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Feb 5, 2014 07:43 AM

Eating Out Virginia

Looking for some killer restaurants in Richmond Virginia. All styles of food are applicable here. I just want the best of the best. If it is a food truck or double white linen, I am game.

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        1. I lived in Charlottesville (Barboursville) among the vineyards, but I don't know the Richmond scene.

        2. thank veggo - I have heard tons about Barboursville octagon, are there other iconic local wines to look out for?

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          1. re: volleypop

            The Horton winery in Barboursville is small, but their tasting room is very accommodating with friendly staff, I met the owner there a couple times and learned a lot. As I recall, he is a Kansas City businessman with a fun hobby. I became a regular customer while I lived there.

            1. re: volleypop

              Barboursville Vineyards is also good and has Palladio attached as a restaurant.

            2. Comfort and Pasture (same chef, Jason Alley)
     - straight up French Bistro
              Rappahannock Restaurant -
              Oysters, seafood and cocktails
              Strawberry St. Cafe - Diner

              All of Cary St., especially in Cary Town you can find wonderful little joints doing great stuff. Specialists in cheesesteaks, burgers, hot dogs, cupcakes and so on.

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              1. re: ccbweb

                nice list ...web

                all look excellent and up my alley. was hoping for some more offal at the brasserie but happy to see smaller communes given a little space on the wine list.

                is there a good greasy spoon for breakfast?

                1. re: volleypop

                  Sadly the best one just closed after like 40 years or something, joint called Perly's. The City Diner is really good, though:

                  Also, a bit out of downtown is The Continental Westhampton Great stuff of every possible sort, it seems.

                  For offal, maybe take a look at Bistro Bobette where they always have sweetbreads on the menu and often have other fun parts and bits as specials:

                  The folks at Heritage do a lot of in house charcuterie