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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3097 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 53 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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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Hot Spot

  • Richmond

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  1. TT

    TimT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great decor and service. Food was excellent as well
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh, Dakota,Abby and Joe were phenomenal!! First time back in 35 years. Be back next time I’m in town ❤️
  3. SK

    StephanieK

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    2 couples in their mid-fifties came here for dinner. Steak was delicious. Salads were fresh and tasty. Drinks were great. This place was pricey, but the food was outstanding. Service was friendly and efficient. We ate on the top floor. It was so beautiful. They had a blues band starting at 9pm on Saturday. It was great. Would come here again!
  4. BE

    BrittanyE

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food was good and prepared quickly, but was lacking some salt. Overall, it was pretty good!
  5. LS

    LuzS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    I had salmon and it was way too salty my partner had catfish and it was also very salty
  6. A

    Annotated

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The bar staff was very accommodating while we waited for our table. The hostess did not come get us when our table was ready (we had to go check on it ourselves) but other than that, our experience was exceptional.
  7. JC

    JadaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome I had the Cajun catfish! Highly recommend restaurant and the catfish. Also really nice atmosphere
  8. m

    mark

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place in Richmond. Food is great and service is outstanding. Prefer to sit on the second floor for more of a fine-dining experience.
  9. S

    Shannin

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! I love that the crab cakes were gluten free! The prime rib was wonderful! Our server, Tom was so friendly and attentive! Couldn’t ask for a better experience!
  10. EN

    ErinNicole

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellence meal as always! The butter cake is to die for
  11. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and all the workers were friendly and knowledgeable! We got together for parents weekend- big group and everything was terrific!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The three story building is an experience in itself! Fried green tomatoes, prime rib, pasta special, pork chop, chocolate torte. Excellent meal for everyone. Music downstairs added perfect atmosphere without being overbearing. A Richmond favorite.
  13. LA

    LatriceA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for my 35th birthday it was so pretty,food was good, staff had outstanding customer service

    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on September 26, 2022Thank you for visiting The Tobacco Company Restaurant!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    Parents weekend
  15. SD

    SimplyDelicious1

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed this restaurant. Definitely-it’s shining star is its ambience which is an extraordinary bit of history colliding with everything hip.
  16. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The bar is fantastic. Attentive staff and great people watching. The house Cabernet was wonderful. Dinner portions are huge. You won’t go hungry. Josh the manager did everything from checking on customers to bussing tables to delivering our desert at the bar.
  17. JD

    JanD

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is terrific and the historical aspects of this restaurant are fascinating. Becca a was a delightful server. Our entrees were very good and the cocktail and wine selections were more than adequate. The Virginia wine choices were a bonus. Will definitely return when we’re in Richmond. PS: be sure to take the elevator!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience and superb food. Would recommend to anyone.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was fabulous. The food was outstanding! The service was great! The servers were completely on top of the timing of the different courses being brought to the table. Everything was piping hot. The live music was a little too noisy making it difficult to hear our conversation. Overall I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this restaurant!!
  20. WS

    WaltS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I really want to like this restaurant as the ambiance is delightful. Tuna sashimi was ok not great. The prime rib was chewy and au jus was without taste. Meat loaf was over seasoned but ok. We would rethink our selection the next time.
  21. H

    Happy

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aweome evening spending our anniversary. Muisc was great. Service was wonderful. Brought back good memories from when you started back in the 70d's and later 90'ds We will be back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The restaurant looked just like it’s photos! I had put in a request to have a great view from our table due to us celebrating a special birthday but we were sat in a booth against an exterior wall. The food was way on the salty side but still tasty. People were kind and attentive. Would return.
  23. T

    Terptribe

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The calamari appetizer, spinach salad, and Cajun blackened catfish were superb. The server was knowledgeable, helpful, and attentive without being intrusive. The only negative is that it is too loud for comfortable conversation. This was my fourth visit and there will be many more whenever I am in Richmond.
  24. MA

    MeredithAM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff, food, and atmosphere are always incredible.
  25. DA

    DianeA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    The food was awesome, however, the service for dinner was not good!
  26. a

    anne

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Parents event at daughters university
  27. JC

    JaimeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation to be in a quieter location which they honored. Delicious food, wonderful ambience. Great for our out of town guests.
  28. TS

    ThomasS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down great food and dining experience. Our waiter, Charlie, was attentive and friendly. We'll be back!
  29. LD

    LynnD

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here. We were out for our anniversary. Can't say enough good things about this place. The staff were warm and welcoming, the food was simply outstanding, excellent wine selections. Go here!!!
  30. ER

    EricR

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was our 40th anniversary and I let them know. The main hostess congratulated us and that was it. The waiter was a converted bus boy and had no wine knowledge. He tried to open a wax coated bottle of Prisoner without trying to remove the wax coveringG and trying to pull the cork without using the lever.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and food! A must try in the Richmond area!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best breakfast experience this year. Today's date 9/8/22
  33. R

    Roni

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very unique and pretty inside...sat by railing upstairs nice....alitte loud to hear each other..food was good service too
  34. DM

    DeborahM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chloe uwas our server and was excellent!!! Food is always delicious from the tuna to the prime rib!!!
  35. XN

    XathrewNC

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it and so did my spouse!
  36. TH

    TammyH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal! Darren was the best server!! Great evening celebrating my daughter’s birthday.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Tobacco Company was an amazing choice for my birthday dinner and my go-to restaurant for any special occasion in Richmond
  38. B

    Brittany

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was great. Beautiful ambiance. Thank you!
  39. A

    Alexis

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was AMAZING! Our food was great, drinks were even better. Lovely staff and ambiance. Already planning our trip back to tobacco company.
  40. RB

    RayB

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Food was delicious and the decor was outstanding. Customer service was great but the food took too long to come out

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 3097 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 53 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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