The Stables

4.9
851 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 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.
What 851 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipNole
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, food and service. We were eating out with friends and this was our first opportunity to go out to eat together since the pandemic. It turned out to be an excellent time together. Only thing, the weather had been hot and humid during the day and the a/c could not keep up so the restaurant was a little uncomfortable.

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Scout
Salt Lake City
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Very good cocktails. Food was a solid 7 out of 10. Not incredibly inventive but solid. Would happily go back.

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JamesP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was so noisey when we walked in that we cancelled our reservsation.

The Stables
Responded 4 days ago

Sorry you had a bad experience. If you note on your reservation you would prefer a quieter table we will do our best to accommodate your wishes.

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vipAndrocles48
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the most consistently delicious meal We’ve had in a very long time. The creativity of each dish, the balance of ingredients, the perfect harmony of flavors, and the top notch service made this a spectacular dining experience.

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PsMmmmmm
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place, would ask for two things:
1. Keep the front door closed; they opened it and we couldn't get away from the flys.
2. They really need to up their dessert game!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Great service and ambience. Some of the best mussels ever! Easily our new favorite restaurant!

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JP58
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It is risky to go to a place for the first time for a special occasion, such as a wedding anniversary. This was our first time to visit The Stables and it will not be our last!
Thank you for an overall wonder-full evening! From our greeting to our last bite, it was so good….we didn’t want our last bite to be the end!
Thank you!

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Trufflefanatic
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly cannot believe it was my first time there and can't wait to return! Stellar service, (thanks, Katherine-sp?), amazing ambiance, food was on point and perfectly balanced, (best gnocchi I have ever had), drinks and wine list inventive and varied - a perfect birthday dinner!

The Stables
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for spending your special day with us, so glad you were happy!

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RosieTech
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as the waiter was very attentive. The food was fabulous. I would definitely go back again.

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vipJoeG
Seattle
61 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true neighborhood gem; inventive, outstanding cocktail menu and all food items were perfectly prepared....simply delicious from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Amazing staff too!

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Della
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely friendly and helpful. He made recommendations that were outstanding. The lamb lollipop appetizer was outstanding. I am going back to have the lamb as an entree they were so tasty.
For this visit I had the lobster & crab gnocchi. I would definitely get it again.

The Stables will go on my go-to restaurant list.

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DebbieG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dining at The Stables bordered on being a spiritual experience for myself and my BFF. We had not dined there since the change in name and ownership, we had the mussels and the pork shoulder and each agreed that our dish was the best we’d ever eaten. Our only slight concern was that the room was warmer than we would have preferred.

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Kristen
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time & it was fabulous! So many things we wanted on the menu. The cocktails were delicious & the food fantastic. The wait staff was charming. Can’t wait to go back!

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Sarah
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was amazing. The atmosphere could use quite a bit of help — the door greeter stood right beside our table our whole meal. We heard each server come up to him and say things like “table 12 just got entree” “table 8 finishing up dessert” which made us feel like we were not able to really relax and enjoy our dessert/ after dinner drinks. Also, our food came out at different times which kinda stunk considering my partner was half way done with his meal before I even saw mine. Last but not least, the bathrooms need SO much work. You’d think if you’re paying $175 for a meal you would have access to a toilet that allowed you to squad without touching the entrance door.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and drinks! The baby lamb chips were perfection! Everything was seasoned so perfectly. The service was outstanding. The drinks were unique and delicious. The bartender makes his own syrups for these concoctions that taste so good. Highly recommend.

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viphoudinner
Houston
96 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and creative cuisine. Superb service. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere

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MikeP
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server and very tasty food! Would definitely return :) great cocktails too.

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ChristineH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had THE BEST anniversary dinner at The Stables. The food was perfection and the service from Emily was stellar. Truly one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in Richmond. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious! Four of us each had a different entree and we all loved the food (pork, duck, steak, lamb). Ample portions. Server was helpful & attentive. The room was smallish, so it was a bit noisy, but that won’t keep us from returning. Delicious!

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vipStuart
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice. Server was knowledgeable and kind.

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StephYuvi
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My sister & I enjoyed the food, the drinks & the service provided by Emily… Overall a great time. The only negative was there was literally no air conditioning. We left after less than an hour because it was uncomfortably hot. Lollipop lamb chops are a must try as well as the cauliflower wings. They also have a variety of non-alcoholic mock-tails for us non-drinkers. If I’m ever in Richmond, I’ll be back!

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HaleyA
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and the kitchen staff and bartenders were lovely and the atmosphere was warm and cozy

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vipMichelle
Tallahassee
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful meal!!!! Had the pork and the lobster gnocchi…both delicious. Gnocchi was so light …not heavy at all. Will be back

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Caramel
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

food was fabulous, original, and the same for the cocktails.

Next time i will request the front room or eat very early. the noise level was rough.

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SamC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Friendly service - food was decent - wine was the highlight - ambiance is kinda off

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SJGa
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stables is the best restaurant in Richmond. My wife and I so enjoy the food, service, atmosphere and location.

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vipTyler
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was excellent. The scallop small plate is a must do, and for dinner we had the swordfish catch of the day and also the lobster and crab gnocchi. Usually the best gnocchi I’ve ever had, and everything was cooked to perfection. We will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy neighborhood feel with outstanding food and creative cocktails! Will definitely return to try more of the menu.

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KathyG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

My daughter and I had a great experience dining at The Staples. The food was delicious and the lovely waitress was very knowledgeable and accommodating. We also enjoyed their craft cocktails.
I was amazed that such a small kitchen could produce what was required for service, so kudos to the kitchen staff!
One draw back was the ventilation system, it got a little smokey and they opened the front and back doors to help dissipate the layer of smoke that was hanging in the room.
Overall a good experience in a very welcoming atmosphere.

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KarenS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and Father’s Day dinner. The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable - made excellent recommendations. The 4 of us each ordered something different from cocktails to entrees - no wrong choices on the entire menu! New top 3 favorite place!

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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the staff so friendly and efficient

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RVACocktailLover
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our dinner at the Stables. The food was tasty and creative, and we especially appreciated the variety of vegetarian starter/entree options. The trumpet mushroom vegetarian entree was particularly delicious. Most reviews never mention vegetarian options, so I am happy to make a note of this detail. Critically, all four of the inventive cocktails we sampled were outstanding. We will definitely be back and look forward to sitting at the bar next time and enjoying the happy hour specials. This restaurant is a local gem.

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vipSophiaM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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PeterH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It’s a noisy place but part of the charm. We dined in a private room. The food was excellent. Only hiccup is I ordered the duck breast band asked the waitress if the duck came out with a crispy skin which is what I wanted. She said it did. It didn’t— tjhs skin was soggy but the duck tasted good but I’m a picky eater and was not pleased.

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KristenK
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeremy (bartender) was fantastic. Emily (server) was also fantastic. Food was great! Enjoyed very much and will definitely be back.

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PattyL
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and thought it was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!

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vipPhantom2
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates...outstanding mussels....small lamb chops als outstanding...grel menu for small/medium eters...

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JuliaB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and cocktails. A nice variety of gluten free offerings.
We will be back. Thank you!

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 851 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.