Excelent food, service. Always everything is perfectly serve, savory and perfect.
Kudos to the Chefs.
Sadly, we were not happy with our last meal at Rowland. We have enjoyed it for years and always rave about it to others. Our meal on March 6 was not a good experience. There was only one server for the entire restaurant. This server was also the bartender. He was unfamiliar with much of the menu (bar items and food). He made a Cosmo that tasted terrible and he served it in a highball glass witha straw. When we asked about this, he said it can be served that way. Never have I seen it served like that nor have I tasted a cosmo that lacked any flavor. It was awful. He also could not tell us what bourbons were available. He brought each item on every single course to the wrong diner. It was so dark at our seat that I ended up eating my guest's fish entree and she ate mine- we could not see which entree had a curry sauce on it due to the lack of light. (The server told us he did not know how to turn the lights on in the back). The food tasted good but it was not enough to overcome TERRIBLE service. Sorry to say we will not recommend Rowland anymore nor will we return. It really was a favorite in the past but no more.
Quite a little gem in the neighborhood! It was Monday night
and very few diners but delicious cuisine, interesting menu
and lovely server, Madeline who was right on task. Definitely
Great food! Got the pork chop and sat at the bar..
Yummy and very friendly and attentive server. Pizza was very good.
Service was super slow- food was meh. Been there many times over the years. I have to say was really disappointed with this experience. Usually it’s been good, not this time.
Good food as always; but service on Saturday night very lacking. Took 45 minutes to get appetizers. Very noisy!
Food was good. Our only issue was we couldn't be seated until 45 minutes after our reserved time. The staff was very nice about it, was just a little off putting. The space is very small so I highly recommend reservations and be prepared to wait if it is a busy night. Some people may sit and chat too long delaying your table seating on time. NOT a good restaurant for vegetarians. Meat in basically every dish and a lot of pork as well. Fine with me, but my friend didnt eat port and her only option was the filet.
My group of four all enjoyed their meals—the butter bean cake is fabulous. Very busy Friday night so service was a bit slow. Waitress lovely and hard working
The menu on Open Table said there was a Hanger Steak, but there wasn't (always check the restaurant website!). I had tenderloin, my spouse had lamb sliders and pork carnitas ravioli. Everything was were excellent.
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.
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.
Wonderful meal, service occasionally slow, but busy night and our server kept handling new patrons checking into reservations.
Bought a boat
Staff not organized, didn’t sit until 20 minutes after reservation, waiter a bit distracted, food took a long time
Great food, but the valentine's day prices made it a very poor value. Go on the other 364 days of the year!
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.
Valentine's dinner. Excellent food.
Relaxed environment, friendly staff and a very nice meal. Was a great way to enjoy a rainy Saturday evening in Richmond.
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.
Food is okay, but not great and not seasonal. Would be better if menu were adjusted for seasons so food tasted fresh and innovative.
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!
Our favorite place in all of Richmond!!! Great food and we always feel at home here.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Always consistently good, Great diverse selection and priced appropriately.
Not to mention it in a good location. Go you'll like it mikey
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!
Lamb sliders and fish tacos
We're delicious. Been filet cooked perfectly nicely split for 2
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!
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!!!
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.
The chef makes delicious meals that are not ordinary yet perfect combination for a delicious meal...
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!!
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.
Roland never disappoints… One of the best kept secrets and Richmond!
Small local restaurant. Service was not good though waiter was very friendly and helpful. We will try it again.
Very good food. Very nice place. The pork chop is great. The chicken empanada spring rolls were good and unique
Outstanding food and service. Richmond resturant week. Worth the trip from Varina and for a great cause! Will return soon!