The Stables

4.8
910 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.

We offer a seasonal menu with small and large plates featuring seafood, meats and poultry, 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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vipCatieB
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was underwhelming .with the exception of lamb lollipops. Dessert offers slim and unappetizing . Entrees took too long and just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great date night spot, drinks that don’t skimp on the alcohol, food was amazing. I would give it a 9 of 10, the only thing keeping it from higher is they were out of an item we really wanted to try. Overall excellent and I will be back.

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MuseumDistrictJunkie
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent neighborhood feel with high end menu. It is less stuffy than a white linen restaurant with the highest quality food and drink.

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Turner
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Stables' menu is concise but offers excellent choices. The food was prepared very well, and the service was exceptionally good.

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EllenR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice restaurant and the service was friendly and good. My husband enjoyed his lamb chops and mushrooms. I ordered the fish and asked whether the piece as thin or thick. The waitress showed me approximate thickness but the fish was not that thick when it arrived. The fish was hot and flavorful but the sides on the plate were cold, not room temperature but cold. Sweet potatoes and collard greens that were not not good cold at all. I told the waitress and she did offer to take it back and warm them up but, having worked in restaurants, I know that returning food to the kitchen can sometimes be a bad idea so I declined. The temperature of the food was not the waitress's fault since the fish was hot. Very disappointing since this restaurant has a reputation as a foodie place and certainly charges prices that reflect that reputation.

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vipRVAFineFoods
Richmond
96 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner, booth in barroom!! Sauce & vegetables in each entree delicious Desserts & cocktails as well as wine on each meal perfect!! Overall a perfect evening!! Tempting to order coffee to linger with our friends!!

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vipMichael
Baltimore
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our meal of assorted Virginia cheeses, shaved Brussel sprout Caesar, rockfish and scallops. The service was terrific, the place is cozy, and it was pretty quiet. The menu is small, but interesting and there's a pretty good selection of wines.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much.

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Deraro
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service. We'll be back!!

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

So glad you enjoyed it! Look forward to seeing you again.

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StephanieJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t wait to return !!! Food quality, diversity, size options and choices, beverages, service and warm cozy atmosphere are unbeatable ❤️

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Good to hear you enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails were fantastic. Suggest sitting at the bar where you can basically watch the whole kitchen prepare all of the food.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

We might be biased, but we agree, think it's the best seat in town! Thank you!

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MarkL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Would recommend for all occasions though not great for kids.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you!

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vipCraig
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mussels were a little salty but food was very good.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you.

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HDef
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very special occasion restaurant that lived up to the hype. It's worth the price (spent about $200 on 2 people) but the food is all perfectly cooked. The restaurant is very small so reserve a spot early. It takes awhile for dishes to come out, which is perfect for us so we could savor the experience. Highly recommend!

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vipSuzetteD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Excellent service and ambience. You cannot go wrong at The Stables.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful words.

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MariaT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our meal was fantastic as always! i had the vegetarian plate (veggies of the day) and my guest had scallops. Both were so good. Service was very good.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

I have to say, what Chef Brycen does with mushrooms can be pretty special. Glad you liked it.

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vipMelissaC
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ! A must but don’t tell anyone!

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

We won't! Pinky swear.

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ChrisE
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. The food and service were superb!

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Mike
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great date night and enjoyed the great service and tasty drinks, apps and entrees.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad to be a part of a great evening!

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JacquelineF
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Always good food and drinks. As with all places right now service is a bit slow but worth the wait.

The Stables
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you being understanding.

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Tbone
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. All the food listed looked great. Food came promptly and was delicious. When we said we are moving to the neighborhood next year, our waitress introduced herself and the chef and asked our names. Super friendly. We will certainly be back.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Great! Can't wait to see you again!

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vipJohnA
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is more than a neighborhood gem in the Museum District, it is one of the finest intimate restaurants in Richmond with consistently innovative and interesting dishes. We particularly enjoyed the Pumpkin Bisque, the Rockfish and the Mushroom Lasagna. Dinner here has never disappointed us.

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JamesT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The entire team were fantastic and the foos was delightful

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your evening, we look forward to seeing you again.

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vipJayJ
Richmond
29 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our dinner. The space is very small and we had a poorly located table that had constant traffic around my chair. We had the vegan special and the pork shank. Both were good… although the pork had too much maple syrup. Price points are high given food quality and ambiance. Service was satisfactory.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you enjoyed your meal. Unfortunately there are trade offs in these small Fan/Museum district neighborhood places, sorry your table exemplified this. Thanks for writing a review.

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ChrisH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is a cozy restaurant on a quiet stretch of Belmont Ave. We had never tried it, and for our anniversary wanted something new that we had heard good things about. We were warmly welcomed. The staff was attentive, and our waitress gave great advice on drink and food options. She knew the whole menu and exactly how to describe the options. The cocktails were some of the best we've had, and were creations unique to The Stables. The food was delicious. I had the catch of the day, which was an excellent piece of tile fish, served with tasty butternut squash. She had the chicken dish, mainly to try the parsnips side that came with it; neither disappointed.
We'll be coming back on the next special occasion.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad we could be a part of your anniversary celebration.

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BRITTANY
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a phenomenal dining experience! The service was impeccable, and our server was so kind and welcoming. To make this evening even more perfect, each dish was insanely delicious. We got the brussels caesar salad, the lamb lollipops (my favorite dish, especially with the whipped feta), the brown butter scallops (so yummy), the catch of the day, and the pork shank (the maple gastrique really set this one off). I can't wait to go back and enjoy this little gem again. I love it here, and will absolutely be returning!!

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We look forward to your return.

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LawrenceM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there at opening hence it was very quiet.
Service and Food was SPECTACULAR!!

Will return again. Could become a Monthly experience in 2022!!!!

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you enjoyed yourselves. We would love to see you in 2022!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Was really excited about trying the Stables after hearing such good things. The atmosphere and waitress were delightful. We started with the Caesar salad which was made almost entirely of shredded raw cabbage and the dressing was overwhelmingly citrusy. Their was a nice pecan touch which I enjoyed but could not make up for the texture of sprouts. I had the rockfish which was very delicious though and truly have no complaints but I will say i wasn’t wowed. Was pretty standard rockfish. Finally my boyfriend whose birthday it was had the vegetable lasagna by Recomendation of the staff and I have to say it truly left something to be desired and was overwhelmed by a sour citrus flavor similar to the salad. All and all the quant atmosphere was very much enjoyed but I don’t know that it made up for the caliber of the food.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Sorry you didn't enjoy the Brussel Sprout Ceasar. Our menu changes regularly, hopefully next time our selections will be more to your liking.

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KalyG
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Loved our experience! The seating area is limited but the food was exceptional.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you enjoyed it!

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vipDB513
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional dinner… we thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent.

The Stables
Responded on October 26, 2021

Thank you so much! We look forward to seeing yo again!

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Service was fine, food was not for that price, would not recommend

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Sorry you didn't have a 5 Star experience. Next time, please voice your concerns to your server and we will make every effort to make things right.

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Walkingstomach
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food for discriminating diners. Excellent and varied wine list. Very popular and worth waiting for dinner

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you appreciated the wine list. We take care in selecting our wines, trying to both pair well with our food and offer some interesting selections.

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vipJoMarie
San Diego
43 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waitress was stellar: excellent knowledge about wines and food; attentive, and helpful. The food was memorable!

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John
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Menu had just updated for Fall and was quite good. All of the service team worked well together for a very efficient meal. Very friendly. Really nice meal.

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this establishment, and my partner and I could not have been more impressed. Wonderful staff, excellent food, and the atmosphere was upscale casual. Absolutely will visit again, and would very much recommend to others

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GavinP
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful, the server was great and we started with 2 signature cocktails that were delicious. We went on to the main course and had mussels and the catch of the day which was superb. Highly recommend dining here. The whole experience was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The cocktails were great, as was the curried pumpkin bisque. The lamb lollipops had good flavor, but seemed a bit undercooked when asked for a pink center. The carrots, whipped feta and pistachios with the lamb were so good. The NY strip was a little tough, but cooked correctly. Didn’t love the potatoes that came with the steak. The pork shank fell off the bone and the grits were very good. Everything had good flavor, but we were a bit underwhelmed for the price. We’d return for cocktails and ambiance.

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vipAndreaM
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Everything was perfect. Scallop appetizer - cooked perfectly. Cioppino and lobster gnocchi - high quality and delicious. Plus great cocktails!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Very thoughtful touches and great service.

We all felt the food was not as good as prior visits. Perfect example was the street corn salad. On our last visit we voted it our favorite dish. This time, it was totally different and didn’t have the thought and detail it had when ordered previously - and ultimately was a big disappointment. I’m hoping this is an anomaly and not a trend because I love dining here.

The desserts were perfect and we had a great time.

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ThomasS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely neighborhood eatery. There is a limited menu but the food is excellent. The service was very attentive and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place, always a great selection of custom cocktails and the food is amazing.

The Stables
Responded on November 16, 2021

Glad you liked it!

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The Stables is rated 4.8 stars by 910 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.