The Stables

4.8
688 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to The Stables. A New American restaurant melding Southern, French, and Cajun influences. We offer an extensive wine list featuring over 16 wines by the glass, craft cocktails, and craft, imported, and domestic beers, in bottles and on tap.

Chef Evan Campbell has created a seasonal menu with small and large plates featuring seafood, meats and duck, as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Menu changes seasonally, taking advantage of the freshest foods choices.

Please note: as we are often fully seated, we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes should you run late. Parties of 6 or more will require a credit card to hold the reservation on Friday and Saturday nights. We allocate 90 minutes for parties of 2 and 2 hours for parties of 4.

Please contact us directly for large parties and to speak about our private dining and special event options.
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4.9
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Michelle
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My main dish was excellent... and they accommodated my dietary restrictions wonderfully. Lovely and attentive staff

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PaigeL
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect intimate dining experience for a date night, anniversary celebration, or even a fun place to take out of town guests. Food was delicious, and staff were warm and attentive. I plan to return, and fully recommend The Stables.

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vipWande
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a good restaurant, we drove over an hour to eat here and we were blown away. Our server was amazing and the ambiance was phenomenal. We had salmon and lamb lollipops for dinner and we were both amazed that the salmon was perfectly cooked and the lamb didn't taste lamby. Truly melt in your mouth with the perfect blend of spices. I will definitely be back. The only minor hiccup was that a lot of the dishes have pork in it but my waiter was great and worked to find options that fit my dietary restrictions. Also, the dessert was heavenly not too sweet and big on flavor. I rarely write reviews so you know this has to be good!

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ChrisE
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, outstanding food and service. The Stables never disappoints!

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RobertW
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food/drinks/service were top notch - outdoor seating was terrific, although table near us was quite loud and engaged in face time calls during dinner which was annoying but not really the restaurant's fault

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vipLinda
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Let's start with COVID. The Stables team were very strict about this. As a matter of fact, I went to the restroom and forgot my mask and staff quickly reminded me to put a msak on which I was very happy about.
From start to finish, everything was amazing. There were four of us dining. I started with the sutumn pear and beet salad. I could eat this every single day. Awesome. I then had the vegan crabcakes and a side of grilled zucchini which were both excellent. Others in our party had the lamb lollipops ( I was told were very good) and the pumpkin and squash curry (which I would order next time as the flavor profile was spectacular) and the salmon which was the catch of the day. There was a side of cauliflower puree we all tried. How can cauliflower puree be incredible? Not sure, but it was!!! I will spend the rest of my life trying to duplicate it. Craft cocktails were unique and yummy. I highly reccommend. It indeed lives up to the hype.

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vipDinahM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The Stables is a charming, small place on a side street (Belmont) in the Fan. It has a few outdoor tables, but they are too close the street for me. Have seen some happy diners sitting there, so it may be OK for you. The food is amazing, but the prices are not cheap. The most expensive is the steak entree at $48.

We opted for some small plates and the duck breast entree. All were amazing. We started with cocktails. The bartender makes an Old Fashioned just like my granddad would drink - heaven! It's not on their list, but they make it for me. The other cocktails are inventive and tasty.

The front room has all the atmosphere. The back room is somewhat barren, but if you have great company and food, that can be overlooked. Can't say enough great things about our waiter. He makes for a fun evening.

Except for a group of 3 women, it looks like a date night place. They practice social distancing, and masks are required. Highly recommend for the second time this year.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was a great experience but the only thing that was subpar was the bathrooms. We ordered a meal, but adjustments were made.

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vipMichelle
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My glass of Cab and the duck were so delish. Will be back for sure

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vipMichelle
Tallahassee
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had mussels and salad appetizers. Had the duck and family had the fish. I was told the fish was delicious and my duck was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Mussels were yummy with ginger broth Service was impeccable.

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JohnW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining spot. Beautiful interior, full bar, open kitchen area. Entrees were delectable and service was top notch. Nice wine selection, good quality. Will certainly return!

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Jenni
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Food! We ate outside which was perfect! Go try and enjoy!

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DAN1
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, fancy cocktails, delicious food, atmosphere OK

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SteveT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, inventively prepared food of superb quality and attentive, charming service. One of my favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was nothing short of amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable of the makeup of our drinks and gave great recommendations with food pairings.

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SimonG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was good, food was okay. Cauliflower small plate good, bread good, salmonacatch of the day good. Small plate salad with curried nuts and fruit was so -so, value also was so-so.

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SarahW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables was a wonderful place to have drinks and dinner after going to VMFA. We split the shrimp and grits and scallops appetizer. Both were amazing. Really enjoyed the scallops that were cooked beautifully and came with delicious collards. The best dish of the night were the lamb chops- whatever they are marinated in is to die for with its hint of mint and perfectly cooked! Will be back!

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GtownGirl
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. I think the menu has enough to appeal to a variety of tastes. Standouts were the Thai mussels and the lamb lollipops (both appetizers).

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MMG123
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal meal. Scallop small plates we split for an app were out of this world. The pear and beet salad was perfection. The waitress was knowledgeable and had great recommendations. On her recommendation, I had the duck entree which was so so so good. My husband had the lamb which was also just as delicious. We tried both of the desserts and it was the perfect ending to a perfect dinner. We will be back FOR SURE!

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ZacharyW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal dishes, excellent cocktail menu. Would highly recommend for an upscale, intimate dining experience.

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vipDinahM
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first Covid-19 dinner out in Richmond, and it did not disappoint. Masks were required, and tables enforced social distancing.
Our friendly waiter made for a fun evening. We started with cocktails which were amazing. Our friend had 3 of their blackberry concoctions, quite potent.
We had the tomato salad and the scallop appetizer. Everything tasted fresh, and the scallops were so tender sitting atop some greens.
We each had a different entree and liked them each. My dining buddies had a dessert, but I passed. They said they were yum.
The prices are high, but the quality of the food is high, too. Will definitely return.
Good for a date night or any ocassion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. We loved the whole experience.

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vipMeMo
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious meal. Enjoyed the cocktails too! Will be back

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vipPaul
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always great here. Never disappoints.

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MeganH
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great night out with my husband, a first-time visit to The Stables for us and a definite repeat!

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ReedW
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW! It's been a couple of years since we visited, and decided to come back this past weekend, and again, we were NOT disappointed. Service was amazing, food was very delicious, drinks were fun, and overall great experience.

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vipbbc3
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best drinks we have had in a while. The food was amazing and staff super courteous. A new favorite. We will be back

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vipRoxx
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very attentive but not over bearing. The cioppino (seafood stew) was amazing. The halibut was flavorful but a bit dry. I added a few spoonfuls of the soup broth and it moistened the fish perfectly. The vanilla cake with lime curd and berry buttercream was delish. Overall very good.

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PrissieN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding! Very socially distant and great measures.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good drinks, great food and some tempting specials . On my first visit someone told me their lamb lollipops were the best they’d ever had, so I had to try them. I’ve ordered the main dish or small plate on every visit since, so delicious! Highly recommend this place.

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SteveH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the first time I've been to this restaurant and, overall, it was very good. We were welcomed enthusiastically and I was thoroughly impressed with our waiter who went out of his way to cater our needs throughout the night. I had Shishito (Korean peppers) for the first time and, to my mind, was the stand-out dish - not only for the novelty but the flare shown in the finish. I also enjoyed the cocktails which eschewed the standard 'sweet' and provided something which not only had flavour but also depth. Recommended.

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vipFoodiesinRVA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is one of our favorite places to dine in Richmond! The food is outstanding, the service is always great, and it is truly a wonderful hidden neighbor gem. The restaurant is also doing a great job keeping patrons socially distanced, cleaning between tables, etc.

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vipCMiller
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Highly recommend the small plates, they were great. I also had the salmon which was good but didn’t love the risotto, I don’t like onions and sone other spice or herb in it so other people may love it.

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Sparkyrva
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and atmosphere were wonderful. I highly recommend the lamb lollipops and the cioppino. They also had ommegang Rosetta on tap, which is one of my favorite beers. We will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richmond’s Museum District is rich in culinary options for epicureans. The Stables sit amongst the top of these restaurants. The lamb lollipops were extraordinary, as was the Salmon, scallops and massive pork chop. The service was perfect as was the ambience. 5 stars all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic !!!

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vipLois
Richmond
148 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner on a rainy evening. I loved the Black Beauty cocktail prior to dinner. The lamb lollipops entree and cioppino entree were very tasty and great selections. Our wine selections were good matches, and thanks for the sparkly glass to celebrate! We will come back to try other entrees. I can see that people nearby would enjoy having this as their “go-to”. We enjoyed the chef stopping by to greet us also. The personal touches were spot on!

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vipIlovefood
San Diego
65 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very nice service, interesting sounding menu. The starters were very good (shrimp and grits; tomato; scallops). The main courses tended to be a bit tasteless. The fish in the cioppino were a bit overcooked and the base was rather plain; the duck was also so so. I would give it another chance for sure.

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NicoleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an amazing dinner. We felt very comfortable with all the precautions the staff took, and our waiter was very knowledgeable about the drink and food menu. We also have food allergies and felt very comfortable that our allergy concerns were addressed appropriately. Can't wait to dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a quaint and perfect place for a date night with my husband! I enjoyed the energy of the server. I wish I remembered his name. It was Saturday August 15th we were there around 8pm. We sat at the very front table by the window! The food was fantastic! We had drinks and shared dessert as well. It was a great experience and we will be returning

FAQs

The Stables offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 588-9231.

The Stables is rated 4.8 stars by 688 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.