2321 Willis Rd.
Richmond, VA 23237-2947
Phone: (804) 275-8800
Fax: (804) 275-0949
Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, situated near the beautiful bank of James River, is known for its premium seafood options. From salads and appetizers like Crab Puppies, sushi like Spicy Tuna and pizzas like Spicy Chipotle Shrimp, the menu has something to suit every palate. Their brunch menu, which is offered every Sunday from 10a to 2:30p, includes some sumptuous sandwiches, omelets and some entrees like Organic Vanilla Granola or Egg Benedict that give a great start to your lazy weekend. Boathouse at Rocketts Landing has an award winning wine list. Check website for an upcoming wine tasting event.
Want something new and different in your beer mug? Come by and sample one of five Legend brews available year round: Lager, Pilsner, Brown Ale, Porter and Golden IPA. Grab some grab to go with the excellent beer. A favorite dish is the crab quesadilla. Other recommended dishes include entrées include steak and pork chops with fried apples.
Millie's Diner is the delight and quintessential place to go for breakfast and brunch in Richmond. For brunch, order the Devil's Mess, which is an omelet with mild curry and spicy sausages. A corned beef sandwich is a guaranteed thumbs up for lunch, and there is even a dinner menu that features delectable dishes such as the herbed Cornish game hen and spicy shrimp. The staff is incredibly friendly and the atmosphere is perpetually cheerful against a backdrop of a charming interior. The space is a little small, but its entirely worth it for the delicious food offered.
O'Toole's Restaurant & Pub is situated in the beautiful Westover Hills. An intimate old Irish pub, O'Toole's may lack class and sophistication, but makes for an enjoyable visit. Feast on the wide varieties of appetizers, grilled chicken, crabs, cheeses, steaks, nachos and mozzarella-topped items. A perfect spot for a Sunday brunch or a casual dinner, O Toole's also stocks up delightful spirits and country liquors. Happy hours and live music nights are a major draw at this resto-pub. Take away options are available too. Call for more information.
The Hill Cafe serves food that is a cut above the usual neighborhood restaurants. Located in historic Church Hill, site of some of Richmond's most beautiful restored homes, the cafe is convenient to the Poe Museum, St. John's Church and Shockoe Bottom. Dark wood and a beautiful bar area, create a plainly decorated but cosy environment with delicious food and a good selection of beer, wine and liquor. The barbecued ribs are exceptional.
Originally all the way from New Zealand, this little restaurant sells scrumptious pies. You can get four filling pies for less than USD30. They sell both savory and sweet pies, with creative recipes like the Thai Green Curry Pie and the Mango Coconut Cream Pie. They also feature a vegetarian and vegan options.
WPA Bakery is a place those with a sweet tooth must visit. Along with coffee and hot chocolate, the bakery also has a variety of baked products like caneles, paquets, pastries, pies and cakes. Special orders for cakes, pies and cheesecakes are also taken by the bakery.
The first thing you'll notice about Patrick Henry's Pub & Grille is how friendly the staff is. But as you peruse the menu and take that first bite of perfectly seasoned Angus beef burger, you'll realize that this charming, casual dining restaurant/bar is something special. Located in the Patrick Henry Inn, a pre-Civil War inn which stands on Church Hill, visitors can stop by for a drink and bite to eat after visiting St. John's Church (where Patrick Henry gave his famous, "Give me liberty, or give me death," speech). Be sure to check out The Patrick Henry Burger, or build your own salad or pasta. Choose from a plethora of beers and enjoy conversations with friends.
If you love a good barbecue or a nice rack of spare ribs smothered in smokey barbecue sauce, drop into Ronnie’s Ribs, Wings & Other Things. With a nice selection from Jumbo Wings to Beef Brisket that melts in the mouth, Ronnie's will have you fed-up and fulfilled in no time. Ronnie's is primarily a catering and delivery service, so call ahead to have your meal ready-to-go. You can even pick up your order from their other location, at 25th and Main.
Visiting here is like eating comfort food on a "Happy Days" set. The colorful tile counter is a very comfortable place to dine alone; customers and employees are friendly and conversational. River City is a great place to go for breakfast before visiting the Edgar Allen Poe Museum or St. John's Church, both in nearby Church Hill. Breakfast is crowded on weekends, so be prepared to wait for a table but know that it will be well worth your time. Traditional southern biscuits and gravy are the best in the city.
The communal sentiment of sharing food and eating from the same platter is an Ethiopian tradition. At Addis Ethiopian Restaurant, you will certainly get a glimpse of the rich history and traditions of this African land's cuisine. Entrees are served by spreading a soft bread injera on a large plate and lightly placing various beef, seafood and vegetarian delicacies so as to seep the flavor of the food into the bread. The food features the use of exotic spices and unique techniques to bring out mesmerizing flavors. The interiors of Addis Ethiopian are casual and bright, veering towards a lively and communal sense of eating.
This Cuban-themed restaurant somehow achieves both a lively and romantic atmosphere. At brunch, you can watch the Farmers Market as you dine on the outdoor deck. If you want a spot outside, be sure to make a reservation. The menu is seafood heavy, but those who do not enjoy things fishy will love the shredded pork over rice with plantains. It is one of the least expensive and most delicious items offered. Havana has one of the largest drink selections in the city, including homemade margaritas. Havana '59 opens its doors to guests from 4:30 p.m., all days of the week.