Five restaurants opened/rebooted in July, bringing the total of new RVA restaurants to 28.
Summer months in Richmond are often considered the slowest of the year. But summer isn’t slowing down the number of new restaurants! There are FIVE new ones in town. Some may resemble ones you’ve already been to, some are completely new, but each of them is worth checking out.
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The Viceroy opened in the old Cafe Diem spot at 600 N. Sheppard Street. Its owners also run Banditos and Caliente, so they’ve got a pretty solid hold on Devil’s Triangle. The Viceroy brings a more upscale dining experience to the area, and it’ll also offer a ton of draft beers.
The Viceroy’s hours are:
- Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 2:00 AM
- Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 – 2:00 AM.
Check out the menu here.
The Daily, located in a beautifully renovated space in Carytown, has a pretty great mission statement. It’ll give you a good idea of what to expect:
We strive to serve foods that are not only delicious but also health conscious, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible. We use organic, all natural, local, and sustainable ingredients as much as possible while still keeping our prices fair. In addition, we also offer an extensive selection of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free items (PDF).
The Daily Kitchen & Bar is part of the Richmond Restaurant Group which includes, Water Grill, Pearl, The Hill Cafe, and a couple of other Richmond staples.
The Daily is open…daily…from 5:30 PM – 2:00 AM.
After closing for a quick second, Mint relaunched as Mint Gastropub. It has a new logo, a new menu, and some changes in the atmosphere as well. According to owner Amy Ayers, you can expect some of the old familiars but with a new twist. And guys, don’t forget that Food Network Star contestant Malcolm Mitchell heads up the kitchen! Check out the menu here (PDF).
Mint Gastropub’s new hours are:
- Monday – Thursday, 4:00 – 10:00 PM
- Friday and Saturday, 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM
- Saturday and Sunday brunch, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Remember the Mediterranean Bistro at 2301 W. Main Street? Well it’s Mediterranean no longer! They’ve shuffled partners, renamed, rebranded, and re-menued and are now Luckie’s Bar & Grill.
Luckie’s hours are:
- Monday – Thursday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
- Friday and Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00 AM
En Su Boca has finally opened at 1001 N. Boulevard. The once iconic adult book store has been transformed into a taqueria open for both lunch and dinner. The menu includes seafood ceviche, taqueria pickle jar, grilled street corn, to name a few, along with a variety of tacos and burritos. Its large patio is equipped with picnic tables, so you can grab your grub from the takeout window and grab a seat if that’s your style. They also have plenty of seating inside with a large bar area.
En Su Boca’s hours are:
- Monday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
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Photo by Anne Aurelia Lewis