Restaurant Directory: A listing of non-chain dining options. 


Andy's Restaurant & Lounge Restaurant-bar with daily lunch specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 412 England St. 798-9751. $

Ashland Coffee and Tea Quaint coffee shop serves panini, quesadillas, soups and live music in the listening room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. No dinner Sun. 100 N. Railroad Ave. 798-1702. $ NS

Cedar Creek Tavern Seafood, pasta, steaks, burgers, homemade desserts. Lunch/brunch and dinner daily. Rt. 301 and Shady Grove Road in Hanover Commons Shopping Center. 730-8600. $-$$ NSS

Henry Clay Inn Historic Southern inn features seasonal specials, crab cakes, balsamic roasted salmon, mile-high quiche. Brunch Wed.-Sun., dinner Fri. and Sat. Reservations suggested. 114 N. Railroad Ave. Ashland. 798-3100 $$$ NS

Houndstooth Café Simple country fare: ribs, crab cakes and derby pie. 13271 Hanover Courthouse Blvd. 537-5404. $ NSS

Ironhorse Menu changes monthly on fine-dining side; bar food with flair on the other. Live music on weekends. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. 100 S. Railroad Ave. 752-6410. $$-$$$ NS

Michelle's at Hanover Tavern Restored tavern and playhouse features rack of lamb, grilled tuna, local produce, fresh desserts. Lunch weekdays, dinner Tue.-Sat., weekend brunch. 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. 537-5250. $$ NS *

The Smokey Pig Popular barbecue place with ribs, chicken, sides. Lunch and dinner Tue. - Sun. 212 S. Washington Highway. 798-4590. $-$$ NSS

Wise Guys Pizza Mafia-themed spot with subs, pasta, loaded pizzas. Lunch and dinner daily. 144 S. Washington Highway, Ashland. 798-3005. $

carytown/ museum district

1 North Belmont Restaurant French cuisine such as pan-seared duck, braised veal cheeks and filet mignon medallions in a quiet Continental setting. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1 N. Belmont Ave. 358-0050. $$$ NS *

Acacia Regional cuisine by renowned chef Dale Reitzer with patio dining. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sat. 3325 W. Cary St. 354-6060. $$$ Smoking at bar, NS *

Amici Ristorante Northern Italian cucina with patio dining. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 3343 W. Cary St. 353-4700. $$$ NSS *

Babe's Alternative lifestyle bar serving pub grub. Closed Mon. 3166 W. Cary St. 355-9330. $

Baker's Crust Popular European-style café. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 3553 W. Cary St. 213-0800. $ NS

Bandito's Burrito Lounge Distinctive menu of burritos and icy margaritas. Lunch and dinner daily. Free karaoke Wed. nights. 2905 Patterson Ave. 354-9999. $ NSS

Bin 22 @ Betsy's Coffee shop every day, wine bar with paninis, antipasto platters, light fare and wide selection of wines Tue. - Sat. evenings. 3200 W. Cary St. 358-4501. $$

Café Diem Fusion cuisine in a laid-back setting with live entertainment. Dinner Mon.-Sun. Sun. brunch. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 600 N. Shepherd St. 353-2500. $$

Caliente Eclectic menu of Caribbean, Cajun and Southern cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 2922 Park Ave. 340-2920. $$ NSS

Can Can French brasserie with raw bar and changing menu of seafood, grilled meats, soups. Breakfast pastries and coffee, lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 3120 W. Cary St. 358-7274. $$$ NSS. *

China Panda Szechuan and Hunan, limited seating. 616 N. Sheppard St. 355-6888. $ NS

Chiocca's Downstairs Deli and Bar Deli sandwiches, not for the timid. 425 N. Belmont Ave. Lunch and dinner daily. Dinner only Tue. 355-3228. $

Coppola's Italian-style deli with small café tables. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Lunch Sun. 2900 W. Cary St. 359-6969. $ Inside NS, smoking on patio.

The Corner Cafe Spicy pastas, chicken and seafood. Lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 800 N. Cleveland St. 355-1954. $

Double T's Real Smoked Barbecue St. Louis cut ribs, pulled and sliced barbecue, and variety of sauces. Lunch and dinner daily. 2907 W. Cary St. 353-9861. $ NSS

Farouk's House of India Traditional Indian food. Lunch buffet daily, dinner nightly. 3033 W. Cary St. 355-0378. $$ NSS

Galaxy Diner Diner fare, plus fried pickles and fried Oreos. Lunch and dinner daily. 3109 W. Cary St. 213-0510. $ NSS

Ginger Thai and Chinese standards in fresh, streetfront café. Curries, stir-fries, noodles. Lunch and dinner daily. 3145 W. Cary St. 254-7373. $-$$ NS

Karsen's Creative seafood, seasonal specials, steaks, apps and house-made desserts; bar and patio in cozy setting, well-known staff. Dinner and drinks nightly. 3411 W. Cary St. 353-5277. $$$ Smoking at bar.

Mary Angela's Pizza and Subs New York-style thin crust, calzones, Italian standards in popular hangout. Open daily for lunch, dinner or a slice. 3345 W. Cary St. 353-2333. $ NSS

Mom's Siam New location, expanded menu of Thai dishes at this local favorite. Lunch and dinner daily, outdoor dining. 2811 W. Cary St. 359-7606. $-$$ NS *

Nacho Mama's Colorful Tex-Mex cantina with patio. 3449 W. Cary St. 358-6262. $ NSS

New York Deli Revamped classic deli with breakfast, lunch and dinner; sailors and Reubens; bar with DJs. Open daily. 2920 W. Cary St. 358-3354 $

Thai Diner Too Traditional Thai fare. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 3028 W. Cary St. 353-9514. $ NSS

The Track Virginia foods cooked with flair. Known for innovation and consistent quality. Dinner only. Closed Sun. and Mon. 2915 W. Cary St. 359-4781. $$$ NS *

Viva Mexico Flavorful and filling with large menu of Americanized standards in no-frills setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 2929 W. Cary St. 377-9240. $

Weezie's Kitchen Hearty, healthy comfort food. Burgers, salads, vegetarian fare in relaxed but festive setting. Breakfast and lunch Tues.-Sun. 3123 W. Cary St. 726-1270. NS $$

Zeus Gallery Café Popular and intimate with blackboard menu of steaks, seafood, pasta . Dinner nightly, weekend brunch. 201 N. Belmont Ave. 359-3219. $$$ *

church hill

Acappella Intimate, historic setting for traditional Italian and authentic German cuisine. Pub open nightly. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 2300 E. Broad St. 377-1963. $$ NSS acappellaonthehill.com.

The Hill Cafe Upscale menu in casual neighborhood café. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Brunch and dinner Sun. 2800 E. Broad St. 648-0360. $$$ NSS

Millie's Diner Globally inspired eclectic food with national reputation. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Popular Sat. and Sun. brunch. 2603 E. Main St. 643-5512. www.milliesdiner.com $$$ NSS *

The Old Original Bookbinder's Fine dining with Continental menu and aged steaks. Courtyard and wine tastings. Dinner daily. 2306 E. Cary St. 643-6900. $$$ NSS, smoking in lounge only

Poe's Pub American fare in friendly atmosphere. Front deck and live music. Dinner only Mon. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Motorcycle brunch every second Sun. 2706 E. Main St. 648-2120. $


3rd Street Diner American comfort food. Open 24 hours daily. 218 E. Main St. 788-4750. $

4th St. Cafe 24-hour diner serving breakfast around the clock. Fourth and Main streets. 648-2838. $

Anniebell's Chicken & Waffles Local chain with all-day breakfast, jambalaya, catfish, shrimp, trout, soul rolls. Live music most weekends. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sat. Sunday gospel brunch. 415 N. 1st St. 649-9464. $ NS

Bank American cuisine in restored bank building. Steaks, seafood, pastas, appetizers. Lunch and dinner daily. 1005 E. Main St. 648-3070. $$ NSS

Barcode Alternative lifestyle bar with separate dining room. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri., dinner Sat. and Sun. 6 E. Grace St. 648-2040. $

Beauregard's Thai Room Authentic Thai in elegant setting with picturesque courtyard. 103 E. Cary St. 644-2328. $$ NSS

Capital Ale House Upscale tavern food served with international beer. Lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 623 E. Main St. 643-2537. $$ NSS

Caribbean Mingles Jamaican chef serves jerk chicken, stewed oxtails, seafood, island dishes. Lunch and dinner daily. 15-17 W. Main St. 780-0013. $

Comfort Country cooking in hip spot. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 200 W. Broad St. 780-0004. $$ NSS *

The Corner Bar & Grill Southern side dishes, sandwiches, cheese steaks, burgers, sweet potato pie. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. 1301 W. Leigh St. 213-3046. $ *

Croaker's Spot Fried seafood restaurant with bar and patio. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. Second and Leigh streets. 421-0560. $ NS

Ever Green Large menu of Cantonese cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 612 W. Grace St. 643-6333. $

Fu Kim Chinese traditional fare. Mon.-Fri. 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Lunch Sat. Sometimes closed Sun. 515 E. Main St. 780-2999. $ NSS

Godfrey's Alternative-lifestyle bar with dinner Wed. to Sun., plus drag brunch on Sun. 308 E. Grace St. 648-3957. $

Hidden Treasure Pecan-crusted salmon, fried tomatoes, crab cakes in quaint, friendly Jackson Ward spot. Lunch daily, dinner Tues.-Sat. 219 E. Clay St. $ NS

Lemaire Southern specialties with a Virginia flair inside the landmark Jefferson Hotel. 649-4644. $$$ NSS *

Ma-Musu's Buffet-style Afrocentric and soul food. Lake trout, collards, jollof rice, chicken, cornbread, shrimp. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Dinner Sat. 200 E. Main St. $ NS

Manhattans Artful fusion cuisine in contemporary setting. Lunch Mon-Fri. Dinner Mon-Sat. 112 N. Fifth St. 644-5777. $$$ NSS

Mr. Bojangles Three-story restaurant with soul food and seafood. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Lunch and dinner Sat. 550 E. Marshall St. 344-2901. $ NS (smoking at upstairs bar)

Perly's Delicatessen and diner food; meat loaf, crab cakes, spaghetti, big breakfasts with vintage decor. Breakfast and lunch daily. 111 E. Grace St. 649-2779.

Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant Bangers and mash, fish and chips, Beatles memorabilia. Closed Sun. 421 E. Franklin St. 780-1682. $$ NSS

Popkin Tavern Former furniture store now a neighborhood pub and grill. Sandwiches, burgers, sirloin, salads, pizza and billiards. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat. 123 W. Broad St. 343-1909. $ NSS

Red Door Eight kinds of spaghettini, plus Greek, Tex-Mex. Closed Sat. and Sun. 314 E. Grace St. 649-1588. $ NSS

Tarrant's Café Historic corner drugstore with wide menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, crab cakes, shrimp, salmon and desserts. Lunch, dinner and bar Mon.-Sat. 1 W. Broad St. 225-0035. $ *

Tony's Bar-Be-Que All-homemade N.C.-style pork barbecue. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. 207 N. Third St. 644-8544. $ NSS

Tropical Soul Sea and Soulfood Cafe Family-owned, island-inspired menu, live music. Lunch and dinner daily. 314 N. Second St. 771-1605. $ NSS

Twenty-Seven American regional with Italian and French, monkfish and mussels to osso buco and pastas. From the owners of Amici and La Grotta. Lunch Mon.-Fri.; dinner Mon.-Sat. 27 W. Broad St. 780-0086. $$ NSS

TJ's Cozy atmosphere for cocktails or dining in the Jefferson Hotel. Food served till midnight daily. 788-8000. $$ NSS

east end

Brunetti's Finger foods, appetizers, delicious salads and American favorites with Italian flavor. Carryout available. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 9167 Atlee Square Shopping Center. 730-2339. $

Carini Restaurant Family-owned Italian spot. Lunch and dinner daily. 3718 Williamsburg Road. 222-0715. $ NSS

Giovanni's Small family-run restaurant specializing in pizza and serving large portions of pasta and subs. Takeout available. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 9502 Chamberlayne Road. 746-2666. $ NS

Gus' Italian Café Family restaurant serving pasta, seafood and more. Lunch and dinner daily. 7358 Bell Creek Road in Mechanicsville. 730-9620. $ NSS

Italian Kitchen Traditional Italian with seafood and steak options. 7522 Lee Davis Highway. 746-4324. $$ NSS

L's Soul Food Restaurant and Lounge Lake trout, turkey wings, barbecue meatloaf, pigs' feet, homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner Tuesday-Sunday. Live jazz Friday-Saturday. 4917 Nine Mile Road. 622-4990.

Los Mariachi Mexican standards and combination dinners. Lunch and dinner daily. 6233 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 559-6014 $-$$ NSS

Mexico Restaurant Warm service and good value. Lunch and dinner daily. Two locations: 5213 Williamsburg Road, 226-2388, and 7162 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 559-8126. $ NSS

Mimmo's Family-run restaurant featuring authentic pasta dishes and other Italian-American favorites. Open for lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 8319 Bell Creek Road. 569-3990. $ NS

Moon Garden Cantonese and American cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. 3400 Williamsburg Road. 222-2668. $

Peking Restaurant Part of the popular local Chinese restaurant chain. Lunch and dinner Sun.-Fri. Dinner Sat. 7100 Mechanicsville Turnpike. 730-9898. $$ NS

Portabella's Ristorante Low-key, affordable Italian. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 2627 New Market Road. 795-4144. $ NS

Roma's Italian Restaurant Family-owned restaurant serving Italian favorites. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 6017 Nine Mile Road. 737-3104. $ NSS

Yesterday's Diner Home cooking in longtime spot with new owner. She-crab soup, specials, burgers and pastas. Breakfast daily, lunch weekdays, dinner nightly. Closed Sunday. 2709 Williamsburg Road. 222-0611. $ NSS

the fan

3 Monkeys Bar and Grill Upscale Fan bar with patio, salads, subs and gourmet pizzas, entrees and martinis. Serving until 1 a.m. Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 2525 W. Main St. 204-2525. $

Akida Intimate sushi bar. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sun. 814 N. Robinson St. 359-8036. $$ NS

Artist Underground Cafe Subs, salads, dogs and burgers; full bar; small stage acts and student art. Open Tue.-Sat. all day, late-night weekends, Sun. brunch. 1600 Monument Ave.; lower level of Stuart Court Apts. 213-0185. $ S

Athens Tavern Traditional Greek dishes and wines. Dinner daily. 401 N. Robinson St. 353-9119. $ NSS

Avalon Restaurant & Bar Creative continental cuisine in a casual setting. Dinner daily. 2619 W. Main St. 353-9709. $$ NSS

Avenue 805 Italian-inspired menu and an extensive wine list. "Cheap date night" on Mon. and Tue. Dinner Mon.-Sat., Sunday brunch. 805 N. Davis Ave. 353-2505. $$ NSS

Bacchus Upscale menu with emphasis on fresh seafood, French and Mediterranean flavors. Dinner nightly. Corner of Main and Meadow. 355-9919. $$$ *

Baja Bean Co. Casual California-style Mexican restaurant with large patio. Lunch and dinner daily. 1520 W. Main St. 257-5445. $ NSS

Bamboo Cafe '20s style Fan hangout with a built-in crowd of regulars. Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch starts 11 a.m. Sat., 10 a.m. Sun. Main and Mulberry streets. 353-1609. $$

Border Chophouse and Bar Hearty steaks and barbecue. Lunch and dinner daily. Brunch Sat.-Sun. 1501 W. Main. St. 355-2907. $$

Bogart's Sandwiches and entrees upfront, jazz in back. Dinner nightly. 203 N. Lombardy St. 353-9280. $

Buddy's Neighborhood tradition with friendly barmaids and regulars. Patio, daily specials, cheap weekend brunch. Open daily lunch, dinner, bar. 324 N. Robinson St. 355-3701. $

Cabo's Corner Bistro Gracefully presented continental cuisine. Live jazz or R&B most nights. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 2053 W. Broad St. 355-1144. $$$ NSS

The Camel Breakfast, lunch and light fare, vegan options; coffee, Wi-Fi, sandwiches and specials in a gallery setting. Open weekdays; music and art events and evening hours vary. 1621 W. Broad St. 353-4901. www.thecamel.org. NS

Carlton's Menu blends Low Country, Asian and Italian. Upstairs bar with martini list. Live music on weekends. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat. 2526 Floyd Ave., at Robinson. 359-3122. $$ NSS

Cary Street Café Heavily vegetarian bar fare, jam bands. Lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch. 2631 W. Cary St. 353-7445. $

Commercial Taphouse & Grill Black angus burgers, wraps, barbecue ribs, Baja chicken, microbrews and imported beers. Lunch Tue.- Fri. Dinner daily. 111 N. Robinson St. 359-6544. $

Cous Cous Mediterranean and Moroccan fare and bar near VCU. Lentils, falafel, lamb, shrimp, chicken. Lunch weekdays, tapas and dinner nightly. 900 W. Franklin St. 358-0868. $-$$ NSS

Curbside Café Sandwiches, entrees and brunch. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Dinner Mon.-Sun. Brunch Sun. 2525 Hanover Ave. 355-7008. $

Davis & Main Grilled cuisine and unique American wine list. Dinner daily. 2501 W. Main St. 353-6641. $$ smoking at bar, NSS until 10 p.m. *

Easy Street Well-rounded menu with a few vegetarian choices. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Brunch and dinner Sun. 2401 W. Main St. 355-1198. $

Edo's Squid Antipasti, garlic, seafood, garlic, pasta and garlic. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. No lunch Sun. 411 N. Harrison. 864-5488. $$ *

Elephant Thai Restaurant Traditional Thai. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. 1100 W. Cary St. 355-3320 $ NS

Emilio's Restaurante Espa¤ol Mediterranean-style entrees, paella and Spanish tapas. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly. Kitchen open late. Live music/DJs nightly. 1847 W. Broad St. 359-1224. $$

Empire Hip VCU-area eatery serving finger foods, sandwiches and vegetarian options in the old Sweetwater spot. Open daily for dinner, late on Fri. and Sat. 727 W. Broad St. 344-3323. $

Enoteca Sogno Wine bar with antipasti, pasta, gnocchi, chicken and veal dishes. Italian wines, cheeses. Dinner and bar Tue.-Sat. nights. 2043 W. Broad St. 355-8466. $-$$

Helen's New menu with soups, seafood, meats and pastas, vegetarian entrees in Fan classic diner. Dinner Tues.-Sat.; Sunday brunch. 2527 W. Main St. at Robinson. 358-4370. $$ NSS *

Home Team Grill French dip, burgers, salads, sides in neighborhood sports-bar setting with 20 outdoor tables. Lunch daily, dinner nightly, Sunday brunch. 1630 W. Main at Vine. 254-7360. Smoking at bar.

Hyperlink Café Sandwiches, entrees, coffee, alcohol and oxygen served in a vibrant café. Live music. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Brunch Sun. 814 W. Grace St. 254-1942. $$ NS

Ipanema Café Cozy basement spot with hipsters and vegetarian food. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. 917 W. Grace St. 213-0170. $ NS until 10 p.m. *

Jamaica House Curried and jerk chicken, plus other Jamaican cuisine. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 1215 W. Broad St. 358-5793. $ NS

The Jerk Pit Jamaican grill specializes in jerk meats. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 2713 W. Broad St. 353-7755. $ NS

Joe's Inn Famous for its mountainous baked spaghetti. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 205 N. Shields Ave. 355-2282. $ NSS

Kuba Kuba Cuban bodega. Serving grilled sandwiches, Cuban coffee, three kinds of paella and other Latin specialties. Lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 1601 Park Ave. 355-8817. $ *

Martini Kitchen & Bubble Bar Appetizers, steaks and chops, specialty martinis in sleek spot. Open 4 p.m.-1 a.m. daily. 1911 W. Main St. 254-4904. $$-$$$ NSS

The Metro Grill Continental with Tex-Mex, Caribbean and Southern flavors. Dinner nightly. Sun. brunch. 301 N. Robinson St. 353-4453. $$ NSS

Mulligan's Sports bar with big deck and fans' favorite foods. 1323 W. Main St. 353-8686. $ NSS

Nara Sushi & Japanese Cuisine Sashimi, noodles, teriyaki, steak. Outdoor deck. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. 1309 W. Main St. 353-1315. $ NS

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant New owners, decor and menu, Ethiopian fare, fresh seafood, vegan dishes. Lunch and dinner Tues.- Sun. 309 N. Laurel St. 225-5544. $ NS

Out of Bounds Sports bar with wings and shrimp specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 2701 W. Broad St. 355-7390. $

Panda Veg Healthy Asian cuisine. Only all-vegetarian menu in town. 935 W. Grace St. 359-6688. $ NSS

Piccola Pizzeria and Restaurant Southern Italian cuisine, popular pizza. Open daily till midnight. 1100 W. Main St. at Harrison. 355-3111. $ NSS

Racine American fare in small bistro setting. Dinner and late menu Tues.-Sat. 304 N. Robinson St. 340-2884. $

Ramakin's VCU-area spot with breakfast until 3 a.m., subs and sandwiches, full bar. Patio with bands. Open 10 a.m. until 3 a.m. daily. 818 W. Broad. 447-5112. $ S

Ribs, Rolls & Cheesecake Hickory-smoked beef and pork ribs, specialty cheesecakes. Lunch and dinner daily. 802 W. Broad St. 562-0869. $

Robin Inn Casual Italian. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. 2601 Park Ave. 353-0298. $ NS

Rowland Fine Dining In the former Stella's, roasted vegetable terrine, lobster potpie, pecan pork chops, blackened fish with étouffée. Dinner Tues.-Sun. 2132 W. Main St. 257-9885. $$$ NS *

Saigon New chef-owners with loyal following serve classic Vietnamese dishes in low-key VCU-area setting. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., closed Sundays and holidays. 903 W. Grace St. 355-6633. $

Si Colorful, intimate tapas spot with seafood, meat, poultry and vegetarian dishes; steak, ribs, roasted branzino and paella. Upstairs bar. Late-night menu on weekends. Dinner nightly. 214 N. Lombardy St. 257-7940. $-$$. NS

Sidewalk Café Quintessential Fan bar with toasted subs and more. Lunch and dinner daily. 2101 W. Main St. 358-0645. $

Six Burner Restaurant American cuisine in a casual bistro. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat., late hours on weekends. 1627 W. Main St. 353-4060 $$ NSS *

Star-lite Dining and Lounge Traditional Fan-fare with shaded deck. Lunch and dinner daily. Main and Robinson streets. 254-2667. $

Strawberry Street Café Established Fan spot with bathtub soup-and-salad bar, big menu. Lunch and dinner daily. Sat. and Sun. brunch. 421 N. Strawberry St. 353-6860. $$ NS

Sticky Rice Funky Japanese-American hybrid café with ice-cold PBR. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner daily. 2232 W. Main St. 358-7870. $ No smoking till 7 p.m.

Table 9 Sandwiches, salads, fresh sides in small, corner bistro and bar. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Park Ave. and Meadow St. 353-2205 $

Village Cafe "Diversions for the young and old, rich & poor, wise & otherwise." At Harrison and Grace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 353-8204. $ NSS

Vito's Pizza, subs and Italian specialties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Dinner on Sun. 904 W. Grace St. 353-5533. $ NSS

White Dog Intimate restaurant featuring American regional menu. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 2329 W. Main St. 340-1975. $$ NSS

forest hill/ westover hills

Benny's BBQ Variety of platters made with traditional, sauceless barbecue. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. 2919 Hathaway Road. 320-7447. $ *

Cielito Lindo Small Mexican spot with large patio. 4702 Forest Hill Ave. 233-3022. $ NS

Eat Rice Tasty Chinese with family platters, big menu. Lunch and dinner daily. 6104 Jahnke Road. 232-8888. $

The Forest Restaurant Neighborhood sports bar serving comfort food. Lunch and dinner daily. 5057 Forest Hill Ave. 233-1940. $

Italian Delight Pizza, subs and entrees. Large banquet room available. 6331 Jahnke Road. 320-6700. $ NSS

Liberty Valance Steaks, ribs, comfort foods in quaint, western-themed restaurant. Closed Mon. 7017 Forest Hill Ave. 320-4276. $ NSS

Maldini's Veal, seafood, Italian specialties, pizza, family-style portions. Lunch and dinner daily. 4809 Forest Hill Ave. 230-9055. $-$$ NS

Mandarin Palace Upscale Chinese in a gracious setting, shrimp and scallops and barbecued Peking duck. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Dinner Sat. 2811 Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 272-8020. $$$ NSS

Mexico Mexican. Open for lunch and dinner daily. 7001 Forest Hill Ave. 320-1069. $ NSS

O'Toole's Irish pub and neighborhood favorite. 4800 Forest Hill Ave. 233-1781. $ NSS

Paradise Diner Comfort foods, soups, hot sandwiches, meat loaf, eggs and waffles. Breakfast and lunch daily, 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Catering and boxed lunches. 2845 Hathaway Road in Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 320-1611. $

The Positive Vibe Café Restaurant trains the disabled in food-service skills. Seafood, buffalo and vegetarian entrees. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Music Sat. nights. Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 2825 Hathaway Road. 560-9622 $$ NS

Rock Falls Tavern Pasta, pizza and sandwiches in casual atmosphere. 11 a.m-10 p.m. dining, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. bar. 2813 Hathaway Road. 272-9470. $ NSS

Stratford Grill A neighborhood tavern, famous for big cheeseburgers. 2805 Hathaway Road in Stratford Hills Shopping Center. 320-1218. $

Thai's Mama Only the name has changed at this South Side branch of Mom's Siam. Traditional Thai dishes. Lunch and dinner daily. 6797 Forest Hill Ave. 272-5397 $ NSS


Edible Garden Fresh seasonal cuisine in a quiet country setting. Supports local specialty farms. Salads, grilled meats, carryout dinners. Lunch weekdays, dinner Fri. and Sat. 12506 River Road, Goochland. 784-2011. $$ NS

Enzo's Ristorante Contemporary Italian. Route 250 at Centerville. 784-2962. $$ NSS

Fox Head Inn Ltd 1800s country tavern transformed into fine dining destination. Wine Spectator award-winning wine cellar. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Thu. night jazz. 1840 Manakin Road. 784-5126. $$$ NS *

Manakin Grill Family restaurant featuring American regional cuisine. Lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 12912 Plaza Drive. 784-0544. $$$ NSS

North Pole American and Italian food with huge portions. Dinner only. Closed Mon.-Tue. State Route 6 (Crozier). 784-4222. $$ NSS

Red Oak Cafe Fresh seafood, pork, steaks. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Dinner daily. Sun. brunch. Broad Street and Rt. 623. 784-2330. $$ NSS

Tanglewood Ordinary Family-style, home-cooked meals. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Lunch Sun. No credit cards. 2210 River Road West. 556-3284. $ NS


Caribbean Chef Carribean and American food in brightly colored surroundings. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 901 Hull St. 421-9538. NS

Legend Brewing Co. Microbrewery with best deck in town. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. 321 W. Seventh St. 232-3446. $ NSS

Plant Zero Café Pastries, sandwiches and soups served inside or on the patio. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Fri. and Sat. 7 E. Third St. 231-6500. $ NSS


Angelo's Italian Pizza & Restaurant The familiar pasta, sauce and cheese. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Dinner Sun. 11643 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-0723. $ NSS

Anniebell's Chicken & Waffles Local chain with all-day breakfast, jambalaya, shrimp, catfish, soul rolls. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sat., Sunday brunch. 10827 Hull St., #102, in Victoria Square Shopping Center. 276-7531. $ NS

The Boathouse Pub fare, mussels, minestrone, outstanding pizza in nautical setting. Dinner Mon.- Sat., brunch Sundays. 4602 Millridge Parkway, Brandermill. 744-2545. $$

Bookbinder's Grill Focus on seafood in a casual bistro setting. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner daily. 1244 Alverser Plaza. 379-3338. $$$ NSS

Bottoms Up Signature pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and salads. Lunch and dinner daily. 6836 Woodlake Commons Loop, Midlothian. 818-2000. $ NSS

Caddy's Local hangout, casual dining, daily specials. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Karaoke gets smoky Tue.-Sat. 13312 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-3007. $

Candela's Pizzeria and Ristorante Classic Italian, family friendly. Lunch and dinner daily. 14235 Midlothian Turnpike, 379-0910; 2021 Huguenot Road, 560-1678. $ NSS

Charles House Bar and Grill Overlooking Independence Golf Club, serving a concise selection of steaks, seafood, pasta and sandwiches. Lunch and dinner daily. 600 Founders Bridge Blvd. 897-8641, ext. 103. $$$ NSS

Crab Louie's Seafood Tavern Traditional-style seafood dishes, sides, homemade breads and relishes in a restored tavern. Lunch and dinner daily. Sycamore Square Shopping Center. 275-2722.

Emilio's at Woodlake Authentic tapas and Spanish cuisine in a Mediterranean-style setting. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly. 7016 Woodlake Commons Loop. 639-8099. $$ NS

Extra Billy's Smokehouse and Brewery Barbecue and variations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 1110 Alverser Drive. 379-8727. $$ NSS

Fondue Fanatic Cheese, meat and dessert fondues for couples and groups; salad, shrimp cocktails and quiche. Lunch and dinner daily. 11400 W. Huguenot Road, Shoppes at Bellgrade. 423-6783 $$ www.fonduefanatic.com

Hong Kong King Buffet Traditional Chinese fare, plus American and Italian. Lunch and dinner daily. Located in the Pocono Crossing Center. 1033 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-8808. $ NSS

Hot Tamale Café Family-owned business with flavors of the Southwest and Mexico. Lunch and dinner daily. 13815 Fribble Way. 595-0138. $ NS

Inter China Peking duck and crispy shrimp are specialties. 11623 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-0866. $ NSS

Italian Café Traditional staples and seafood specials. Lunch and dinner daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on Sun. 1002 Sycamore Square. 794-8100. $ NS

Jack's Restaurant Steaks, seafood, pastas, gourmet pizzas, homemade desserts. Dinner daily, weekend brunch. 13923 Hull St. Road. 739-3444. $$ NSS

Kabab Grille Halal Pakistani fare for dine-in and take-out. Gyros, curry, vegetarian dishes, naan and weekend specials. Lunch and dinner daily. Weekday lunch buffet. 1580-B W. Koger Center Blvd. 378-3394. $

Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks With Teppan-Yaki tables, sushi. Lunch and dinner daily. 13158 Midlothian Turnpike. 379-7979. NSS

Milepost 5 Seafood, bringin' the beach to Midlothian. Sycamore Square. Lunch and dinner daily. 794-9344. $ NSS

Peking Chinese. 13132 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-1799. $ S on weekdays only; NSS available

Pescados Seafood with a Latin twist in a tropical-themed setting. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 13126 Midlothian Turnpike. 379-7121. $$$ NSS *

Ruchee Authentic Indian cuisine with a lunch buffet. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 9930 Midlothian Turnpike. 323-5999. $$ NS

Siam Paragon New owners, management and chef at former Bangkok Café. Thai standards, soft-shell crabs with chili-basil sauce, dessert specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 10445 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-9011. $ NS

Spinnaker's Serving seafood, steak and pasta but also known for homemade "flowerpot" bread. Lunch and dinner daily. Kids eat free Mon.-Thu. (one child per adult entree). 11500 Midlothian Turnpike. 794-0045. $ NSS

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant 11523 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-1899. $

Sino-American Café Largest international buffet in Richmond. Lunch and dinner daily. 8701 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-1818. $ NSS

Tenjinmura Japanese and Eastern fusion cuisine, sushi, teriyaki, hibachi, tempura. Big steaks. Lunch and dinner daily. 12020 South Shore Drive. Midlothian. 639-3868. NS $$

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Bella Arte World cuisine with an emphasis on French. Open for dinner Mon.-Sat. 1223 Bellevue Ave. 515-9099. $$ NSS

Bella Luna Ristorante American-style Italian in a Pompeii-inspired interior. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner nightly. Off Parham Road in the Hungary Brook Shopping Center. 497-4681. $$ NSS

Buz and Ned's Real Barbecue Pork, pulled chicken, beef brisket, ribs and more, served eat-in, takeout or catering. Lunch and dinner daily. 1119 N. Boulevard. 355-6055. $ NS *

The Chef's Island Caribbean cuisine, curried chicken and goat. 2914 North Ave. 228-2101. $ NS

Dot's Back Inn Dot's continues a long tradition of hearty food in a '40s-style hangout. Also kids' menu. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 4030 MacArthur Ave. 266-3167. $

Family Secrets N.C. barbecue, jumbo wings, blackened tilapia. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tues. - Sun. 5310 Chamberlayne Ave. 515-8890. $

The Glen Restaurant, Virginia Crossings Resort Colonial-inspired spot overlooking The Crossings Golf Club houses fine dining from Virginia ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen. 727-1480. $$$ NS

Hermitage Grill Steaks, pasta, seafood and homemade barbecue in a casual setting. Sun. brunch. Closed Mon. Open Tue.-Fri. for lunch and dinner. 6010 Hermitage Road. 264-7400. $

Hill City Chop House Hand-cut steaks, seafood, Southern Sunday lunch. Lunch/brunch and dinner, no Sat. lunch. 10099 Brook Road. 553-4966. $ NSS

Kitchen 64 Classic burgers, sandwiches, salads, apps and taps, indoor and outdoor seating, neighborhood setting. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 3336 N. Boulevard. 358-0064. $ NS

La Casita Regulars swear by this Mexican place. Closed Sun. 5204 Brook Road. 264-9896. $ NSS

Ming Dynasty Chinese and Szechuan cuisine. Corner of Parham and Route 1, 266-1888. $ NSS

Northside Grille Comfort food, neighborhood gathering spot, diverse menu. Lunch weekdays, dinner nightly, Sunday brunch. 215 Bellevue Ave. 266-4403. NS $-$$

Paul's Southern Cookn' Family-owned and -run, serving blue-plate specials like pot roast, chicken and dumplings, with sides, sweet tea and bread. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. 1600 Brook Road. 343-7500. $

Sandy's Restaurant and Lounge Cozy neighborhood spot with chicken and waffles, oxtails, jerk chicken and other home-cooked meals. Dinner nightly. 2424 North Ave. 329-7263. $

Shenanigans Variety of homemade comfort food, plus seafood and steak specials. Live music often. Dinner daily. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 4017 MacArthur Ave. 264-5010. $

Tastebuds Twelve-seat storefront with new menus weekly, contemporary home cooking by caterer-chef, desserts. Carry-out dinners. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Fri. 4023 MacArthur Ave. 261-6544. $$ NS

Top's Chinese. Lunch and dinner daily. 5660 Brook Road. 264-8168. $ NS

Virginia Barbeque Pork, beef and chicken barbecue in Va. and N.C. styles. A dozen tables and takeout. Lunch and dinner weekdays, Sat. 11-6. 6920 Lakeside Ave. 262-6660. $ NS

Zed Café Seasonal menu of chicken, salmon, grain-fed beef, pastas with emphasis on fresh, organic dining. Light breakfast, lunch Tue. - Sat., dinner Thur. - Sat. 5109 Lakeside Ave. 261-5656. $$ NS

oregon hill

821Café Popular VCU-area spot serves American food, vegetarian and vegan dishes. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 821 W. Cary St. 649-1042. $

Hollywood Grill Steaks, seafood and vegetarian options. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Corner of China and Pine streets. 819-1988. $

Mamma 'Zu Garlicky Italian dining, eclectic crowd, feisty service. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 501 S. Pine St. 788-4205. $$ *

Mojo's Favorites like the Philly cheese steak, plus affordable entrees. Eat in and takeout. Lunch and dinner daily. 733 W. Cary St. 644-6676. $

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Bottom Billiards & Grill Subs, burgers, pizza and pool in one of the city's oldest buildings. Dinner and late-night hours nightly. Free pool with $20 food purchase Sun.-Thu. 117 N. 18th St. 643-4323. $

Bottoms Up Return of a local favorite; deep dish pizza, sandwiches, salads, desserts. Lively, casual setting, outdoor deck. Lunch and dinner daily. 1700 Dock St. 644-4400 $ NSS

Café Gutenberg Coffee, wine, tapas, sandwiches and salads. Changing entrees, exotic books and magazines, wireless access and weekly events. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 1700 E. Main St. 497-5000. $-$$ NS

The Doghouse Biker bar with offerings like low-rider lasagna. Dinner daily. Kitchen open till 2 a.m. 1719 E. Main St. 644-3004. $

Havana 59 Return of the Bottom's classic Cuban spot. Seafood, grilled meats, desserts, cigars, busy bar scene, upstairs patio. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 16 N. 17th St.

Honey Whyte's American bar and grill — burgers are the specialty. Dinner Tue.- Sat. Live music Thu.-Sat. 2116 E. Main St. 643-6022. $ NSS

Julep's New Southern Cuisine Fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, beef tenderloin with braised Vidalia onions and other specialties served in the city's oldest commercial building. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 18th and Franklin streets. 377-3968 $$$ NSS *

La Bamba Made-from-scratch burritos, enchiladas, Mexican standards. Lunch and dinner daily, open till 3 a.m. on weekends. 19 N. 18th. 225-8883. $ NSS

La'V's Homemade Dining Smothered pork chops, liver and onions, fried chicken, Southern sides and desserts. Limited seating. Take-out. Lunch and dinner daily. 1823 E. Main St. 788-1911. $ NS

McCormack's Irish Pub Formerly Swingers, with same menu of Greek and Italian favorites. Food served until 1 a.m. daily. Lunch on weekdays. 12 N 18th St. 648-1003. $

The Old City Bar Steaks, seafood, portobellos in a classic chophouse near Shockoe Bottom's clock tower. Clubby booths, longtime local chef, outdoor terrace. Dinner Tues.-Sat. 1548 E. Main St. 644-4411 $$$ NSS *

The Pizza Place Pie is big at this late-night Shockoe Bottom destination. 1727 E. Main. Lunch weekdays, Dinner Tue.-Sun. 343-1300 $ NSS

Papa Ningo Island rum shack serves Caribbean-style rice and beans, seafood, grilled meats in colorful setting. Dinner and late-night scene Mon.-Sat., buffet lunch Tues.-Fri. 1703 E. Franklin St. 344-9886. $

River City Diner New location around the corner, same comfort-food menu with a few new entrees, woody atmosphere. 7 N. 17th. 644-9418. $ NSS

Rosie Connolly's Pub and Restaurant English and Irish cuisine with an outside patio. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1548-A E. Main St. 358-4501. NS in restaurant. $

Sensi Nouveau Italian cuisine from chef/owner of Franco's Ristorante; swank Shockoe Bottom setting. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 2222 E. Cary St. 648-3463. Smoking at bar only. $$$ *

Sette Brick-oven pizzas, casual neighborhood bistro with outdoor dining. Lunch and dinner. 7 N. 23rd St. 788-7077. $

Sumo San Japanese fine dining, specializing in assorted sushi. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner nightly. 1725 E. Main St. 643-6500. $$ NSS

Tiki Bob's Cantina Polynesia meets Mexico with fusion cuisine. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 110 N. 18th St. 644-9091. $$ NSS

What's Up Pizza Small corner eatery with steaks, chicken, subs, pizza. Lunch and dinner daily. 2223 E. Main St. 775-2020. $

Zuppa New, larger quarters and expanded fine-dining menu of seafood, meats, specials. House-made dressings, soups, breads. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Sunday brunch. 101 N. 18th St. 249-8831. $-$$ NSS *

shockoe slip

Cha Cha's Cantina Tex-Mex with outdoor dining.

1419 E. Cary St. 726-6296. $$ NSS

The Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel American with European flair. The chef's nightly five-course dinner with wines is a sure bet. Lunch and dinner daily. 1200 E. Cary St. 780-1300. $$$ NSS *

Down Under Restaurant & Lounge Americanized Australian menu with crab cakes and duck breast at dinner, sandwiches at lunch; dance floor and late hours Thurs.-Sat. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat. 11 S. 12th St. 225-8117 $$ NSS www.downunderrl.com

Europa Mediterranean café and tapas bar with lively after-hours crowd. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Dinner Sat. and Sun. 1409 E. Cary St. 643-0911. $$$ NSS until 11 p.m. *

Hana Zushi Two tatami tables, a long bar and delectably authentic sushi. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 1309 E. Cary St. 225-8801. $ NS

The Hard Shell Hip spot specializing in seafood and creativity. Lunch and dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 1411 E. Cary St. 643-2333. $$$ Smoking at bar; NS at tables

Kobe Japanese Steak and Sushi Roomy, bilevel Japanese restaurant with hibachi table cooking. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner daily. 19 S. 13th St. 643-8080. $$-$$$$ NSS

La Grotta Authentic Italian with homemade pastas, breads, desserts. 1218 E. Cary St. 644-2466. $$$ NSS *

Lucky Buddha Asian-American fare in redecorated former Lucky Lounge. Crispy tuna rolls, Asian barbecue, noodle bowls, sake martinis. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat. 1421 E. Cary St. 643-0911. $-$$ NSS

Morton's Famous high-end chain steakhouse. Dinner daily. 111 Virginia St. 648-1662. $$$ NSS

Peking Pavilion Sit-in or takeout. No Sat. lunch. 1302 E. Cary St. 649-8888. $ NS

Pomegranate Euro Bistro Creative menu offers a wide variety of European cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 1209 E. Cary St. 643-9354. $$$ Smoking at bar; NS everywhere else *

Richbrau Brewing Co. and Restaurant Microbrewery with familiar menu options. Lunch and dinner daily. 1214 E. Cary St. 644-3018. $$ NSS

Sam Miller's Restaurant Chesapeake Bay seafood, great steaks and fine dining. 1210 E. Cary St. 644-5465. $$$ NSS *

Sin é Irish Pub and Restaurant Authentically Irish down to the last handcrafted detail. Lunch and dinner daily. Sunday brunch. 1327 E. Cary St. 649-7767. $$ NSS

The TapHouse Grill Intimate grill with an open kitchen and a neo-Southern style. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Live jazz Thu.-Sat. 1212 East Cary St. 644-3018. NSS

The Tobacco Company American cuisine and extensive wine list in a restored tobacco warehouse. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Dinner nightly. Sun. brunch. 1201 E. Cary St. 782-9555. $$$ Smoking on first floor and in club; NSS

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Alexander's BBQ, chicken, ribs Virginia-style. Closed Sun. 1126 Westbriar Drive. 740-3135. $

Baker's Crust Café Salads, grilled meats, American favorites in a casual, contemporary setting. Lunch and dinner daily. Short Pump Town Center. 377-9060 $ NS

Belle Kuisine Upscale café offering heart-healthy entrees and salads. Short Pump Crossing Shopping Center. 360-1964. $ NS

City Lights of China Famous crispy shrimp. Open daily. 12391 Gayton Road. 741-6716. $ NSS

Cozzoli's Traditional New York-style pizza, Philly cheese steaks and Italian favorites. Open daily. 3324 Short Pump Road. 360-2900. $ NS

Glory Days Grill A little bit of everything, plus very own "Glory Wings." Dinner Mon.-Thu., and lunch and dinner on weekends. 10466 Ridgefield Parkway. 754-3710. $$ NSS

The Grapevine Greek and Italian, family owned. 3061 Lauderdale Drive. 360-0900. $ NSS

Gray Bear Grille Friendly bistro with Thai shrimp, steaks, scallops and comfort foods, salads and desserts. Lunch weekdays, dinner Mon.-Sat. 1390 Broad St., Oilville. 784-4922. $$

House of Vietnam Very light and healthy.Lunch and dinner daily, no Sat. lunch. 3402 Pump Road. 364-1888. $ NS

Ipanema Grill New location of this Brazilian steakhouse, meat carved tableside, large portions of authentic cuisine. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 3641 Cox Road. 346-5554.

Little Venice Restaurant & Bar Upscale Italian restaurant with entrees like veal … la Emiliana, veal scaloppini. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Glen Eagles Shopping Center on Ridgefield Parkway. 741-6022. $$$ NSS *

Malabar Southern Indian cuisine, dinner specials and lunch buffet Tue.-Fri. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 3456 Lauderdale Drive. 364-7077. $ NS

Osaka Sushi and Steakhouse Artfully prepared Japanese food, from steaks to sushi. Lunch and dinner daily. 11674 W. Broad St. 364-8800. $$$ NS

Pacino's Authentic Philadelphia hoagies, pasta and pizza. 12347 Gayton Road. 741-9000. $ NSS

Patina Grill Local favorite for changing, seasonal menu and tapas every other Wednesday. Elegant, handcrafted setting, notable chef. Dinner Tues.-Sun. 3416 Lauderdale Drive. 360-8217. $$$ NS *

Shackleford's Diverse American food including grilled specialties, raw bar. 10496 Ridgefield Parkway. 741-9900. $$ NSS *

south side

88 Garden Korean steaks, grill-top tables, noodle bowls, meat platters, wings. Lunch Tues.-Sun., dinner nightly. New décor. 6135 Midlothian Turnpike. 231-5388. $ NSS

American Diner Typical diner fare: hamburgers, steaks, country fries. Breakfast served all day, Mon. - Sat. 11001 Midlothian Turnpike. 378-5145. $

Andrés Grill American cuisine with Asian overtones in a casual setting. Wide menu with changing specials and a three-course fixed-price dinner. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 3511 Courthouse Road. 276-8677. $$ NSS *

Beijing Restaurant Chinese, between Brandermill and Woodlake. 13981 Hull Street Road. 739-6688. $ NSS

Bella Italia Real-deal Italian. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Dinner Sun. 6407 Iron Bridge Road. 743-1116. $ NSS

Belle Kuisine Pasta salads, pastries, sandwiches, veggie dishes. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Stony Point Shopping Center. 272-2811. $ NSS

Bottega Bistro Upscale bistro and bar with eclectic menu of seafood, pasta, pizzas. Private dining rooms, outdoor patio, live music some evenings. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner nightly, Sun. brunch. 11400 W. Huguenot Road. 379-9899. $$ NSS

Brock's Bar-B-Q Boston butts, sides. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. 11310 Iron Bridge Road. 796-7539. $ NSS

Candela's Pizzeria and Ristorante Classic Italian, family friendly. Lunch and dinner daily. 379-0910; 2021 Huguenot Road. 560-1678. $ NSS

Cathay Gourmet Newly expanded Chinese eatery with traditional menu. Big weekday buffet. Lunch and dinner daily. 8920 Forest Hill Ave. 320-0888. $

China Panda II Free delivery. 10020 Robious Road. 323-6888. $ NS

Don Papa Grande Burritos, tacos and the rest. Lunch and dinner daily. 12806 Jefferson Davis Highway. 796-7988. $ NSS

El Cerro Azul Mexican Restaurant Family-owned, serving traditional fare and shrimp specialties. Lunch and dinner daily. 2650 Anderson Hwy. 598-8400. $ NS

Frank's Italian restaurant and pizzeria. Closed Sun. Stony Point Shopping Center. 560-1613. $ NSS

French Quarter Cafe Coffee, bagels and a long sandwich list. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 10837 Hull St. 675-0154. $ NS

Ghengis Khan Mongolian Grill Make your own rice bowl at this Mongolian-style buffet. Lunch and dinner daily. Huguenot Village Shopping Center. 330-8918. $$ NSS

Half Way House Restaurant Historic country tavern serving lobster and steaks. Weekday lunch, dinner nightly. 10301 Jefferson Davis Highway. 275-1760. $$$ NSS

House of Hunan Gourmet Crispy shrimp and beef dishes. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-8088. $ NSS

India Garden & Grill Authentic dishes and wide-ranging menu; top chef; classic tandoori, vindaloo, curries, breads. www.indiagardengrill.com. Closed Mondays. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. 320-5010. *

Joe's Inn at Bon Air Baked spaghetti, deli. 2616 Buford Road. 320-9700. $ NSS

Kanpai Japanese Steakhouse I nteractive Japanese steakhouse. Dinner daily. 10438 Midlothian Turnpike. 323-4000. $$ NS

Klara's Kitchen Southern home-style cooking. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 11360 Iron Bridge Road. 796-3737. $ NSS

La Adelita Mexican Grill Authentic Mexican food, with authentic dancing if you're dining at noon or 6 p.m. Lunch and dinner daily. 3025 Broad Rock Boulevard. 233-3320. NSS

La Palmera Latin American cuisine, including Puerto Rican and Caribbean. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Dinner only Sun. 7701 Midlothian Turnpike. 330-9234. $ NS *

La Siesta Authentic Mexican. 9900 Midlothian Turnpike. 272-7333. $ NSS

Las Casas Grandes Mexican favorites in the former Charley's at Stony Point Shopping Center. Lunch and dinner daily. 3088 Stony Point Road. 267-1684 $-$$ NSS

Little Saigon Vietnamese food. Lunch and dinner daily. 10012 Robious Road. 320-6098 $ NSS

Manhattan Deli Traditional deli fare. Closed Sun. 9550 Midlothian Turnpike. 330-3845. $ NSS

Mexico Restaurant Another in the local chain. 5713 Hopkins Road. 275-9030 $ NSS

Mulligan's Sports Grill More than 40 satellite TVs, pub grub, steak and seafood. Open for lunch, late-night daily. Genito Crossing Shopping Center. 744-8686. NSS

The New McGoo's Pub Hearty pub fare. Open-stage Sun. nights. Lunch and dinner daily. Turner and Hull streets. 276-5577. $

Nuccio's Upscale pizzeria with pasta dishes, chicken and veal. Fresh seafood. Lunch and dinner daily. 1108 Courthouse Road. 594-0040. $$ NSS

Pasta Luna Family-run Italian trattoria with generous portions of traditional favorites. Lunch and dinner daily. 5000 Commonwealth Centre Pkwy. 763-3211 $$

River City Diner Retro-cool diner with comfort foods. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 11430 W. Huguenot Road. 897-9518 $ NSS

Ruth's Chris Steak House Serious steaks and sides in the elegant manor house at Bellgrade Plantation. Distinctive private dining, award-winning wine list, patio seating. Lunch Fri. only; open nightly. 11500 W. Huguenot Road. 378-0600. $$$ NSS *

Saigon Gourmet Barbercue shrimp, Vietnamese favorites, specials. Lunch Tue. - Sun, dinner nightly. 11033 Hull Street Road. 745-0199. $ NSS

The Shamrock Neighborhood pub with seafood, raw bar and sandwiches. Lunch and dinner daily. 10016 Robious Road. 330-0617. $ No NSS

Shanghai Restaurant Chinese. 8267 Midlothian Turnpike. 320-5477. $ NS

The Steele Grille Home-cooked meals with a gourmet flair. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch on Sun. 10902 Hull Street Road. 675-7560. $$ NSS

Swift Creek Mill Restaurant Trendy fare in 335-year-old building. Dinner daily. Sun. brunch. 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway. 748-5203. $$ NSS

Taste of India Newly renovated, new menu of healthy northwest Indian cuisine; curries, clay-pot dishes, vegetarian items. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 6856 Midlothian Turnpike. 745-5291. $$

Taylor's Market Square American cuisine — steaks, seafood and pasta. Sun. brunch, outdoor dining. Lunch and dinner daily. 4922 E. Millridge Parkway. Brandermill. 763-6305. $$ NSS

Yen Ching Szechuan and Hunan. 6601 Midlothian Turnpike. 276-7430. $ NSS

Young Bin Kwan Korean restaurant known for exotic barbecue, a well-kept South Side secret. Lunch and dinner daily. 7437 Midlothian Turnpike. 675-0511. $$ NSS

west end

2M Mediterranean Market and Deli Mediterranean, Greek and Lebanese food. Lunch and dinner daily. 7103 Staples Mill Road. Dumbarton Square Shopping Center. 262-9950. NS $

Akida Sushi bar and restaurant featuring a wide selection of rolls. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. 9039-3 W. Broad St., 762-8878; 814 N. Robinson St., 359-8036. NS $$

The American Cafe Diverse American regional favorites. 7801 W. Broad St. Lunch and dinner daily. 672-8565. $$ NSS

Angela's Ristorante Authentic Northern and Southern Italian recipes by Chef Michael. Dinner Tue.-Sun., closed Mon. 425 N. Ridge Road. 288-7483. $$$ NSS

Anthony & George's Steakhouse Family restaurant serving steaks, seafood and pasta. Lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast Sat. and Sun. 7505 Staples Mill Road. 266-4182. $ NSS

Azzurro Broad mix of Italian cuisine. Brick-oven pizzas, fish, pasta and wine. Cozy tables and candlelight. 6221 River Road. Tue. jazz night. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Dinner daily. 282-1509. $$$ NSS *

Bistro R French-American bistro with creative menu. Open daily for lunch and dinner. 10190 W. Broad St. 747-9484. $$ NSS

The Bleu Bistro Comfy neighborhood bistro serving sandwiches and steaks. Live music. Lunch and dinner daily. 8982 Quioccasin Road. 750-1120. $$ NSS

Bogart's Steaks, seafood, specials. Weekday lunch, dinner nightly. 443 N. Ridge Road, 285-1603. $$ NSS

Bottoms Up Pizza Second location for renowned thick and cheesy pizza. One slice is a meal. Lunch and dinner daily. 11389 Nuckols Rd. 249-2000. $ NSS

Bourbon Street Grill Honey chicken and bourbon chicken are signature dishes. Lunch and dinner daily. 10101 Brook Road, Glen Allen. 264-1881. $$ NS

Breaker's Sports Grill Bar munchies, steaks and 32 TVs. Lunch and dinner daily. 9127 W. Broad St. 270-1461. $

Brothers Pizza Pasta, pizza. Lunch and dinner daily. 7801 W. Broad St. 672-1300. NSS

Buckhead's Aged prime beef and fresh seafood in a classic chophouse setting. Reservations suggested. Dinner nightly. 8510 Patterson Ave. 750-2000. $$$ NSS *

Byram's Seafood Mix of Greek and seafood, plus steaks ,serving daily. 3215 W. Broad St. 355-9193. $$ NSS

Cafe Lafayette Neighborhood restaurant featuring seasonally inspired classic and modern regional cuisine. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Brunch Sun. 1007 Lafayette St. 355-3380. $$$

Capital Ale House Upscale tavern with extensive beer list, diverse menu and patio dining. Lunch and dinner daily. 4024-A Cox Road. 780-ALES $$ NSS

Casa Grande Mexican. 7818 W. Broad St. 755-2388. $ NSS

Chadar Thai food in former Saigon 2000. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner nightly. 8030-A W. Broad St. 270-9393. $

Chez Max Classic French cuisine by celebrated chef in a cozy space by the fire. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 10622 Patterson Ave. 754-3464. $$$ NSS *

Chianti's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria Casual and authentic Italian restaurant. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 1304 Gaskins Road. 740-5050. $$ NSS; weekends NS

China Panda Chinese food. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Dinner daily. 8970 Quioccasin Road 754-7807. $ NS

City Limit In former Potter's Pub, booths and bar with sandwiches, seafood and beef entrees, soups, salads. Lunch and dinner daily. 7007 Three Chopt Road in Village Shopping Center. 282-4232. $$

The Crazy Greek Eggplant parmigiana, steak, eight different spaghetti dishes. Lunch and dinner daily. 1903 Staples Mill Road. 355-3786. $ NSS

Cuisines American cuisine in a casual setting. Lunch and dinner weekdays, no Sun. dinner.. Weekend brunch. 9503 W. Broad St. 747-1000. $ NS

Curry House Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine served a la carte. Lunch and dinner daily. 4032B Cox Road at Innsbrook. 762-4411. $$$ NSS

Dd33 Asian Bistro Fusion cuisine, Korean short ribs, miso-glazed Alaskan sable, poultry, shrimp; custom drinks in chic setting. Dinner daily. 3601-A Cox Road in Twin Oaks shopping center. 747-8333. $$ NS www.dd33va.com

El Caporal Family-owned Mexican restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 1417 E. Ridge Road. 673-1090. NS $

Escabar Seafood and international fare, nightly raw bar, intimate setting in former Du Jour. Terrace dining, live band on Wed. Dinner Mon.-Sat., lunch Tue.-Sat. 5806 Grove Ave. 288-4885. $$$ NSS

Expressions Seasonal American fare next to the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Reservations suggested. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Dinner Wed.-Sat. 2880 Mountain Road, Glen Allen. 515-9400. $$ NS

Extra Billy's Steak & Barbecue Barbecue, ribs and sauce. Big salad bar. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Dinner Sat. 5205 W. Broad St. 282-3949. $ NSS

Franco's Ristorante Upscale Italian offering mix of modern and Old-World cuisine. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 9031 W. Broad St. 270-9124. $$$ NSS

Frank's West Traditional Italian with specialty pizzas, penne amatriciana, authentic favorites. Lunch and dinner daily; closed Monday. 11238 Patterson Ave. 754-8380. $$ NS

Freckles Friendly neighborhood spot for steaks, burgers, sandwiches. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 5724 Patterson Ave. 288-3354. $

Full Kee Authentic Chinese restaurant favored by local chefs and foodies; exotic dishes and traditional favorites. 6400 Horsepen Road. 673-2233. $ NS *

Grafiti Grille California-style grill, eclectic. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner nightly. Live jazz Sun. 403 B. N. Ridge Road. 288-0633. $$$ NSS *

Grandpa Eddie's Alabama BBQ New, larger quarters; traditional smoked barbecue; beef brisket and peanut butter pie are classics; live music on weekends. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 11129 Three Chopt Road. 270-7427. $ NSS www.grandpaeddiesbbq.com

Grapeleaf Restaurant Homemade, fresh Lebanese cuisine. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Fri. Dinner Tue.-Sat. 7003-A Three Chopt Road. 673-6739. $$ NS

Grapevine 2 Greek/Mediterranean sister location to the Lauderdale Drive. Lunch and dinner daily, except dinner only Sat. 11055 Three Chopt Road. 440-9100. $$ NSS

Great Taste Buffet Large international buffet of Chinese, Japanese, American and Italian fare. Lunch and dinner daily. 10973 W. Broad St. 217-8262. NS

Haru Sushi Cozy, casual sushi spot near UR. Special rolls, tempura, teriyaki, party trays. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 7019-G Three Chopt Road in Village Shopping Center. 288-5030. NS $

Heavens & Earth Café Cambodian and Vietnamese dishes in intimate setting; noodles, curries, stir-fries, from tripe to tofu. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 6311 Rigsby Road. 282-9999. www.heavensandearthcafe.com $ NS

Hondos Casual, upscale steak and chophouse. Weekday lunch, Sun. brunch. dinner nightly. 4024-C. Cox Road. 968-4323. $$$ NSS

Hunan Café Chinese menu in former Chow Mein location. Lunch Mon.- Sat., dinner nightly. 9117 Staples Mill Road. 755-3053. $ NS

Ichiban Japanese cuisine, sushi and noodles. Teriyaki, katsu, udon, pan-fried dishes. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner nightly. 10490 Ridgefield Parkway, near Food Lion. 750-2380. $ NS *

India K'Raja Authentic North and South Indian food with large vegetarian selection. Daily lunch buffet, dinner nightly. 9051-5 W. Broad St. West Broad Commons. 965-6345. $ NS

J&D's Café American cuisine, specializing in pizza, subs and salads. Lunch and dinner daily. 2322 Hungary Rd. 266-2331. $

Jimmy's Killer chili, boardwalk fries, great mashed potatoes, breakfast items. Open daily. 10170 W. Broad St. 747-3354. $ NS

JJ McFarley's Casual neighborhood bistro with comfort foods, seafood, sandwiches. Lunch and dinner daily. 10298 Staples Mill Road. 755-6229. $ NS

Julian's A Richmond institution for 60 years — pasta, pizza, seafood and steaks. Patio dining. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 11129 Three Chopt Road. 346-1004. $ NSS

Kabuto Japanese House of Steak Hibachi cooking and sushi bar. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner daily. 8052 W. Broad St. 747-9573. $$$ NSS

L'Italia Shrimp parmesan, veal, pasta dishes in popular spot. Dinner Tue.-Sun. 10610 Patterson Ave. 740-1165. $$ NSS

La Casita Twenty-year-old Mexican eatery's second location. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Closed Sun. 4401 W. Broad St. 359-5590. $ NSS

La Petite France French cuisine in longtime local restaurant with new owner, changing menu. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. 2108 Maywill St. 353-8729. $$$ NSS

Luna Grove Deli Chicken gyro, Philly sandwiches, salmon and tenderloin at night. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue. - Sat. Sun. brunch. 5811 Grove Ave. 673-0776. $ NS

Mamma Felicia's Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria Quiet West End nook for homemade Italian. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 9681 W. Broad St. 346-4070. $$ NSS

Manila! Manila! Authentic Filipino cuisine featuring lumpia, empanadas and molo. Lunch and dinner. Closed Mon., no lunch Tue. 9047-1 W. Broad St. 346-9928. $$ NSS

Mekong Popular Vietnamese restaurant. Extensive beer list. 6004 W. Broad St. 288-8929. $ NSS *

Melito's Neighborhood cafe, known for hearty fare, loyal following. Closed Sun. 8815 Three Chopt Road. 285-1899. $$ NSS

The Melting Pot Upscale fondue with award-winning wine list. Dinner daily. Gayton Crossing Shopping Center. 741-3120. $$$ NSS *

Mexico Restaurant Warm service, good value. 6406 Horsepen Road. 282-7357. $ NSS

Mio's Pizzeria Italian restaurant with excellent vegetarian pizza. Lunch and dinner daily. 8801 Three Chopt Road. 673-2200. $ NSS

Mosaic Cafe or Cafe Mosaic. Inventive cuisine with an extensive selection of coffee. Lunch and dinner daily. Weekend brunch. River Road Shopping Center. 288-7482. $ NS in building

Nanking New location for Chinese restaurant. Lunch and dinner daily. 7408 W. Broad St. 270-3888. $

Nick's Roman Terrace Italian and Greek fare, plus great vegetarian pasta. Closed Sun. 8051 W. Broad St. 270-2988. $ NSS

Oburrito Made to order burritos, tacos and nachos with fresh toppings, salsa and cheese dip. Vegetarian friendly. Lunch and dinner everyday. 5714 Patterson Ave. 864-1330. $ NS

Osaka Sushi & Steakhouse Creative sushi with European influences. Grilled lamb chops, Grand Marnier shrimp, stuffed Asian eggplant, teriyaki, tempura. Lunch Mon. - Sat. Dinner nightly. 5023 Huguenot Rd. 288-8801. NS $$ *

Palani Drive Wraps, salads, health-conscious entrees, outdoor dining. Lunch and dinner daily. 401 Libbie Ave. 285-3200. $ NS

Pasta Luna Italian trattoria, family atmosphere. 8902 W. Broad St. in Gold's Gym Plaza. 762-9029. $$ NS inside; smoking on patio

Pegasus Longtime favorite for traditional Greek-Italian recipes, family-friendly setting. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 5604 Patterson Ave. 282-3719. $

Peking The newest addition to Richmond's Chinese chain. 8904 W. Broad St. 270-9898. $$ NS

Peking Restaurant Upscale Chinese. Sun. brunch. No Sat. lunch. 5710 Grove Ave. 288-8371. $$ NS

Philip's Continental Lounge A Richmond landmark featuring traditional diner fare and specials. Lunch and dinner daily. 5704 Grove Ave. 288-8687. $ NSS

Pho 79 Specializing in Vietnamese soup, broken-rice dishes and rice vermicelli. Lunch and dinner daily. 6909 Staples Mill. 627-2200. $ NSS

The Piano Club Steaks, seafood, chef's specials with live piano most nights in classic steakhouse setting. Lunch and dinner daily. 7801 W. Broad St. 755-7195. $$$

The Playing Field Winning billiards cafe with specialty sandwiches. Open daily. 7801 W. Broad St. 755-7700. $

Pronto Pizzeria Everything from New York-style pizza to gourmet Italian specialties. Open daily. 5625 W. Broad St. 288-8300. $ NSS

The Pour House Chicken wings, fries with gravy, sports-bar foods in a streamlined setting with 50 screens. Open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily. 3438 Pump Road. 364-9083 $

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