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2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
(804) 358-4370
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Ranked #104 of 1,379 Restaurants in Richmond
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 10:30 am - 2:30 am
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
VA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Helen's is definitely one of a kind in Richmond. I love going back. It is always a relaxing evening. Casual atmosphere and decor but serious food and service. Seafood, meat or burger lovers, vegetarian, will find something to their liking. Nice wine selection. Very diverse. I personally love the mussels or the calamari appetizers.

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Panama, Republic of Panama
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Drove thru Richmond on way back from Williamsburg and stopped here for brunch. Boy are we glad we did. Lovely little place! We were seated at the back which we felt we had our own little room. Menu had many interesting twists. We had the Egg Benedict, Chocolate Chip Pancakes, French Toast and omelets? All were delicious, including their homemade... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was our first visit to Helen's and what a delightful experience. Loved the setting and atmosphere. Much of restaurant original to the space when it was a pharmacy and then converted to restaurant in 1935. Vintage but well maintained. Background music went perfectly with the space and added to the retro feel. Staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. Service nicely... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very little has changed here since it opened in the 20's, and that's the reason to come. It's a little cramped, it's a little noisy, but that's the price you pay for authenticity. The food and service are first rate, and I especially appreciate that they store and serve their red wine from a cooler and not at room temperature.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

LOVE this place! Food was great as was service. Omelets, veggie sandwiches were excellent paired with good coffee and a Mimosa made for a perfect brunch!

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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Good value fro the money. I met a client there for lunch it the food was great and so was the service. They presented our food and left us to be able to discuss business and yet were right there is we needed anything.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

Went to Helen's for brunch with some friends and had a splendid time. Located in the Fan District, this place is nicely decorated with the copper topped tables, bar and copper painted ceiling that resembles stamped copper. Seated by the window overlooking the street, our server was prompt, helpful and very delightful. The bloody Mary's were superb and strong. For... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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297 reviews 297 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We really liked Helen's. The establishment is small and has an old flair to it. The pork shank was very tender and tasty, and the stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon was also very good. We will return sometime in the future.

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Richmond, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had a reservation but waited 10 min for a table although the girls in front of us did not have a reservation and were seated immediately. No complaints though because we got a great window seat. The servers were super friendly hospitable and knowledgable. Drinks were tasty. But by the time they came to take our food order we... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I like this place for brunch but I recently went for dinner and was very disappointed. The service has never been great but for the price of dinner I expected something a little nicer than brunch. The food was okay but the service was not great and it was too expensive for what was just 'nicer' bar food. If you... More 

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Additional Information about Helen's

Address: 2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
Phone Number: (804) 358-4370
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:30 pm  9:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 2:00 am  10:30 am - 2:30 am
Cuisine: American

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