New Restaurants in September

Another month, another set of new restaurants to try out.

Perly’s Restaurant & Delicatessen

September 1st

Perly’s, a Richmond delicatessen that enjoyed a more than 50-year run, has reopened under new ownership. Kevin Roberts, owner of The Black Sheep, is running the show at this new iteration. Perly’s is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner seven days a week.

The Answer Brewpub

September 2nd

The Answer, Mekong owner An Bui’s new brewpub concept, opened this month. While Bui won’t be brewing his own beer on-site until later this year, the draft list-comprised of 36 beers-is pretty impressive. You can also expect to find a nice selection of Vietnamese cuisine, including banh mi sandwiches.


September 10th

Chef Mike Isabella opened the long-awaited Richmond location of his Washington, D.C. restaurant Graffiato, along with with partners Travis Croxton and Hilda Staples, in the former Popkin Tavern space. Like its sister restaurant, Graffiato serves upscale, yet affordable Italian entrees such as fire-baked pizzas, a selection of pastas, and more adventurous offerings like roasted bone marrow and charred octopus.

The Betty on Davis

September 17th

In The Fan, The Betty on Davis opened in the former Avenue 805 space on, well, Davis Avenue, naturally. Owners Luray and Cole Bucholtz and David Al-Attiyah met while working at various other restaurants and bars around town. Together with their executive chef Trevor Knotts, formerly of Pomegranate, The Daily Kitchen and Bar, and Pescasdo’s China Street, they hope to create a relaxed and welcoming neighborhood bar with affordable options and lots of daily specials.


September 17th

The space attached to The National, formerly home of Gibson’s Grill, has taken on a new life. Coda, a “refined American, but not pretentious” restaurant, according to co-owner (and founding Fighting Gravity member) Dave Peterson, opened to coincide with RVA’s Foo Fighters show. Expect flat bread pizzas, sliders, and even changing specials inspired by the culinary requests of the acts visiting the venue any given evening–which is pretty cool.

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