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“Great neighborhood wine shop & restaurant - worth traveling from another neighborhood to try!”

Barrel Thief Wine Shop and Cafe
Ranked #340 of 1,638 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: French
Description: Richmond's only "Cave a Manger", a wine shop where you can eat and drink. Our shelves are your wine list of over 400 artisanal wines with no corkage fee.
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Description: Richmond's only "Cave a Manger", a wine shop where you can eat and drink. Our shelves are your wine list of over 400 artisanal wines with no corkage fee.
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Here's a place that not only offers a great selection of wines at all prices — it also offers an intimate eating area offering creative fresh foods. To say that it serves "sandwiches, salads and soups" is accurate but way understates both the quality and artiness of the offerings. Cheese and charcuterie plates are fantastic; salads are fresh and contain wondrous things like beets, cheese and figs. Bruschetta are to die for. There's always one solid entree item and a few divine desserts. And of course you get to try these delights with a fine selection of wines. Give it a try!

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

... at reasonable prices. But remember, when it comes to wine, inexpensive wines are often quite unsatisfying and the few options I've sampled in this establishment have, for the most part, failed to impress.

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Reviewed January 31, 2012

Our neighborhood is blessed with several good restaurants. Barrel Thief stands out as being the most intimate and the highest in quality in terms of both wine and food. They offer a changing menu of wines by the glass and bottle with many excellent choices at reasonable prices. Any bottle of wine in the store is also available to drink a the table. They have a nice selection of cheeses and charcuterie to enjoy with the wine as well as many other interesting and delicious appetizers. The entrees, sandwiches, and desserts are equally outstanding. The friendly and gracious staff is there to make your visit perfect.

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Thank RichmondVATraveler
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

I have been to Barrel Thief many, many times with my husband or with girlfriends. Each time the wine selections are great (although available from a specific region each night.) and the snacks yummy! The staff are VERY knowledgeable and helpful, allowing multiple tastings to help you make the right selection. Love a great wine the shop doesn't carry? Ask and they will move mountains to order it for you!

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Thank MelissaEl
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Reviewed July 30, 2011

The wine selection and knowledge of the staff is excellent, but the food service is painfully slow. The food choices were quite unique and were a good compliment to the wine-by-the-glass options. Other than the slow service, a good experience.

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Thank sandpiper313
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