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Capital Ale House Specializing in a large, international selection of draft and bottled beer, with 30 selections on-draft and 200-plus in bottles. The upscale tavern-type selections, Angus beef, specialty pastas and pizzas, are crafted to go with the suds. 623 E. Main St. 643-2527. $$

Comfort The name says it all: simple chicken, steak and fish dinners with sides like macaroni and cheese, black-eyed peas and potatoes au gratin. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 200 W. Broad St. 780-0004. $$

The Fan

Sven Shine Inn Richmond's only wood oven produces specialty pizzas and an entree list of meats, poultry and seafood that changes regularly. 1319 W. Main St. 358-0646. $$

Shockoe Bottom

Acappella Italian cuisine with a German twist — veal, chicken and classic pasta dishes. Located at the Patrick Henry Inn. Dinner daily 2300 E. Broad St. 644-1322. $$

O'Brienstein's Located in the historic Richmond railroad YMCA building, this lunch counter/restaurant specializes in combining Jewish and Irish fare. Lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday. Weekend brunch. 1548 E. Main St. 648-6271. $

Zin Soft, bright colors and wood trimmings settle customers in for a blend of Caribbean and Cuban food, such as baby back ribs with guava glaze, conch fritters and Cuban pulled pork sandwiches. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 1725 E. Main St. 644-4818. $$

South Side

Deano's Cuisine Casual dining. Greek and American fare, including fried chicken liver, Greek-style chicken and Deano's veal and lamb specials, served in a spacious dining room. Lunch and dinner Monday-Sunday. Weekend breakfast. 10902 Hull Street Road. 745-9200. $

Don Papa Grande Burritos, nachos, tacos and the rest: If you don't find it on the menu it's probably not American-style Mexican. Lunch and dinner daily. 12806 Jeff Davis Highway. 796-7988. $

Klara's Kitchen Southern homestyle cooking, meatloaf with barbecue sauce, pot roast, liver and onions and real mashed potatoes, served in a casual setting. Also salad bar and children's menu. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 11360 Iron Bridge Road. 796-3737. $

West End

Great Taste Buffet Large international buffet of Chinese, Japanese, American and Italian fare; special selection every weekend. Lunch and dinner daily. 10973 W. Broad St. 217-8262. $

Little Venice Restaurant & Bar The former Sal Federico's owners decked this upscale Italian restaurant with white linen and warm colors to continue the tradition of fine pasta dishes, as well as such signature entrees as the veal … la Emiliana, veal scaloppini lightly breaded with plum tomato and mozzarella. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Glen Eagles Shopping Center on Ridgefield Parkway. 741-6022. $$$

Osaka Steak House Visually and artfully prepared Japanese food, from steaks to sushi. Lunch and dinner daily. 11674 W. Broad St. 364-8800. $$$

Saigon 2000 Specializing in Vietnamese cuisine, including noodle soups such as pho, and specials such as tofu with mixed vegetables. Lunch and dinner daily. 8030-A W. Broad St. 270-4400. $$

Sakura Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar Sakura invites diners into a fairly large Japanese steak house, complete with the exciting habachi, a sushi bar, and three sections of booths and tables nestled in a neatly decorated dining room. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner daily. 9008 W. Broad St. 747-6848. $$

Short Pump Grill Large West End restaurant with lunch and dinner menus specializing in American fare, steaks to meatloaf to crab cakes. Elaborate salad menu. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. Dinner Saturday-Sunday. 11530 W. Broad St. 364-1004.

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