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Helen's

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2527 W Main St
Richmond, VA 23220
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(804) 358-4370
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Helen's is back with vengeance. I have not been there in years and had honestly kind of forgotten about it until someone at work mentioned going there for restaurant week. So i fo...

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best meal I have had in years 11/23/2008

Helen's is back with vengeance. I have not been there in years and had honestly kind of forgotten about it until someone at work mentioned going there for restaurant week. So i followed suite. I ate at four other restaurants that week and not one could compare. I had braised short ribs, a tuscan bean soup, and a rich chocolate terrine. So simple and elegant while actually very filling (unlike anywhere else). Then I went back this week for there regular menu and tried the venison tacos and fried green tomatoes! best ever. going back next week and i can't wait. Pros: ssoooooo goood. and the servers. Cons: parking hard but it is the city more

best food ive had in richmond in years 2/4/2008

Helen's is one of those small intimate joints full of character and charming atmosphere. The menu is quite... more

I have not had a better restaurant experience in years 2/4/2008

Helen's is one of those small intimate joints full of character and charming atmosphere. The menu is quite adventurous and is not the average pub grub and grill food you see around the fan. We had a grilled caesar salad with a parmesean crisp that was divine, but the tuna tartar appetiser with a white truffle viniagrette with some sort of chef made citrus caviar was the best appetizer ive eaten in richmond. For an entree my date had jumbo scallops that were perfectly seared to medium and came with beat carpaccio and some horseradish spiked mashed potatoes with a small bacon and microgreen salad on top-great flavor combination. My coqauvin stuffed pheasant was awesome with savory winter flavors- an artichoke puree and a mushroom potato gratin. It was topped with a port wine honey-like sauce and some sage aoli and was awesome. Service was great. Our waiter had charm and finesse and new his stuff. his wine suggestions and sense of humor made our experience. In addition, our chocolate dessert was a great finish to our meal and was more than enough for the two of us to share. Make it a destination on your dining map. more

best food ive had in richmond in years 2/4/2008

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Helen's is one of those small intimate joints full of character and charming atmosphere. The menu is quite adventurous and is not the average pub ... more

Best food in the city 11/20/2007

I know Helen's has a good name but my goodness this was ridiculous. I had the best tuna tartar I have ever had with a japanese (yuzu?) citrus ""caviar"" that was out of this world. I then had the scallops that were browned to perfection over perfect beets and perfect mashed potatos. Our waitress was adorable and extremely friendly without forgetting to do her job. She made the whole experience about the food and it was no at all a snooby atmosphere. We were in late so around ten their bar crown began rolling in and the whole mood cahnged around us but remaining equally as inviting. I had so much fun. If you have the chance to go do not pass it up. Pros: food and sense of home Cons: having to leave to pay the baby sitter. more

Excellent 3/10/2003

Elegant without being stuffy and the food is outstanding. Well worth the money. Be adventurous with your order. Not the largest wine list but it does have quality selections. more

Excellent Nouveau in The Fan!! 8/28/2002

Wonderfully ECLECTIC and unique. A great place to celebrate a special occasion. Great food and non-interfering service. Pros: Eclectic, Exceptional Food Cons: Fan parking more

Crabcakes fabulous; service so-so 8/18/2002

These are without a doubt the best crabcakes in town! We had a hard time trying to find what bound them together; seemed to be solid crab. Served with spinach & potatoes, the dish was perfect. Service was so-so. We had to ask the waitress for bread, water & refills. She wouldn't make recommendations and seemed less than thrilled to help us. Also, in 90+ degree heat, the a/c wasn't on until 7 p.m. Uncomfortably hot for a while. Go here for the food, not the personnel. Pros: Food, presentation Cons: lack of info on menu, service, temperature controls more

hot time 8/2/2002

The creme brulee and chocolate dessert were great even if the appetizer of hummus and tabouli was disappointing. The main course pairing of lobster and veal may sound a bit odd, but it was lovely. The service was a bit slow and the restaurant was very warm, but overall the fine food makes it worth it. more
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  • The Scene
    East Village bohemian d?cor meets early Fan. Old but sturdy wooden tables, tiled floors and an open railroad kitchen with hanging pots and pans proves that money is spent on...

  • 8/18/2003 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon. 5:30pm - 9pm;Tue. - Thu. 5:30pm - 10pm;Fri. 5:30pm - 11pm;Sat. - Sun. 11:30am - 2:30pm
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    Visa, American Express, Master Card
  • Neighborhoods:

    The Fan, Fan - Oregon Hill - Carver

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