2321 Willis Rd.
Richmond, VA 23237-2947
Phone: (804) 275-8800
Fax: (804) 275-0949
Bars & Cafes
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.
Armani's Restaurant & Night Club is popular with students from the University of Virginia. The nightclub welcomes you with a neon sign and pumping live R&B, Power 92, rap and hip-hop. If you're lucky you might land up on an admission free night. Prices tend to be reasonable and promise to go easy on your wallet. Dress casually—the club staffers are not strict about the dress code. This club comes recommended if you wish to celebrate.
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.
Located along Virginia Street, is Richmond's major concert venue, the Toad's Place. Opened in 2007, the venue is stretched over two floors comprising of a restaurant, a club and even rooms that play host to private events. Toad's, has an incredible lineup of live music and a dance party that just won't quit. Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, U-2, The Kinks and Bob Dylan have all played at this hot spot. All in all a perfect national level concert venue that Richmond much needed.
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.
Dance till you sweat, eat till you are swept and drink till you forget - This is the motto at Off the Hookah lounge & Bar, Richmond. A sprawling dance floor, full of dance maniacs dancing away to the latest tunes of dub step, techno and hip hop music is the first thing you notice. The DJ does an amazing job at keeping the dancers on their feet with the addictive music he plays. The use of bright curtains and flashy furnishing is reminiscent of the Disney castle of Agrabah. Apart from the upscale hookah bar which offers a number of interesting flavors and tastes, this restaurant serves some classic Mediterranean cuisine. Service is prompt and in tune with the vibrant spirit of this Hookah bar and lounge.
This lively Irish pub is located in downtown Richmond. McCormack's is great for a bite to eat, although the kitchen is open only for dinner and the menu offers typical bar foods. This pub is popular with the locals especially during when they sell hot dogs for USD1 Tuesdays nights, tacos for USD1 on Thursdays, and burgers for only USD1.50 every Wednesday night. Local bands will often play here.
The Canal Club is a capacious nightclub venue that hosts events and shows. There are two-levels to this nightclub, The Canal Club which is upstairs, serves only liquor, however, you can satiate your hunger downstairs, at The Downstairs Lounge. It is smaller in area compared to Canal, but offers seating arrangement and food till late at night. The club hosts a variety of shows defining what entertainment can possibly mean—comedy, music and other performances.
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.