Cafe Diem gets the axe, Rowland Fine Dining gets a new menu, and RVA gets hungry for Restaurant Week

Last week it was Mulligan’s in the Fan, now Cafe Diem has had its doors shuttered by a property manager. But even with one less restaurant in town, there are 34 others gearing up for Monday’s start to Restaurant Week.

Cafe Diem is officially closed. According to, the Museum District restaurant is in default of their lease with Bandazian & Holden. On Monday, the property manager changed the restaurant’s locks. The space is about $4,200 per month if anyone is interested in opening a restaurant at the corner of Patterson and Sheppard.

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It’s that time again: Restaurant Week, which runs from October 22nd – 28th. There are 34 participating restaurants, each offering a three course prix fixe menu at $25.12 per person (with $2.12 of that going to charity partner, FeedMore). You can peruse the menus here. Reservations strongly recommended!

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Rowland Fine Dining is getting a menu makeover. Owners Virginia and Bruce Rowland are revamping the menu to offer less fine dining and more budget friendly items. After seven years in business at the corner of Main and Shields, the couple has realized Richmond no longer responds to their high-end business model. The new menu will include additional specials, appetizers, and happy hours to broaden their audience.

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Citizen has a new fall menu that you can check out here, including breakfast served all day. Open from 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM on weekdays, Citizen is at 909 E. Main Street. It’s a great breakfast or lunch spot full of local fall flavors!

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