Tobacco Co Restaurant

(804) 782-9555 | View Website

1201 E Cary St, Richmond, VA | Directions   23219

37.535706 -77.434585

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-10pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm and 5-10:30pm; Sun 10:30am-2:30pm and 5-9:30pm

Restaurants, Bars & Pubs, Nightclubs  more

More Categories: Singles Bars

Bar & Club Special Features: 21 & Over, After Work, DJ, Live Music

Cuisine: Traditional American, Steakhouse

Price: $$, $$$

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Date Spot, Late Night Dining, Live Music, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot, Notable Beer List, People Watching, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Central Office

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Reviews for Tobacco Co Restaurant

over a year ago

Corporate – We stopped in for a late night dinner on a recent trip to Richmond. Hotel staff kept recommending it. The ambiance is very nice, but the food is average and overpriced. Our waiter brought the wrong appetizer, but it was pretty good. (crabcakes). Salads were nice, lots of veggies. This place would be great for corporate lunches/dinners and cigars.

over a year ago

Unique set up – The interior of this restaurant is pretty interesting From the exposed escalator to the open atrium ceiling, and the club in the basement level, it was a unique restaurant. The best seat is on the 3rd floor, where you can look down into the lower 2 levels. Anyway, the food was good, but nothing spectacular The prime rib was good, but not outstanding (I recommend Angus Barns Connoisseur so yummy). The crab cakes were good, but you dont get much for what you pay. Overall, it was good, but not incredible.

One warning, parking is horrible!!! We parked in a paid lot a couple blocks away (after circling the area for a while), and found that our car had been keyed by an ignorant redneck. So if you can, park your car near by on the street.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Tobacco Co. a "no" – Please save yourself the disappointment. The Tobacco Company is a gimmicky, tired restaurant with sub-par food. It smells like a stale brewery and an ash tray combined. The menu has no creativity whatsoever.

However, if you smoke, wear undershirts in public, and enjoy all your food fried, you might like it!

over a year ago

Old standby – I think this place has a lot of character and is one of the must eat places in Richmond. Its also great for happy hour after work with the downtown crew. Crowd is older and you won't find Britney Spears here. Food is excellent and service is always good. Menu changes a lot and sometimes not for the better. Give it a second try if you disliked it the first time for some reason. Never had a bad seafood or steak dish here.

over a year ago

Deep in the basement of the Tobacco Company Restaurant lies Richmond's best secret: a seasoned bar scene. – The Scene
If you walk down the stairs to the Tobacco Company Club, it'll feel like familiar territory--but with a kick. The bar, with its dark wood and dim lighting, looks similar to the restaurant upstairs, but here you can buy a beer and boogie down without standing out in the crowd.

The Crowd
Despite the loud music and Shockoe location, this club attracts an older, more professional clientele than other bars downtown.

Pick-Up Factor
Despite being a bit more sophisticated, The Tobacco Company is still a great place to meet people if the mood strikes. For an easy way to woo a dance partner, buy a rose from the flower vendor outside the building.

Special Nights
Thursdays are International Dance Nights, Fridays are Dance Party Nights and Saturdays are Dress-Up Party nights.

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

just the club – The place was overcrowded with lame fratboys and dj was the worst i've ever heard. This has nothing to do with my taste in music. The transitions were painfilly sloppy, and there was no beat matching. It was as if he was reaching into his creates blindfolded and picking records at random.

over a year ago

Impressing guests – I wouldn't necessarily hit the Tobacco Company when I'm looking for a casual dinner out, but I love taking out-of-town guests here. The atmosphere alone is worth the trip--I wouldn't say the food is as good as some of the other eateries downtown.

over a year ago

A Richmond Tradition – Great atmosphere. Great staff. Average food. Nice club. Good place for a professional meeting/cocktail.

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