The Stables

4.6
302 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.

Please note, as we are often fully seated, we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes should you run late. Due to a high number of last minute cancelations, parties of 6 or more will require a credit card to hold the reservation on Friday and Saturday nights.

Please contact us directly for large parties and to speak about our private dining and special event options.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm
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Phone number
(804) 588-9231
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Evan Campbell
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Hanover and Grove
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Parking details
Parking In rear of building
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 302 People Are Saying
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4.7
service
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great experience! There wait staff was professional and fun. Our meals we amazing! The wine was perfect. I see why they are so highly regarded

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2.0Dined a day ago

Pretty disappointed; I’d been looking forward to this place for some time. Both cocktails we got were cloyingly sweet, and my wine was above-room-temp warm. Food was hit and miss: the shrimp and grits/biscuit was flavorful, the duck was well cooked and interesting enough. But the peach caprese salad had like three tiny (inconsistently cut) slivers of peach and huge slabs of tomato, so the peach (the whole “twist” on the dish) was totally lost. The mahi mahi entree was oddly flavorless, tasted like water. The whole place felt like a slightly fancy Jimmy John’s. Service was good, attentive and helpful, but I can’t recommend this place to anyone. Maybe they’ll get their feet under them.

Our bill was around $130 (two cocktails, two apps, two entrees, and a glass of wine).

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful staff and service. Very knowledgeable about menu. Food was a delightful presentation and taste. Wine was a nice glass of and portion. Business dinner even with small place easily able to discuss and hear.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful casual dinner with two friends. We all had small plates and they were plenty and delicious. We shared the desserts. Yummy! Great service!! A little noisy during Happy Hour.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

This was our second time here, after a first visit for Sunday Brunch. My husband loved the mussels appetizer. The peach caprese salad was very good, but I’ve had much better peaches from Wegmans in the last few weeks. All three of us had the duck breast entree—and it was the BEST preparation of duck I’ve had in a very long time! Perfectly cooked duck; loved the quinoa/chickpea accompaniment. Will definitely return! Nice to have so close by.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Very good, went for my wife’s birthday and we were not disappointed! 5 stars! Also had a very nice wine list!

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Inside the restaurant was warm and smelly from the kitchen. Even if it’s a nice smell, it’s following you home in your hair and clothes.
Only 2 options for dessert, a bit poor.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

Wonderful small plates and craft cocktails can be found at The Stables. We shared the coconut macaroon dessert and sighed over the delicious, moist cookies with their perfectly caramelized bottoms.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch. Not crazy crowded like other Richmond spots, but the food was just as good as the trendier places. My kid loved the fruity pebbles french toast, and the menu had other kid-friendly options too. Overall a very good experience.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Recommended to me by two colleagues. This place delivered on excellent food and a good location, close to VMFA. Menu was fresh, tasty and creative. All four of us at our table made different food choices and each one of us was supremely pleased with our food. Would certainly eat there again. Only negative was noise level.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Very tasty! I ordered the mozzarella caprese salad and the chicken for my entree. The chicken was fabulous. The caprese salad was good but he peaches were not as juicy as I would have liked.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We arrived at busy time and had a waiter who was slammed and basically ignored us for the first 20 mins or so. After a complaint service got much more attentive, though not warm. Appetizers were crab cakes and peach salad, neither was a standout. The main (fish) and dessert (a take on apple pie) were delicious. Convivial atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We had a really great time at the stables. The muscles were amazing and there were plenty of vegetarian/pescetarian options. I had the seafood stew and they were able to omit the sausage and my wife had the vegetarian pasta and both were delicious. All of the staff were extremely kind.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

This is the second time I have been to The Stables. The food from appetizers to deserts was very well presented and the flavors matched very well. I have told friends about this restaurant. It has become one of my top 10 restaurants in Richmond. It is definitely a top contender with some of the best restaurants in Richmond. Keep up the great work "The Stables".

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Really creative and exceptionally delicious food! We all left feeling very satisfied :)

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Food was great, service was good. The only annoying thing was they had to move our table after we sat down. Other than that it was great.

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2.0Dined on July 21, 2018

It’s very cute from the outside. Inside is more cramped then I’d like. We were offered a high top table in the window. It’s setup to seem romantic but you can’t comfortably sit across from each other and high top tables take me out of the date night mode. We asked for a different table and were promptly given one. We ordered drinks, we weren’t asked if we had been before or asked if we wanted appetizers. Our server rushed to get our drinks and then we had to flag them down to put our apps and main course in. At $44 for a ribeye you’d be better off saving $10-$15 and going to can can or Morton’s for a better steak at that price. Food is ok, nothing you’ve never seen. I will say for value the charcuterie board at $20 stole the show. The chef came out and spoke to all the tables and that was great. He’d do well to get some servers in there doing him justice.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Really enjoyed the food and cocktails. The crab cakes and baked cauliflower were fantastic. The special of the night was their burger. A must have. Looking forward to next time

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

It was excellent. Four stars, not five.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Terrific menu with interesting vegetarian & seafood options, very personable staff, great experience!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great evening date night! Really good food and drinks! Great service!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

my date kept on munching the mussels and bread. lovely place, I will come back on a special occasion like this!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

The service was awesome! Very attentive! The food and drinks were amazing! First time eating there...will definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Beyond fabulous!

This was THE best meal my mother and I have had together in a long time.
Everything was yummy & the small plates were perfectly sized...& on happy hour specials!

YUM! Don't miss this place!

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Definitely an up-scale restaurant but a great experience if you enjoy a fine dining. Great place, staff was very friendly, and it is in a lovely part of town. Happy Hour is pretty good too. Overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Every thing was done very well beginning with the drinks to my lamb chops and grits

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This was a great find. Loved every bit of it. Our server was charming and helpful and the food (all 3 of us each got 2 small plates) was delicious, capped off by the chocolate s'mores dessert (to die for).
Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Went here for dinner after we got engaged. I put that in the reservation and they surprised us with celebratory champagne! Fantastic service and amazing food.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Lovely restaurant! Great atmosphere, attentive wait staff and yummy food!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Delicious small plates, craft cocktails, attentive service, and a chat with co-owner Evan make happy hour at The Stables a wonderful thing.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The food and the service were terrific. Poached eggs are my test and these were perfect. This place is a find for brunch and cannot wait to try dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Brought a friend from out of town to The Stables for Sunday brunch. Our menu selections were off-the-charts delicious. Our server, Aaron, delivered superb service and was very personable. My friend and I discussed how much we liked the decor and the overall ambiance of this very intimate restaurant.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Ambiance was nice. We didn’t wait long for our food, and our waitress was informative. The food for three of us, however, was disappointing. Two of us had cioppino that had too much andouille sausage that was quite hot. The sausage overpowered the delicate taste of the seafood, of which there was not an abundance. Another person had the chicken breast with sunchokes. The chicken was good, but the sunchokes were charred beyond recognition, so burnt that they were hard. The last person had mahi-mahi and loved it. The three of us who were disappointed with the meal also left the restaurant feeling that we had not had enough food. We will not be returning there.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Fantastic experience! The food was terrific and the service was great too. Absolutely loved the Tuna share plate and the lamb lollipops.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Great food and drinks as always! The staff is always so nice every time.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Wonderful service, casual yet clean and cozy atmosphere. Food came quickly and was generous portion and well prepared and presented. Not too pretentious and very delicious! We enjoyed the surprise candle on the dessert as it was our anniversary. Thank you for making it fun and enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

It was amazing for start to finish!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Another fantastic evening and meal at The Stables. The menu selections are all so tempting it makes it difficult to choose. Nice selection and variety with the new Summer menu which is perfectly executed by Chef Evan and Chef Thad. Love the personal touch of the chef coming out to the dining room to check on diner satisfaction. All around wonderful dining experience and a good value for the price.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Service, food, seating was great. Waitress was knowledgeable, friendly and made good recommendations. Was able to park on street close to restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Excellent service, delicious food, extensive wine and beer selection

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