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.
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~
First time visiting Saison. Everything was delicious! Will be back soon.
Fantastic! I recommend the hanger steak. A little noisy though. I’m going back.
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.
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
The best mussels ever, with sausage and chili. Amazing.
Amazing food but cold and uninviting wait staff. Thankfully the food is so good you seem to forget about the staff.
Love this place! Great food, great service and great ambiance. Oh and forgot to mention-great cocktails.
Excellent restaurant - very imaginative menu, greatly prepared food, nice size portions, fantastic desserts - good cocktails - a bit noisy
One of the best meals we've had! Ever! Great flavors with some creative twists, and everything was cooked perfectly!
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.
Probably one of my favorite Richmond restaurants. Best wings in town; have yet to have a bad experience.
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.
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.
The food was delicious and well priced and the presentation was beautiful.
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!
The food was awesome!!! Highly recommend coming here for a date night.
Delicious food! Lamb tartare (appetizer) was excellent. Unobtrusive and knowledgeable service. Would return the next time I am in Richmond.
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.
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.
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.
Nice atmosphere. The cocktails are really good.
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.
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.
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
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.
Whoa nelly that’s personal
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
wonderful..great vibe..delicious food and our waiter was a delight..
Appetizers were all superb. Mains excellent as well. Great cocktails. And just a terrific waitstaff
The food was wonderful and the server was great!
Very intimate space- staff was friendly- food was tasty and the cocktails were delicious
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.
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.
Waitress was a little short, but the food was outstanding. Cool little spot.