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Saison

4.6
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for a Date
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Latin American, Southern
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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
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Phone number
(804) 269-3689
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Adam Hall
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Adams St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 417 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Overall, a very good experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Favorite restaurant in all of Richmond, hands down.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

All the men got burgers and pronounced them to be best burger in town. Server helpful and attentive, good beverage choices, and the ladies enjoyed the seafood. Prices fair enough husband didn't complain

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

One of my favorite restaurants in town. The food is always incredible and the drink menu alone is a reason to visit. Friendly, excellent service

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was perfectly thought out and perfectly executed. That’s super rare but the servers were so great, sweet, and helpful on top of it. Well definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Birthday. Awesome. Delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Only issue we had was initially being placed at a table next to door and inch from other table. It was uncomfortable and awkward. That spot should only seat 2 max and never 4. We asked to move and all was fine after that.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was really yummy! It was an interesting menu, and we had fun ordering. I loved the cheese beignets! I could have eaten 3 order of those~

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

First time visiting Saison. Everything was delicious! Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Fantastic! I recommend the hanger steak. A little noisy though. I’m going back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

As usual, we experienced terrific service, delicious beverages program and food, and a great overall vibe. Richmond offers a number of fantastic restaurants and Saison continues to deliver a top-tier experience.

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Tried 3 different wines. All were bad. Other tables were sending back also. Please learn how to store an open bottle of wine. Food was good. Service was good. Space was really tight. Really loud

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The best mussels ever, with sausage and chili. Amazing.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food but cold and uninviting wait staff. Thankfully the food is so good you seem to forget about the staff.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Love this place! Great food, great service and great ambiance. Oh and forgot to mention-great cocktails.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent restaurant - very imaginative menu, greatly prepared food, nice size portions, fantastic desserts - good cocktails - a bit noisy

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

One of the best meals we've had! Ever! Great flavors with some creative twists, and everything was cooked perfectly!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I have a meetup group called " Lets Dine Out RVA"....I loved the food, particularly the Moraccan carrots and the cornbread. The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Probably one of my favorite Richmond restaurants. Best wings in town; have yet to have a bad experience.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The appetizers (escabeche, lamb tartare, corn bread) and main dishes (duck breast + rock fish) were all done pretty well overall. However, the chef seems to have taken too much of a big liking to SOURness and pickled vegetables. the escabeche was way too sour, could taste the fish at all except the burnt or charred flavor on the skin. The mains ought to be served with simpler seasons greens rather than a mass of various veggies that were either overcooked or inappropriate (charred pickled vegetables??). Keeping things simple and true to their original flavors is best when highlighting what is fresh, seasonal and local. The one thing that truly turns us off is the noise. It's not "ENERGETIC" as Yelp puts it, it's too loud for any conversation. Smooth wood floors, smooth wood table tops, smooth wood ceiling. Intolerable. With plates and glasses knocking on tables, people talking over each other to be heard, no meal can be truly enjoyed in such a dining atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This place was LOUD. Even before the room filled up, the music was cranking and made it awkward to talk -- even when sitting at a small table. Once the tables filled with chatty folks, we shouted at each other for an hour. Needs to work on damping the volume with some acoustic tiles or something. The FOOD was quite good, but nothing I'll remember a month from now. Kudos for all the GF and Vegetarian options being clearly listed on menu. Everything was fresh and presented well. The room is intimate without being claustrophobic. I might go back. Maybe.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was delicious and well priced and the presentation was beautiful.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Food and cocktails were great. It is a small seasonal food restaurant with a pleasant staff. We will be back to try out different menus during different seasons!

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was awesome!!! Highly recommend coming here for a date night.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Delicious food! Lamb tartare (appetizer) was excellent. Unobtrusive and knowledgeable service. Would return the next time I am in Richmond.

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4.0Dined on January 14, 2018

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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Nice atmosphere. The cocktails are really good.

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on December 30, 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Whoa nelly that’s personal

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food, fantastic drinks, but service was fine but a bit slow. We were with friends do the delays were taken up with chatter so it wasn't a huge deal. The place is really tightly packed, so of course it gets pretty loud. Overall, great place to go and is highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 21, 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 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.

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5.0Dined 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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