Xtra's Cafe

4.4
207 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Lunch
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Xtra's is a locally owned restaurant with the area's only balcony overlooking Cary Street. Located in Carytown above Bangles and Beads, Xtra's provides sophisticated dining with a laid back atmosphere. Specializing in flatbread pizzas, specialty salads with house dressings, and a variety of pastas and globally inspired entrees. Xtra's is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, and late night cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(804) 355-0446
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Crenshaw
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Parking details
There is a free public parking deck located directly behind Xtra's. The deck can be accessed on Crenshaw Street which is one way going towards Cary Street.
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Entertainment
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30pm features $5 Appetizers. Trivia every Thursday night from 8:00pm-10:00pm.
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2
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4.3
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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Xtra’s is a dependable Saturday or Sunday brunch choice. The food is well prepared and the wait staff are friendly and attentive. We especially love sitting out on the covered balcony overlooking Cary street. The second floor view makes for good people watching. Overall, good food and cocktails reasonably priced in a cool location.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Our waitness got one person's order wrong and we asked for two checks but got one. Not sure why she didn't check the food before it was brought to the table. She also didn't know about happy hour. Have always had great service.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Best Tuna Nicoise in a long time!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

The place was trendy, affordable, and the food was great!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Wonderful food and good service! Perfect brunch spot.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was my second visit. I just moved to RVA and Xtras was my first restaurant experience. Taylor was wonderful and courteous. Gives great recommendations and remembered my drink order from my first visit.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Amazing and beautiful space. Staff was wonderful. Will definitely be back again.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We haven't been here in a while, so it was nice to come back to one of our favorite spots! The sangrias were exceptionally delicious today; kudos to the bartender! Everything went well except for one item; my wife's burger had mayo, which she asked to hold. The server immediately made things right by swapping out the bun. She said it was cooked perfectly! She also had the pickle chips, which she loved. I had the white knight pita pizza... excellent! Another fine experience.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Great food albeit Service was slow considering business levels. This was not due to the servers

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We added people to our party so had to wait a little, but that wasn’t bad. The service was extremely slow. It took over 5 mins for anyone to great us once seated, the drinks took forever, she took a long time to take our order, and then our food took 45ish mins to come ( we ordered a crab cake Benny, crab cake app, soup, and wings). This should not have taken that long. The crab cakes were meaty, but they were a little burnt and the cheese grits weren’t the best. The crab cake appetizer looked like they took a piece of American cheese and melted it on there.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Was ok nothing special but good

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Good food and service, reasonable prices for the meal.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, great service. Sean was great. One of my favorite spots in Cary Town for brunch.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Back to one of our favorites! Brunch this time. My wife had the Belgian Waffle; she said it was excellent! I had the Biscuits and Gravy... wonderful taste! They were busy (obviously), but service overall was a good pace; not too fast or slow. Xtra welcomed us back warmly! You really can't lose coming here!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Arriving Richmond by train in Richmond for the day, we ate a late breakfast at Xtra’s Cafe prior to visiting the nearby museums that are an easy walk from the cafe. Ravi and other staff were delightful and attentive to us and our special needs adult son. The steak and egg breakfast special was delicious as were the roasted potatoes and cheddar grits. Our son thoroughly enjoyed the Belgium waffles and side of bacon. It was the perfect start to a fun day of eating and touring. We will return to the vibrant Carey Street district.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Xtra's is an everyday dining spot. Nothing really fancy, just a warm burger and a cold beer. If you are grabbing dinner on say, a Wednesday, this would be the spot. I do wish their fries were better. When I treat myself to french fries, I like hand-cut fries that have a pronounced potato taste (a la Russet). On the upside, they did cook my hamburger EXACTLY the way I eat them, well-done, with no snobby judgement. I like my red meat med-rare, but my burgers well done.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Variety of menu, reasonably priced, prompt service.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing. As always. Will continue to return frequently.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Would defintely eat here again.

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

The food was good. The interior is nicely set up, but I don’t know why on a Wednesday night it was empty. It was just us. It’s a nice place with decent food and good service. 😎

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

The tempura fried mushroom appetizer with Alabama sauce was great! Two of us made that a meal and as always the best Dirty martini in town!

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

This is a lovely , quiet restaurant in Carytown with ample public parking on the same block as the restaurant. The food is good with tasty entrees, delicious fresh salads, and a nice selection of appetizers. Xtras offers a nice happy hour. And, my experience has been positive with service, noise level, and the food.

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

I made a reservation for a big group to go to Xtras for brunch because it's convenient in Carytown and has a nice patio overlooking the street. The food is underwhelming and I don't know why I've given them two chances on their biscuits now, but they are dry and crumbly. The pancakes and waffles are good, but a friend had a salad with onion peel in it and cheese when she's lactose intolerant and expressly asked for it to be left out. The manager (via the waitress) did reduce the price of her meal, but never came to the table themselves. Regarding the reservation, I tried to call the day before to confirm and the number rang once before beeping and not saying anything. There were no issues with the reservation when we got to the restaurant and a table was already reserved with water glasses ready, which was appreciated. The service overall was very good -- I only wish the same could be said for the food.

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4.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Had a couple of friends accompany us this time. Service was polite as usual, but they were much more crowded than what we've seen, so the food was a little slower coming out. But everything was delicious! Even with the busier crown, we were able to carry on a conversation without shouting.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Laid back atmosphere with fantastic menu - definitely 5 star

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our friends said the fish tacos were the best she ever had. Great place for a before the cabaret meal!

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was absolutely amazing! The owner, Xtra, actually waited on us and was so friendly. Very classy and hip restaurant perfect for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

Always a winning meal. Have introduced to several friends. Fernando was a great server. Thankyou once again!

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We caught up with friends here over a leisurely meal. It was a Thursday night between Christmas and New Years and not crowded at all. This was good for me because it was quieter, and easier to hear our conversation. The food was good and very affordable, including the wine. Coming from northern Virginia this was a nice treat, to pay a little less and still get good food. I'd go back again.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Always the best Dirty Martini and discovered their new Bailey’s Mousse Parfait. Best dessert by far! Yum!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Have been to other eateries lately due to being out of town, but we always love coming back to "our spot"! Excellent service, consistent quality dishes, great ambiance.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Nice atmosphere. The restaurant is clean and the staff is pole.

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3.0Dined on December 12, 2017

The bartender was wonderful and very accommodating.

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Friends from NYC loved Xtras now that says something! Great food. Particularly enjoyed the salmon eggs Benedict

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful as always. Tried the tuna appetizer and now am hooked on that. Fondue was my fave but both worth trying. Maybe I will alternate. Birthday group had a great time.

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent ambiance & unique dishes! Our favorite "date night" restaurant!

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent as always and a beautiful night on the balcony.

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3.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Service great, food average, decor is underwhelming and disconnected.

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5.0Dined on October 19, 2017

Always yummy specials! We tried the Monte Cristo. Excellent preparation and flavor! I hope they'll keep that one (hint, hint). Service is always impeccable.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Best Go To any day for any reason.

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