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Rowland Fine Dining

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2132 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220 (shields&main)
+1 804-257-9885
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Had a lovely dinner at Rowland's Fine Dining with friends, but by the end of the evening, we couldn't wait to escape the restaurant. We were seated in a back booth, next to the kitchen which has only a partial wall separating it from the dining room. Also, there was a dishpan right outside of the kitchen door, where waiters... More 

Thank yulie4
Jacksonville, Florida
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a recent dinner here with friends and it was a great experience. They specialize in local dishes with a Peruvian influence. Great atmosphere, reasonable priced wine and excellent coffee creme brûlée.

Thank Mark H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Very nice place friendly service small and a local gem. Has a very nice bar and outside sitting area plus intimate inside seating. The Joe's Porkchop was for particularly good

Thank exptrave101
Richmond, Virginia
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

While dining during restaurant week, we picked this restaurant and the minute I walked in I loved it. This was the original Stella's and good memories. Our serve was Kathy and she knew the history, the menu,etc. We loved the menu and I never had monkfish until she recommended. We will be back and is a cozy intimate setting. Good... More 

Thank Jayne V
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

OK, so we tried out RFD during restaurant week. Sat outside, which was lovely on a gorgeous spring evening. First the good, the setting and service were terrific... Foodwise, while the tastes were really good, the portions were meagre, 4 shrimp provided the protein for an entrée, calorie control is well and good, but this seems a little on the... More 

Thank mike b
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Went with my wife for our wedding anniversary. The place is very cozy, small, and intimate. Our server was quirky and funny but also attentive and willing to go above and beyond. The food was amazing. I had the crispy duck that had a cherry jus that was so delicious. The squash ravioli, something I wouldn't normally eat, was excellent... More 

1 Thank Brian M
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

We went here as a family on Christmas Eve for dinner. Despite having made the reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes to be seated. It took quite a bit of time for the order to be taken and the food to be brought. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the food, both the preparations and the presentation. Will go there if we... More 

Thank Jaisankar S
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Perfectly prepared! We had blackened fish, oysters, soup, bean cake. Magnificent! Nice selection of wine. Save room for dessert⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Eileen385
Richmond, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Happened to try Rowland's during Restaurant week so we haven't experienced the traditional menu. However, everything we tried was very good. Our pork belly appetizer and flounder were extremely flavorful. I don't typically eat dessert but I was almost licking the cup of my pumpkin parfait. Our server was extremely helpful and friendly. Can't wait to go back!

Thank RVAF00die
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Whenever we are near downtown Richmond, it is a treat to visit Rowland's Fine Dining. They take great care in creating some of the most astounding dishes in the most imaginative ways! They NEVER disappoint. On our latest visit, we enjoyed Rockfish on a bed of okra succotash. Whatever the sauce they paired with this was truly amazing! Soft shell... More 

Thank Grand-in-VA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2132 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-257-9885

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?