Valentine’s Day Dining Guide for Richmond

Valentine's Day dining guide 2019Valentine’s Day may be a “Hallmark” holiday in many ways, but there’s nothing wrong with setting aside quality time to spend with the people you love. Whether that means a date night with someone special, or maybe a family dinner out where you all have a chance to catch up on your busy lives, Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to slow down and say, “I love you.”

The great thing about Richmond is that while many restaurants have already started booking up for February 14th, there are plenty more with space still available. From upscale to casual, Richmond has a restaurant featuring a menu and an ambiance guaranteed to make your night special.

With that in mind, we have collected a list of fantastic spots all throughout the Greater Richmond area with reservations still available for Valentine’s Day. While we checked each of them for availability before publishing, remember, spots fill up quickly! Be sure to book your reservation soon.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for more creative date ideas, be sure to check out our list of Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas in Richmond!

 

Addis Ethiopian

Ethiopian

Addis Ethiopian offers traditional Ethiopian cuisine served family style on large platters with breads, vegetables, and meat dishes; and provides a warm, yet elegant, atmosphere in the heart of the city. Special events are planned throughout the month, including spoken word and musical performances.

See the full menu here
Make an online reservation 

9 N 17th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 308.3649

 

Aloi

Contemporary American, Farm-to-Table

A newcomer in 2018 to the Scott’s Addition food scene, Aloi features elegantly crafted dishes with an ever-changing menu focused heavily on local, seasonal foods. Enjoy your meal in chic, “sexy” setting featuring an intricate wooden ceiling, three eight-person communal tables, and a 14-seat bar that faces the kitchen which can be seen through large glass windows.

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3103 W Leigh St
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-5555
management@aloirva.com

 

Azzurro

Italian

Known for their award-winning food, top-notch service, and romantic setting, Azzurro is Italian dining at its best. Choose from seating on the softly-lit patio, or inside by the fire, then settle in for a one-of-a-kind meal paired with an impressive wine list.

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6221 River Road,
Henrico, Virginia 23229
(804) 282-1509

 

Bar Solita

Mediterranean, Tapas, Vegan and Vegetarian options

As one of the latest and greatest additions the RVA food scene, Bar Solita is making a splash with beautifully crafted Mediterranean tapas (small plates) featuring flavors from Italy, France, Greece, Northern Africa, and the Middle East. Enjoy their casual, yet trendy setting and take advantage of their Valentine’s Day special –  a carefully curated tapas tasting with a complimentary champagne toast for only $35. In-house valet service is also available for parking.

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123 West Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
804-308-3605
info@barsolita.com

 

Belle

Southern, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Formerly known as Belle and James, Belle may have changed names, but not reputation. This vibrant “Southern kitchen” focuses on creative dishes that rely on locally sourced ingredients, ensuring quality, freshness, and local responsibility. With an upscale, yet relaxed ambiance, Belle is the perfect place for a romantic meal paired with one of their many specialty craft cocktails.

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700 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-0366
info@bellerva.com

 

Bistro 27

European/Mediterranean, Contemporary American

With delightfully eclectic flavors that pull from both Italian and French cuisines, Bistro 27 offers a taste of Europe in the heart of Richmond. You may know them for their ever-popular champagne brunch, but this Valentine’s Day, treat your special someone to a truly delicious meal in a unique setting featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and airy 20-foot ceilings. Plus, free parking is available behind the building!

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27 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 780-0086.
rockcreekvadc@yahoo.com

 

Bistro Bobbette

French 

Who wouldn’t like a night in Paris for Valentine’s Day? But if travel is not in the cards for you this year, then do the next best thing and dine at Bistro Bobbette. As Richmond’s only authentic French restaurant with a Parisian Chef/Owner, Bistro Bobbette brings the true flavors of Paris to RVA. With an expansive wine list, an intimate setting, and excellent service, this award-winning restaurant is ideal for romance on Valentine’s Day – or any day of the year.

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1209 East Cary Street
Richmond,VA 23219
(804) 225-9116

 

Brenner Pass

Contemporary European, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary Italian

If you’re not familiar with “Alpine Cuisine,” you’re not alone. But once you’ve tried Brenner Pass’ elegantly styled menu of foods inspired by the Alpine region, you’ll be glad you did. Featuring French, Italian, Swiss, Austrian, and European cuisine, Brenner Pass pairs their dishes with wines and cocktails influenced by the same regions. With an open, bright setting, Brenner Pass is truly a unique experience from start to finish. For Valentine’s Day, enjoy a three-course prixe fix menu for $65 person. Please note, that this will be the only menu available on February 14, but will include options for each course and can be adjusted to suit dietary restrictions.

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3200 Rockbridge St.
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 658-9868

 

C’est Le Vin Wine Bar

Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar

As the name implies, C’est Le Vin is focused on world-class wines, designed to be savored in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. With wines from around the world, they offer something for every palate and price point, all carefully paired with an elegant menu that is every bit as delicious as the wine with which it is served.

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Make an online reservation 

15 North 17th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(828)242-7072 – Reservations
(804) 649-9463 – General inquiries
info@cestlevinrva.com

 

Casa del Barco – Short Pump and Canal Walk

Mexican 

With two convenient Richmond area locations, Casa del Barco has made a name for itself as the home of authentic Mexican cuisine. The menu features fresh, local ingredients in dishes that stay true to the flavors of Mexico. Pair your meal with one of Casa del Barco’s signature craft cocktails or try samples from their Tequileria, which features 200 tequilas or mezcals mixed with fresh squeezed citrus, and tropical fruit purees.

Short Pump:
See the full menu here
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11800 West Broad St. Suite 2516
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 729-5088

Canal Walk:
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320 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 775-2628

 

Caturra on Grove

American, European, Contemporary American

Featuring sustainable food sources, fresh ingredients, and a wide range of flavors, Caturra on Grove is a “new American bistro” that offers something for everyone. Their comfortable, neighborhood ambiance pairs perfectly with their delightful seasonal menu and offers an ideal setting for Valentine’s Day romance.

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5811 Grove Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23226
(804) 285-0690

 

Chez Foushee

French American, Southern, Steak

A long-time Richmond favorite, Chez Foushee is known for its elegant ambiance. Choose from dishes that range from cheese and olive plate starters to Seared Duck Breast with Orange Risotto, but no matter what you choose, Chez Foushee will deliver tastes every bit as stunning as the setting in which they are served.

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2 E. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 648.3225
reservations@chezfoushee.com

 

The Cobblestone Bar and Grill at the Berkeley Hotel

Contemporary American, Southern

The Berkeley Hotel in Shockoe Slip is well known for its classic elegance and attention to detail. It’s no surprise that their in-house restaurant upholds that tradition. The Cobblestone Bar and Grill serves seasonally inspired regional and Southern cuisine featuring a distinctly American flair. To make your Valentine’s Day even more special, they will be offering a special dinner menu featuring a three-course Prix fixe menu for only $78 per couple.

See the Valentine’s Day menu
Make an online reservation

1200 East Cary Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 780-1300
info@berkeleyhotel.com

 

Comfort 

Southern

At Comfort, the name says it all. This casual Jackson Ward restaurant offers a warm, inviting atmosphere that mirrors their menu of homestyle comfort foods. Not only is the food delicious, but in March 2018, Comfort made a promise to donate all of their net profits to Feedmore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization. So not only will you enjoy a dinner out with your Valentine, you’ll ensure that someone else in Richmond will have a meal to share with their family, as well.

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200 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 780-0004
info@comfortrichmondva.com

 

Crossings Restaurant at the Westin Richmond

American 

Treat your Valentine to the ultimate romantic experience at Crossings Restaurant located at the AAA 4-Diamond award-winning Westin Richmond hotel. Their casually elegant atmosphere offers a relaxed, yet romantic setting paired with a fresh menu that offers something for every palate.

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6631 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-8444

 

East Coast Provisions

Seafood, Sushi, Steak 

East Coast Provisions features a full Raw Bar stocked with a wide variety of oysters, clams, shrimp and lobster, as well a stunning selection of sushi and hand-cut steaks. Their sleek décor is highlighted by multiple levels of exposed brick, two fire places, private rooms, multiple bars, and one of Richmond’s best outdoor patios making it a Valentine’s Day haven in the heart of Carytown.

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3411 W. Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-3411

 

Farouk’s House of India

Indian 

For more than 40 years, Farouk’s has been serving their authentic Indian cuisine in Carytown, bringing customers back time and again – for generations. Enjoy freshly prepared, homestyle Indian dishes in a comfortably elegant setting and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

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3033 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 355-0378

 

Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers

Contemporary American, Speakeasy

If the name seems a bit mysterious…well, then you already get the point. Grandstaff and Stein Book Sellers is an old-fashioned speakeasy designed to take you to another time. Featuring fine dining in delightfully mysterious environment, Valentine’s Day dinner at Grandstaff and Stein is a surefire way to make this Valentine’s Day one you’ll never forget.

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2113 E Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 918-2627

 

Helen’s 

Southern, American

With a history that dates back before 1935, Helen’s is a longstanding staple of the RVA dining scene. For nearly 90 years, Helen’s has been serving up classic Southern cuisine, adding changes and seasonal ingredients along the way to keep the flavors fresh and the choices relevant to their loyal customers.

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2527 West Main St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-4370

 

La Grotta Ristorante 

Italian 

Led by Chef Antonio Capece, La Grotta prides itself on delightfully artistic presentations of Northern Italian cuisine. La Grotta, or “The Cave” as it translates in English, is a warm, inviting space resembling a wine cellar, and for an even more intimate and special dining experience, guests can dine in the restaurant’s actual wine cellar room. Choose from their regular dinner menu, or sample the four-course prixe fix menu for only $50 per person.

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Make an online reservation 

529 E Broad St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 644-2466

 

Little Saint

Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Farm-to-Table

Featuring local, organic, and sustainable foods, Little Saint serves up traditional Southern meals with a modern twist in a cozy, farmhouse-style setting. Choose from their regular menu of seafood, steaks, salads, and more. All of their dishes are lovingly prepared with special attention to dietary restrictions, with keto-friendly, gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian choices available.

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2901 Park Ave
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 303-9772

 

LuLu’s

Contemporary American

As one of Richmond’s top brunch spots (and for good reasons), LuLu’s shouldn’t be counted out for dinner by any means. Carrying on their brunch tradition of creativity and quality, dinner at LuLu’s is a treat any day of the year. Join them for a Valentine’s Day dinner and enjoy a classy, sophisticated setting along with world-class food and specialty drinks – all in the heart of Shockoe.

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21 N. 17th St
Richmond, 23219
(804) 343-9771

 

Max’s on Broad 

Belgian, French

If you’re looking for a special date night locale, look no further than Max’s on Broad. Located in the heart of the RVA arts’ district, this French and Belgian-inspired bistro offers homemade desserts, soups, fresh salads, local raw oysters, craft cocktails, an extensive wine list, local beers, Belgian beers, and an elegant ambiance. Featuring local, sustainable foods, Max’s offers a special twist on classic favorites.

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305 Brook Rd
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0400
info@maxsonbroad.com

 

Morton’s The Steakhouse 

Steakhouse, Seafood

For more than 30 years, Morton’s has served as one of Richmond’s premier steakhouse restaurants. Featuring their classic menu of prime-aged beef, succulent seafood, fine wine, chilled cocktails, and decadent desserts, Morton’s makes every meal special. Join them this Valentine’s Day and enjoy a delicious meal, complimented by impeccable service and a romantic environment.

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111 Virginia Street
Richmond, VA 23219
804-648-1662

 

MOSAIC Restaurant

Contemporary American, American, Mediterranean

For more than two decades, Mosaic has been setting the bar for fine dining in the Richmond area. But on Valentine’s Day, they kick it up a notch with an exclusive Valentine’s Day menu. This elegant three-course meal-for-two is offered for $50 per person and includes a complimentary Prosecco or Pellegrino toast. Best of all, you’ll enjoy your meal in MOSAIC’s elegantly styled dining room with an attentive wait staff ready to make your night memorable.

See the regular dinner menu here or click the link above for the the Valentine’s Day menu.
Make an online reservation 

River Road Shopping Center
6229-A River Road
Richmond, Virginia 23229
(804) 288-7482

 

My Noodle and Bar

Asian, Thai

If you’re looking for something a little lighter in terms of atmosphere to celebrate your Valentine’s Day, My Noodle and Bar is just the ticket. Located in a basement space, My Noodle and Bar serves up deliciously authentic Thai dishes, side-by-side with other menu options inspired by flavors from around the world. Fun, casual, and altogether delicious, My Noodle and Bar might just become a favorite year round! Dine-in and delivery available.

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1600 Monument Avenue
(in the basement)
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 308 – 1613
mynoodlebarrva@gmail.com

 

P.F. Chang’s

Asian, Chinese 

With its roots in Chinese cooking, P.F. Chang’s stretches across Asia, offering diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day. No matter what your preference, P.F. Chang’s delivers fresh, made-to-order meals in a relaxed, yet sophisticated, environment built on their exclusive Farm-to-Wok philosophy.

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Stony Point Fashion Park
9212 Stony Point
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 253-0492

 

Pasture

Southern, American, Tapas / Small Plates

In the south, many of our gatherings revolve around food. Dining is a time of sharing and interacting. Pasture holds true to Southern traditions by offering their homemade Southern dishes in small plate and family-style portions, ensuring that your meal is about more than just the food, it’s also about the company. Make your Valentine’s Day romantic in Pasture’s casual, homey dining room – while sharing a great meal and some love.

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416 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-0416

 

Pearl Raw Bar

Seafood, Raw Bar, Contemporary American, Vegetarian

For delicious seafood in a classic Richmond setting, Pearl Raw Bar has it all. Their menu features a variety of seafood specialties including local oysters, shrimp, and crab legs, along with a wide variety of vegetarian and non-seafood options. Choose from great weekly specials and enjoy your meal in the casual main dining room, or opt for quieter dining with in their back room.

See the full menu here 
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2229 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-2424

 

Perch 

American, Hawaiian, Filipino

New to Richmond in 2018, Perch brings island flavors and world-class culinary techniques to every dish they serve. Head Chef Mike Ledesma’s combines his culinary training in Hawaii with his Filipino heritage to create dishes that inspire and delight. Enjoy a truly exotic meal in Perch’s vibrant dining room – or find out more about their private Chef’s Table service. For Valentine’s Day, Perch is offering a special multi-course pre-fixe menu  featuring Pacific-rim flavors with Virgina spirits.

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2918 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA, 23230
(804) 669-3344

 

Postbellum

Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

As a tribute to their name, Postbellum combines postbellum-era cooking methods with recipes that have been modernized with fresh, local ingredients. Whether you’re in the main dining room or decide to head outside to the covered patio, you’ll love Postbellum’s American-European menu options.

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1323 West Main Street
Richmond. VA 23220
(804) 353-7678

 

Rappahannock

Seafood, Contemporary American

An upscale, yet casual seafood restaurant nestled in the historic Grace Street corridor of downtown Richmond, Rappahannock serves up seasonal dishes, craft beers, diverse wine, signature cocktails, and an enormous raw bar focusing on their very own oyster farms – Rappahannock Oyster Co. Enjoy their revolutionized farm-to-table menu on Valentine’s Day – or any time.

See a sample menu
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320 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 545-0565

 

SaltBox Oyster Co.

Seafood, Oyster Bar

Built on a foundation of sustainably sourced, eco-friendly oysters, the Saltbox Oyster Co. offers only the freshest only oysters from every coast, ensuring diversity of flavor and quality in every bite. In addition to oysters, their menu provides a modern twist on Southern and coastal classics with choices like Rockshrimp Pimento Mac n’ Cheese, Black Truffle Deviled Eggs, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Pie, and more.

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On the Square at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Dr Suite 300C,
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 528-5554
contact@saltboxoyster.com

 

Sam Miller’s

American, Seafood 

Located in a 165-year-old building in the heart of historic Shockoe Slip, Sam Miller’s is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is considered a Richmond tradition. In addition to fine seafood and “the best crab cakes in Richmond,” they serve USDA Prime beef, creative pasta dishes, and salads, as well as small plates in the Oyster Bar. Enjoy your meal in Sam Miller’s relaxed setting that allows an upscale experience as easily as it does casual dining.

 

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1210 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 644-5465

 

Social 52

American, Contemporary American

For a Valentine’s day that’s cool but casual, head to Social 52. With their urban farmhouse feel, you’ll enjoy a relaxed ambiance – and a meal that’s out of this world. Well known for their world-class brunch, their standard menu includes a wide selection of “shareables” (i.e., small plates), as well as flatbreads, burgers, and more. For Valentine’s Day, they will be offering a special four-course “Chef Inspired Menu,” including a glass of champagne, choice entree, soup/salad, entree, and dessert to share!

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2619 W. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-9709

 

Tarrant’s Café

American, Seafood, Pizzeria, Gluten-Free

With a menu that ranges from elegant seafood dishes to comfort foods like pasta and pizza, Tarrant’s truly has something for everyone – all in an elegantly casual setting. This Valentine’s Day, treat you and your someone special to a meal from Tarrant’s regular menu, or if you have special dietary needs, choose from their dedicated gluten-free menu.

See the dinner menu 
See the gluten-free menu
Make an online reservation

1 West Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 225-0035

 

Tarrant’s West

American, Italian, Seafood

Tarrant’s West is the West End sister establishment of Tarrant’s Café. While the two restaurants each have their own special menu, they share the same commitment to delicious food served in a sophisticated setting. Be sure to check out the daily dinner specials here.

See the dinner menu
Make an online reservation

11129 Three Chopt Road
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 205-9009

 

The Boathouse

Seafood, American

With three stunning waterfront locations throughout the greater Richmond area and a fourth location at Short Pump, The Boathouse offers beautiful views and incredible food all year long. But there’s no better time to visit your favorite Boathouse location than this Valentine’s Day. They will be serving their regular menu complete with their signature seafood favorites, as well as a special love-inspired Valentine’s Day menu. Contact your nearest Boathouse location for details.

Contact:
The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing
4708 E. Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231
(804) 622-2628
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at Sunday Park
4602 Millridge Parkway
Midlothian, VA 23112
(804) 744-2545
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at Short Pump Town Center
11800 W. Broad St. Unit 950
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-7200
Make online reservations here.

The Boathouse at City Point
701 West Randolph Road
Hopewell, Virginia 23860
(804) 616-4222
Make online reservations here.

 

The Franklin Inn

American

Since 1930, The Franklin Inn has been a mainstay in Richmond’s Museum district. After meticulous restoration efforts in 2010, this historic restaurant continues to serve the community with high-quality food and drink. Join them for Valentine’s Day and take part in this Richmond tradition with classic American food, local craft beers, fine wines, bourbons and scotches.

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800 Cleveland St
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 716-9493

 

The Greek Taverna 

Greek, Pizzeria

Family-owned and -operated, the Greek Taverna specializes in homemade Greek cuisine, pasta, and pizza. Their expansive menu includes only the finest ingredients, and includes vegetarian and gluten-free options. Head in for their daily happy hour from 4pm-7:30pm, then stay to treat your Valentine to great meal in a great setting.

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1903 Staples Mill Rd
Richmond, VA 23230
(804)477-6216
greektaverna2017@gmail.com

 

The Hard Shell

Seafood, Steak

With locations in Midlothian and Richmond, The Hard Shell is one of Richmond’s most popular seafood restaurants. Considering their casually elegant style paired with their incredible selection of fresh fish, crab, shrimp and lobster, it’s easy to see why. Whether you choose from their burgers, their specialty Chef Combinations, or their delicious grill menu, dinner from The Hard Shell will be the ultimate treat for you and your Valentine.

The Hard Shell – Bellgrade (Midlothian)
11400 W Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 464-1476

See the dinner menu 
Make an online reservation 

The Hard Shell – Downtown (Richmond)
1411 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-2333

See the dinner menu 
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Vagabond Restaurant & Speakeasy 

Southern, American, Speakeasy

If white linen and fine crystal isn’t really your scene, then spice things up this Valentine’s Day with a dinner at Vagabond – one of Richmond’s newest – and hippest – hangouts. Located next door to The National, Vagabond offers a funky, eclectic flair coupled with great southern comfort food, the finest craft beer, wine, and cocktails, and amazing live music. With a 1920’s era speakeasy downstairs that you must see to believe, you can eat, drink, and dance to your heart’s content – all in one place.

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700 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 643-2632
info@vagabondrva.com

Xtra’s Café

This locally owned café in Carytown prides themselves on offering a little something “extra,” including the only restaurant balcony overlooking Cary Street! Set upstairs from Bangles and Beads, Xtra’s provides a globally-inspired menu, all in fresh, vibrant atmosphere.

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3322-B W. Cary St.
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 355-0446