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2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
(804) 358-4370
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5:30 pm - 2:00 am
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the duck with spaghetti squash and brussel sprouts. The flavor was amazing! My husband had the Hanger steak and he loved it. Service was wonderful. I highly recommend this place.

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Thank Jill Z
Richmond, Virginia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Its a great little spot with a lot of history and great food. Their brunch is excellent, but it does get really crowded really fast so get there early! The last time I went there was line around the building and it was raining out, but that didn't stop anybody! At night it turns into much more of a bar... More 

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Thank EscapeSeeker28
Williamsburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

I would have perfectly content to leave after the 2012 Bordeaux, warm French bread with butter and the BEST MACARONI AND CHEESE I've ever had!! We followed this with 2 burgers cooked a perfect medium rare and herbed garlic butter fries. We were much too full for dessert....but did it anyway and shared a white chocolate frozen confection. The service... More 

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Thank dmadi
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I read online that this place was rated #2 for best brunch in RVA- so we went. When we got there at 10:30am (opening time), there was a long line (almost a block long). We stood in line and we were so happy we did. I got the banana pancakes and WOW they were melt in your mouth delicious. My... More 

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Thank Peggy A
Quinton, Virginia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

We have only been here for brunch...twice, so far. The Corned Beef Hash is the best I've ever had! Not overly salty and, for the most part, pure shredded beef. There are a few small pieces of potato and onions mixed in...PERFECTION! The grits are a little bland but very creamy...you know they use good ingredients. Pancakes are very good.... More 

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Thank Travelling_Krackah
Midlothian, Virginia
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118 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

I've been searching for a an awesome duck breast entree and Helen's did not disappoint! The atmosphere was great. The menu had a variety to choose from. My husband opted for a burger and said it was the best he has had in a long time. That is a high complement coming from him! If you haven't tried duck before,... More 

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Thank KrisB4VA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

Stopped by on a recent visit during the Christmas decorated holidays - this was an early 1900s pharmacy restored to the swing era niche (so don't expect a fine dining room and enjoy the intimate seating). Warm and inviting atmosphere and the chefs serve up the food with flair. We shared the Helen's burger, pan roasted carrots (do not miss... More 

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Thank Triangle_Mark
Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Bought a Groupon and went on a mostly-dead Wednesday night expecting to try an RVA spot we've never hit. Waitress was bored and absent, came by maybe twice all night. Woman tending bar could have helped but she was doing her hair in the mirror all night. Kitchen guys seemed nice enough (they cook out in the dining space,) and... More 

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Thank Shayna K
Quinton
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We visited when they were decorated for Christmas - definitely a must see! The Helen's burger is one of the best my husband had ever eaten. I had the shrimp and grits - it was delicious. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the prices were slightly high compared to the portion size. The service here... More 

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Thank Newkentmom
Stormville, New York
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Called them for a reservation to be told that there would not accept 9 people until 2 hours. Headed down to the restaurant only to be rejected at the door because they could not accommodate such a large group. We asked to be split up into 2 tables but they refused. Rude and not very bright response. Will not even... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: (804) 358-4370

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?