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One night in Richmond --

toaster Jul 9, 2007 02:22 PM


I'm a Maine 'hound, heading to Richmond on business tomorrow. I'll only be in town for one night, and am looking for advice on the one spot I should hit for dinner. I'm staying by the airport, but anywhere in cabbing distance is fine, and price isn't important. Any help would be much appreciated.


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  1. hopkid RE: toaster Jul 10, 2007 06:16 AM

    These, in no particular order, are all less than 10 miles from the airport:

    Can Can, French Brasserie, Carytown

    Mamma Zu, fabulous Italian, Oregon Hill

    Edo's Squid, same owners as Mamma Zu and same fabu food, The Fan

    Hill Cafe, neighborhood cafe with good American contemporary, Church Hill (closest of these recs to the airport)

    Kuba Kuba, Cuban, great atmosphere and Tres Leches cake, The Fan

    Comfort, traditional southern dishes, Downtown

    Hope that helps!

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    1. re: hopkid
      AMFM RE: hopkid Jul 10, 2007 01:59 PM

      can can gives you a fun place to walk around and people watch in carytown. the food isn't as good as the atmosphere but it'll give you a feel for richmond.
      unfortunately nothing's too close to the airport!

      1. re: hopkid
        Janet from Richmond RE: hopkid Jul 11, 2007 05:22 AM

        Edo's is closed until July 17 for vacation ::::Sniff::::: Not sure about Mamma Zu's. I think Comfort would be a great place for someone from Maine to experience some good southern food. We had a great meal there Monday night.

        1. re: Janet from Richmond
          toaster RE: Janet from Richmond Jul 12, 2007 11:21 AM

          Thanks for the recs. Had decided on Comfort, when I found myself trapped in the Philadelphia airport for hours on end. By the time I got to Richmond, it was very late, and I had to eat hotel food. I'm returning to the city in a few months, though, with time to get out and about, so will have a chance to explore. Thanks again!

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