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.
frisée, tamari aioli
Grilled Lamb Lollipops and Eggs*
four lamb lollipops, choice of eggs any style, choice of fruit or potatoes and choice of toast
shrimp, scallop, fish, andouille, tomato, onion, rich seafood broth, grilled bread
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.
Excellent service. Very good cocktails. Food was a solid 7 out of 10. Not incredibly inventive but solid. Would happily go back.
It was so noisey when we walked in that we cancelled our reservsation.
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.
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.
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!
Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Great service and ambience. Some of the best mussels ever! Easily our new favorite restaurant!
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!
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!
Thank you so much for spending your special day with us, so glad you were happy!
The service was excellent as the waiter was very attentive. The food was fabulous. I would definitely go back again.
This is a true neighborhood gem; inventive, outstanding cocktail menu and all food items were perfectly prepared....simply delicious from start to finish.
Always outstanding! Amazing staff too!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Excellent food and creative cuisine. Superb service. We will be back
Excellent food and service, great atmosphere
Wonderful server and very tasty food! Would definitely return :) great cocktails too.
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!
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!
Very nice. Server was knowledgeable and kind.
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!
Sat at the bar and the kitchen staff and bartenders were lovely and the atmosphere was warm and cozy
Another wonderful meal!!!! Had the pork and the lobster gnocchi…both delicious. Gnocchi was so light …not heavy at all. Will be back
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.
Friendly service - food was decent - wine was the highlight - ambiance is kinda off
The Stables is the best restaurant in Richmond. My wife and I so enjoy the food, service, atmosphere and location.
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
Cozy neighborhood feel with outstanding food and creative cocktails! Will definitely return to try more of the menu.
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.
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!
The food was delicious and the staff so friendly and efficient
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.
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.
Jeremy (bartender) was fantastic. Emily (server) was also fantastic. Food was great! Enjoyed very much and will definitely be back.
First time there and thought it was excellent! Can’t wait to go back!
Small plates...outstanding mussels....small lamb chops als outstanding...grel menu for small/medium eters...
Lovely meal and cocktails. A nice variety of gluten free offerings.
We will be back. Thank you!
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.