Second place: Brunch
Third place: The Jefferson Hotel
The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing and City Point may be known for their spectacular views of the water, but they're so much more than that — especially at brunch time. The restaurants operate like a well-oiled machine, and you know exactly what you're getting every time.
"Just make a reservation, be greeted by name, and get shown to your table where some of the best trained servers in Richmond will take care of you and serve delicious brunch classics cooked to perfection by our amazing chef team," says Paige Healy of Housepitality Family restaurant group.
Start with a half-carafe of bloody mary, mimosa or peach bellini, or go for the big kahuna: the Lobstah Bloody, a traditional bloody mary topped with an entire Maine lobster, exclusively at the City Point and Short Pump locations. Brunch specialties include Southern custard bread pudding French toast with cinnamon-bourbon peaches and whipped cream, eggs diablos featuring two fried eggs, chipotle ranchero sauce, guac and sour cream with cheddar grits, and three variations on eggs Benedict.
For the ultimate summer experience, go for the vegetable eggs Benedict: poached eggs top a stack of fresh, local veggies like eggplant, zucchini, tomato and onion with fresh mozzarella, basil, chive hollandaise and avocado.