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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Richmond

As the saying goes, "Virginia is for lovers." Whether you love history, arts, gardens, antiques, theme parks or NASCAR, Richmond, Virginia has something for everyone. Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, one of the largest art museums in North America or take your pick of the Science Museum of Virginia, the Edgar Allen Poe Museum or the Museum of the Confederacy. If you love music, check out the Richmond Symphony or the Virginia Opera Association. Thousands of acres of parks and recreational facilities surround the city, and the James and Appomattox Rivers offer an excellent opportunity for water sports including swimming, boating, water skiing, and fishing. If you'd like to try some local dining options, this culinary capital will not disappoint! But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to our Tastemaker List of the best new restaurants in Richmond to stay up to date with new openings in and around town.

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3 Restaurants
Updated November 04, 2019
Restaurants:Bar Solita, Nama, Restaurant Adarra
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Fusion / Eclectic, Indian, Contemporary European
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Bar Solita

Fusion / Eclectic
967 reviews
One trip to Bar Solita will confirm that its one of the best new restaurants in Richmond! It’s a chic, upscale Mediterranean small-plates restaurant focusing on quality ingredients with a wood-fired oven. The bar boasts international, domestic and unique wines, craft beers and craft cocktails and it has a nice lounge and private dining spaces. It’s a great spot for a full dinner or for grabbing a drink and appetizers. They have a chill happy hour and it is a bustling neighborhood hanging for after work and late night. The interior features moder decor and a cozy, welcoming vibe. Menu favorites include empanadas, Tacos al Carbon, Wood-Fired Pizzas, a smattering of tasty sandwiches, and Catch of the Day entrees.

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198 reviews
Nama is one of the best new restaurants in Richmond for delicious Indian food. The name NAMA comes from the word Namaste, which means showing respect as you greet someone. The whole design and atmosphere play off the traditional colors found in Indian culture and create a cozy and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy. There are a variety of seating options and most of the menu items are shared plates offered all day. The idea is that groups can enjoy spending time together socializing and having fun as they sample a wide variety of Indian flavors and dishes.

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Restaurant Adarra

Contemporary European
392 reviews
For a delicious Contemporary European dining experience, check out Restaurant Adarra in the Jackson Ward neighborhood of Richmond. Adarra offers a casual elegant atmosphere with rustic charm and hearthside hospitality. Their menu keeps up with seasonal ingredients and aims to feature only the best and freshest flavors. They focus on simple ingredients cooked over wood whenever possible, served in the cozy atmosphere of a European villa tavern. Locals think it’s one of the best new restaurants in Richmond and it is a perfect place to take your out of town friends when they come to visit!

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