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Upscale, yet casual seafood restaurant nestled in the historic Grace St. corridor of downtown Richmond, serving up seasonal dishes, craft beers, diverse wine, signature cocktails, and an enormous raw bar focusing on our very own oyster farms (ie, Rappahannock Oyster Co.). Rappahannock has assembled incredible talent to revolutionize the concept of farm to table.
Richmond, VA 23219
Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11:30am-3pm
Raw bar all day with Happy Hour starting at 4pm Sunday-Thursday
Dinner is served Monday-Friday starting at 5pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Rappahannock is an arm of Rappahannock Oyster Co (www.rroysters.com), which provides mobile raw bars and seafood small plates for weddings, parties and other functions.
In addition to street parking, Rappahannock has many nearby parking lots, such as 4th & Broad and 4th & Main.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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For large parties of 6 or more guests, please call the restaurant at (804)545-0565 or email us at email@example.com to make a booking.
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Rappahannock Ratings and Reviews
Had reservations on a busy concert Saturday night. Arrived ten min late but noted they called me to check and still held my table though i didnt see the call.
Waitress was very attentive on a busy night
Food was great. Though seafood is their thing, we had the braised oxtail and tuna dishes, and while both were great, the oxtail was amazing. Melt in your mouth tender and hearty on a mild fall night.
Cocktail and beer selection is good, not great. Wont leave you wanting but better cocktail bars in Richmond.
Seating is tight with center bar concept but not uncomfortable.
I’ve been here several times. My brother was in from New York City visiting. I took him here because this is a reliable place. The meal was all around really good but the pork was a little bit dry. I always recommend the whole fish or the scallops. Oysters are always great as are the cocktails.
Very consistently good and reliable
Extremely expensive. Small portions. Had the paella-for $32, I had a portion of bland seafood on a bed of sticky, undercooked rice. No seasoning, no saffron, bland. Our bill was $280, and with both of my cousins being chefs with their own restaurant, we all walked away disappointed. We did mention our disappointment to our server, but we really don't think it was passed onto the kitchen.
Overall we loved the food, especially the Salt Oysters (Chincoteague, Yeay!) Would like to have seen a volume discount on the oysters. The main course was exquisite with an excellent imported pinot noir to accompany our choices. We had pan cotta and pumpkin/ginger gelato for dessert. Still don't know how they managed to put a pumpkin pie into the gelato. It was delicious. We both settled for drip coffee when we could not get a cappucino with a flavor shot (raspberry). Our reservations were for 6:30 but we arrived early and we were immediately seated, which was really nice. Our server was really very nice but the service was a little slow, especially as it got later in the evening. We would definitely recommend this restaurant, with the proviso that our four course meal with a bottle of wine was around $200 for two plus tip.
Third visit and a pleasure as always. Well trained attentive waitress. Tried two new entrees, yellow fin tuna with summer vegetables and braised oxtail with winter vegetables and grains. Tuna was medium rare and light and delicious (virtuous and indulgent at the same time). Oxtail was rich, indulgent and decadent. Dessert was buttermilk panna cotta with dark chocolate mousse. What a combination!
The food was excellent. We both had pan seared fish, perfectly done. Service very nice, although the noise level was a little high. The biggest concern was one of us being allergic to scallops. The menu features various items grilled, including scallops. The grill was described to us as limited in size, with no ability to segregate the scallops from any other grilled item. Essentially, this took well over half of the menu off our choice list. If we had known beforehand, we would have gone elsewhere.
Food was good but not adequate amount for pan seared fish entree. The fish portion was adequate but there were only about 1/2 c of vegetables on the plate. (See photo attached). 4 very small pieces of carrot, 4 tiny pieces of kohlrabi and a couple of small peppers. This plate desperately needed more veggies or a starch. When I asked for bread to help fill out my meal - they brought 4 slices and when the check came we were charged $5 for the bread! (I had a salad of arugula and tomatoes for $11 as the appetizer. The paella was good and a reasonably sized portion with rice as the base of the dish.
This dish was not worth $30.
Very good food, outstanding service and a cool vibe. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back. The appetizers and the desert were exceptional, while the entrees were very good, but just missed. Kudos to the chef for a willingness to push the envelope. We will be back to see what new culinary adventures await.
I enjoyed the dinner although I think it was overpriced for what you got. Everything was fresh and well prepared. They used a combination of ingredients to bring out the flavors and that was yummy. The wait staff was awesome - very attentive and knowledgeable.
Excellent place for a dinner before a show at the Carpenter Center or Colliseum downtown. Wide open cocktail list and great selection of craft beer. Oysters are great. Portions are ample. Our server, Alice, was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and helped with selections for a great well paced meal. We will return for sure.
We don't dine out often, so we like to get something really special when we do. Rappahanock's reputation and ratings from RVA Mag drew us out there. It's a cool looking place, but the acoustics are horrible. Couldn't hear a word of our own conversation over the general din.
We had the fresh tomato salads; they were awesome. Had we stopped there, this would be a positive review; it was definitely by far the culinary highlight.
I ordered the special pan grilled fish, a Caribbean type I'd not tried; it's 'type" was misdescribed by our waiter; it was overcooked, and I didn't care for the flavor...maybe some would. There were a whole lot of nice carrots with it.
My husband had the steak; he usually raves about it, but it wasn't great, again, overcooked, lots of some grain with it.
We had desert, again, just average. Our server said the ice cream was Gelati Celesti, but I suspect Haagen Daz, at best. No need to go back with so much to choose from in that district.
Needed a place near our hotel while visiting our daughter and chose this place based on Open Table reviews. We were not disappointed. The food was really on point. Though oysters clearly "rule" here, we were very happy with our salads and our apps that branched into other food groups/categories. Highly recommend and will revisit when next in town for sure!
Second visit here and was equally as great as the first! Brought my parents for mother's day, and came with a friend for my birthday. The happy hour is great - "draft prosecco" is my new favorite phrase. The local ingredients can't be beat - they are so fresh, and flavorful. The vibe is comfortable but not too casual, the big windows let in great natural light. Great place for a nice meal with a great glass of wine :)
Food was outstanding and service was terrific! We went early to take advantage of happy hour. Our server, Jason, was very knowledgeable and didn't rush us through. His recommendations were spot on. We enjoyed oysters and clams, the pork scrappel, the wood grilled octopus and shared the seafood paella! Outstanding!
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