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Tobacco Company Restaurant

1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4115
+1 804-782-9555
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (83 reviews)
“she crab soup” (83 reviews)
“butter cake” (31 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4115
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, kind of pricey, but very good. Waiter was very decent. The background story of the restaurant is interesting. Will definitely recommend.

Thank jldp1
Reviewed February 11, 2018

The food is spectacular, the vibe great, and an evening here fun. A former roommate played the harp here. It's been a while since I was here. Most dishes are higher end of mid range.

Thank Julia C
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Have been there many times over my years in Richmond. Its a good place to take visitors. It is a very Richmond kind of place in a very "foody" place. The menu is varied and quite good generally. I like the crab bisque but the...More

Thank OneJImHeywood
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

My wife took me to this place it was amazing the best I had in my life in the USA the building is beautiful the food is cooked to perfection. I totally recommend this place. I haven't been in many places like this. The best...More

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed December 15, 2017

This was my favorite place to go in Richmond. Unfortunately, there was a fire and it is unknown when repairs will be completed. The restaurant had a feel of maybe Charleston or even New Orleans, as the Internet says some of the interior structures were...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed December 6, 2017

This is a memorable restaurant with rich decor, beautiful accessories, 3 open levels for viewing, an open elevator; and exposed brick in the downtown Richmond area. I've had many lunch meals here as it is located near my previous employment. Although all of the food...More

Thank LinLea711
Reviewed November 15, 2017

We hosted a rehearsal dinner for our goddaughters weddand it was done perfectly.there were about 65 guests and everyone loved it. Service and food were wonderful!

Thank Elizabeth F
Reviewed November 10, 2017

Set in an old warehouse, very interesting decor with a flair. Has an old elevator to go to other floors. Wonderful food and drinks. Very nice atmosphere to enjoy with friends or family.

Thank jccarter13
Reviewed November 9, 2017

This restaurant is not only noted for it's good food, the atmosphere is second to none. A converted tobacco warehouse, it has two levels, an upstairs and downtown. It is pricey, but the food is excellent and service good. There is a parking garage about...More

Thank Carole H
Reviewed November 8, 2017

The atmosphere is warm, I recommend for a date, its a little noisy for business and a bit expensive for children. Currently being restored after a fire, but had a beautiful interior and a great bar menu. Vegetarian options, but I am not sure they...More

Thank Ann R
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Harvey H
November 27, 2017|
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Response from lizabit2017 | Reviewed this property |
You can self or valet park in the lot at the hotel-Omni Richmond, just across the street, of course there is a parking fee which is less if you self park.
March 23, 2017|
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Response from Peter H | Reviewed this property |
There should be plenty of tables for two. The parking is an issue. The street spots are mostly going to be taken. Then, the parking garages are going to cost some money.
November 8, 2016|
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Response from ReviewingEverywhere | Reviewed this property |
yes that's definitely a question that you would have to call the restaurant to find out
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4115
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Convenient public transit stops in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-782-9555
  • E-mail
Just one week short of celebrating our 40th Anniversary as Richmond’s premier dining and entertainment venue, The Tobacco Company Restaurant is sad to announce that we have temporarily closed operations due to fire damage.

Our first thoughts are of our guests and our restaurant family. The amount of support we have received from area businesses and friends has been heartwarming. We are working with the City and inspectors to assess the damage. We are also working with other local restaurants and businesses to find employment for those displaced by the closing. We will be sending out weekly updates on the progress of our renovations and our plans for our grand reopening.
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