The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.6
2733 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Tobacco Company Restaurant is proudly celebrating over 40 years as Richmond's landmark dining and entertainment venue. This four-story, breath-taking restaurant embodies the spirit of Southern hospitality and charm. The exceptional menu features slow-roasted prime rib, aged Angus steaks, fresh seafood, and an award-winning wine list. Enjoy live entertainment on our first floor with never a cover or dance the night away in our lower level nightclub. Our staff is committed to excellence and the creation of an unforgettable dining experience. Open seven days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2733 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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WilliamP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rachel was a great server. Food was perfect. Thanks.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you, William! I'm glad you had such a great time!

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DonG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great being at the Tobacco Company again. The service could not have been better from the front door to our table. It was a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for enjoying Thanksgiving with us, Don!

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BrianR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Tobacco Company Restaurant was SO VERY GREAT ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️!!!! It couldn’t have been better. From The Ambiance to The Food was so very “Spot-On”. Our Waitress Paige was friendly and knowledgeable. The Prime Rib was delicious as well as The Crab Cakes 😋! The Pecan Pie was warm and delicious as well.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Brian, thank you so much for all the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us so much and Paige was so great for you!

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TeresaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the harvest dinner special - it was excellent

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you, Teresa! I'm glad you were able to celebrate your Thanksgiving with us!

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JosephM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food selections, quality drinks and service

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you so much, Joseph!

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DTGDTG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a special evening. I recommend it highly.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you! We're so happy that so many people have spent anniversaries, birthdays, and holidays with us. So many great memories.

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was pretty good, extremely overpriced but you're paying for the experience I guess. Had a super loud "band" playing on the ground floor, guy singing sounded like your local thursday night bar karaoke guy. It was annoying...couldn't hear a thing.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Hey, Kevin! Thank you so much for visiting us on our opening night and for the critiques! I'll absolutely pass this along to the appropriate parties in regards to food and music critiques.

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HowardL
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves except for the live music - good music, way, way too loud!! Also, too much time before someone came to serve us.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Hey, Howard! Thank you so much. I will definitely forward your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself otherwise!

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PaulK
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Although we would rather not go into the city we made an exception for the Tobacco Company. It opened just in time for our 30th anniversary. There was no crowd so one would think service would have been better. It was slow and we waited for items that normally arrive timely. Other than that the food was as good as we remember. I’m sure they will work the service kinks out.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Hey, Paul! Thank you so much for making a special trip out to visit us! It looks like you visited us during our opening weekend, there's definitely some kinks that need to be ironed out but I'll pass this along to our service manager. Hope you'll venture out into the city for us sometime soon!

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BrianG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was really good and came out quick and hot. Service I would just say OK . Waiter took to long to initial visit, when drinks were ordered he wrang the wrong wine for my wife, when we needed more water we had to ask even though I put it on the edge of the table for him to see. Last thing is being the first night of opening I would expect the floor manager to go to every table and thank them for coming and let them know you appreciate their business. We did not need but the rest of the tables did just my observation.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 hours ago

Hey, Brian! I'm glad you enjoyed your food, thank you for visiting us on our opening night. I will absolutely forward your review to our service managers to make sure they're aware of any drops in service moving forward. Thank you again for visiting us.

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SusanC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad it has reopened. Food and service just as good as before

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Larry
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Four of us went for my adult daughter’s birthday. Overall we had an enjoyable evening. Our calamari, salads and vegetables were very good. My daughter and her husband had the filet mignon and they were very pleased. My wife and I had the prime rib, a house specialty, and we were not pleased. We both thought the cut was tough with gristle. For dessert we had the chocolate peanut butter cheese cake which was very large and rich. Also, had the key lime pie and thought it was very good.

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Jennifer
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our group appreciated they had vegetarian options to offer other than salad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great building, great service!

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CarolG
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the only restaurant I want to go to when I am in Richmond, VA. It is absolutely beautiful, the service outstanding, the menu has nice variety of American cuisine, the food is delicious. This is an experience restaurant and well worth a visit.

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GregM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Richmond restaurant. Loved the decor and ambiance. The food was delicious- cooked perfectly and served with style. The server was attentive and made us feel special.

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ColleenM
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Art Deco, 1920s-style decor. A truly beautiful space. The drinks were outstanding, and my partner said the crab cakes were the best he’d ever had. I got the meatloaf, and it was disappointing: gray and flavorless. Our server Terrance was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and the building’s history. I wish the steaks weren’t a la carte.

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Craig
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were in Richmond for the first time for a soccer tournament and wanted to try a place with some history. We were so happy we found this restaurant....the building is incredible, the food was fantastic and the service was on point. Every person in our party of 8 had a fantastic time. I can't wait until I'm in Richmond again so we can go back.

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MJBT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Out of town travel.

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KathyM
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food- salmon, spaghetti, pork and fantastic service.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the prime rib was outstanding as were the crab cakes. The service was top notch, the atmosphere was classy. After word we spent the night at bar the drinks were great, the band was very good. Great time !!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend’s birthday celebration- Everyone had a great time. Good service, food, drinks, & live music!!

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Brian85
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I haven't been to this establishment since the unfortunate fire that struck it. The food hasn't changed a bit, and neither has the service. It's a glorious as I remember. I will say that the one sour point was the drink that we had wasn't the tastiest. That's our fault more so than the restaurant. We know better than to get that next time.

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RichardE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While the Tobacco Company is known more for its steaks we opted for the pork tenderloin with sweet potato casserole and grilled brussel sprouts and the Company chicken with spinach and mashed potatoes. The food was great and the service was excellent. The ambiance of the multi level 19th century building in Shockoe Bottom is one of a kind and worth the trip to Richmond. We’re so glad that it finally reopened after the 2017 fire. It looks just as it did before and we look forward to our next visit.

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RickJ
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We took our parents out for a nice dinner for their recent birthdays and they have always enjoyed The Tobacco Company. Our server Olivia was great(thanks for the birthday desserts) and the food was amazing just as we expected but the noise level on the 3rd floor was surprisingly high due to the volume of the music. Everyone seemed to be talking very loud to be heard over the music at their tables which only increased the noise level. We asked for it to be turned down some but the volume didn't seem to change at all. At this price point the expectation is to be able to hold a conversation without talking loudly over music.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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BobI
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good waiter. Good food and great ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service, and the food the amazing. One of my must dining locations when I visit the Richmond area.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience here and will definitely be back! The service was incredible - loved that our server took the time to tell us about the history of the building and some of the antiques. The food was great as was the pricing! Parking was convenient with the garage around the corner. Loved the ambiance of the restaurant and can’t wait until our next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was probably the best I've ever had. Outstanding dinner!

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CraigA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The building is incredible. We had a good meal, unfortunately one of my clients ordered his steak medium and it was served less than rare. It took awhile to get the attention of a server To resolve. The food was corrected but no visit from Managment, no effort to make us feel they regretted the mishap. First time eating here, with so many solid choices around RICHMOND will have to consider if I return.

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vipSally8
Baltimore
90 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This restaurant still has the old world charm that contributes to its reputation. When I posted some photos on FB, I received comments like "that was where we went on our first date 30 years ago", "one of my favorite restaurants from my past", and "I had my graduation dinner there in 1975". This is a charming place that warrants return visits. The scallops and fried green tomatoes were very tasty, though a tad on the heavy side. Service was impeccable. Great wine list. Nice version of key lime pie. I would go back!

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shelly
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous ambiance and professional service. Not disappointed. A bit pricey but perfect for special date.

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vladimirl
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Slow service. Steak was unremarkable and a bit chewy. Parmesan potatoes soggy. Not as good as the time I came with a party of 10. Still recommend, because the restaurant is a visual experience, and if you order tuna poke for appetizer, pasta for entrée, and butter cake for desert you will leave happy

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skipper
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I thought the food was better than before the fire. The building has been restored nicely and it is a pleasant place to spend the evening.

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DannaH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The music was a touch too much. It made it hard to have a conversation or even enjoy the atmosphere. The prime rib was great though. I don’t think that I will be going back on the weekend though. There were times when the bands music killed it for me. For as much as the meal cost, I shouldn’t have to shout to my dining partner.

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vipwilln
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a night out, the food is always good and it's nice to have live music

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ShirleyW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the third floor in a little alcove - just lovely! Our waitress was superb and the food was fabulous!!

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SouthernHospitality
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect choice for Valentin e's Day dinner. Food was great and the setting was not too noisy. Love the inside of the restaurant since the renovation.

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LivH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, the server was very attentive and helpful, and the food was good and not overpriced. I had a good time!

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2733 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.