Clarion Hotel Central
3207 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: (804) 359-9441
Fax: (804) 359-3207
Bars & Cafes
Hardywood Park Brewery is a 12,000 square foot brewery located in the historic German brewing district in Richmond. From a large range of European lagers and ales to brews that draw inspiration from American and Virginian styles, this Brewery has it all. There is a never a dull moment at Hardywood Park - there is a tasting room, food trucks, live music and the occasional festival offered. If you'd like, you can even book to host private parties or events.
Cabo's looks quiet and quaint but this place hums each night with great live music. Enjoy delicious food while listening to blues, pop or classic rock played by popular local musicians. Appetizers include a lobster and crab cake with watercress and wasabi-lime mayonnaise or delicate shrimp and foie gras wontons over Asian slaw with citrus sauce. Entrees like Seared Sea Scallops with Celeriac Puree and Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb with Spiced Yogurt Sauce will delight your taste buds and give you the strength you need to do a little dancing after dinner! Cabo's Corner Bistro is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 5pm onwards.
Bandito's Burrito Lounge is Richmond's go-to place for sports bars and healthier Mexican food - also known as Mexi-Cali cuisine. The menu consists of a wide array of burritos - with shredded beef, chicken or pork, plus many more fillings - as well as wraps, bowls, soups and salads. Settle down with the classic tacos and order a brew or two while watching a sports game with friends. If you are not into sports, simply enjoy the food and bob your head to the live music offered on Sundays or sing along during Karaoke Wednesdays.
Stella's is very serious about the Mediterranean and Greek cuisine that they serve up - hence the supreme quality of the food and service. Located in Richmond, near West End, Stella's is always popping with people - seated at the various tables, bathed in warm lighting, or around the full bar that the restaurant has to offer, with a variety of beers and cocktails. Take friends or coworkers out to try the following favorites: the fried kalamari, Pastichio - spiced aromatic ground beef, fat noodles, all topped with grated cheese - and the classic Greek salad, sprinkled with feta cheese.
Step down below the sidewalk into the Fan District's coziest casual spot. This friendly, corner restaurant and bar offers filling sandwiches, light appetizers and cheezy pizzas and the specialty is homemade bread. Choicca's is a dark, quiet place. The clientele is a mixture of students and professionals.
A neighborhood tradition in the historic Fan district, the Strawberry Street Cafe is the ideal place to stop when touring the area or visiting the nearby Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Art students from Virginia Commonwealth University regularly draw master studies in colored chalk on boards hanging around the restaurant. Window seating provides a lovely view of the historic Fan district. The bathtub salad bar, which greets you as you walk in the door, is the most creatively presented (and most delicious) in the city. Vintage wine from the Cafe's award winning list is available by the glass.
The camel in the desert of Richmond is in fact a space for a myriad of activities to take place. The camel offers space for art, meetings for corporates or for events. The place also serves food and you can grab a bite of san fran pannini or a pesto pizza. The Camel is also rented out for community events and many fund raisers for causes have taken place here.
Joe's Inn is a neighborhood favorite in Richmond that offers a menu spanning across American, Greek and Italian cuisines. You can't go wrong by ordering the Spaghetti a la Joe, a signature spaghetti-baked dish with provolone cheese and your choice of meat and marinara sauce, and locals rave about the fried chicken kabobs. Don't forget to pair your meal with one of the many featured beers on tap. The interior is comfortable and warm, with wooden booths and idyllic framed pictures hanging from the walls.
Tantalizing menu with a sizzling dance floor. If thats what you are looking for, then Boss is the way to go. A popular hideout among students of Virginia Union University, this place cannot be missed for its stylish decor and the hip crowd flocking in. The spacious dance floor gives everyone room to groove to the upbeat music. And after a bit of dancing, the traditional American menu is available to satisfy your hunger pangs. Karaoke nights and ladies nights is what keeps the party on till dawn!
Balliceaux is more Chicago than Richmond! A plush dine-out with tastefully decorated interiors and wonderful ambiance, Balliceaux is arguably the best family restaurant in the area. Traditional American delights with a fine blend of French food and mouth-watering desserts and cocktails make for a sumptuous platter. The bar has an extensive wine list and plays amazing live music. The 'Backroom' at Balliceaux is a fine party spot. Gala dinners, family gatherings and group parties are a regular feature here. A great location, warm services and reasonable food rates make Balliceaux one of the most popular eating joints of Richmond. Call for table reservations.
F.W. Sullivan's is your classic bar, complete with wooden booths, televisions and dartboards. The selection of drinks, particularly beers on tap, is quite impressive, and the food menu has a great mix of appetizers, soup, chili, salads, wraps, burgers, and much more. Start off with the crispy wings and then dig into the delicious bacon-wrapped meatloaf. Play some darts with your friends or participate in the weekly Monday night trivia. Whatever it is you do at F.W. Sullivan's, you will end up leaving with a guaranteed smile on your face.
Edo's squid offers affordable Italian food and a lively atmosphere in Richmond. They specialize in the pastas and seafood, so don't skip out on the mixed seafood pasta - the noodles are cooked to perfection and the shrimps are plump and juicy. The house spaghetti and sausages, with mushrooms, green peppers and tomatoes, is also a favorite among the locals. The most important dish, however, is probably the squid with arugula appetizer that should be ordered before every meal. All the food is seasoned just right and the portions are huge. Bring your friends and family to this lively restaurant and they will leave not only happy, but full.