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Tastebuds American Bistro

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4023 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4050 (Formerly Virginia Tastebuds, Inc.)
+1 804-261-6544
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Richmond, Virginia
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

Four of us dined here on a Saturday. We had reservations and were seated promply. Then it all came to a halt, fifteen minutes later we were told, "We're short of menus, you'll have to share." Then she disappeared and only after I hailed a service person as they went by was I able to order a bottle of wine.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Tastebuds offers a versatile menu with opportunity to experience new items on a continuing basis. The location is on a quaint neighborhood street, and you may miss it. It is located between several restaurants on the same strip of stores. You will never be disappointed once you find it. They send out e-mails when the menu changes and often offer... More 

Thank jeanne509170
Huntington, New York
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209 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I dined at Tastebuds during an overnight in Richmond. Excellent food and service. The price fixed dinner is a real bargain. We added dessert and coffee and still came away with about a $30 pp bill (we don't drink, so there was no bar bill). We wil definitely go back on our next trip south!

Thank justgotravel
Richmond, Virginia
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89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Located minutes from I-64 AND I-95 ( although tucked in a residential neighborhood so you'll need to use your GPS) Tastesbuds is a chef-owned neighborhood treasure. The menu changes seasonally with nightly specials and a weekend three course deal. The salmon over fresh succotash is always perfectly cooked. The heirloom tomatoes paired with warm figs and goat cheese was a... More 

Thank 4Norma
Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2015

Hadn't been to Tastebuds in a while and wondered why. But an email notice of its new menu and new seasonal offerings drove our group of four back to one of our favorite places. No one was disappointed. The food is always good, but for some reason, this night was even more stellar. The cheese plate "for the table" was... More 

Thank takeyourdog
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015

During a recent drive from New Jersey to Atlanta, my daughter and I stopped in Richmond overnight. We chose Tastebuds American Bistro for dinner and were very happy with our decision. The cheese plate selections were just what we were in the mood for, followed by white bean salad and hangar steak. We enjoyed our selections immensely. By dessert we... More 

Thank Pat M
Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2015

Normally we avoid places with white tablecloths unless someone else is paying. But a neighbor raved about the food and mentioned the prix fixe menu and wine, so our excuses were gone. This place is a neighborhood gem. We highly recommend the prix fixe menu--if only because it includes dessert--and you don't want to miss out on their bread pudding!

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Richmond, Virginia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Tucked on McArthur Ave is a true gem in a city with too many mediocre restaurants...Tastebuds "gets it"" from the FABULOUS FOOD to their EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE! Moderately priced, lovely wine list...AND AND OWNER WHO KNOWS FLAVORS! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Kathleen K
Richmond, Virginia
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2015

We had a very nice experience at Tastebuds. We stopped by on a Friday night for dinner before going to a show in Richmond. We arrived right when they opened at 5, to ensure we didn't have to wait and we didn't. Looks like any time before 6 is probably safe, but the people were filing in as we were... More 

Thank Angeline C
Prince George, Virginia
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Yum! Tastebuds American Bistro has a strange name but outstanding food! My husband and I ate here with another couple before Christmas. The neighborhood is one that looked like a residential area until you see the line of restaurants and shops. The restaurant is small but cozy. The food was so good! We started with a charcuterie platter. One of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4023 Macarthur Ave, Richmond, VA 23227-4050 (Formerly Virginia Tastebuds, Inc.)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-261-6544

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?