The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
2810 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 seven days a week in Historic Shockoe Slip.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2810 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent steak and atmosphere. There was live music the night that we went and it was surprisingly good.

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Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server on the third level was great. She was super sweet and accommodating. Great server!! The food was overall very good. Steaks and crab cakes were awesome. Creamed spinach and she crab soup was also great. Oyster appetizer was dry and not great. The cauliflower rice served with the crab cakes was over seasoned and sort of had a “stuffing” like flavor which seemed ill matched. Butter cake was great! Key lime pie needed a bit more zing from lime juice and zest.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of food, nice portions. Yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and ambiance were incredible! We really enjoyed our celebration with the kindness of the staff, the cozy ambiance, and upbeat jazz music. A night of splurging for sure, but the experience was worth it.

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blenderkinder
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful Valentine’s Evening dinner. The prime rib and au jus was exceptional, as was the loaded baked potato and vegetables. The vegetable lasagna was delightful as well. Always have loved the peaceful ambiance of this place. It was refreshing to hear the live jazz, as well. Thank you all!

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TamiaT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true hidden gem. The inside is absolutely beautiful
Staff was amazing. Food was so good. Perfect place to have a date night or just a nice dinner out in general.

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GraysonP
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience for Valentine’s day was amazing! I couldn’t have asked for a better evening!

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LuvRomance
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to get out during covid time and enjoy a special holiday and where else better than Tobacco Company. They are the best!!

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abby
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So beautiful, food and drinks are delicious and the live music makes it such a lovely place to be!

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vipGordon
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, there was a trio playing music which made fora great night.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building. Great service. Excellent food.

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Amanda
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! 5 girlfriends met to celebrate Galentine's Day. Had one of their private rooms on the 3rd floor which was perfect. Thank you!

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MattD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! The atmosphere is amazing with the live music and rustic feel. The food and service are great.

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WesleyS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wish we could received a bigger bottle of water

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Lleruq
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I planned a small surprise dinner for my husband. I spoke with one of the staff members Rebecca days prior. She was very helpful with making this a very special event. I dropped off the gifts and the balloons with her earlier in the day and she had them waiting at our table later that night. I had the ribeye, potato fingerlings and the most flavorful cauliflower rice. I definitely wasn’t expecting the rice to be so enjoyable. We had a great night. From 7:30 until almost closing. This is my new favorite restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was good, the service was excellent! I wish there was more food for the appetizer for how much they were but the food was very good!

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ScottR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic all around, great food and service. Easy to schedule reservations.

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vipKristinY
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Will was an excellent server too! :)

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rictonyc
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This restaurant is classic Richmond and offers good food in a great space. The Tobacco Company Restaurant is the perfect place for a special event, celebration, or date night.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for review. We appreciate it! Hope to have you by again to dine with us sometime!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t pass on this Resteraunt. It’s worth the visit. You won’t be disappointed.

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CARLG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, superior service, and great food! The filet was perfectly tender with just the right seasoning. Nothing much else to say! We loved our dinner together!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 9, 2021

We can’t thank you enough for the kind words- your review means a lot to us. Thank you!

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ScottB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic experience as always.
I would have appreciated valet parking.
But with COVID...

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you, Scott! Hopefully we can bring valet parking back someday. Take care out there.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will was amazing!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you! I will pass this on to him!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four went to The Tobacco Company to celebrate my best friend’s birthday. The service and food were both amazing. We were seated in one of the small “rooms,” and it was cozy and intimate—perfect for our small group. We could hear the live music on the first floor, but it wasn’t loud at all. Our waiter(s) were pleasant and attentive, the portions were perfect and the food was excellent. I would definitely go back.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

That's so wonderful to hear. Thank you for dining with us and for the review. We hope to have you again!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and review!

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vipCMiller
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food but have had better for less money. The service was excellent but every song the band sang sounded alike so that was like a background noise on repeat.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. Sorry to hear your experience was not as perfect as we would all hope. We'd love to have you back in some time to make up for it, perhaps on a night with a different band? Thanks again for your review, your words mean a lot!

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ShemeleM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The separate dining suites are a major plus during the pandemic!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for dining with us and for the review. Great input, we agree. Hope to have you again sometime! Take care out there.

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Riff
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so glad they reopened, last time I was in town the were closed because of the fire, this restaurant is a landmark for Richmond. Every thing was as I remembered and it really impressed my date who had never been to Richmond. Thank you for reopening I always look forward to coming here when Im in Richmond!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you, Riff. Glad to hear you had a good time dining with us. Hope to have you again sometime!

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angelaf
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, feeling nostalgic and it was well kept. Food was just ok , the server was superb. Overall it was a wonderful night - definitely will go back!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you for the review! We look forward to have you dine with us again.

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Sunny
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely historic building, nice ambiance, good food, good price and a sweet little 3 piece jazz band!

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SueS
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Our meal was delicious and we didn't have to wait long. However, our cocktails came up a bit slow. Our waitress was delightful. Overall, a wonderful experience.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on February 2, 2021

Thank you, Sue! Hope to have you dine with us again in the future.

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angieb
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful. Highly recommend. If you want privacy ask for an “office” table. Live music was great... atmosphere was beautiful! Food and service were very good.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you! Hope to have you dine with us again sometime!

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KailynJ
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for such a wonderful experience. We actually got married here on Saturday. The ambiance was wonderful and every person we encountered was friendly and helpful. Thank you for an unforgettable wedding day!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 15, 2021

Congrats and best wishes! Thank you so much for spending such a special day with us and for the kind review.

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ChristineS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bethany was fantastic. She made some wonderful recommendations and made sure we were taken care of. I will definitely be back and will be asking for her to serve us again.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 15, 2021

Will pass that along! Thank you for dining with us!

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CatieB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful experience . Forgot how lovely and charming this old Richmond favorite truly is, she crab soup was divine. Waiter was super warm and friendly . Excellent service . Romantic vibe .

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 7, 2021

Thank you! Hope to have you dine with us again sometime!

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Kevin
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually a really great place, came on new years eve and it was terrible. So to start I made a reservation for 8:45. Got there and had to wait 45 minutes to get a table. Not sure what the point of the reservation was if you still have to wait 45 minutes. So we finally get sat and the waiter brings us water and disappears for 25 more minutes. Comes back and asks if we would like drinks, and we both order wine, and an appetizer. The appetizer comes out within 10 minutes, super fast and hot. Still didnt have our wine. 25 minutes after the appetizer shows up, the server comes and brings us 2 wine glasses then disappears for another 10 minutes and brings the bottle of wine. As he is opening it he tells us that the wine has to be off the table at 10 PM. So we have about 5 minutes to finish a bottle of white wine, keep in mind we havent even ordered dinner yet. So we chug a glass of wine each, he finally takes our dinner order, and about half an hour later it shows up. I had the cioppino and my girlfriend had the company chicken. The pasta was all stuck together in a bundle and the ones in the middle weren't cooked. Some of the mussel shells were cracked and broken and scattered throughout the bowl. The shrimp and the sauce were good. So my girlfriends chicken was decent, but she said the potatoes and asparagus had no flavor or seasoning, which is ok we get that you have to cook to many tastes, so I catch the server as he is going by, paying attention to every table but ours, and I ask for salt and pepper, he says yes sure be right back. Didnt see him for another 45 minutes, by then we were done waiting and our food was cold. So I asked for the check and made sure he took my card so I didnt have to sit in this tiny corner booth that was like a broom closet waiting for him to return. There was a table with 6 older women next to us, and he was all over that one. Super attentive, when they would ask for something he would jump on it. Not sure what his problem was with us.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 5, 2021

Hi Kevin. Thanks for taking the time to share such a detailed review about your experience at the Tobacco Company Restaurant. We are dishearted to hear that many elements of your service were disappointing, to say the least. We pride ourselves on quality service and would love an opportunity to make it up to you. We'd like to offer you a gift certificate to cover a meal for two at the Restaurant. If you are interested, please contact us at 804-782-9555 or our sales email. Sincerely, TCR.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and cocktails - always worth a visit

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 4, 2021

Glad you enjoyed the food and cocktails! Thank you.

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JackieC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited The Tobacco Company many times and always enjoy it. We last had dinner there New Years Eve. The food and service was excellent. The atmosphere was great. We highly recommend!

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 4, 2021

That's fantastic to hear! Thank you for the review and we hope to see you again sometime in the future!

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RichardK
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the old building converted to a three-story restaurant is incredible. The wait staff is highly professional. The food is excellent and a wide enough assortment of dishes to meet anyone's desires.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant
Responded on January 4, 2021

Thank you for the kind words and for dining with us!

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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2810 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.