Restaurants in Richmond

Cuban and Caribbean Fare for Two or Four at Havana 59 (Up to 50% Off)

Havana 59

River District

Traditional Cuban and Caribbean dishes made with fresh, quality ingredients, such as slow-roasted pork with black beans or plantain mofongo

$50 $27

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Mediterranean Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Balkan Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Balkan Restaurant

Tuckahoe

Stuffed pastries, hungarian goulash, and balkan burgers filled with mozzarella come with lepinja, a flat bread baked fresh onsite every day

$25 $13

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Comfort Food at Babe's of Carytown (60% Off). Three Options Available.

Babe's of Carytown

Carytown

Enjoy comfort food such as meatloaf, tacos, burgers, and omelets while watching drag shows, concerts, or karaoke

$20 $8

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American Food at Regency Family Restaurant (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Regency Family Restaurant

Richmond

Hearty breakfast sandwiches and omelets served all day alongside grilled cheese, french dip, and taco salad

$20 $7

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Saturday Drag Brunch or Weekend Cabaret Dinner at Godfrey's (Up to 57% Off). Five Options Available.

Godfrey's

City Center

Costumed drag queens liven up weekend brunches or dinners in a theatrical setting replete with top-shelf liquors and eclectic cuisine

$20 $12

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$13 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $13 Worth of Country-Style Food at Aunt Sarah's Restaurant ($26 Value)

Aunt Sarah's Restaurant

Brookland

Chicken and waffles, three-egg omelets, half- and third-pound burgers, fried chicken, and country-fried steaks

$13 $6.50

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American Comfort Food for Two or Four at Metro Grill Richmond (Up to 47% Off)

Metro Grill

The Fan

Updated versions of comfort food, such as lamb lollipops, shrimp and cheddar cheese grits, and fried chicken with rosemary honey butter

$46 $25

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French-Belgian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at La Parisienne Bistro (Up to 46% Off)

La Parisienne Bistro and Cafe

Richmond

Modern lounge music creates a relaxing ambiance for feasts of escargots, braised twin quails, Magret de Canard, and seared seabass

$35 $19

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Spanish Tapas at C'est Le Vin (50% Off). Two Options Available.

C'est Le Vin

Shockoe Bottom

Tapas and wine served amid eclectic artwork at an eatery with poetry readings, live musicians, and tango lessons

$30 $15

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Barbecue Dinner at Benny's BBQ (Up to 60% Off). Three Options Available.

Benny's BBQ

Huguenot

Smoked pork chopped and pulled to order; ribs, beef, chicken, and Italian sausage served with homemade sides; homemade desserts

$20 $12.75

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Cajun, Caribbean, and Southern Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Caliente (50% Off)

Caliente

The Museum District

Chefs whip up feasts of spicy Cajun, Thai, Caribbean, and southwestern cuisine

$16 $8

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Sandwiches, Wraps, and Non-Alcoholic Drinks at Stir Crazy Cafe (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Stir Crazy Cafe

Bellevue

Quaint cafe offers indoor and outdoor dining, and serves sandwiches, salads, Pearl's cupcakes, and Rostov's coffee

$15 $8

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French Baked Goods, Sandwiches, and Drinks at Jean Jacques Bakery (50% Off). Two Options Available).

Jean Jacques Bakery and Cafe

Carytown

Prosciutto and havarti paninis on housemade focaccia and mozzarella salad with pesto complement other lunch items and pastries

$15 $7.50

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$13 for $25 Worth of International Comfort Fare at Helen's Restaurant

Helen's

Richmond

Retro eatery in business since 1935 crafts American and European classics such as jumbo lump crabcake; often uses local ingredients.

$25 $13

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Cuban Cuisine for Dinner or Lunch at Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill (53% Off). Three Options Available.

Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill

City Center

Taste authentic Cuban dishes such as Cuban sandwiches, fruit milk shakes, salmon in mango salsa, and fried yucca sticks

$20 $10

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$16 for Two Vouchers, Each Good for $16 Off Your Bill at Deep Run Roadhouse ($32 Value)

Deep Run Roadhouse

Richmond

Chef Paul Hubbard's ecelectic menu includes pulled pork, beef brisket, barbecue portobello mushrooms, and Tex-Mex burritos

$16 $8

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$20 for Two $20 Vouchers Toward Food and Drink at Zeytin Pizza and Pasta ($40 Value)

Zeytin Pizza & Pasta

Bon Air

Casual pizzeria serves hearty classics such as house-made eggplant parmigiana, calzones, NY-style pizzas, subs, and salads

$20 $10

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Sandwiches, Sides, and Desserts for at Homemades by Suzanne (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Homemades by Suzanne

John Marshall Ballrooms

Homestyle lunch food including chicken salad, Angus cheeseburgers, deviled eggs, and pecan pie

$15 $7.50

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$8 for $20 Worth of Pub Food at Rose Marie Inn

Rose Marie Inn

Tuckahoe

Neighborhood pub serves casual American fare alongside libations while patrons enjoy live music, open-mic nights, or karaoke

$20 $8

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Sharing is a must at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. Orders arrive served atop communal platters, from which diners pluck bites stewed meats and vegetables using of injera, a sourdough flatbread made from the gluten-free grain teff. The batter ferments for three to four days, producing its signature tang and a spongy texture that's ideal for soaking up richly seasoned sauces and wine spills.

Staff are happy to explain the menu and the staples of Ethiopian cooking found on a menu that, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, "offers enough diversity for the most seasoned diners but also provides novices an excellent introduction to Ethiopian food." Along with injera, the most iconic component of Ethiopian cooking is the powdered blend of chilies, basil, ginger, garlic, shallots, fenugreek, and cardamom known as berbere. This spice blend, prevalent throughout the menu, lends a pleasant kick to everything from sautéed beef and stewed lentils to slow-cooked potatoes and a blend of cabbage and whatever vegetables happen to be in season. Those entrees that don't star meat are vegan, as the cooks make them without butter or dairy.

A review in Style Weekly lauded recent renovations at Nile, along with service that "couldn't be better." The sensory experience starts even before you enter: the little brick building in the Fan bears a huge mural of a black-and-white crowd scene on one side and a brighter, more traditionally Ethiopian array of colors and shapes on the facade.

309 N Laurel St
Richmond,
VA
US

Inside the 19th-century River District building that now contains Julep's, industry seems to have progressed backward. The structure, which once housed a lumber house, a candle factory, a cyborg-assembly plant, and a locksmith, has transformed into a farmer's haven, where locally grown and organic products construct modernized Southern fare. It?s a place where executive chef Randall Doetzer looks to several pinpoints on the map?namely Charleston, Savannah, and New Orleans?to inspire his menu. Duck confit and Cajun beer-barbecued mussels herald helpings of seafood gumbo, and the wine selection ranges from domestic Virginian bottles to Old-World European imports.

Randall's creations have helped Julep's secure awards in Richmond magazine for the Best Southern-Inspired Restaurant Dish of 2012, with shrimp and grits and fried green tomatoes taking first and second place, respectively. Julep's was also awarded a spot on the magazine's 2010 list of Richmond's 25 Best Restaurants for its "house-made stocks, baked-daily breads and farm-to-table ingredients" that "represent a true philosophy, not a nod to trends."

The magazine also lauded its ?sexy environs??lampshades stand on each white-clothed tabletop, illuminating a backdrop of exposed brick and polished wood. A winding staircase leads to an upper dining room flanked by artwork and a fireplace. Here, private parties order from prix fixe menus that rotate seasonally.

1719 E Franklin St.
Richmond,
VA
US

When The Melting Pot originally opened in 1975 just outside Orlando, the location was cozy and quaint, but diners had only three options: swiss-cheese fondue, beef fondue, or chocolate fondue. However, as the restaurant grew in popularity, so did its menu selection and atmosphere. The restaurant first expanded four years later under the leadership of a Melting Pot waiter and enterprising college student named Mark Johnston, who teamed up with his brothers Mike and Bob to open a new outpost in Tallahassee. This location grew in reputation to pave the way for future franchise expansion. Today, the company—now owned by the trio of siblings—reigns as the premier fondue, wine, and drink restaurant, stretching across North America with more than 140 restaurants linked by underground tunnels. The restaurant's menu has also ballooned, and patrons can now expect six varieties of hot dipping cheese paired with salads, meats, and molten chocolate.

On a given night, groups of foodies gather around tables to nosh on signature four-course meals, from cheese-fondue appetizers and various salads to steaks and seafood cooked in a choice of healthy broth or oil. Birthday revelers and couples can share decadent evenings at private tables, capping off meals with chocolate desserts that have defined The Melting Pot for decades.

9704 Gayton Rd
Richmond,
VA
US

Mezzanine's Chef Todd Johnson loves creating fine cuisine from local, sustainable food sources. His restaurant has garnered numerous accolades, including 2009 Restaurant of the Year from Style Weekly magazine and a nod from the New York Times.

Johnson's work as a master chef has led him all over the world, but he celebrates his deep Virginia roots by sourcing from farms and fisheries throughout the state, resulting in an eclectic menu full of diverse flavors and fresh ingredients. Daily-printed menus feature creations whipped up from whatever produce, meat, and seafood is readily available. The chorizo, mushrooms, and Polyface Farm chicken come from Virginia, as do oysters served on the half-shell with drizzles of spicy sriracha aioli. You might also find Aspen Ridge rib-eye steaks and Sunday brunches of lobster omelets, fried-green-tomato BLTs, and Carolina shrimp and grits.

Mezzanine's intimate, two-tiered dining room fosters a relaxed and jovial atmosphere, and a covered patio accommodates outdoor diners during warmer months. Small tables, ideal for conversation and morsel stealing, lean their weight into hardwood floors as ambrosial aromas delicately waft by, unable to contain themselves within the kitchen.

3433 W Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

When Carena Ives moved to the States at age 16, she slowly eased into New York City’s concrete-and-steel embrace, its fast-paced and oft-gray surroundings a world away from the crystal blue waters and balmy breezes of home. A native of Ocho Rios, Jamaica, she had followed her culinary passion north to the restaurants and vibrant food scene of NYC, leaving her family behind to chase the dream. Years later, and wiser in the ways of the restaurant business, Carena opened her own eponymous restaurant in Richmond as a celebration of the home she left behind but never forgot. Carena’s Jamaican Grille brings stateside diners an authentic taste of Carena’s home cuisine thanks to its laid-back atmosphere and lineup of noshes prepared using traditional methods and piquant spices. All day, chefs bustle about the kitchen chopping and grilling up fresh ingredients that fuse into homemade soups, jerk meat dishes, and savory oxtail. Several of Carena's dishes have become favorites among the locals who line up for the grub as well as among other local chefs.

7102 Midlothian Turnpike
Richmond,
VA
US

A lengthy lineup of traditional game-day fare and a sports atmosphere captivate fans at Fox and Hound - Bailey's, where the kitchen remains open as late as its neighboring fully stocked bar. Chefs cook until the wee hours of the morning and always until the bar closes, baking Bavarian pretzel starters, crafting towers of onion rings, and preparing hand-battered chicken tenders that are cooked until they are golden brown. They blend their own seasonings to sprinkle over grilled-to-order burgers, and draw from a diverse roster of cheeses and toppings to crown their wood-oven-inspired flatbreads.

While manning the bars, bartenders tap into a stash of libations, such as UV Whipped vodka and Patron Silver tequila, to mix their specialty cocktails. To further foster a sporting ambiance, high-definition TVs glow with sports games and custom music-video playlists, and guests partake in pastimes of ump bashing, billiards, or competitive people watching.

11581 Robious Rd
North Chesterfield,
VA
US