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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4115
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

This restaurant was converted from a tobacco factory by which it got its name. It was interesting to walked through those walls and had a chance to enjoy the food.

1  Thank aoltang
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This was a Richmond icon, but management has decided not to rebuild following a fire. "Closed Until Further Notice 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...More

Thank Emilie K
Reviewed 7 August 2018

As upper management with a Fortune 500 company, I am required to entertain clients often. Also venders from out of town, also take me out to dinner. The Tobacco Company Restaurant is one of my favorites places to go in Richmond. I have been going...More

Thank alanmccann319
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

Used to frequent Tobacco Company when I work downtown and was new to Richmond and old classic. Went to a graduation party there and it felt like I never left.

2  Thank YamYam804
Reviewed 14 February 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.

1  Thank jldp1
Reviewed 12 February 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.

1  Thank Julia C
Reviewed 21 December 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

1  Thank OneJImHeywood
Reviewed 21 December 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

1  Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 15 December 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

1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 6 December 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
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John H
8 September 2018|
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Response from Emilie K | Reviewed this property |
It’s closed permanently. They had a fire and aren’t rebuilding.
28 November 2017|
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Response from Nancy A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restaurant is open again.
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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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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