The Richmond

4.8
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1364 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary American
Please contact us directly for larger party reservations (5+)

Message from John & Thu Ha:

"The Richmond" is a small family owned restaurant.

We offer two tasting menus: a 3-course menu for $50.00 and a 5-course menu for $79.00. Both menus come with optional wine pairings.

At "The Richmond" our goal is to put a premium on individual diners rather than volume. Each night we take a limited number of reservations. Our mission is to provide personalized food and service.

Please come and be part of our restaurant family.

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DavidSP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Conclusions from our first visit: Outstanding food from an outstanding chef. We'll give it another try as soon as we can and keep trying the menu!

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LauraP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful local spot! The own came out and poured extra glasses of wine, the waiter advised us to take our time and enjoy, the price was incredibly fair but the food was the best part. We had the rib/scallop first course, I had salmon and my husband had the duck pasta for our main, then we finished with the warm peanut butter chocolate lava cake and semifredo! Every bit was greasy and delicious. Tables are semi private and it so easy to talk and hear others at your table because of the curtains. Can’t wait to go back. Surprised this place is not Michelin rated.

JB
vipJonB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal to celebrate a friend’s big birthday. We were well taken care of before we even stepped through the door, helping me to arrange for a very nice Sparking wine to be chilled and ready to pour.

The meal was excellent, as always. John, Chef/Owner, makes an excellent and to-be-remembered three course meal at half what you would pay downtown (or anywhere else for that matter). The one server is attentive and helpful, while still being cognizant of the flow of conversation and food/wine. It is all well thought out and “choreographed” between the two of them.

The braised short ribs over polenta and topped with a perfectly seared diver scallop tells right away that you are in for a worthy treat. Two of our party had the perfectly cooked NY steak, one had salmon and exclaimed “perfect!”, and our fourth guest had the fettuccine with duck in a port wine reduction sauce and was also wowed by the fresh ingredients and a master’s cooking style. Deserts included homemade individual apple pies, a dense and sinful baked chocolate and peanut lava cake and a rich coconut custard flan.

The Richmond is an extremely fine chef’s vision of the restaurant he wants to own and cook at, as well as the realization of that creative but grounded execution. Go to enjoy the food and wine, and to be impressed that restaurants like this still exist if you look to find them. It isn’t world-changing, nor does it want to be, just wonderful creatively-inspired food cooked and served simply and elegantly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star experience every time. You get the table to yourself the whole evening— no rush from the wait staff or the chef who both come around frequently to check in. High quality food at a reasonable price for SF. One of our favorites!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences in SF. Wonderful service and incredible food. Can’t wait to come again

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CFrost
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A rare gem. Restaurant only turns about 8 tables per night. Reserve three weeks ahead or use opentable for same-day reservations. Very personal service from the chef (John) his team. Wine selection eclectic (ask for what is not on the list). Menu limited but crafted deliciously with love. Do not go if you want to eat and leave in 60 minutes. Go if you want to savor the evening in the seclusion of your own island of culinary and languorous comfort.

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Marc
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This place is great for noise and space. Each table has a curtain, so you have a private table. The chef comes out to talk to you about your food. Our meal was very good. I would go again.

CE
vipChrisE
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an amazing little gem in the Richmond. The food is amazing and the personalized attention from John is really special. It's a tiny restaurant, just 7 people and they go out of their to give each table privacy (we overlapped with the table next to us for just 10 minutes, the rest of the time we had our walled off section to ourselves).

We tried the fried oysters which were on their first night on the menu, can't recommend highly enough.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible dining experience!

BM
vipBobM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in San Francisco. It cannot be beat for value, service and attention to detail for a pre-fixe style restaurant.

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Mabsf
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Richmond restaurant is a hidden GEM: fabulous ambiance, accommodating chef, most wonderful service and food (tasting menu allows for choices...wonderful experience)

RG
vipRayG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful service, sets the mood for a spectacular date night. The Richmond knows how to take care of their guests.

JG
vipJeffG
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again, a wonderful meal and enjoyable evening. Chef John is as delightful as he is gifted...a culinary master!
He is on top of his game with the wine list as well. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at the Richmond was a memorable and unique dining experience. The service was attentive but not invasive, and does not disturb the privacy afforded diners by the venue's design. The food was delicious and reminded me of familiar tastes in totally new arrangements, such as the Shrimp Fritters creamy Salmon with Corn Pudding. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem. We only live 2 blocks away and definitely will go back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I walked by this place for so many years and only now decided to have our anniversary dinner there!
Amazing and welcoming atmosphere, so personal and private- it makes you feel very special! John is an amazing host and chef! His waiter was also extremely welcoming!
Food was amazing! Wine selection is excellent!
Thank you!

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Crazy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner-chef-host is an almost lost tradition alive at The Richmond. It really shows in the warmth of welcome, knowledge of a well chosen wine list and excellent food. I recommend this restaurant to all I know, making it a little difficult to get a reservation.

SF
vipSFFresser
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant for relaxed, private conversation while enjoying delicious, creative cuisine attentively served. We return frequently with discerning friends and family.

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Vija
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, one of the most beautiful restaurants I have ever been to. Been coming here for over 10 years for special occasions, just recently to celebrate our New Year’s decompression. Quiet and intimate with delicious food and amazing wine list. Impeccable service by the chef-owner - organic and heartfelt conversation and amazing experience driven dining.

BK
BrittneyK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food and experience! Chef is extremely attentive and knowledgable. Will definitely be back!

A
vipAnonymous
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great place for a special occasion.

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vipKimmie711
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John is the best host & owner. He can always recommend wine pairing that’s excellent & reasonable. I bought my relatives here and they loved the food & extraordinary service.

LG
vipLadyGray
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Richmond is such an amazing place. They specialize in personalized service with amazing food and cozy nooks. John, the chef and owner, personally greets every guest and walks you through the menu, the wine selection, and the thoughts behind the pairings. We will continue to return every few months or so to try their rotating menu. We are so lucky to have this in our neighborhood!

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vipblaineb
San Francisco
104 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, great food. Quiet - actual conversation can be had!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place for quiet diners. The chef is very nice and always comes to your table to get your order. The pre fixed items are excellent and there are so many flavors in your mouth when you eat any of his dishes.

NZ
vipNZTM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as usual.

K
Kerry
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Richmond for our 40th Anniversary. The service, the food, the taste, the experience, was fantastic. Thank you John (the chef) . This truly a gem.

EP
vipExPanAm
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This little gem is was a recommendation from a food-knowledgeable San Franciscan and we were delighted to learn about it. Three- or five-course menus, with or without wine pairing at very reasonable prices. The service and attention is excellent because they do not turn the tables, and each of those tables is quiet and private. Best of all is really great food prepared with care. Do not miss a chance to enjoy The Richmond.

CW
CynthiaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy coming here to enjoy the food and service.

RD
RogerDodger
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

little place with a big offering. just wonderful. Table yours for the night, not many restaurants around like that.

PD
PegD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderfully intimate, quiet dining experience. The food is lovingly crafted--not dominated by the latest and trendiest moves but by the fine personal sensibility of the chef/proprietor, who is very much present both in the kitchen and in the front of the house.

RA
vipRomeoAlessandro
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and value - can’t wait to go back!

LS
vipLarryS
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem. Very quiet, tables very separate, very creative food, and you are taken care of by the chef.

RR
RoxaneR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely decadent evening!!! Food, ambience and service were over the top!! Chef/Owner John was wonderful!

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viploves2dine
San Francisco
141 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every item from the bread to appetizers (esp the pancetta with Brie) to the duck falling off the bone to the coconut creme brûlée to the coffee dessert to the peanut butter filled chocolate cake were exquisite. We will be back as soon as we can!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Chef John delivers. Brought two couples that had never been and loved it! John always goes out of his way to feel welcomed and accommodate any dietary limitations.

SC
vipStephanieC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our3 course tasting dinner!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot
Highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely pleasant evening facilitated by John - the owner and chef. Pace of the meal was slow and deliberate so we could converse organically without pressure - felt very European in experience that way. And the wine was excellent and reasonable. Very high value restaurant!

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jgreenbam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've had the pleasure of dining at The Richmond several times over the past 10 years. Each time, the food, service and ambience has been excellent! It's a small neighborhood restaurant with an owner/chef who's very involved with the experience of his guests as well as the quality of the food. He has an excellent wine list; I've always been pleasantly surprise with its quality. It's very quiet, many tables surrounded by long velvet curtains. What a 'find' in the Richmond district! I highly recommend it!

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The Richmond is rated 4.8 stars by 1364 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.