Saison

4.7
702 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 702 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.6
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food and cocktails were very good, but the service was slow and inattentive. A solid meal, but you can do better in Richmond at this price point.

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vipJavier
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small plates are delici

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Only critique was that the tortillas for the fish tacos were subpar, but I’m from Texas, with very high standards for such things. Other than that everything was on point.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was wonderful!

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RickP
Italy
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. I visit any time I'm in Richmond.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

23rd wedding anniversary

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sarah
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Probably the best service I have ever received-- I was blown away by their hospitality.

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vipChloeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the ambiance was perfect.

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Siss
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The small plates and entrees were amazing. Dessert not so much. I recommend sticking to the dinner and do not ruin the flavor with the dessert.

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lvtoeat
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I can do without the loud music. Otherwise the Halibut was excellent

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KatieK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out to eat in about a year, thanks to the pandemic. We couldn't have asked for a better reintroduction to dining out- Saison was impeccably clean, the servers were so friendly and warm, and it was hard to decide what to choose to eat because everything sounded so good! We ended up going a little overboard and ordering a ton of food, and each dish was so delicious. The highlight of my night was the beef tartare with fried pickles- I am a big fan of beef tartare and order it whenever I see it on a menu, and I'm not even exaggerating when I say this one was the best one I have ever had and the one I will judge all future beef tartare against. My husband's favorite dish of the night was the roast chicken with panisse- perfectly cooked, crispy skin, and a well balanced dish through and through. Thank you guys for such a lovely night, we will be sure to return when we are in Richmond again.

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DeniseR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Spectacular, Delicious food - our party chose a variety of menu items - ALL were Wonderful. Great drink selection.
Opted to eat outdoors due to beautiful weather and COVID times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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kels
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor dining experience. All safety protocols were observed. And the food and drinks were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We have had several meals at Saison and they have always been fantastic, great food and service. This visit was disappointing as the server was completely uninterested in our dining experience. She was either overwhelmed or just not good at her job. She would randomly disappear for large chunks of time. We had also placed a to go order which we never received after waiting around 30 minutes after we were finished with our meal. She blamed the kitchen. Our food was as amazing as ever so we will most likely try again. I hope this review leads the management to tighten up the service experience.

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Polsciprof
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always the best cocktails in town and nice to have outdoor seating.

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vipKevinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great dining experience!! Small neighborhood feel with creative and innovative dishes.

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vipPatriciaD
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unfortunately, the dining room is closing for an undetermined time. I love the food, cocktails, ambience, etc. and will miss this gem until management feels safe to reopen.

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SarahH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, friendly staff, intimate environment, great experience!

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RonnieB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

For a slow night, the entrees took a very long time to arrive at our table. In addition, both Petit Filet's were served cold.

Speaking of cold, it was uncomfortably cool in the restaurant.

Based on previous visits, this was not a good experience.

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Justinh
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

100 best restaurant in Richmond. Quiet, nice lighting, great staff, great food, great drinks. Always bring my guest who are visiting here.

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vipDavidG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always

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yumyum
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Small portions for a very high price. Food was fine but not good enough to ever return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Just had cocktails and an appetizer. Chicken wings were cooked perfectly. Nice and crispy. We tried 3 different cocktails. All were excellent. Like the coziness of the decor and look forward to another visit.

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CatieB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I booked for the main restaurant but when I got there was sat in the back corner of the market where staff kept going in and out of a storage closet a few feet from my table. They were out of fried chicken(one reason we came on Sunday) , the food took a very long time, they ask you wear a mask every time a server is at your table which results in up and down constantly. Staff has never been warm and friendly on any visit . This may be my last . Lots of other great places in Richmond that are much more enjoyable .

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saison is one of my favorite spots in town. Great food, amazing service and a stunning ambience. Both the server and bartender treated us like queens. Love this place!

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vipcandace
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely awesome food with unique flavorings. Waitress was fabulous I will go back there in a heartbeat.

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vipfeedmyface
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a very cozy environment. The chicken was one of the best dishes that I have had all year.

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Trixie
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The seafood run down, seafood in a coconut broth, was delicious, as was the red sparking wine and both desserts. We ate outside and the street is noisy and not particularly interesting, which is not the restaurant's fault. Definitely put this at the top of our list.

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vipjjryan
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to love this place! People talk a lot about the cocktails which are fantastic but I find the food equally fantastic. Very surprised they don’t get more pressed for their food.

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Zarfyzarf
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for recommendations for anything! The servers and bartenders have great advice!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The menu is limited. The salad desert and drinks were good, but the Sunday fried chicken special was overwhelmingly salty. Hopefully, that was inadvertent. We will not be back.

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Adrian
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Arrived early but had no problems with bringing my reservation forward. Excellent service, tried the

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vipRicpoga
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t dined here in quite a while, and the food/drinks are better than ever. The homemade ingredients mix up a for a great cocktail, and the food was excellent. Smart and friendly staff are practicing safe procedures, much appreciated.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Friendly staff, great food, dog friendly patio!

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KatyJ
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great! It’s nice to go out to dinner again. My dates chicken entree was taster than my seafood entree(might have been better with the bread but I can’t do gluten) Both were delicious but if I had order again I would order the chicken. The Cocktails were outstanding.

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vipSuzanneH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding especially the Peruvian chicken, wedge salad and dessert. Staff was very friendly, attentive and helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food, drinks and service. Eclectic menu with accessible favorites. The cocktail menu and bartender reflect deep skill and the French fries...damn. I have never eaten a French fry and thought “Now that’s a good fry!” Until here.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Beet salad was insane and drinks were also very good / very interesting.

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DanielleM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took great precautions for social distancing. Great experience.

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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 4.7 stars by 702 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.

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