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The Lobby Bar

4.5
896 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
The Lobby Bar is a celebration of Virginia's inventive dining revolution with its expression of rustic-American craft cooking, showcased through tapas-style / share-plate service, highlighting the region's micro seasons, while incorporating Mediterranean flavor profiles. It is where a respect and understanding of the regional offerings showcases the area's versatility, while remaining approachable and familiar. Drop into The Lobby Bar for an experience that is refined yet relaxed, unpretentious and lively.

Please call the restaurant if you would like to make a reservation for a party of 7 or more guests. If you wish to make a reservation for cocktails, please specify in your reservation notes.

Please call the restaurant if you would like to make a reservation for 7 or more guests. If you are making a reservation for cocktails only, please be sure to put that in your reservation notes.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 25, 2021

Join The Lobby Bar this Christmas for a decadent coursed, family style meal for $69 per person. Vegetarian option available. $69 / Adults $39 Children 10 & Under

What 896 people are saying
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vipGFTLFAN
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at The Lobby Bar for brunch and it did not disappoint! The signature cocktails were delicious and the food was delicious as well!
We live in the RVA area and we will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Real cute vibe… craft cocktails wereon point… we didn’t eat bc the menu is mainly tapas/small plates and appetizers or starters. The olives sounded delish but I’ll try them next time.

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AbbyH
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating a friend’s birthday!

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vipGaryinAlexandria
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More like a tapas bar now. Small plates but suitable for sharing. However the seafood cioppino is to die for and is entree sized.
Their breads are wonderful.
The service continues to be phenomenal.

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ShellyC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a unique and fun atmosphere! Had drinks one evening and dinner the next. Food outstanding. Variety of drinks endless with several signature cocktails to choose. Service impeccable a five star experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend visiting from out of town. Food was great. A bit over priced

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NurseCandy
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed a nice start to a girls’ evening at The Lobby Bar. The food is definitely above average and worth returning for that alone. Our server was polite and met our needs while there.

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carolb
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food good but overpriced. Service okay until end of meal when plates were cleared while one of the 4 diners was still finishing meal. We’ll trained servers know not to do this until all diners at table are finished.

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SarahS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, delicious and imaginative cuisine and pleasant staff.

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Sawyer
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience, would highly recommend. Will definitely be back!

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RonL
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The food is very flavorful. Some of the options are non-traditional and are adventurous. Great place to enjoy with friends.

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KayenW
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal, great atmosphere! Thank you so much for a wonderful evening.

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Guest105
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

There was not really a food menu. Needs to have more options.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here for a date- got stood up, and the staff was so friendly in making sure I felt taken care of. They also offered great menu suggestions based off what I usually like and the service was fast as well

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Marta
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Delicious food items, all small plated. Loved the sliders. Although we had a reservation for dinner, we were originally seated in the bar near a speaker. We were moved to the dining area, but feel we should have been seated there first.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience here, from the excellent food to attentive service, everything was top notch. 10/10 we would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Beautiful interior and great food! Love this place and will definitely return many more times. Loved the salmon. So many flavors and nice presentation. Great place for a night out with my friend.

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vipSJP1
West Palm Beach
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!

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vipDonnaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Although restaurant was not busy, it took over twenty minutes to get our drinks. And they came out two at a time, with a long wait until the next drinks arrived. we were there to celebrate a graduation so we had wanted to have a toast. Food was okay, but small portions. Overall the experience was not great and also not a good value. Very expensive for a mediocre experience.

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Irishminstrel
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices for brunch that were not the run of the mill dishes. Prompt and unobstrusive service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
36 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Terrific atmosphere and delicious small plates. Very safe.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Lobby Bar at Quirk is one of the coolest places I have been to in Virginia. Service is great and the staff is welcoming and very friendly. Cocktails are amazing and you can’t have just one!! And….let’s not forget about the space, the decor is unique and absolutely fabulous! Andthen we get to the food. I will say I was not overwhelmed by more than half of the dishes that I ordered. With a small menu of small plates, I knew that I was about to partake in a culinary experience! And I did with just one out of the six dishes I ordered. The Burrata….it was exceptional, layered right on that toast, the burst of flavours will have those tastebuds wanting more. The fried chicken drumsticks, cooked well….okay….and definitely needs a different description. The lamb, flavours was great, but the lamb was overcooked. The spareribs was cook to perfection, but that sauce killed the whole plate. It was the most disappointing plate out is them all. I end up ordering The Ted Sliders because I knew you couldn’t go wrong with a burger, and of course the sliders was great! Unfortunately the rustic steak fries are overkill. They would have been great if I was at a dive bar drinking beer.

I do believe like Art, food is subjective. But with a small unique menu, everything on the menu should come out exceptional, only making me want more and more.

I will definitely will be back for cocktails and I look forward to seeing what’s new on the menu.

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LAURENW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot! The ambiance is everything and the brunch is tasty. Must go!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Staff was not welcoming. Wine came in a can. View was great.

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Elsa
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent small plates menu with inventive cuisine.

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foodie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my daughters birthday and everyone was so kind and greeted us warmly. The food was unique and interesting. Service was impeccable. Attentive but not intrusive. Highly recommended and looking forward to our next visit and will try the Rooftop.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need to switch over to small plates
Rather than appetizers

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was fun and pleasant.

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MarlonBrando
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Fashioned Quirk-delicious cocktail. Burrata, amazing. Loved the sliders, spicy shrimp and ribs. Troeg's IPA, amazing. Hostess and waitress were top-notch. Somehow we were comped 2 orders of fries.

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MichaelV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The hotel should promote the restaurant more during check in. But I'm glad we realized they served food before we left. Would definitely recommend whether you are staying at the hotel or just in the area.

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Caroline
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

As beautiful and polished as this bar/restaurant is, the staff needs some polishing too. Even if there are only a few of us dining, the staff really shouldn't congregate in the bar. One of the staff was so poorly trained she could not direct us to the elevator or knew if it went down to the restrooms. First, she told us it did not and then came back to tell us it did. We were a party of two and our dinners did not come out at the same time.

I had mentioned that the occasion was a birthday, both on my reservation and when I checked in. It was not mentioned until long after our dinner was over and we were up at the roof top bar looking at the view. Then a wonderfully sweet server came all the way up to ask us if we wanted our complimentary birthday drink! Unbelievable.

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vipAriA
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for casual drinks and fantastic small plates!

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vipCandaceM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I wish they had a better variety of drinks but I was happy with my Moscow mule. The place was very nicely decorated as well

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StaciT
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat. Had never been here before and being a bar in the lobby it is pretty open so people coming and going. Was a bit worried about what to pick to eat - ended up getting The Ted sliders and the santorini dip - oh my goodness both dishes were fantastic! The service was great, and the architecture of the building is fabulous. My only complaint is the low lighting with the pink menus - made it hard to read them with older eyes (back in my 20's it wouldn't have been an issue, now hitting 50 small print and low light do not work well together). Had to use the flashlight on my phone - so be prepared.

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MelissaS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious food, nice service and ambience. A bit overpriced.

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Julia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The lobby bar was everything I hoped it would be! It felt like we were transported into a swanky L.A. boutique hotel. We enjoyed cocktails and appetizers before heading up to the rooftop for another drink to watch the sunset.

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LisaS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent small plate offerings. Standouts were the ricotta gnudi and grilled pound cake dessert. Service was excellent.

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vipLAURAH
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, noise level is low so you can actually hear the person next to you--thank you for not blasting music!!!--the food and waitstaff were excellent. We will be back.

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Naomi
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Server didn't rush us and always popped up at the right time. A great location to people watch but don't feel like you're sitting right on top of other diners and can share a private conversation.

FAQs

The Lobby Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 340-6040.

The Lobby Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 896 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.