Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Where would you eat in RVA?

If you were leaving Richmond, what would be your top ten restaurants you MUST visit before leaving? MTH and I were trying to figure out our list the other night. As we tried to figure it out, we ended up coming up with different categories of lists. As many of you know, Richmond actually has a lot of good restaurants! Here's a first draft (in no particular order):

Worth getting a babysitter for (or so we hope in the cases we haven't tried it yet):
1. Millie's
2. Edo's Squid
3. Mamma Zu's
4. Acacia
5. Stuzzi
6. Helen's
7. Secco
8. Bouchon
9. Comfort
10. Lemaire

Stop for a drink on the way home (or before dinner):
1. Belvidere on Broad
2. Boathouse at Rockett's
3. Helen's (it can do double duty)
4. Balliceaux (they don't take reservations so dinner is hard if there's a babysitter is involved)
5. The Fan House
7. Secco

Great for takeout (no babysitter needed):
1. Athen's Tavern
2. Deli Coliseum
3. 8 1/2 (it will be back soon!)

Dinner/Happy Hour with LTH (the baby):
1. Joe's Inn
2. Robin Inn
3. Can Can (it can do double duty)
4. Double T's
5. Kuba Kuba
6. Phoenician
7. Secco (it's possible)
8. Garnett's (he hugs the servers! And, I think they like it :)

Please give your comments on where you'd go in Richmond if you thought you wouldn't be able to partake of Richmond restaurants in the near future.