Restaurants in Richmond

Shula's Steak House – Up to 40% Off

Hilton Richmond Hotel and Spa/Short Pump

$100 $60

Custom center cut, aged Black Angus steaks, along with Maine lobster and jumbo lump crab cakes

45% Off Pub Food at Rose Marie Inn

Tuckahoe

$20 $11

(11)

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

40% Off Thai Cuisine at Tara Thai

Short Pump Mall

$20 $12

Massive menu of authentic Thai dishes such as vegetarian pad thai with tofu, panang curry with beef & sautéed catfish with chili-basil sauce

Up to 50% Off Asian Food at Yoojis Asian Cuisine

Dale

$24 $12

Spicy Kung Pao chicken and General Tso’s tofu can join decidedly milder options such as Moo Shu pork and Cantonese pan-fired noodles

Up to 50% Off at Fish Bowl Bistro & Bar

Shockoe Slip

$20 $11

(24)

Sandwiches packed with fresh seafood are served within a beach-themed bar complete with a full-wall mural

Half Off Tapas at C'est Le Vin 

Shockoe Bottom

$30 $15

(53)

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

Up to 60% Off Dinner at Benny's BBQ

Huguenot

$20 $12.75

(34)

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

Up to 45% Off American Dinner at The Camel

Shockoe Bottom

$20 $11

(61)

American entrees, such as grilled fish and creole-spiced black-bean burgers, served at a music venue lauded by The New York Times

Up to 46% Off at La Parisienne Bistro

Downtown Richmond

$35 $19

(17)

Modern lounge music creates a relaxing ambiance for feasts of escargots, seared pork belly, lobster waterzooi, and venison osso bucco

Half Off Tapas at Emilio's Restaurante Español

The Fan

$30 $15

(63)

More than 45 authentic Spanish tapas join handpicked wines and housemade sangria

43% Off at Maldini's Ristorante Italiano

Forest Hill

$30 $17

(189)

Expert chefs mix shellfish and filets in marinara sauce and serve linguini with jumbo shrimp in spicy fra diavolo sauce

Half Off Fusion Cuisine at Caliente

The Museum District

$16 $8

(46)

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

47% Off Sandwiches and Wraps at Stir Crazy Cafe

Bellevue

$15 $8

(15)

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

Half Off at Kobe Japanese Steaks and Sushi 

Shockoe Slip

$30 $15

(59)

Hibachi dinners prepared tableside, plus sashimi, nigiri, and specialty sushi rolls

Up to 61% Off at Piccola's Italy Pizza & Subs

The Fan

$47.90 $22

Meals feature appetizers such as fried calamari, entrees including veal or chicken marsala, and desserts such as tiramisu; parking available

Half Off Pastries and Sandwiches at Jean Jacques Bakery

Carytown

$15 $7.50

(26)

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

Up to 48% Off International Comfort Fare at Helen's Restaurant

The Fan

$25 $13

Retro eatery in business since 1935 crafts American and European classics such as raised short rib; often uses local ingredients.

Up to 53% Off Healthy Cuisine at Positive Vibe Café

Stratford Hills

$15 $7.50

(33)

Menu includes beef, buffalo, and black-bean burger choices, small plates such as avocado corn salsa and calamari, and Sunday brunch options

Up to 53% Off a Farm-to-Table Dinner or Brunch at Selba

Richmond

$87 $45

(86)

Locally sourced New American meals include five-spice pork tenderloin and shrimp and grits; dinner may be accompanied by live piano

Up to 50% Off Vegan Food at Cafe Verde

Shockoe Bottom

$20 $11

Vegan eatery offers tacos and cupcakes, which come in 10 different flavors such as cinnamon pumpkin spice and key lime coconut

Up to 55% Off Irish Pub Food at Rare Olde Times

Tuckahoe

$20 $10

(22)

The Irish public house serves traditional corned beef and cabbage along with chicken wings, burgers, and nachos

Half Off Gourmet American Cuisine at C Street

Carytown

$30 $15

(18)

Inventive, contemporary takes on seared tuna, crab cakes, steak, and fried chicken served amid brass chandeliers or on a heated patio

Up to 48% Off Upscale Bar Food at On the Rox

Shockoe Bottom

$40 $21

(42)

Upscale bar food that favors using fresh and local ingredients accompanied by seasonal craft beers served in a warm, tavern setting

Up to 53% Off at Kenn-Tico Cuban Bar & Grill

City Center

$20 $10

(33)

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

Half Off Sicilian Cuisine at Flames 231

Shockoe Bottom

$20 $10

(23)

Menu of Sicilian-inspired cuisine includes wood-fired pizzas, pastas tossed in house-made sauces, and crisp, warm paninis

Two $16 Vouchers at Deep Run Roadhouse

Richmond

$16 $8

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

Half Off at Zeytin Pizza and Pasta

Bon Air

$20 $10

(8)

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

Half Off Lunch at Homemades by Suzanne

John Marshall Ballrooms

$15 $7.50

(15)

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

Up to 50% Off Indian Cuisine at India K' Raja

Richmond

$30 $15

(30)

Award-winning Indian cuisine, including traditional regional delicacies and modern fare made with love and custom mild, medium or hot spice

Up to 53% Off at G's Pizza & Grill

Henrico

$20 $10

Smoked-tilapia pizza, stuffed burgers, linguine with macadamia-nut pesto and shrimp, and more

Tokyo Sushi – Up to 40% Off

Glen Allen

$20 $12

(39)

Fresh sushi rolled with in-season ingredients, paired with grilled hibachi steaks and seafood

40% Off Indian Cuisine at The Curry House

Innsbrook

$20 $12

Authentic Indian dishes such as spicy lamb vindaloo, creamy butter chicken, and vegetarian saag paneer with fresh cheese and spinach

Half Off Country-Style Food at Aunt Sarah's Restaurant

Brook Road

$13 $6.50

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

Up to 54% Off Italian Food at Brick Oven Pizza

Ashland

$18 $10

Crispy pizzas and subs from brick oven meet with traditional Italian pasta dishes beneath vivid murals

Up to 50% Off Sandwiches, Salads, and Baked Goods

Ashland

$10 $5.50

(76)

Housemade country-style food includes chicken salad, tuna salad, delectable sandwiches, deep-dish pies, and cakes

$11 for Thai Cuisine at Elephant Thai Short Pump

Henrico

$20 $11

(7)

12 stir-fry dinners, 6 curries, and 12 vegetarian options; authentic preparation with spices flown in each week from Thailand

Half Off Italian Cuisine at Accanto Restaurant

Henrico

$24 $12

Big wine list complements small plates of barbecue flatbreads, panko-battered calamari, and artichoke hearts piled with crabmeat and ricotta

50% Off Hibachi Dinner at Shogun Japanese Steakhouse

Midlothian

$30 $16.50

(17)

Chefs cook up hibachi dinners that showcase ingredients such as steak, chicken, seafood, or veggies

Half Off Southern Fusion Food at Erin's Village Eatery

Powhatan

$20 $10

(51)

Chicken and dumplings and prime rib hold down a gourmet dinner menu; crispy chicken and Virginia bacon top more casual fresh dishes

36% Off Greek Food at The Crazy Greek

Woodlake

$20 $12.75

(22)

Whiteboard out front announces nightly dinner specials, which might include grilled pork chops, blackened rib eye, or housemade rice pudding

Half Off Upscale American Cuisine at The Bistro at Market and Grove

Old Towne Petersburg

$30 $15

(12)

European and Southern-influenced dishes such as beef medallions, chicken and crab pasta, and chicken with prosciutto

45% Off Mexican Food at La Michoacana Restaurant and Ice Cream

Williamsburg

$20 $11

(19)

Mexican dishes such as carne asada, chicken-and-chorizo fajitas, and guacamole prepared tableside—all served next to an ice cream case

Up to 53% Off American Cuisine at Jimmy's Oven and Grill

Williamsburg

$15 $7

(40)

Hearty omelets, burgers, pizzas, pastas, and a rotating selection of buffets that change daily like the Friday night seafood buffet

Up to 48% Off at Taj Indian Cuisine

Fredericksburg

$25 $13

A Punjabi chef creates tandoori specialties with a menu that includes kebabs marinated overnight and 16 types of bread

The Melting Pot – Up to 51% Off Romantic Fondue Dinner

Newport News

$139.65 $69

Creamy cheese fondue and meats to be cooked fondue-style at the table, including filet mignon, herb-crusted chicken, and shrimp

50% Off Sushi and Hibachi-Grill Cuisine at Soya

Newport News

$30 $15

(108)

Chefs flip meats and veggies at tableside hibachi grills and roll fresh seafood into sushi

Up to 45% Off Seafood and Pub Food at Olde Towne Tavern

Pheobus

$20 $12

Neighborhood tavern offers various dishes, including Yuengling fried shrimp, swordfish tacos, and house-made crab cakes, and other pub fare

Up to Half Off at Chuck's Famous Chicken & Seafood

Hampton Roads Center

$10 $5

Fried chicken, fried shrimp, fried fish, hush puppies, and other home-cooked Southern and soul-food dishes

Up to 52% Off Bar Food at PBR Hampton Roads and Tapps

Power Plant

$30 $15

(7)

Two adjoining restaurants and bars fuel festivities with barbecue, burgers, and Southwestern food

47% Off Oven-Ready Pizza from Papa Petrone's Take 'N Bake

Lake Ridge

$34 $18

(19)

Disposable dishes ferry pizzas, pasta, and signature ScrambleBread to home ovens for quick, tasty meals made from scratch

Up to 42% Off Indian Cuisine at Aroma Indian Cuisine

Lorton

$30 $18

Traditional tandoori lamb or chicken entrees and a variety of vegetarian dishes ranging from saag paneer to channa masala

Half Off Neo-Southern Food at Stove, the restaurant

Portsmouth

$60 $30

(392)

An ever-changing menu of neo-southern food made with locally sourced ingredients at a restaurant celebrating seven years in business

50% Off at 757 Crave On The Harbor

Portsmouth

$40 $20

Chefs reinvent classic comfort fare with new takes on hand-crafted burgers, signature crab cakes, seafood mac n' cheese, and eggs benedict

43% Off at Saffron Indian Bistro

Downtown Norfolk

$35 $20

(15)

This North Indian restaurant marinates meat in a blend of yogurt, ginger, garlic, and other spices; eight different curries on the menu

50% Off at Soya Sushi Bar & Bistro

Norfolk

$20 $10

(43)

California rolls, hibachi-style lobster tail, and tempura udon

Half Off European Cuisine at Monastery Restaurant

Downtown Norfolk

$30 $15

(93)

Steak tartare, filet mignon, and other European cuisine in a romantic, Old World–style eatery

Up to 53% Off at Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant

Norfolk

$30 $15

(236)

Teriyaki and tempura dishes emerge from the kitchen to complement sushi, including vegan rolls, at eatery with traditional Japanese seating

Up to 45% Off at Degollado Mexican Restaurant

Camellia Shores

$20 $11

(74)

A former Navy cook runs this Tex-Mex restaurant with a devoted fan base, which fuses Mexican and American cuisines

50% Off at Colley Cantina

Ghent

$24 $12

(77)

Baja-inspired Mexican food such as fish tacos, conch and shrimp fitters, and mojo pork burritos

$8 for Pub Food at Mackey's American Pub

Mackey's American Pub

$15 $8

Casual American sports bar serves hand-cut steaks, crab soup, and reubens amid televisions and first-floor smoking room

Up to Half Off at Espresso Portuguese American Grill

Manassas

$40 $20

Grilled chicken with two sides and two drinks; medley of shellfish, pork and potatoes sauteed in a spicy sauce, and steak sandwiches

Up to 50% Off Mexican Food at Casa Chimayo

West Gate

$10 $5

Entrees include the enchilada de monterrey—spiced chicken and jack cheese in a flour tortilla topped with sour cream

Up to 51% Off at Virginia BBQ

Manassas

$10 $5

(36)

Chefs cook bone-in pork in rotisserie smoker for 12 hours and hand-pull meats before serving

Up to 55% Off Mediterranean Cuisine at Columbus Grill

Manassas

$30 $15

(31)

Chefs weave Mediterranean, Portuguese, and Spanish influences into fresh dishes for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch options

43% Off Japanese Food at Ang's Sushi Bistro

Greenbrier East

$35 $20

Teriyaki salmon and yakisoba noodles pair with more than 20 sushi rolls filled with fresh seafood such as eel, shrimp, and tuna

51% Off Barbecue and Fries at Breakfast & Barbecue

Greenbrier Mall Food Court

$5.62 $2.75

Chow down on barbecue pulled chicken sandwiches sided with toasty fries

$10 for Dinner at Royal Thai Cuisine

Chesapeake

$20 $10

(97)

Chefs employ housemade sauces to flavor homestyle Thai recipes with adjustable spice

45% Off Mexican Food at El Taco Loco

Chesapeake

$40 $22

(56)

Guacamole shares table space with burritos, tacos, enchiladas, and fajitas at eatery's three locations

Up to 53% Off Comfort Food at Lillian’s Restaurant

Chesapeake

$30 $15

(33)

Unpretentious homestyle cooking, including broiled shrimp, baby back ribs, and baked manicotti

50% Off American Pub Food at The Greene Turtle

Greenbrier Mall

$30 $15

(28)

Along with wraps, burgers, tacos, seafood, and steaks, the pub features a kids' menu and a gluten-free menu

47% Off at Mandarin Chinese Halal Restaurant

Springfield

$30 $16

Traditional Chinese dishes such as chicken fried rice, chicken lo mein, and General Tso's chicken prepared according to Islamic law

Half Off at Merkamo Ethiopian Bistro

Springfield

$20 $10

(28)

Vegetarian and nonvegetarian Ethiopian meals include beef over collard greens, lamb strips with jalapeños, and spicy bean shiro wet

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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 Tpke
North Chesterfield,
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

Long before she became the owner and executive chef at Europa Italian Cafe & Tapas Bar, Michelle Williams cut her teeth in the restaurant industry as a hostess and a cocktail waitress. Ambitious from the start, Williams soon finished a rigorous chef apprenticeship program, became a sous chef, and learned to cut onions so expertly that everyone nearby would weep tears of joy. Today as a founding member of the Richmond Restaurant Group, she oversees a slew of unique local eateries.

At Europa Italian Cafe & Tapas Bar, Williams and her cooking staff blend dozens of Spanish tapas with classic Italian pastas and seafood. The restaurant's signature paella mixes scallops, shrimp, mussels, clams, and fish to harmonious ends, and the meat paella alters the classic recipe, replacing seafood with chicken, chorizo, and lamb sausage. More than 50 bottles of European and American wine—as well as housemade sangria—complement the dishes.

1409 E Cary St
Richmond,
VA
US

Housed in a 95-year-old furniture showroom renovated in 2004, Popkin Tavern furnishes patrons with a menu of inventive pub fare in a vintage backdrop. Red lampshades shed light on rows of barstools and cozy seats, illuminating Bowman burgers where thick beef patties hide from the forks under their bed by blanketing themselves in cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, bacon, and caramelized onions ($9.95). Tear open chipotle chicken sandwiches' bready abodes to extract the fresh avocado, zesty pepper jack cheese, and smoky bacon within ($8.85), or watch baja fish tacos swim through sweet mango chipotle sauce, dreaming of roaming the ocean floor protected by their soft taco shells ($2.50 each).

121 W Broad St
Richmond,
VA
US