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2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
(804) 358-4370
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Today
5:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Remember who started the food craze in RVA

Happy Birthday to me. As a restaurant traveler my wife and I love hitting all the new and hot spots in town. But when it was time to pick a birthday dinner I chose a Richmond classic. Helen's did not disappoint. The service was terrific, the drinks spot on, my flank steak was delicious, and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
AlroF
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Happy Birthday to me. As a restaurant traveler my wife and I love hitting all the new and hot spots in town. But when it was time to pick a birthday dinner I chose a Richmond classic. Helen's did not disappoint. The service was terrific, the drinks spot on, my flank steak was delicious, and the rockfish was yummy (I... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Helen's is such a fun place, the back room is my favorite for a large group as it resembles the restaurant in Madrid where Socialism began. But really, it's the food ... always fresh and cooked to perfection. The salads and mussels are among my favorite and locally well known, the steak (bistecca) is out of this world, but for... More 

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had lunch, or brunch if you prefer, at Helen's after visiting the VMFA. Had a great lunch, wonderful service from everyone and wonderful menu. I was especially pleased with the vegetarian choices and my husband loved his homemade corned beef hash. Everything is made on site. And the bloody marys were just right. Perfect Fan restaurant and worth going... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We loved the wine - Savignon Blanc - food - great appetizers - and service (we had ZsaZsa serve us at the bar). I would highly recommend this place; we will be back.

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VA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 358-4370

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?