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2 N Meadow St, Richmond, VA 23220-4524
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
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31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I am in the Fan in Richmond, this is one of my top five places to eat. I like the intimate atmosphere and the neighborhood feel. The food is good and reasonably priced. I often share the entree with my dinner companion, allowing us to order some sides as well. Street parking only.

Thank Tom M
Richmond, Virginia
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121 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

All of my friends love this place. Everything we had was delicious and the service is crazy good. This place knows what they are doing. Not a good place for large parties but is a great date spot for sure! Prices are reasonable.

Thank Kacey G
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

On Tuesday night you wouldn't expect a crowd at a restaurant, but that's what we found. This neighborhood place is perfect for whatever you're in the mood for. We couldn't decide on what to get so we ordered a bunch of "smaller" plates. Needless to say, we still took home a LOT of leftovers. Liver pate was creamy and flavorful,... More 

Thank 78light
Naples, Florida
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478 reviews
331 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I went to Richmond on a business trip and was taken to this restaurant by a local. This small and eclectic establishment is simply outstanding! I knew I was in the right place when I got a whiff of the garlic and other aromas as I walked through the front door! I had the Chicken Marsala and we shared some... More 

Thank BlueMarlinDave
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

We finished dinner and weren't ready to go back to the room so wheeled in and took a chance on this place for a nightcap. Well, we liked it enough to return the next night, too. We sat at the bar and although there wasn't much of a crowd the bartenders (young woman first night night, guy second) were engaging... More 

Thank cherylnsam56
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight with a group of 11. I must say, the meal was delicious. We started with cocktails and apps. We had calamari, antipasti and tomato, mozzarella and basil. There are no words. Each was dynamite. Then we ordered dinner. I had rockfish, others had oysters, salmon, soft shelled crabs, lamb sausage and steak. Not a negative word... More 

Thank lbldlc
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

Since our daughters have moved to the capitol city we have enjoyed trying the wonderful variety of good restaurants. Bacchus continues to be at the top of our list. You can go as simple as pasta (your choice) with butter and oil. Or choose from a number of full entrees. Simple bar type atmosphere, great service, and reasonable prices. We... More 

Thank Billy S
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

While the escargo is the best ever, the pasta is simply too good to be true. And you can't finish it. My favorite is the Kobe meat ball pasta. And add the Gorgonzola polenta to the meal.

Thank Roy H
Brookline, Massachusetts
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350 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Four of us had scallops, veal piccata, and fried oysters, along with sides of broccolini, brussel sprouts, spinach salad and baked artichokes. It was an absolutely delicious meal, and I'll remember it for a while because my clothes still smell like garlic--one of the signs of a great meal! Service is good, seating is comfortable, and it's noisy. We had... More 

Thank Nancy2005
Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Love this restaurant for the eclectic mix of people, the good food and inviting bar. Always on our list when asked where to eat in Richmond.

Thank Zelda9090

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
5:00 pm - 11:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 N Meadow St, Richmond, VA 23220-4524
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804-355-9919

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