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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA
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The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.6
4.6
3267 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 69 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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: (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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. LW

    LWSWVS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service! We will definitely be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experience was great! I cannot remember my server’s name. Please cross reference with my reservation and extend my sincere appreciation. She made the evening awesome!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was great. The service was a little bit slow as far as getting our entrees.
  4. RJ

    RickkiJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    We love tobacco company, the ambiance and food is always amazing. However, the service definitely varies. I’ve had amazing service and I’ve had very poor service before. Unfortunately, this recent visit was a coin flip and we drew the short stick. We were ignored and our table was neglected in comparison to those around us majority of the night. Our server was very attentive to his other tables but seemed to be careless with ours. We did not let this ruin our evening though as the food was still amazing and once we brought the attention to the manager of the inconsistency of our server, the manger was very apologetic and made sure our table was cleared and the short remainder of our service was to our satisfaction.
  5. EM

    EbonyM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Ambiance was great. The food wasn’t really seasoned but I understand why. Calamari was tasty
  6. PP

    PiePro

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the ambiance and decor of The Tobacco Company restaurant. And the food was absolutely amazing.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Our server took forever to wait on our big party, no spoons where given after we received soup, no refilling of drinks or water until asked after waiting a while, wine was not delivered until after dinner was received. Drinks where not good especially for the price of the drinks It was a birthday and nothing was done for the birthday celebration after I had wrote about it!
  8. MG

    MollyG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is pricey so this a "special occasion" place for sure. My husband and I love the building and the ambience every time we go. The food is amazing, the service and drinks are excellent. Always a wonderful spot for a special night out!
  9. C

    Coffeegal

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good Restaurant, but wish they would go back to lunches.
  10. k

    kenl

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First visit in several years. Better all around I think. Excellent service
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and relaxed atmosphere
  12. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, great service and great food! Next time we plan to stay for the band!
  13. MG

    MicheleG

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful place and wonderful food and atmosphere. Never disappoints. Richmond gem.
  14. JS

    JimS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonder evening. Wonderful food and drink. Service was outstanding. Wonderful way to celebrate an anniversary!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dinner … 3 piece jazz combo played 6-8. It was a bit loud on the 2nd floor. Conversation was a bit difficult. Meal and service was perfect!
  17. TH

    TammyH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we come here, we are always well pleased. Thank you do much for the amazing service and food each time. Keep up the great job
  18. m

    misfitz

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner here. The ambiance is fantastic! There were a few small hiccups with the food and service, but our server did her best to smooth things over. The menu is pretty standard American restaurant fare, and everything was tasty but did not blow us away. Portions are generous, and we were sad we didn't have room for dessert as they looked tempting. We enjoyed the live jazz music at the end of the evening, but wish they had turned the recorded music off upstairs so we could hear it better.
  19. EM

    EricM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite food combined with a perfect music atmosphere for dance or general enjoyment.
  20. CG

    CGad

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun place to meet with family and enjoy time out together. Booth gave us our own space for all to hear. Something good for everyone on the menu.
  21. DL

    DaveL

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We had a party of 6 which is common, but the booths are very hard to get into. All was good, I ordered the Filet, which was cook perfect, but it was not hot just barely warm and a bit dry. Didn't want to fuss about it being as we had a big group. Will try something different next time.
  22. TA

    ToniA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Had a 6:45 reservation and we were finally seated at 8:00. After we were seated, everything was great, but waiting over an hour for a reserved table is ridiculous.
  23. DH

    DonnaH

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was delicious !
  24. GS

    GlennS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent and the food was excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and wonderful atmosphere
  26. L

    Lara

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant - perfect for a birthday celebration!
  27. w

    willg

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best, if not THE best dinners I’ve ever had in richmond. Filet Minion and crab stuffed mushrooms were incredible. Our hostess Bekah knew the menu, knew the food and really helped us mail down what we would really enjoy, from which bottle of wine to which appetizers would pair with the meal and wine. It was truly an exemptional experience. We sat in the second floor, which I will always request when we come back, much quieter than the first floor.
  28. M

    Mary

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a nice evening. Tables are a little small for my taste. Plates are excellent.
  29. MB

    MikeB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening at The Tobacco Company. The food was great, Greg (our waiter was very attentive, and as always the ambiance was incredible.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    I had dinner last night with a friend and had the pleasure of having Darren serve us. Darren was extremely attentive and I never once had to wait for a thing. On the other hand, the food was a different story. I ordered the prime rib and it came out lukewarm at best. Other than that, it was ok. Nothing amazing jumped out to me.
  31. E

    Edo3

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant. Pre-event service was great. Busy busy but we were seated quickly. Air conditioning was absolutely maxed out as 15 degrees warmer on 3rd floor. Food was good but as I didn’t have the best almost not fair to critique. Appetizers were highlight for me, especially fried green tomatoes. NYEve so place was really fun. We had a late seating and our waiter was anxious to get out of there so rushed us (after meal) a bit but understandable. We had fun overall and will be back!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Table service very slow -table location excellent, prime rib good but green beans nothing sensational, plain potatoe did not come with butter or sour cream had to ask for it again, ordering wine from table took a very long time
  33. TC

    TCBruther

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It will help to know how long your reservation is so that no one will come to you are say that there are other reservations. That happened last night and appeared rude.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed dinner in the early evening of New Year’s Eve. We were warmly greeted at the door. The waitress was very professional and kind. She was efficient and returned several times to check on our party of five. Food was very good but not exceptional. We did enjoy our cocktails as well. The iceberg salad was very good. The salmon was cooked well but not anything special.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stop here once a year on our way down to the Carolinas. It’s always a highlight of the trip. Outstanding service and delicious food. I am from a town that is often rated number one in the country for great food, so I am quite spoiled. The tobacco company never disappoints. Big shout out to our server Dakota, outstanding service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    As usual, the ambience was perfect. The restaurant was decorated so beautifully for Christmas. Unfortunately, the food I got was subpar and the service was slow and at times, absent. My stomach bothered me for hours after eating there. The dessert menu was limited.
  38. AS

    AustinS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and beverage as usual! Our waitress, Bekah, served us well and was delightful! Look forward to returning again soon!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and the service provided by Dakota and his team was great.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Fantastic!

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 3267 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 69 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

  • 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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