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Gheph Jun 17, 2010 01:41 PM

Last time I visited Richmond, I went to Millie's Diner, and really liked it; I planned to take my wife there when we pass through in a couple of weeks. I suspect we'll stay downtown somewhere (haven't booked the room yet), so I'd prefer not to drive out to the 'burbs, but don't let that dissuade you from making a compelling case that someplace is worth the commute.

I reviewed several Richmond postings already, and whenever I found something that looked appealing, I'd go to the restaurant's website, only to learn that Monday's not an option.

We eat pretty much everything. Cost isn't really a concern, but we'll be coming off a daylong drive and not looking to feel obliged to dress up much. I loved Millie's, and I also enjoyed a visit to Kuba Kuba once. I also recall a place called (I think) Havana 59, which I enjoyed some time ago, but that may have been the drinks and the company as much as anything.

Thoughts?

Cheers,
Jeff

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Kuba Kuba
1601 Park Ave, Richmond, VA 23220

Havana 59
16 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219

  1. j
    Janet from Richmond Jun 18, 2010 04:59 AM

    I'm pretty sure Comfort is open on Mondays. I would also check to see if Lulu's is open on Mondays.

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    1. re: Janet from Richmond
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      jeanmarieok Jun 18, 2010 08:48 AM

      Lulu's has been open on Mondays in the past - we did a business thing there back in March on a Monday night. They have a new chef now . We ate there last weekend for my daughter's graduation, and the new menu is different from the old menu ( no tomato blue cheese soup or mac and cheese) but it was a very good meal. Everyone really liked their food.

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      nyctripper Jun 18, 2010 08:18 AM

      I'd recommend Edo's Squid for wonderful Italian and seafood. Six Burner and Acacia are incredible local places that I highly recommend!! Not sure where you've been looking, but most places in town are open on Mondays.

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      Edo's Squid
      411 N Harrison St, Richmond, VA 23220

      Six Burner Restaurant
      1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

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        Janet from Richmond Jun 18, 2010 09:35 AM

        I second the Edo's recommendation. Six Burner is one of those places I want to like more than I do. When they are on, it's great, but unfortunately consistency is an issue.

        Acacia is great but it's a case where the back of the house saves the front of the house. You may have great service or not-so-great service.

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        Six Burner Restaurant
        1627 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220

        Edo
        22299 Exploration Dr Ste 402, Lexington Park, MD 20653

        1. re: Janet from Richmond
          piglet86 Jun 21, 2010 10:45 PM

          I third Edo's.

          I agree with Janet about the Six Burner. I've dined there more times than I can remember (because my employer has me take guests there), yet I can't remember a thing I've eaten there; I've never spent my own money there, even though it's literally two blocks from my house.

          Comfort is indeed open Mondays. I find it a bit loud, and the food was underwhelming to me, but probably because I'm a vegetarian. My meat-eating friends seem to have better experiences. If you're looking for Southern food, may I suggest Julep's? The fried green tomatoes are fantastic, and not in the way you'd expect. Service is awesome, too.

          1. re: piglet86
            Gheph Jun 22, 2010 11:48 AM

            Thanks, all. Edo's has been on my radar, but for some reason I thought I couldn't do it on a Monday. I just tried, and failed, to find support for that memory online.

            What about Lemaire? I see where it made Esquire's top 10 last year, and I've been happy with their choices before...

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            Edo
            22299 Exploration Dr Ste 402, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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              nyctripper Jun 22, 2010 01:23 PM

              Haven't been personally but my buds have been very pleased. This iteration is much more casual than the previous one. Just so you'll know, comparing the two is like apples and eggs. Edo's is cramped and loud, but a super urban vibe and great food. Was in there Sunday nite for father's day and we all had a wonderful meal. I would think Lemaire would be more upscale with wonderful service. Equally good food but just completely different if you know what i mean. Also, your check will be different as well.

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              Edo
              22299 Exploration Dr Ste 402, Lexington Park, MD 20653

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        Littleman Jun 22, 2010 02:59 PM

        There's a Doubletree two blocks from Comfort. What about Buz and Ned's. It's in that area not too far away. Good BBQ.

        http://www.buzandneds.com/

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          AMFM Jun 25, 2010 09:52 PM

          i've liked comfort, lulu's. lemaire, six burner, and acacia. totally underwhelmed by edo's (as was everybody with me). guess it's just what you're in the mood for - and how lucky you are!

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            blumonk Jun 27, 2010 03:57 PM

            Cafe Gutenburg!

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