RVA Restaurant Reviews

From July 2014 to November 2015, I wrote the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s “Dining Out” column, where I reviewed a restaurant each week. My food journalism portfolio includes reported and long-form feature stories, recipe writing and editing, amateur-ish food styling, along with restaurant and alcohol reviews. I also shamelessly Instagram what I eat and drink (#sorryimnotsorry).

Dining Out in Richmond 

Southern Kitchen — 2.5 stars — Shockoe Bottom 

Spiral Noodle — 3 stars — Carytown

Les Crepes — 2.5 stars — Stony Point

The Answer Brewpub — 3 stars — West End

Kanoa Latin Cuisine — 3 stars — VCU area

Julep’s New Southern Cuisine — 3.5 stars — Downtown

Ciao Capri — 4 stars — Henrico

Sabai — 4 stars — Broad Street

Grandstaff & Stein Booksellers — 2 stars — Shockoe Bottom

Hutch Bar + Eatery — 3 stars — Henrico

Akida Japanese Restaurant — 3 stars — Museum District

Kuba Kuba Dos — 3 stars — Henrico

Star-lite — 2 stars — The Fan

Rancho T — 3.5 stars — The Fan

Cheng Du — 3 stars — Henrico

Shoryuken Ramen — 2.5 stars — The Fan

Family Meal — 3 stars — Near West End

The Cultured Swine — 3 stars — Jackson Ward

Sang Jun Thai — 3 stars — Downtown

GWARbar — 2 stars — Jackson Ward

Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint — 3 stars — Libbie & Grove

Boka Grill & Growlers — 3 stars — Stratford Hills

Greenbriar Cafe & Coffeehouse — 3 stars — Fan

Estilo — 4 stars — Henrico

Buddy’s Place — 2.5 stars — Museum District

Enoteca Sogno — 4 stars — Bellevue

McCormack’s Big Whisky Grill — 2.5 stars — Henrico

Lulabelle’s Cafe — 3 stars — Near West End 

Brew American Gastropub — 2 stars — Midlothian

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant — 1.5 stars — Short Pump

Tarrant’s West — 3 stars — Henrico/West End

Kyoto Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar — 2.5 stars — Short Pump

Coriander — 3 stars — Carytown

Isabella’s Bistro & Salumeria — 3 stars — Midlothian

Lalo’s Cocina Bar & Grill — 3 stars — The Fan

Mbargo — 3 stars — Rocketts Landing

The Southerly — 2 stars — Henrico

Southbound — 3.5 stars — Bon Air

Commercial Taphouse & Grill — 3 stars — The Fan

Coda Urban Bistro — 2.5 stars — Downtown

Nora Taste of Lebanon — 3 stars — Henrico

The Betty On Davis — 3 stars — The Fan

Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen — 3.5 stars — Downtown

Urban Tavern — 3 stars — Henrico

Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar — 2 stars — Henrico

Graffiato — 3 stars — Downtown

Portrait House — 3.5 stars — Carytown

L’Opossum — 4 stars — Oregon Hill

Buckhead’s — 4 stars — Henrico

Eat 33 — 3.5 stars — Henrico

Torero Tapas Bar & Grill — 3.5 stars — Shockoe Bottom

Continental Divide — 2 stars — The Fan

Metzger Bar & Butchery — 4 stars — Union Hill

Fan Noodle Bar — 3.5 stars — The Fan

Chef MaMusu’s African Caribbean Cuisine  — 2.5 stars — Forest Hill

Supper — 2 stars — Scott’s Addition

Green Leaf Vegetarian — 2.5 stars — Henrico

The Rogue Gentlemen — 4 stars — Jackson Ward

Nacho Mama’s Bar & Grill — 2 stars — North Side

Mom’s Siam 2 — 2 stars — Shockoe Slip

Toast — 4 stars — Henrico

Brux’l Cafe — 4 stars — The Fan

Union Market — 3 stars — Union Hill

Omega Grecian — 3 stars — North Side

Shyndigz — 3 stars — The Fan

Boka Tako Bar — 3.5 stars — The Fan

Cielito Lindo — Food truck

Phoenix Garden Vegetarian — Food truck

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