What’s not to love about Virginia’s capital? Richmond is a fun and vibrant city with a booming food scene, stunning walking trails, and history on every street corner. Virginia REALTORS® is thrilled to host our Centennial Celebration here and cannot wait for you to explore this dynamic location when taking a break from the action-packed convention lineup.
Great for Breakfast
Pop’s Market on Grace – Good food done right! This craveable cuisine has a little something to please everybody in your party.
Richmond on Broad – Looking for a breakfast without breaking the bank? Go to Richmond on Broad to enjoy some local flavors at a great price.
Perly’s – This cute spot serves up fantastic Jewish cuisine and the breakfast is not to be missed!
Yummy, Yet Casual
Secret Sandwich Society – This ain’t your mama’s PB&J sandwich. For a fun and exciting take on this classic fare, you must head over to Secret Sandwich Society. It’s great for lunch, a fun dinner, or happy hour.
Wong Gonzalez* – Don’t miss this fusion experience! At Wong Gonzalez, you’ll be able to enjoy an exciting combination of Asian and Latin flavors and a sip on a variety of inventive cocktails.
Mama J’s – Want a little something that’ll stick to your ribs? Then Mama J’s is the place for you. Dine on soul food that you won’t soon forget.
Lucy’s* – (Reservations REQUIRED for Dinner) This tiny restaurant packs a lot of flavor into a few square feet. This place is perfect for lunch or dinner! If you want to come for dinner, be sure to make reservations.
Café Rustika* – European comfort food and great German beer on draught? What’s not to love? Be sure to check them out for lunch or dinner.
J KOGI – If you’re in the mood for Korean food, then this is the place to go! Featuring street-style, made-to-order food, J Kogi is a quick crowd-pleaser.
Penny Lane Pub – This spot serves authentic English cuisine and a fun “Pub Grub” if you wish to dine at the bar. It’s also a fantastic place to play darts!
*they take reservations
On the Fancier Side
La Grotta* – Italian? Yes, please! This extensive menu has numerous options of fantastic Italian cuisine. You can even opt for a four, five, six, or SEVEN course experience to bundle it all together. BONUS: It’s right across the street from the Marriott.
Rappahannock* – Fresh? You bet. Specialty cocktails, a raw bar, and craft beer just start the list of offerings from this fine restaurant.
Tarrant’s Café* – There’s a little something for everybody on this menu! From filet mignon to fish tacos and even specialty pizzas, even the pickiest of eaters will surely be happy.
Max’s on Broad* – This menu is rich with deep flavors. Looking for a great happy hour spot? This place works well with top-notch hors d’ouevres and classic drinks.
Saison* – In the mood or something different? Saison features seasonal fare and top-notch cocktails. (For groups of 8 or fewer, you may make reservations online. For larger groups, please call.)
*they take reservations
Sites to See
The Valentine – Seeking a deep dive on the history of Richmond? Then this museum is the place to go. Richmond has played a pivotal role in many historical events and The Valentine has artifacts to showcase this diverse history in an engaging fashion.
Maymont Mansion and Estate – To step away from the hustle and bustle for a few minutes, consider taking a lovely stroll through Maymont. This gorgeous park is not to be missed. Rolling hills, beautiful flowers, a stunning mansion, a petting zoo, and a bamboo maze make this a great place to visit.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Take a peek at the finer side of life. From a Fabergé exhibit to unique exhibit featuring the treasures of Ancient Egypt (yes, even a mummy!), there’s an incredible collection of art to be enjoyed.
Riverfront Canal Cruises Interested in sitting back and relaxing? Then hop on a canal cruise to learn about this historical city from a unique vantage point: the water. The canal cruise lasts about 40 minutes and is filled with rich content. Here’s a fact to give you a taste of what you can learn: George Washington (yes, THE George Washington) lobbied to get Richmond’s canal system created!3