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The Tobacco Company Restaurant, Richmond, VA

The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
4.7
3880 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 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 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–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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
    Let The Tobacco Company Restaurant host your next special moment! We offer semi-private and private event spaces from a seated dinner for 20 guests to a cocktail-style reception of 30 to 200 guests. The Tobacco Company Restaurant is not just a restaurant, but a place for memories.
  • Private party contact
    Erika Waszak: (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 3,880 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Hot spot

  • Richmond

    American

  • Richmond

    Most Booked

3,880 Reviews
  1. ThomasK

    Naples

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique, beautiful place with great food… highly recommend!!

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  2. josbor61

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This evening’s experience was disappointing. Two of us had seafood dinners that we were not happy with. We communicated our concerns with the waitress, but she didn’t really react to it. It is a special occasion for us to go to such a pricey restaurant. Hence we hoped for a better quality meal.

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  3. James

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always good and the service can't be beat.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Beautiful restaurant. Generous portions.

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  5. steve

    Richmond

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our entire experience was amazing!! The food and service were really fantastic!! I highly recommend The Tobacco Company!!

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  6. PatriceL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is always great. Food was great, and it came quick. Will return

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Music was too loud. Asked to turn it down but didn’t happen.

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  8. cbs082471

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and our server were very good! The atmosphere is one of the best we've been to. Highly recommend.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic first experience- will definitely return!

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  10. pchanning

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With a party of 8, our experience was first rate. Service with and attention toward our group was timely and friendly. Food was excellent! Because we occupied one of the "group" rooms along the outside of the dining, we experienced little noise apart from what we generated ourselves. Highly recommend this fine restaurant.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an overall outstanding evening. The ambiance of the restaurant to the waiter service and food quality. You could not ask for better food or service. Extremely breathtaking evening out.

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  12. MarkE

    Raleigh

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value as we used the early dining menu to order from. Our server was from Maryland and was absolutely fantastic, she had great people skills. The food was overall very good with a few minor exceptions. The asparagus was over charred resulting in a burnt flavor and the peppercorn crust on the prime rib overpowered the lovely edges. These items are just too important. Otherwise we loved the place and will certainly return!!!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must try place, they were extremely busy but you’d never even notice with how on point the service was. Very attentive server, food was delicious, and the atmosphere was one of a kind. Highly recommend!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Mother’s Day to take my fiancé out and as usual amazing time!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved brunch menu however wish there were options for kids

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was delicious! Everyone loved their meal! My sister in law and I loved the filet mignon, my father loved the prime rib and bread pudding, my brother loved the salmon and key lime pie, and my mother loved the risotto! The ambiance was excellent and we left satisfied. The waitress was excellent. We will return!

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  17. KarmonJ

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Mother’s Day brunch was pretty good but was a true miss if you are a vegetarian or vegan. I will not be able to bring several of my family members here to dine when they come to the area to visit. In my view this is a big loss.

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  18. Allison

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We come here a few times a year for family celebrations. This was the worst experience we have ever had. Food was not up to par, filet was drowned in a glaze that was like thick gravy, absolutely ruined the meat, some items were missing from entrees, and the service was awful. We were there for well over 2 hours for brunch due to SLOW service. Slow would be OK, but our waitress forgot everything it seemed and made minimal effort to refill water/drinks. Very frustrating to spend well over $400 for sub par service and food.

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  19. VickiW

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Really cute place; nice photo ops. $300 for 2- I knew that beforehand, so that was not surprising. Unfortunately, the food was not the best! For reference, we had- shrimp cocktails; good/ wedge salad; good/ ceasar salad; good/ she crab soup; bad/ crab cakes; horrible/ butter cake; ok/ raspberry mimosas; ok

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice place. Top notch food, atmosphere, and staff.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to celebrate our graduate. Food was delicious and service was great. Highly recommend!!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed myself. The atmosphere was really nice and the food was good. However, I made a reservation and wasn’t seated until 40 minutes later. The hostess was very nice and told be they were busy. Understandable but what is the point in a reservation? I could have walked in and waited and been seated in the same amount of time as were people who walked in the same time or after us. Overall great experience minus the one hiccup.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is amazing! The decor, the food and the service was impeccable. Our server, Dakota, was knowledgeable and very helpful. I will be visiting again soon in the near future.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got this referral on the board on social media for my daughters graduation. This was everything that was suggested and very good! Will go again when we are in Richmond.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sea bass was disappointing. Ambience was good. Music was awesome.

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  26. AmyN

    Washington DC

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on a busy graduation weekend and were seated with a party of five in private cubby room on second floor that we liked very much. There was a band downstairs that was enjoyable but maybe a bit too loud for a small space and for people having dinner. The prime rib and steaks were amazing. We also loved the she-crab soup and shrimp cocktail appetizer. Our server was very business-like but the food servers were very personable and friendly. I give a lot of leeway to restaurants when they are dealing with so many huge parties and a major private event, as was happening upstairs when we were there. It is a beautiful place and food is really good. I think it may have been better had it not been such a madhouse that night but we were happy overall with the experience and I would go again and recommend it.

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  27. Wiseacre

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a five-star experience in Richmond. This long-lived eatery shows no signs of wear. Every aspect was phenomenal, from the decor and ambiance, to service, a creative menu and divine cuisine. Absolutely spectacular.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was Excellent! Dinner and service was outstanding.

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  29. William

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great anniversary dinner. Our server, Sarah, was very attentive . Atmosphere was classic southern Richmond.

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  30. SLPC

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A Richmond tradition with quality food and service. The bar is lovely. The decor is interesting enough to entertain on its own

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early dinner menu is a wonderful idea and great value. Been a guest for over 30 yrs and will never get tired of it. The she crab soup is simply amazing.

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  32. JimT

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super place , what a fabulous collection of antique light fixtures and decor! We had a great time!

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  33. Smoke

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t go wrong here. Delicious food and wonderful service. Great drink and meal variety. One of the best dining atmospheres in the City if not the best place. A building filled with a unique history that literally has withstood decades in Richmond and has been a top eatery for a number of years.

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  34. ThomasF

    Baltimore

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unusually good food, so that's the main criterion that matters to us. The ambiance was also superb, and the service was perfect.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Tobacco Company never disappoints! First time here in over 20 years… will be back much sooner next time!!! Steak and pear and goat cheese salad were outstanding!!!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time for my wife and kids before the prom !!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappointed by Tobacco Company! The third floor gets pretty chilly, but other than that, it's a great spot.

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  38. nancy

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The ahi tuna appetizer was very good and generous. The fried green tomatoes were good. The three seafood pasta was not that good. Two scallops, some crab, a generous amount of shrimp. The pasta was not as advertised by our waiter. He said it was more like fettuccine - wrong. It was spaghetti. Not that good and way too much. My husband’s pork chop was not very good according to him. The accompanying mashed potatoes were about five times the amount it should have been. That’s a sign of a less than par restaurant. Our server, Dylan, was a nice guy, but did not know too much about food. Our Old Fashion cocktail featured a gigantic ice cube, which I hate, and was a terrible pour. I would not be back.
    The Tobacco Company RestaurantResponded on April 28, 2024
    Nancy, I am deeply apologetic that you did not enjoy your dining experience with us. Your experience was not up to our standards and I would like to make a guest service recovery for the issues. I will reply privately with my email address. If you don't mind sending me a quick email with your information I will make the appropriate recovery for the issues. Best Regards, John B Papa Jr General Manager Tobacco Company Restaurant

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  39. LisaKen

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely dinner at The Tobacco Company. My husband's tuna appetizer was fabulous and my Caesar salad was good. It wasn't finished tableside as shown on the menu, but it was a traditional Caesar minus the fanfare. My husband enjoyed the ribeye steak and my Chilean seabass was fabulous. It was finished with asparagus, basmati rice, and a light butter sauce. We shared the bread pudding for dessert - always a favorite!! I should also add that the cocktail menu was fascinating - and my rye "old fashioned" was outstanding. It has a lovely ambiance, fascinating history, and a delightful evening overall. Remember there is no valet parking, so allow enough time to park in a public lot and walk to The Tobacco Company.

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  40. DOS327

    New Jersey

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not have the first two bottles of wine we asked for from the wine list and waiter asked us if we wanted to see the desert menu while we were still eating dinner. That aside, well worth a visit!

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 3880 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 16 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–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 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
    Let The Tobacco Company Restaurant host your next special moment! We offer semi-private and private event spaces from a seated dinner for 20 guests to a cocktail-style reception of 30 to 200 guests. The Tobacco Company Restaurant is not just a restaurant, but a place for memories.
  • Private party contact
    Erika Waszak: (804) 782-9555 ext. 520
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