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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Richmond


If you're looking for great seafood restaurants to try out in Richmond, Virginia, we found the top 5 highest-rated spots in the city.

These rankings are based on OpenTable reviewers rating these restaurants and are compiled of the highest-rated seafood eateries on OpenTable in Richmond.

Let's take a look at the list!

#5-Rappahannock - Richmond

Last but not least is Rappahannock. This seafood eatery features a raw bar that serves a caviar plate, ceviche, and oysters. Their dinner menu includes scallops, pan-seared fish, and paella.

"Upscale, yet casual industrial-chic seafood outfit - offering an enormous raw bar featuring its own farm-raised oysters - seasonal dishes, plus artisan cocktails, craft beers, and an incredible wine selection in airy digs. Located in the Theatre District of Richmond, VA's City Center."

#4-Henley on Grace

The dinner menu at Henley on Grace features wine country scallops, cal-asian ahi tuna, and lemon ginger salmon.

"A Californian Asian fusion restaurant offering Pan Asian style cuisine with a twist! Hundreds of wines sold by the glass. Centrally located, we are two blocks from the Downtown Marriot, the Hilton Hotel and two blocks from the historical Dominion Energy Center. Also located near the Altria Theatre too! Stop by before an evening out!"

#3-Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

Taking the number three spot on this list is Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse. Some of the exquisite items on their menu include a $600 bottle of champagne (Roederer Cristal, Brut, Champagne, France, NV), lobster tail, fried jumbo shrimp, and a divine seafood salad, This is an upscale establishment where their seafood specialties cost over $30 each on average.

Their restaurant description includes the following information: "Bookbinder’s is a locally family owned Seafood & Steakhouse and is unique to Richmond. Bookbinder’s offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented."

#2-East Coast Provisions

Coming in second place on the best seafood restaurants in Richmond is East Coast Provisions. Some of the featured seafood items on their menu include octopus, shrimp cocktail, lobster pasta, lobster tail , and so much more. It's no wonder it has over 1447 reviews on OpenTable with a 4.7 rating.

Their restaurant description states, "Located in the heart of Carytown, East Coast Provisions offers an inventive approachable American Fusion menu specializing in shellfish, fresh fish, sushi and steak. East Coast Provisions has a big city feel with a sleek décor and multiple levels of exposed brick, 2 fireplaces, intimate rooms, multiple bars and one of Richmond’s best outdoor patios."

#1-Can Can Brasserie

This Richmond eatery is ranked as the best seafood restaurant in the area. With 498 reviews it's rated as "exceptional" on Opentable.

Some of the dishes on their menu feature crispy oysters, a smorgasbord of fresh seafood such as shrimp, mussels, and clams.

This restaurant's Facebook page describes the inspiration and eclectic nature of this establishment: "Can Can is a French brasserie and bakery in Cary Court Shopping Center. Situated in the eastern wing of Richmond’s oldest operating shopping center, Can Can was constructed to look and feel as if it has been lifted from the left bank of Paris (circa 1900) and dropped into the heart of Carytown. The idea for the restaurant derives from the classic notions of brasserie, which originally indicated an establishment that served beer, but grew to reflect grand café restaurants specializing in traditionally inspired French foods that can be cooked quickly."

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