Hard to say what’s better at Heritage: the creative cocktails or the inspired dishes. Go with both. We recommend the homemade gemelli pasta and a Stark Words bourbon cocktail.

Heritage Restaurant
1627 W Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-4060

A taste of Havana in the middle of the American South, Kuba Kuba offers perfectly pressed Cuban sandwiches and fresh, sweet plantains that pair perfectly with an espresso.

Kuba Kuba
1601 Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-8817

When visiting Metzger, a butchery and market by day and restaurant by night, order the mette (hand-cut sirloin tartare with grilled bread and a farm egg).

Metzger Bar and Butchery
801 N 23rd Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 325-3147

From pimiento cheese on Ritz crackers to fried ribs in Alabama white sauce, Pasture offers the comfort food you’ve only dreamed of.

416 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 780-0416

The star at Pomegrante is, hands down, its brunch. Get duck fat biscuits and duck confit gravy, and don’t forget a pomegranate mimosa.

3321 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 447-4365

Attached to the cocktail bar and dinner hotspot Saison, the market offers basic wares (from beers to breads) as well as breakfast and lunch. Order the chicken biscuit.

Saison Market
323 N Adams Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 269-3982

Grab the rich, buttery shrimp and cheese grits at this to-go lunch spot, and bring it down to Libby Hill Park to dine while taking in the James River.

The Dog & Pig Show
314 N 25th Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 303-5958

The Church Hill restaurant is in a century-old building, and offers elevated Southern fare.

The Roosevelt
623 N 25th St
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 658-1935