We were in town for a concert at the National, a music venue next door to Gibson's. You can get early entry into the National by purchasing at least $10 in food per person which was our main reason for eating here. I had read previous Tripadvisor reviews and was not expecting anything above average. Wow, I was pleasantly surprised.
There was a short wait for an upstairs table, so we went to the downstairs bar to order food. We were met by a very attentive and friendly bartender who made some recommendations and took our order. We were surprised at how quickly the food came out to us. We ordered a grilled chicken caesar salad $9.95, a crab cake sandwich $9.50 and the queso styx $6.95. All selections were large in portion and very nicely presented. My chicken caesar salad was the best I'd ever tasted anywhere and I loved the fresh shaved parmesan. The chicken was moist and flavorful-not dry at all. The monstrous crab cake sandwich was devoured in a matter of minutes by my husband who said it was perfect. The queso styx looked like mozzerella sticks, but were filled w/ queso cheese sauce served with salsa and jalapenos. We were unable to eat all of our meal and disappointed we couldn't carry the remainder out to go (due to attending the concert).
After the concert we decided to sample more of Gibson's food and order take out. Once again, we were greeted by another very friendly bartender at the upstairs bar who took our second order of the night. This time we ordered the Gibson nachos $8.95, grilled mini lamb burgers $8.95 and bruschetta caprese $7.95. In under 15 minutes our food was bagged and ready to take back to the hotel. The mini lamb burgers were a version of sliders with delicious fennel tzatziki and balsamic tomatoes-excellent. They came with homemade potato chips. They had a unique flavor. The scrumptous bruschetta caprese was outstanding with just the right amount of toppings. The nachos were good, but one of those items that would have been better eaten fresh from the kitchen. The portion was large enough for a party of four to share.
If we are ever in Richmond and need to grab a bite to eat, we know where we can go for a very postive dining experience.