The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
2847 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2847 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathleenM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my nephew’s birthday with delicious food. His dessert was comped - unexpectedly. Wonderful restaurant with exceptional wait staff.

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JimmyBudd
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hospitality at The Tobacco Company Restaurant was phenomenal from the moment Ashley and I stepped foot in the door to the moment we left. Wow. Christopher W. Dunn continues to do an incredible job managing over there and it was so awesome to hear Mark Ingraham and the Dance Candy crew perform while we ate dinner! We had our reservation on the third floor right above the stage and the music sounded amazing. Our servers Will and Greg Chubb never skipped a beat the entire time and we devoured the fried oysters, calamari, caesar salad, crab cakes (unreal), and butter cake! Thank you so much for an incredible evening. Great to see you, Jennifer Whitehead! We will be back!!! ❤️

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Sarah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a Richmond treasure. Beautiful ambiance and amazing food.

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MattL
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Two issues for the 4 star rating: 1) The band was too loud . Even with us being seated on the second floor and the band being on the first floor . We will only go back when a band isn't playing . 2) My ribeye was cooked at the right temperature (medium rare) but I have never have had a ribeye with that much fat marble . I recognize that some (normally on the edges ) is needed for the flavor and juiciness.

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JaniceC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu. There were multiple things I could have ordered so will be back to try other items. We were visiting our son in Richmond and we visit often so will recommend and come back again. Loved the live music as well.

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MendieD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was amazing had a great 50th birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful for special occasion.

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DeltaM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Over salted, undercooked food...except all the proteins, which were unseasoned and overcooked. Heavy cold sauces on everything! Nothing tasted fresh. It was the Special Easter menu. The sliced leg of lamb looked and tasted like cheap cold cut roast beef....too tough to even chew and grey. Gross!
Slow service.
The server took away completely full plates and didn't ask if there were any problems. Almost $200 after tip for 3 people to leave starving.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Delta. We are sorry to hear your experience was not a 5-star one, especially at a special Easter Sunday Dinner. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and I will be sure to pass it on to the Chef. Again, please accept our sincerest apologies. Feel free to contact us with any other feedback you may have at sales@dinetcr.co m.

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vipStevenW
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

A great Richmond landmark. Nice to see that they have kept the quality of food and decor even after the fire remodel. Service was a bit slow, but a delightful evening for us.

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vipJulieS
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. Great Service. Best restaurant in RVA.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easter Brunch

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 2 days ago

Glad you could make it out on Easter. Thank you for the review!

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Chris
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is our second time back since the fire. This time was much better. Service and food quality is back to what you would expect for an upscale dining experience.

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Catina
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Filet Mignon was perfection along with the entire atmosphere and service. Great evening, highly recommend.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for the review Catina!

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DinaM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I specifically stated my reservation was for my husband's birthday, but the waitress never mentioned it nor did she ask if we were celebrating a special occasion. It would've been nice of her to have recognized my husband's birthday. Besides that, everything was wonderful!

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vipTina
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. The food was delicious. Highly recommend the butter cake dessert. The service was spot on. The overall vibe was terrific.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Tina! We love our butter cake! Thank you for the kind words and 5-star review!

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Gastro
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still the coolest place in town. Professional wait staff and excellent food combine with the ambiance to make a wonderful night out.

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SteveG
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love TTC, but this time it was something of a let down. Drinks were ‘light’, She Crab soup was mediocre, Prime Rib - the reason I wanted to go there - was only so so. My wife’s filet and the Key Lime Pie were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service at the VA table and bar

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant, great food and even better service.

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BethK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband got the prime rib. It was fair. Had better at Outback. Was surprised the restaurant didn't offer any Virginia wine by the glass, bottle only. I like to support local. Disappointing.

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Took my girlfriend there for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing spot , loved the live music and the food was amazing

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Will definitely be returning. Great 1st experience! Our server Cody was outstanding

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kimballb
Wilmington
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Very good service. Would recommend for date night or larger gatherings.

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Excellent meal. Will be returning in the future!

JJ
JJWW
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tobacco Company was a great choice for a recent birthday dinner. Walk around to explore the beautiful historic building while waiting for your food. The service was great and the food will keep you coming back in the future. Definitely a gem in downtown Richmond.

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JoyceW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Thank you for a wonderful evening.

TC
TobaccoCo
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here a few times and it never disappoints. Such a fun atmosphere with the different floors and the new Art Deco bar area. The she crab soup was amazing. All of our food was top notch and the service was great as well.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful atmosphere the food was delicious and our server Josiah was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of the best I’ve had Ina while

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vipJoeG
Wilmington
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and great food. The crab cakes and filet mignonette were great! Great cocktails and live music!

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chrish
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner to celebrate my girlfriend’s birthday. Classy as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening out when family visited. We enjoyed the live music in the background (not too loud or soft), ahnd excellent food!

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Sidc
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the jazz band was wonderful as well. Great place for a birthday, I put in the notes it was my wife's birthday in the reservation but nothing was mentioned about it. Other than that I was quite pleased and would return again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was superb. The food and decor were wonderful but he was truly the reason we had an excellent time. He was efficient, had the right pace and frequency of checking on the table, keeping drinks refilled and fulfilling any requests. I miscalculated on the tip and am going to make a point of returning just to give him a little extra for the excellent service.

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LatonyaL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good. Food was delicious. She crab soup was a delight.

KK
KingKe
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a reservation here randomly and I don’t regret my decision. The crab cake was to die for and the ambiance was almost like a mafia movie. I will definitely be back!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thanks for the 5-star review! We look forward to having you dine with us again in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was good

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GraemeB
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food. I really liked the coconut shrimp appetizer.
Service was very friendly, just a little slow.

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AmberR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. We went for a couples date night and had a great time.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on March 16, 2021

Thank you for the feedback and recommendation, Amber!

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2847 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.