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Helen's

2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
(804) 358-4370
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Ranked #245 of 1,264 restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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219 reviews 219 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Nice atmosphere, cool and hipster. Open kitchen design. Had no problem getting a table at 11 am on a Sunday. Mimosas and Bloody Mary were both great. Country scramble was very good. Potatoes are seasoned with cumin, adding an unusual twist. I enjoyed the salmon florentine although the hollandaise sauce was very heavy and plentiful. Might ask for it on... More

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Midlothian, Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Went to this restaurant last night for my 42nd Anniversary. Been in business since 1935. Located in the fan, this place is small but has a lot of atmosphere. You can come for a drink and sit at the bar or enjoy a wonderful dinner. I would make reservations when you go just in case. They don't have that many... More

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Maumee, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

The building has been repurposed as an intimate dining space - fewer than 20 tables. The chefs prepare the food in an open area. We experienced amazing food; my cod on pureed cauliflower was very, very good. Vegetarian option was also outstanding. RSVPs are a good idea; wonderful ambiance.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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205 reviews 205 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I had my hopes high based on the reviews I read, but came away thinking the food was good, but not great. I had the Helen's burger with warm fries (no, they're not supposed to come that way) and my wife had the lemon Risotto ravioli. We both liked what we had, but waiting 55minutes to get it took something... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by here for brunch on a Saturday with our 10 yr old. Menu had typical brunch items (omlettes, pancakes, French toast & Benedict's) but most had an interesting twist. We chose eggs with homemade corned beef hash, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and choc chip pancakes...all were awesome! Staff was super friendly & attentive. Chefs were right behind the bar... More

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Austin, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The ambiance was good and the kitchen open and next to the bar) smelled great, but we only stayed here for drinks. The drinks were a bit expensive - might come back for dinner sometime.

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Chester, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

My husband & I tried this restaurant after reading a lot of great reviews first. When we were seated, I told our server, Julie, we had a Groupon. She cheerfully acknowledged this & thanked us for telling her. We were seated in a cozy booth and given menus and a wine list. One of the items that we had to... More

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