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Good eats near Richmond?

DaleJ Jul 29, 2011 01:09 PM

Wife and I will be driving SC to NY. It looks like Richmond is about halfway. Any good eats within ten or so miles from 95? Thanks.

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    ForFoodsSake RE: DaleJ Jul 31, 2011 06:52 AM

    What kind of food are you interested in?

    I have really enjoyed the Black Sheep (http://www.theblacksheeprva.com/downl...) the last few times I've been in the area. I also had brunch at Stronghill Dining Company on a trip recently, and thought it was very good. Julep's is also a favorite of my family.

    I have a few friends who have really enjoyed Acacia and Mezzaine, though I haven't been myself just yet.

    Balliceaux, Cafe Rustica, and Millie's Diner have all gotten good reviews here lately, too.

    There's a thread with several recommendations here at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755059.

    Black Sheep
    901 W Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23220

    Cafe Rustica
    414 E Main St, Richmond, VA 23219

    Stronghill Dining Company
    1200 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230

    1. MandalayVA RE: DaleJ Jul 31, 2011 07:08 AM

      PLEASE be more specific. High end? Low end? Particular cuisine? Richmond is a very good eating city but your idea of "good eats" and others might differ greatly.

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        DaleJ RE: MandalayVA Aug 1, 2011 06:57 AM

        I suppose we'd go $75 pp with a decent wine. And Italian would be good, or just good local.

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          MandalayVA RE: DaleJ Aug 1, 2011 07:11 AM

          Okay, something to work with. :)

          For Italian you won't go wrong with Edo's Squid or Mamma Zu's, both well within your range and both with interesting cuisine. For local foods you'll want to look at Six Burner, which for a place that's on the casual side does a very good job. To toot my neighborhood's horn (Church Hill), there's the Roosevelt, which does fabulous nouveau southern cuisine. It just opened and already people are going nuts over it (and it's about a mile and a half from 95). Hope that helps!

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

          Mamma Zu
          501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220

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

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            Janet from Richmond RE: MandalayVA Aug 1, 2011 11:31 AM

            Good list...I would also add Comfort to it for good southern fare, and reasonable (and well thought out) wine list.

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        DaleJ RE: DaleJ Aug 1, 2011 01:27 PM

        Thanks, all!

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          aekbooth RE: DaleJ Aug 1, 2011 07:00 PM

          We enjoyed Kitchen 64, a wonderful casual restaurant right off 95 and 64. Go hungry!


          Comfort has an amazing chocolate mousse.

          Kitchen 64
          3336 N St, Richmond, VA 23223

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            princsoreo RE: DaleJ Aug 2, 2011 06:36 AM

            Also, consider Julep's! My favorite local restaurant : )

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              szkochop RE: DaleJ Aug 3, 2011 02:55 PM

              not sure if you're still looking, but if it's italian i'd do Edo's Squid or Mamma Zu's. All the fish is good, and the fried oysters with arugula salad is a great meal, at least for me. i'd also recommend Enoteca on Bellevue and Brook Road. Outstanding wine list and simple Italian fare

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

              Mamma Zu
              501 S Pine St, Richmond, VA 23220

              401 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22902

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