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Sat, 2/24
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Shadwells Restaurant

567 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Casual
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasion
We are located on 250 East on Pantops Mtn at Peter Jefferson Place, adjacent to the new Martha Jefferson Hospital.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(434) 202-2568
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tommy Lasley
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Cross street
1791 Richmond Road
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Shadwells Restaurant offers the finest in local dining for private breakfast, lunch and dinners. Rehearsal dinners, family reunions, business, holiday, class reunions and after hours parties for 80 guests or more. Three private rooms available: seats 40, 20 & 18. TV's in rooms. No room rental fee.

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What 567 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant was empty, yet we were seated next to the only other occupied table by the kitchen. I ordered the rockfish which was undercooked over runny rissoto which was supposed to have crab meat, but the taste was onions and carrots. The rolls were good. The fish and chips which my husband ate were fine. Although it was a bright sunny day, the room we were in was very dark and oppressive. Live in the city, but probably won't go back.

Steve (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Enjoyable evening. Calamari, Wedge Salad, Rolls & Crab Cakes were excellent. 7 oz. filet was tasty but looked to be 4 oz - and somewhat tough. Noah the waiter was friendly and responsive. If you go then definitely ask for him.

ThomasH (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Food was outstanding, portion size was more than adequate. The service was excellent even though they were extremely busy. This was our first visit and we will definitely go back. The fish and chips were the best we've had in the area and the rockfish was perfectly prepared on a bed of crab grits. Overall a great experience and we will return.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were ale to squeeze a reservation in for Valentine's Day and our waitress was very nice. Of course like all things, their computer broke down late in the evening and they had to come manually confirm the order, but they were very good about the follow up.

We've been there numerous time and enjoy going back. They need to put the Thomas Jefferson biscuits back n the menu!

smimicj (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our table wasn’t ready at our reserved time. I don’t know if those who were waiting but seated before us also had reservations. There was a backup because it was Valentines Day. The server thought to bring us bread because the food was delayed. His service was excellent throughout. Overall, I wouldn’t be bothered but my steak was overdone.

gregwnc2 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Went here for Valentine's dinner. I got the ribeye and my wife got the filet and crabcake. We both got asparagus and fingerling potatoes. My steak had a good taste, but beef was a bit tough, which is odd for a ribeye. My wife loved her crabcake but left most of it, too tough. Veggies uneventful. Oh, I also got the French onion soup, which was tasty! No bread on the table but I noticed that others had some. Maybe an oversight?

LoganP (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The restaurant is nice and the service was average. Our steaks were cooked opposite and asparagus & potatoes didn't quite seem like they were cooked enough but still okay. Good beer selection on tap though! Nice bar scene. Overall, maybe a 3/5 experience. Probably wouldn't go out of my way to go there again.

Mary (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Best crab cakes in Ch’ville! Their TJ’s biscuits are excellent also, however, they were out of them the last time we dined there.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We have dined at Shadwells many times and it's become our favorite restaurant
For that reason we made reservations for Valentine's.
We were seated fairly promptly but got a waiter we had not seen before and the service was absolutely terrible. Fresh rolls are usually delivered immediately upon taking the drink order but we had to ask for them 3 times. They finally arrived after we had started in the entree.
The she crab soup was delicious as usual.
I had asked for coffee and water to be delivered with the entree. Another waiter delivered the entrees and asked if there was anything we needed and I said water and coffee. I did not see either waiter for about 10 minutes. I had almost eaten my entire entree with nothing to drink before our waiter showed up and he asked how everything was . We told him we had never gotten bread and I had never received anything to drink.
A few minutes later he arrived with the rolls, water and coffee but no cream. I requested cream and he said there was none. I wondered I he really could be telling the truth as it was only 6 o'clock in the evening. He said he would go look again as I said coffee without cream was not acceptable. A few minutes later he returned with half and half in a little plastic container (The same container our butter was in with the rolls) all other tables had coffee creamer in silver creamers ! (At that point I did not have any patience to tell him that half and half IS coffee creamer. I just let it go.
As to the food, my husband ordered short ribs. He said they were nearly all fat. He had just had this during Restaurnat week and loved them!
I got fillet and lobster and the fillet was delicious but I thought the lobster was a bit tough.
The waiter ruined a lovely celebration for us. We will give Shadwells another chance but I hope they have given this waiter his walking papers.

PattiK (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

So disappointed we had reservation still waited 30 minutes and then were asked if we minded sitting in the bar. Waiter was terrible - annoyed with his job for sure. Very disappointed

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Took my wife there for Valentine's Day. We had dined at Shadwells before and always enjoyed the meals. The selection is great and the service is always good.

AlbertM (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We are two senior retired professionals who have dined at shadwell s many times in the past. valentine day is always a special occasion for us .we had made reservations nearly two weeks in advance. We arrived 15 min earlyTravis the manager warmly greeted us .I immediately noticed at least two booths vacant in the back first aisle i asked the hostess to have a booth , for two reason , intimacy and more important comfort since I’ve had a hip operation . Two couples app 5 min and 10 min later arrived for the same time 5 pm
we were all asked if we could wait until 5 pm . When the time came the hostess brought us to a table when again I asked about the booth she just walked away .the party that was the latest arriving got the booth on the left .several min utes later a another couple were seated in the right booth app 505 pm .my lady didn’t want to make a big deal or did I . Ihad to use the rest room. When I came back two other couples were seated next and behind us it was now approaching 515 pm we sat there for at least another 5 min or so during all this time not one waiter approached us we left at app 522pm to say we were humiliated but more important embarassed

Mr Mcnally 5403250568

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The seasonal Rockfish with the blue crab grits were terrific. Kudos to the chef! Highly recommend. We will be coming back with friends.

Adiningfan (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a great dinner with friends. Food & service were top notch. Fortunately we were seated in a side room where it was more quiet. The main dining room always seems noisy. Will return !!

OpenTable Diner (Caribbean)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

I had requested a very special table because this was a birthday celebration. I did not feel like we were given that consideration. We were placed in the very middle of the floor, next to the entrance. Clearly, there were better tables (empty).
The food was OK - not great - and service was nothing spectacular.
Overall, just OK for the price.