The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Shaved Duck Restaurant is located in Midlothian, Virginia. We are an “upscale casual” dining venue, focusing on first class cuisine and craft cocktails. Our non-traditional New American menu incorporates a little bit of everything, featuring fresh local produce, meats and seafood.

We are proud to be defined as a "scratch kitchen", meaning we make everything possible fresh in-house. We support the local/regional farmers who harvest and deliver the best of the best. From farm to kitchen to table our seasonal menu is conceived & created in our own state-of-the-art kitchen. We are passionate about fashioning & serving edgy variations of classic dishes, inspired by various cultures around the world.

At the Shaved Duck Restaurant, we strive to enhance our offerings and consistently “go against the grain” of industry standards, in an effort to provide a unique and memorable experience for local patrons and first-time visitors to the growing Southside & Midlothian food scene.
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KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this place. The menu is thoughtful, but it doesn't feel snobbish. The prices are also beyond reasonable for a place that makes everything in house. But the best part was the people. The staff are lovely and make the experience. Definitely a gem in Midlothian.

TR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fabulous! And, their bartenders are awesome! A couple of us ordered "Dealers Choice" , and they created some totally unique, amazing cocktails for us and came out to talk to us about them. I wish more restaurants/bars had this option. Can't wait to go back!

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Responded 5 days ago

Excellent feedback and thank you for the 5 stars! We love Craig and his team behind the bar & we feel so lucky to have such talented, creative people to keep things interesting. Please come back and see us again soon, and thank you for the shout out to our amazing bar crew!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful, restaurant was clean crisp and inviting, and to a person, the staff was engaging knowledgeable and a pleasure. This was truly a great dining experience and one to be enjoyed again -soon!

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded 5 days ago

What an awesome review, thank you so much for the great feedback and 5 stars! We're always pleased to hear that our service is on par with our food & drinks, so thank you for that confirmation. Please come back and see us again, and know how much we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

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J
Richmond
26 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great neighborhood gem . Their varying menu never fails to impress. I also want to mention that all of their staff are well trained and can describe the food offerings/drinks extremely well. If you don't visit, you are missing out!

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars and shout out to our staff! We appreciate hearing this and strive to have all our staff members educated & prepared to answer questions and make recommendations for our guests. Hope you'll be back to see us again soon, and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we're doing!

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G
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We just loved the staff at this place. We started with cocktails, duck sliders and fried green tomatoes. Then we did most everything on the Restaurant Week menu and it was all so delicious. The shrimp and grits were my favorite. We will be back to visit this lovely little spot. Thanks to Joe , Rochelle, Craig and Geneva for a great time had by all!

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 stars and shout out to our team members! We love knowing your experience was positive and that our staff were memorable additions to your evening. Please come back and see us again, and check out Brunch on Saturday's & Sunday's! We appreciate your kind words and thank you for your support of our efforts!

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JV
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good, carefully prepared and tasty. The staff was very attentive and friendly. I look forward to returning.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 4 star review and we're thrilled to know you will be coming to see us again! We appreciate knowing our service was memorable and that you enjoyed our food. Please let us know if you have any suggestions we can consider, and thanks for taking the time to let us know how we are doing!

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L
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, host, waiter & bartender! We were immediately seated at our table. Would definitely go again.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome 5-star review Lanette! We appreciate hearing that our service was well-paced, especially during such a busy week. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know how we are doing, and hope you'll be back to dine with us again soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding. Everything freshly prepared. She Crab Soup was outstanding as well as the Salmon. My friend had the Pork Ragu with housemate pasta. It was amazing. I was a little disappointed when I asked for bread and was informed there would be a $2.50 charge. I guess they charged for bread since it was ‘Restaurant Week.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the excellent feedback & 4 star review! We're so pleased with all the new faces we saw last week & appreciate the specifics you've shared. For future reference, we do charge $2.50 for our House Bread, and it's available on our dinner menu. As a scratch kitchen, the time & labor involved behind the scenes to have fresh bread available throughout service must be factored into our expenses & service practices. Thank you again for the great review & we hope you'll join us again!

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f
Richmond
45 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were impressed with the creative dishes on the menu - the oyster biscuit appetizer, the raspberry mousse with goat cheese. We were impressed that the restaurant was doing 1/2 price bottles of wine during Restaurant Week. We were surprised that more people weren't there for Restaurant Week.
The service was very attentive. When our desserts were delivered before we had finished our entrees, they were immediately taken back. We didn't finish our bottle of wine and had put the cork back in it. Our server brought a bag for it without us asking.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the 4 stars and descriptive feedback. We appreciate the specifics and are very pleased that the service was on par with our high standards. We do our best to avoid mistakes, and attempt to anticipate the needs of our guests without them needing to ask. Wine Wednesday's is a weekly special, so please come back and see us again to take advantage of the discounts. We appreciate your thoughtful review, and look forward to sharing this information with our kitchen staff.

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GA
Richmond
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I visited during Richmond Restaurant Week, so the menu choices were limited. All of my choices were excellent, however—the she crab soup, the salmon and the white chocolate creme brûlée. The service was prompt and friendly. Of particular note was that the chef visited my table after every course to inquire whether I had enjoyed it. He did that with many other diners as well.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for joining us for our first RRW at The Duck! We love the 5 star review and appreciate your kind words about the experience & food. Chef Patrick likes to interact with as many guests as service allows, and takes great pride in getting to know our diners. Please come back and see us again to check out the other items on our Fall Menu. Many thanks!

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P
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique and amazing She Crab soup. And the best duck I have had anywhere in the richmond area!

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Responded 5 days ago

Awesome feedback and thank you for the 5 stars, Paul! We love hearing you enjoyed two of our most popular items, and our kitchen was thrilled to hear "best duck", when we shared this review with the team. Please come back and see us again soon!

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OT
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We've been to the Shaved Duck several times now, and it is one of the few places we've been that has never disappointed. The food and service are always top notch, everyone there is more than willing to help make it a great experience every time. If we are looking for a great night out we can count on, Shaved Duck is the top of our list. A side note, their bread is out of this world delicious, whether you order it on its own or get it with their meat, cheese, and pickle plate (their house made pickles are also fantastic), it is well worth it.

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the awesome review & feedback! It's so encouraging to know that you've enjoyed repeated visits to our restaurant, and received the quality of service we strive for each time. We appreciate the kind words and hope you will join us again soon to check out our new Fall Menu, which launched yesterday!

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d
Richmond
74 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Welcoming staff, warm (but plain) decor. Our server was pleasant, made good recommendations and was not overbearing. My wife had the sliders and fries; she said they were very good! I had the shrimp and grits (obviously!); a little spicy in a good way & the grits had a nice texture. The brownie was not overly sweet or dry. A very nice restaurant!

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on October 13, 2019

Thank you for the great review and kind words! We appreciate the feedback and are very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back soon and check out the new Fall menu we launched this weekend!

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SJ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time tonight! Our waiter was so informative and attentive. We ordered fried green tomatoes, pimento dip, crispy leg of duck, chicken roulade, bistro steak and salmon which was the market fish. Everyone absolutely loved their meals. Who would have thought a beautiful and innovative restaurant would be in Midlothian instead of downtown Richmond! Great restaurant!

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 28, 2019

Stacie, Thank you so much for the 5 stars & descriptive feedback! Reviews like this let us know we are on the right track, so we are grateful you took the time to highlight the dishes & service that made you experience memorable. Please come check out our new Fall menu launching in October, and this review will be shared with the rest of our team this weekend!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very friendly service and good food.

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for the feedback and review! Please feel free to contact us with any suggestions to improve our ambiance, and we hope you will come back and check out our Fall menu launching in October. Have a great weekend!

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JC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal with great service. Will go back for sure!

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Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for the great review & 5 stars Jeff! New Fall menu launches in October, so we hope you'll be back to check it out!

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JT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Over priced for what we had, The food was good but it wasn’t ‘amazing’. Can find better for less expensive price point elsewhere.

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. We are currently working on our Fall menu and would appreciate any specifics on the dishes you felt were not a good value, so we can make appropriate changes. It's disappointing that you did not find our food to be 'amazing', but we are always looking for ways to improve and will take any thoughts you are willing to share into consideration for our future efforts. We appreciate your business and hope you will give us another try down the road.

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G
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great and they even had a very large private party going on!

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review Gigi! Appreciate you coming in and hope you will come back for our Fall Menu launch in October!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This was our fourth time here. The first 3 were good. The fourth was so bad. The meat and cheese board was so cheap tasting and they didn’t even bother to explain what was on it. Our duck was so rare that you couldn’t eat it and the veggies on the side were raw chopped cabbage. Awful. Worst $200 we have spent on food

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 12, 2019

This is very disappointing & we're truly sorry your last visit was not what you've come to expect from us. We are open to any more information you can provide regarding the quality of the products on the charcuterie board, as we make the bread, pickled vegetables, ricotta and jams/spreads in house. There is no excuse for the duck breast coming out under-cooked, and for that we sincerely apologize. We hope we haven't lost you completely, and thank you for making us aware of these issues.

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FD
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and attentive service in an unexpected place. Def NOT shopping center food, much more like what you’d expect from a downtown establishment. So excited to have this so close to home!

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Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the excellent review! We definitely appreciate the kind words, and hope you will come back to check out brunch and our Fall menu, scheduled to launch in October!

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g
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents came to visit me in Richmond and I wanted to take them to a good restaurant with interesting menu options that were cooked with thought and expertise. I also wanted to be able to converse with them because they are a bit hard of hearing and I did not want to break the bank. Shaved Duck delivered all of this with an excellent server who was attentive and interested in what he was serving. Cocktails were excellent, but the food was amazing! I love their concept of a “scratch kitchen“. They make their own cheese, condiments, nacho chips, relishes... everything is beautifully presented and the portions are generous. We were surprised to find this little gem off of Midlothian instead of downtown. We already have made our next reservation for September!

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Responded on September 7, 2019

This is such a flattering review and we are so thrilled that you and your parents enjoyed your experience with us! We love to know you appreciate our efforts to do as much as possible in house, and our bartender never tires of a shout out for his cocktails! Please come back and check out brunch sometime, and our new Fall menu will launch in October, offering new seasonal options. Thank you for the kind words and 5 star review and we hope you and folks will be back to see us again soon!

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F
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked the Shaved Duck out for our anniversary based on reviews we saw. Wanted someplace new and different. It was and in the best ways! The Black Manhattan was worth the 15 mile drive, as was the tasty, perfectly prepared meal. From the Brussels sprouts appetizer that was the most unique ever - spicy, tart and not crunchy - the the perfectly cooked duck and steak, we had a blast. The wine list is limited, but thoughtful, reasonably priced choices. We will definitely return, with friends. Go now!

The Shaved Duck Restaurant - Midlothian
Responded on September 7, 2019

Thank you so much for the 5 stars & flattering review, Frances! We love that you guys chose to spend your anniversary with us, and thrilled that you enjoyed the experience. The Black Manhattan is a staple around here for sure, and we are always looking to build upon our wine selection. The kitchen always appreciates such positive feedback on the food, and they were thrilled to hear this feedback prior to service this evening. Hope you guys will come back and check out brunch one weekend!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was really good. Service was good but a tad slow. Cocktails were incredible. Ambience was so-so.

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Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for this feedback. We're sorry that service was a little slow when you visited, and we appreciate you having patience as we are growing out our team. Thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food & cocktails, and we are open to any suggestions you can offer as to what we can do to improve the ambiance of the restaurant. Hope you will join us again!

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S
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food as always. Will return soon...

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Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We look forward to seeing you again soon. - Joe Kmetz

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DT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service was great. However, the food was very disappointing. Only one of us liked our meal which was disheartening since it was a bit pricey