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Jun 30, 2008 08:29 AM

Recommendations for lunch near Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

We are looking for suggestions for a nice place for lunch or dinner near the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. The good news is that there's a lot close to there. The bad news is that there's a lot close to there <g>. What day of the week will you be there? Price range? Food preferences?

    11 Replies
    1. re: Janet from Richmond

      Hi Janet,

      We are looking for a good seafood or ethnic restaurant for a week-day lunch with moderate prices. Thanks for your help!

      1. re: cybera97

        The first place that comes to mind is Kuba Kuba (Cuban) on Park Avenue. There are also several Thai restaurants in the Carytown district (close to the museum district) and there is great debate among Richmonders as to which is the best..I like Moms Siam, but I am definitely no expert on Thai cuisine...I just know what I like.....LOL

        1. re: Janet from Richmond

          Thank you Janet! Those sound great. Are there any seafood restaurants nearby the museum that you can recommend as well?

          PS Thank you also for providing the correct name of the art museum. Without your help, we would have driven to Richmond and found the museum closed.

          1. re: cybera97

            Seafood is a strange thing in Richmond <g>. Would this be for lunch or for dinner?

            1. re: Janet from Richmond

              Thank you for your help Janet! This would be for lunch during the weekday.

              1. re: cybera97

                For fried catfish or comfort food, I'd suggest Comfort on Broad Street. For French, mussels, raw bar, oysters, shrimp, etc. I'd recommend CanCan in Carytown (which is a great shopping, dining area for walking around, etc.) They also bake all their own bread and croissants so you could get some for the road!

            2. re: cybera97

              For the best fried trout i have ever had try Croaker Spot.


            3. re: Janet from Richmond

              Between Kuba Kuba and Moms Siam, which is your favorite and what dishes would you recommend there?

              1. re: cybera97

                I like both. At Mom's Siam I always get the chicken soup with coconut milk and either basil chicken or red or green curry chicken.

                At Kuba Kuba I get something different everytime and have not been disappointed.

              2. re: Janet from Richmond

                Thank you for the great recommendation Janet! My friend and I ate at Kuba Kuba yesterday and the lunch was superb. We both had the black bean soup and an Avocado salad which was great as was the service.