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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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1 - 10 of 988 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it is a local institution, there are many better alternatives in Richmond. The service was really slow and food quality was ok. Not fantastic.

Thank Oliver1313
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the food, the ambience and proximity to the Omni Hotel. We were a large group and were easily accommodated. Service was very good and everyone was very pleasant.

Thank Lilly E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my girlfriend and another couple. The atmosphere is great and fun. The food is great!

Thank SkyPilotAEST
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Tobacco Company is a fun restaurant to bring folks passing through Richmond. The historic nature of the architecture and the atmosphere bring Richmond into focus. The menu has something for everyone and the food is good... The service is not always top notch, but...More

Thank VeniceIsle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to check it out on my recent trip to Richmond, love the history of the area thought it would be interesting to dine with a group. Upon arrival, met at the door with a closed until further notice sign. What happened?

3  Thank lizabit2017
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This is a fun place to have a nice meal. There is multiple levels and a band playing on the first floor, but heard throughout. The prime rib was amazing, probably some of the best I've ever had. We also got a butter cake for...More

Thank Ross W
Reviewed 12 September 2017

There was a fire here in July, I believe. The restaurant and club are still closed "indefinitely". As someone has already pointed out, this IS a great location, in Shockoe Slip, and literally right across the street from two nice hotels.

1  Thank dpa_tim
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I have only been to the bar at this restaurant and it was very nice. The drinks were excellent. The building has the feel of a New Orleans style restaurant. And the decor is very cool.

Thank Thomas E
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Various levels for dining overlooking the atrium. It appears the higher you go, the more formal. Meals can be very expensive. The BEST deal in town is the happy hour where one can nosh on cheap but good bites and listen to live music on...More

2  Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is very nice from the outside located near nice hotels. The food is great. However, the restaurant is closed indefinitely. So call before you go.

Thank Rjkono
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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