordered the Margherita pizza which was really good, and my other daughter had the cheeseburger, which she said it was tasty. I probably won’t comeback anytime soon, but if you are a vegan lover than this restaurant has several options. I also ordered a draft beer who’s was the only beer I liked and it was out of stock.

WJ
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The Daily (ShortPump) is overall... okay. The food is presentable but nothing to celebrate. The menu offers enough to feature but again, nothing to really peak your interests. Culinarily I think they play it safe and offer a dining atmosphere that might appeal to a slightly modern and minimally posh crowd. I would go back if I were invited but overall one visit I think was enough. No real complaints. Just nothing particularly interesting. Possibly an improvement from the Carytown location.

r
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always wonderful. Our only concern is the noise level which is always high.

G
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service ; waiter was great ! Food was wonderful . Will certainly go back .

DL
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The noise level when the restaurant is full is so loud it's difficult to hear your dining companions. The food and service are excellent but the noise is a drawback for a very lovely setting where it's clear that management and all staff go out of their way to provide a friendly and responsive environment.

MP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always very cold- take a jacket! A bit noisy but service and food are good!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance nice natural light during the day. Great food and price value will go again !

HG
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed it. We would definitely recommend to others and look forward to coming again.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been many times but for some reason this evening was extraordinarily wonderful. The atmosphere, ambiance and food and drink were outstanding! Highly recommend the New York New York cocktail! Our server was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the menu as well as just plain pleasant! Nice banter with her combined with relaxed atmosphere, I felt as if we were in a European bistro! Will be back again and again! Fantastic food! Fantastic evening!!

JN
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time dining here. Beautiful Decor inside but Extremely Loud. We had reserved a table on the patio for privacy. We ordered the vegetable stir-fry and the chicken tacos along with cauliflower and for appetizers. All were delicious very fresh tasting and the entrees were very colorful. I did order a sangria which is not on the menu tasty but pricey at $11 plus tip. If you want to have a conversation you may consider the patio over indoors. It was a wonderful experience.

p
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had been recommended by a friend. Food was fresh and tasty. Ample portions. Drinks were reasonably priced and well made. Good experience.

G
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Food is always great, and a nice variety, since we had children, toddlers, vegan, and carnivores. It is a place we meet to celebrate and enjoy family. The service is always good, and we love the ambience.

DW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience, very busy lunch hour but still possible to carry on a conversation. Food was innovative with unique offerings in this area. Excellent service, well timed, very pleasant and efficient, and the server really knew the menu. Great experience all around.

BL
Richmond
56 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food is delicious as always!

RE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

We were welcomed and shown to our table right away, we had reservations. It took forever to get our first round of drinks. We ordered an app which came pretty quick. It was guacamole, flavor was great but they didn't mash the avocado very well. Entrees came pretty quckly, they were all ok. Second round of drinks came so slow we were all almost done eating. Bathrooms are strange, not a fan of shared bathrooms with men and women.

ON
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Understaffed at the host table and bar

CS
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great selections!

IT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. Service was great; nice atmosphere

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bring a sweater the A/C is blasting !!
Great quality fresh food

OT
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Lots of options for vegans and vegetarians. We'll definitely be back.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Prompt service.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible kitchen timing and quality. No management in the room. Reputation is not deserved. This is 3rd straight fail for us at this restaurant and we are done.

H
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The tofu burger was a little thin. It was lost in the roll.
Waitress was very attentive.

s
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location - easy to park; nice choices on the menu.