Photo courtesy of Alewife
Photo courtesy of Alewife

The Hit ListWashington D.C.

The Best Places to Eat in Richmond, Summer 2021 Edition


One of the remaining pieces in the puzzle called “return to normalcy” snapped into place this spring, when Virginia lifted capacity restrictions on restaurants and bars. And Richmonders have been celebrating — heading out to favorites that have been takeout-only or on hiatus.

As if a patio wasn’t enticing enough, venues including Shagbark, Grisette, Secco Wine Bar, and Metzger Bar & Butchery offer al fresco dining. And restaurateurs are flooding Instagram with persuasive eye candy: artfully-arranged dishes highlighting local produce, straight-from-Chesapeake Bay seafood, colorful cocktails, binge-worthy desserts. In time for prime summer, our Hit List to the best of Richmond is the key to nabbing a front-row seat to it all.

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New on Resy

New on Resy: Centrolina, Maydan, Zandra’s, and More

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The Classics

Mama Ayesha’s Has So Much History, But Represents So Much More

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The September Hit List: Makan, RedRocks, Rasika, and More

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The August Hit List: Albi, Compass Rose, DCity Smokehouse, and More


Amex® Gold Card Pop-up Diner

New on Resy

New on Resy: Toki Underground, Muchas Gracias, Compass Rose, and More

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The July Hit List: Tail Up Goat, La Jambe, Tiki on 18th, Peter Chang, and More

New on Resy

Now Open on Resy: The Red Hen, Whino, Anxo Kennedy St, and More

Courtesy of Cranes Spanish Kaiseki

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The June Hit List: Cranes, Red Hen, Ellē, Taqueria Al Lado, and More

Go long on Champagne and caviar at Apéro. // Courtesy of Apéro DC; photo by Corbin Goldstein

Wine Hit List

The Wine Hit List, Early Summer Edition: Estadio, Apéro, Dauphine, and More

New on Resy

Now Open on Resy: Cranes Spanish Kaiseki, Las Gemelas, Reveler’s Hour, and More

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The May Hit List: St. Vincent, Annabelle, Las Gemelas, and More