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Rowland

4.4
413 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Bruce and Virginia Rowland have created a menu that has an eclectic mix of Southern, Asian, Mediterranean and Provence influences, using fresh seasonal ingredients and their creative flair.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 257-9885
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
shields&main
Additional
Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 413 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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ShelbyD (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Waitstaff was friendly and attentive. The food was good. A couple of us had the pork chop encrusted in pecan. I noted that seasoning was seemingly not used with the calamari and chop meat, but the ginger cream sauce on arugula (with calamari) and the chop's pecan crust had nice flavoring. Healthier with less salt, just not used to it. It was a nice atmosphere and good to be able to have conversation without having to yell. I would recommend for small or intimate gatherings.

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vipSusanW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

What a gem of a find...excellent meal and beautifully presented. Loved the setting and appreciate the owner coming to our table. Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Wonderful meal, service occasionally slow, but busy night and our server kept handling new patrons checking into reservations.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Bought a boat

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Staff not organized, didn’t sit until 20 minutes after reservation, waiter a bit distracted, food took a long time

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DavidC (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, but the valentine's day prices made it a very poor value. Go on the other 364 days of the year!

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vipcasualdiner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Dined on Valentine's Day with the special menu. Ordered off of special menu for the occasion. Ordered a variety of foods and everyone was happy with their meals. I had a steak, which was okay - not the best that I have had, but I give them some benefit of the doubt given the evening and the crowd in the restaurant. Will try them again on a non-"holiday" occasion as I hear this is a fantastic place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's dinner. Excellent food.

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sueg (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Relaxed environment, friendly staff and a very nice meal. Was a great way to enjoy a rainy Saturday evening in Richmond.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Chef Virginia is always be amazing. Her passion and unique style of flavors come out in every meal she puts out. Highly recommend to anyone looking a night out on the town.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food is okay, but not great and not seasonal. Would be better if menu were adjusted for seasons so food tasted fresh and innovative.

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vipMycy20 (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Had not been in years. Had an early reservation and it was almost empty when we arrived but quickly filled up. Never too noisy. Both had Rockfish and was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Our favorite place in all of Richmond!!! Great food and we always feel at home here.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

This was our second experience @ Rowland. We enjoy trying new places, but I didn’t want to take a chance on our seventh anniversary. Rowland did not disappoint. We arrived early and were sat immediately. Our server was prompt with the drink order as well as telling us the daily specials. We started with the calamari. It was fresh and served in a plate of fresh salad greens and a dressing. Delicious. I had the potato leek soup and the shrimp and grits. The soup was a healthy portion and smooth. Great on s cold rainy night. The shrimp and grits did not disappoint either. They were a little spicy. Right up my alley. My wife had the beef tenderloin. It was cooked perfectly and served with a potato croquet and asparagus. She raved. All in all. Another outstanding experience. My only negative (and it’s not a biggie) would have been the fusion music playing in the background. The style of Rowland deserves a Miles Davis playlist. Or some light jazz.

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Mbtray (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Everything about our evening was great! Food, service, atmosphere. There were a lot of good choices on the menu: light and not so light. Rockfish was great! We will certainly be back soon!

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Joanie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Quiet enough to hear each other, but loud enough so you aren't part of the conversation next to you. And the food was AMAZING!

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vipHanoverian (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

It had been several years since I had been to Rowland for dinner and it hasn’t lost a step. Food was delicious. Service was great. We had the duck and the mahi mahi and both were fantastic. Definitely will make return visits to Rowland.

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viplvtoeat (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Always consistently good, Great diverse selection and priced appropriately.

Not to mention it in a good location. Go you'll like it mikey

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vipMrDarcy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Our out of town "foodie" guest was blown away by Rowland's Fish special of the day. Great food, festive atmosphere....a true Richmond Gem!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Lamb sliders and fish tacos
We're delicious. Been filet cooked perfectly nicely split for 2

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vipRVAFOODIE (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

An amazing venue and neighborhood favorite. Chef Bruce just keeps the menu fresh and changed up so one can come back over and over and be very pleasantly surprised. Love this place!

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vipClassic (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Rowland was an awesome example of all that is great about Richmond dining. We celebrated my wife's Birthday in grand style while our son got to show his wife a new place that we had never been to. It was a perfect night!!!

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RichmondEater (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Great family meal with 3 generations. had a nice quiet spot so all the grandparents could hear and participate in the conversation. Food was excellent with good choices for all. Deserts were very good. Especially the Bananas Foster.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

The chef makes delicious meals that are not ordinary yet perfect combination for a delicious meal...

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Justinp (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

The food, service and everything else was amazing. Such a nice spot in the middle of a housing area. Street parking was fairly easy and free (just find the spot). Felt like a safe area. The Joe Chop was GREAT!!

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vipSebec (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was mediocre-to-good which wasn't great considering the price involved. The drinks were lackluster. The service was decent. The ambiance was nice...though the place could use a refresh in art & decor. Given the great number of other options in Richmond I probably wouldn't go back.

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vipMrDarcy (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Roland never disappoints… One of the best kept secrets and Richmond!

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CarrieD (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Small local restaurant. Service was not good though waiter was very friendly and helpful. We will try it again.

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OpenTable Diner (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good food. Very nice place. The pork chop is great. The chicken empanada spring rolls were good and unique

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on October 26, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Richmond resturant week. Worth the trip from Varina and for a great cause! Will return soon!

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