The Richmond

4.9
1284 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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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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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MG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the service, the wine, the ambiance was Stellar. It’s right up there with Gary Danko. I loved absolutely everything, can’t wait to return.💕

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OT
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was great. Nice pace through the courses. John does a wonderful wine pairing with the meal.

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

We went to The Richmond for a birthday celebration dinner. It was an amazing experience. Tony, Chef and owner, made our dining experience very personable and memorable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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RC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Richmond has soon become one of my favorite restaurants in the city. John is very knowledgeable and pair each course with THE perfect glass of wine. He offers a unique experience and I would recommend his restaurant to anyone .

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D
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best food for the money in all of SF

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BS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Was under the impression that they served an a la cartel menu, but the prix fixe offers a wide range of options. We enjoyed our dinners thoroughly. Servings of all 3 courses were perfect for my husband but I took part of my entree home.

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G
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Richmond is truly a gem of a restaurant. John (the owner/chef) and his niece are friendly and attentive and will make certain you have a lovely evening dining with them. The quiet ambiance is a real treat and the food is excellent.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is wonderful!
I took my aunt there for Mother’s Day and it was perfect. The service is personal and warm, the food is exceptional, and in a city of overpriced restaurants, the cost is not stratospheric. I’m definitely going to return. 😋

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q
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Talk about a gem. Impeccable service with truly top notch food and very thoughtful wine pairings. It's been around and we have rediscovered it. We will be returning often.

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WL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep coming back because we love the quiet, intimate, and elegant ambience. Great food and wine pairing.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just gorgeous ( as usual). A level of authentic caring service you don’t see very often in San Francisco.

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S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, unexpectedly personal and attentive service and excellent food. We both had the duck fettuccine as our mains which had the most flavorful sauce. One of the best aspects was our table which felt like we were VIPs but in fact every table is private. We will certainly be back.

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TK
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal experience we've ever had. We were still a bit jet legged so when having to make a decision was taken out of our hands it was bliss. A variety of taster dishes were brought to the table each one complimenting the one before, culminating in an apple dessert complete with birthday candle for my husband. It was altogether amazing. I can't recommend it highly enough - you need to try it yourself.

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J
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've lost track of how many times I've been to The Richmond and I'm running out of superlatives. Everything was top-notch and delicious as always. This is literally my favorite restaurant in San Francisco.

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H
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Always well taken care of. great Intimate location!!!

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RX
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Put simply, an amazing experience overall. We are so used to being hustled out of restaurants so tables can be turned that we were very pleasantly surprised when we were specifically told to take all the time we needed to enjoy our dining experience - we did so, and loved it. There was an incredible attention to detail in the service and the food and wine pairings were top-rate.

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l
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you want to feel special and well taken care of while dining, check out the Richmond. The experience is always quite lovely and the attention of the waiter and chef was great. We had some food allergies that tend to disrupt a prix fixe menu but let the restaurant know in advance and there was very little issue. The food was amazing as evidenced by our many empty plates. My daughter had the pork chop and it was outstanding. While not pretentious, this place is one we will go back to for special occasions because they make you feel special and the food is always outstanding.

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b
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely and quiet, as always. The owner is extremely knowledgeable about wine and an excellent chef. No wonder it's so hard to get a reservation.

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NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is highly underrated! Outstanding food and great service for an extremely reasonable price. The chef came out to do our wine pairing and checked-in on us throughout the evening. Would definitely recommend!

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l
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, Great food. Nice relaxed and cozy atmosphere. They allow you to enjoy your complete Prix Fixe menu without being rushed. Also with the curtained off areas, it's like your own private dining room (nice and quiet). The chef comes out to see how your meals are going, and again the quality and variety (for a Prix Fixe menu), and portions that allow you to share a little with a friend and still have something for yourself.

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CJ
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect evening with friends at The Richmond. This is a neighborhood gem. I would recommend it to anyone.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful experience. I can’t remember when I have had such a relaxed and enjoyable dinner. The waiter (owner) greeted us at the door and gave us our choice of tables. Then he told us that we had the table for the night as there would be no other patrons taking our table. Wow—that has never happened to me in the U.S. Each table has it’s own booth so it is like being in a private dining room. The stemware was beautiful; no thick rims. The food was excellent. I had one of the best salads I have ever had and my friends crab cakes were delightful. The duck was slow cooked and fell off the bone. Very tasty with a mushroom sauce over a bed of pasta and spinach. I finished the meal with a coconut creme brûlée. It was a fixed price menu—3 courses for $50. The wine was very good and most were about $10/glass. No wonder it is so hard to get a reservation here.

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WL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

John, the chef and proprietor, always comes to our table to greet us and provide personalized service!

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SF
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food at The Richmond was delicious and beautifully presented though not in a "precious" manner. A very small restaurant, it feels like dining in a private home where, unusual for San Francisco restaurants, the noise level is so low that actual conversation is possible and the cost of dining is quite reasonable! A real neighborhood gem!

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j
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were all alone
Cozy w/great food

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T
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dinner at The Richmond. I had a delicious crab cake, and a NY Steak with a lovely sauce, plus an Apple Tart for desert. All this is on their price fixed menu at $50. The owner/chef is very present in the restaurant and is very eager to please. There was also an amuse bouche of potato leek soup..yummy. It is a very small restaurant, so you need to book well in advance.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Merveilleux souvenir !
Cuisine inventive par un chef très attentionné.
Bravo !

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a dining experience quite like this. We were celebrating my son’s birthday. We had our own private area, and John, the chef and owner, personally waited on us and served all the wine and food. They only have one seating and so you don’t have to worry about being rushed so that they can turn the table. I can’t recommend the Richmond highly enough. The only caveat is you need to make your reservation weeks in advance.

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NZ
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal for 2 on a date night. 10/10 on everything.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

To quote my boyfriend: "this is the best meal of my life"! This is such a cozy and intimate dining experience, and the food is so flavorful, fresh and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend for a special occasion as the chef made our celebration extra special by treating us to an extra dessert dish and glasses of wine.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the food and the seating is fabulous.
John has a fabulous selection and understanding of wine

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An unbelievably unique and extraordinary experience... every time. Will be back soon! Highly recommend.

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L
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Such an unassuming place tucked into a quiet street in the Richmond district. What a special treat to have the chef at your table pouring flights of wine and talking shop between each course that he just prepared! Food is solid, with some dishes standing out more than others like the braised duck pasta and veal sweetbreads. Wines were amazing for the price point. Service was generous and warmer than anything I’ve had in a long time. Will definitely be back!

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HI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and innovative food , fantastic and friendly service and great wine! Waiter and chef/owner were very genuine, attentive and friendly. Thank you and we will be back!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met up with another couple and the experience was great. Great service and food coupled with a nice wine list made for a very good environment in which to catch up.

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OT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and quiet table was perfect for a romantic evening. The good and wine pairing was perfect and the chef is such a delight.

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OT
Thailand
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food are good, except we took 3 hours to finish the dinner, but it's a French dinner we understand

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JB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, fantastic neighborhood gem. Chef’s one-man vision of what he wants his restaurant to be and the results always lead to a fun and delicious night.

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j
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't let the description of a'tasting menu' discourage
There's plenty to eat@a reasonable price. Great date spot

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