The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.5
2303 reviews
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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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

The Tobacco Company Restaurants Easter Brunch will be served from 11AM to 2:30PM Sunday, April 21st. followed by our dinner service from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Reservations can be made online or by calling 804-782-9555

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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LK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Loved decor. I’m not sure the waiter knew the menu that well but everything we picked was delicious.

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LB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special occasion this is an excellent place! Our waiter and service was excellent! Will definitely return!

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LG
Wilmington
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic. The service from the moment you walk in the door is spectacular. Every hostess, server etc speaks to you. The atmosphere is wonderful. Our server Nick was attentive without being overly attentive. He cleared dishes correctly (a pet peeve of ours). The food was fantastic - she crab soup, steak Oscar, salmon and scallops for our table- everything was delicious. It was our first time there and we will be back

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OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prom for my daughter. They were treated well and enjoyed their meal. Thanks!

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VA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for our anniversary and were pleasantly surprised. The lobster was fantastic. It's perfect to visit as a treat once in a while but not if looking to be price conscience. Can't wait to go back for another special occasion.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far one of my favorite restaurants in richmond.

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d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This our first time back since the fire. The food continues to be careful prepared and delicious. It was my son’s birthday and he received for free a delicious desert. Our server was an amazing person and made the evening special.

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RO
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

For what didn’t seem a busy night, service was slow and food took a long time to get. After sitting quite awhile, the waiter finally asked if we wanted bread. Before our meals came, the waiter pulled the bread plates. My wife had left bread on her plate to eat with her dinner. Without asking, it was taken along with her knife, that was not returned. Overall a disappointing evening for the cost.

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k
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never been here before, not even before the fire, and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It completely blew me away. It is probably one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever been in. Every detail was well thought out and they’ve kept so much of the architectural interest. The service was spectacular, the food was so amazing, and we had a wonderful evening here. Easily my favorite restaurant in Richmond now!!!

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MJ
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We've been eating at Tobacco Company for 29 years, starting with our first meal on our wedding night. We were greatly disappointed when they were closed due to a fire last fall and glad for a chance to visit this past weekend. We were pleased to see that much remained unchanged in both the atmosphere and service of our favorite place in Richmond. Unfortunately, the cost for my usual favorite - the Filet Oscar had increased substantially, so I chose to the Prime Rib instead. To say it was ample would be understatement and the juiciness and preparation were excellent. I did miss the robust flavors of Oscar and hollandaise, but the value was hard to debate.

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MR
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

This was our spot before I transferred to Norfolk and we decided to come back after the renov. So, on my plate, the Ribeye was cook perfect, but too much charred on the outside, it did change the taste of the meat way too much. My mashed sweet potatoes were way too smokey, I wasn't able to catch the flavor of what made them like that. My wife's Filet mignon was well done like she ordered, but they went too far on the butterfly cut, it was all the way flat. The rest was really nice. That was at 7 pm. We left and came back to be new bar in the back of the first floor. Awesome bartender, equals awesome drinks and a really good time. And yes, I was there when that gentleman knocked out that glass and had to be escorted out, the way you all did it, that's really how you do it. Smooth so that the others would be able to keep enjoying the night. We are coming back for sure, maybe next time just bar and the the club downstairs. Thank you again for the great service and see you soon.

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KH
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance in a beautiful setting. Our waiter Nick was so polite, pleasant and courteous in serving us without pestering us. He truly seemed to enjoy working at the restaurant and waiting on us which made our visit very comfortable. The food was excellent. We hope to return and visit again sometime in the future.

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ML
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable; not rushed; Food was better than ever; new feel for an old restaurant

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ND
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food with great service! Our waitress Spencer was great! Do yourself a favor and order the wedge salad.

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T
Louisville
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding evening. Tremendous variety and everything was prepared to perfection. Enjoyed the Goodwood Bourbon Barrel Stout!!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak Oscar was outstanding! Meat tender and cooked to perfection with plenty of crab meat on top.
Restaurant, in an old tobacco warehouse, has the most beautiful decor of any restaurant you will find.
Service prompt. Have been to this restaurant on many occasions and it never fails to impress me.

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My first visit back since the fire. Food was fantastic as was the atmosphere. Our waiter, while pleasant, seemed overextended and not as attentive as I would have expected. Our table never received bread and drinks came sporadically. Again, the food was fantastic. It could have just been a bad night. I will return again.

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C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere. The menu allows for diners of various tastes, to enjoy. The decor and atmosphere were unique and inviting. All meals, appetizers and desserts were tasty. Fantastic service just topped off the experience. We will definitely be returning.

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RV
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining room, charming waitress, and delicious food that came out quickly on a Friday night. We were celebrating our anniversary (we came here 11 years ago) and received a complimentary dessert. Great night!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Service was great! The waiter knew the menu! Great time for friends to reconnect!

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LO
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Any time I have the pleasure of visiting Richmond, I am sure to book a reservation at The Tobacco Company. They never disappoint. The staff is go gracious. Their food is always impeccable with so many delightful options to choose from. And their attention to the guests, their needs and wants is unsurpassed. There is never a finished plate left in the way or an empty glass. I can't say enough about this wonderful restaurant.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch experience from the moment you walk in the door. Beautifully unique building surrounds a dining experience presented by professional staff delivering really, really good food and drink.

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RW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Company Chicken dish was not well prepared and tasty. The chicken was overcooked and the spinach was bitter and with long stems. The cauliflower steak dish is a joke. $20 for a cold slice of vegetable? Overall the dishes were hugely overpriced.

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DB
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The experience was outstanding. The she crab soup was the best ever and the NY strip was cooked to perfection. My wife had the prime rid and is was also excellent.

The next time we are in Richmond we will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Made reservation for 815 and did not get our table upstairs until after 9. There was no throughput on the girl in the bar area to tell us when or bring us to our table. We had to keep checking in.we ordered our food then it came almost an hour later. Our waiter was friendly though. And the room they put our party in was perfect.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Service was poor. Cocktail was not good. Steak was ordered medium and came out well done after taking an exceptionally long time at 9 pm. Disappointed.

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KC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Prime rib over cooked. No crushed ice as the menu stated, was told “the crushed ice is on the 1st floor”. Everything took way too long.

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DL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff is attentive when it is not crowded. I enjoyed the company of family and friends. Happy to see them reopen.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food delicious and atmosphere fabulous! Really a great place for dinner . The butter cake dessert was the best dessert we have ever had !

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CB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing time from starting in the bar area then on to dinner! So glad they are back open!

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Had to flag waiter to ask for second glass of wine after being empty for a while. Waiter attention could improve

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BL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On the pricey side but everything was pleasing! Great waiter!

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J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent! The wait staff was top notch! The only complaint involved getting seated. We were a few minutes early for our reservation (5:00 vs.. 5:15) and were asked to wait. However, when others came in the receptionist decided she’d seat them first. Yes we were a few minutes early but the restaurant was empty! Why did we have to wait?

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DL
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Would recommend for an after work drink but they have a long way to go as far as food. The baked potato was very good, filet not the best for the $45 they charged for it. Onion soup couldn't eat and while they use to have outstanding bread, what they serve now tasted and looked like they were using out of date hot dog buns. We mentioned that to our waiter and he agreed saying allot of other customers said the same thing. It will be awhile before we go back. At least it doesn't smell as bad as it use to.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Drinks were not the best and it is very noisy but the food is amazing

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SF
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my husband’s 60th birthday and the staff was outstanding! I had requested via open table a no sugar added dessert, fully expecting to purchase it - and likely pay extra - they wouldn’t hear of it and treated my husband to assorted berries. The food was impeccable, drinks on point and the after dinner coffee to die for! We are looking forward to our next visit!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

When you first walk in, you check in and the hostess will either take you to the 2nd or 3rd level for dining. There are two bars on the first be level.

They are known for the prime rib so half our table got prime rib and the other half got Ribeyes. We ordered some additional sides (whipped potatoes, sauteéd spinach, and button mushrooms), but we did not know our steaks already came with a baked potato, which was pretty hard and not cooked as much as we all preferred but maybe that's how they do it there. Steaks overall were just ok and we didn't feel it was worth it for the price we paid. Prime ribs were barely luke warm and we had to request an jus on the side. One prime rib was sent back and they gave us a new piece which was a lot hotter. Ribeyes are supposed to be the juiciest, most flavorful cut but all 3 of our Ribeyes had a lot of gristle and little flavor. It could have been our personal taste but all 6 of us felt the steaks were not seasoned as well as we would have liked. However, the ambience was nice. Not sure if I would care to come back though.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. The service and the food were outstanding. I had one of the fillets which was cooked perfectly and had great flavor. It was one of the best steaks I have had in years.

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TC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all enjoyed our most delicious meal! My wife and I have been there many times over the years and you are our "go to restaurant" when out of town guest come with us to R'mond.
They praised the food and the gorgeous setting... so much so, the gentleman will back in town for a BB&T meeting in a few weeks and plans to bring a group there.
Side note... I did get a slice of key lime pie to go and the crust was burnt or just different than your normal crust.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We sat at table #17. Great spot, very private and cozy. The atmosphere at your newly renovated restaurant was perfect! Ali, our waitress was fantastic.
The only complaint I have is that I ordered the 8 oz. lobster tail for $49 (I believe, the most expensive item on your menu). I expected it to be amazing! I received 2 small lobster tails that did not even look like lobster tails - yellowish in color, not white! It was like they were not fresh. I think they had been frozen too long. I did not complain to Ali, but I was very disappointed. Not sure if and when my husband will be back for dinner.

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