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Richmond Restaurants and Nightlife

The Richmond Region Has More Than 900 Restaurants

For more than 400 years, the Historic Richmond Region has mirrored America's culinary trends and tastes. Savor the flavors of more than 900 area restaurants - from down-home southern barbecue and uptown haute cuisine to award-winning wineries and mom-and-pop eateries cherished by locals.

For an authentic neighborhood spot, you won't have to search far. Nearly every corner of the Fan, Shockoe Slip and Cary Street has a locally-owned, charming dining establishment. If you prefer a familiar chain restaurant, you'll find prominent names such as Morton's, Ruth's Chris, Fleming's, and PF Chang's. Browse our restaurant guide and let your taste buds decide.

Find a Restaurant

The Richmond Region has more than 900 restaurants. Use this map to find one sure to please your palate.

New Restaurants

Visit the Region's newest dining options, serving everything from classic Southern cuisine to international and pub-style fare.

Bars & Nightlife

Explore the vibrant culture of the Richmond Region after dark.

Vineyards, Tastings & Wine Country

Discover some of Virginia's best wineries, pick up your favorite local vintage at one of the area's fine stores, or indulge in the fine art of wine tasting and pairing.

Chef Bios

Learn about the Region's premier chefs, who have made the area truly world-class as a culinary destination. We regularly spotlight a different gourmet artist and innovator.


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Capital Ale House-Downtown

  • 623 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 780-2537
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The “Original” and located in the heart of Downtown Richmond. This 108 year old, 25 foot wide by half-a-city-block-long building has 46 taps, 2 cask conditioned ale hand pumps and a selection of over 200 bottled beers. A separate lower level gaming area with a…more »

La Grotta

  • 1218 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 644-2466
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Fine Italian dining. Homemade pastas and other specialties. Well-known for wild game. Lunch served on weekdays. Closed Sunday. more »

Tobacco Company

  • 1201 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
  • Phone: (804) 782-9555
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A Richmond landmark with slow-roasted prime rib, steaks and fresh seafood. There’s also a nightclub in the basement. more »

River City Food Tours

  • Various locations, Richmond, VA 23221
  • Phone: (804) 479-8929
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Our guided, walking food tours are the perfect mix of food, history, and fun. Stroll through unique Richmond neighborhoods; discover its history and character; and visit several restaurants and bakeries to sample some of the best Richmond has to offer! The…more »

The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center

  • 11800 West Broad, #950, Richmond, VA 23233
  • Phone: (804) 360-7200
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We consider Short Pump our dry dock location, offering the same impeccable service and distinctive experience as our waterfront restaurants only housed in the convenience of Short Pump Town Center. We invite you to take a break from shopping to enjoy some of…more »

The Urban Tavern

  • 10498 Ridgefield Pkwy, HENRICO, VA 23233
  • Phone: (804) 716-7028
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Our Virginia Original Gastropub brings New American cuisine with a twist. We work to provide remarkable pairings throughout the menu, so whether you’re headed towards a progressive sampling for 2 or a communal feast for 12, there is much to explore and…more »

23rd & Main Taproom & Kitchen

  • 2300 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23223
  • Phone: (804) 788-7077
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Specialty wood-fired pizzas, entrees, sandwiches, hamburgers, salads and appetizers. Full bar and 12 beer tap selection available. Brunch served Saturday and Sunday, 11 - 3 pm (main menu also available). Enclosed patio for outdoor seating. Dogs welcome on…more »

2M Mediterranean Market & Deli

  • 7103 Staples Mill Road, Henrico, VA 23228
  • Phone: (804) 262-9950

The owners emigrated from Bosnia and serve authentic Mediterranean and European specialties made from fresh ingredients only. more »

3 Guys Pizza Pies

  • 7016 Woodlake Commons Loop, Midlothian, VA 23112
  • Phone: (804) 608-1222
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Our dough is made from scratch every day. Our mozzarella is made from fresh whole milk and grated just for you. We slice, dice, and chop fresh veggies from local sources (no frozen veggies here!). All of our meats are sourced from the best suppliers…more »

3 Monkeys Bar & Grill

  • 2525 W. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Phone: (804) 204-2525
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Vibrant scene created by the Giavos restaurant dynasty. Upscale pizzas, Greek specialties (by Stella) and an extensive martini list complete with tiny plastic monkeys dangling from each glass. more »