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About Xtra's Cafe

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.

3322-B W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Crenshaw

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(804) 355-0446

Website:
http://www.xtrascafe.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4:00pm-6:30pm features $5 Appetizers. Trivia every Thursday night from 8:00pm-10:00pm.

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.

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Xtra's Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Healthy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Cozy (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Authentic (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

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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·Dined 4 days ago

Variety of menu, reasonably priced, prompt service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing. As always. Will continue to return frequently.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 7 days ago

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

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Healthy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Laid back atmosphere with fantastic menu - definitely 5 star

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The bartender was wonderful and very accommodating.

Tags: Happy Hour, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent as always and a beautiful night on the balcony.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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 (Richmond)·Dined 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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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best Go To any day for any reason.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went as a family of five. All greatly enjoyed their meals, and the overall experience. Cool restaurant, with attentive staff. I had the salmon with sweet mashed potatoes and asparagus— spectacular.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I'm starting to sound like a broken record (smile). This place is simply wonderful. Not too fancy, not too casual. Service is always personalized; we feel so special when we come here. Get the shrimp scampi pita pizza while you can!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Always a consistently pleasant experience! Try the Cajun dry rub wings... excellent!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We really wanted to love this place. The atmosphere was great, super cute restaurant, upstairs and outdoor seating. The food was mediocre at best. Ordered a flatbread pizza, very bland and without favor. The chicken crapes were good, but the crab cakes came out Burned! Pretty disappointing. May have been a bad night, may try again, but will stick with a sandwich!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Xtras is a Carytown gem, fun menu & balcony. Nice staff. Relax and spend some time here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Authentic
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent as always. Extra's Dirty Martinis are still the best and we could sit outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cary St.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Xtra's never disappoints. I had the special - Surf and Turf with a fillet and a crab cake. Both were really good. The meat was perfectly cooked and very tender. The sweet potato fries with the sausage gravy were an unusual combination that worked very well together. Overall, a great meal at very reasonable prices for the value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

So I went to Xtra’s Cafe this past Sunday for Brunch with a group of 8 ladies. The original reservation was for 12 but some didn’t show – in which some restaurants would have had an issue with seating our new updated party size but Xtra’s didn’t make a fuss about it at all. The food was delicious!! The wings/Cajun dry rib are super good – some people in our party had the chicken and waffles – also delicious – I won’t sit here and name every single dish each person had, but I can honestly say, it doesn’t matter what you order – you will not be disappointed! Each dish is definitely a great portion. The drinks are also good! Just everything!! And the icing on the cake, it was the owner who was serving our table! She’s such a sweetheart! Xtra’s is truly a gem! Some people are weary of the whole “Cary Town parking”, but there is the public parking lot right around the corner! I can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Love this place, food and apps are awesome. Fun place and goid waitstaff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great service every time we go. Great menu and food is always yummy. Great happy hour and drink specials.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 22, 2017

This time, we came for brunch. Just outstanding! Food was delicious, but not too overly filling. My wife loved the mimosas! We love this place!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Generally a very comfortable and welcoming place to dine. Great atmospheres

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Another great meal at Xtra's. A friend with us now understands why this is our fav.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Nice upstairs restaurant in Cary Town. Not busy at all which was surprising given the quality of the food, service and the reasonable prices.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We haven't been here in awhile, but the outstanding food & service hasn't changed! This is our favorite non-chain spot in Richmond. Must try brunch next time!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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