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Dutch & Co. or Heritage for Solo Diner [Richmond]?

First meal I had at Dutch and co. was meh. The last 2 they've really found their stride, and it was great. So while I get e bad reviews, there is a reason for the hype.

Apr 07, 2014
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Stuzzi?

Richmond stuzzi is pretty consistently meh

Dec 17, 2012
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Seeking Richmond recommendations based on these criteria...

Magpie

Dec 17, 2012
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Heading into Richmond tomorrow for dinner

Lots of choices. Richmond is a great food town. Barbecue isn't as good as it should be, but Buz and Ned's

Dec 17, 2012
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Breakfast in Richmond

Millie's diner

Dec 17, 2012
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Looking for down home country food in Richmond

for future reference, I'm guessing McCleans Diner would suit

Jan 09, 2012
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BBQ in Richmond!

So I tried the ribs. Fine, but not as good as I expected.

Went to ALamo last week for lunch. Like the place, but so so BBQ. The texas brisket sadwich was good, but not due to the Q

Jan 09, 2012
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The Roosevelt

eh, I thought it was good, not great. Really nice vibe/decor. I liked the food, didn't love it. I'd go there without a thought if I were in the area, but wouldn't wait an hour for a table.

Takeaway - good neighborhood spot

Jan 09, 2012
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Any early Pasture reviews? [Richmond, VA]

Fine, to my mind, nothing special. I don't like the decor, feels to sterile to me. The beers on tap are excellent, might be the most interesting selection in Richmond. I find the food good, but forgettable - was just there last week and can't even remember what I ate.

While I wouldn't call myself disappointed, none of our party has any urge to rush back. I hope it succeeds, but..

Jan 09, 2012
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Where is chef Peter Chang now?

I ate at the Charlottesville place a month ago while he was in the kitchen. Simply stunning, he really is that good!

Jan 09, 2012
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

Good to hear. It was great, but really went downhill so I haven't been back.

Sep 12, 2011
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

Yeah, food at racine is surprising. Creative guy with good execution in kitchen

Sep 12, 2011
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Making a list for a friend moving to Richmond VA need basic rec's please.

As per above, the place I generally compare Richmond to is Brooklyn. And yeah, the city is pretty full of people who moved here from elsewhere now.

Sep 12, 2011
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Making a list for a friend moving to Richmond VA need basic rec's please.

Mekong is GREAT for beer, but only so-so for food. People should be aware.

8 1/2 has great takeout pizza and subs. Whole menu is great, actually.

Coffee - lamplighter in fan is ok, there's a place in the museum district which is much better. I'm a coffee obsessive though, and quality of microfoam matters to me

Sep 12, 2011
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Making a list for a friend moving to Richmond VA need basic rec's please.

Don't know anoaka, but malabar is great Indian too

Sep 12, 2011
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Making a list for a friend moving to Richmond VA need basic rec's please.

Nope, Richmond has changed an incredible amount since when you were here. Night and day, seriously. I moved here from Boston, and feel no culture shock

Sep 12, 2011
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

Sadly, have to agree on Avalon. Had one great meal there, and every one since has been worse and worse. Think they changed chefs :-(. Can no longer recommend it, last eal was downright bad.

Currently like magpie a lot. Think chef was the chef at stronghill, out on his own now

Sep 12, 2011
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

Havent had desert there, but was really surprised by how good the food was the one time we ate there. Haven't gone back because it seems so far out of the city, and we have so much good Italian closer.

Sep 12, 2011
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

I've heard good things about the prix fixe, and it takes price out of the equation, could see that making sense. Keep meaning to try it, haven't yet

Currently am a big fan of water grill in carytown. Recommended by a friend from manhattan, ironically, and totally justified. Best fried green tomatoes in Richmond so far (but ehh shrimp and grits)

We go to Bellytimber a lot for burgers, it's kid friendly. think it's an offshoot of mezzanine. Loud bar scene, but good food. I'd rec the Mexican pizza.

Racine is another bar with really really good food. One of my favorite places in Richmond currently

Sep 12, 2011
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Richmond recs needed, some restrictions

Another vote for franklin inn, but it's very small... Be warned about table availability

Sep 12, 2011
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selba: richmond

My wife had a great meal there. She and I then went and had a mediocre meal. Hopefully it will end up more like the first than the second....

Nice bar and garden room, it'll be great for brunch

Sep 12, 2011
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Any Richmond Hounders tried The Roosevelt or The Magpie?

Magpie is excellent. Be warned, not many tables

Sep 11, 2011
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Recommend best Richmond restaurants?

Went back that weekend - 3 times going to Acacia in the last couple of months. Won't be doing it again for a LOOOOONG time. It's fine. Just fine. For the money, there are a lot better places in the area that I'd rather go to.

My wife and I decided it was our 5th favorite place that month. Which would be fine, but the prices don't justify that.

I honestly think the decor thrills people, like Balliceaux (which is dreadful). Its very un-Richmond. But I've lived in Miami and London and NYC - the warmed over Richmond version doesn't excite me. I'd rather a place that looked like it belonged in Richmond, and served better food.

Feb 09, 2011
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Italian bakery near Richmond, VA?

oh sure, I've no complaints about the service - nothing's ever "wrong", but they may well be the most resolutely not friendly place in richmond (as distinct from un-friendly).

Though I could see how you could make an Orange ricotta pie, coming out of northeast italian culture its just weird.

Don't get me wrong - 8.5 is one of the best takeout places I've ever come across, anywhere in the world. I get food from there constantly

Feb 09, 2011
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Seafood Dives in Virginia Beach & Wiliamsburg?

you are pretty out of luck in Williamsburg in my experience - it's pretty much all strip mall, plus 3 "fancy" places

Feb 09, 2011
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Richmond Virginia Best Hamburger and French Fries Combo

gotta disagree. I like cookout, but its not incredible. Better than Wendy's or BK or McDs, but its no In-n-out.

I'd go there, but I wouldn't wait in line (and there's a long one these days)

Feb 09, 2011
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Lunch in Cambridge, MD

The bar/crabshack over by the docks is pretty good - snappers?. Hyatt probably has the best food though

Feb 09, 2011
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If it was your last meal where in Virginia would you eat?

Louisiana Flair. Great New Orleans Po'boys on 322 Grace Street. Its the real deal. First place outside New Orleans I've ever eaten at where the food tasted "right"

Feb 09, 2011
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If it was your last meal where in Virginia would you eat?

also 8.5 = takeout place from the same people.

Feb 09, 2011
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If it was your last meal where in Virginia would you eat?

c'mon. Joes Inn is awful. I just can't figure out what people like about it, aside from the fact it's dirt cheap. I live around the corner from it, so I wish I could say better things.

Feb 09, 2011
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