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“Great brunch spot”
Review of Helen's

Helen's
Ranked #162 of 1,607 Restaurants in Richmond
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great brunch spot”
Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Stopped by here for brunch on a Saturday with our 10 yr old. Menu had typical brunch items (omlettes, pancakes, French toast & Benedict's) but most had an interesting twist. We chose eggs with homemade corned beef hash, smoked salmon eggs Benedict and choc chip pancakes...all were awesome! Staff was super friendly & attentive. Chefs were right behind the bar cooking & engaging with customers. Great place for saturday/Sunday brunch! In Richmond since 1935 per it's signage!

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English first
Austin, Texas
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Only came for drinks, but a nice friendly place”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

The ambiance was good and the kitchen open and next to the bar) smelled great, but we only stayed here for drinks. The drinks were a bit expensive - might come back for dinner sometime.

  • Visited July 2012
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Chester, Virginia
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great Dining Experience!”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

My husband & I tried this restaurant after reading a lot of great reviews first. When we were seated, I told our server, Julie, we had a Groupon. She cheerfully acknowledged this & thanked us for telling her. We were seated in a cozy booth and given menus and a wine list. One of the items that we had to try was the Fried Pickles! They were sooooo good! They were breaded with Panko bread crumbs and deep-fried to a golden brown. They were so crispy, flavorful and served with a dipping sauce that can be described as a slightly spicy ranch. Great choice! I had the crab cakes with a creamy Israel cous-cous and finished with crispy leeks on top. Delicious! My husband had the skillet fried chicken with mashed potatoes and fried brussels sprouts. He said that was the first time he ever like brussels sprouts! We split the Lavender creme brûlée which was a nice end to a delicious meal. The service was attentive, the food delicious and we will DEFINITELY be returning to Helen's (perhaps for brunch!).

  • Visited May 2012
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Mixed Review”
Reviewed April 7, 2012

We visited Helen's with a Group On. It is a quaint place although very dark in the back. We had to ask for things a few times. Do NOT order the calamari unless you want to feel like it is still swimming on your plate. They did promptly take it back and remove it from our bill. The Caesar salad was delicious and the steak and crab cakes were good. It was a one time adventure for us. I doubt we will return since there are so many other restaurants we enjoy in that area.

  • Visited April 2012
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Richmond, VA
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11 reviews
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“Helen's Never Disappoints!”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

Helen's is our go-to spot when we need a nice night out, I have lost track of how many times we've been. It pairs a cozy atmosphere with phenomenal dishes and a diverse, affordable wine selection. The shrimp and grits are the best in Richmond! After 10pm the pbr sales pick up and it can get busy, but that's just another reason to love the place.

  • Visited February 2011
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