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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3042 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
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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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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Richmond

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  1. h

    harryd

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and good service. I always wish the waiters would come around more to keep drinks moving but for the times it was a nice experience
  2. PB

    PatriceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    music a little loud, could not even talk accross the table and we were on the 2nd floor
  3. RV

    RVAFoodie

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food! Great Service! Great Dining Experience!
  4. RS

    ReneeS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Loved our server. Very professional!
  5. DS

    DonnaS

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic! The menu has so many options. Each of us had something different and each entree was delicious. It was quite noisy but we were seated next to a large party that significantly contributed to the noise level.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody was a great server- we’ll be back again.
  7. K

    Kirsten

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Tobacco Company is a great restaurant if not only for the beautiful setting and old time feel. We've been a few times now and each time the food is great, and this visit was no exception. It took our server about 10 minutes to get to us because it was very busy, and drinks were also slow coming out. Unfortunately what could have been a great birthday dinner was impacted by us being seated next to various tables with very young children. This is not the restaurant's fault but it really kills the mood when there are young children screaming around you the entire dinner service and their parents are trying to get them to be quiet. At times we could hardly hold a conversation because of the noise. It was so disruptive that we wrapped our dinner up quickly and went to the bar downstairs. Probably not a helpful review but our experience was certainly not the expectations for dinner at an expensive restaurant.
  8. BM

    BillM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Cloieo was and Outstanding waitress. I thought they played the background music a little loud to have a nice conversation.
  9. r

    reggie

    Washington DC

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service, large portions.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Franky is an excellent server!
  11. AD

    AmyD

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So fun! We were seated in a semi-private room! Great food and super service! Loved our waiter! Was a perfect place to celebrate my son’s white coat ceremony!
  12. AA

    AdamA

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We were on the way back from family vacation and spent one night in Richmond. The Tobacco Co Restaurant was the perfect spot to grab an amazing meal to celebrate the end of our trip. Food was excellent and the restaurant itself is amazing and unique! The upstairs hostess was not very friendly which we found off putting bc of the rest of the atmosphere made possible by the staff and ambiance.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, good, and atmosphere!
  14. Y

    Yvonne

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent server
  15. e

    ericr

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food, decor, music was perfect, however the service was somewhat sub par. Not sure if it was a busy night or just the server we had but it coulda been better.
  16. 4

    4theluvofgoodfood

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Sad to say it started off bad and ended worse. One of our cocktails tasted like soap. Had to sent it back. They were unable to make another because it was “ pre made “. My Duck and my husbands Ribeye were both profoundly over cooked! The waiter was in over his head! We got the incorrect check twice. We will never return!
  17. L

    Lindsay

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Tobacco Company Restaurant was such a nice place! The environment was very welcoming and overall just elegant! i love the old timey feel it gives! drinks were great as well as the food! definitely recommend for your next date night or girls night!
  18. LO

    LisaO

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my husband's birthday at Tobacco Co, which is favorite for celebrating if/when we are in town for his birthdays. We LOVE the quiet elegance of the restaurant, its history, and location.
  19. MA

    MeredithA

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A Richmond classic for a reason ❤️
  20. B

    lisaB

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent. She Crab Soup was creamy and crab filled. Salmon perfectly cooked. Prime rib was juicy. Pork tenderloin was tender and the sweet potatoes were delicious. Our server Thomas was attentive.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration. We had dined there 40 years ago when my husband was away on business. Lovely!
  22. u

    unsatisfied

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Dining out with mom
  23. ST

    ShelleyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience and food was as good as we remember from pre-fire days.
  24. SB

    StephanieB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing dinner. The atmosphere was fantastic and the food spectacular. The wait staff and hostess' were great!
  25. AL

    AnneL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a wonderful dinner with great service. A special nigh to celebrate a dear friend’s birthday!
  26. RD

    RaymondD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice meal and good service. Quick placement to our table and food was excellent,
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Would gave been nice to have a complimentary cocktail or small desert for our anniversary. ( as most places we have gone to do on such an occasion).
  28. BH

    BryanH

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The setting was very nice, could talk quietly at the table and be heard, the service as outstanding, and the food was very good. We plan to dine again soon!
  29. S

    Sunny

    St. Louis

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Sunday evening jazz dinner date - food was tasty and nice friendly staff. The setting is impressive and our request for a quieter table was easily done.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostesses were so nice and friendly. The food was amazing! The staff even honored our special request and wrote “just married” on our dessert plate. My first experience there was amazing! It definitely won’t be the last!
  31. AD

    AmyD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived 30 mins early to my reservation and they still got us promptly seated. The waiter was very friendly and attentive and went over the specials with us and answered our questions. The appetizers came out so fast! We ordered the coconut shrimp and fried oysters. They were delicious. I ordered the salmon and it was by far the best salmon I've ever had. My husband got the prime rib and could not finish it because it was such a huge portion. We didn't have room for dessert. But the restaurant is just beautiful and romantic. I would highly recommend trying this establishment. We hope to be back again soon!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for date night! Definitely pricey but a really nice experience.
  33. SF

    StephanieF

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very good…the service, ambiance, and food. The Riesling was delectable. Made for a great date night dinner. We will be back!
  34. R

    Raye

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was fantastic. I give the food and the service a 10+.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner was great
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Absolutely loved the building. It was beautiful, unique and packed with history. Great appetizers. Entrees were mostly just steak. Our steaks were good. They could use a few additional sides but what they had we loved. Nice selection of desserts.
  37. S

    Sterlingbays

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The Tobacco Company is always a great experience. The staff is exceptionally nice. Very nice ambiance. Very good food. We will be back again & again. Thank you-
  38. RG

    RandyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Adrianna was great. Food terrific. always a favorite to go to
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s family was visiting from out of town, so we took them out to dinner to celebrate my brother-in-law’s birthday. The food was delicious and our waitress Bekah B was excellent. She was extremely patient with us since my in-laws had never dined here before and also checked in with the kitchen to accommodate our party’s food allergies. Can’t wait to dine here again!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service Wonderful food

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 3042 OpenTable diners.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 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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