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2527 W Main St, Richmond, VA 23220-4427
+1 804-358-4370
10:30 - 14:30
21:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All 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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146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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.

Thank MarkWing
Richmond, VA, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Stephen G
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Keller_B
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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!

Thank Ruby122007
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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

Thank Angela L
Fairfax, Virginia
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Was coming up on I-95 and wanted to get off the highway for dinner (had already had lunch at a Cracker Barrel). We still had 2 hours of driving ahead of us but needed to eat. Saw this place on the I-phone and figured to give it a try. Made a reservation for an outside table so we could have... More 

Thank OldTar_71
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited Helen's to celebrate a birthday and it was great. We started with drinks at the bar and before moving to our table. My cocktail was delicious. We started with the sauteed calamari appetizer which I normally don't like because it tends to be overcooked/ rubbery. Not in this case. It was perfect, thinly sliced calamari, sauteed and served... More 

Thank Teressa G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I had the duck with spaghetti squash and brussel sprouts. The flavor was amazing! My husband had the Hanger steak and he loved it. Service was wonderful. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Jill Z
Richmond, Virginia
Level Contributor
106 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Its a great little spot with a lot of history and great food. Their brunch is excellent, but it does get really crowded really fast so get there early! The last time I went there was line around the building and it was raining out, but that didn't stop anybody! At night it turns into much more of a bar... More 

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Williamsburg, Virginia
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I would have perfectly content to leave after the 2012 Bordeaux, warm French bread with butter and the BEST MACARONI AND CHEESE I've ever had!! We followed this with 2 burgers cooked a perfect medium rare and herbed garlic butter fries. We were much too full for dessert....but did it anyway and shared a white chocolate frozen confection. The service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
21:00 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
17:30 - 02:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?