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Barrel Thief Wine Shop and Cafe

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Wine Bar
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5805 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2536
+1 804-612-9232
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I frequently travel 70+ miles to shop at Barrel Thief for wine. They carry some of the best wines around and are extremely knowledgeable. This last time a group of us also ate there- food was delicious!!

Thank Mmerola22
Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I'm a wine lover, so I love that I can try something new every time I visit Barrel Thief. You can browse their selection - with help from the knowledgeable staff and/or the notes about taste and value that accompany each wine - and choose a bottle to enjoy at the table or take home. If you're overwhelmed by the... More 

Thank Katie R
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106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I'm not much on wine; I enjoy it, but I would rather hit a place and order a nice craft beer or a strong drink.... Went to the Barrel Thief with the boss (my wife) and actually had a very nice time. The menu has a mix of nice apps, salads, sandwiches, etc....and they mix it up every few months.... More 

Thank IrvingtonVirginia
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2014

I had the best cheese mushroon sandwich at the Barrel Theif on Saturday night. I wish I could remember the name of it. It was full of specialty cheeses and herbs. Simply amazing. Great Jazz too. Pound cake Panino was out of this world as well. I have to go back soon!

Thank KLJWorldWide
Richmond, Virginia
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Wine is primary and executed very well. Knowledgeable, friendly staff, well planned tastings ,varied price points and variety of selection. But so much more, the menu is creative with great salads, cheese & charcuterie plates and entree specials & desserts too. They accommodate after- work groups & family get-together's too. Highly recommended!

Thank WRon
Montpelier, Virginia, USA
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Had a wine tasting from the SPCA. Booth was informative, educational and didn't mind we knew nothing about wine. Atmosphere was terrific

Thank Nam5297
Salem, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Here's a place that not only offers a great selection of wines at all prices — it also offers an intimate eating area offering creative fresh foods. To say that it serves "sandwiches, salads and soups" is accurate but way understates both the quality and artiness of the offerings. Cheese and charcuterie plates are fantastic; salads are fresh and contain... More 

Thank Travelthewriteway
Richmond, Virginia
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203 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2013

... at reasonable prices. But remember, when it comes to wine, inexpensive wines are often quite unsatisfying and the few options I've sampled in this establishment have, for the most part, failed to impress.

Thank Freddyt64
Richmond, Virginia
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Our neighborhood is blessed with several good restaurants. Barrel Thief stands out as being the most intimate and the highest in quality in terms of both wine and food. They offer a changing menu of wines by the glass and bottle with many excellent choices at reasonable prices. Any bottle of wine in the store is also available to drink... More 

Thank RichmondVATraveler
Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

I have been to Barrel Thief many, many times with my husband or with girlfriends. Each time the wine selections are great (although available from a specific region each night.) and the snacks yummy! The staff are VERY knowledgeable and helpful, allowing multiple tastings to help you make the right selection. Love a great wine the shop doesn't carry? Ask... More 

Thank MelissaEl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5805 Patterson Ave, Richmond, VA 23226-2536
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-612-9232
Richmond's only "Cave a Manger", a wine shop where you can eat and drink. Our shelves are your wine list of over 400 artisanal wines with no corkage fee.

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