NEED A QUICK REC?

This is your guide when you need a recommendation in a pinch! 


WE'RE IN LOVE, LET'S DINE LIKE ROYALTY
[special occasion dinners, fancy]

1. Stella's
2. Edo's Squid
3. Dutch & Company
4. Maple and Pine
5. Brenner Pass
6. Acacia
7. L'Opposum
8. Lemaire

LEAVE THE SPOUSE AND KIDS AT HOME, GNO
[mostly fancy, great spots to celebrate]

1. Secco Wine Bar
2. Barrel Thief
3. Lemaire Happy Hour @ The Jefferson
4. Shyndigz Desserts
5. Quirk Hotel
6. Rappahanock
7. Can Can
8. Beijing On Grove

I DON'T WANT TO DO DISHES
[sit-down meal, great food, no fuss]

1. The Hill Cafe
2. Galley /  Galley to Go
3. 23rd and Main
4. Lunch or Supper
5. 10 Italian Cafe
6. Commercial Taphouse
7. Sabai
8. Rapp Session

PANTS OPTIONAL BRUNCH
[casual, quick, great food]

1. Joe's Inn
2. The Sidewalk Cafe
3. Fancy Biscuit
4. Weezie's Kitchen
5. The Continental Westhampton
6. 821 Cafe
7. Strawberry St Cafe
8. Dots Back Inn

THE COCKTAIL LIST
[very, very well-crafted cocktails]

1.  Rogue
2. Jasper
3. Sabai's Speakeasy
4. Laura Lees
5. Southbound
6. Pasture
7.  Saison
8. The Roosevelt

ME & MY TOP 8 FRIENDS WANT TO EAT TOGETHER
[good for groups, fun, mix of casual and fancy]

1.  Havana 59
2. Casa del Barco
3. The Daily Kitchen & Bar
4. East Coast Provisions
5. Peter Chang's
6. Mekong
7. Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
8. 23rd & Main

HELP, I WANT TO GO TO HAPPY HOUR BUT PAYDAY ISN'T TIL TOMORROW
[dive bars]

1. Cary St Cafe
2. Curbside
3. Bamboo
4. Metro Bar & Grill
5. Buddy's
6. The Grill
7. 3 Monkeys
8. Starlight

NEED FOOD ASAP
[great food, fast-casual]

1. Goatocado
2. Union Market
3. Alamo BBQ
4. The Naked Onion
5. 8 1/2
6. Ellwood Thompson's
7. Cappola's Deli
8. Soul n Vinegar

ANIMALS ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD - GUEST LIST BY AUSTIN KITCHEN @RVAFITFOODIE
[vegetarian/vegan friendly, mostly fast-casual]

1. The Pit and the Peel
2. North End Juice Co
3. The Daily Kitchen & Bar
4. Goatocado
5. Ellwood Thompson's
6. Ipanema
7. Fresca on Addison
8. Sabai

FANCY BRUNCH
[celebrate a special occasion, fancy]

1. The Jefferson
2. Millie's
3. The Roosevelt
4. Heritage
5. Stella's
6. Max's on Broad
7. The Broken Tulip
8. Little Saint

GO SHAWTY, IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY
[fun spots to celebrate, casual]

1. The Circuit Arcade Bar
2. Triple Crossing Fulton Hill (bocce ball, arcade games, cornhole)
3. Greenleaf Pool Room
4. River City Roll boutique bowling alley
5. Tang & Biscuit shuffleboard bar
6. The HofGarden
7. The Diamond (Flying Squirrels Baseball)
8. Beer is the Answer

BALLIN' ON A BUDGET
[dine out on a delicious, budget-friendly meal]

1. Bacchus
2. Toast
3. Branch & Vine
4. Pop's Market on Grace
5. LEVEL
6. Tarrant's
7.  Helen's
8. Garnett's Cafe

SUPPORT LOCAL GROWERS
[farmers' markets]

1. South of the James: Saturdays open year-round 8am-12pm noon (Summer hours) check with @growrva for Fall/Winter/Spring hours
2. Carytown Farmers' Market: Sundays 11am-3pm **New location: City Stadium (where the Kickers soccer team plays)
3. Birdhouse Farmers' Market: Tuesdays 3pm-6:30pm
4. Lakeside Market: Wednesdays 9am-3p, Saturday 9am-12pm
5. 17th St Farmers' Market: undergoing some exciting renovations, returning Spring 2018!?
6. St. Stephen's Farmers' Market: Saturdays 8am-12pm noon
7. The Veil Brewing: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month May through September

DINNER WITH KIDS - GUEST LIST BY STEPHANIE GANZ @SALGANZ
[great food & beverage options that are also family friendly]

1. Laura Lee's
2. Comfort
3. Mekong
4. Lemon
5. Carini's
6. The Daily
7. Boulevard Burger & Brew
8. Southbound

I LIKE YOU A LATTE
[coffee shops, some with breakfast & pastry options]

1. Sugar + Twine
2. BlackHand Coffee Co
3. Lamplighter Coffee
4. IronClad Coffee Roasters
5. The Lab by Alchemy Coffee
6. Lift Coffee Shop & Cafe
7. Sefton Coffee Company
8. Brewer's Cafe

MY DOG IS MY DATE
[bring fido, these spots are pet-friendly]

1.   Legend Brewing Company & Restaurant
2.  Southern Railway Taphouse
3.  Union Market
4.  Jack Brown's Beer and Burger Joint
5.  Burger Bach Carytown
6.  Foo Dog
7.   The Franklin Inn
8.   Most Richmond breweries

EAT AROUND THE WORLD
[authentic international food]

1.  Lehja (Indian)
2.  Pho Tay Do (Vietnamese)
3.  La Milpa (Mexican)
4.  Dinamo (Italian)
5.  Full Kee (Cantonese)
6.  Nile (Ethiopian)
7.  Demi's (Greek)
8.   Peter Changs (Chinese)

ALWAYS ROOM FOR DESSERT
[dessert-oriented, great to celebrate]

COMING SOON






 

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