Richmond Restaurants

Dining in Richmond can be as diverse as the culture of the people that live there. Besides having great southern fare, there are a great number of restaurants serving Italian, Chinese, Cuban, and French cuisine. So, when you book your room at a Richmond B&B, you can be assured that you will find a place to eat that you will like. If you want a few suggestions, try one of the eateries listed here.

1 North Belmont Restaurant

1 North Belmont Avenue, Richmond VA 23221
Phone: (804) 358-0050
http://www.1northbelmont.com

This upscale, French restaurant is the perfect choice for a nightcap before returning to your Richmond bed and breakfast. Besides having an extensive wine list, they offer dessert and coffee service at their full service bar. If you decide to dine, you can enjoy such delicious and creative entrees like smoked salmon with dill aioli or shrimp and avocado salad with tomato. Reservations are recommended.

Little Venice

10482 Ridgefield Parkway, Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 741-6022
http://littlevenicerichmond.com

One of the many reasons that this Italian restaurant is a favorite is because everything here is made from scratch, including the sauces and the pasta. Even the meat and seafood are cleaned by hand. With all that attention to detail, you are in for a real treat when you dine here. Relax with a glass of wine chosen from their wine list of 190 choices. Next, try the chicken topped with proscuitto in white wine sauce, veal loin chops, or the filet mignon with mushrooms. Be ye forewarned: It is really crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, so if you plan on going either of those two days, be sure to make reservations.

TJ's at the Jefferson Hotel

101 West Franklin St, Richmond VA 23220
Phone: (804) 649-4672
http://www.jeffersonhotel.com/dining_tjs.aspx

If you need to find a romantic, fine dining restaurant in order to impress your date, then definitely make this cozy bistro your choice. The best part is that the prices are reasonable! For example, an entree of fried oysters with chipotle cole slaw will cost you under $10. Other delectable meals are a barbecue pulled pork sandwich with apple cole slaw, salmon with grits, and a filet mignon cheeseburger with bacon.

The Hard Shell

1411 E. Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 643-2333
http://www.thehardshell.com

This elegant, seafood restaurant was chosen by residents as one of the best in town. They offer a raw bar with fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, and lobster. In addition, they serve some of the most original created dishes using seafood that you will find anywhere. Come in and enjoy some spicy Thai shrimp with Thai noodles, pan seared halibut with mushroom risotto, or sesame tuna with sticky rice. If you are not in the mood for seafood, try the organic free range chicken with mashed potatoes or the bourbon glazed ribs with potato croquettes. Also, reservations are not required, but highly recommended.

Kuba Kuba Restaurant

1601 Park Avenue, Richmond VA 23220
Phone: (804) 355-8817
http://www.kubakuba.info

If you are vacationing at a Richmond inn and your money is running low, but you still want a good meal, then head on over to Kuba Kuba. This Cuban eatery serves up some of the spiciest food in town and it doesn't cost a pretty penny. The ambiance is that of a bodega so you feel you are in an authentic Spanish small store in Havana. The food is seasoned well and the portions are big. So stop by and try the Kuban roasted pork in mojo sauce with black beans and rice or grilled shrimp in tomato sauce with capers.