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The Wine Whisperer, Henrico, VA

The Wine Whisperer

4.9
4.9
114 Reviews
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
The Wine Whisperer is a boutique wine shop and wine bar located in Richmond's Short Pump neighborhood. We speak wine and are passionate about sharing your new favorite bottle or glass with you!

Our wine bar is designed to offer a more immersive experience to our guests. Let our knowledgeable staff help you learn about your palate and curate a flight of wine just for you! Look for rotating by the glass and by the bottle lists, a selection of craft beers, and an expansive food menu that changes weekly and is designed to enhance the bottle of wine you're enjoying. For questions or to make a reservation for a larger party, please message us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 310-6161
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Private party facilities
    Our Whisper Room offers private dining for seated groups of up to 14 and standing cocktail hours for groups of up to 20. Please reach out to Amber for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Henrico
  • Cross street
    We are located at the intersection of Pump Road and W Broad Street.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Winesday Tastings at Whisperer

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Join us each Wednesday night between 5 - 7:30 pm for our weekly Winesday tasting. Featuring Whisperer favorites and new additions to the line up, this tasting is a casual, drop in event. No tickets are needed in advance. Tickets are $20 at the door ($10 for Wine Club Members!) and no reservations are required. We’d love to see you at the tasting table!

What 114 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for fine wines

  • Richmond

    Best Overall

  • Richmond

    Best Food

  • Richmond

    Best Service

  • Richmond

    Best Ambiance

  • Richmond

    Best Value

  • Richmond

    Innovative

  • Richmond

    Great for fine wines

114 Reviews
  1. susanm

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Wine Whisperer is high on my list of favorite spots., We always enjoy our time there. It would be nice if the menu varied a bit more often but that is not a big complaint . The atmosphere is inviting and the service great. I look forward to the next visit.

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  2. LauraH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful evening, delicious wines and unforgettable food! Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What is the “it” factor, the “X” factor in restaurants? Great food, wine, service? Ambience? Many have that. But do they feel like home? A place that says: you’re not just welcome here; you belong; you’re part of our family. The Wine Whisperer has that. They’ve mastered the “it,” the “X.” Am I tempted to tell you about the food I ate, the wine I drank, the service, the ambience? Sure. But others are doing that in their reviews. Read between their lines. They’re sensing the same “it” and “X” that I do.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a flight of wine from Corsica, Austria, and New Mexico while my husband enjoyed a flight of big, bold Bordeaux-style wines. Dinner was DELISH! Burrata Toast, lamb lollipops, and a veggie flatbread. Left with a few bottles of Purple Angel from Chile. (If you know, you know. Recently featured on V is for Vino, so we were thrilled to score a few bottles of Chile’s best. The wines sit in barrel amid Gregorian Chant. How cool is THAT.) Also scored a rare beauty - 200-year-old pre-Phylloxera vines grown on just 5 acres. Great food, great service, great bottle shop. The Wine Whisperer is a special place, indeed. I mean, hey. I’m attending a class on Madeira on Saturday. So, great classes, too! [Love. This. Place!!]

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  5. BigFar

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great find! The food is so well prepared, and the wine selection can’t be beat

    1 person found this helpful

  6. VAbelle12

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second visit to the wine whisperer, and I will be returning for many many visits in the future! The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and the wine and food list change often to keep guest engaged and looking forward to new offerings. 

    1 person found this helpful

  7. Patrickrpn

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I reserved at table for my wife's birthday! This was our first time going. My wife and I had a absolutely great time! The dealers choice wine flight selections were all so amazing! The raclette nibble was so delicious! As well as the chocolate caramel souffle which was divine. My wife and I will definitely come back again.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. RVA78

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were excellent, wine recommendations were top notch. It isn't cheap, but it is very much worth it. Reservations very highly recommended as there are only about 20 seats plus a few at the bar.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best wine restaurant in Richmond will continue to go back!

    1 person found this helpful

  10. GregC

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They went the next step by advising you on wines that are very nice and align with your tastes.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. Yoyo

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an incredible experience. Can’t say enough about it.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. JoshuaC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service from Josh. We did several dealers choice flights, and he made excellent picks for everyone. We also had a person in our party that did a bourbon tasting that enjoyed all the top shelf varieties that were offered. The food was very good!

    1 person found this helpful

  13. RJLaaser

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and amazing wine selection. Love it there.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. TheresaK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our second time to the Wine Whisperer. We enjoyed a peaceful time away from the chain restaurants and bars in the Short Pump area. Comfortable chairs and artsy environment is a plus. (Wish the overhead lights could dim slightly). We tasted some wines, mussels, a beet salad and shared some flatbread pizzas. Staff is very knowledgeable about wine and go to great lengths to select a wine you will enjoy. My husband was looking for an wine aerator so we asked for some advice. Staff not only guided us to the best aerator but also took time to explain why aerators are an important part of enjoying wine. Food menu is on point with lots of options from small plates to entrees.

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Purchased a number of Cult Cabs for our collection after attending Jenna’s Cult Cab class a week prior. (Go to their website for the list of events - book early, they fill fast because word has already gotten out about how fun and informative they are.) In the dining room, we enjoyed flights of wine including a delicious sparkling riesling, two rosès, and some beautiful, thought-provoking reds. Appetizer was burrata on toast with shaved Brussels sprouts, honey, and pistachios. We both ordered the Waygu beef ziti dish - comfort food for the cold December night a few days before Christmas. This place is very, very special. Make it your home. We’ve certainly made it ours.

    1 person found this helpful

  16. Foodiegirl

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amber and team never disappoint. Service staff are knowledgeable and always eager to engage in conversations about the wine and food. No request goes unattended and no question goes unanswered.

    1 person found this helpful

  17. MarthaM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is Amazing .. very knowlegeable .. friendly and attentive !!

    1 person found this helpful

  18. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my new favorite places. I’ve been several times in the last several months and the food and service were consistently amazing!!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The big issues with the food was that half of the my order of mussels hadn’t opened. Appreciated that after I complained, they brought a second order and only charged us for one, but the first shouldn’t have left the kitchen in the first place. But the mussels were tasty. And my wife liked the brie and pear flatbread and the pimento cheese Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful, The wines he chose for our flights were very good and complemented our food nicely.

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  20. ChrisS

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intimate restaurant - very knowledgeable staff - good food and great wine selection. Will definitely be going back.

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  21. stacy

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a go too. So knowledgeable about the wine and now serve bourbon and make best old fashioned. Amber and Josh are great. Make you feel so comfortable.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time visit to The Wine Whisperer. Staff was great. Very knowledgeable. Wines and food were delicious. Loved the concept. We’ll definitely visit in the future.

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Josh was great. We came for my moms birthday and he did a great job helping us make good selections. We also got food which was delicious. We came on Halloween so we were the only table in the restaurant. Very quiet and the staff were very friendly

    1 person found this helpful

  24. DebD

    Richmond

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with a sparking wine tasting with the always brilliant Jenna and flowed up with more wine and a fabulous meal. Jenna, Amber and Josh were all fabulous. WW keeps upping their game with new food and beverage choices that never disappoint. Every sip and every bite was divine. Such a great addition to the food and wine scene in Richmond.

    1 person found this helpful

  25. KenL

    Miami

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice experience, friendly staff. Would recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  26. EllieB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    GREAT fun evening! Food, drinks and atmosphere was great!

    1 person found this helpful

  27. JohnT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. From time we walked in door, we were well taken care of. Discussed wines for dinner with greeter. Very informative and helpful experience. Wine was really good and lamb chops perfect. Will return again.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. DebD

    Richmond

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love, love, love the Wine Whisperer, the food, the wine, the staff! Bliss

    1 person found this helpful

  29. BrookeB

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this gem of a restaurant/wine bar. Their seasonal menu offers delicious bites that could be different offerings each time you go. The staff and owners are equally as knowledgeable about the wine offerings and provide suggestions that align perfectly with your taste. Beautiful setting, amazing food, outstanding wine...what else could you ask for!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a beautiful rainy evening in cozy, comfy comfort. Next time it's bad weather outside, go out anyway and grab a spot at the bar (or dining room table). We bellied up and discovered through a flight a wine we loved so much we ordered a glass and left with a bottle. It tasted waaaay above its price point. Outstanding Napa for only $45. You can buy bottles for less - lots of selection - I’m just pointing out we were sure we were drinking $70 and were pleasantly surprised to discover we weren’t. Made the night all the more delicious. Go for a good time. Go for amazing food and service. Go to discover a new favorite producer you can bring home to your cellar. This place is wine research + cellar building GOLD.

    1 person found this helpful

  31. ConnorM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love coming here! Perfect double date spot!

    1 person found this helpful

  32. DavidT

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just did tapas offerings. All the food was outstanding. Great fun with wine flight. Everyone constantly checking on you and taking the time to explain everything and answer questions. Well worth it.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. RobynC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to the Wine Whisperer was amazing. We ordered the wine flights picked by our waiter, Josh, and the selections were great! The baked brie was to die for and the pasta bake was outstanding. Josh was full of information and a lot of fun! I would definitely recommend the Wine Whisperer and will definitely be visiting again.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. KatieB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service! Great food and wonderful wines. Learned about some fabulous wines and will be back!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. JunieW

    Jacksonville

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I was expecting more of a lounge feel, but it felt more like a cafeteria or bar. Was disappointed with the limited selections of wines, the inability to buy the wines we tasted, and the flight options were very limited. Service was pretty good and the wine attendant was very friendly, and very good. Not sure I would go back for the price, but it was certainly not offensive.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic!I am the wine drinker, and my husband is bourbon. We both enjoyed our tastings that were picked by our server the food and the ambience was amazing as well. It was a perfect anniversary dinner for us.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. GayleM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous experience here. Love the changing food menus, everything is always so fresh, creative and delicious. The wine selections are unique and yummy, there’s something for everyone. (Including beer and cocktails!)

    1 person found this helpful

  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW. I just sat for a 6-course, 12-wine pairing of Pacific Northwest cuisine and wine regions. Food courses highlighted cuisine from the city, sea, river, forest, field, and valley with 12 incredible wine tastings including Quilceda Creek Cab Sauv ($300/bottle). Mind officially blown. Head to the Wine Whisperer website and check out their Events page. I also attended a course on Spanish wine last month and a March 5-course wine event with a rep from “New World Winery of the Year” Zuccardi (Valle de Uco). On second thought, DON’T check out the Events page. I don't want you to take my seat!There just aren't enough stars for this place.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. KimW

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love the Wine Whisperer. Fabulous atmosphere, great staff who know a lot about wine. The one downside is vegetarian options are limited and really nothing vegan. Would love it even more if they added vegetarian and vegan options.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Jill

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed my third visit! The dealer's choice flight is always fun and educational. The sticky ribs and philly sliders were exceptional! Will be back soon!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Wine Whisperer offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 310-6161.

The Wine Whisperer is rated 4.9 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Wine Whisperer

11535 W Broad St, Henrico, VA 23233-1118

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    We are located at the intersection of Pump Road and W Broad Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Henrico
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 310-6161
  • Private party facilities
    Our Whisper Room offers private dining for seated groups of up to 14 and standing cocktail hours for groups of up to 20. Please reach out to Amber for more information.
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