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.
braised collard greens, crispy herbed polenta, bacon beurre
figgy piggy brussel sprouts, sweet potato puree, saba aged balsamic glaze
Baked Cauliflower 'Wings'
house buffalo sauce, celery and carrot mirepoix, vermont bleu
Excellent service, fancy cocktails, delicious food, atmosphere OK
Delicious, inventively prepared food of superb quality and attentive, charming service. One of my favorite places to dine.
The server was nothing short of amazing. She is extremely knowledgeable of the makeup of our drinks and gave great recommendations with food pairings.
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.
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!
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).
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!
Phenomenal dishes, excellent cocktail menu. Would highly recommend for an upscale, intimate dining experience.
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.
Everything was excellent. We loved the whole experience.
Excellent service and delicious meal. Enjoyed the cocktails too! Will be back
It is always great here. Never disappoints.
Such a great night out with my husband, a first-time visit to The Stables for us and a definite repeat!
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.
Best drinks we have had in a while. The food was amazing and staff super courteous. A new favorite. We will be back
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.
Food and service was outstanding! Very socially distant and great measures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Everything was great. Fantastic service from Tim and Katherine. Delicious food from Thad. EvryHong was excellent.
great as always .... small plates were great .... first class all the way
Had surgery and was somewhat home bound so finally able to get out!
So happy to be able to “dine-in” again at my favorite restaurant establishment in Richmond. Evan and his staff never disappoint!
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.
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!
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.
It was great! Food was amazing!
As always, The Stables was excellent from start to finish. Kudos!
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!
The Stables offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 588-9231.
The Stables is rated 4.8 stars by 676 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.