The Tavern

7110 Patterson Ave, Richmond
(804) 282-8620

Recent Reviews

Billy Crum

Don’t put a cheesesteak on your menu and serve ground beef as the “shaved Ribeye” that’s just disappointing.

Mary Lawrence Barbour

Always good. Delicious barbecue.

Mandia Younger

Great service and tasty food choices!


I have always enjoyed going The Tavern in the past. But I had an experience tonight that will forever change my opinion of this restaurant. I went in today around 5pm to support them during the pandemic. I was so excited because I went there the day before with a friend and met the owner, Katie, and had a wonderful time. So I wanted to give them more support today. I was so happy they were hosting guests again and was happy to be out and about. Well, everything started out great, but 3.5 hours later it was time to go and I asked for the check. I received the bill and I was charged more than full price for the happy hour rail drinks I had ordered. I spoke to the waitress and she said she would have it corrected. The bill came back and it was still incorrect. They were still charging me full price for the 4 happy hour drinks. This time I went to the bar tender, Troy, to get it corrected. His first response was, "Well. You've been taking up 4 hours of the waitress's table so you shouldn't complain." I responded, "No, actually I spoke to Katie when she was here and told her I would happily move to the bench outside and give you the table if you needed it." By the way, there were always 2 free tables. Then he responded in the most horrific way I could ever imagine..."You need to pay this bill as is... Remember when you were a belligerent gay at the bar?" I have no idea what he was talking about as I don't live here and only go there with my family and friends. I couldn't believe the homophobic response I got. I will never go there again. I was really hurt by the comments of the bartender, not to mention being terribly overcharged for my drinks. Buyer beware.

Grant Dervishi

Not too expensive and friendly staff. Nice atmosphere too. The bartender (I think his name is Troy) was really working hard

Melanie H.

Another #COVID19 win! My husband and I are trying a different locally owned restaurant each week and this one was a definite success! The friendly server on the phone made ordering easy and quick and brought the food out to us. My crab cake sandwich was FULL of delicious and flavorful crab! I ordered their balsamic greens as a side and loved every bite. My husband tried what another Yelper had called the best cheesesteak sandwich in Richmond and they were right! He raved all evening about his delicious sandwich and slaw. We were starving and opted to picnic in the grass that surrounds the parking lot and will be back when we can go inside!

Barbara Bonilla

They were great to accommodate for our group of 20. Everyone enjoyed the food. We had orders of nachos, quesadillas, soups, philly and steak sandwiches. They were all delicious. Atmosphere was typical pub style. Enjoyed our lunch with the team and the prices were reasonable.

Keith M

I met a group here to do some business and have a casual lunch, and the place for perfect for that. We had a really terrific waitress helping us. Attentive, but not annoyingly so. Everybody was happy with what we ordered.

B Townsend

I met with 2 of my good friends for an early lunch. I hadn't been there recently and was pleased to find that the food and service was still as great as ever. Delicious sandwiches, soups and salads.

brandon feldkamp

Great little place! Went there for lunch and had some great Carolina style bbq. Fast service and wide selection of beers.

Jessi S.

Good cheap eats. Though I was a little offset by our waitress wearing flip flops. Aren't there health and safety rules about that in the kitchen? Otherwise she was great along with my $8 25 oz beer! Everyone in my group loved their food and we vowed to return.

Sean Devlin

Good food and ambiance. Close to the University and many housing communities. Very polite service and consistently engaging with your table. Menu offers a good selection of apps and solid comfort food with a spin if you wish. An enjoyable evening stop for drinks too.

Mason Colon

Service was timely, waitress was pleasant. Food was decent, but I only ordered bar food, will have to visit again to give a more knowledgeable opinion

Georgia Roberts

It was wonderful. Had not been there for a few years. I had the oyster and they were delicious yum yum.

Pam Thornton

Like the friendly atmosphere. Ranch salad with steak was delicious.

Rick Gordon

Went to a neighborhood bar with my wife, it was good, food good, drinks good, nice bar, good bartender. But not as homey as we like, but we will still comeback regardless

Alexandra E.

Amazing food! We have yet to be disappointed in half a dozen visits or so in the last 6 months. The true star though is the amazing waitress, Taylor C. Kept us updated about our order, anticipated our needs before we knew we had them, and handled our kids with such ease. She is a delight!

Shelly W.

I LOVE THE TAVERN!!! Their club sandwich is the best club sandwich! And their servers are so great I always feel super welcomed and comfortable.

Heather H.

Stopped in town over night to get a bit of sleep. Happened to find this place in Yelp so decided to get take out. Veggie burger... one of the best I've ever had. I am gluten free so did not have any bread with it but I enjoyed every bite. Greens and dressing were good, but the delicious complex flavor of the veggie burger out shown everything else I ordered.

Patty B.

Perfectly great food. Easy atmosphere, great service and the desserts are made in-house. Peanut butter chocolate pie is spot on!!

Charles Spearman

At the corner of Three Chopt and Patterson tucked away in the Triangle is one of the best kept secrets in the West End of Richmond!! ALWAYS a great experience - ALWAYS great food --ALWAYS great service!! you will not be disappointed

Claudia C

Consistently great food and cozy neighborhood atmosphere!

Scott Mowery

Food was served right the first time food was also very tasty, drinks were made very well wait staff and bartender were outstanding if I'm ever back in the Richmond area definitely will hit the tavern again

Shelton Huddleston

great food and great prices

Jason D.

My wife and I have gone here for years for date nights. We've move and still come from Midlothian to eat here because it's worth the trip. Great atmosphere on the deck. Love the black bean burger.

Jason Gonzalez

Meal served promptly and tasted delicious.. Wide range of options to choose from and great fro sharing and trying new foods/flavoursWe eat here so often that the staff know what our order is likely to be. Fresh and tasty food that is guilt free health-wise for our fast food option and such good value too.

Jonathan Carlson

One of the best burgers I've ever had for two decades running

Catie M.

Visited with my mother at her recommendation. She is a frequent flyer here. We both ordered the filet, medium rare. Mine came out like shoe leather and had to be returned. Steak was fine the second time out. However, if you are charging $30 for a filet, it should be right the first time. O'Charley's can do better. On a positive note, our server was pleasant and accommodating.

Sakif Islam

Nice atmosphere. Good prices. Excellent service.

Beverly Fisher Marshall

Wonderful food and great atmosphere! Love this place and go as often as I can.

Gabby T.

I had chicken tortilla soup that was fine - it wasn't spicy at all, which was disappointing, so I ended up adding quite a bit of hot sauce. The fries I shared with my boyfriend were also fine. Nothing stood out about the food in my opinion.

Billy Westerholm

Normally I refrain from posting negative comments however there are exceptions such as the case today. I went to The Tavern for brunch today and observed there were five tables of customers and no one at the bar. I decided to sit at the bar. I ordered a iced tea and the French toast. The gentleman came in and set to my immediate left and placed an order for scrambled eggs 10 minutes after I placed my order. I noticed an unreasonable amount of time had expired (20 minutes)and then the gentleman to my left was served his meal. I waited an additional 5 minutes and frustrated I got up and asked the bartender what I owed for my iced tea which I barely touched. To add insult to injury I was presented with a check for $2.45. I frequent this establishment at least once a week! Very dissatisfied former customer. Needless to say I won't be returning.

Nicholas B.

Classic spot for Tuckahoe residents. The Shrimp Burger is my go to, but all of their dishes are amazing. Staff and service are great as well. When my parents come to town, this is where they want to go.

Ken Breitenbach

great beer selection great specials

John Snyder

They seem to have a lot of very good dishes and the onion rings were great. Steak fajitas are good. Service was excellent. Prices are reasonable.

B. S.

The menu is limited, however what I had was delicious. The portions are large, so you'll need a box to carry the rest home. Service was very quick, good and very friendly.

Karen Barrett

The food was really good. Served fast! They have a decent selection of beers.

Donna West

Great service last night and super delish chicken quesadillas! Also enjoy all the draft beer choices from local breweries.

Michael Chambers

Well I'm a chef just started working there and the owner and head kitchen manager takes pride in there food. Do u know they make almost all from scratch. Home ice scream peanut butter all sald dressing no preservatives


The experience was amazing... Food was exceptional and our lovely waitress Brandy was super awesome and had such a warm spirit...