As the temperature dips, we find ourselves in need of some more substantial fare, and what could be more substantial than a nice, thick steak? While Richmond may not have the culinary reputation of some cities, we do have plenty of gems if you know where to look. So join us on a brief tour of some of the best steakhouses Richmond, VA has to offer.
Buckhead’s Chop House
Located in the West End at the corner of Patterson Avenue and Parham Road, Buckhead’s Chop House has been serving Richmond for over 20 years. They offer an upscale dining experience that would be perfect for a special occasion. In addition to an impressive variety of steak offerings, their menu includes pork, lamb, and veal as well as a variety of seafood offerings. Buckhead’s is open for dinner only, seven nights a week.
8510 Patterson Avenue
Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse
Centrally located on Tobacco Row, Bookbinder’s offers a variety of seafood and steak options. Some specialties include grilled Ahi tuna, a seafood salad, Kona crusted filet mignon, and lobster macaroni and cheese. Start your night on the town at this family-owned local restaurant. Bookbinder’s is open for dinner every evening.
2306 East Cary Street
Popular local favorite Morton’s is located in Shockoe Slip and prides itself on its old school steakhouse atmosphere. Their diverse and generous dinner menu is sure to have something for everyone in your party. Start off with an appetizer like tuna tacos or prosciutto wrapped mozerella. Follow up with a porterhouse or ribeye steak. Or if you’re in the mood for something else, try the honey-chili glazed salmon filet or shrimp Alexander. Morton’s is open for dinner every night.
111 Virginia Street
If you’re looking for something a little different, Chez Foushee’s Creole-influenced menu may be right up your alley. Located in Monroe Ward near the Jefferson Hotel, this charming restaurant offers an interesting variety of options including shrimp Creole over green chili cheddar grits, pan seared catfish, and chargrilled ribeye with truffle oil parmesan potatoes. And don’t forget to save room for some classic lemon butter cake or warm toffee pudding. Chez Foushee is open for lunch Tuesday through Friday, dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.
203 North Foushee Street
Texas de Brazil Churrascaria
The diner in search of some truly international fare will surely enjoy Texas de Brazil. Unlike most restaurants, at this Brazilian steakhouse you don’t have to choose just one entrée. Instead, carvers will visit your table for you to try a wide variety of meats at your convenience. You can enjoy filet mignon wrapped in bacon, lamb chops, or Brazilian sausage. And this is just a small sampling of the many options that await you. You will also be welcome to sample a wide variety of salad items in the seasonal salad area. Located at Short Pump Towne Center, Texas de Brazil is perfectly situated to complement your night out. They are open every day for dinner and also serve lunch Saturday and Sunday.
11800 West Broad Street, Suite 1092
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
Fleming’s prides itself on its steak and wine expertise. Located in Stony Point Fashion Park, this is a great choice for an elegant evening. They offer some varieties of steak that you don’t often see such as dry-aged prime ribeye and Wagyu New York Strip in addition to more standard fare. They offer a choice of small plates in addition to regular entrees, making this a good option for many different guests. Fleming’s is open for dinner every day.
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
With two locations in the Richmond area in Short Pump and Midlothian, Firebirds is a great destination for family dining or an evening out with friends. Their signature wood fired grill gives their steaks a distinctive flavor. Try a bleu cheese filet or pepper crusted sirloin for some of that fire-grilled flavor. They also offer a generous range of burgers and other entrees. Firebirds is open for lunch and dinner every day.
11448 Belvedere Vista Lane
11800 West Broad Street
Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks
If a fire grill in the kitchen isn’t enough for you, you can see your food cooked right in front of you at Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks. Your chef will roll up to the hibachi grill and give you dinner and a show at the same time. You can also order from a full sushi menu. This is a great choice for a casual night out with the kids or on your own. Kabuto has two locations in the West End and Midlothian and is open for lunch and dinner every day.
13158 Midlothian Turnpike
8052 West Broad Street
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
If location, location, location is a big factor in your dining choices, you’ll love the plantation-style house that is home to Ruth’s Chris Prime Steakhouse in Midlothian. But it’s not just about the venue. Ruth’s Chris offers a wide variety of prime cuts of beef as well as seafood and other entrees. And don’t forget to save room for some chocolate sin cake. Ruth’s Chris is open for dinner every day.
11500 West Huguenot Road
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