The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.6
2894 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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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 2894 people are saying
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TyaraW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great, but we were seated in the middle of the floor at a four person table for two. I highly recommend that change. Food was okay. A lot has changed over the years from my first few times of going.

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Hokiegirl13
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, music and food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The dining experience was pleasant. We enjoyed the night. The food was tasty but the steaks we asked for rare and medium rare. Both came out the same medium. Overall it was an average experience.

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ElizabethJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! I went 20 years ago when I was in college and it is still beautiful with amazing food.

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DoLaL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Richmond for the evening, just passing through. I wanted to take my partner out on a date. There was a live band playing. I love live music, so I decided this would be the spot. We were seated on the third floor of the restaurant. I loved the ambiance. The lighting was dim but bright enough to indulge in conversation and see other guests faces across the room. Thomas, our server, was amazing. After we ate, we decided to go downstairs by the bar to enjoy the band a bit closer. Overall it was a delightful dining experience

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vipHokieTim
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent experience here. Started with nice cocktails at the bar. Interior of building is unique and attractive. Upscale yet comfortable. It was crowded and noisier than we usually like, but the live music was very good. Everyone in the party enjoyed their dinners, and the waiter was friendly, professional and attentive. It was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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AmberA
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely awesome restaurant. Low lighting, fast service, and amazing decor. Staff were pleasant and professional. The food was delicious and beautifully prepared and displayed on the plate. I definitely recommend this spot if you’re looking for a special occasion/date/anniversary restaurant. 10/10 recommend!

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Melissa
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The eclectic art deco style and soft lighting set the tone for an upscale dining experience. The service was what you would expect for the price point... efficient and accurate, but not outstanding. The food was served hot and the presentations were pleasing, but the quality did not justify the price point. I ordered the special- seafood crepes (crab; shrimp; salmon) with a crab-Gouda cream sauce. The crepes contained 99% salmon which had a strong flavor, the sauce a few shreds of crab with little Gouda flavor. The Company Chicken was flavorful and the crab cakes high quality. Our desserts were mediocre. The key lime pie was enormous, but the crust tasted freezer-burned. The "cake for two" required more than the half-scoop of ice cream we received to make it shareable. Overall, the atmosphere was the only outstanding element. Definitely a place to bring out of town guests to experience Richmond's history and charm.

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David
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The evening and experience was amazing! I recommend for anyone to go here and check the place out. Service was on point and five star! To management, something was off about the food. The food was excellent, however, at $100+ a person to dine here, my taste buds were not tantalized. I recommend improvement on the food, everything else is perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

First time at the tobacco company. Very nice and I would definitely visit again.

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vipsusanw
New England
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, food and service. The she crab soup and crab cakes were delicious.

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BrianN
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat. Love the history of the building.

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JohnH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate! My wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary with a great dinner!

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RayAlwayshungry
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve wanted to take my wife to this place for years. Since we live in Florida it remained on our list of must do’s until yesterday. We celebrated her milestone birthday joined by our son and his girlfriend. It was an awesome experience as I expected. She enjoyed it very much.

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vipRioGrande
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique setting. Excellent food and service.

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AriGibsonThomas
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first anniversary dinner was absolutely amazing. Our server, Beckah, had great suggestions for not only food but drink as well. The ambiance is captivating, and so were the dishes. Will definitely be coming back every year for sure.

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Fibo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good with great ambience. Staff was courteous and efficient. My wife had the pork loin and I the crab cakes. Both were fantastic. Only disappointment (for a northerner) was lack of cappuccino to top it off.

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JoshuaW
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere great food great service. The multi-story areas are neat and the server was incredible prompt without being overbearing. The food was excellent albeit slightly overpriced.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, beautiful place to eat. Price is a little high, but the food was worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place!!! Great atmosphere!!! The live band helped with the wait for food but we waited about an hour for food only down fall

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SeanD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance, terrific selections from appetizers to salads and main courses. Good drink list and entertainment as well.

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vipMerylL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here last night while visiting our son who is a student at the University of Richmond. We had the coconut shrimp, she crab soup, house salad, strip steak and filet mignon. The food and service were excellent. There was even a live band that added to the festive atmosphere. It was a great choice for a special night out.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - VCU family weekend and two kids’ birthday celebrations. Fantastic food, great private dining area. Fantastic live music downstairs. Classy feel. It was exceptional all around!

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MikeW
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is fun and the food is top-notch! Fine-dining caliber but not pretentious: in short, as close to perfect as a restaurant gets.

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diningoutismyfavorite
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Richmond for family weekend at U of R and having been to the Tobacco Company previously, wanted to take our granddaughter. The service, food and friendly staff made it a great visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good meal and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I came here with my husband for a little date night. It was a Saturday night around 830. The live band was amazing. The ambiance was perfect. Upscale, sexy, lively. I love the layout. We started at the bar while while we waiting for our table. When it was time for our reservation we went to the second floor. We had great service and the food was very good as well. I am from NY and my husband is from DC. We have not been impressed with the dining experiences in Richmond at all for the 2 years we’ve been here, however this place is a gem. We will definitely return.

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GlennisM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent. The ambiance was nice as there was a jazz band playing. I will definitely be back.

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LinnC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating my mother’s birthday. The service was excellent, the food was delicious, and the atmosphere was lovely. Enjoyed the band that was playing, so that enhanced the ambiance. Had been too many years since we had dined here, and it definitely won’t be that long before we go back!

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vipDavidT
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ribeye was average. Side of creamed spinach marginal. Prime rib was undercooked and side of green beans was poor. Chicken dish was good. Disappointing given expectations for this place. Doesn’t come close to some of the other steak places in town. Bar atmosphere and restaurant ambiance is really nice.

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Jake
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well prepared and the service was beyond amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was excellent, food was okay. Drinks were great. The ambiance was also really nice, not sure if I’d come back for the food though.

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vipVARoadWarrior
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of six was seated in a private little room which was great for sharing conversation. Our waiter was highly attentive and the food was cooked perfectly.

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Great
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience!!
Excellent seafood and steaks.
Very professional, friendly service.
Atmosphere a wonderful memory!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The live music was soooo good the ambiance was very sexy and I had a wonderful night the pecan pie was in perfect proportions

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JacquiW
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant! Absolutely loved the menu options. I ordered a glass of red wine and the espresso martini. We got the calamari for an appetizer and I got the crab soup. I ordered the chicken for my entree and shared the butter cake for dessert. Everything was outstanding! The server was excellent and the live music was so fun! Thank you!

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vip5kubs
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and the waitstaff was attentive. We will definitely be coming here again when in Richmond.

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gohokies123
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Very nice building. Service was outstanding. Food was excellent.

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Callie
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great bar, cocktails, and live music on main floor.
Restaurant seating on second and third floor - food average but ambience is excellent! Old, historical building in downtown and within walking distance to other bars and restaurants.

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 2894 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.