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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3751 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 five days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–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: (804) 782-9555 ext. 520
  • 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 3,751 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Most Booked

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Hot spot

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    American

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

3,751 Reviews
  1. Christina

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! The restaurant is beautiful!

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  2. Ed110

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becca was our server and she was awesome. The food was amazing and recommend having a drink at the first floor bar. Cheers!

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  3. StephenW

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is as terrific as the space. All 4 of our entrees were excellent, as was the dessert menu. It is our go-to place for a fine dining experience.

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  4. JCHyman

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food, but I would’ve appreciated some bread. I also noted in my reservation that the meal was to celebrate my husband’s birthday - I don’t know if I’m used to other steakhouses in the area, but they didn’t even mention it :/ didn’t even ask us if we wanted to see a dessert menu. Overall food was good, ambiance is beautiful, service was meh.
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded 2 days ago
    Dear JCHyman, Please accept my deepest apology for this issue. I would love to have you both back to the restaurant for a complimentary meal to make up for this issue. We pride our business on being a place where people can come to celebrate. I will extend my email to you privately so that you can respond and let me know if you would like to accept the service recovery. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr. General Manager Tobacco Company Restaurant

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Olivia was amazing, thank you for our lovely experience

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  6. ChrisP

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful. I loved the surroundings. The service was also good. The only real concern was the food itself. One of the sides was amazing, but the other was a bit over seasoned. The entree was under seasoned, and I had to add some seasonings to it. Overall experience was good.
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Chris P, Thank you for your review. We appreciate the constructive feedback. I will share this comment with our culinary team so that we can better serve our guests in the future. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr

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  7. SilkQ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance and decor was so beautiful and sexy...and when we heard the live band playing we were in awe! Food awesome! Service awesome! The whole place is a beautiful vibe! I'll definitely be returning and recommending.

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  8. JillianO

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night spot. Our Waitress Chloe was phenomenal.

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  9. JohnC

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambience. We’ll be sure to return the next time we’re in the area.

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  10. Aaliyah

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Olivia made the experience a 10/10. Enjoyed my birthday there and would definitely be back. Overall experience and the ambiance was nothing short of amazing. Thank you Olivia and the other staff for such a wonderful experience!

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  11. JARVMI

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our 4 year anniversary diner here with excellent service, food, and atmosphere. Recommended.

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  12. StuartG

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We traditionally make at least an annual trek from Northern Virginia to Richmond; and the Tobacco company is a must. Food is always excellent and the ambience is perfect. We went on a Tuesday and it was packed, so reservations are a must.

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  13. BillS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent as well as the ambience. We love the old 3-story converted warehouse that is well decorated with a working antique elevator and an atrim open from the ceiling to the first floor.

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  14. NicoleG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, atmosphere, and food were perfect! I would definitely return.

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  15. Lindsay

    Pittsburgh

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The ribeye was delicious, drinks were strong. Get the fried green tomato’s, they won’t disappoint. Our server was kind but did take a long time to bring water to our table and refill drinks.

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  16. GregoryG

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and good food. However, we waited a while despite having a reservation and service was somewhat inattentive. Waited a long time to place an order and server did not check back on us at all. Just felt like he was rushing between too many tables.

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  17. KathyC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We have loved this place for years and we are sad to say that last night’s dinner was very disappointing. The food was very slow to come out and when it did, there was an incorrect item. We advised the waiter and it seemed like a bother to him when we advised him. He grabbed the plate up and walked away with no apology at all. Later, I ordered a drink and the glass was actually only half full…it was not supposed to be…we were only told “well the third floor bar isn’t the same as the first floor bar” and he grabbed the drink up and walked away. For the price, we won’t be back again.
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on February 19, 2024
    KathyC, I am so sorry for these issues. There is nothing about the service that you received that is up to our high standards here at The Tobacco Company. I would like to provide you with a guest recovery for this issue. I will extend my email to you in a private reply so that we can have some dialogue around this incident. Sincerely, John B Papa Jr GM The Tobacco Company

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and it had great aesthetics for the people who love to take pictures! Definitely going back!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Tobacco Co. Such an awesome experience. Food is exceptional and service is top notch.

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  20. GraceyD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely amazing. Steak cooked perfectly, and the flavor was on point!

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  21. BrittenyC

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, amazing views and delicious food.

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  22. CathyP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale restaurant without the uptight experience and staff. You can really enjoy a nice dinner in a relaxed yet refined ambiance. Great food and service. Highly recommend the she crab soup and prime rib, but you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

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  23. Emily

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening. Our server was very friendly. My favorite part was the butter cake for two - DELICIOUS.

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  24. JohnD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and even better menu. Staff was very welcoming

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  25. RDC12

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the restaurant and it was an overall good time. The hostesses and the wait staff were very attentive and efficient. Dakota was a great server. The live music was also a great touch and enhanced the ambiance. As for the food, it was decent. There are some things that I will not get the next time there, but overall my family had a great time and we were able to celebrate my son's birthday and enjoy quality time.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved the overall ambiance, and the atmosphere; it was so incredible. Everything reminded me of being back in New York. We loved the food; usually I hate catfish, but I tried the cajun catfish - it was incredible! Me and my girlfriend went for Valentines Day, it was very special. Highly recommended

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  27. Ellie

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect date night location. It was both of our first times at the Tobacco Company and we loved the food and ambiance.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was very nice and the service along with food was great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food. Incredible service. Incredible ambiance. If you’re looking for a nice upscale dinner, this is worth it. I had the Filet Tip on penne pasta with asparagus and shrimp. My wife had the Filet with chimichurri sauce and whipped potatoes. We had the coconut shrimp appetizer. All were cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend going.

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  30. JoelleB

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend for the building alone- it’s so cool. However, our service was so slow and the food was nothing special except for the She Crab Soup.

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  31. Randy

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent...our 'go to' place' in Richmond.

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  32. AmandaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Restaurant is soo beautiful! Server was sweet but mumbled words, spoke very quickly and spoke too quietly for how loud the restaurant was. Good service though. Hostess was very accommodating since our reservations had to pushed back an hour due to traffic on 95. Prices of steak and seafood were a bit shocking.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a big lover of shrimp and I loved the seafood pasta and the sautéed shrimp with the steaks. Cooked to perfection and tasted amazing!

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  34. UTSPARTAN

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food, great atmosphere and great service!
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind review and for dining with us. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr. General Manager

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  35. MellowMel

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with great seafood choices. Very good service. Outstanding building.

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  36. PeggyS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here but will be back. Delicious food. Our party of all loved their food. Waitress was wonderful.

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  37. JackB

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our family, some who live in Hampton, some in Newport News, and some in Fairfax, always get together at the Tobacco Company to celebrate special occasions. We celebrated three February birthdays and a promotion. We love the individual rooms (even though it is tight for eight adults) to enjoy each others’ company during dinner. Our server was outstanding!! The food was considered excellent by some and okay by others. But overall it was an outstanding evening at the Tobacco Company!!
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind review. I will make sure to tell Olivia that she was outstanding. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr. General Manager

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  38. SteveL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The band was great! The service was amazing. We'll be back!

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  39. SteveD

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Ambience, Food and Service was second to none. They displayed teamwork in the highest degree. We are making this one of our quarterly date nights
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr. General Manager

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  40. sallyb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had not been to the TC in many years and were very happy to see it has maintained pretty much all the character and attributes that made it exceptional from day one. We were glad to here that Mr. Cabel is still involved and in charge. That makes all the difference in a somewhat iconic establishment like this one.
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on February 11, 2024
    Thanks so much SallyB, I will pass on your kind words to Dr. Cable. Thank you so much for dining with us. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr. General Manager

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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 4.7 stars by 3751 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 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 Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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: (804) 782-9555 ext. 520
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