- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great atmosphere. Detailed. Thoughtful menu. Delicious.
Awesome meal and drinks. Great service.
Great time, we will be back!
Wonderful service and excellent food!
Awesome as always
Our reservation was for outside seating. It was an OK spot but there were emergency vehicles that were distracting from the ambiance. On the other hand, our food and wait service was wonderful! We ordered steak carpaccio and crispy skin salmon. Both dishes were delicious and well seasoned. Wine was great as well. We will try again and sit inside!
Love love love this place!! Jillian was an amazing host/server, and made my friends birthday very special. Thank
Was not a fan of the food. A lot of conflicting flavors that I didn’t think went well together.
Everything was amazing. I visited Saison to celebrate my birthday, and the service here is impeccable.
My only note is: be careful if you have allergies. I’m allergic to nuts and usually I’m very careful, but the dish I ordered contained walnuts while it didn’t indicate so on the menu.
The waiter was very kind about remaking the dish without nuts, and it tasted amazing.
Sensational food and drink. Great setting. Service was fabulous.
Excellent, one of the best meals I’ve had in richmond in a long time. Really excellent wine recommendations to pair well with the meal. The service was great. The Food was fantastic. I really loved the seamless experience. Not particular fancy of an environment, glad we dressed fairly casually but great atmosphere. 10/10. Well done. Shrimp toast was delicious starter. For beer I got a BARRIER BREWING, MÄRS ZEN - amazing. For the table we got a bottle of Domaine de Villargeau, “Coteaux du Giennois” 2019. Beautiful wine.
Do not go here unless you are prepared to squeeze into tiny tables and have other tables basically sitting in your lap! I made a reservation to go here for our anniversary. My gf had never been here before so we thought we might try it. I figured when stating that the reservation was for our anniversary we would have a nice quiet table. Instead what we got was the smallest table I’ve ever seen shoved into a corner. To access this table my gf had to ask two other diners at the table next to us to allow her acces to the table and I myself did not have enough room to sit comfortably in my chair without hitting the person behind me. I realize I’m not the smallest guy in the world but it’s not like I have to but two seats on a plane either. Being this crammed into a corner to the point where the waiter even had difficulty handing us our drinks and silverware because there was no room in between tables made me extremely uncomfortable. I wanted to be cozy with my girlfriend on our anniversary not cozying up to other diners tables to the point where I was basically in their conversations. I was so embarrassed that I took her here it wasn’t even funny. We made another reservation elsewhere shortly after arriving. With the prices this place charges for beef they sure know how to make you feel like cattle.
Wine by the glass- we had a French red and a Spanish red, both excellent and good price. Two small plates were very good: celery and grape, squash salad. Actually, they were delicious. Perfect burger and fries.
Highly recommended. Loud! Small! But worth it.
Our first visit to Saison was good overall. My partner said the foie gras was the best he has ever had, and he has had it in many cities. He said the combination of flavors was phenomenal.
He even liked my beet salad Although he says he does not like beets.
My only qualm was the $28 Price tag on my chicken dinner. Although delicious, it had 4 teeny tiny pieces of cut up chicken. Not even a whole chicken breast. Have had chicken wings larger than the leg on the plate. Maybe from a baby Cornish hen? No exaggeration. Charging $28, certainly takes away from one’s enjoyment of the food. Not Sure we’ll go back.
Brought friends from out of town. Such an excellent experience. Fall menu is incredible. Cocktails were well-made. Will be back many times over
Always a surprise and delight with their menu!! Great drink recommendations and the food was spot on. This is one of my favorite places in richmond to dine.
We came in a party of 8, including three children under 5. Our server was nonplussed to see the kids; she was kind the chef made them gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches on the softest toasts! Even the adults couldn’t help but took a few bites of the grilled cheese! All of us felt so welcome & we were so happy with our delicious meals. We left Saison very satisfied & happy we decided to dine there on our family vacation.
The food and ambiance was perfect. We were extremely impressed by the attentive service as well as the quality of food coming out of the kitchen. The food was creative, well portioned, and delicious. Saison is a hidden gem among Richmond’s growing food scene, I’d highly suggest it to anyone looking for inspired food at reasonable prices. A special thanks to Marc Dumas who took the time to come out of the kitchen to talk about the dishes; his knowledge and apparent skill was only overshadowed by the love and passion he showed for the food he helped create. Marc and the entire Saison staff made a gloomy Thursday evening feel special and warm, we’ll absolutely be back.
I actually didn’t mind the noise level. We ordered the larger cheese plate and while it was delicious, it was a bit skimpy for the price. We order cheese plates every time it’s on offer so we have reasonable expectations.
The new menu is small but all the plates are just spectacular.
My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal with great cocktails (Gladness in the Kingdom featuring Mezcal and Pineapple Grenade) shared a small plate (foie gras), shared an entree (Salmon with corn and wild mushroom) and shared a dessert (olive oil cake). Excellent! Always a treat to go to Saison. Never been disappointed.
The cocktail service is awesome food leaves much to be desired small portions Wayover priced.
This was the GREATEST meal I have ever had. The purée shiso tofu with toile was visually stunning and delicious. I would travel the 4 hours to Richmond just to eat there again!
Delicious food, generous portions. Love sitting outside. Great cocktail and beer options. Affordable!!
food was lit.
Very very Loud. Servers weren’t totally on top of things but the food was good
Fantastic meal! I'm so glad I popped in for a late dinner. Definitely recommend sitting at the bar. The bartenders were engaging, knowledgable, and had great recommendations.
Absolutely incredible food! We were blown away, cannot recommend highly enough!
Awesome food with subtle flavors. Highly recommended.
I dined with my two teenage kids. We had an amazing meal. The flavor combinations were fantastic. The drink menu was creative. The overall vibe was chill.. I wish I lived locally; I would be a regular.
Can’t say enough about this place. It’s one of the restaurants that my wife and I frequented that maintained it’s cuisine integrity through COVID. Bravo! Compliments to owners, chef, servers and kitchen folk. Cocktails rival D.C.’s best mixologists. Somebody knows their beer. Features included Founders CBS - 2018 stock - rated 100 by Beer Advocate. Entrees? This time we shared the pork schnitzel with dill. Great! All small plates have been consumed and all are great. This time the foie gras - a special - outstanding!!! If open table allowed a six star rating I would gladly grant it. BTW each server is pleasant, knowledgeable and accommodating. What else could you ask for?
Fantastic to see Virginia produce and Virginia wines beautifully presented on the same menu!
We frequent Saison and as usual, the drinks, small plates (try the steak tar tare) and entrees were great (chicken dish especially). Just can’t beat the beer, cocktail and small plate offerings. Service was and has always been top notch. Saddened to see recently all servers’ faces covered up again. We worry about the CO2 intake for prolonged use of coverings and frankly, we feel bad to be privileged to have free choice about such things while others may not.
Exceptional food and service, great neighborhood artsie buzz, interesting co-diners, short menu but everything we tried worked beautifully including fresh halibut filet and an other worldly fresh tomato salad. We shall return sooner than later to sample the rest. Adding a few select California wines wouldn’t hurt?
Food and cocktails are amazing. Kevin provided terrific service at the bar. Highly recommend.
My boyfriend and I came here for my birthday dinner and everything about it was incredibly amazing! When we walked in, the host invited us to the bar while we waited for our table and gave me a complimentary glass of champagne to wish me a happy birthday! The food was beyond incredible and the drinks were fabulous as well. I loved the ambiance, cozy space and energetic vibe. Perfect for a birthday! I will absolutely come here again & recommend to my friends and family when celebrations are in order!
One of the best meals of recent memory - great wine list, wonderful appetizers!
It must have been an off night. Known for their creative cocktails, the two I chose were just okay. The wonderful bartender, who is meticulous with his creations, was not working that evening which could explain why the drinks were just ordinary. The filet was delicious but the chicken portion was smaller than usual which was a disappointment because it has become my favorite dish. Without a doubt, Saison is still my favorite restaurant and I will be back to enjoy all their fabulous food and drink.
Wonderful service - Thank you Martika- excellent cocktail (Gladness in the Kingdom) and beer (CBS) - AND tasty entrees roasted chicken and monkfish. Really appreciate excellent beer options. CBS ranks 100 by beer advocate. Offerings beyond soda flavored IPAs are appreciated. Also appreciate fine cuisine post covid ridiculous restrictions. Glad this small business survived the crazy shutdown. Thank you!
You can order delivery directly from Saison using the Order Online button. Saison also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 269-3689.
Saison is rated 4.6 stars by 763 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.