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About Saison

Saison was borne from co-owners Jay Bayer & Adam Hall's travels & heritage where we found harmony in the honest & delicious food of the American South, Central America, and the Caribbean. With amazing cocktail, beer, & wine lists, our Historic Jackson Ward space melds modern & global elements in a cozy & casual space . We source locally whenever feasible & are proud of the connections we have made with our producers/suppliers. We hope to see y'all soon!

23 W. Marshall Street
Richmond, VA 23220
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Latin American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:

Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Happy Hour 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Bar service open until 2:00am

Cross Street:
Adams St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 269-3689

Website:
http://www.saisonrva.com/

Executive Chef:
Chef Adam Hall

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch

Saison Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Bar Seating (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (6)
Casual (6)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

We enjoyed the food very much and the ambiance was cool, though that latter quality seemed to occupy more of our server's attention than being clear about what was going on with our food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was delicious! The kitchen was a little slow, but all the food was worth the wait. I would definitely go back. We ordered chicken wings for the table and had to order a second round they were so good. I had duck breast and it was excellent.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I'd been saving our first trip to Saison for my wife's birthday. Positive reviews ( online and from friends) preceeded and we were not disappointed. Service, craft drinks, menu and food were absolutely (having trouble thinking of a superlative)...well, superlative. We are looking forward to our next visit. It was a truly exceptional restaurant experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (México)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice atmosphere. The cocktails are really good.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and service. It took a little time to get the food, but the vibe is relaxed, so we did the same. Good spot for a date.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were a party of 7. Reservations were at 6 and we arrived promtly. They had 1 other table when we arrived. It took forever for our appetisers to arrive and even longer for our food! 2 of us had to send it back to heat up. 2 others wanted to but were feerful they would overcook the duck so they ate it room temp. It was 9pm when we left. Others came and went and were served before us! Unfortunately would not reccomend to others.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great dinner, delicious food, nice service - all around fun night out. Service was a little slow but we had a big party - would not recommend for a party bigger than 6. perfect spot for a date night

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Phenomenal food. We had such a good time and can not recommend this place highly enough. I have raved about it to everyone I’ve seen since we were there.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Whoa nelly that’s personal

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

This was the choice restaurant for an annual Christmas Dinner, and we were all very pleased with the Open Table find. Reservation was easy (and recommended, the place is small), and we were seated at arrival. Menus are small, with a good amount of choices. The cocktails were really good, appetizers great (get the oxtail & mussels!), and our dinners were all generous portions. Service missed a few details, and we all felt we were looked down on when asking questions about items on the cocktail menu that we didn't know. Overall, it is a restaurant that creates delicious food, and has a good wine list and cocktail menu. Should be on your 2018 To Do list for RIC restaurants!

Tags: Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious - great, creative flavors. The cocktails were very good too and the wait staff gave great recommendations on wines and pairings.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great food! Excellent Hanger Steak Meatloaf. Service a bit slow, but satisfactory.

Only feedback, I asked for my left overs to be boxed up. This was request was not fulfilled.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food. There were eight people in our group, but the service didn’t suffer at all. We ordered several small plates and entrees and everyone was pleased with their meal. The craft cocktails are spectacular as well. Very solid meal and experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

There is no better burger in town, the bartenders are fantastic, and it’s a cozy spot for a chilly winter evening. A perfect Friday night.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 14, 2017

wonderful..great vibe..delicious food and our waiter was a delight..

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Appetizers were all superb. Mains excellent as well. Great cocktails. And just a terrific waitstaff

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was wonderful and the server was great!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very intimate space- staff was friendly- food was tasty and the cocktails were delicious

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I recently went here for a birthday dinner. This is a great spot for cocktails! All of our drinks were fantastic. The food was really delicious with options for everyone in the group.
They were not able to accommodate one additional chair to our table for an unexpected arrival, which was totally understandable because it's a small space. But I will say that the waitress was not so polite about it, so that was quite off-putting. I wouldn't say service is the best here, but everything else was great.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dinner was really delicious except for dessert. Dessert was terrible. We tried 2 different items. No one at the table liked the dessert. The sweet potato pie was especially awful...it was deconstructed and not good at all. The pieces of sweet potato were hard as if they hadn't been cooked. If they would work on their dessert choices, this place could become one of my go to places.
Drinks were good. Make sure they give you happy hour prices if you order before 7:00 on a week night. Our waitress seemed a little perturbed that we asked her to correct the prices.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Waitress was a little short, but the food was outstanding. Cool little spot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Oxtail sopes are excellent!!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I can’t even begin to describe our wonderful meal. Upon arriving I had shared with our waitress that I had just had gall bladder surgery and was on a restricted diet. Not only did she research it on her iPad, our waitress and the chef made me the most delicious meal ever. The chef made sure everything we used to create my delicious meal was safe for me to digest. Who goes above and beyond like they did? I can’t tell you how much it meant to be able to dine with our party and know what I was eating would not affect my health issue. I will be returning to this fine establishment and forever will be grateful for making sure our son’s 30 birthday was a smashing success. Touché to the outstanding staff you all have employed. Thank you from the bottom on my heart.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Cozy, Vegan
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Family dinner over Thanksgiving weekend. All meals ordered were delicious. Cocktails, beer and wine choices were very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved everything we ordered! Draft list includes a couple of ciders. Our reservation was for 7 but we got there almost an hour early and they still were able to seat us. I thought this place was fantastic.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Shared a meal with 7 colleagues and really enjoyed the food. Oxtail sopes, corn bread, carrots and beets were perfection as starters, the mushrooms were good but not enough foie gras. As an entree I ate the hanger steak with bruleed goat cheese, cooked too perfection and flavorful!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, cocktails, and service! One of our very favorite restaurants.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

It was one of the best meals I have ever had in any Richmond restaurant

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We went to Saison for a friend's birthday and it was easy, effortless and so delicious! I would go back in a heartbeat and order that hoppy g & t and scrumptious duck all over again start to finish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Very friendly and attentive staff. Went during restaurant week on a weekend and the service was above par!!! Great ambiance. Delicious food and creative cocktails!!! Can’t wait to try their brunch!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have tried a different restaurant every week for the last year a half and saison is easily top 3 and might be my favorite. Such an amazing meal that was incredibly well crafted

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great meal. Service was a bit slow (the kitchen, not the waitstaff) but other than that we had a fantastic meal. Recommend

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Was looking forward to eating here and took a friend for her birthday celebration. Our appetizer was very tasty and the ambience was great. But after 1.5 hours went by and no meal served, we told the server we were leaving. The server hadn't even expressed concern about our food not being served or checked in on us at all prior to that. We even had to ask for bread to tide us over as we waited. Overall, it was very disappointing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

DInner was delicious, however as the evening progressed, the noise level became significantly higher, making discussion beyond the person next to you difficult.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2017

As a pescatarian , who does not eat shellfish either, I always find the menu extremely limiting. I have been to Saison a number of times, but the latest menu as of Oct. 2017 sadly will not have us returning anytime soon.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Our first time here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. All 6 of us enjoyed our meals ( 4 different entrees)! Appetizers and drinks ( very creative) were fantastic! We look forward to returning to Saison.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The service was good. However food very salty. I would not return. The food was much better last time I visited

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Excellent, creative food in a stylish environment. Fabulous cocktails. Not cheap, but not overpriced for the quality. Service was a little slow (40 minutes from being seated to getting our first course), but we'll be back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food.
Tiny.
Loud.
Poorly trained FOH staff.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our meal was outstanding. We shared two large plates and two small plates. My favorite was the rice bowl. Really interesting menu. My only negative was that our service was not that great. I understand that wait staff can get super busy/in the weeds but no diner should have to flag down their server to request something. They should be casually scanning their tables any time they are in the vicinity. Basic waiting tables 101. She also had attitude going that was not enjoyed by these customers. I can go to Mamma Zu's for that! Nevertheless, we will absolutely go back because the food is the star!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Organic
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