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“Consistency, please???” 3 of 5 stars
Review of MOSAIC Restaurant Richmond

MOSAIC Restaurant Richmond
6229 River Rd Ste A, Richmond, VA 23229
+1 804-288-7482
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Ranked #187 of 1,374 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cary Street Road
Description: Serving lunch and dinner daily as well as Sunday brunch. Full bar with extensive beer, specialty cocktail and wine list. Beautiful patio dining available when weather allows. Opened since 1994, our mission has been to effectively nourish body and soul while preserving the highest level of quality and value. The open kitchen and upscale atmosphere of eclectic world cuicine is designed to provide healthy fare in a casual, full service environment.
Richmond, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Consistency, please???”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Mosaic has a lot of things going for it. Nice location, enticing menu, choice of outdoor dining or sleek interior, and comfortable seating. I had been there long ago, and then again twice recently. One recent visit was great; yesterday's adventure was so-so, and that's not what you want when you're taking friends who have never dined there. The appetizer that had been so fab on the previous visit was indifferently prepared and had cooled by the time it reached our table. Plus, NO SILVERWARE! C'mon, people, when you seat someone, how about taking a glance to be sure the table is ready??? That's a pretty basic duty. We were there during a slack time, so it wasn't like they were distracted by an abundance of patrons.
The restaurant has great potential, but needs a guiding hand from a caring owner or manager. Perhaps they are resting on their laurels. The food was pretty good, but fell short of the bar set on my other recent experience. Most diners expect consistency, especially in a food town where there are so many other options around the corner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“How to make a special day awful”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I'd never dined at the restaurant before, but had sampled the food at another event and found it delicious. I was really looking forward to a great outing.
We had reservations, and it was a special occasion.
We arrived a little early. We stood at the front door for quite a while, and when acknowledged, we were told to wait just a minute. In the meantime, at least 3 people checked the computer lay-out of the floor [there were empty tables] over and over, and conferred for so long, the middle-east peace process would be shorter... Finally, we were told our table was being cleaned. We saw another girl head to the left to clean a table. More waiting, more conferring. Then, we seated to the right.
At least 5 or more minutes went by before the waiter stopped by. Only to say hello apparently. We were not given the opportunity to order drinks. We did the next time he stopped by, and asked for water. Another 10 minutes later, our drinks arrived, no water. 5 minutes later, he came back to take our food order. We sat... chatted, and watched our waiter on other tables, and he seemed like he wasn't working effectively.
A young woman eventually arrived with food, didn't know who got what, asked if she could get us anything else...and left before we could answer. We needed salt, pepper, ketchup and SILVERWARE. We sat there like idiots, knowing our food would be cold before we could eat it. She was walking by when we asked for those items, which she brought, except for the ketchup.
And, still no water.
After our drinks were empty, and food half gone, the water swung by with water. No one asked if our food was good, or if we wanted another cocktail.
Now, for the food. The menu sounds good. My husband said his food was okay, nothing special. I thought mine was tasty enough and very creative. But the service was just not great... a young woman walked by and took a plate away [without asking, and it was not empty] and my husband's plate [he was not done]. We just looked at each other like...WHAT? The check arrived and THEN the waiter asked if we wanted dessert. Nope!

So, you can expect good to pretty good, creative choices here. Don't expect great service, and you'll be pleased.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“ENERGETIC AND EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Just had dinner at Mosaic in Richmond. Very "hip" place. Lots of energy, great service and the food is terrific. Lots of different but interesting menu choices. I had the chicken/ Gorgonzola chopped salad with bleu cheese balsamic dressing with walnuts, spinach, lettuce, carrots, onions.
It was OUTSTANDING!!
The place was jammed at 6:45pm with good, soft rock background music and a very pleasant waitstaff. I highly recommend it and I will always return when I'm in Richmond.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Surprise find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We went here on a cold and rainy afternoon looking for a comfort type meal. We got it. A tasty hot soup and fresh salad combo for me and a warm and gooey toasted sandwich for the hubby, all delicious.
On this day, it was not overly crowed, mainly a mixture of couples and small groups. Our other visits there during the week day lunch time, a number of ladies out for lunch frequent the place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Favorite lunch spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

This is my absolute favorite place to go for lunch. Everything on the menu is delicious, especially their house specialty which is the Charleston Chicken Wrap. Their home baked cookies are the best around. The only bad part about this place is that it is a bit upscale Richmond. Lots of housewives all dressed up. My husband and I don't feel comfortable going if we are dressed down a bit or coming from the gym.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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