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Diners' Choice: Great for fine wines restaurants in Richmond

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the most notable wine lists in Richmond? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of The Wine Whisperer restaurant
5.0
5 (158)
$31 to $50
Wine Bar
Henrico
About the restaurant
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!

Top review
JCT2014vip
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
Sat outside and it was very pleasant. Food was good and service was excellent. Definitely will go back!
A photo of Buckheads - Richmond restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1924)
$50 and over
Steak
Richmond
About the restaurant
Buckhead’s has been a Richmond tradition since 1994. Featuring succulent Braveheart Beef and only the freshest seafood, you can taste our passion for culinary excellence. Consistently recognized with Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence”, our list offers over 800 labels to complement your dining experience. Additionally, our bar proudly highlights one of the largest selections of single malt scotches and small batch bourbons in Richmond, Virginia.
Top review
DeborahDvip
Dined 3 days ago
Main entree took an unusually long time to be served. Our server was very apologetic and agreed it was too long.
A photo of Chez Max - Richmond VA restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1308)
$31 to $50
French
Richmond
About the restaurant
Bienvenue Chez Max!

Savory aromas drift from the kitchen as one enters the front door, giving a hint of culinary delights to come. The casual and comfortable, yet elegant interior of the restaurant is warm and inviting. A large stone fireplace adorns a corner in the main dining room, casting a soft glow around the room.

We are Richmond’s premier French dining experience. Our menu is a collection of dishes cultivated by a Master French chef. We offer an array of fine wines from around the world, 23 are poured by the glass. Our mixologist boasts an impressive range of signature crafted cocktails and guest favorites.

As we are often fully seated on Fridays and Saturdays, we can only hold a reservation for 15 minutes without advanced notice. We allocate 2 hours for parties of 2 to 5, 2 ½ hours for parties of 6 or more.

Top review
KayeH
Dined 2 days ago
Delicious dinner, quiet, intimate ambiance and outstanding, professional service. Chez Max continues to be a preferred choice for a special evening.
A photo of Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse restaurant
4.7
4.7 (5468)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Richmond
About the restaurant
Bookbinder’s is a locally family owned Seafood & Steakhouse and is unique to Richmond. Bookbinder’s offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented. We look forward to seeing you soon!! We are honored to have been selected as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018, as Voted by Open Table Diners, (based on an analysis of twelve-million reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants across the country)!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Perfect…everything…would definietly recommend to family and friends.
A photo of La Grotta - Richmond restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2090)
$30 and under
Italian
Richmond
About the restaurant
Seldom can you take a few steps in the South and find yourself completely transported to another continent. Yet, this is the experience of La Grotta. Take one step inside the door and you’re suddenly in Northern Italy. Smell the roasted garlic and savor the rich flavors of innovative Italian cuisine paired with one of the fine wines that earned La Grotta the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Whether it’s a quiet romantic anniversary or a business meeting, La Grotta isn’t just dinner. It’s a destination.

Exclusive private rentals can be arranged for up to 137 guests. We also offer 2 private rooms that can hold up to 37 people each or can be combined to hold a larger party. From Corporate meetings to Bridal Showers or Rehearsal Dinners, La Grotta will make your event special!

Please Note: La Grotta does not offer outdoor seating.

Top review
AmyR
Dined on Jun 27, 2024
Every time we go to La Grotta we are thrilled. The food is fabulous, the service attentive without being overbearing, the parking is super convenient, and they get you out in time for a show without ever feeling rushed. Highly, highly recommend. Our evening was completely on point in every way. Kudos to the chef! We are now planning our next visit ☺️
A photo of Upper Shirley Vineyards restaurant
4.7
4.7 (185)
$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 5 days ago
Delicious food and great service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice afternoon
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Richmond restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2149)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Richmond
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House in Richmond, VA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining may be arranged.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
This we my first experience and it was to celebrate a loved one. Definitely will comeback
A photo of Lehja restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1072)
$31 to $50
Indian
Richmond
About the restaurant
Lehja is an award winning modern Indian restaurant located in Short Pump Town Center in Richmond. Our Executive Chef Sunny Baweja has been named Semifinalist for the prestigious James Beard Award for"Best Chef Mid Atlantic" category for 2019 and 2020. We have been proudly named as “Restaurant of the Year” by Richmond Magazine and “Best Richmond Restaurant” by EATER in 2023,2024. Esquire named Lehja “100 restaurants America can’t afford to lose during pandemic.”
Sunny always strives the freshest ingredients and seasonal menu. Our Wine List has been awarded "Best of Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator. Sunny Baweja has been invited to Food Festivals across the country . Sunny has won many competitions around like Broad Appetit, Burger Blast, American Heart Association’s Heart ball 2018 “Chefs Challenge”to name a few. Sunny was also the Headliner Chef at 2018 “ Taste of Richmond”. Washingtonian magazine has also featured Lehja as one of the must visit Richmond Spots.

Top review
Elle
Dined on Jul 2, 2024
I met friend for lunch, the food as always was amazing, I had the crab and scallop meljo with rice, spice level #3 (spicy) anything higher would set my mouth on fire. Lehja is top notch when it comes to service, very polite, quick and on top of every detail, I can't wait to go back. My friend had Chicken Tikka Masala which she thoroughly enjoyed!
A photo of Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond restaurant
4.4
4.4 (6642)
$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
Deidra
Dined 3 days ago
Amazing service and great food! We have Iesha as a server, and she was wonderful!
A photo of BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Richmond restaurant
3.3
3.3 (74)
$30 and under
American
Henrico
About the restaurant
Time counts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse. Since our humble beginnings back in 1978, we've continued to refine our brewhouse experience to make BJ's a place where you can make the most of any meal. We want BJ's to be a place where the moment you leave is the moment you plan on coming back. We pride ourselves in our craft and attention to detail. Our guests come here for our award-winning handcrafted beer. They come here for the Southern California twist we've put on the Chicago-style deep dish pizza. And they come here for our Pizookies®, our world-renowned dessert. But above all we know people come here to make their good times better. So in many ways we haven't just crafted a brand, but a mindset. And our guests are the reason for this. And it's because of them we're continually striving to make sure every moment they choose to spend with us counts. Welcome to BJ's, a restaurant with a Brewhouse soul.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 1, 2024
Adam was our server and he was amazing. My family and I have never been here and he mad the experience very good.
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