Mar 1, 2024 - Food and Drink

Beaucoup opens, and more new restaurants are on the way for Richmond

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Here's the latest Richmond restaurant news.

🦪 Beaucoup, the "Paris-inspired dive bar" from the folks behind Grisette and Jardin, is up and running in the former Commercial Taphouse spot at 111 N. Robinson St.

  • The swanky high-meets-lowbrow spot has been jammed since its mid-February opening, and locals are raving on Insta about the oysters, cocktails and affordable French wine list (with a by-the-glass selection).

On the opening menu: Oysters (served up raw, roasted or fried), frites with garlic aioli ($7), a scallop roll ($18) and mussels mariniere ($17), plus other shareables.

  • Open Wednesday through Sunday, 4pm-midnight, with lunchtime hours on the weekend. Happy hour specials are in effect daily, 4-6pm.

🍔 BadAs Philly, a fast casual cheesesteak restaurant, is now open at 2001½ W. Main St., in the former Branch & Vine spot in the Fan, per the Times-Dispatch.

On the menu: Cheesesteaks (starting at $7.99), burgers and sandwiches ($4.99+), wings ($6.99 and up), and daily combo specials.

  • Open daily, 11-1:30am.

🤠 Lynchburg-based Texas Inn, owned by Richmond ad guy Dave Saunders, is going in the Izzy's Kitchen spot at 3901 Park Ave. in the Museum District, BizSense reports.

  • Saunders told BizSense he's been looking for a Richmond spot to open the classic diner concept when he found the Izzy's deal.
  • Izzy's last day of service is March 8, and Saunders plans to add an 18-seat lunch counter to the spot before opening in May.

In other news, Rise Southern Biscuits, plans to open a location in Carytown, next to Torchy's Tacos in the fall, per BizSense.

🐠 Latitude Seafood Co. is planning to open its fourth location at 14400 Hull Street Road in Chesterfield, between Brandermill and Woodlake, according to BizSense. It should open in summer.

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