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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
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Great for Brunch (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Authentic (2)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

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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food5
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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food5
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vip
 (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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food3
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vip
 (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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Best Go To any day for any reason.

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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on October 12, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on August 26, 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 26, 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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food5
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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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vip
 (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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·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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great brunch and just the right spice in the Bloody Mary. As always our favorite place.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Wonderful food and the best Dirty Martinis. Thanks Xtra!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Made a reservation for 12 for a birthday brunch. The table was all prepared and waiting for us as we arrived. The waitress was very attentive and nice and also made sure to make my sister's 21st birthday a great one! All of the food was enjoyed by our party. We had three kids in attendance and the waitress made sure to have their food out as soon as it was ready. Ours did not take long after the kids got their food. Overall everything was great. The atmosphere was just right for my sister's low key birthday brunch. Will be back for sure in the future.

Tags: Scenic View, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly
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food5
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Came from Quirk to eat here. Now that should tell you something!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was a no frills brunch. Menu was very inviting but we did not think the result was that good. It was ok...so probably non foodie types would be ok with it! You do have to walk up a rather high straight staircase ( not for seniors).

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great service, yummy food, and excellent seating on the balcony. Great for a lazy brunch on summer Sunday morning!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My spouse and I were on a date night, we loved the atmosphere of the restaurant. The service was good and the place was nice, we just wish the patio area had more space. Unfortunately the small patio was all taken, we will certainly recommend this establishment and we will surly return.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wonderful service and meal as always. Sat on balcony on a beautiful night. They are always so accommodating. My martini was not quite right and they fixed it and didn't charge me.
Our favorite place in RVA. Should be your favorite too - try it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Cute place with a nice atmosphere but the service was definitely lacking. Our server disappeared after she brought our order, and she forgot to put in part of my order which I didn't end up getting until we were leaving. It was Mother's Day but they weren't incredibly busy so I'm not really sure what happened after we received our food. Crab-cake Benedict was good though.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We've become regulars at Xtra's. The owner even expressed that she was concerned about us since she hadn't seen us for awhile. Try the vegetarian lasagna & the apple butter pork chops! You won't be disappointed!

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great as always. Best happy hour and dirty martini.
White knight pizza is my favorite, just enough with a salad. Yum!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Everything was amazing. Two of us had the burgers and they were phenomenal. My husband got the burrito and added chicken, AMAZING! The hostess was great and accommodating and the bartender and waitress were 2nd to none. Can't WAIT to go back!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Can't say enough good about Xtra's. It's full of charm and the food is superb, especially for the reasonable prices. The quasi-deco decor adds to the ambiance but is not distracting.

If I were looking for something to complain about (which I'm not!), I would suggest lowering the lighting a bit in the dining area for atmosphere, and turn off the TV whenever people aren't watching a big game or something.

But don't let that sway you. You'll love this unique cafe as a place to relax and have great conversations with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great Beer, Business Meals, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Busy enough to keep the lights on, but still small enough to stay under the radar for the most part. My wife and I seem to keep winding up here on weekends. We plan to try the brunch menu soon, too!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Our new go-to spot for date night! The owner & servers remember us from previous visits; that means a lot to us!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

This was my first time at Xtras. I was really impressed. I loved the atmosphere and look of the dining area. The staff was really good. There menu is large and there is literally something for all tastes. I was definitely not disappointed and will be back sooner rather than later.

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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Wonderful as always! Best dirty martini in town and even on Happy Hour. Wonderful brownie Sundae too. Usually don't do dessert but glad I did.

Tags: Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Fantastic! Loved our hostess

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Always great at Xtras. Wonderful pizza for one and the desert was wonderful

Tags: Local Ingredients, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food
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