If humankind never learned to play with its food, it would never have learned to play with its ingredients, and the world would be one bereft bowl of gruel. Retain your amorous appetite with today's Groupon: for $15 you get $30 worth of upscale American fare and drinks at Stronghill Dining Company on North Boulevard.
Voted one of Richmond's "Best New Restaurants" in 2009 by Richmond magazine, Stronghill Dining Company's culinary quests are lead by Chef Campbell Tucker, who crafts the blueprints of fine American dinning with a lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch menu that incorporates twists of Creole influence. Put howling hunger pains to rest with the grilled hanger steak ($18) featuring a steer-meat blanket with a choice of sides that includes fluffy mashed potato pillows. For hybrid meal cravings, wake up taste buds with the power of a band of grizzly bears blowing bullhorns outside the tents of sleeping campers with the crème brulee French toast from the Sunday brunch menu. See the full menu for more details and prices.
Richmond magazine named Stronghill Dining Company Best New Restaurant in 2009 and included it in a list of great burgers. The Richmond Times-Dispatch and Style reviewed it. Eight Yelpers give it a 3.5-star average, and it is recommended by 79% of Urbanspooners.
- The seared scallops are very worthy — crispy golden on the outside and tender and sweet on the inside. Other standouts include the Stronghill Stew — a flavorful mélange of shrimp, andouille sausage, mussels, tomatoes and okra — and the juicy seared rib-eye served with grilled asparagus and hushpuppies. – Susan Early, Martin Gravely, and Karen Cauthen Miller, Richmond
- The 1200 is worth coming back for with its prosciutto, goat cheese, roasted tomatoes and onions. – Joseph W. Cates, Style