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Rowland Fine Dining

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2132 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220-4528 (shields&main)
+1 804-257-9885
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New York City, New York
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I LOVED this restaurant! The waitstaff was friendly and knowledgable, the food was very interesting and tasty. For example quinoa encrusted chicken and skillet pan pizza margarita with pesto. For dessert I had a heavenly Expresso Creme Brûlée . The place is attractive and the noise level excellent.

Thank Wendy L
Chicago, Illinois
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1,353 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 375 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Food was delicious. We started off with lamb sliders and a vegetarian soup. Entrees were steak, branzino, and gnochi. We liked everything but the presentation could have been better. Ambiance at the restaurant is nothing special. Service was very good.

Thank chitownsam
Richmond, Virginia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A group of four friends, we made a reservation 24 hours before the date. We were seated in table, against the wall, immediately adjacent to another group of diners. the rest of the restaurant was almost empty, except for a father and his two small children. The seating was tight and needed more space for private dinner conversations. The rest... More 

Thank Ruby122007
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had a lovely dinner at Rowland's Fine Dining with friends, but by the end of the evening, we couldn't wait to escape the restaurant. We were seated in a back booth, next to the kitchen which has only a partial wall separating it from the dining room. Also, there was a dishpan right outside of the kitchen door, where waiters... More 

Thank yulie4
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a recent dinner here with friends and it was a great experience. They specialize in local dishes with a Peruvian influence. Great atmosphere, reasonable priced wine and excellent coffee creme brûlée.

Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice place friendly service small and a local gem. Has a very nice bar and outside sitting area plus intimate inside seating. The Joe's Porkchop was for particularly good

Thank exptrave101
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

While dining during restaurant week, we picked this restaurant and the minute I walked in I loved it. This was the original Stella's and good memories. Our serve was Kathy and she knew the history, the menu,etc. We loved the menu and I never had monkfish until she recommended. We will be back and is a cozy intimate setting. Good... More 

Thank Jayne V
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2016

OK, so we tried out RFD during restaurant week. Sat outside, which was lovely on a gorgeous spring evening. First the good, the setting and service were terrific... Foodwise, while the tastes were really good, the portions were meagre, 4 shrimp provided the protein for an entrée, calorie control is well and good, but this seems a little on the... More 

Thank mike b
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife for our wedding anniversary. The place is very cozy, small, and intimate. Our server was quirky and funny but also attentive and willing to go above and beyond. The food was amazing. I had the crispy duck that had a cherry jus that was so delicious. The squash ravioli, something I wouldn't normally eat, was excellent... More 

1 Thank Brian M
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We went here as a family on Christmas Eve for dinner. Despite having made the reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. It took quite a bit of time for the order to be taken and the food to be brought. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the food, both the preparations and the presentation. Will go there if we... More 

Thank Jaisankar S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2132 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220-4528
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-257-9885

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?