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The Tobacco Company Restaurant

1201 E. Cary St. Send to Phone
A Richmond classic for roasted prime rib and martinis or burgers and beer, in a landmark, multi-level setting.


Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Appetizers served until 2 a.m. nightly in the atrium/lounge

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Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

The Tobacco Company Restaurant Restaurant Review

: With its sparkling brass and glass, this restaurant that served as a 19th-century tobacco warehouse surely bespeaks Southern elegance today, while the menu itself is almost as compelling as the setting. You’ll find such beefy temptations as prime rib (the second serving on the house if you know to ask) and a grilled 14-ounce rib-eye seasoned with an espresso coffee and ancho chili powder rub served with buttery whipped potatoes and collard greens. There’s also meatloaf, glazed pork tenderloin, pastas and seafood including seared diver scallops over roasted green pepper risotto with pesto sauce. Less formal dishes include burgers on the lunch menu. Although the bar is outfitted with the requisite TV, you may be much more interested in the passing scene and the glam environs than with the game. After dinner on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, those 21 and up can head to the Tobacco Company Club to dance the night away to progressive music (no entry fee with dinner receipt, otherwise $5 cover). And while classic martinis seem de rigueur, don’t miss the creative lineup of craft cocktails, or pair a bourbon with homemade pecan pie featuring fresh cracked pecans from Curles Neck Farm.

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