There are plenty of great places to eat in Richmond, but if you’re new to the area, or just looking to try something different, we’ve put together a list of places you might not have tried yet.
13126 Midlothian Turnpike Midlothian VA. 23113
Blending Caribbean and Latin flavors, Pescados uses only the freshest organic, local ingredients. For more than ten years, Pescados has been delighting Richmond with its tropical flair, both in the food, and in the atmosphere of the dining room. With a long list of regulars, this restaurant is quickly becoming the area’s “must visit” establishment.
4028 – 0 Cox Road
Glenn Allen, VA 23060
This staple of the Innsbrook area has been serving up the best Italian food longer than any other restaurant in the area. The key to their great food and cozy, family friendly atmosphere is homemade dishes with fresh, local produce. Great for lunch with the family, or for drinks with the boss or clients, you will keep going back to Mama Cucina again and again.
3734 Winterfield Road Midlothian VA 23113
If you’re feeling something more exotic, stop in at Wild Ginger for an Asian-influenced adventure. Whether you’re looking for some calamari or a delicious Filet Mignon, Wild Ginger has something to inspire your palate. The real star of their menu, however, is the sushi. Presented beautifully, with a crazy mix of flavors, that yet, somehow work perfectly, you will not be disappointed. There are so many different varieties to choose from, you will never grow bored.
9068 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23294
You can get Greek some places, and Italian some places, but if you want the best of what the entire Mediterranean has to offer, you have to go to Zorba’s. With an emphasis on “wholesome” and “delicious,” the chef focuses on creating not just the flavor of Greece and Italy, but also the atmosphere. This is a great place to bring your family, because you will be treated like family. Zorba’s strives to treat every patron like they’re one of the kinfolk.
10321 W Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Sometimes, you just have to have a burger. But it shouldn’t be just any burger. At Burgerworks, you can get a standard burger, sure, but you can also stack that hamburger with one of four kinds of buns, any of the 14 sauces, 7 kinds of cheese, and 16 unique toppings. Try something off the chef’s menu, or create your own, you have complete control over what you eat. It doesn’t even have to be hamburger! Go turkey, bison, or chicken, if you’re feeling extra adventurous.
4015 Lauderdale Drive
Richmond VA 23233
“Anokha” actually means “unique,” and that’s what this restaurant is great at. Looking for a great masala? Been a while since you’ve had curry? Like their décor, Anokha blends Western and Indian influences into something totally new. You might have had a curry or masala before, but you’ve never had it the way Anokha makes it. Even with a large, modern dining floor, the restaurant feels quite intimate, like sharing a meal in someone’s own home.
1700 E Main St.
Richmond, VA 23223
If you’re craving for some classic continental flavor with a twist, Arcadia is the place to go. With its wide variety of menu options all made from locally-grown produce, Arcadia whips up a modern interpretation of the homey southern flavor in this classy downtown joint. Though it broadcasts itself as a steakhouse, serving fine Braveheart Black Angus Beef, diners rave about its deviled eggs, rock shrimp mac and cheese, and lobster pot pie. Also, you can’t miss out on the news that Daniel Day Lewis in full Abe Lincoln costume strolled in here one day for a snack. If that’s not good reason enough to dine here, we don’t know what is.
Made in Asia
7302 Hancock Village Dr
Chesterfield, Va 23832
This little restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside, but once you get a whiff of the spices brewing inside, you won’t be able to walk past it. You can go for the traditional sushi, of course—as it’s fresh and delicious—but if you want to try something more “Asian-fusion,” desert is the menu you want to see. Tempura friend red velvet cake. Need we say more?
40902 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
We would be remiss if we left this spectacular Mexican restaurant off of your list. For almost fifteen years, Don Pepe has been serving the best Mexican this side of the border. Everything is made fresh, even—and especially—the chile and salsa. This may be a casual place, but the consistently good food will have you bringing everyone from your kids to your boss to this place.
1725 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223
Can you ever have too many favorite sushi places? The answer is no. Never. But Sumosan isn’t just about sushi, even though their motto is, “You’re hungry? Sit down, eat sushi!” From tofu and veggie stir fry to chicken katsu, this Japanese-inspired restaurant has just what you need to satisfy your craving for fresh and modern Asian cuisine.
2601 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA
It’s this restaurant’s attention to detail that brings them such a long list of regular diners. It’s also the chef’s ingenuity. While most restaurants stick to what they know, Acacia is not afraid (and totally capable) of changing the menu weekly, if not nightly. You’ll have to keep visiting to see what new magic the chef has whipped up each day.
623 East Main Street (6th and Main St.)
Richmond, VA 23219
There’s something special about a brewpub, and the Capital Alehouse is not different. It’s so much more than just a bar, however. You can get that classic bar food, if that’s what you’re looking for, but when you’re looking for a really great bear, and some really great food, you can’t get that anywhere else but the Capital Alehouse. Where else in the world, outside of Germany, do they serve Jagerschnitzel alongside the finest German beer?
2 E. Grace Street
203 N. Foushee Street (Corner of Grace & Foushee)
Richmond, Virginia 23220
Located near the art district, this restaurant really embodies the essence of its neighborhood. Though it started out—more than twenty years ago—serving businesses with carry-out lunch boxes and catering, it has quickly become one of the classiest, most desirable restaurants in the area.
1 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Tarrant’s Café is all about bringing great food to the people of Richmond, Virginia. And for them, great food means a truly delicious menu, with plenty of selections to choose from. You want pizza? They make the absolute best pizza. Would you prefer an asparagus omelet? No problem, they make that, too. The variety is endless, but the quality is consistent.
414 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23292
This restaurant’s goal is to bring the food of the traditional European countryside to Virginia. With samplings from France, Germany, England, and Italy, this is a great place to bring a family with varied palettes. Everyone will find something they’ll love. When you go, don’t forget to check out the “Sunday Supper” menu—it’s different every week, and it’s only $15 for three courses.