The Stables

4.8
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664 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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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
17 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
141 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
63 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

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vipTumbleCreek
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fabulous find! Our server was terrific, right on target. And the beverages and cuisine were just divine, from beginning to end. Highly recommend. We will return when next in Richmond.

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letsmixitup
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 7 had a lovely time together in a separate room, enjoying creatively crafted cocktails and fresh, flavorful food. The service was impeccable and our waiter was personable and knowledgeable. The temperature in the room was a tad warm, but the staff provided a huge Japanese fan for our comfort. The prices are extremely reasonable: for just over $500, we had 3 wines-by-the-glass, 5 cocktails, 2appetizers, 7 entrées, 2 bottles of wine, and 2 desserts! And maybe a coupla coffees. The Stables is definitely at the top of our list when we want a special meal out.

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vipSuzetteD
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Fantastic service from Tim and Katherine. Delicious food from Thad. EvryHong was excellent.

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viphard2please
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great as always .... small plates were great .... first class all the way

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had surgery and was somewhat home bound so finally able to get out!

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TaraPeytonBurgess
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to “dine-in” again at my favorite restaurant establishment in Richmond. Evan and his staff never disappoint!

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vipkathyd
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Was happy to see that all COVID protocols for masks, distancing, etc. were being followed. Felt like we were well positioned to be able to enjoy the evening. However, it was very warm in the restaurant and when we mentioned it, the waiter just said "yes, it really is." They offered for us to switch tables, which we did, but it was still very warm. The scallop and collards small plate was delicious - well-seasoned and the scallops were perfectly seared. My Cioppino was good, but I wouldn't order it again. The broth was a bit different than standard cioppino. No tomato and it needed an acid to finish. I personally was not a fan of salmon as the fish component; I prefer a white fish such as halibut. The stronger flavor of salmon was a little overwhelming to the scallops and shrimp. My husband got a pasta special which didn't include very much pasta, but was tasty. The service was very good. I would recommend The Stables as a local neighborhood restaurant.

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vipMangiaMangia
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It has been strange to visit some of my fav restaurants now that Richmond is in Phase whatever we are. There have been a few experiences in the past few weeks where the morale of the staff and the food were a bit depressing BUT not at The Stables. The cocktails were fun and well balanced and the food was delicious. We had the appetizer special - watermelon and tomato salad - and the lamp chops. The staff was friendly and comfortable but they took all the appropriate precautions. I look forward to returning soon for another 'normal' night out!

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vipEMilligan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Third meal I've had here-never disappoints! My daughter and I shared 3 small plates, all delicious. The bespoke cocktail made with their own crushed cherry juice was sooo good and refreshing on a summer evening. Usually the bar scene is fun and lively but due to covid, the place was fairly quiet because of half capacity. Staff are very attentive and friendly. A great little place to eat, especially if touring the nearby Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great! Food was amazing!

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vipSuzetteD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, The Stables was excellent from start to finish. Kudos!

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Claudia
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved chatting with our server about the fact that there are not one but TWO wines from Italy's Marche region on their menu! So obscure and wonderful. Enjoyed the scallops with collards appetizer, burrata caprese salad, and cioppino. Felt very comfortable chatting and lingering as long as we wished. Great vibes here!

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vipMollieB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!! The Stables is one my top favorites in Richmond. I also appreciate that they accommodate food allergies. Great service too! Catherine and Emily elevate the experience!

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OwenR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased. The food was tasty and well cooked. I would go back again

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Hollyf
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience. Delicious food. Outstanding service.

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viphard2please
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice selection on menu - had small plates and felt full - will return

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vipKeithT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be back at The Stables for another fine dinner since they have re-opened. Great care was given to social distancing and other current health protocols. We felt very comfortable and safe eating indoors. Chef Evan and his team prepared another fine meal for us. Our waiter was most welcoming and cordial. Could not have asked for a finer dining experience in these new days! Heartfelt thanks to all at The Stables!!

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CinziaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and it was excellent. The grilled baguette, beet and burrata salad, and the duck breast were all amazing. The cocktails were perfectly made and the service was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fabulous cocktails, and friendly service

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great
birthday celebration and enjoyed a wonderful variety of small plates and entrees. Would highly recommend The Stables.

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SamY
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Great food, especially desert.

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vipSuzetteD
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. My special good needs were easily accommodated. And Tim, our waiter, was excellent. Thanks so much. The lamb done two ways was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always!!

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vipBobby
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. A little pricey especially the wine. But overall a great restaurant.

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 664 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.