NEED A QUICK RECOMMENDATION?

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



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

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

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. Rappahannock Restaurant
7. Demi’s

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. Greek on Cary
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.  Jasper
2. Sabai's Speakeasy
3. The Roosevelt
4. Laura Lees
5. Southbound
6. Pasture
7.  Saison
8. Amuse at VMFA

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

1.  Edo’s Squid (served family style for parties of 6+)
2. Casa del Barco
3. The Daily Kitchen & Bar
4. East Coast Provisions
5. Peter Chang's
6. Boathouse at Rocketts Landing
7. Havana 59
8. Mekong

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

1. The Village Cafe
2. Curbside Cafe
3. Bamboo Cafe
4. Metro Bar & Grill
5. Buddy's PLace
6. The Grill at Libbie & Patterson
7. 3 Monkeys Bar & Grill
8. Cary St Cafe

NEED FOOD ASAP
[great food, fast-casual]

1. Stella’s Grocery
2. Union Market
3. Goatocado
4. The Big Kitchen
5. Soul n Vinegar
6. Ellwood Thompson's
7. Chicken Fiesta
8. The Goodleaf Salad Market

ANIMALS ARE FRIENDS, NOT FOOD
[vegetarian/vegan friendly, mostly fast-casual]

1. Sen Organic Small Plate
2. NuVegan Cafe
3. Ipanema
4. Fresca on Addison
5. Hang Space

FANCY BRUNCH
[celebrate a special occasion, mostly fancy]

1. The Jefferson
2. Can Can Brasserie
3. Heritage
4. Millie's Diner
5. Stella's
6. Max's on Broad
7. Little Saint
8. Bar Solita (mostly fun, a little fancy)

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

1. Bacchus
2. Toast
3. Pop's Market on Grace (seriously, their sandwiches are HUGE)
4. Garnett's Cafe
5. LEVEL
6. Tarrant's
7. Bombolini

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)

THE PIZZA LIST
[the best ‘za in RVA]

1.  Pupatella (dine in, take-out, or delivery)
2. Dinamo (dine in)
3. Galley Go-to (dine in, take-out)
4. Billy Pie (dine in)
5. Pizza & Beer of Richmond (dine in, try The Hipster)
6. Capriccio’s (dine in, take-out, or delivery)
7. 8 1/2 (take-out)
8. Belmont Pizzeria (take-out or delivery)

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. Bingo Beer Co
8. Beer is the Answer

LET’S GO ON A DATE
[the date night specials list]

1. ACACIA midtown: Three course prix-fixe menu $25, Mon-Thur all evening & Fri-Sat  5:30pm-6:30pm
2. Bacchus: 2 pastas and a bottle of wine for $35 everyday from 5pm-6:30pm
3. Garnett’s Cafe: Two entrées and a bottle of Virginia wine for $30 from 6-9pm daily
4. Pupatella: Order two pizzas and get $10 off a bottle of wine all day every day (plus RVAx members get an additional 10% off)
5. Dutch and Co: Three-course prix fixe menu Monday through Saturday for $29
6. LEVEL: Half off wine night plus live jazz on Thursdays

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

OUTDOORSY
[the best patios]

1. Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
2. The Daily Kitchen & Bar
3. River City Roll
4. Casa Del Barco
5. 23rd and Main
6. Burger Bach (Carytown)
7. The Hof Garden (rooftop)
8. Quirk Hotel (rooftop)
9. The Byrdhouse (Graduate Richmond rooftop)
10. Legend’s Brewing
11. The Cask Cafe (not technically a patio but when the doors are open its lovely)
12. Union Market

SOFT SERVE
[and custard, because we’re desparate]

1. Church Hill Scoop mobile truck
2. Mister Softee mobile truck
3. Sweet Frog (no, we don’t mean the froyo, they have an actual ice cream machine with vanilla, chocolate, & twist)
4. Rays Italian Water Ice (serves pretty amazing custard)
5. Jimmers (also custard)

 

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