Arrived around 7:30 on a Sat. without reservations and were seated promptly at a window table. The restaurant is narrow and small, only 8 tables in the front part, in the rear is a 6 stool bar with two high-top tables along the wall. Our waiter, Chris, was very attentive and knowledgeable of the foods. The owner presented our menus, explained the food and opened and poured our wine. He is from Alsace, speaks English fluently and was very personable and fun to talk to.
The menu has a fine selection of French style cuisine. We chose to eat in a grazing fashion and selected from the appetizer list; the Tart topped with Gruyere cheese, the Pissaladiere, the half and half salumi platter and the large size salad of the day (frisee lettuce topped with grilled Filet Mignon). All was delicious, and plenty of food for two. We chose a Riesling from Alsace to drink which greatly pleased our host.
The only glitch was when we ordered a second bottle of wine so we could take it back to our hotel room and it was corked. The owner tasted it, agreed with us and promptly produced another bottle that was fine.
I highly recommend this jewel of a restaurant for the food, service and ambiance.
Notes: We had been going to Can Can Brasserie located across the street from Amour, but the wait was almost two hours, the bar was packed and it was very noisy. We decided to stroll and look for somewhere else and that is how we found Amour Wine Bistro. When I return I will definitely call for a reservation, our table in the front window was great for people watching. (We love Can Can, and go there whenever we visit Richmond, but usually for lunch when it is much less hectic.)
The Amour offers wine pairings of three different qualities of wine with selections from the menu for a pris fixe dinner. This looked interesting, but we wanted to dine in a lighter fashion.
The restaurant filled up with late diners, one group came in just for the desserts.
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