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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Hotel
“One of the Classiest spots in Richmond. Enjoy the beautiful Bar in the main lobby when the weather isn't permitting to go to the rooftop bar that overlooks the entire city. For a delicious cocktail downstairs I recommend the "Anabelle Lee" Trust me, Men and Women will think it is delicious it even if it appears to be more on the feminine side. Perfect to enjoy happy hour before heading to one of the Many nearby restaurants. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Food & Drink Shop
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“The chef from this place is a real food hero. I have never tasted food with such a distinct variety of flavors in a single dish. Literally, everything I have tried on this menu is to die for. The mixologists behind can whip up a delectable cocktail as well.”
  • 29 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“One of the first restaurants to open up in the newly, revised neighborhood. I was delighted when they decided many years ago to open up in downtown RVA. Great pizza, crab cakes, salads, the works, huge menu of goodies. Just a block east from your buildings front door. Tell them "Mark from Metro" sent you! ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“Great place with old world charm, great beer selection and food specials, right across the street and the right on Brook Road. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Delicious southern comfort food, definitely save room for some of their amazing cake! I recommend the rum cake. Sooo good!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Café
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“One of my favorite spots for lunch and dinner. They also serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday. Their family owns a cattle farm so their meat is fresh and delicious.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A restaurant with a mission! If you like to put your money where your values are, check out Comfort, all their profits go towards a good cause. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Go here when you get tired of looking at people at Maple and Pine, or go for dinner, whatever.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“This spot is a bit out of the way, but worth the trek. Menu is creative and hilarious, however we recommend trying the tasting menu!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very small joint in Jackson Ward with Spanish/Mediterranean inspired food (seafood especially). Great cocktail list! It is pricy but one of my current fav restaurants in RVA. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Probably the best brunch in Richmond, at least according to Derek. We hosted our brunch after our wedding here. Super classy restaurant at night (a European Bistro). Located in the Gallery Arts District near other bar/restaurants like Comfort, Max's on Broad, and Tarrant's -- so it's the perfect spot for a romantic date before heading out to the nearby art galleries. Especially recommended on First Fridays, when all the galleries along this section of Broad St are open until 9PM. 5 min Uber.”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“during the spring summer and fall their rooftop bar is open, and you really cant top that view.”
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
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“A quick grab and go, or find a seat and eat sandwich shop. With a variety of options, this place is a nice mix of simple and gourmet.”
  • 1 local recommends
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This place is amazing and right next door to us! Definitely worth a visit to the newest and largest restaurant in the Arts District.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends