This restaurant was across the street from The Berkeley Hotel, where we spent the night. We had lunch there on Monday, 9/9. At 2 pm, there was no problem getting a table.
Our waiter was very nice, spent some time chatting with us about Richmond when he learned we were from out of town. The drink refills were very prompt throughout the meal, The service was fast.
We both ordered the she-crab soup. It was rich and creamy, with a good amount of crab - very satisfying. My husband had the special, which was a turkey burger. He really enjoyed it, and the french fries that came with it were also good. I ordered the grilled chicken, fruit and spinach salad. To say the portion was generous would be an understatement. If I lived near this restaurant, I would have taken home half of the salad and still been full. As it was, with my husband's help, I almost ate the whole thing. The ingredients were very fresh - the raspberries were tasted as good as they looked, the granny smith apples tart and crispy - and the manchego cheese added a savory flavor layer.
The only down spot was when we first entered. When the hostess started to lead us to the stairs to the second floor dining area, I mentioned that my husband was having some trouble walking. She mentioned the elevator, but then led us up the stairs. The restaurant might was to coach its younger staff on how to make a visit as pleasant as possible for older guests. It didn't ruin the visit - but a different approach would have made our lunch even more pleasant.
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