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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.6
4.6
2990 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

Mask required until seated
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 five days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (804) 782-9555

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    The Art Deco Lounge can accommodate you and fifty of your closest friends in an intimate semi-private atmosphere for your receptions and happy hour gatherings.

  • Private party facilities

    The Tobacco Company Restaurant located in the Shockoe Slip features 3 semi-private spaces and 1 fully-private space. Whether the event is a special celebration or a business function let us help you build a one of a kind experience is Richmond's landmark establishment.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Story: (844) 725-2321

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Cross street

    12th Street and Cary Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking also public parking garage behind restaurant at 12th & Canal street.

  • Public transit

    Convenient public transit stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live entertainment with the region's finest bands Thursday - Saturday . Never a cover. Or dance the night away in our lower level nightclub open Thursday - Saturday beginning at 8pm. to close.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,990 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Richmond

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful dinner!! Everything was top notch!!

  2. KC

    KelliC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant, first time in Richmond and so happy we picked this restaurant for dinner. The interior is beautiful, and love the historic nature of the building. Food was fantastic

  3. M

    Mossy

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service5ambience3

    This was our wedding anniversary dinner. The service was good and atmosphere was just ok. For the price I expected much more than wag was offered. They served frozen dinner rolls to start and the appetizer we ordered was ok but nothing outstanding and the presentation we could have gotten at a lower grade restaurant anywhere. The steaks we ordered were ok by the cut of meats were really fatty and not much steak. At 44.00 a piece we were disappointed. We will not return here again.

  4. t

    tw1985

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Our server was very attentive and the atmosphere was terrific. Entrees are $30 plus and the food did not meet that standard. I have been to the Tobacco Company many times over the years for special occasions and have been very satisfied other than this visit.. The service and atmosphere is still one of the best in Richmond. The food quality for money paid has gone down hill. The food needs improvement.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was so accommodating on our seating request and incredibly friendly. Food was first rate. Best coconut shrimp I’ve ever had! Highly recommend!

  6. J

    Jamie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Pork was dry - -- brussels sprouts were overcooked (hard and tough) service was very good - and prompt . restaurant very nice and clean . staff friendly and helpful.

  7. HR

    HollyR

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Abby was so wonderful. We had an absolutely amazing evening there today. Food superb, already establishing plans to return

  8. GC

    GeorgeC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service . A bonus they had Pappy Van Winkle for an after dinner shot !

  9. BL

    BillL

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dinner. We spent 5 nights in Richmond and this was by far the best.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place would definently recommend food is great prices aren’t too bad (coming from a college kid)

  11. LB

    LamontB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our dinner was great! Hat’s off to kitchen staff. Elliott was awesome and provided wonderful service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Live music was great, but would have been better with lower volume. Couldn’t talk during dinner—hard to hear each other. Food was seasoned and cooked well. Prices r high bec high end restaurant and quantity and quality pretty good for value, but both could have been a little more to make a better value despite the caliber of restaurant. Server was great, but like some other reviewers said, he tried to clear some of our plates before we were done eating and cause we saw other reviewers we aggressively stopped him and finished our food. Otherwise, server was nice and did a great job.

  13. LG

    LizG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic dining experience in an awesome one-of-a-kind building. Good and service were exceptional.

  14. BM

    BrantleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone should try this place at least once. We have been eating here for many years. It's over a 4 hour round trip drive, but well worth it.

  15. AC

    AnnaC

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5

    The restaurant ambiance and service were great but our food was not worth the money. My steak was over cooked as well as the Brussels that came with it. My husbands prime rib was ok, just not a lot of flavor. Maybe a better choice for just drinks.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place is soooo good and worth the bang for your buck. We had a great time and the food is huge portions so come ready to eat. They also had a really cool theme and historic building so if that’s what you’re into it’s perfect

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and wonderful food. Will definitely be back!

  18. SL

    SLHolt

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    The good news is we were given a free meal since a rib eye was 50% fat. The waiter was unconcerned and uncommunicative when we raised the question. He constantly asked for us to repeat our requests, and seemed not to understand us. We had him as a server before and he was excellent, but he was totally different almost to the point of being rude . Thank you for comping us on the rib-eye.

  19. W

    carolynW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fried oyster appetizer amazing! Tourenados… excellent…

  20. JY

    JordanY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience! Super easy to make a reservation. Dress nicely!! There was no dress code, but I think we were under dressed. The food was delicious and service was prompt.

  21. AB

    AmberB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Firstly time in Richmond. The food & service was excellent! Will definitely go back on my next visit.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4

    The restaurant was very nice...service was great. I had the 12 Oz prime rib....waiter took my plate when I was done and 3/4 of prime rib was on plate...he never even asked how my food was. The prime rib had a peppercorn crust all around the cut of meat and was terrible. The menu says it is what they are famous for as a steak house. They do not even mention that the prime rib is coated outside with this disgusting peppercorn cruel. The baked potato came with the prime rib....that's it a baked potato....cut...nothing else.

  23. J

    Jack

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Outstanding service and the food was excellent as well.

  24. AO

    AudraO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! Beautiful restaurant, food and service!

  25. 0

    0sly

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were promptly seated, the food and service were impeccable. The seafood pasta is amazing!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The filet was absolutely amazing!

  27. l

    lovegreatfood

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great date dinner. Easy to find parking and great bar. Delicious menu. Courteous, sophisticated service.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was great !! Beautiful place and great food. Couldn't chose an appetizer so had them all !!! Lol

  29. LS

    LisaS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner that consisted of a starter of shrimp cocktail and entree of prime rib, baked potato and green beans and entree of filet, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Everything was prepared just as requested and tasted delicious. The server was attentive. We enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and relatively low noise level for the amount of people sitting around us. We will return!

  30. d

    djwoz

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Overall we really enjoyed our dinner. I was a bit disappointed when I ordered two different beers from the menu and both were unavailable. I hate to be teased with great beers and then have to settle for overpriced mediocre beers.

  31. KN

    KatieN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing filet, perfect ambiance! We made reservations and felt that was important for our party of 5. The food was amazing. Prepare to spend money but be happy you did!

  32. AS

    AmyS

    Charleston

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely a wonderful venue for a celebration! Food was excellent and the atmosphere brought you back into 1920s. The party had such a wonderful time.

  33. MS

    MollyS

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite restaurant in Richmond! A must-visit if you’re there!

  34. TW

    TracyW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience5

    The steak was excellent however I suggest you do not order the crab cakes or meatloaf. Lesson learned about ordering something other than steak at a steak house.

  35. s

    srfose

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5

    Good! Pricey for what it was but great ambience and pretty environment

  36. M

    Mitch

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    The food was good but not exceptional. The ambiance is very nice and the service was very good.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere!

  38. L

    Ltaylor

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We went to celebrate my husband’s promotion and daughter’s birthday. It’s been several years since we’ve been to the Tobacco Co. and the atmosphere and ambiance is still Spectacular! Music was a little loud for conversing, especially for my mom (79). Our server, Terence, was fantastic! Polite and professional. The food was “good”, but not exceptional for the price. The Prime Rib had a nice flavor, but was a bit tough. My She Crab Soup was too thick and rich, it almost had the consistency of yogurt. My Brussel sprouts, which were and “upgraded side” were rubbery. The calamari and tuna appetizers were delicious. My son got the salmon entree and that was delicious. My daughter ordered a medium-well filet, but it was more like “very well” cooked. All in all we had a very pleasant experience and loved the atmosphere! But the food needs tweaking for the $$$ bill.

  39. RB

    RBrewFood

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    My mother moved to Richmond a year ago and for her bday, I knew I wanted her to experience this building. The service and location didn’t disappoint. The kitchen was a mess. After ordering, our salads were out very quick - great. However, our entrees where out before anyone was done half done with salads and soup. Which is ridiculous! I think the filet cuts were characterized as weird and my pork was overdone. I want this place to be more and to be successful. I think it needs to start with a proper kitchen manager.

  40. R

    Rb60

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and super comfortable atmosphere. This is our new goto restaurant when visiting RVA!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2990 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 29 times today
Google Map for The Tobacco Company Restaurant

1201 East Cary Street Richmond, VA 23219

Additional information

  • Cross street

    12th Street and Cary Street

  • Neighborhood

    Richmond

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street parking also public parking garage behind restaurant at 12th & Canal street.

  • Public transit

    Convenient public transit stops in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Enjoy live entertainment with the region's finest bands Thursday - Saturday . Never a cover. Or dance the night away in our lower level nightclub open Thursday - Saturday beginning at 8pm. to close.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (804) 782-9555

  • Catering

    The Art Deco Lounge can accommodate you and fifty of your closest friends in an intimate semi-private atmosphere for your receptions and happy hour gatherings.

  • Private party facilities

    The Tobacco Company Restaurant located in the Shockoe Slip features 3 semi-private spaces and 1 fully-private space. Whether the event is a special celebration or a business function let us help you build a one of a kind experience is Richmond's landmark establishment.

  • Private party contact

    Monica Story: (844) 725-2321

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