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Julep's, a Southern restaurant in Richmond, has it all - from great decor, to friendly service and incredible food. The interior is all sleek wooden floors, polished oak columns and sophisticated art on the walls. The staff is always eager to assist you and the menu features a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Start off with their famous fried green tomatoes and then make way for the shrimp and grits. For dessert, you can opt for hand selected cheeses or the delectable chocolate-hazelnut torte. Whether you're looking for a spectacular meal with friends or family, you can't go wrong with Julep's.
In the historic Jefferson Hotel, Lemaire maintains a tradition of fine dining and elegant atmosphere. The cuisine features regional southern cooking with a European flair. The menu is flexible; low fat versions of items are available by request as are other special orders. The service is seamless and the environment, with several dining rooms to choose from, is unparalleled in Richmond. The menu changes monthly and a five-course tasting menu is available. Tip: do your taste buds a favor and try the Golden Seared Jumbo Sea Scallops and Virginia's Own Buffalo Creek Beef Strip Loin, two notable dishes that will be sure to bring you back for seconds.
Mamma Zu may not be Richmond's typical Italian eatery - for one, the interior is not exactly fancy, but its hard to miss the intimacy and coziness that the restaurant offers. Appearance aside, the food is phenomenal. The menu includes such specialties as fried oysters and clams, lasagna, spaghetti and lamb meatballs and the mozzarella salad. The portions are big, and the staff treats you like family. Bring your friends and family here for a high-quality meal and you won't be disappointed.
The first thing you'll notice about Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille is how friendly the staff is. But as you peruse the menu and take that first bite of perfectly seasoned Angus beef burger, you'll realize that this charming, casual dining restaurant/bar is something special. Located in the Patrick Henry Inn, a pre-Civil War inn which stands on Church Hill, visitors can stop by for a drink and bite to eat after visiting St. John's Church (where Patrick Henry gave his famous, "Give me liberty, or give me death," speech). Be sure to check out The Patrick Henry Burger, or build your own salad or pasta. Choose from a plethora of beers and enjoy conversations with friends.
If you're in the mood for some delicious New American fare, Heritage is a good restaurant to pick. Open for dinner as well as Sunday brunch, the restaurant offers its patrons treats like bourbon barrel smoked pork belly, rock shrimp carbonara, biscuits and gravy and much more. To wash down the scrumptious food, Heritage offers cocktails like the Karma, Marlboro Man and Dutch Martinez.
Joe's Inn is a neighborhood favorite in Richmond that offers a menu spanning across American, Greek and Italian cuisines. You can't go wrong by ordering the Spaghetti a la Joe, a signature spaghetti-baked dish with provolone cheese and your choice of meat and marinara sauce, and locals rave about the fried chicken kabobs. Don't forget to pair your meal with one of the many featured beers on tap. The interior is comfortable and warm, with wooden booths and idyllic framed pictures hanging from the walls.
F.W. Sullivan's is your classic bar, complete with wooden booths, televisions and dartboards. The selection of drinks, particularly beers on tap, is quite impressive, and the food menu has a great mix of appetizers, soup, chili, salads, wraps, burgers, and much more. Start off with the crispy wings and then dig into the delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Play some darts with your friends or participate in the weekly Monday night trivia. Whatever it is you do at F.W. Sullivan's, you will end up leaving with a guaranteed smile on your face.
McCormack's Whiskey Grill offers delectable Southern comfort food, barbecue and a huge selection of drinks to choose from - particularly whiskey. In fact, the first thing you'll notice upon entering this wood-paneled restaurant and bar is the towering wall of different liquors, crowded among the shelves. The menu includes such delicacies as the Bison Burger - the patty is juicy and the buns are perfectly cooked - and the atmosphere is perpetually lively and warm. This is the perfect place to bring your family and friends, particularly those who enjoy whiskey and limited edition alcohol.
Burger fanatics in Richmond will swoon over Burger Bach, a New Zealand-inspired gastronomical pub that serves gourmet burgers and a variety of drinks. Don't miss out on the Aucklander - a burger consisting of avocado relish, mayonnaise, uncured bacon, cheese and mixed greens - or the East Coast, which also features uncured bacon and blueberry chipotle BBQ sauce. The best part is that their beef and other animal products are from New Zealand, where the animals are humanely treated and raised eating natural grass. If you want to take your friends or family out for an environmentally friendly yet delicious meal, Burger Bach is the place for you.
Stella's is very serious about the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine that they serve up - hence the supreme quality of the food and service. Located in Richmond, near West End, Stella's is always popping with people - seated at the various tables, bathed in warm lighting, or around the full bar that the restaurant has to offer, with a variety of beers and cocktails. Take friends or coworkers out to try the following favorites: the fried kalamari, Pastichio - spiced aromatic ground beef, fat noodles, all topped with grated cheese - and the classic Greek salad, sprinkled with feta cheese.