The Stables

4.9
735 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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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience, definitely would go back.

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AllisonM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables has become my all time favorite place. I’ve been there twice now and it is absolutely delicious! We will be going back often!

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JodyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this restaurant! Everything was amazing. The menu is fabulous, the food was wonderful, the service was perfect, the ambiance was spot on and the hospitality couldn’t be better. If you’re looking for a subdued spot w great food that’s just upscale enough to justify dressing up but isn’t so fancy you have to stress about your attire, this is the place. I can’t rave about The Stables enough. I also love that it’s locally owned and operated. I really look forward to dining here again!

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve enjoyed many good times and meals at The Stables over the past few months and they were remarkably busy tonight. It’s become one of our favorites. The craft cocktails, wine, and beer are excellent, and the food is delicious. Tonight, Chef sent out an appetizer variation of the smoked pork shoulder entree, and it was fabulous. The service is friendly, personal, and excellent from the Chef to the servers. They genuinely enjoy seeing their patrons happy and satisfied. The dining room offers a clean, modern light wood and an off-white aesthetic with fun music and elegant dim lighting. The minor opportunity noted is when I went to the restroom tonight, I noticed the back areas and restroom could use a deep cleaning, refresh, and more regular maintenance once business returns to normal. They are typical of an older fan establishment that detracts from the dining room's higher-level experience.

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vipCindy
Richmond
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal from start to finish absolutely delicious. Everything we ordered was perfection. Touché to the amazing staff and the Chef at The Stables.

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vipMollieB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! I will definitely be back!

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SamY
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Makes me feel like I'm having dinner with family!

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vipSuzy
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an enjoyable dinner. All appetizers, mixed drinks, and entrees were top notch. Our waitress was sweet and let us try several wines before we committed to a glass. We sat in the smaller front room, and it was nice to have a private room for the 4 of us during COVID, but it was cold in there. The space heater in the room kept blowing out the circuit. But all in all, I highly recommend this place.

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AngelaF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in the city!

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vipScottS
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love the restaurant! Food is always good, service perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food taste phenomenal, service was on point, meals came out fast & fresh. Will definitely be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and the lamb lollipops are a must!!!

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ThomasW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed a terrific anniversary dinner at the stables, creative dishes well prepared an excellent craft cocktails!

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MariahP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner with my two friends was amazing. We shared the pear salad, scallops, and gumbo followed by the lamp lollipops, parpadelle pasta. The drinks were delicious and the food was to die for. Would highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience! The food was amazing as was our waiter. Will definitely be back and recommend.

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Sarah
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, attentive, and swift service. Food was fantastic. The cioppino seafood stew is very tasty. Would recommend for a small group of friends or a couple.

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vipBeckyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food. Cocktails were delicious. COVID precautions taken.

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JessicaH
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond, VA!

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inahurry
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have thoroughly relished our restorative meals at The Stables on Belmont and enjoyed creating new, unique flavor memories. There’s convenient reserved parking right behind the restaurant and on the nearby streets. This intimate neighborhood gem may fly under the radar for us for too long, but it’s not to be missed.

Diners are well spaced and pandemic precautions are fully conducted, which is comforting. The music is upbeat and subtly energizing. Appetite stimulating aromas emanate from the open kitchen and the lighting is gently softened in harmony with the day’s end. The servers are knowledgeable, professional, engaged, friendly, work together seamlessly, and genuinely enjoy contributing to your enjoyable evening. Thank you, Catherine, Tim, et. al. We find these attributes to be as important as any other in a restaurant and are linked to the chef. Chef Evan Campbell hits it exactly right.

Creative, balanced craft cocktails, super-premium spirits, a robust, affordable wine choice by the glass, and excellent beer choices are abundant. The food is delicious and prepared with care and imagination; our favorite flavors, and their accompaniments include the scallops, cauliflower, mussels, grilled French baguette, duck breast, pappardelle, pork chop, and lamb, oh that lamb! Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and gluten-free options are available.

We haven’t made it to dessert yet but plan to soon! You must check out The Stables!

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vipMyFaboritethingiseating
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food always and awesome cocktails and mocktails. Thank you Stables!

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CourtneyO
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was perfect, we will definitely be back again.

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's nice they offer a full dinner menu service as early as 4:00 PM, which worked out well this afternoon. Creative and balanced cocktails, excellent wine choices. We can't wait for bar seating near the open kitchen to be available again after pandemic restrictions are relaxed. Just noticed the beer selection has some of my favorites to enjoy next visit.

Appetizers included the cauliflower 'wings' that were unique and delicious, and the Thai mussels, one of our favorites. First time trying the grilled pork chop, which was nice and thick, perfectly cooked, and well-seasoned with just the right amount of flavorful excitement. The lamb lollipops are a must, even if you aren't a traditional lamb fan, you will love their unique deliciousness!

Wonderful professional, knowledgeable, and friendly service from Catherine, our server for our first visit. We even received a nice message from a previous server, who was not on-premises. How often does a team exceed expectations like that?!

We dine out often, and The Stables has become a top favorite that hit's exactly right every time. A must try restaurant in Richmond, found in a charming building and neighborhood. Kudos to Chef Campbell and the team!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Food was amazing, great cocktails. A place I wish I could have been sitting at the bar asking the bar tender a bunch of annoying questions. We will be back!

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BonnieH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really well prepared. The staff was so friendly. It was easy to get a reservation. There were many nice choices on the menu

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our favorite spots after several visits. I especially enjoy starting out with the handcrafted cocktail, a semester abroad. One of the best smoked glass cocktails that lingers pleasantly throughout the imbibement. The lamb lollipops are delicious, as well as the creole pappardelle. The 14-ounce ribeye was perfectly cooked to order mid-rare; however, just a bit slim, char-grilled, and therefore bitter flavor-forward for my liking, otherwise as expected. The accompaniment of cauliflower purée is delicious. The staff is wonderful. Great atmosphere. We will return often! A hidden gem in RVA.

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rebeccaa
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We'll be back!

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vipKtill
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing and the service was excellent! It's one of our favorite date spots in Richmond.

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EvanF
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is amazing. Service, chef, ambiance are all excellent. I wouldn’t change a thing.

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yep, we love this restaurant. Great cocktails, wine, food, and service. The duck breast is perfectly seasoned, cooked, and among the best I've had anywhere, accompanied by a deliciously rich and creamy sweet potato purée. Yum, we have headed there again as I write this review!

Check out Chef Evan's interview on the RVA local podcast 'Eat It, Virginia'. Such the consummate host and it translates to his staff, food, and restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I made my reservation via open table I asked to be sat at the best table in the house. We were sat in a private room and the service was outstanding. The cocktails were well crafted and the cuisine was impeccable. One of the best RVA restaurant recommendations we’ve had.

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit in a few weeks is a sure sign we enjoy and now recommend The Stables. Creative handcrafted cocktails and an excellent wine list, including one of our favorite reds, Heinrich Bläufrankish. The shrimp & grits appetizer is delicious and hearty. The Cioppino was not what I expected or for me. Chef ventures out of the kitchen to interact with guests frequently, which really adds to the experience.

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TracieO
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the cauliflower wings. Great cocktails, too

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vipTony
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Evan Campbell is always creative with his delicious accompaniments to the menu items.

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CaryK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner and experience especially during COVID. Private room was the ultimate!

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vip2specsbar
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been recalling our first wonderful meal here a few days ago. The handcrafted cocktails are excellent, and they have an outstanding wine selection by the glass and bottle. The chicken & sausage gumbo side was particularly good as an appetizer. The lamb lollipops were so delicious before we went for the entree portion this visit and they were excellent, including the creamy cauliflower purée. Tim, the server, provides excellent service. We toured the rest of the intimate restaurant since we didn't make it past the bar and open kitchen area, and it has several cozy and private dining areas. We will be back.

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HeatherL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the scallops and lamb lollipops apps and they were great. Main dishes were duck and a filet special they were running for NYE. All food was prepared as ordered and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to The Stables for our New Years Eve celebration. We loved every part of our experience. We we unexpectedly given a private dining area, our server was fabulous, and the food was out of this world. Highly recommend for a special occasion or date spot.

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DakiaK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. Food, drinks, and ambiance are exquisite.

FAQs

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

The Stables is rated 4.9 stars by 735 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.