Richmond has quickly become a city known for its dining scene. (Proof here and here!) With all that buzz, it means you have to plan your dining itinerary. Make sure you get your reservations in advance to these local favorites.
Located in the heart of Oregon Hill, everything at L’Opossum is as unabashedly eclectic as it is well prepared. James Beard nominated executive chef and owner David Shannon lets his personality shine through with his dishes and decor. There is no doubt as to why he won both Best Chef and Restaurant of the Year at 2017’s Elby Awards. Make your reservation online at lopossum.com
Saison’s award winning cocktail and beer programs complement Chef Adam Hall’s cuisine, a well developed blend of classic southern dishes and Central American flavors. Stop by their attached market before or after your meal for espresso and all your beer and wine shopping needs.
Make your reservation online at saisonrva.com
The Rogue Gentlemen
The definition of an intimate dining experience, The Rogue Gentlemen’s chef Will Longoria’s dishes and award winning cocktail program never fail to deliver. You may also run into Richmond’s Mayor Levar Stoney while visiting, seeing as his first official act after taking the oath of office was officiating owner John Maher’s wedding. Make your reservation online at theroguegentlemen.com
Chef Randall Doetzer’s wood fired entrees and Neapolitan pizza came together to win Nota Bene Best New Restaurant at last years the Elby Awards. Their Tuesday Date Night is one of the best in town with a starter, two entrees, dessert, and a bottle of wine for $50. Make your reservation online at notabenerva.com
Shortly after moving from Carytown to the old Buddy’s building in the Fan, Secco won Wine Program of the Year at the 2017 Elby Awards and continues to offer one of the best selections in the city. Expect advice when it comes to pairing; knowledgable staff will guide you to the best combination with anything from Chef Julie Heins’ menu. Make your reservation online at seccowinebar.com