My sister, daughter and I had reservations at 7:15 last Thursday night. When we arrived the restaurant was very busy and the staff was distracted. We finally figured out there must have been a performance at the theater or something else going on downtown because in thirty minutes the place was much quieter. We did wait quite a while for our server to appear. But, we just sat back and enjoyed the ambiance of this beautiful restaurant located in a historic building.
We ordered the antipasti plate of procuitto, manchego, olives and cornichons. We also ordered the white bean hummus, and the fried calamari. We shared the seared brussel sprout salad which was killer. (My sister had ordered the Caesar salad, but this was delivered to the table instead. Turned out to be a happy accident). My daughter had the market seafood, my sister had the pasta of the day, and I had the seared duck. All were wonderful. To finish the meal we split a piece of the lemon butter cake which is to die for. Total bill for the three of us including a bottle of wine, but not the tip, was $105.00 which was very reasonable. Apparently this was the Thrity Thursday menu.
After the theater crowd had departed the staff was very attentive. So much so that we went back on Sunday for brunch. Wonderful again. Total bill for four of us not including tip was $75.00.
A tip: during cold weather try not to be seated near the door. Every time someone comes in or out the cold air rushes in. We were very chilly. And, the only reason I did not give service five stars was the wait we had on Thursday night. Loved Chuck at the restaurant. Gave us all sorts of tips for navigating Richmond.