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About Kitchen on Cary
Located in the Historic Shockoe Slip in downtown Richmond, Kitchen on Cary is the home of award-winning Executive Chef Michael Macknight. Our menu features of a wide variety of local & regionally sourced, contemporary American food, which guests can enjoy as small plates or as larger, traditional entrées.
Complimentary parking validation after 5 pm at the 14th & Cary St. deck. (Valid w/ purchase of dinner entree.)
Richmond, VA 23219
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday Lunch: 11:30 am - 2 pm Dinner: 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Saturday: Dinner: 4:30 pm - 10 pm
Sunday Brunch 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Happy Hour, Mon.-Fri., 4:30-7:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Thursday's is Unplugged & Uncorked! The soft acoustic sounds of Legendary Richmond Guitarist Thomas Coleman & 1/2 Priced Select Bottles of Wine from 5 - 10 pm
We validate parking after 5 P.M. at the parking garage at the corner of 14th St. and E. Cary, diagonally across the street from the restaurant. (dine in only, purchase of dinner entree.)
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Richmond Restaurant Week: Oct. 24-30.
Happy Hour: M-F, 4:30-7pm. $5 Small Plates & Drink Specials at the bar.
Tuesday: Wine Dinners, 3 local-focused courses including wine $30.
Thursday: Unplugged & Uncorked. 1/2 off select bottles of wine and live acoustic guitar music.
Kitchen on Cary Ratings and Reviews
We went for restaurant week. Food was pretty good overall (crab cake, pimento cheese with pork rinds, filet, lamb ragu, bread pudding, and pound cake) although the lamb ragu was a little flavorless. The desserts were definitely the best part. The cocktails were good. It was worth the restaurant week price but we won't be rushing back too soon.
I was amazed at the number of local farmers that were used for this one restaurant. The food was outstanding. I've passed by the restaurant many times and always wondered how strategically located it was. I thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and the ambiance. I am not looking forward to experiencing the happy hour setting.
Have had dinner here several times now and I cannot say enough great things about this RVA gem! Menu has a small number of equally delicious entrees prepared with farm fresh sides. The bread pudding is the best we have ever had anywhere. It is now a challenge to try it everywhere to see if Kitchen on Cary remains our favorite.
Nice selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Good wine and beer list. We had the grilled salmon special, the gnocchi, and the crab cakes. All were delightful. I also had the apple salad which had nice assortment of apple, gorgonzola cheese, greens and a nice vinagrette. For dessert we had the bread pudding - amazing and the goat cheese cheesecake - light but tasty.
Was looking for a "hip" place in Richmond to have dinner with my family. I settled on Kitchen on Cary as it was in the Historic Slip and looked interesting. I honestly couldn't understand why this place wasn't packed for Thursday night. We had the duck confit egg rolls and the curried oyster apps, and we all got the lamb chops. Everything was fantastic. They had a nice 1/2 price wine list value priced. Live acoustical guitar. We had a great dinner and would recommend checking out this gem.
Went with a large group of people. Staff was very accommodating and efficient. Shared 5 appetizers among us and all were delicious, especially the warm bacon bourbon dip. The small plate option of shrimp and grits was a perfect portion. Shrimp was cooked perfectly and the grits were not overly cheesy. The andouile sausage had a nice kick to it and complemented the shrimp perfectly. The special dessert, an Irish trifle with Jameson cake and Bailey's whipped cream was amazing. By far the best dessert at the table.
I have wanted to come to Kitchen on Cary ever since I found their Instagram! Luckily my parents where in town this past week and my husband and I were able to have a date night. We went on a Tuesday so that I could partake in their wine pairing menu, which was amazing. My husband had their special for the day which was lamb chops. The wine pairing menu is a GREAT value as it is 3 courses and you get a nice size glass of wine with all courses all for $30.00. The staff was great and the manager was very pleasant and personable. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening there and will for sure go back in the near future.
Great place for an intimate dinner or fun group get together, as was the occasion of our dinner. The menu provides several options and there was no disappointment with any of the selections made. Service was fantastic both at the bar (a couple of us had drinks while waiting for the rest of our party) and our waitress. I have already recommended this spot to several friends and plan to return myself in the very near future!
Really creative food--my friend and I sat by the front window, which was perfect for conversation and noise level and a two person experience. I had delicious salmon tacos. We devoured fries with truffles. My friend had meatloaf wrapped in bacon which she said was good but wouldn't order again. We liked our apple dessert though the apples were a bit under cooked. Though tasty, the menu seemed overpriced. All in all, pluses and minuses.
We went here for New Year's Eve and it was delicious! The only downside was the ambiance- it was very bright and our table was wobbly. Our table was also a high top which I was not happy about. There are few things I hate more than spending a bunch of money at a restaurant and having it tainted by the atmosphere.
As always, the food does not disappoint. It is a nice place to go for a special occasion but it was very crowded and very loud. Thankfully someone finally turned down the Christmas music, but it was still hard to here with all of the people talking at all of the different tables. Had the special - Street tacos, made with blackened salmon - yummy!
We had a large group and they were excellent! They were very understanding when we were running a bit late. Great appetizers for splitting and delicious. The eggroll appetizer, pork entree and steak entree were particular hits! They also have really well priced wine. Perfect place for a large group (10) and so accommodating. We will be back!
Was in Richmond for a soccer tournament with my son. Instead of heading to Chipotle for a quick bight with some team mates, we decided to venture out for a good meal. It was well worth it! Delicious, unique local food. Great service. We would have come back the next night, but they were booked for a local event. Definitely try this place! We even bought the preserves made by the sous chef.
Every item we ordered was delicious. Best shrimp & grits ever, wonderful rabbit papperdelle and roasted Brussels sprouts with fresh farm taste. Incredible light but soo rich bread pudding with juicy melt in your mouth blackberries. Attentive service, great advice and a warm, relaxing ambience. I will be going to Richmond just to dine there!!
Amazing! Ended up sitting at the bar for apps and it was so comfortable, that we stayed there for dinner. The food was terrific - everything we tried was delish. We had several apps from the bar menu....all were great but the brussel sprouts and truffle fries were both so yummy. My husband had the rabbit and he loved it! The bartender and staff were helpful and friendly, and it was an all around great experience. Highly recommend!
I have been to this restaurant several times. The food flavors were very good. They ran out of chicken and we were the first people in the restaurant for dinner. The desserts were very good. But there was no chocolate option. Several people at my table got the salmon and they thought it was very good. I had the meatloaf which was very good.l. We got the empanadas small plates. Our waitress was working the bar and our table so I feel like our service was slow but she was pleasant and friendly.
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