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.
Come to Rappahannock for a trendy and delicious farm-to-table dining experience in Richmond. Known for their oysters, be prepared to have your taste buds blown away by the following Virginia-exclusive oysters: The Rappahannock River oysters, with their sweet, buttery and lightly salted taste; the Stingray oysters and their signature briny and clean flavor; and the ocean-salty and deliciously mineral-rich Olde Salts oysters. The decor is sleek and upscale, with an enormous raw and drinks bar to boot. Enjoy various seafood dishes accompanied by beers on tap with friends and coworkers.
Try The Melting Pot for a unique dining experience. This all-fondue restaurant features three delicious salads, four varieties of cheese fondue, and two lighter styles. Veggies are crisp and fresh and ready for dipping. Main dishes include Cajun-style chicken and Lobster Indulgence. Extravagant desserts come in portions for two, three, or four. The Dark and White Chocolate Fondue Combination with fresh fruit, marshmallows and pound cake for dipping is extraordinary. The décor is pleasantly rustic and there is an excellent wine list.
Enjoy classic comfort food in a sleek modern setting at Lulu's. There is nothing quite like a leisurely brunch to ease into the weekend after a tiring week, and Lulu's is a great place to indulge in this weekend ritual. Lulu's is a local favorite for breakfast and brunch, with a menu that is packed with delicious options like fluffy omelets, red velvet waffles, huevos rancheros and biscuits. Craft cocktails and beer are served as well, to help quench your thirst and enliven your palate. For dinner, indulge in a taste of southwestern flair with dishes like spicy shrimp tacos, jambalaya, burgers, empanadas and more. Live music and others special events are often hosted at Lulu's during the week. This local favorite also doubles up as a venue for private events, parties and celebrations.
Fleming's is one of the best steakhouses in Richmond, and one of the most famous restaurant chains in America. Steak options you can expect to find on the menu include Filet Mignon, New York Strip, Beef Flemington, Veal Chops, Pork Rib Chop, and Prime Ribs. Ask your waiter to help you choose from among the 100 different wines available to go with your meal. If you're not a meat fan, then sample the fresh seafood and scrumptious side dishes. The Salmon, with its signature Mashed Potatoes, is highly recommended.
Whether you're a beer enthusiast or not, Southern Railway Taphouse is one bar you must experience. An elegant watering hole, replete with dimly-lit, contemporary interiors, vintage railway memorabilia and a lively atmosphere, expect nothing short of a truly enjoyable experience from this bar. Beer-lovers can revel in its massive collection of 40 beers on tap. While the not-so-enthusiastic ones can enjoy sipping on a succinct concoction put together by the brilliant bartender. Along with great beers, there is also an impressive selection of bar eats, which includes a variety of sandwiches, burgers and tacos.
One of the first establishments to open in the renovated Shockoe Slip warehouse district, Sam Miller's has a casual pub-like atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner, the restaurant serves typical American fare including steaks, fresh seafood and sandwiches. The Sunday brunch is popular as well. A limited late-night menu is available in the bar where live music plays on selected evenings.
The charming Berkeley Hotel is a grand structure and its restaurant offers an equally grand dining experience. The service is flawless and the food is remarkable. Dim lighting and deep leather chairs make The Berkeley a relaxing place to dine. The environment is soft and romantic. The menu offers traditional regional dishes with a European flair and includes exotic entrees like ostrich and bison.
This exclusive Richmond restaurant is one of the big names in city. Combining contemporary cuisine with a Spanish flair, the restaurant offers delightful dishes such as Smoked Mussels, Tuna Conserva, Smoked Beets and more, paired with some innovative cocktails and drinks. The interior is lavish, with plush furnishing, low, ambient lighting and a beautiful counter top bar, adding an extra delight to the whole experience.