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Acacia Regional cuisine with al fresco dining. Chef Dale Reitzer named one of Food and Wine’s 10 best new chefs in America for 1999. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 3325 W. Cary St. 354-6060. $$$ *

Amici Ristorante Northern Italian cucina. Open every night for dinner, lunch Mon.-Sat. 3343 W. Cary St. 353-4700.$$

Babe’s Pub grub, good for people-eyeing, alternative lifestyle. Closed Mon. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330. $

Baker’s Crust European style cafe serving imaginative sandwiches on fresh-baked bread, soups in bread bowls and upscale dinner entrees. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 3553 W. Cary St. 213-0800. $

Cheers American café with seafood raw bar, steaks and sandwiches. Cary Court Shopping Center. 355-5527. $

Chopstix Vietnamese with a French accent. Closed Sun. 3129 W. Cary St. 358-7027. $

Coppola’s Deli sandwiches to die for. 2900 W. Cary St. 359-6969. $

Double T’s Real Smoked Barbeque St. Louis cut ribs, pulled and sliced barbecue and more sauces than you can shake a bone at. Watch as your order is glazed over the indoor hickory wood grill. Lunch and dinner daily. 2907 W. Cary St. 353-9861. $

Farouk’s House of India Traditional Indian food. Serving since 1976. 3033 W. Cary St. 355-0378. $$

Galaxy Bistro American cuisine with an international flair served in a funky diner setting. Seasonal specials and full wine menu. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Saturday and Sunday. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. 3109 W. Cary St. 213-0510. $$$

Indochine Experience the splendor of Richmond’s stand-alone French-Vietnamese restaurant. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 2923 W. Cary St. 353-5799. $$$ *

Limani Specializing in fresh fish from around the world grilled over wood. Lunch and Dinner Monday-Saturday. Reservations suggested. 3123A W. Cary St. 353-7117. $$$

Mary Angela’s Pizza and Subs Better than the average pizza shop. Calzone extraordinaire. 3345 W. Cary St. 353-2333. $

Mom’s Siam Exceptionally fresh, authentic Thai food with seafood, beef, chicken, curry and vegetarian options. Interesting dessert and drink menus. Lunch and dinner daily. 2929 W. Cary St. 359-7606. $

Nacho Mama’s Friendly, fun cantina serving Mexican-American cuisine prepared daily. 3449 W. Cary St. 358-6262. $

New York Deli As close to an old-time N.Y. deli as you’ll get south of the Mason-Dixon. Great sailors, liptauer. 2920 W. Cary St. 355-6056. $

Thai Diner Too Traditional savory and spicy Thai fare. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 3028 W. Cary St. 353-9514. $

The Track Traditional with flair. Virginia seafood. Known for innovation. Dinner only. Closed Sun. 2915 W. Cary St. 359-4781. $$$ H

Vintage Restaurant Continental breakfast and lunch in a comfortable, elegant dining room. Breakfast and lunch Tuesday-Saturday. 1 N. Belmont. 358-0538. $

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The Hill Café Newly renovated neighborhood hangout under new ownership. Corner-restaurant fare with blue-plate specials Sunday-Tuesday. Nightly specials with emphasis on seafood. Weekend brunch; lunch and dinner daily. 2800 E. Broad St. 648-0360. $$

Millie’s Diner Globally-inspired eclectic menu, cozy, casual, with national reputation. Closed Mon. 2603 E. Main St. 643-5512. $$$ H

The Old Original Bookbinder’s Sister restaurant to the famous Philadelphia establishment of the same name. Offers steak and seafood in an old tobacco warehouse. Fine dining with a casual feel. Dinner daily 2306 E. Cary St. 643-6900. $$$

Poe’s Pub A great place to raise your spirits, casual dining in a friendly Irish pub atmosphere. 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120. $


Allie’s American Grill American regional cuisine inside the Marriott. 500 E. Broad St. 643-3400. $$

Apollo Restaurant Italian take-out or eat-in. Thick and gooey pizza. Urban hip and suited types. 703 E. Broad St. 649-7070. $

Barcode American food in an upscale setting. Popular gay bar. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. Dinner Saturday and Sunday. 6 E. Grace St. 648-2040. $

Becky’s Homestyle flavor. Carry out or dine in. Breakfast and lunch daily. 100 E. Cary St. 643-9736. $

The Blue Bottle Reservations only for two-seating dinners Friday and Saturday nights. 200 W. Broad St. 644-9445. $$$

Blue’s Cafe Bistro Casual atmosphere featuring American favorites. Adjacent to the Coliseum. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 550 E. Marshall St. 225-7400. $

Cafe Ole Burritos, tacos, quesadillas, taco salads in a fun atmosphere. 2 N. 6th St. 225-8226. $

Captain’s Grill Relaxed fine dining in the Hotel John Marshall serving American-international cuisine. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday; dinner Saturday. Live jazz Fridays; DJ Saturday and Sunday. Fifth and Franklin streets. 497-3129. $$

Coppola’s The best deli sandwiches in town. 1116 E. Main St. 225-0454. $

Croaker’s Spot Neighborhood seafood restaurant with bar and patio dining, located in Jackson Ward on historic Second Street. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. Second and Leigh streets. 421-0560. $

The Dining Room at Linden Row New chef, new menu, traditional fare. First and Franklin streets. 783-7000. $$

4th St. Cafe Open 24 hours daily. Breakfast always served. Great entrees, vegetarian options. 4th and Main streets. 648-2838. $

Fu Kim Vietnamese and Chinese traditional fare. Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Closed Sun. 515 E. Main St. 780-2999.$

Godfrey’s Eclectic, sophisticated menu. Take-out available. Female impersonators for Sunday brunch. Open Tuesday-Sunday. 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957. $

Legend Brewing Company Micro-brewery, good food, great deck with city view. 321 W. 7th St. 232-3446. $

Lemaire Inside the elegant Jefferson Hotel, Southern specialties with a Jeffersonian flair. 788-8000. $$$ H

Ma-musa’s West African Cuisine Rice, chicken and vegetarian dishes. House specialty is collard greens. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Saturday. 2043 W. Broad St. 355-8063. $

Padow’s Hams & Deli Deli sandwiches, catering and gifts available at all four area locations. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. 900 E. Broad St. 225-9333. And 1110 E. Main St. 648-4267. $

The Pavilion Dining room has view of the James. 555 Canal St. Crowne Plaza Hotel. 788-0900. $$

Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant Britain and the Beatles. Steak and kidney pie, fish and chips. Closed Sun. 207 N. Seventh St. 780-1682. $$

Red Door Eight kinds of “spaghettini,” plus Greek, Tex Mex. Closed Sun. 314 E. Grace St. 649-1588. $

Sausalitos Breakfast and lunch spot serving crepes, sandwiches and homemade deserts. Catering. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Friday. 213 E. Grace St. 788-7007. $

Southern Grille Former Frog and the Redneck owner Jimmy Sneed’s place for Southern-style chicken, short ribs, meatloaf and other house specialties. Lunch Monday. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 550 E. Grace St. 343-7200. $

Taste of Afrika Authentic African soul food with a touch of French cuisine, with Caribbean and American dishes, in a casual setting. Second and Main streets. 225-5510. $

The Thai Room Authentic Thai served in elegant setting. Tranquil courtyard. Lunch and dinner. 103 E. Cary St. 644-2328. $$

Tony’s Bar-Be-Que All homemade. Closed Sun. No Sat. dinner. 207 N. Third St. 644-8544. $

TJ’s Dark wood and brass bar within the Jefferson. 788-8000. $$

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Andy’s Bar-b-que & Ribs Hoedown, BBQ, sandwiches and ribs in country setting. 378 E. Williamsburg Road. 737-6655. 5235 S. Laburnum Ave. 226-8602. $

Chillin and Grillin Shack Louisiana-style diner food specializing in cajun jambalaya, barbecue, burgers etc. Carryout available. Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday hours seasonal, Nov.-March. 2097 New Market Road. 795-4114. $

Chin Yung Restaurant Chinese and American.3710 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 329-3571. $

Empire Szechuan Hunan and Szechuan. 4917 Nine Mile Road. 226-8026. $

Mexico Restaurant Warm service, good value. Two locations: 5312 Williamsburg Road. 226-2388, and 7334 S. Bell Creek Road. 559-8126. $

Mio’s Pizzeria Italian restaurant with dine in, carry out and delivery service. Lunch and dinner daily. 7140 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 730-3888. $

Moon Garden Cantonese and American cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 3400 Williamsburg Road. 222-2668. $

Gus’ Italian Cafe Italian specials, family-oriented. 7358 Bellcreek Road in Mechanicsville. 730-9620. $

Peking Established, sixth Peking in the city. 7100 Mechanicsville Tpke. 730-9898. $$

Prairie Schooner All-American cuisine, breads. 8036 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 746-2333. $

Roma’s Pizza Italian-American comfort food. Closed Sun. 6017 Nine Mile Road, 737-3104. $

Texas Grill Steakhouse and Saloon Black Angus ribs, steaks and seafood. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 9503 Chamberlayne Ave. 730-4600. $$


2525 West Main Café American food in an old Fan-bar setting. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Sunday brunch. 2525 W. Main St. 204-2525. $$

Akida Intimate sushi bar featuring a wide selection of authentic rolls. Teriyaki, udon and ramen soups available, too. Closed Sunday. 814 N. Robinson St. 359-8036. $$

Athens Tavern Fan hangout. Greek and pasta, lovely Greek wines. No lunch. 401 N. Robinson St. 353-9119. $

Avalon Restaurant & Bar Global cuisine and beers. Stylish, intimate. Dinner only. 2619 W. Main St. 353-9709. $$

Avenue 805 New owner and new menu featuring Northern Italian fare. Specials sheet changes daily. Extensive wine list. Mondays and Tuesdays are “cheap date night.” Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday. 805 N. Davis Ave. 353-2505. $$

Bacchus Upscale menu with emphasis on fresh seafood and Mediterranean flavors. Dinner daily. Corner of Main and Meadow. 355-9919. $$$ H

Bamboo Cafe Fan hangout with a built-in crowd of regulars. The ‘20s style tavern features daily specials and a great bloody mary brunch. Main and Mulberry Streets. 353-1609. $$

Barracuda’s Restaurant and Bar Eclectic entrées and an extensive appetizer and sandwich menu. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 2525 Hanover Ave. 355-7008. $$

Baja Bean Co. Casual California-style Mexican eatery with a smattering of Southwestern specials. Fun cantina up front, patio open in warm weather. Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. 1520 W. Main St. 257-5445. $

Border Chophouse and Bar Whether your tastes include chicken fried steak or a deluxe T-bone, you’ll find it on the menu at this relaxed Fan chophouse. Open daily 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Weekend brunch. 1501 W. Main. St. 355-2907. $$

Bogart’s Great beer. Food up front and more elegance and jazz in the back room. 203 N. Lombardy St. 353-9280. $

Buddy’s Place Fast and fun neighborhood restaurant. Great Sunday brunch. 325 N. Robinson. 355-3701. $

Cabo’s Corner Bistro Fresh raw ingredients skillfully combined for reasonable prices in an engaging atmosphere. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. Reservations accepted. 2053 W. Broad St. 355-1144. $$

Caffe Di Pagliacci Intimate. Italian. Fresh pasta. Romantic.Closed Sun. 214 N. Lombardy St. 353-3040. $$

Cafe Mandolin Fine dining in a relaxed setting featuring an eclectic menu with many international influences. Lunch Tuesday-Friday; Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 1309 W. Main St. 355-8558. $$

Cary Street Cafe Eclectic menu, vegetarian, lunch and dinner daily, weekend brunch Mon.- Fri. 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445.$

Chiocca’s Park Avenue Inn Regulars won’t go two weeks without a sandwich. Smack in the middle of the Fan. Closed Mon. 2001 Park Ave. 355-9219. $

Chuggers Old city pub with a touch of elegance. Daily homemade lunch and dinner specials, late night menu until midnight. Closed Sundays. 900 W. Franklin St. 353-8191. $

Commercial Taphouse & Grill Wash down one of the 15 mircrobrew and imported beers on draft with classic American dishes ranging from barbecued ribs to unique pizzas. Open daily at 4:30 p.m. 111 N. Robinson St. 359-6544. $

Dick’s Inn Mild-mannered Fan-style pub by day. Flashy gay club by night. Lunch and dinner Thursday-Sunday. 1104 Main St. 353-3600. $

Davis & Main Great grilled cuisine, salmon to sandwiches, vegetarian, too. Daily pasta special. Unique American wine list. Dinner daily 4 p.m.-midnight. 2501 W. Main St. 353-6641. $$

Easy Street Eclectic menu with lots of vegetarian choices in art-filled setting. Daily specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 2401 W. Main St. 355-1198. $

Edo’s Squid Mamma ‘Zu owner Ed Vasaio’s new restaurant, hence the name. Lots of pastas, Italian dishes, specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 411 N. Harrison. 864-5488. $

El Rio Grande Mexican. Cantina, great outdoor mural. 1324 W. Cary St. 278-9244. $

Fan Bar and Grill Steaks, chops seafood and sandwiches in a comfortable, quiet setting. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. 1731 W. Main St. 355-4667. $

Harrison’s Hideaway Neighborhood cafe — seafood, pasta, steaks and sandwiches. Parrotheads welcome or anyone wanting to get away. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 1600 Monument Ave. 342-6000. $

Harrison Street Coffee Shop Richmond’s only vegetarian and vegan restaurant, serving inventive soups, salads and sandwiches. A clean, low-priced alternative to the usual coffee shops and greasy spoons. VCU lunchtime crowd. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Thursday. Breakfast and lunch Friday. Brunch Saturday and Sunday. 402 N. Harrison St. 359-8060. $

Helen’s Revamped landmark spot, eclectic menu. Sun., 5:30-9:30 p.m., Mon.-Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dinner only. 2527 W. Main St. 358-4370. $$$ H

Hole in the Wall International and vegetarian. Rotating selection of domestic and exotic beer and music. 307-309 N. Laurel St. 225-7103. $

Ipanema Cafe Cozy spot with a heavy emphasis on vegetarian fare. Attracts a post-collegiate hipster crowd. Lunch Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 917 W. Grace St. 213-0170. $

Jamaica House Absolutely authentic Jamaican cuisine. Closed Sunday. 1215 W. Broad St. 358-5793.$

The Jerk Pit Jamaican grill specializes in traditionally made jerk meats. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 2713 W. Broad St. 353-7755. $

Joe’s Inn Baked spaghetti, deli. Fan following. 205 N. Shields Ave. 355-2282. $

Julian’s Italian cuisine, family recipes, seafood and steak. 2617 W. Broad St. 359-0605. $

Kuba Kuba Small Cuban diner and bodega. Authentic Cuban roast pork, Cuban coffee, three kinds of paella and other Latin specialties. Open daily. 1601 Park Ave. 355-8817. $ H

Konsta’s Greek and Italian pasta and the freshest seafoods. Upscale. Terrific stained glass, bar and dining upstairs. 2526 Floyd Ave. 359-3122. $$

The Lighthouse Greek and Italian, seafood, steaks, subs. 1627 W. Main St. 353-4060. $

Main Street Beer Co. Former grocery store unrecognizable as sleek, spacious eatery, featuring Mediterranean and Asian-influenced American cuisine and house brews. Large bar area and biggest parking lot of any Fan restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 1911 W. Main St. 358-9620. $$

Ma-Musu’s West African Cuisine Richmond’s first authentic West African restaurant. Try the spicy collard greens, jollof rice, spicy gumbo and ginger tea. Closed Monday. 2043 W. Broad St. 355-8063. $

The Metro Grill American grill, casual and friendly. Dinner Tues.-Sun. Sunday brunch. 301 N. Robinson St. 353-4453. $$

Mulligan’s Sports bar with fans’ favorite foods. 1323 W. Main St. 353-8686. $

Out of Bounds A sports bar. Beer food and steaks. 2701 W. Broad St. 355-7390. $

Panda Garden Healthy Asian cuisine. Only all-vegetarian menu. Free delivery. 935 W. Grace St. 359-6688. $

Piccola Pizzeria and Restaurant Full menu specializing in Southern Italian cuisine. Great pizza, too. 1100 W. Main St. 355-3111. $

Richie’s Pacific Grill Open 7 nights. Live reggae Wed. Jazz Fri. and Sat. 1847 W. Broad St. 359-1224. $

Robin Inn Casual Italian and American dining. Family owned and operated since 1964. Will deliver. Closed Mon. 2601 Park Ave. 353-0298. $

Saigon Some of the city’s best Vietnamese. Closed Sun. 903 W. Grace St. 355-6633. $

Sidewalk Cafe Lively neighborhood bar with better-than-average food. 2101 W. Main St. 358-0645. $

Southern Culture Southern, Carribean, Tex-Mex, Cajun. Divine desserts. Dinner only. 2229 W. Main St., 355-6939. $$

Stella’s Stella does it again. Traditional Greek cuisine, Mediterranean coffees and pastries. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mon-Sat. 2132 W. Main St. 257-9885. $$$ H

Star-lite Dining and Lounge Quintessential fan restaurant. Cheap, American eats in a cozy atmosphere. Lunch and dinner seven days a week. Main and Robinson streets. 254-2667. $

Strawberry Street Cafe A Fan tradition since 1976. Famous bathtub salad bar. Weekend brunch. 421 N. Strawberry St. 353-6860. $

Sticky Rice Whether you crave spring rolls or tater tots, a teriyaki burger or meatloaf, this Japanese-American hybrid cafe has something to offer. Lunch Tuesday-Friday; dinner daily. 2232 W. Main St. 358-7870. $

Sweetwater Restaurant An eclectic menu by chef Andrew Manning uses the freshest ingredients and traditional European techniques to create an innovative, seasonal American cuisine. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday 5:30-11 p.m. 727 W. Broad St. 225-8792. $$$

Tokyo Sushi Signature dishes are chicken teriyaki and sushi. Lunch buffet. Closed Sunday. 918 W. Grace St. 355-7517. $

Village Cafe “Diversions for the young and old, rich & poor, wise & otherwise.” Menu says it all, arty Fan mix. At Harrison and Grace. 353-8204. $

Vito’s Pizza, subs and Italian specialties. 904 W. Grace St. 353-5533. $

White Dog Intimate restaurant featuring American regional menu with international accents, daily specials include “vegetarian plate of the day” and inventive seafood. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday from 5 p.m. 2329 W. Main St. 340-1975. $$

World Cup They may be best known as a popular coffee shop, but tasty light fare — panini sandwiches, salads and pastas — makes it a good bet for lunch or a light dinner. Open daily. 204 N. Robinson St., 359-5282. $

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Café Diem Renovated nook received a menu facelift as well, with a variety of edibles from Chateaubriand to cheeseburger prepared by chef and owner Richard Arthur. Nighttime bar crowd encouraged. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Sunday brunch. 600 N. Shepherd St. 353-2500. $

Chiocca’s Downstairs Monster deli sandwiches not for the weak and timid. Wash down with a pitcher of beer and repeat. 425 N. Belmont Ave. Lunch and dinner daily. Dinner only Tuesday. 355-3228. $

China Panda Szechuan and Hunan, limited seating. 616 N. Sheppard St. 355-6888. $

The Corner Cafe Slightly eclectic menu emphasizes spicy pastas, chicken, seafood and microbrews in a cozy setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 800 N. Cleveland St. 355-1954. $

Park Avenue Grill Casual neighborhood grill featuring seasonal menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday; Sunday brunch. 2922 Park Ave. 355-2125. $$

Surfish Station and Raw Bar Casual and lively restaurant specializing in fresh seafood — raw bar and eight different catches of the day. Dinner daily. Kid’s menu. 2905 Patterson Ave. 354-9000. $$

The Triple Upscale American with a focus on seafood. Lunch and dinner daily; brunch on weekends. 3306 W. Broad St. 359-7777. $$

Zeus Gallery Cafe Intimate. Steaks, seafood and pasta. Menu changes daily, lovely wall art. Weekend brunch. 201 N. Belmont Ave. 359-3219. $$$ H

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Brookside Seafood Restaurant Dependable for fresh seafood. Lots of regulars. 5225 Brook Road. 262-5716. $$

Cafe Bella Warm atmosphere featuring a menu of French and Italian food. Open for dinner Monday-Saturday. 1223 Bellevue Ave. 515-9099. $$

The Chef’s Island Caribbean cuisine specializing in curried chicken and goat. 2914 North Ave. 228-2101. $

China Wok Restaurant Customers swear by the General Tso’s Chicken. Chinese standards, carryout. 9502 Chamberlayne Rd. 559-1686, 559-8888. $

Dot’s Back Inn Renovated after a fire, Dot’s continues a long tradition of serving neighboring North Siders a variety of hearty food from the humble BLT to the New York Strip in a ’40s-style hangout. Also kids’ menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 4030 MacArthur Ave. 266-3167. $

Hermitage Grill Steaks, pasta, seafood and homemade barbecue in a casual neighborhood setting. Sunday brunch. Closed Monday. 6010 Hermitage Rd. 264-7400. $

Huck’s Berrypatch Tea Room Soups, salads and sandwiches, plus homemade desserts, gourmet coffee and specialty drinks. Lunch Tuesday-Saturday. 6943 Lakeside Ave. 261-1134.

La Casita Mexican. Some long-timers swear by this place. Closed Sun. 5204 Brook Road. 264-9896. $

Joey’s Steaks, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches in a casual setting. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Saturday. 3112 Northside Ave. 266-3314. $$

Magnolia Restaurant Traditional American fare and Cajun-inspired favorites. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 3207 N. Boulevard. 359-9441. $$

Mayo’s Cafe Southern home-cooking, roast beef and turkey dinners, country-fried steaks, liver and onions, served in a spacious dining room. Kids menu. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 9570-2 Woodman Road. 266-0715. $

Mayo’s Place Southern homecooking. No Sunday dinner. 2322 Hungary Road. 266-0715. $

Ming Dynasty Chinese and Szechuan cuisine. Corner of Parham and Route 1, 266-1888. $

Saito’s City’s first Japanese restaurant. 611 E. Laburnum Ave. 329-9765. $$

Shenanigans Neighborhood spot featuring everything from simple sandwiches to juicy steaks. Daily blue-plate specials. Live music on weekends. Dinner daily; lunch Tuesday-Friday. 4017 MacArthur Ave. 264-5010. $

Top’s China Fresh and dependable Chinese to take out or eat in. Tasty specials. 5660 Brook Road. 264-8168. $

The Yard Casual restaurant specializing in wings and Southern cuisine: fried catfish, collard greens and pork chops. 5310 Chamberlayne Rd. 515-9464. $

Zippy’s Ba-Ba’s Fan-style restaurant on the Boulevard featuring eclectic, Greek village-style menu, with some American choices, too. A must-visit for the beer connoisseur. 3336 N. Boulevard. 359-5673. $

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Banditos Burrito Lounge Flashy presentation of average South-of-the-Border-style pub grub. Popular nightspot with infrequent live music. VCU hangout. Lunch and dinner daily. 733 W. Cary St. 343-1177. $

Chuck Wagon Epitome of old-school Oregon Hill. Rowdy customers dine on homemade burgers and sandwiches, and swill beer. Big-screen TV/juke-box type of place is a neighborhood hangout with frequent drama. Enter at own risk. Lunch and dinner daily. Corner of Pine and China streets. 648-9973. $

821 Café Popular VCU-area spot serves American food, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Weekend brunch hangout. Hopping delivery business. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 821 W. Cary St. 649-1042. $

Mamma ’Zu Italian dining, eclectic crowd. Corner of Pine and Spring Streets. 788-4205. $$ H

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Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company Fresh fish daily, good deals on nightly specials, extensive raw bar. 101 N. 18th St. 643-1700. $$

Bottom Billiards & Grill Enjoy a deli-style sandwich, soups and salads while shooting some stick in one of the city’s oldest buildings. Wednesday-Saturday 5 p.m.-2 a.m. 117 N. 8th St. 643-4323. $

The Bottom Line Full lunch menu specializing in creative deli sandwiches. Weekly seafood and meat specials prepared on the patio. Dinner specializing in steaks and pasta. Live music Friday and Saturday nights. 1814 E. Main St. 644-5944. $

Bottoms Up Pizza Renowned for its thick and cheesy pizza, new renovations make this place bigger, better. A leader in the Bottom. 1700 Dock St. 644-4400. $

City Bar & Rotisserie Turn-of-the-century decor with rich marble and decadent leather, a setting for traditional rotisserie cooked American food using primarily local produce. Raw bar serves oysters, caviar, seafood cocktails. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 17th and Main streets. 649-2489. $$$

Glory Days Casual dining, prime rib to seafood. 1725 E. Main St. 644-4880. $$

Goodfellas Progressive rock and well-behaved clientele, plus upstairs dining. Dinner only. Closed Sun.-Mon. 1722 E. Main St. 643-5022. $

Havana ’59 Traditional and Cuban fare in an atmosphere straight out of old Havana. Emphasis on fresh seafood. Summer outdoor dining on palm-tree shaded deck. Dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 16 N. 17th St. 649-2822. $$

Have a Nice Day Cafe Groovy retro restaurant and nightclub serving typical bar food — hamburgers, chicken fingers, nachos, etc. 11 South 18th St. 771-1700. $

Medley’s Cajun food and blues music. Fresh crawfish, soft shells and alligator in season. Dinner Wednesday-Saturday. 1701 E. Main St. 648-2313. $$

Mio’s at the Canal Club Pizza and Italian joint, a preconcert pit stop. Spacious, no-frills dining area with plenty of TVs and pool tables. Dinner Thursday-Saturday. 1545 E. Cary St. 643-2582. $

Radius Eclectic-American menu, a little bit of everything served in a fine dining restaurant that doubles as a New York-style nightclub. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday from 5-9:30 p.m. 1713 E. Main St. 344-8089. $$$

River City Diner Hamburgers, hot dogs, subs, nachos, banana splits. In that order. 1712 E. Main St. 644-9418. $

Sugar & Spice Southern soul food made from family recipes claimed to pre-date the Civil War. Lunch daily. Dinner Thursday-Saturday. 2116 E. Main St. 648-4855. $

Swingers Greek and Italian favorites in upscale retro atmosphere at non-upscale prices. Food till 1 a.m. daily. Lunch on weekdays. 12 N 18th St. 648-1003. $

Tiki Bob’s Cantina The best of Polynesia and the classics of Mexico meet here with Maui-Mex fusion cuisine. Wash it all down with a tropical drink. Island-theme décor and outdoor deck. Dance club at night. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 110 N. 18th St. 644-9091. $$

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Barlowe’s Terrace at the Omni Hotel Good food in a pleasant setting sets this place apart from typical hotel-restaurant fare. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 100 S. 12th St. 344-7000 $$$

The Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel American with European flair. A sure bet: the chef’s nightly five-course dinner with wines. 12th and Cary streets. 780-1300. $$$ H

Europa From the creators of the Hard Shell, a lively Mediterranean cafe featuring authentic Italian, Greek, Spanish and French cuisine. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. Dinner only Saturday. 1409 E. Cary St. 643-0911. $$

Hana Zushi Two tatami tables and some of the most authentic sushi in town. Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday. 1309 E. Cary St. 225-8801. $ H

The Hard Shell Hip spot specializing in seafood and creativity. Everything from live Maine lobsters to seafood quesadillas. 1411 E. Cary St. 643-2333. $$$

La Grotta Descend into authentic Italian splendor. Homemade pastas, breads, desserts. Finest quality meat and seafood. 1218 E. Cary St. 644-2466. $$$

Matt’s Pub Friendly neighborhood pub. Lunch and dinner daily: sandwiches, steaks, pasta and seafood. Comedy club downstairs. 109 S. 12th St. 644-0848. $

Paysanne French-American brasserie with warm atmosphere full of rich wood and hanging fabrics. 1421 E. Cary St. 343-3900. $$

Peking Pavilion Everybody knows the menu, either sit-in or take-out. Try the chicken imperial and Peking duck. Plus vegetarian specials. No Sat. lunch. 1302 E. Cary St. 649-8888. $

Pomegranate Euro Bistro Creative menu offers a wide variety of European cuisine. Impressive wine list. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 1209 E. Cary St. 643-9354. $$$

Richbrau Brewing Co. and Restaurant Spirited cuisine for lunch and dinner. Open late for clubbing Friday and Saturday. 1214 E. Cary St. 644-3018. $$

Rivah Bistro French-American fusion with daily special changes. Lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 1417 E. Cary St. 344-8222. $$

Sam Miller’s Warehouse Chesapeake Bay seafood, really great steaks and fine dining. 1210 E. Cary St. 644-5465. $$$

Siné Irish Pub and Restaurant Irish pub authentic down to the last hand-crafted detail. A great place to hoist a pint with friends or chow down on shepherd’s pie. Lunch and dinner. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767. $$

The Tobacco Company Three floors of dining in a restored tobacco warehouse, each with a different atmosphere. American cuisine, dessert buffet, extensive wine list. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner nightly. Sunday brunch. 1201 E. Cary St. 782-9555. $$$

south side

American Diner Typical diner fare: hamburgers, steaks, country fries. Breakfast served all day. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. 11001 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-7557. $

Angelo’s Italian Pizza & Restaurant Italian. 11643 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-0723. $

Beefeaters Entrees grilled on mesquite and charcoal. Fresh tuna, ribs. 11800 Hull Street Road. 744-9541. $

Beijing Restaurant Chinese, between Brandermill and Woodlake. 13981 Hull Street Road. 739-6688.$

Bella Italia Haute Italienne. 6407 Iron Bridge Road. 743-1116. $

Belle Kuisine Upscale cafe, wines, beers and cappuccino bar. Heart-healthy entrees and salads. Stony Point Shopping Center. 272-2811. $

Big Daddy’s Barbeque North Carolina-style barbecue and Tennessee baby-back ribs. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday to 8 p.m. 6359 Jahnke Road. 560-1570. $

Bottega Upscale bistro, Mediterranean cooking. 10400 W. Huguenot Road. 379-9899. $$

The Dining Room at Brandermill Inn Upscale, traditional. 13550 Harbour Pointe Parkway. 739-8871. $$

Bravoo Restaurant Real Italian. 9930 Midlothian Turnpike. 320-8029. $$$

Brock’s Bar-B-Q Boston Butts from Smithfield Packing Company. Closed Sun. 11310 Iron Bridge Road. 796-7539. $

C&M’s Old Virginia Restaurant Old style home cookin’ with everything from soups to seafood. Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday 4 p.m.-9 p.m. 6790 Forest Hill Ave. 320-1510. $

Cactus Cafe California-style Mexican cuisine. 5713 Hopkins Road. 275-9030. $

Caddy’s Casual dining featuring daily specials and some of the best shrimp on the South Side. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sunday 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Live entertainment Tuesday-Saturday. 13312 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-3007. $

Café Palm Big menu, pasta, seafood, European specialties. Sunday Brunch. 9901 Midlothian Turnpike (Sheraton Park South). 323-1144. $

Candela’s Pizzeria and Ristorante Italiano Classic, casual Italian cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 14235 Midlothian Turnpike, 379-0910; 12802 Jefferson Davis Highway, 748-5300; 2021 Huguenot Rd. 560-1678. $

Cathay Gourmet Chinese cuisine and take-out in Bon Air. Mon.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. 8920 Forest Hill Ave. 320-0888. $

Charley’s Stony Point Live entertainment Thurs.-Sat., fresh seafood specials nightly. Sun. brunch. 3088 Stony Point Road. 323-3984. $

China Panda II Chinese, free delivery. 10020 Robious Rd. 323-6888. $

Crab Louie’s Seafood Tavern Diverse wine list, fresh seafood, relishes, sweet breads. Sycamore Square Shopping Center. 275-2722. $$

Dena’s Moussaka, spanakopita. Italian too. Lunch and dinner. 11374 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-9551. $$

Extra Billy’s Smokehouse and Brewery Barbeque and variations. Popular spot for office parties. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday and Sunday. Dinner Saturday. 1110 Alverser Dr. 379-8727. $$

Fabulous Foods Cafe Menu changes weekly. Monday-Friday 11:30a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner Thursday-Saturday. Huguenot Village Shopping Center. 320-0615. $$

Fox & Hounds British Pub Pub grub. Dark beers. Billiards. 10455 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-8309. $

Frank’s Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Closed Sunday. Stony Point Shopping Center. 560-1613. $

Halfway House Restaurant Historic country tavern. Special occasion spot for lobster and steaks. 10301 Jefferson Davis Highway. 275-1760. $$$

House of Hunan Gourmet Crispy shrimp and beef dishes. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-8088. $

Inter China Peking duck is house specialty, also crispy shrimp. Wonton soup is just $1. 11623 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-0866. $

Italian Café New specials. Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1002 Sycamore Square. 794-8100. $

Italian Delight Pizza, subs and entrees. Large banquet room. Café Dining. Dressed up or dressed down. 6331 Jahnke Road. 320-6700. $

Japan House Fresh authentic Japanese cuisine, including sushi and sashimi. 4702 Forest Hill Ave. 230-4599. $

Joe’s Inn at Bon Air Baked spaghetti, deli. Fan following. 2616 Buford Rd. 320-9700. $

Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks With real Teppan-Yaki tables, sushi. 13158 Midlothian Turnpike. 379-7979. $$

Kanpai Japanese Steak House Interactive Japanese steakhouse. Dinner daily. 10438 Midlothian Turnpike. 323-4000. $$

La Siesta Classic Mexican. 9000 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-7333. $

Liberty Valance John Wayne lives. Closed Monday. 7017 Forest Hill Avenue. 320-4276. $

Little Saigon Specializes in Vietnamese food. Rice vermicelli with charbroiled pork a favorite. Lunch and dinner daily. 10012 Robius Road. 320-6098 $

Manhattan Deli The traditional. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. Closed Sun. 330-3845. $

McGoo’s Pub Ribs, chicken, soups and burgers. 6941 Hull St. Road. 276-6755. $

Mexico Mexican. 2845 Hathaway Road. 320-1069. $

Milepost 5 Seafood, bringin’ the beach to Richmond. Sycamore Square. 794-9344. $

Mulligan’s Sports Grill Steaks, fresh seafood, daily specials, children’s menu. 40 satellite TVs broadcasting complete sports packages, billiards and more. Genito Crossing Shopping Center. 744-8686.

Nuccio’s Upscale pizzaria and Italian restaurant with pasta dishes, chicken and veal. Fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner daily. 1108 Courthouse Road. 594-0040. $$

O’Toole’s Irish pub. A neighborhood favorite. 4800 Forest Hill Ave. 233-1781. $

Owen’s Place Steaks, seafood and pasta plus nightly specials by candlelight. Dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Kids’ night, Tuesdays. 7211 Stonewall Parkway, Mechanicsville. $$

Padow’s Hams & Deli Deli sandwiches, catering and gifts available at all four area locations. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Saturday. 9720 Midlothian Turnpike. 330-4267. $

Papaya Vietnamese restaurant specializing in nutritious pho viet soup and chef specialties like beef and seafood fondue. Lunch and dinner daily. 10445 Midlothian Turnpike. 330-9390.

Passage to India Dinner won’t last as long as the movie, but it’s just as good. No Sun. lunch. 6856 Midlothian Turnpike. 745-5291. $$

Patty’s Country Kitchen Chicken and dumplings, fried chicken and other family favorites. Open daily. 7005 Forest Hill Ave. 560-9035. $

Peking Chinese. 13132 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-1799. $

River City Diner Retro cool diner with all the fixins’ from greasy breakfasts to thick chocolatey milkshakes. Sunday-Thursday 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 6 a.m.-midnight. 11430 W. Huguenot Rd. 897-9518. $

Rock Falls Tavern Pasta, sandwiches and pizza in casual atmosphere. 11 a.m.-1 a.m. daily. 2813 Hathaway Rd. 272-9470. $

Ruth’s Chris Steak House Serious steaks. Elegant restored plantation house. Dressy casual. 11500 W. Huguenot Road. 378-0600. $$$ H

Saigon Gourmet “From Vietnam to Richmond with Love,” the menu says it all. 11033 Hull St. Road. 745-0199. $

Seasons Restaurant and Cafe Features a complete, seven-course meal for two. 13124 Midlothian Turnpike. 379-0444. $$

The Shamrock Irish pub with seafood, raw bar and sandwiches. 10016 Robious Road. 330-0617. $

Shanghai Restaurant Chinese. 8267 Midlothian Turnpike. 320-5477. $

Sino-American Cafe 100 item international buffet featuring American, Chinese and Japanese food. 8701 Midlothian Tpke. 272-1818. $

Sonny’s Grill Homestyle cooking, barbecue, burgers, subs. 5th & Maury. 232-2775. $

Spinnaker’s Known for its homemade “flowerpot” bread, this restaurant also serves the standard stick-to-your-ribs American food of prime rib, steaks and pasta dishers. Lunch and dinner daily. Kids eat free Monday-Thursday (one child per adult entree). 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-0045. $

Sundays Restaurant Regional American with an emphasis on seafood, served in a “resort casual” setting. Lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 4602 Millridge Parkway. 744-2545. $$

Swift Creek Mill Restaurant Trendy, upscale fare served in 335-year old building that also houses Swift Creek Mill Playhouse. Menu features everything from fresh seafood to gourmet pizzas baked in a wood-burning oven. Buffet available to theatergoers. Dinner daily; Sunday brunch. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203. $$

Stratford Grill A neighborhood tavern, famous for big cheeseburgers. 2805 Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 320-1218. $

Sunday’s Lakefront patio, outdoor dining. Light fare. Sunday Park in Brandermill. 744-2545. $

Surfrider Grill Midlothian. Seafood on the South Side. Open for dinner. 13548 Genito Rd., 744-8446. $$

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant 11523 E. Midlothian Turnpike. 378-1899. $

Taylor’s Market Square American cuisine — steaks, seafood and pasta — with specials, Sunday brunch, outdoor dining. Lunch and dinner daily. 4922 E. Millridge Parkway. Brandermill. 763-6305. $$

Tex-Mex Cafe Genuine Tex-Mex cuisine. Closed Mon. Rockwood Plaza Shopping Center. 745-6440. $

Yen Ching Szechuan and Hunan. 6601 Midlothian Turnpike. 276-7430. $

Young Bin Kwan A well kept South Side secret, a Korean restaurant known for its exotic barbecue and unique dining experience. Lunch and dinner daily. 7437 Midlothian Turnpike. 675-0511. $$

west end/far west end

Akida Sushi bar and restaurant featuring a wide selection of rolls. Second location for the popular Fan restaurant. Lunch Monday-Friday, dinner Monday-Saturday. 9039-3 W. Broad St. 762-8878. $$

Alexander’s BBQ, chicken, ribs, Virginia-style. Closed Sun. 1126 Westbriar Drive. 740-3135. $

The American Cafe Diverse American regional favorites, from Texas barbecue chicken pizza to jambalaya pot pie. 7801 W. Broad St. Lunch and dinner daily. 672-8565. $$

Angela’s Ristorante Authentic Italian restaurant, combination of the finest Northern and Southern Italian recipes by Chef Michael. 425 Ridge Road. 288-7483. $$$

Anthony & George’s Family Restaurant Steaks, seafood and spaghetti in a casual atmosphere. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast Saturday and Sunday. 7505 Staples Mill Road. 266-4182. $

Arthur’s Restaurant and Nightclub Serves up steaks, seafood and Italian in a cozy and quiet setting. Breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 5215 W. Broad St. 288-2800. $

Atlanta Bread Company European-style eatery featuring made-to-order sandwiches, soups, salads and fresh baked breads. Open daily. Westpark Shopping Center. 270-9956. $

Azzurro Broad mix of Italian cuisine. Brick-oven pizzas, fresh fish, pasta and wine. Cozy tables and candlelight. River Road Shopping Center. Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner daily. 282-1509. $$$ H

Awful Arthurs Fresh seafood, extensive raw bar. 7408 W. Broad St. 67-AWFUL. $$

BW3 Buffalo Wild Wings West End grill and sports bar specializes in wings. Open lunch and dinner daily. 7801 W. Broad St. 672-8732. $

Belle Kuisine Upscale cafe, wines, beers and cappuccino bar. Heart-healthy entrees and salads. Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center. 360-1964. $

Beijing Cafe Master chef, Chinese. 10624 Patterson Ave. 741-Cafe.$

Bistro R French American bistro, good wine selection. Closed Sunday. 10190 W. Broad St. 747-9484. $$

Bogart’s American with style. 443 Ridge Road, 285-1603. $$

Breaker’s Sports Grill Enjoy everything from bar munchies to a steak while watching a sporting event on one of 32 televisions. Lunch and dinner daily. 9127 W. Broad St. 270-1461. $

Brothers Pizza Pasta, pizza. 7801 W. Broad St. 672-1300. $

Buckhead’s Buckhead’s Aged prime beef, chops, fresh seafood in a classic chophouse setting. 800-plus wine selections. Cigars. Reservations suggested. Dinner daily; Sunday brunch. 8510 Patterson Ave. 750-2000. $$$ H

Byram’s Seafood Mix of Greek and seafood, plus steaks, prime rib. 3215 W. Broad St. 355-9193. $$

Casa Grande Nothing but Mexican. 7818 W. Broad St. 755-2388. $

City Lights of China Famous crispy shrimp. Open daily. 12391 Gayton Road. 741-6716. $

Chianti’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Get a taste of Tuscany at this casual and authentic Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 1304 Gaskins Road. 740-5050. $$

China Inn Chinese with Polynesian, Szechuan and Hunan influences. 8030 W. Broad St. Fountain Square. 270-4262. $

Chow Mein What else? Chow Mein et al. 9117 Staples Mill Road. 755-3053. $

China Panda Chinese food. Lunch Monday-Saturday. Dinner daily. 8970 Quioccasin Road 754-7807. $

Cozzoli’s Traditional New York-style pizza, Philly cheese steaks, sandwiches and Italian favorites. Open daily. 3324 Short Pump Road. 360-2900. $

The Crab House Seafood fit for a bib. The Shoppes at Innsbrook. 270-3555. $

The Crazy Greek Eggplant Parmigiana, baked lasagna, steak, eight different spaghetti dishes. 1903 Staples Mill Road. 355-3786. $

Cuisines Restaurant/catering company serves American cuisine in a casual setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 9503 W. Broad St. 747-1000. $

Cypress Grill Continental-style menu featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 6624 W. Broad St. in the Sheraton Richmond West Hotel. 285-1234. $$

Damon’s “The place for ribs.” Famous onion loaf. Clubhouse with sports on big-screen TVs and table-top speakers. The Shops at Innsbrook. 965-9550. $$

du Jour Sidewalk patio. Popular ladies’ lunch spot for shopping breaks. Signature grilled vegetarian sandwich. Homemade soups and desserts. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. Brunch Sunday. 5806 Grove Ave. 285-1301. $$

Enzo’s Ristorante Contemporary Italian. Manakin-Sabot, Goochland. 784-2962. $$

Expressions Sophisticated cuisine in an intimate and eclectic gallery setting. A great place to grab a pre-performance bite before heading to the adjacent Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Reservations suggested. Lunch Tuesday-Friday; Dinner Wednesday-Saturday. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 515-9400. $$

Extra Billy’s Steak & Barbecue Barbecue, ribs and sauce. Big salad bar. Office parties a regular scene. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. Dinner Saturday. 5205 W. Broad St. 282-3949. $

The Foundry Grill “American coastal cuisine,” including steaks, seafood and pasta, plus vegetarian upon request. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 8900 W. Broad St. 762-8761. $$$

Fox Head Inn Ltd. Elegant, dressy, crystal and candlelight. Dinner only Wed. through Sun. 1840 Manakin Rd. 784-5126. $$$ H

Frank’s West Ristorante and Pizzeria Authentic Italian cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 11238 Patterson Ave. 754-8380. $

Franco’s Ristorante Modern Italian cuisine served in an upscale atmosphere. Open kitchen with wood-burning oven. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 9031 W. Broad St. 270-9124. $$$ H

Freckles’ Everybody knows your name, great burgers, sandwiches, beer. 5724 Patterson Ave. 288-3354. $

Full Kee Authentic Chinese restaurant favored by local celebrity chefs. 6400 Horsepen Road. 673-2233. $ H

George’s Restaurant Basics. Neighborhood spot. Pool table. Jukebox. Closed Sun. 1314 Altamont Ave. 359-2692. $

Gino’s Café Family-owned Italian restaurant. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday. 10482 Ridgefield Parkway. 740-4466. $

Grafiti Grille California-style grill, eclectic. Casual atmosphere. 403 B. North Ridge Road. 288-0633. $$

Grapeleaf Restaurant Homemade, fresh Lebanese cuisine. Try the mezza platter for a sampling of favorites such as hummus, baba ghanouj and kibbi. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Saturday. 7003 A Three Chopt Road. 673-6739. $$ H

The Grapevine Greek and Italian, family-owned. 3061 Lauderdale Dr. 360-0900. $

The Grass Hut East meets West at this Asian-inspired eatery. Healthy, flavorful fare. Lunch and dinner Monday-Friday. Dinner Saturday. 404H Cox Road. 649-3800. $$

Gray Swamp Inn Classic American steakhouse with seafood and chicken offerings, too. Great hash browns. Dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 10622 Patterson Ave. 754-3464. $$$

Graywolf Grill Mongolian barbecue. Enjoy the thrill of the grill as you create your own stir-fry entree. The Shops at Willow Lawn. 673-4110. $$

Greek Circus Greek, Italian, great pizza. 4008 Glenside Drive. 264-1161. $

Grove Avenue Coffee & Tea Company Popovers, Dagwood sandwiches and bakery items to munch on. Wash them down with a fruit smoothie, iced chai or limeade. Breakfast and lunch daily. 5802 Grove Ave. 288-6211. $

Grove Avenue Grill Breakfast and lunch Monday-Saturday. Philly cheese steaks a specialty. 5808 Grove Ave. in The Arcade. 288-9439. $

Hennings Crabhouse Casual crab house specializing in Virginia seafood. Hot crabs, shrimp, oysters, fish and daily specials. Closed Sunday. 1417 East Ridge Rd. 285-3311. $$

Hondos Casual, upscale steak and chophouse. Try the 32 oz. Porterhouse or the award-winning baby back ribs. Dinner daily. 4024 C. Cox Road. 968-4323. $$$

Hops Restaurant and brewery featuring eclectic pub grub. Lunch and dinner daily. 9498 W. Broad St. 934-0303. $

The House of Vietnam Authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Very light and healthy. 3402 Pump Road. 364-1888. $

India House Authentic and delicious Indian food at a great price. Extensive vegetarian menu. 2313 Westwood Ave. 355-8378. $

India K’Raja Delicious, authentic North and South Indian food. 9051-5 W. Broad St. Sassafras Square. 965-6345. $

L’Italia Haute Italienne. Dinner Tuesday-Sunday. 10610 Patterson Ave. 740-1165. $$

Jan’s Neighborhood spot. Laid-back. Italian dishes, Salad bar. 9570 Woodman Road. 266-5303. $

Jimmy’s Killer chili, boardwalk fries, great mashed potatoes, Italian. 10170 W. Broad St. 747-3354. $

Jimmy’s Too Popular suburban getaway in the West End. Fine food in a casual setting. Same lunch as Jimmy’s. 1549 Parham Road. Lunch and dinner Monday-Saturday. 673-7660. $$

Joe’s Inn Baked spaghetti, sandwiches and subs. Family atmosphere. 10841 W. Broad St. 747-6789. $

Julian’s The qualities that made the original a Richmond institution for 70 years — pasta, pizza, seafood and steaks — are hit or miss here. Patio dining. Lunch and dinner daily. 11129 Three Chopt Road. 346-1004. $

La Casita Twenty-year-old Mexican eatery opens its second location. Homemade Mexican specialties. Lunch Monday-Friday. Dinner Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday. 4401 W. Broad St. 359-5590. $

La Petite France For more than 25 years, Richmond’s place for classic French cuisine. Posh. Lunch Tuesday-Friday. Dinner Tuesday-Saturday. 2912 Maywill St. 353-8729. $$$H

Lava Fiery atmosphere with world fusion cuisine, valet parking. Lunch weekdays. Dinner nightly. Dance floor open Wednesday-Saturday. Innsbrook. 273-9200. $$

Lonestar Steakhouse Texas-size steaks, buckets of peanuts. 8099 W. Broad St. 747-8783. $$

Luna Grove Deli Upscale deli featuring Thuman’s fine meats. Great place to stop for lunch after shopping on the avenues. Try the chicken gyro. Dinners to go. 5811 Grove Ave. 673-0776. $

Manakin Grill Family restaurant featuring American regional cuisine. Slow-roasted New York strip, ribs, smoked duck, lamb, burgers. Lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 12912 Plaza Drive. 784-0544. $$$

Manila! Manila! Cafe and grill. Authentic Filipino cuisine featuring specialties such as lumpia, empanadas and molo. The flan is to die for. Lunch and dinner. Closed Monday. 9047-1 W. Broad St. 346-9928. $$

Melito’s American. Neighborhood cafe, pre- and post- movie spot. Closed Sun. Three Chopt and Ridge. 285-1899. $$

Mekong Low-fat Vietnamese cuisine. 6004 W. Broad St. 288-8929. $ H

The Melting Pot Fondue fun for couples, friends and family. Get your cheese and chocolate fix. You won’t leave hungry. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. 741-3120. $$$

Memphis Bar-B-Q Company Memphis-style barbecue with hickory smoked ribs, pork, beef and chicken. Lunch and dinner daily. 3438 Pump Road. 360-5400. $$

Mexico Restaurant Warm service, good value. 6406 Horsepen Road. 282-7357. $

Mio’s Pizzeria Italian restaurant with dine in, carryout and delivery service. Excellent vegetarian pizza. Lunch and dinner daily. Two locations: 8801 Three Chopt Road. 673-2200; 4028-K Cox Road, Innsbrook. 217-9444. $

Mosaic Cafe or Cafe Mosaic. Inventive cuisine with an extensive selection of specialty coffee drinks and frozen beverages. Water tastes delightfully crisp thanks to cucumber slices. Try the oriental chicken salad or tarragon pitas. Lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch. River Road Shopping Center. 288-7482. $

Nanking Chinese. 9125 W. Broad St. 270-3888. $$

Nanking Chinese. 1504 E. Ridge Road. 358-1818. $

Nick’s Roman Terrace Vegetarian pasta is original best, Italian, Greek. Closed Sun. 8051 W. Broad St. 270-2988. $

North Pole American and Italian. Huge meat portions. Fun, upscale couples spot. Dinner only. Closed Mon.-Tues. State Route 6 (Crozier). 784-4222. $$

Ozbog’s Neighborhood Grill American fare in a casual setting. 3456 Lauderdale Drive. 364-7077. $$

Pacino’s Authentic Philadelphia hoagies, pasta, pizza and nightly specials in a casual bistro setting. 12347 Gayton Rd. 741-9000. $

Padow’s Hams & Deli Deli sandwiches, catering and gifts available at all four area locations. Lunch and early dinner Monday-Saturday. The Shops at Willow Lawn. 4925 W. Broad St. 358-4267. $

Palani Drive Everything from healthy wraps and fresh-made smoothies to full-fledged dinners in a sleek, contemporary atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 401 Libbie Ave. 285-3200. $

Pasta Luna Italian trattoria, family atmosphere. 8902 W. Broad St. 762-9029. $$

Patina Grill Affordable, ethnic influenced world-style food in an elegant, hand-crafted setting. Dinner daily. Sunday brunch. Reservations recommended. 3416 Lauderdale Dr. 360-8217. $$$ H

Pegasus Greek and Italian specialities in a comfortable atmosphere. Lotsa’ pasta. Dinner Monday-Saturday. 5604 Patterson Ave. 282-3719. $$

Peking The newest addition to Richmond’s “Chinese chain.” 8904 W. Broad St. 270-9898. $$

Peking Restaurant Upscale Chinese. Popular with the “On the Avenues” crowd. Sun. brunch. No Sat. lunch. 5710 Grove Ave. 288-8371. $$

Philip’s Continental Lounge A Richmond landmark featuring traditional diner fare and daily specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 5704 Grove Ave. 288-8687. $

The Playing Field Winning billiards cafe with specialty sandwiches. 7801 W. Broad St. 755-7700.$

Potter’s Pub Eclectic cuisine, British favorites in a casual setting. Closed Sun. 7007 Three Chopt Road. 282-9999. $$

Pronto Pizzeria Everything from New York style pizza to gourmet Italian specialties. 5625 W. Broad St. 288-8300. $

Rare Old Times Traditional Irish pub offering staples such as shepherd’s pie, fish and chips and corned beef and cabbage. British and Irish beers. 10602 Patterson Ave. 750-1346. $

Red, Hot & Blue Memphis-style hickory pit slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, chicken and pulled-pork. 9503 W. Broad St. 217-7427. $

Red Oak Cafe Friendly wine list and microbrews. Fresh seafood, pork, steaks. Countryside cafe. Lunch Monday-Friday; dinner daily. Sunday brunch. Broad Street and Rt. 623. 784-2330. $$

Rick’s Cafe & Lounge West Subs and pizzas. 12377 Gayton Road. 740-9178. $

Roma’s Italian-American. They do a tiramisu here. Six spaghetti dishes. Closed Sun. 8131 Staples Mill Road. 261-0400. $

Royal India Traditional Indian fare. Lunch buffet. Closed Tuesday. 2743 Hungary Spring Road. 217-6646. $

Sal Federico’s Regulars will go nowhere else for veal, Italian originals. Solid wine list. No Sat. or Sun. lunch. 1808 Staples Mill Road. 358-9111. $$

Shackleford’s Diverse American include grilled specialties, raw bar. 10496 Ridgefield Parkway. 741-9900. $$

Sino-American Cafe 100 item international buffet featuring American, chinese and Japanese food. 9135 W. Broad St. 273-9898. $

Skilligalee Long menu, seafoods and steaks. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it. Lunch Monday-Friday; Dinner daily. 5416 Glenside Drive. 672-6200. $$$

Steak and Ale Salad bar, steaks and seafood. 6900 West Broad St. 288-2833. $$

Su Casa Mexican with daily special. 4013 W. Broad St. 355-6805. $ H

SuperStars Pizza Gourmet slices, whole pizzas, subs and salads. Try a take-and-bake pie for an easy dinner at home. 5714 Patterson Ave. 673-3663. 9503 W. Broad St. 747-7150. $

Tandoor Eclectic Indian cuisine. Extensive menu of traditional favorites. Buffet lunch, weekend brunch and box lunches to go. Lunch and dinner daily. 7801 W. Broad St. 755-4400. $

Tanglewood Ordinary Family-style, home-cooked meals. Closed Monday-Wednesday. No credit cards. 2210 River Road West. 556-3284. $

Thai Garden Thai plus Chinese buffet. No Sat. lunch. Closed Sunday. 11006 W. Broad St. 965-0195. $

The Tavern at Triangle Park Southwestern and New Orleans influences. Shorts, flip-flops, tuxedos. A current hot spot. 7110 Patterson Ave. 282-8620. $$

Thai Diner Thai cuisine in a High's, ice cream still available. 8059 W. Broad St. 270-2699. $

Tiki Tiki Restaurant Cantonese and Szechuan.8917 Patterson Ave. 740-7258. $

Tokyo Wok Japanese and Chinese menus, sushi and traditional Japanese box dinners. Lunch and dinner daily. 6011 W. Broad St. 288-2888. $

Tony’s Italian Restaurant 3409 Cox Road. 270-0999. $

Trak’s Greek-Italian Restaurant Family dining, high quality, big portions. Lunch Monday-Friday; closed Sunday. 9115 Quioccasin Road. 740-1700. $

Vietnam Garden Where the Vietnamese go. Try the fried scallops with Chinese cabbage. 3991 Glenside Drive. 262-6114. $

Vin Phat This unassuming little noodle shop may not look like much from the outside, but it serves up some of the best pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) in town. 6311 Rigsby Rd. 282-6208.

10833 W. Broad St. 934-9848. $

West Lake Traditional Chinese with variety of fried seafood. Tuckahoe Village Shopping Center. 740-7000. $

William Henry’s Cafe Home-cooked meals, burgers and sandwiches. Lunch specials. Open Monday-Friday. 5816 W. Broad St. 285-0330. $

Yen Ching Chinese, shopping center spot. 9033 W. Broad St. 747-7422. $

Yum Yum Good Chinese, simple setting, delicious. 5612 Patterson Ave. 673-9226. $

Zorba’s It’s all Greek and Italian. 9068 W. Broad. 270-6026. $

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