Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Avenue 805 – A Cheap Date Restaurant


Avenue 805

Avenue 805

Nestled into Davis Avenue right near the intersection of Davis and Broad, sits Avenue 805.  Formerly owned by a veteran Richmond restaurateur, Avenue 805 has been under new ownership for a few years.  Owners Jeff and Sarah Baird have breathed new life into a cozy little restaurant, and Jeff’s culinary expertise make Avenue 805 a must-visit for Richmond-based and visiting foodies.

Located very near the Science Museum of Virginia, Avenue 805 is open for dinner every night of the week, and lunch every day but Mondays and Saturdays.  And we mustn’t forget the Sunday brunch – some locals spend every Sunday getting their brunch on with the Bairds.

The food is mainly Italian-inspired, and very good.  Jeff, a consummate professional in the kitchen, takes a lot of pride in his culinary creations.  To keep the menu from getting stale he changes it up every now and then.  He makes all the soups from scratch, and the bread pudding (even if you don’t like bread pudding) is absolutely to die for.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights, Avenue 805 offers “Cheap Date Night.”  $35 gets you a bottle of wine (house choice), a family-sized salad, pasta bowl, and a dessert with two forks.  It’s a totally affordable way to dine out at a wonderful Richmond restaurant without completely breaking the bank.

When you want to go and have a full-out dinner, make sure you try the Chicken 805 – a specialty creation with Fontina cheese, sautéed spinach and mushrooms.  Maybe start off with the Caprese (classic mozzarella and tomato salad that is especially well done), and we suggest you trust the owners with your dessert order.  They won’t steer you wrong.

Avenue 805 – 805 N. Davis Ave Richmond, VA 23220

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