The Tobacco Company Restaurant

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2557 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 seven days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

The Tobacco Company Restaurant will be running a special menu to celebrate Thanksgiving with our guests. We'll have everything from traditional meals to some of your tasty favorites from our menu. Contact the restaurant with any additional questions!

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Eat, drink, and be merry this Christmas at The Tobacco Company Restaurant. Enjoy an ambiance filled with live music and vibrant décor. Our full dinner menu will be served, featuring southern American and steakhouse classics.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the Roaring '20s at The Tobacco Company Restaurant as we say goodbye to 2019! Celebrate with us with our traditional dinner, champagne, balloons, and party favors!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 2557 People Are Saying
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LW
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Served us well, after long road trip with young children. A private enclosed area kept our young wigglers from interrupting other diners and made it easier for us to manage. Fast professional service, temperature of food was excellent, taste sublime, variety - something for everyone.

RF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

I love this place. We go up to Richmond at least once a year and always go there for dinner and then go downstairs for drinks afterwards. Great night club and great restaurant. Our service was a little slow this time and the food wasn’t as good as the last time either but it was still a great experience overall.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adult birthday dinner

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Great food. Great service.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience and great dining experience.
Food and service were very good. I’ll definitely go back there. Thank you.

h
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It's hard to beat the vintage warehouse interior. In a big environment the experience still has an intimacy created by soft lighting, lots of natural wood and raw brick. The menu was somewhat limited but we each enjoyed our meals. Fried green tomato appetizer was a stand out. We were there for a special birthday and our server Will helped to make it so.

TM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The food was well prepared and delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

TB has always been my wife's and my favorite restaurant for the service and value received. We returned tonight to celebrate the first anniversary of her passing.

MS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful! The ambience is stunning and the service is amazing. All of the food is good. Great menu variety. Can't wait to go back.

DA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific to be back at TC....it’s been years! Out of town guests loved it.

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience on Saturday evening. We are already talking about when we will be back.

L
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The only problem was that my table for 2 was not ready for 30 minutes. Seems a reservation that late in the evening for only 2 people would have been ready. The server, the quality of the food, and the entertainment more than made up for the late seating.

OT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

While we have loved the Tobacco Company for years and were super excited to see it re-open after the fire, we were a bit disappointed in our experience. Overall the food was very good - nothing wrong, just not as spectacular as we have had in the past. Our waiter was also fine, just not super attentive. We were celebrating our anniversary and I mentioned such in our reservation, but it was never mentioned. I am not one to bring that type of thing up to a waiter, so we let it go. In the past they have always at least wished us a happy anniversary. We did not expect any freebies, it would have just been nice to have had something to highlight our special night. The waiter also seemed distracted (possibly had too many tables or was just having an off night), but forgot to bring our fried green tomato appetizer. Overall our experience was fine and there was nothing overly big to complain about - it just wasn't to the level that we have experienced in the past at Tobacco Company.

OT
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a nice experience, with good service and good food. From a nice service team with Hope and Kevin and good food in a nice decor it was just what we needed after a dreary drive in the rain from DC. Thank you!

AQ
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been there since they reopened. The food, ambience and service was excellent. We were seated on the second floor - very quite. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

WB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two out of town Customers to your restaurant and they were highly impressed with the ambiance, food, and service. I definitely will visit your restaurant on my next trip to Richmond!

RR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, good food, nice place. Very near of my hotel and reservations was so easy.

FC
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing setting. Worth a visit just for this. Food was good, but not remarkable.

LG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to dine at The Tobacco Company for years! Our family wanted to celebrate a very special occasion and this restaurant was perfect! We had 7 people in our reservation and were treated to superb service in one of the dining rooms. This allowed our family the ability to celebrate in what seemed like a private nook. Everyone’s food was delicious and our wait staff was super courteous. I can’t wait to come back!

d
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, excellent service,fun and interesting venue.

M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

A close friend of mine came in town in celebration on his 50th birthday and we decided to go to Tobacco Company for dinner and to see Dance Candy Band. A few months ago he saw the band Dance Candy at Vangobond. During that visit we had a great experience. The food was so good and the band was awesome. Now back to this weekend's visit. We were especially looking forward to it given that we were going to the "New" Tobacco Company and see the band he liked before. Unfortunately we did not have the same experience as we did at Vagobond. The waiter was very slow in getting our orders and following up with us though he moved around hurriedly. He did not go over any specials. He had an offensive body order. And with that our food was not impressive. I enjoyed the wedge salad but the Prime Rib (limited menu options) was just piece of meat with no taste. My friend had the meatloaf and he also said it was just ok. I think with poor service made the food taste worse. We did go to the first floor and watch the band for about an hour or so and the band was very good but I think we were so disappointed in the food and service that it put a damper on the night and we didn't stay long. I felt like I wasted to my money and i do not plan to eat dinner at Tobacco Company again. This was not the night I had plan for my friend and I was not happy that he did not enjoy his meal and experience (remember his 50th Birthday celebration) though he was very polite about it. I like Dance Candy band so I will go back and support them but will stay to drinks only.

DG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful old atmosphere, great ambiance, loved the band starting later in the evening downstairs. All around great place for a festive night with family!

RH
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What a surprise — restaurant was near the hotel, so we decided why not. It was a great surprise. Great atmosphere, service and food. Would go again, next time I am in the area!

DC
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Food, ambviance, service....a wonderful place for an enjoyable dinner out!

C
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This was our first visit since the fire that shut the restaurant down for what seemed like years. All was much as we remembered. We were seated at a table for two on the second floor, and while it was a Sunday night we were a bit cramped, with someone at the adjoining 2-top bumping into me the entire time. Had a great cocktail from their seasonal specialties, and the food was delicious. Portions were quite large, to the point that I wished they had a small plate section.

KK
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect. Great service and a really beautiful dining area. I would definitely go back on my next trip to Richmond.

CP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, and the atmosphere was very pleasant. They knew we were celebrating a special occasion and took very good care of us!

MC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at The Tobacco Company. I would rate this establishment as superior.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

There was three of us celebrating a birthday. Beautiful place and a very welcoming staff. The first drink I ordered had small bug in it, such as an ant. I ordered crab cakes, asparagus, and Brussels sprouts. The jumbo lump crab cakes were small and more filling than crab meat, and there was some type of plastic cap cooked/served with my Brussels sprouts. The server and manager were very attentive and addressed the situation immediately. I would recommend the bar and kitchen staff pay attention to what they are serving the customers. Others at my table were not impressed with their food.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Will retirn

G
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience , both food and service were excellent . They should have opened the second bar because there were a lot of people. Will be back !

RT
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

All servers have smiles on their faces and willing to help. The steaks and fish are outstanding , right portion and done to order. The mash potatoes are worth the dollar. The butter cake for 2 was excellent. The building the ambience love it.

OJ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience, comming back to this place after more than 30 years. Everything was just as perfect as before !

L
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Totally good experience.
Our server, Spenser was great.
My only complaint is no points for reservation.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were in Richmond to celebrate my husband‘s birthday, and were very excited to go back to the tobacco company after we had had a really positive experience a few years ago. Unfortunately, this visit to the tobacco company was really disappointing. Starting from when we arrived, the hostess invited us to sit and have drinks while we waited for our table to be prepared, but the cocktail waitress was unfriendly bordering on surly when we ordered a drink, then never came back to our table and couldn’t be found for when we needed to close out our tab to be seated at our table. It took us 10 minutes looking for her and we had to go up to the bar and then talk to other waiters to get the check.
The ambience in the restaurant is really wonderful, and we had hoped that our meal would be a more positive experience. Unfortunately, we were also disappointed by the quality of the food. Only one of the four dishes that we ordered was good- the scallops. The salmon was alright but overpriced. The prime rib was gristly with very little flavor, also overpriced. The cauliflower steak was not cooked through and still cost $20. The drinks were fairly priced, but not impressive.
They very kindly brought us a free dessert for my husband to celebrate his birthday. He chose a bread pudding, which was also underwhelming in flavor.
No one asked us how our food was, so we never had a chance to really offer feedback.
We used to recommend this restaurant to all our friends visiting Richmond, but won’t anymore!

FS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. The service was outstanding. We felt the experience captured old historic Richmond. The food was very tasteful. We will be back.

w
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here since the fire and it nice to see that nothing was lost....still a great night out

MJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our 29th year going to Tobacco Co.
Since our first meal on our wedding night, we have never been disappointed with either the food or service. The atmosphere has always been stellar and the the location is phenomenal for staying in Richmond. We love the scallops, crab and the Filet Oscar has never missed - juicy, cooked to perfection and the sauces really make the meal. Looking forward to our next visit.

SS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food, service, and environment was OK. For the prices, the food was mediocre. We ordered things that the waiter said was their signature dishes (prime rib and steak oscar). The service was slow and disorganized, but very nice. The table was too small for four people (and we had reservations for four). The room was loud, but it's a pretty space.

CG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place... Keith took care of us exceptionally well. Out of town guest enjoyed from start to finish