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.
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.
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).
From pimiento cheese on Ritz crackers to fried ribs in Alabama white sauce, Pasture offers the comfort food you’ve only dreamed of.
The star at Pomegrante is, hands down, its brunch. Get duck fat biscuits and duck confit gravy, and don’t forget a pomegranate mimosa.
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.
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 Church Hill restaurant is in a century-old building, and offers elevated Southern fare.