The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.7
2816 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 2816 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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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Would love to dine there in the future.

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Ellen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, the food was excellent, and really enjoyed the music.

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LeiyaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing! Our waiter was very nice and funny. The only complaint is that the music over the speakers were a little to loud. Also, to help with the ambiance, it would've been nice to have music that was more era appropriate to accompany the restaurant history. (maybe a little 20s music)

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Lleruq
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always I had a wonderful experience. We had reservations for 7:45 but needed up getting there around 7:15. So we were asked to hang out at the bar area where we could order drinks and appetizers until out table was ready. The down stairs bar area is really nice and had a live band. Our table was ready at 7:30.

I ordered my usual, ribeye w/ fingerling potatoes and seasons cauliflower rice. It was great. I orders the bread pudding for dessert. It was good and savory. I could’ve done without the raisins but they were easy to spot and pick out. The serving size was huge. It took me three days to eat. :-)

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Kathryn
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it! Great place with plenty of history there! Took a ride in the old elevator and heard amazing music ! Our steaks were perfect and the service was excellent ! Ask for Terrance... he was our awesome server! Thank you!🙏

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SherrieW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place- excellent service. Food is the best

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
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 on February 20, 2021
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 on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plenty of food, nice portions. Yummy food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
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

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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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
2 reviews
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
6 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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The Tobacco Company Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2816 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.