As you walk through the doors and greeted by the hostess, the aroma of seared duck, crab cakes and curried shrimp permeates the air.  Sounds of laughter flow throughout the room.  The flicker of the candles reflect off of the dark paneling, crisp white linens and copper ceiling, accentuating the elegant and relaxing atmosphere filled with happy guests.

Welcome to Verbena Richmond, a four star rated restaurant which opened in February 2008 under the dynamic team of David Bess and Todd Richardson.  The menu features American cuisine with world flavor influences.  Verbena has been described by guests as “sleek without being stuffy”, “casually elegant,” “simple yet elegant with a casual and relaxed feel.  It provides an intimate setting that is an ideal destination for all occasions from a quiet dinner with family and friends to a relaxing