I must start by saying if anyone is going to Richmond don't start by going downtown. We found out the visitor and information center was located downtown and decide that this would be our starting point, gathering sightseeing information for our civil war tour... what a disappointment. We paid $13.00 in the pay to park lot near the downtown (this was only 2.75 hours) thinking we would be a few hours shopping and sightseeing.... not.... most of the downtown is very run down and many of the store fronts are boarded up. NO nice shopping to purchase local items. When we got to the tourist info and convention centre they did not recommend anything in this area to see... told us to go to the malls outside of town???? We decided to walk around and look at the area and honestly could not find anything to do or anywhere to spend money shopping.... at West Broad Street we came across a small quaint restaurant ... it was like an oasis in the middle of a dessert... we ventured in and it was the most beautiful old fashion place we had every seen...it was at one time a drug store and they have preserved the building, very electic inside with old chandeliers at every booth and beautiful paints etc. We enjoyed a very romantic lunch. My husband and I enjoyed the pasta and a nice glass of wine. Tarrant's service is wonderful with everyone being friendly and hard working, and although we were not in a hurry we did notice many office works enjoying lunch there and they were served promptly allowing them to enjoy lunch before returning to work. I would tell anyone that is going to visit Richmond to eat here but there would be little else to do.