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.)
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
Every item we ordered was delicious. Bes ...
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 fo ...
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 t ...
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.
Crab cake appetizer was wonderful - port ...
Crab cake appetizer was wonderful - portion and flavor perfect! The portion size and flavor of the Jambalaya was less than desirable. The apple dessert was a nice portion but seasoned too much with nutmeg/allspice and was way too sweet.
5 friends tried Kitchen for Restaurant W ...
5 friends tried Kitchen for Restaurant Week. We tried 4 four apps and 4 dinners all were outstanding. Dessert had opportunities. Atmosphere was comfortable and not too loud. Service from Rachel was outstanding...not too much and not too little. We all enjoyed it greatly and have already recommended to friends. Thank you!
My son and I enjoy trying new restaurant ...
My son and I enjoy trying new restaurants during Richmond Restaurant Week. We chose Kitchen on Cary for the menu offered and because we had heard good things about it. We were not disappointed. The dinner was delicious, the staff very cordial and the overall décor pleasant, though a bit cold with no carpet to soften the interior space. However, I welcome to chance to return.
Wonderful food preparation. Great and u ...
Wonderful food preparation. Great and unique cocktails. Comfortable setting with friendly, attentive wait servers.
Free parking in the garage across the street. Live music and 1/2 price bottles of wine on the night (Thursday) we dined. What a value in the heart of RVA.
To make it more cozy, I would like the lighting to be dimmed.
Great choice for taking family members a ...
Great choice for taking family members and friends for dinner. Seasonal menu, everyone enjoyed their dish; mine was tasteless and needed seasoning on the salmon and sweet potato puree, nevertheless, I'll still visit again. Great service and atmosphere and would love to try the brunch.
I was in town for the weekend with a fri ...
I was in town for the weekend with a friend and we decided to stop by Kitchen on Cary for brunch as it was close to our hotel and the brunch menu looked delicious. The Bloody Marys were great and they accommodated me and my friend (both vegetarians) by leaving out the beer brined bacon, although that sounds pretty cool for the meat eaters out there. Our waitress was very sweet and even checked with the chef to make recommendations to my friend about which dishes could be altered to be vegetarian. Overall, we both loved our meals and the great service we received. I would definitely come back the next time I'm in Richmond!
I like this place. The menu is imaginati ...
I like this place. The menu is imaginative without going over the edge--tasty, well-prepared and well-presented dishes. The ambiance is nice, with recorded music in the background. The service this time was a little lax, but not uncomfortably so.
Definitely worth trying.
This was a very disappointing dinner & b ...
This was a very disappointing dinner & based on our experience would not recommend the restaurant. We went on Tuesday for the 3 course dinner while wine was crisp and cold, the tomato salad over dressed & bland, crab cakes very mushy, but the cream corn/ham dish delicious as was dessert. The special for the evening coconut grouper was undercooked really one piece was raw. Waitress rude and argumentative. The only positives were the wine & the manager, but food not worth returning for.
We went here to celebrate my mom's birth ...
We went here to celebrate my mom's birthday and parents anniversary. The service was great, speedy and attentive. The food was stellar and overall we enjoyed ourselves. Definitely will be back again! We also enjoyed the live music!
We wanted to check out a new place to ea ...
We wanted to check out a new place to eat that was not run of the mill. Kitchen on Cary definitely delivered. I had the pork shoulder and my girlfriend had a really good dish. I can not remember what she had because I was so in love with the pork shoulder and Brussel sprouts . We split the apple salad to start. Our server Rachel was fantastic! We highly recommend this place!!
The service was amazing. We had a relati ...
The service was amazing. We had a relatively large group (6) and they sat us quickly. We all needed separate checks and it was no problem.
The food was great. We particularly liked the macaroni and cheese and the pork rind with pimiento cheese appetizers.
If ever in Richmond we would most certainly go again.
Visited here on the recommendation of a ...
Visited here on the recommendation of a friend. Was not sure what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. It was perfect for a business lunch - quality food without making us choke on the bill! Great Food to Value ratio.
This was my second visit and the food wa ...
This was my second visit and the food was very good and the presentation was very nice. But I want to tell you about one of their cocktails, all of which are very reasonably price. The Richmond Mule was unique and fantastic! A simple combination of Honey Habanero Moonshine and spicy ginger brew and a squeeze of lime, served over ice. The sweetness and bite of the ginger brew goes so well with the heat from the Honey Habanero Moonshine that I could not get enough. I liked it so much I hunted down the ingredients so I could have them at home too!
Great space, good food
Light and airy, with the warehouse feel preserved and the vintage Richmond photos add to that feeling. Food creative but too carb centric. The crab cake disappointing and not competitive with several other restaurants in Richmond........if you cannot go backfin crab meat at this price it shouldn't be on the menu.
Service was energetic and friendly. It is a few details away from being excellent.
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