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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Richmond

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Richmond? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Lola's Farmhouse Bistro restaurant
4.8
4.8 (68)
$30 and under
American
Short Pump
About the restaurant
Experience the area's most stunning patio dining at a historic 1865 farmhouse, offering exceptional food as well!

Please call for reservations of 7 or more.

If you do not see an available reservation time, please call the restaurant and we will do our best to accommodate your party.

Top review
CarolF
Dined 2 days ago
We went to Lola's to celebrate my birthday. We sat outside for brunch and loved the beautiful garden atmosphere. Our waitress, Sarah Grace, was very helpful and made great suggestions, like the Bellini sampler! The food was delicious and we ALL enjoyed our meals. Check out the cute boutique too! We will be back!
A photo of Henley on Grace restaurant
4.9
4.9 (815)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
A Californian Asian fusion restaurant offering Pan Asian style cuisine with a twist! Hundreds of wines sold by the glass. Centrally located, we are two blocks from the Downtown Marriot, the Hilton Hotel and two blocks from the historical Dominion Energy Center. Also located near the Altria Theatre too! Stop by before an evening out!
Top review
Foodievip
Dined 5 days ago
Food was prepared as ordered and delicious. Good place for a date.
A photo of The Savory Grain restaurant
4.7
4.7 (118)
$31 to $50
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
The Savory Grain Restaurant and Draft House is Richmond’s top destination for delicious New American dining, offering a huge variety of draft beers and craft cocktails in a fun, laid-back, warm, and inviting atmosphere. We strive to offer the best local ingredients in order to create a diverse seasonal menu that has the complexity that appeals to the die hard “foodies” as well as some good ole’ classics that the “meat-and-potatoes” crowd can enjoy. At the Savory Grain, your dining experience doesn’t stop at the food, drinks are also showcased with 24 ever-rotating draft beers, a meticulously chosen wine list, and craft cocktail program featuring the best local, domestic, and international libations this region has to offer. If you’re a music lover, check out our Facebook page as we regularly offer live music from a variety of local acts. Come alone, come with friends, or come with a crowd, we accommodate all size parties. Stop in and say hello, we hope to see you soon!
Top review
ChrisE
Dined 2 days ago
The food and service were outstanding. The only negative about the experience was just how loud it was.
A photo of Midlothian Chef's Kitchen restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1286)
$30 and under
American
Midlothian
About the restaurant
Voted Best Restaurant in Chesterfield by Richmond Magazine, and Dine Like a Local Award by The Scout Guide for Best Restaurant for Dinner. Midlothian Chef's Kitchen is a New American Restaurant by Award-Winning Chef David Dunlap. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere with indoor & outdoor seating, & local, hyper-seasonal Virginia ingredients. This is a full service restaurant & bar with thoughtful dishes that evoke memories.

Chef Dunlap was previously the Executive Sous Chef at The Inn at Little Washington and the Corporate Executive Chef of Quirk Hotels (Quirk Hotel RVA & Quirk Hotel CVille). He was named as 1 of the 32 Restaurant Stars on the Rise in 2020 by FSRMagazine, Rising Star Chef of the Year by Two Roads Hospitality Worldwide, and has won Best Dishes at Broad Appetit 4 years in a row.

Enjoy special events such as Wine/Bourbon Pairing Dinners, Private Dining/Event Space, and a Chef's Table Experience. This is a local, family-owned business, owned by Chef Dunlap & his wife.

Top review
JosephM
Dined 7 days ago
Great meal and rally appreciated our server Ben. We are not from the immediate area but will certainly return when we are in the area again
A photo of Upper Shirley Vineyards restaurant
4.7
4.7 (187)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
Upper Shirley Vineyards, perched above one of the most beautiful bends on the James River and surrounded by history, brings you the best of Virginia: culinary delights, award-winning wine, and events you’ll remember for a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a day away or the best place to stage your dream wedding, Upper Shirley Vineyards will exceed your expectations.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The wait staff was perfect. The burger was not a smash burger, there was no smashing involved in the cooking process. It was just two patties on a bun which was a fine burger. The charcuterie board came with 6 anemic slices of bread. I asked for more bread and was given 6 more slivers of bread. That was disappointing as the meat and cheese would have paired well with more baguette. The truffle fries were wonderful and crispy, not overpowered with truffle flavor but just enough flavor to be intriguing. The ice cream cookie was amazing.
A photo of 1870 Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.6
4.6 (120)
$31 to $50
American
Midlothian
About the restaurant
New Restaurant by Award Winning Chef, and the team of Midlothian Chef's Kitchen! Enjoy a French Inspired Steak House in a historical building in Midlothian.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary! What an incredible staff! We had Grace as our server. She was excellent and attentive to our needs. Our sons had called ahead to pay for our bill and order us two glasses of champagne! We loved it!! It’s become our favorite restaurant in the Richmond area. Since we live in Chester it’s nice to have a five star restaurant that we don’t need to drive to Richmond.
A photo of LuLu's restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2178)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
LuLu's is available for private parties or catering. Please call us or send an e-mail with your inquiry.

Listed in OpenTable's "Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in America" for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Reservation Policy:
Please plan for your entire party to be present at the scheduled time of your reservation. Incomplete or late parties may not be seated.

Top review
JBran
Dined 3 days ago
LuLu’s is always amazing for brunch-menu has a good amount of variety and some unique items. We love the mimosas and bloody Mary’s.
A photo of The Tobacco Company Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3927)
$31 to $50
American
Richmond
About the restaurant

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 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.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Our meals were excellent. We went after a long day of walking around the city so we weren’t hungry enough to have an appetizer, but our meals were great and my husband loved the pecan pie! The building is beautiful.
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond restaurant
4.4
4.4 (6678)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
Experience the perfect fusion of award-winning wines, Napa-style tasting rooms, and modern casual dining at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants. Enjoy contemporary American cuisine influenced by international flavors from our scratch kitchen. Each dish is expertly paired with our selection of wines for the best food and wine match. Whether you explore the tasting room for a pre- or post-dinner adventure or join the world's largest wine club, we believe in the power of food and wine to create lasting connections. Dining reservations are highly recommended, but walk-in guests are always welcome on a first-come, first-serve basis. Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
A great evening at Coopers Hawk! We started with a tasting at the wine tasting bar in front. Drew was our very knowledgable sommelier. He worked several groups of customers seamlessly answering questions and making us feel welcome in the friendly Coopers Hawk atmosphere. The staff at this location is exceptional, but I can't say enough about all of the wonderful customers that we meet every time we visit. We meet some of the nicest people during the tastings.! We had dinner reservations so after our tasting, we requested to be seated on the patio on this cool July Friday evening. Our server Krista was very busy, but she wasn't too busy to spend time to advise us on appetizer & entree choices and share some friendly conversation. We saw Krista serving her customers on the patio and treating them with the same professional, personal care. She shared some of her favorite menu choices. The Braised Short Rib Risotto (one of Krista's favorites) was fantastic! The blackened ahi tuna was done perfectly and seasoned to perfection. I have only had great experiences at Coopers Hawk which is a testament to the quality of staff and consistent training of the team.
A photo of Tarrant's West restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1451)
$30 and under
American
Richmond
About the restaurant
Located in the West End, near Innsbrook and Short Pump, Tarrant’s West boasts from scratch soup, salads, pizza, subs, seafood, steaks, and an extensive wine, craft beer and craft cocktails TO GO! Tarrant’s West has something for everyone.

Great service. Brunch, lunch, and dinner!

An RVA Hospitality Restaurant. Locally Owned. Woman Owned.

Parties of 8 or more require a credit card on file and will be charged an automatic 20% gratuity in addition to a 10% attrition rate. For example, if you guarantee 10 guests and only 5 show up, you will be charged $20 for the 4 guests (10% less than headcount given) that did not show. It is strongly encouraged that you pay for guests all on one master bill.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The food was excellent and the service was great.
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