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The Lobby Bar, Richmond, VA
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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The Lobby Bar

4.5
4.5
965 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 340-6040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Felipe Bolvar

  • Private party facilities

    Seats up to 10. Parties of more than 6, please contact the restaurant directly.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    N. Jefferson St.

  • Parking details

    Area street parking, private pay lots

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 965 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Good for Groups

  • Richmond

    Scenic View

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    6pm on a Saturday night during holiday season and place was weirdly empty when we arrived. Maybe because others have been having experiences like ours. Approached the hostess stand. She was fairly curt from the get go, as if we were in Chelsea, not RVA. As she sat us I commented on the very loud industrial noise coming from somewhere in the lobby. She denied hearing it. You couldn’t not hear it. We gave it a few minutes to see if it would abate, but it didn’t. So we got up and left, explaining to the hostess there was no way we could sit through a meal in light of the noise. She couldn’t have cared less. In fact, if anything, she seemed mildly pleased at our poor experience and departure. I wish the Quirk luck with their apparent “we think we’re better than the customer” approach to hospitality. This isn’t NYC. A shame, it’s such an architecturally neat space. Bottom line: save yourself the unpleasantness and head to Bar Solita across the street, where we had a fabulous experience.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was good. Table for Thanksgiving was too small. Felt a little rushed with dinner. Regardless, I still will stay at the Quirk!
  3. PC

    PatriciaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and wonderful service. In addition, the food was delicious.
  4. SD

    SamD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    For the overall price--I think it was $65--expected higher quality food and presentation. Some of the food was served cold. The Family Style method of service is OK. Dessert was very poor--clearly not high quality purchased-- from 3rd party--pie--and the serving was small. Ambience and cocktails were good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was fantastic except table was too small. It was bar table and not a dining table, We will definitely go back but only if we can sit at regular table.
  6. MJ

    MarcusJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Overpriced, not as advertised BTW they added a courtesy fee for 2 people of $30!
  7. GW

    GeorgeW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is our go to place for our Thanksgiving meal. Food is always good with many interesting dishes. We will continue this as a tradition for Thanksgiving.
  8. SW

    StacyWritesRVA

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our pre theatre experience. Staff were friendly and loved the ambiance.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service
  10. LK

    LaurieK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely spot in the Courtyard where our little dog could join us - service was super fast & food was very good.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was definitely a calm yet vibrant vibe. I just went there for drinks . Wished they were serving apps or finger food but nonetheless still a nice ambiance! Waitress w& staff super friendly 💕
  12. MS

    MajelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! Second time here and it does not disappoint.
  13. SA

    SusanA

    Wilmington

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My bestie and I visited during restaurant week to support FeedMore. The menu was preselected with amazing choices! The service was impeccable and the food delicious.
  14. CV

    CarolV

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant week
  15. HM

    HeatherM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible- so well seasoned and loved the variety. The ambiance and art were so cool. Definitely will go back.
  16. MR

    MikeRod

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    No more bread & honey butter, it was so good :(
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food is great. The service was awful. I had an 11am brunch reservation for 2. We waited until 11:05 at the hostess stand before anyone at all appeared to greet or seat us. At 11:20, the waitress finally came to ask us if we'd like to start with any drinks. 15 minutes is a long time to stare at a menu simply for drinks. We ordered everything at that time. At 11:50 we finally got our food (french toast, side of sausage links, burger+fries). I can understand if you're short staffed.. but take the time to explain upfront and people will be much less antsy. It's really that simple. Acknowledge people have been waiting.. that's it. The food is great, but service was simply not. I doubt I go back.
  18. AC

    AprilC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    They brunch was GREAT! I had dinner carried out the PREVIOUS EVENING. To make sure I wanted to celebrate a birthday the next day. I was very disappointed in the quality for the price paid. So, I probably won't have dinner at the Lobby Bar again. Will give the Rooftop dinner a try this coming Friday.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything is wonderful
  20. K

    Katie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic, food was delightful and large portions - semifreddo was to die for!
  21. EH

    ElHeifer

    Richmond

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service. But a limited menu and a little pricey.
  22. K

    Katie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a bachelorette. Alan was great!
  23. I

    Ilikeeating

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was a good experience. More gluten-free options would be appreciated but the chef accommodated as best he could and we will return for future meals.
  24. KW

    KieranW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Had brunch. Food and ambience were excellent, service very good. Will gladly return.
  25. LP

    LaurenP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish I could eat brunch here every morning. Food is so yummy, I love the revived baroque architecture, washrooms were SUPER clean (I appreciated that) Staff was very helpful and accommodating.
  26. GB

    GwenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    We waited too long for the food--over 1 hour after ordering. And, unfortunately I have to say it was horrible. I had the duck which I did not even recognize. Nothing seemed right. Even the menu was confusing. The waiter was gracious and not his fault about the food.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother Day
  28. AE

    AnnaE

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very cute decor and good atmosphere! perfect for Mother's Day celebration
  29. SW

    SamuelW

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Seven of us dined during Restaurant Week. Wonderful selection of interesting cocktails. All of the menu items were tried and were quite enjoyable and perfectly portioned. Service was friendly and efficient. A thoroughly enjoyable evening!
  30. M

    Madamdirector

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    OMG OMG this venue is so chic and beautiful. It makes me feel like I am rich. The food was marvelous. And John-Michael was so kind and attentive to our party. Next time we come, I will request that Joh-Michael be our server. He is AMAZING!!!
  31. KH

    KellyH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was amazing and John Michael was an exceptional server. Loved the room we ended up in for our party of 7. We also had a final drink in the courtyard when we were done and the setting was super cute. Highly recommend!!
  32. SW

    SethW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great choice for our anniversary. Will definitely return for future occasions.
  33. L

    Lyly

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful lobby and ambience! Service was a bit slow even though we were one of four parties present - but our server and hostess were both attentive and extremely nice. The food was delicious! We had their Saturday morning brunch. The French toast and side of their potatoes were amazing! Full of flavor and a very hearty portion!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best French toast I’ve had in a while. Service was great.
  35. J

    Jennifer

    Portland

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for an after dinner cocktail and the service and ambiance were perfect. We could easily hear each other talk and felt spread out enough that we had a semblance of privacy. The hostess went above and beyond and asked the manager if we could see the rooftop bar and were then given a private tour (it hasn't opened for the season yet)! Seeing Quirk's famous rooftop bar was one the things the bride-to-be with us really wanted to do and they made it happen for her. The nighttime views of the cityscape were absolutely stunning and we can't wait to go back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The ambiance was beautiful. Our waiter was pleasant. However, the meal was salty. I had the duck flatbread and my husband had the veal and pasta. The other employees seemed a bit stoic.
  37. SA

    SoledadA

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Food was wonderful with a personal touch and flavors.
  38. CL

    CharissaL

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute place. Food was great. Loved the decor and atmosphere.
  39. JC

    JesseC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to catch up with someone! Excellent servers and staff!
  40. MS

    MS99

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent, attentive service, chic/spacious decor, excellent ambiance

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • 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

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 965 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 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Lobby Bar

201-07 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220

Additional information

  • Cross street

    N. Jefferson St.

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Bar Daily 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Area street parking, private pay lots

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Felipe Bolvar

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 340-6040

  • Private party facilities

    Seats up to 10. Parties of more than 6, please contact the restaurant directly.

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