10 Best Farm-To-Table Restaurants In Richmond, Virginia

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As the capital city of Virginia, Richmond is steeped in rich history and is home to some of the best educational institutions in the country. A two-hour drive away from Washington, this state capital celebrates its culture and arts during internationally renowned festivals and exhibitions all year round. The city also hosts a variety of culinary events and festivals such as Broad Appetit making it a favourite destination among chefs and food lovers. With an amazing gastronomic scene and excellent restaurants that serve outstanding Southern fare, this foodie city is a great destination to savour the best of the region’s produce. Here is a list of the best farm-to-table restaurants in Richmond that deliver absolute farm fresh goodness with a flair.

1. Pasture

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Dedicated to delivering a contemporary experience in Southern dining, Pasture features a menu that offers both small and big plates that can be savoured on the table with your family and friends. With ingredients sourced locally from the best of Virginia’s farmers, the restaurant is ideal for anyone looking to have a relaxing Southern meal. Pasture also includes a variety of craft beers and classic and seasonal cocktails in its menu of wide-ranging food and drinks.

Pasture

Address: 416 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA, 23219

Website: Pasture

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm

2. The Savory Grain

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With laid back vibes and weekly blues music, The Savory Grain offers American dining options made from the best local ingredients. The restaurant features a fun ambience and a menu that includes both seasonal favourites and classics that appeal to palates of every type. The restaurant also hosts live music from a variety of local artists and offers an expansive list of craft beers and cocktails best enjoyed along with your party of friends.

The Savory Grain

Address: 2043 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Website: The Savory Grain

Opening hours: Sun - Wed: 11am - 11pm; Thu - Sat: 11am - 2am

3. Shagbark

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Named after a hickory tree, this restaurant serves American fare in a contemporary setting. With a communal table and modern decors, the restaurant offers the perfect setting to savour local Southern cuisine and enjoy a complete dining experience. The restaurant also offers a bar with a list of inventive cocktails and more than 300 offerings of wine.

Shagbark

Address: 4901 Libbie Mill E Blvd. #175, Richmond, VA 23230

Website: Shagbark

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 4pm - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 5pm - 10pm

4. Tazza Kitchen

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Tazza Kitchen features wood-fire cooking style and a seasonal menu with dishes made from locally sourced ingredients. With friendly service and a menu full of flavourful dishes that include entrees, tacos, wood-fire pizzas, and salads, the eatery is a hit among the locals of Richmond. The restaurant also features a private dining and events space with customisable menus and service styles.

Tazza Kitchen

Address: 1500 Roseneath Rd, Richmond, VA 23230

Website: Tazza Kitchen

Opening hours: Mon: 4.30pm - 9pm; Tue - Thu: 11.30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 11.30am - 11pm; Sun: 10.30am - 3pm

5. Rappahannock Restaurant

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This seafood restaurant offers a fresh, original menu of seafood dishes and a bar that serves oysters from their very own farms. Started in 2001 with a mission to celebrate good food that is grown well, this restaurant focuses on the sustainable production of the delicious Chesapeake Bay oysters. The casual restaurant also offers an extensive menu of drinks that include craft beers, wines and tasty cocktails.

Rappahannock Restaurant

Address: 320 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219

Website: Rappahannock Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 11.30am - 10pm; Fri: 11.30am - 11pm; Sat - Sun: 3pm - 11pm

6. Lucy's Restaurant

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Started in 2014, Lucy’s Restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner menus, daily specials and a bar that serves wines and beers. Located in the historic neighbourhood of Jackson Ward, the restaurant features chefs from renowned culinary institutions and delectable dishes made from locally sourced meat and vegetables. The restaurant also offers a secret burger menu on Wednesdays that includes juicy, succulent burgers.

Lucy's Restaurant

Address: 404 N 2nd St, Richmond, VA 23219

Website: Lucy’s Restaurant

Opening hours: Tue - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 10am - 2pm (closed on Mon)

7. Lemaire Restaurant

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This New American restaurant features local ingredients and influences of Southern cuisine and culture to prepare their dishes. The restaurant features high ceilings, chic decors, a bar, a lounge space and dining rooms. They also have over 200 offerings of wine and a list of craft cocktails made with the freshest of ingredients.

Lemaire Restaurant

Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220

Website: Lemaire Restaurant

Opening hours: 4pm - 12am (daily)

8. Citizen Restaurant

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This unassuming place in E Main St. offers sandwiches, salads, brunches and breakfasts made from thoughtfully sourced ingredients and local produce. The cute, cosy space features an open layout and features local artworks. The butternut squash sandwich served here is a winner and will leave you craving and coming back for more.

Citizen Restaurant

Address: 1203 E Main St., Richmond, VA 23219

Website: Citizen Restaurant

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 2pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm (closed on Sun)

9. The Broken Tulip

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This restaurant offers a wide range of appetisingly delicious dishes made with ingredients from dedicated and skilled farmers, fishermen and foragers of the region. Started by a couple that was attracted to the thriving food scene of Richmond, this eatery is dedicated to serve social gatherings and allow people to relish the pleasures of the table. The restaurant is ideal for anyone looking to enjoy a sophisticated dining experience in a setting with laid back vibes.

The Broken Tulip

Address: 3129 W Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221

Website: The Broken Tulip

Opening hours: Thu - Sat: 4pm -11pm; Sun: 11am - 2pm (closed on Mon, Tue & Wed)

10. The Daily Kitchen & Bar

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With a mission to serve health conscious, environmentally friendly as well as delicious meals, The Daily Kitchen and Bar in Cary St. is the spot to go to if you are looking for fresh, flavourful, nutritious brunches and dinners. The restaurant features an extensive selection of dishes made from local, organic ingredients as well as vegan, paleo, gluten-free and vegetarian options at affordable prices. The restaurant also offers a drinks menu with a wide selection and offers happy hour every day between 2.30 pm and 6.30 pm.

The Daily Kitchen & Bar

Address: 2934 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221

Website: The Daily Kitchen & Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 8am - 10pm; Sun : 8am - 9pm

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With a gastronomic scene that is flourishing and receiving accolades like no other city, Richmond offers restaurants and cuisines of all varieties, which makes it a dream destination for food lovers. The above list of farm-to-table restaurants in Richmond sources its ingredients thoughtfully, features seasonal menus, and provides delectable farm fresh fare. Take your pick and sample the region’s local produce to recharge your mind and body healthily.

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