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Helen's

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2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
+1 804-358-4370
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17:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 14:30
21:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is definitely a diamond in the rough! It is surrounded by more popular bars and its facade is very unassuming, but it is great! We got a Groupon and did a date night! It is high end food and atmosphere. All dishes were delicious and also inventive. It is decent value but a GREAT EXPERIENCE. Check it out for... More 

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Thank RickySchu
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped in on a Friday night and got a small table in the back. For the best seating make sure you make a reservation. The flavor of the meal and the pleasant service more than made up for the small table. The pork chop is the best thing in the dinner menu, but everything is very tasty.

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Thank Casey C
Richmond, Virginia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A group of friends and I had a 5:30 reservation at Helen's recently. The menu was fairly new (not, yet, updated on their website as of this writing), with scrumptious-sounding descriptions. All of my friends ordered Helen's Burger which I now wish I had ordered. I wanted an entree, so I ordered a Rock Fish preparation with crab. The description... More 

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Thank Charles R
Molnlycke, Sweden
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Cosy restaurant in a nice area of Richmond. The restaurant has been around for a long time and the interior is kept pretty much original which is a plus in these times of stream lined styled restaurants. The kitchen is by the seating so one could see the chefs doing their magic. The meal we had was excellent as well... More 

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Thank hansvens
Pompano Beach, Florida
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had brunch here recently and loved it. Friendly service, great bevs, and a most excellent Eggs Benedict, my go-to travel breakfast. One of the best, very fresh ingredients and a strong cup o coffee. If you're anywhere near Carytown or The Fan, find it!

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Thank RNRMT
Dallas
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Great vibe in a small setting with fabulous food. For couples or small groups of three or four this is ideal. The hanger steak is sublime. Great local feel. Parking can be a problem but just keep circling the neighborhood until you find a spot.

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Thank MarkWing
Richmond, VA, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Despite being in business for many, many decades (since 1935), Helen's remains somewhat of a hidden gem! Their outstanding chef makes exquisite entrees, the atmosphere is very cozy and romantic (for dinner) and, the wait staff is also superior. Make sure you visit this quaint and very cool establishment on your next date night! I promise you will be impressed!... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

My wife and I went to Helen's, a Richmond landmark for over 80 years, for dinner during restaurant week and had a delightful meal! With a prix fixe menu, we only had to decide what we were hungry for and it was made to order. Drink specials were delicious - I had their version of a Manhattan and it was... More 

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Thank Keller_B
Richmond, Virginia
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Restaurant Week is a never a disappoint. Three friends, met to enjoy Helen's. We had drinks to start the evenings. I had a wonderful vodka with raspberries and peppercorns! So flavorful! The menu selections for the evening featured in season foods, such a butternut squash and hanger steaks. So wonderful and flavorful!

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Thank Ruby122007
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016

One of the few places you can get appetizers, dinner and dessert! Everything I have had has been delicious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 14:30
21:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 02:00
Thursday
17:30 - 02:00
Friday
17:30 - 02:00
Saturday
17:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-358-4370

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?