Rappahannock Restaurant

Upscale, yet casual seafood joint nestled in the historic Grace St. corridor in downtown Richmond, from the owners of Rappahannock Oyster Company

Rappahannock Restaurant

  • Hours: Sun: 10:30AM - 9:00PM, Mon: - , Tue-Thu: 5:00PM - 10:00PM, Fri-Sat: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Cuisine: Seafood
Alcohol Type: full bar
Smoking Allowed: No
Seating: Indoor
Parking: Street (free), Street (metered), Private Lot, Garage, Valet
Reservations: suggested
Dress Code: none
Music Type: pre-recorded
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Takeout Available: Yes
Delivery Available: No
Catering Available: Yes

Raw Bar

Oysters $2.00

on the halfshell

Clams $1.50

Olde Salt clams on the half shell

Oysters and Pearls $18.00

6 Rappahannock River Oysters, Nori Granita, trout caviar

Cured Scottish Salmon Trout $12.00

beets, soft boiled quail egg, creme fraiche, Grinnel caviar

Spanish Mackerel Escabeche $10.00

fennel, tomato cabbage, coriander

Tuna Crudo $10.00

preserved lemon, castelvetrano olives, radish, calabrian chilies


served with creme fraiche egg salad, house-made cracker (various selections including Trout, Grinnel, American Sturgeon, Northern Lights)

From The Kitchen

Mixed Lettuces $8.00

VA apples, shaved fennel, 5 Spoke Tumbleweed Cheese, torn croutons, sherry, walnut oil

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad $9.00

treviso mustard greens, pickled onions, cumin vinaigrette, bottarga

Grilled Outer Banks Shrimp $11.00

green olive aioli, pickled kohlrabi

Rockfish & Barcat Oyster Bourride $16.00

garlic, fennel, potatoes, poached egg, grilled bread

Olde Salt Clams & House-made Pancetta $16.00

fino sherry, cavolo nero, toasted barley, marcona almonds

Wood Grilled Hangar Steak $20.00

corn bread pudding, sweet potatoes, red wine jus

Seared Black Grouper $22.00

melted leeks, baby turnips, kumquat agrodolce

Grilled Virginia Scallops $22.00

braised oxtail, roasted cauliflower, curry

Grilled Pork Belly $22.00

(Appalachian Heritage Farms), braised shell beans, apples, salsa verde

Whole Grilled Fish

Market Price, with green rice, roasted baby carrots, charmoula


Seasonal Cobbler $8.00

with vanilla bean ice cream

Buttermilk Panna Cotta $7.00


Selection of Three Cheeses $9.00

5 Spoke Tumbleweed (PA), Rogue Creamery Smokey Blue (OR), and Firefly Farms Merry Goat Round (MD) with house-made preserves

Sunday Menu

Raw Bar

See regular menu - full raw bar available

Mixed Lettuces $8.00

VA Apples, Shaved Fennel, 5 Spoke Tumbleweed Cheese, Torn Croutons, Sherry Vinegar, Walnut Oil

Barcat Oyster Chowder $7.00

with Benton's bacon

Steamed Olde Salt Clams $14.00

Vermouth, Garlic, Herbs, Grilled Bread

Steamed Carolina Shrimp $12.00

1/2 lb of shrimp with Old Bay, Spicy Aioli

Salted Rockfish Brandade $12.00

Arugula, Piquillo peppers, Poached egg, Grilled Bread

Hangtown Fry $10.00

Eggs Scrmabled with Benton’s Bacon & Fried Barcat Oysters

Grilled Pork Belly Sandwich $14.00

Pickled Fennel, Whole Grain Mustard Aioli, Ciabatta

Wood Grilled Hangar Steak $16.00

Corn Bread Pudding, Sweet Potatoes, Red Wine Jus


Classic $11.00

Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye, Blenheim’s Ginger Ale

Southern $9.00

George Dickel #12 Tennessee Whiskey, Mexican Coca-Cola

Spanish $11.00

Tanqueray 10 Gin, Q Tonic, orange peel, licorice root, juniper berry

Japanese $12.00

Yamazaki 12 Year Old Japanese Whiskey, Apollinaris

Specialty Cocktails

Hand-crafted cocktails specifically tailored for pairing with our menu, by Columbia Room alum Katie Nelson!

Poinsettia $9.00

Prosecco, cranberry-pomegranate shrub

Pisco Alexander $9.00

Macchu Pisco, Crème de Cacao, local cream, cinnamon-cayenne

Madeira Sangaree $11.00

Rare Wine Company “Charleston” Sercial Madeira, ginger-maple syrup, lemon

Almost Home $10.00

Yamazaki 12-year-old, La Cigarrera Manzanilla Sherry, lavender honey syrup, grapefruit peel

Chapman Manhattan $12.00

Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, Baked Apple Bitters, Foggy Ridge Cider

'Ti Punch $12.00

Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole, cane sugar, lime peel, cinnamon stick


Orgeat Lemonade $6.00

Orgeat syrup, fresh lemon juice, crushed ice, mint

Virgin Poinsettia $6.00

Cranberry-pomegranate shrub, Apollinaris

Winter Sp'Iced Tea $6.00

Iced tea, chai-spiced maple syrup, orange wheel

Soda, Tea $2.00

Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Mr. Pibb, Swee Tea, Unsweetened Tea

Coffee (Lamplighter), Hot Tea $2.50


Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout (Nitro) $6.00

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD) 5.5%, 35 IBU. Brewed with our very own Rappahannock River Oysters. Black coffee, velvety, perfect with oysters.

Vienna Lager $6.00

Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co (Roseland, VA) 4.9%, 18 IBU. Toasted chestnuts, biscuit malt, clean finish.

Matilda $7.00

Goose Island Brewing Co (Chicago, IL) 7%, 32 IBU. Dry, apricots, earthy, and complex.

1809 Berliner Weisse $7.00

Professor Fritz Briem (Freising, Germany) 5%, 9 IBU. Crisp, tart, effervescent.

Reserve Special Black Ale $7.00

Dark Horse Brewing Co (Marshall, MI) 7.5%, IBU unknown. Chocolate, dark fruit, smooth and rich.

Union Jack IPA $7.00

Firestone Walker Brewing Co (Paso Robles, CA) 7.5%, 70 IBU. Citrus, pine resin, very balanced.

Ray Ray's Pale Ale $6.00

Center of the Universe Brewing Co (Ashland, VA) 5.2%, 42 IBU. Citrisy, spicy, West Coast pale.

Ichtegem's Grand Cru $8.00

Brouwerij Strubbe (Ichtegem, Belgium) 6.5%, 19 IBU. Sour cherries, oak, brown sugar.

La Chouffe $8.00

Brasserie D’Achouffe (Achouffe, Bel) 8%, 20 IBU. Fruity esters, spice, honey blossom.

Great Dismal Black IPA $6.00

O’Conner Brewing (Norfolk, VA) 7.5%, 65 IBU. Roasted malts, pine, smoke.

Prosecco (yes, you read that right) $8.00

ON DRAFT, Montelvini, Veneto, Italy. NV. Crisp lemon, lime zest, no oak.


Pearl Necklace Oyster Stout $6.00

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, MD) 5.5%, 35 IBU.

Omission Lager $6.00

Widmer Brothers Brewing (Portland, OR), GF Light Lager, 4.6%, 20 IBU.

8 Point IPA $6.00

Devils Backbone (Roseland, VA), IPA, 5.9%, 60 IBU.

Session Lager $5.00

Full Sail (Hood River, OR), Lager, 5%, 18 IBU.

Saison Dupont $9.00

Dupont Brewery (Tourpes, Belgium), Belgian Saison, 6.5%, 28 IBU.

Sorachi Ace $16.00

Brooklyn Brewery (Brooklyn, NY), Hopped Saisan, 9.1%, 33 IBU.

Allagash White $7.00

Allagash Brewing Co (Portland, OR), Belgian Wit, 5%, 13 IBU

Champagnes and Sparklings

Prosecco $8.00

ON DRAFT, Montelvini, Veneto, Italy. NV. Crisp lemon, lime zest, no oak.

Digiorgis Moscato d’Asti,

Piedmont, Italy. 2011. Green pear, peach, lychee, lightly sweet, lightly sparkling, no oak.

Bottle - $32.00Glass - $8.50

Argyle Brut Rosé Brut,

Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon. 2008. Guava, raspberry, strawberry, no oak.

Bottle - $60.00Glass - $12.00

Laurent Perrier Brut “L-P”,

Tours-sur-Marne, Champagne, France. NV. White cranberry • lemon • bread • gentile oak.

Bottle - $53.00Glass - $14.00

Moët et Chandon “Dom Perignon” Brut

Epernay, Champagne, France. 2002. Apricot, passion fruit, brioche, gentile oak.

Bottle - $120.00Glass - $30.00

Jean Vesselle Blanc de Noirs Brut “Oeil de Perdix”

Bouzy, Champagne, France. NV. White cherry, biscuits, cream, gentile oak.

Bottle - $68.00

Michel Turgy Blanc de Blancs Brut “Grand Cru Reserve”

Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Champagne, France. NV. White flowers, pine nut, gingerbread, gentle oak

Bottle - $72.00

Muscadet Sèvre et Maine

Domaine Claude Branger “Les Fils de Gras Moutons” Loire Valley, France. 2011. Lemon peel, minerals, ripe pear, cream, no oak

Bottle - $31.00Glass - $8.00

The Santorini, Gavala

Greece. 2011. Ripe peach, fig, lemon, no oak.

Bottle - $31.00Glass - $8.00

Sauvignon Blanc

Patient Cottat “Les Grand Caillou”, Loire Valley, France. 2011. Grapefruit, grass, tarragon, no oak

Bottle - $29.00Glass - $7.50

Grüner Veltliner

Zocker Estate “Paragon Vineyard”, Edna Valley, California. 2011. Cantaloupe, fruit cocktail, watercress, white pepper, no oak.

Bottle - $34.00Glass - $9.00


MacRostie, Sonoma Coast, California 2010. Yellow apple, orange blossom, baking spice, cream, generous oak.

Bottle - $39.00Glass - $10.50

Chablis 1er Cru

Domaine Meulelier “Les Fourneaux” Burgundy, France. 2009. Lemon, oyster shell, minerals, no oak.

Bottle - $53.00Glass - $14.00


Mollydooker “The Violinist”, McLaren Vale, Australia. 2011. Fruit salad, pear, cream, no oak.

Bottle - $38.00

Viognier Reserve

Barboursville Vineyards, Monticello, Virginia. 2011. Orange blossom, jasmine, apricot, no oak.

Bottle - $34.00

Bourgogne Aligote

Bouard-Bonnefoy, Burgundy, France 2009. Tart green apple, acacia blossom, hazelnut, no oak.

Bottle - $34.00

Rose of Pinot Noir

Villa Wolf, Pfalz, Germany. 2011. Bright strawberry, candied cherry, raspberry, no oak.

Bottle - $31.00Glass - $8.00

Pinot Noir

Erath “Estate Selection,” Willamette Valley, Oregon. 2009. Black cherry, strawberry jam, nutmeg, light oak.

Bottle - $55.00Glass - $14.50


High Note, Mendoza, Argentina. 2010. Black cherry, lavender, Asian spice, gentile oak.

Bottle - $32.00Glass - $7.50

Cabernet Sauvignon

Justin, Paso Robles, California 2010. Black currant, black berry, boysenberry, anise, generous oak.

Bottle - $43.00Glass - $11.00


Qupe, Central Coast, California. 2010. Cranberry, leather, black pepper, light oak.

Bottle - $39.00Glass - $10.50


Ferraton Père et Fils “Samorëns,” Rhône Valley, France. 2010. Raspberry, licorice, kirch, light oak.

Bottle - $32.00

Chateau Musar “Jeune Rouge”

Bekaa Valley, Lebanon 2010. Red currant, red cherry, raspberry, no oak.

Bottle - $38.00
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