Best meal in Richmond. Hands down. The food, the people, the drinks, everything is just 100% delightful.
I honestly hate that it’s in Richmond since I want to eat only there I am going to go seriously broke.
Server ignored me for my entire visit. Literally went to every other table for 20 minutes (there were three other tables that had people) before they decided to ask if I wanted anything. Quite possibly the worst service I have ever received. I decided to leave at that point. Went somewhere else for dinner.
We went here with a group of 7 for a graduation celebration and were not disappointed. The unique cocktails were fun to try and the food was excellent. Best pork chop I have ever eaten and my son said the same about his burger.
The food and service was very good. The main dishes were slow coming out of the kitchen. But the wait staff was attentive asking if we need anything while we waited. With construction in the area finding a parking place took a little time.
Definitely go for Sunday fried chicken. Great food and staff
I sincerely believe this is one of the most talented chefs in RVA. Been twice on the same menu and have both times been blown away.
We had three small plates and each was better than the last! Attentive service. Amazing meal
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. He really enjoyed it because he likes out of the ordinary food and is quite a daredevil when it comes to trying new things. We didn’t get any birthday perks though, which was a little disappointing, since we dropped so much on a dinner for 2.
We had a great meal!! Thank you!
Saison never fails to disappoint. The food and drinks are always spot on, and this evening was no exception. We had the cauliflower appetizer, which exploded with flavor and contrast, and the hanger steak, which was cooked to medium rare perfection and deliciously tender. The service was wonderful, as usual - attentive but not pretentious. One of the best things about Saison is the bar program. Creative beer list, wine list curated to the food, and the best cocktails in town! Thanks, Saison, for a great evening out!
We love Saison, it is one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond. The food is always excellent, the beer selection is superb, the cocktails are great, and the atmosphere makes for a really good time.
We enjoyed the restaurant. The food and service were great. Room for improvement: it was a bit stuffy and had an odd smell; the noise level was very high, even when not full.
Excellent service and food. Very knowledgeable and accommodating for food allergies as well.
Interesting palette of dishes. Took a bit long for the food the come but other than that love everything abt Saison.
Incredible food - you get what you pay for ($$$) so no disappointment there. Portions were actually larger that we expected. Drinks were just as unique as the rest of the menu. Great date night spot, although it did get loud as it filled up.
We really enjoyed our meals. They were quite innovative and the combination of ingredients and flavoring was great. We only wish they had more fish options for the main course or specials with fish.
A killer cocktail program, an inventive, well-executed menu, and great service. Every time.
The pork chop! Damn!
This place is a class act. The restaurant had neighborhood community ambience and served delicious, inventive dishes. Server was thoughtful, polite, and efficient without being obsequious. They operate a chill "market" around the corner, where you can have a drink and conversation.
The best food and drinks in town! Love your restaurant! My favorite!
The food was great. We had the two small plates - the chickpeas and the red lentil hummus. The chickpeas were a wonderful texture adventure and delicious with sliced beets, microgreens and lots of yum. The red lentil hummus was perfect and a gracious serving. Same with chickpeas. I ordered the Hangar steak and my friend had the Rockfish. Needless to say we were stuffed. The service was WONDERFUL.
Ambiance is comfortable, bright, casual. Food is always very, very good ... cured arctic char, Saison burger, Hanger steak ..... all terrific. Cocktails are innovative. Wine list is small but varietally broad and nicely curated. Mostly reasonably priced. Service usually good but this time around, although friendly, was abysmal! (Monday night, empty upon 7PM arrival, promised a corner table while having a cocktail at the bar, table gone by 7:30 seating while other tables were open. Small plate arrived quickly with the wine .... then a hour wait for the burger and steak! Something about how they were overwhelmed by the arrival of 10 walk-in diners! Inexcusable.) A very nice evening out at a good restaurant ruined by sloppiness, lack of attention and disorganization. Not ready for a repeat visit for a while. Recommend with some caution.
This place is a gem. Unexpected twists, bright and tasty flavors, magic cocktails, and even vegetable dishes were divine. We had a lovely evening, with pretty lighting, a bustling feel, warm unobtrusive service, and every single bite was something really, really good.
My gin and tonic was A-mazing. We all enjoyed every part of the meal. The Rundown is always yummy.
Saison is my favorite restaurant and it didn’t disappoint. Food was delicious, service was great, excellent wine!
Food was outstanding! The wine list was impressive. My Husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary date there.
Whatever you do, you must eat the cornbread.
This was our first dining experience at Saison. We had early reservations so noise was not a problem. My companion was interested in the duck entree but we were informed that it was not available. That was surprising since it was early in the evening. We both ordered the Bronzini entree. The fish was delicious as was the accompanying sautéed kale. The calamari and squid could have been left off and wouldn’t have been missed. The dinner was pleasant and we will,probably return. Larger water glasses would also be appreciated. Service was very good.
Good & interesting cocktails. Fried chicken was over cooked (charred), burger was wet with dressing. I’d recommend going for cocktails only.
We picked Saison because of the previous reviews and how we wanted to try something new.
Walking in the first thing I noticed was how small and cozy the restaurant was. I also noticed that because of that, the noise level was quite high. But, as the night progressed, we were used to the noise.
The service was very good. We felt well attended too throughout the night, but never felt like it was too intrusive at all.
The highlight was probably the food. I enjoyed the food thoroughly and thought it was very good. We had the cornbread and oxtail sope as our appetizers and found both to be really good. Probably one of the best cornbreads I’ve ever had... For entrees, we tried the burger and the duck. Both were quite delicious. I don’t think you can go wrong on the food there. One of the things I like is how simple the menu is, just one side of one page. Even still you may have a hard time deciding.
I do want to say the prices are kind of on the pricier end bordering fine dining. With appetizers around $10-15 and entrees $15-60. With drinks, expect to pay around $40-50 a person.
Also, I would recommend making reservations. It can get busy on the weekends!
Traveling through Richmond, made reservation for 5:30pm. About 5:00pm, it became clear to us that due to traffic it would be 5:45-6:00pm before we could arrive. We call the restaurant to explain this, did not appear to be a problem. When we got to the restaurant at 5:50pm, the person seating us asked us to sit at the bar because there was an issue with them blocking out the table and not having time for us to enjoy our dinner.
If this was an issue, I wish they would have told us this when I called to let them know we could not make it for 5:30pm. Now I paid to park, and lost 20 minutes getting off of I95 on my travels through Richmond.
This won’t be an issue in the future as that was my last visit to this restaurant.
Sat at the bar and had a delightful time. My small plate made a wonderful pre-theatre meal.
Excellent food. Somewhat of miscommunication with server about order of food and waiting for take home dessert ... overall an interesting menu.
This place has been on my list of places to go for some time and we finally were able to visit on a Friday evening. We shared an appetizer of chicken livers mouse - which I could have eaten again and again. My hubby had a hamburger and I had the Mediterranean Sea Bass, which was superb, and it sat on a bed of squid, fingerling potatoes and other fabulous flavours. We will be back!
LOVED IT!! Had business dinner and client loved it as well. Loved so much taking the wife back this weekend. I made reservations for 2 on Saturday night (the 26th) at 7pm. PLEASE confirm this reservation is still good...very much looking forward to it.
This place had a great casual/friendly vibe, and interesting and tasty cocktails and food. It's definitely on my list for next time I'm in town for work.
Amazing food as always, never disappoints!!
Server was knowledgeable and engaging offering suggestions based upon our orders and likes
Awesome cocktails and shared a few small plates. I highly recommend the lamb tartare. Had a fabulous special of oil poached escolar. We will be returning soon.