The Richmond

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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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JD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The first time we visited this Restaurant and I will return. The owner allowed me to set an hour before our reservation. We chose the three course fixed menu and it was wonderful. The Chef provided a free glass of port and then escorted us out. I felt that we were treated like family.

PT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great. The atmosphere was relaxed. And it was an incredible value.

SF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Arrived during a power outage in their neighborhood but had a wonderful dinner by candle and lantern light. They rose to a challenging situation and, as always, presented a wonderful dinner with attentive service, creative cuisine and responsiveness to special requests. A real gem in the Inner Richmond neighborhood.

BM
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful neighborhood gem. Felt like I was eating at a friend's home.

RG
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We recommend this place unequivocally!! Treat yourself to The Richmond for their 3 or 5 course meals!

t
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly exceptional- the service cannot be described except to say it is utterly personal and charming. The wine list rocks - and is very reasonable- and the value for money for the five course set menu is impressive. But the high point is that everything is delicious from the amuse (almost as substantial as a ‘paid’ course on some set menus) to the deserts. Sweet breads in particular stood out. Hugely recommend.

D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our pleasure to return The Richmond, both for the food and the experience. While we have loved it for years, its popularity has required a little planning to get a reservation. We felt as though we were on a lucky streak to stumble into an early reservation.

White tablecloths, an attentive owner-chef and a well trained waiter enhance the experience. The excellent food has enough new additions to keep it interesting. The wine list is well chosen and very reasonably priced.

For someone who dines out at least once weekly, I have not enjoyed a meal that much in a long while.

VS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a wonderful evening of great food and wine pairing in an unhurried cozy environment. Every dish was better than the last!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Great restaurant for a special occasion. Very romantic, no pressure from staff, detailed tasting menu with optional wine pairing. Definitely a must try! Would love to return in the future!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday here and it was SO special. They invite you to stay as long as you’d like because “they don’t turn tables.” The chef/ owner comes out to explain the menu, take your order, and makes sure everything is going well throughout the meal. He is so personable and hilarious. The food is comforting and executed to perfection. I will definitely be going back.

J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John and his serving crew (and chef) continue to serve excellent food, with great service, and outstanding wines paired with each course. Last week was our fourth time there and it just gets better. The exceptionally quiet and intimate space of only seven tables, curtained off from each other, is even better than dining at home, allows for great conversations with a delicious meal. Eclectic but not intrusive music in the background is just right. Love, love, love this place!

MB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food in friendly atmosphere with zero stress

B
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to the Richmond a few times, always delish and consistent. Would highly recommend this restaurant

JB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area and a neighborhood treasure. John’s cooking is always as good as it gets, and his enjoyable suggestions re food and wine pairings are first rate. As many reviews have said, dining at the Richmond feels like a personal chef is planning with you and cooking a wonderful meal.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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g
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, amazing. John and his staff are so very thoughtful. The service is impeccable.

CB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal. Everything we had was amazing. Service was beyond good, friendly, attentive. It's our new favorite restaurant in SF and will be recommending it to anyone and everyone.

IS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Richmond is one of the best hidden-gem restaurants of San Francisco and the Bay Area. We LOVE this restaurant!

PC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love the Richmond and John, the chef and proprietor. It is personalized service, at your leisure, never rushed, always feel welcome. He books few tables so that he can personally have a conversation with each. A neighborhood gem.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining experience in the city! They really care about the food and dining experience.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want a great meal, cooked by a professional, who takes the time to come and meet his guests,
and you really appreciate being able to talk to the friends you are dining with, (without having to shout), and good service and a great wine selection, then make a reservation.

AK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around amazing!

MS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous experience from the moment one is greeted at the door. I have no idea of how John can pull off the roles of chef, sommelier, chatter in chief for 24 diners in an evening. The notion of limiting the use of a given table for the entire evening and staggering arrivals is unique. Outstanding food with very ample portions in the required three-course pre-fixe menu. I'm not sure if could finish a five-course meal. Wines are excellent and reasonably priced. This place is a jewel

LK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was wonderful. Very attentive without hovering. The food was delicious, from the amuse bouche through dessert. A great dining experience.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it there!!

PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a phenomenal experience. We had the five course tasting menu with the wine pairing. The food was delicious, and the chef came frequently to tell us about the wine and the food. The ambiance is cozy. Overall a great value!

SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We absolutely loved this place. The service was incredible. The chef is also the waiter, he listens to any special needs or requests you have and is there to help you. He also loves to chat and get to know his guests, we had such great conversation. The food was delicious, simple, and more than worth the price. It's so much more than great food and a quiet, intimate atmosphere. This was an experience we'll remember for a long time. We will definitely be back soon for our next special occasion!

J
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance. John was a fantastic host and chef who told us, after taking our order, okay I’ll go cook your dinner now.
Never have been told to take our time because table would not be turned over. Food was also great!

SF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is always a joy to dine at The Richmond. The ever gracious John, chef-owner, made the birthday dinner for my father memorable. Cheers to John and his restaurant.

h
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very warm hospitality.

MV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don’t be fooled by the mundane neighborhood location. This place is special from the personal attention by the chef owner to the outstanding food. Four of us each ordered different items on the three course prie fixe menu ( $50 each). And we shared bites. Everything really good including great deserts. No full bar and minimal beer but good wine list. I had the $40 wine pairing which included a port. Don’t be in a hurry. Owner chef John comes out frequently to check on you. Really nice experience.

N
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second time here, love it! It does take a little extra time between meals, so you have to plan to be there for a full hour and a half. Small minus, my steak for the second time around was not well done, I had to send it back for little more cooking but I'll get roast pork next time, that was superb. Overall, excellent place to dine & relax. Most definitely worth the wait!

k
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, the chef is always one of the best part of the experience and I try to take all my out of town guests (whenever available)………….great find!

P
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening! The chef and staff are client oriented, very concerned about the client experience from food to ambiance. Loved this restaurant! Oh, and the food was fab. Definitely a foodie place from the amuse bouche through dessert.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful evening, everything was so special!!

OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot for whatever. The restaurant is the best and the chef and staff are always delightful. Always there to make it your special night. Choices of food and wine pairing is outstanding and right on point. Stay the gem of Outer Richmond.

GB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want to find a place where you want to celebrate important moments with your family and enjoy your own space, out of this world food and great service; this is the perfect place to go.

B
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very unusual restaurant. Only 6-7 tables and each one is enclosed in curtains so the noise level is low plus a wonderful sense of privacy. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I would definitely return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chef/owner is incredibly talented and accommodating. Definitely worth a visit!

JS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful dining experience! Intimate, delicious and all-around great service. Ordering the 3-course menu with the wine pairing is spot on and you won’t leave hungry!

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