Zeus Gallery Cafe

(804) 359-3219

201 N Belmont Ave, Richmond, VA | Directions   23221

37.556687 -77.477854

 
Restaurants, Seafood, Vegetarian  more

Tags: Romantic Dining

Neighborhoods: The Museum District, Carytown - Museum District - Scotts Addition

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Menu
Celery Root Soup, Arugula Salad, Pear Carpaccio, Duck Confit Risotto, Baked Beef Tenderloin Meatloaf, Coastal Carolina Shrimp & Grits, Mezzi Rigatoni, Braised Pork Shank, Pan-seared Red Snapper, Warm Apple Cobbler... more

Reviews for Zeus Gallery Cafe

Recommends
over a year ago

Great Museum District Restaurant! In the past year I have been to Zeus on several occasions. Whether it is for Easter brunch with the family, dinner out with friends or hosting vendors from work, the food and service have been outstanding.

The atmosphere is great with two dining rooms and the chalkboard menus. The wine list is excellent and the food superb. I recommend the fried oysters, arugula salad, meatloaf and veal meatballs. Sunday brunch is also fantastic.

Zeus is my favorite fan area restaurant. If you are in town for a day or a long-time resident, this is a great restaurant.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Best meal in recent memory! – I recieved a gift certificate last christmas to Zeus Gallery Cafe and almost forgot about it.It was about to expire, so I thought I had better use it & Boy o Boy am I ever glad I did. I had heard little about the place,other than it is a little pricey, but a very cool place.

The friendly service was Excellent, & the food was soooooooo good. Starting with the fried oysters {the Best I ever had} to the crab cakes {lump meat, not too much filling} to the N.Y. strip steak{almost melt in your mouth, cooked just right & so tender} to the out of this world dessert, it was the best meal I have had in a long time. I can't wait to go back again, hope I get another gift certificate this year!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst dining experience ever – I ordered scallops and they were terribly overcooked to being scallop jerky. I sent them back. When paying my bill I was verbally assaulted by the owner as " the only person to have complained that night". The owner then proceeded to verbally assault me to the door AFTER paying my bill. He was looking for a fight and I was "it". All in all a very unusual and unfortunate anniversary dinner. I wont be back. Ever.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Excellent Experience Everyone – I was a guest for Mother's Day at Zeus Gallery Cafe in Richmond, VA, my daughter and son-in-law took me, the food was not the usual but very good. We were very pleased with the experience and would recommend others to dine there. The food is not what you would find in any other restaurant and the taste was very good.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Horrible Experience – We were really looking forward to this dining experience, but it turned out to be over a three hour meal with thirty minute waits between courses. The filet was undercooked, the servers were confused and uninterested, and even though we made reservations, we still had to wait over half an hour for a table. It was very frustrating, we will not return, and we want to warn people not to go there.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

good food, great wine, – I highly recomend this quaint little bistro. I just moved into the fan disrict from the d.c. area and was told by neighbors that this was the place to go. they did mention that they had'nt been for awhile due to the "nasty service" but assured me that rumours said that the waitstaff was new, and the old servers had vacated the premise to open up a place called carsons. I was pleasantly surprised by the food as well as the knowledgable and attentive service. The thing I did not understand was the wine list, ( it was on a large chalkboard ) Luckily my server explained not to worry about it, she would guide me through the list based on my likes, and what I was having for dinner, and price range. (she also said that if I didn't like a bottle we chose, not to worry.) My husband and I had a lovely dinner, definately up to par with the D.C restaurants of which we are accustomed. They even had our favorite dessert, a molten lava cake. The cake and the night was done to perfection.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Bad Brunch Experience – Our particular waitress on this particular afternoon was very unattentive to her section. At each of the key points of server / customer interaction, there was a distinct, prolonged wait. This was seemed true for every other table. From being greeted, getting refills, checking on how things were, getting the check and paying for it, all contained prolonged, eventually irritating stretches of waiting.

This is somewhat acceptable if the place were just a madhouse of people (customers and other wait staff), but it wasn't.

Poor service ruined a so-so brunch. Maybe dinners are better here but at Zeus Gallery our brunch made this writer feel more like Sisyphus, having to wrangle the wait staff and work for our meal than enjoy it.

Recommends
over a year ago

Care for some art with your wine? – The Scene
This quaint, out-of-the-way dinner spot has been regarded a hidden treasure by many. The moderately priced entrees and local color make a night at Zeus a treat that is not likely to be too far out of your budget. The menu is constantly changing, which keeps regulars from getting bored.

The Food
A wide variety of meats and seafood is available, and there is usually at least one vegetarian dish on the menu. Be sure to get there early, though. Like many Fan and Carytown restaurants, the legend of the Zeus Gallery has brought West Enders and Southside residents far beyond their normal stomping grounds to sample the cuisine, and Zeus is outgrowing its small, one-room dining area. It might leave you feeling a bit cramped, but optimists will say it adds to the intimacy and creates a casual ambience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Big things in little packages – Tiny little dark restaurant in the near West End side of the Fan. Still think it is the best restaurant in Richmond. Menu changes daily and I have never had a bad meal. Bring your wallet if you are going. Hard to keep bill under $100 for 2. However, you won't go home hungry or disappointed. Great wine selection (except need more Oregons and Washington States).

 

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