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The Tobacco Company Restaurant

4.3
2121 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups

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About

The Tobacco Company Restaurant is proudly celebrating over 36 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(804) 782-9555
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
The Victorian Lounge can accommodate you and fifty of your closest friends in an intimate semi-private atmosphere for your receptions and happy hour gatherings.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Street
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Parking details
Valet $7.00 Friday - Saturday starting at 5:30pm
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Public transit
Convenient public transit stops in front of the restaurant.
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Enjoy live entertainment with the region's finest bands Friday - Saturday beginning at 9:30pm to close. Never a cover. Or dance the night away in our lower level nightclub open Thursday - Saturday beginning at 8pm. to close.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2121 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.5
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4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Austin provided outstanding service and every part of the meal, from start to finish, was delicious. I would definitely recommend the scallops with the green pepper risotto and the butter cake for dessert is a must!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Food was delicious the waiter knew all of the history of the building. We left a pair of sunglasses on the table and they called us to let us know - exceptional service!! Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

We had dinner on July 6, 2017. We were visiting from Florida and were staying at the Jefferson Hotel. We had the filet and fried yellow tomato appetizer. The service was very attentive and the steaks were cooked as ordered. Loved the ambiance and casual atmosphere as well as the music from the bar area. Fully enjoyed.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Excellent dining experience. Meal was well prepared, excellent presentation and appropriate portion.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2017

Had not been there in 30 years. Great restaurant then and now.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2017

What a great place! Wonderful atmosphere and great meal.Top 3 dining experiences ever.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

This restaurant never disappoints! The food is excellent and the ambiance is perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

The atmosphere was one of a kind. Loved it.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2017

Very unique atmosphere. Food and service excellent

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

The Tobacco Co. is a wonderful restaurant to meet your eating needs. Great food, great service with an beautiful ambiance. We there for our 36th wedding anniversary. We were looking for a place that would make this occasion special. The Tobacco Co. really made the grade. We were treated as if we were royalty. And definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants a special place to eat with great food.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2017

Business friends coming to town---they were amazed here--made a hit!!!

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Fantastic experience, we were seated early for 6:00 reservation and we had the 3rd floor to ourselves for awhile. Really enjoyed the old architecture and server made us feel very comfortable and welcome. Ordered end cut Primerib and scallop special to share as DIY surf and turf. Both were done perfect and we're tasty, with plenty to bring home in a doggy bag. Celebrated 50th wedding anniversary and we're treated to a nice chocolate cheesecake with candle to share, a very nice finishing touch.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

Very nice atmosphere. Crab cakes were fine, but the butternut squash accompaniment was fab! As was the butter cake. Great service from Olivia(?).

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Excellent Filet Mignon and Scallops. Always a great dining experience

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Would definitely go again, food and service was exceptional!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2017

Charming interior and excellent food. I was staying at the Marriott and wanted to get together with local friends at a place close to the hotel. Based on reviews, I decided to give it a try. Couldn't have been more delighted! All three of us had prime rib and raved about it being some of the best we've ever had. Friendly, timely service without being rushed and tasty drinks. Loved it so much I came back two days later for lunch and had a fantastic salad. Next time I'm in Richmond, I will make a point of going back.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Found on Hotel list of restaurants. Really well prepared food, waiters knowledgeable and helpful. Allowed for customized orders . Desserts are outstanding including Butter Cake. We intend to include this as we travel across the Eastern route North and South. Went back for lunch. Just right portions and well chosen variety. Even left my Boy Scout adult hat. They found it and saved it.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Great food and awesome service. Worth every penny.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

This is the second time we've eaten here when passing through Richmond on our way further South. It is, with out a doubt, one of the best places to eat anywhere. Great service, food and atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant. We had the melt in your mouth prime rib and the meatloaf (believe it or not). The key lime pie is some of the best you'll find. My sister in-law had the airy and light cheese cake. The wine list is more than adequate.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Great atmosphere. Fantastic food...I had the steak oscar and my husband ordered the prime rib, pure perfection! Cooked just right . This is by far my favorite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Food was top notch and the wait staff was very accommodating. Would recommend the Filet and Crab Cake and start with the She Crab Soup.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2017

This was a our family first and last horrible experience. We brought our daughter to the Tobacco Company for her birthday. The waiter Henry was hard of hearing which is not preventable. However this restaurant is situated inside of a nightclub with a band therefore the ambience was loud. My husband and I both ordered sirloin. He asked for well-done. And his steak was oozing with blood. I requested medium well. My steak appeared to be medium rare. That ruined our meal as we had to wait for our meal to be re-cooked. At this point only part of our party is eating their food. The manager came over to our table to apologize about our improper steaks. Once we received our steaks the second time around the baked potatoes were cold and stiff.

Our tab came up to $243.00 dollars. We have eaten dinner at Apple Bees before and the steak and food was served to delight! We have enjoyed eating at Ruth's Chris Steak House and their steak melted in our mouths. The chef should have proper training in steak requests.

Tobacco Company has great music. However the food we ordered was served extremely poor to taste. Apparently the chef was inexperienced and lacked proper steak technique and training.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

YUM! The crabcakes and she crab soup were delicious! Server was top notch and environment was lovely. Can't wait to go back in the future!

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Our server was not good for a restaurant of this caliber. After spilling the entire shaker of crushed pepper on our table and in our laps, he didn't apologize or offer us a new table. Our side dishes were not correct. He came by once to ask us how everything was but turned and walked away before we could reply. He didn't offer dessert at all. It was the worst experience I've ever had at a nice restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2017

Our party of five loved the ambiance. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, our food was just "good," and I expected better. I'm not sure I would return, but I'm glad I went.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Great food and great service. Perfect for our date!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

Everything was amazing: food, atmosphere, service (we had the best waiter)! Our table was a 6 top set in the little alcove......it was private and very conducive to conversation! My daughter recommended it and she was spot-on!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

We were seated at our reservation time, after enjoying a cocktail at the bar. Waiters appeared at our table immediately and our main waiter was friendly, professional and very good at his job. We had wonderful food, a steak and a seafood dish. The experience was exceptional, as is always the case.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Had not been there for years, but food and service remains reat.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Graduation

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2017

Overall food was excellent. Had the salmon and was well worth it. Our waiter was very attentive

Would definitely go back

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We drove down from Stafford to The Tobacco Company to celebrate my birthday. As always, it did not disappoint! The steak Oscar, prime rib and butter cake were all delicious, and made the 90 minute drive each way worthwhile!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2017

Bryce was our waiter and did a fantastic job! Food was out quickly and was delicious, definitely recommended the prime rib and the butter cake for dessert!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2017

We got there a little bit early since we had come straight from the Altria Theater, so we had a drink in the bar. The server was very attentive. Our server upstairs in the dining room was great. The wine choice we made was a good value. We had the calamari appetizer which was very good. I had the grilled ahi tuna for dinner which was great but I was not a fan, at all, of the side dishes. The beet salad had too much ginger and I didn't care at all for the seaweed side dish. My husband had a steak and potatoes, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, it was a good meal but not especially memorable.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and didn't disappoint. The decor was great and we had a nice table on the second floor. The service was excellent. We enjoyed our meals which were well prepared and nicely presented.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2017

We called for a reservation 3 days before arriving at the Restaurant. We requested a table by the railing on the 2nd or 3rd floor. We received a table by the railing but was the least desirable as the location is beside the entrance/exit for the waiters. There were constant wait staff traveling by us or standing by the doorway only a few feet from our table. It seems to me when a customer takes time out to make a reservation 3 days in advance they should have the benefit of a better seating arrangement than customers arriving with no reservation.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

For nearly 4 decades The Tobacco Co has been one of the best restaurants in .Richmond. Food is always outstanding and service is usually excellent. But music is too loud -always. (And not very good). Also, it's a place where business folks come on expense acts. Good for the restaurant but you're likely to be 'entertained' by a table of blow-hard salesmen talking about how great they are. Order an extra drink and the apple pie with ice cream. You'll enjoy both.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

As always, very good. Food was fantastic and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2017

This is an excellent restaurant! The building is one of a kind and decorated beautifully. Many of the tables for two give a view of the open center of the building. There is an elevator but use caution if someone is mobility challenged as there are places to step up or down if headed to the restroom. The speciality, Prime Rib,bthe best I have tasted, melted in our mouths and not too much fatty waste! The crab cakes atop fried yellow tomatoes were also very good.
Parking on the street is limited but we used a public parking garage a block away. This is a great place for a date or special occasion at dinner. It is pricy but you are paying for the atmosphere and excellent service as well as delicious food.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Waited a while for server but everything was great from that point on.

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