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Dine Outdoors in Downtown Richmond

Find the perfect patio to enjoy spacious seating, great views and relaxing vibes at any of these downtown restaurants with outdoor dining in Richmond, VA.

Addis Ethiopian

9 N. 17th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Ethiopian dishes like katenya, lamb stew and spicy red lentils

Hours: Monday-Wednesday, 5-10 PM; Thursday-Sunday, 12-10 PM

Find more information about Addis Ethiopian here!

And Dim Sum

305 Brook Road

Neighborhood: Arts District

Best Known For: Modern Chinese dishes and cocktails with a creative twist

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4-9 PM; Friday-Saturday, 4-10 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM

Find more information about And Dim Sum here!

Bar Solita

123 W. Broad Street

Neighborhood: Arts District

Best Known For: Stylish Mediterranean vibes with comfort food, tapas and a weekend brunch

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5-9 PM; Friday, 5-10 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM

Find more information about Bar Solita here!

Bookbinder's Seafood & Steakhouse

2306 E. Cary Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Filet Mignon and seafood dishes like lobster mac, crab cakes and more

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 5-9 PM; Friday, 5-9:30 PM; Saturday, 4:30-9:30 PM; Sunday, 4-8 PM

Find more information about Bookbinder's here!

Bottoms Up Pizza

1700 Dock Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

Best Known For: Deep dish pizza and a dog-friendly patio

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 AM-10 PM; Friday-Saturday, 11 AM-11 PM; Sunday, 11 AM-9 PM

Find more information about Bottom's Up here!

Cafe Zata

700 Bainbridge Street

Neighborhood: Manchester

Best Known For: Locally sourced beverages and lunch plates

Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 7 AM-3 PM; Saturday-Sunday, 8 AM-3 PM

Find more information about Cafe Zata here!

Casa del Barco

320 S. 12th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

Best Known For: Margaritas, empanadas and guacamole

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11 AM-9 PM; Friday-Saturday, 11 AM-10 PM

Find more information about Casa del Barco here!

The Continental

609 Hull Street

Neighborhood: Manchester

Best Known For: Inventive sandwiches, salads and burgers

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:30 AM-9 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-3 PM

Find more information about The Continental here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

GWARbar

217 W. Clay Street

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

Best Known For: Vegan-friendly choices and a one-of-a-kind Richmond experience

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 4 PM-2 AM

Find more information about GWARBar here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Havana '59

16 N. 17th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Mojitos, a cigar bar and some of the best outdoor seating in Richmond, VA

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4-10 PM; Friday-Saturday, 4-11 PM; Sunday, 11 AM-4 PM

Find more information about Havana '59 here!

Julep's

420 E. Grace Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

What You'll Find: A new and elevated take on your favorite Southern dishes like fried green tomtaoes, shrimp and grits and their signature Mint Julep Coffee

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 4:30-9 PM; Friday-Saturday, 4:30-9:30 PM

Find more information about Julep's here!

Legend Brewing

321 W. 7th Street

Neighborhood: Manchester

Best-Known For: Delicious brews, beer-battered appetizers and great views

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:30 AM-10 PM; Sunday, 11 AM-8 PM

Find more information about Legend Brewing here!

Lemaire

101 W. Franklin Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: Locally grown ingredients in classic regional dishes and cocktails

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 AM-10 PM

Find more information about Lemaire here!

Lift Coffee Shop & Cafe

218 W. Broad Street

Neighborhood: Arts District

Best Known For: Locally roasted, organic, fair traded coffees and a Instagrammable wing mural

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 7 AM-4 PM

Find more information about Lift here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Lillie Pearl

416 E. Grace Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best-Known For: West African and Southern-inspired dishes like the Smashville fried chicken sandwich, Obe Ata braised lamb shank and peach cobbler bread pudding

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 AM-2:30 PM; Monday-Thursday, 4:30-10 PM; Friday-Saturday, 4:30-11 PM; Sunday, 4:30-9 PM

Find more information about Lillie Pearl here!

LuLu's

21 N. 17th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best-Known For: Shockoe Bottom florentine, red velvet waffles and Brazilian mimosas

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 AM-3 PM

Find more information about LuLu's here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Oak & Apple

1814 E. Main Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: BBQ jackfruit, sweet corn fritters and cider selection

Hours: Thursday-Monday, 12-10 PM

Find more information about Oak & Apple here!

OMG OCPs

3 N. 17th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Homeade oatmeal cream pies in a variety of flavors and options

Hours: Monday + Friday, 7 AM-7 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-8 PM; Sunday, 11 AM-7 PM

Find more information about OMG OCPs here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Parterre

100 E. Franklin Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: Beignets, Southern comfort food and an enclosed patio perfect for brunch

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 4-9 PM; Friday, 4-10 PM; Saturday, 10 AM-10 PM; Sunday, 10 AM-2 PM

Find more information about Parterre here!

The Patio Thai Restaurant

103 E. Cary Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: A tucked-away patio, pad thai, drunken noodles and fresh mango sticky rice

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 AM-3 PM + 4:30-9:30 PM; Friday, 11 AM-3 PM + 4:30-10 PM; Saturday, 12-10 PM; Sunday, 12-9:30 PM

Find more information about Patio Thai here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Restaurant Adarra

618 N. 1st Street

Neighborhood: Jackson Ward

Best Known For: Seasonal menu offerings and a modern take on Basque dishes like stuffed squid, gnocchi and lamb belly

Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 5 PM-9 PM

Find more information about Restaurant Adarra here!

Rosie Connolly's Pub

1548 E Main Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Draft beer, traditional Irish comfort food, music sessions & karaoke

Hours: Tuesday, 4-10:30 PM; Wednesday-Thursday, 4-11:30 PM; Friday-Saturday, 4 PM-1 AM; Sunday, 11 AM-4 PM

Find more information about Rosie Connolly's here!

Secret Sandwich Society

501 E. Grace Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: Sandwiches, salads, homemade pickles and society fries

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11 AM-8 PM

Find more information about Secret Sandwich Society here!

Siné Irish Pub

1327 E. Cary Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

Best Known For: Fish & Chips, soups and $1 mimosas

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11:30-12 AM; Friday, 11:30-2 AM; Saturday, 11-2 AM; Sunday, 11-12 AM

Find more information about Siné Irish Pub here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Southern Railway Taphouse

100 S. 14th Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Slip

Best Known For: Brunch, happy hour specials and elevated bar favorites

Hours: Wednesday-Thursday, 3-10 PM; Friday-Saturday, 11:30-2 AM; Sunday, 11 AM-6 PM

Find more information about Southern Railway Taphouse here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Station 2

2016 E. Main Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Mouth-watering burger specialties and adult milkshakes

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11-12AM

Find more information about Station 2 here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

The Lobby Bar

201-07 W. Broad Street

Neighborhood: Arts District

Best Known For: Rotating menu of daily specials like rack of lamb, braised pork belly and more

Hours: Monday-Sunday, 3-11 PM

Find more information about The Lobby Bar here!

Triple Crossing Brewing

113 S. Foushee Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: Its approachable, elegant, and understated beers

Hours: Monday-Saturday, 12-10 PM; Sunday, 12-8 PM

Find more information about Triple Crossing Brewing here!

Tio Pablo

1703 E. Franklin Street

Neighborhood: Shockoe Bottom

Best Known For: Delicious Mexican food from a 100% gluten-free kitchen

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4-9 PM; Friday-Saturday, 11 AM-10 PM

Find more information about Tio Pablo here!
Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in Downtown Richmond

Wong Gonzalez

412 E. Grace Street

Neighborhood: Monroe Ward

Best Known For: Mexican-Asian fusion like beef bulgogi tacos, mango fried rice and more

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11 AM-2:30 PM + 4-10 PM; Friday, 11 AM-2:30 PM + 4-11 PM; Saturday, 12-11 PM; Sunday, 4-9 PM

Find more information about Wong Gonzalez here!

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