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The 50 Best Richmond Restaurants

Style's critics pick their favorites across the board.

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Acacia Seasonal cuisine from Chef Dale Reitzer. 3325 W. Cary St. 354-6060. $$$

Amici Ristorante Fine Northern Italian with authentic flair. 3343 W. Cary St. 353-4700. $$$

Azzurro Charming setting for flavorful Italian. 6221 River Road. 282-1509. $$$

Bacchus Fan favorite for seafood. 2 N. Meadow St. 355-9919. $$$

Buckhead's Classic chophouse, big wines. 8510 Patterson Ave. 750-2000. $$$

Buz & Ned's Real Barbecue and ribs in a no-frills setting. 1119 N. Boulevard 355-6055. $

Can Can Brasserie Richmond focal point for frites, mussels and flirting. 3120 W. Cary St. 358-7274 $$$

Chez Max French cuisine, master chef. 10622 Patterson Ave. 754-3464. $$$

Comfort Home cooking with smart twists. 200 W. Broad St. 780-0004. $$

The Corner Bar & Grill Fried catfish, home-style classics. 1301 W. Leigh St. 213-3046. $$

Croaker's Spot Fried fish and always buzzing. 19 E. Leigh St. 421-0560. $

Davis & Main Fan staple for burgers. 2501 W. Main St. 353-6641. $-$$

Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel Chef Michael Hall's creations. 1200 E. Cary St. 780-1300. $$$

Dogwood Grille & Spirits Warmth, wit and outstanding service. 1731 W. Main St. 340-1984. $$$

Edo's Squid Popular Italian spot for seafood in a relaxed setting. 411 N. Harrison St. 864-5488. $$$

Fox Head Inn Fine cuisine in a country setting. 1840 Manakin Road. 784-5126. $$$

Full Kee Chefs love the dim sum. 6400 Horsepen Road. 673-2233. $

Grafiti Grille Fresh and inventive menu. 403B N. Ridge Road. 288-0633. $$$

Helen's Classic Fan bistro with new menu. 2527 W. Main St. 358-4370. $$

Ichiban Standout sushi in the far West End. 10490 Ridgefield Parkway. 750-2380. $$

India Garden & Grill Master chef, large selection. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. 320-5010. $$

Ipanema Café Creative vegetarian, cellar scene. 917 W. Grace St. 213-0170. $$

Julep's New Southern Cuisine Date dining with upstairs fireplace. 1719 E. Franklin St. 377-3968. $$$

Karen's Diner Breakfast as you like it. 2237 W. Broad St. 254-1974. $

Kuba Kuba Relaxed city vibe, island taste. 1601 Park Ave. 355-8817. $-$$

La Grotta Authentic Italian in a wine cellar. 1218 E. Cary St. 644-2466. $$$

La Petite France Classic French from Chef Paul Elbling. 2912 Maywill St. 353-8729. $$$

Lemaire Haute Virginia cuisine in the historic Jefferson Hotel. 101 W. Franklin St. 649-4644. $$$

Limani Fresh fish in a minimalist bistro. 3123A W. Cary St. 353-7117. $$$

Mandarin Palace Chinese with a following. 2811 Hathaway Road. 272-8020. $

Mamma 'Zu Italian with attitude. 501 S. Pine St. 788-4205. $$$

Mekong Vietnamese, karaoke, beer. 6004 W. Broad St. 288-8929. $-$$

Michelle's at Hanover Tavern Refined Southern fusion, historic spot. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5250. $$$

Millie's Diner attitude, five-star taste. 2603 E. Main St. 643-5512. $$$

Mom's Siam Thai that stands out. 2811 W. Cary St. 359-7606. $$

1 North Belmont Fine French with Chef Frits Huntjens. 1 N. Belmont Ave. 358-0050. $$$

The Old City Bar Chophouse with seafood. 1548 E. Main St. 644-4411. $$$

Papa Ningo Island fare in rum-shack setting. 1703 E. Franklin St. 344-9886. $

Patina Grill A singular standout against Short Pump chains. 3416 Lauderdale Drive. 360-8217. $$$

Perly's Classic diner menu with great service. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779. $-$$

Pescados Seafood and Latin flair in Midlothian. 13126 Midlothian Turnpike. 379-7121. $$$

Pomegranate Euro Bistro Creative menu, Chef Kevin LaCivita. 1209 E. Cary St. 643-9354. $$$

Rowland Fusion cuisine with Low Country style. 2132 W. Main St. 257-9885. $$$

Sam Miller's Steaks, seafood, very-Richmond setting. 1210 E. Cary St. 644-5465. $$$

Sensi New and luscious Italian. 2222 E. Cary St. 648-3463. $$$

Shackelford's Family favorite with a big menu. 10496 Ridgefield Parkway. 741-9900. $$

Six Burner Casual American bistro cuisine. 1627 W. Main St. 353-4060. $$$

The Track Fine seafood, spot-on service. 2915 W. Cary St. 359-4781. $$$

Zeus Gallery Café Changing menu, intimate setting. 201 N. Belmont Ave. 359-3219. $$$

Zuppa Soups, sandwiches and desserts of excellence. 104 N. 18th St. 249-8831. $



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