Shrimp and Grits
roasted jumbo shrimp, 3 cheese grits, roasted peppers and onions, southern gravy
capers, red onion, tomato, gremolata butter, crostini, parsley oil
pernod broth, herbs de provence, matchstick potatoes, lemon aioli
Absolutely the best food in Richmond, Va. Never disappoints!!!!! We both had the beet salad, pork shank and creme brulee pie (homemade). Will return again and again.
Great food, good ambience. Menu did not match online menu, which was a disappointment for one item.
Great neighborhood gem, with a historic charm that is so Richmond Virginia.
Always excellent…chef Clay is amazing. Had the pork shank and it was prepared to perfection. Helens is our fav place to go!❤️
Great food, atmosphere and service, have lived here over 15 years and somehow never had dinner at Helen’s!
Very nice in all aspects!
Outstanding from start to finish....but....get there early
Amazing! Great food, incredible ambiance, good service. Really lovely spot.
Always a favorite!
As always, everything was delicious. We love Helen's!
I loved everything but the lump crab mac and cheese was to die for!
Helens was great! The food drinks and service were wonderful
As always, Helen's extraordinary chefs prepare outstanding, memorable meals. The service is attentive. The noise level is high, but this is a high energy place. Definitely will return often.
As always everything was great! We go often and are never disappointed.
Enjoyed Helen’s as usual. Good atmosphere and good food.
I don't know what to say other than HOT DAMN, that was a good meal. We got the butternut squash soup and the beet salad for apps and the scallops and yam ravioli and omg it was so good we just kept eating. I had dreams about that meal for a week after eating it. I didn't want to brush my teeth in hopes of holding on to those flavors for just a minute longer.
Great venue. Lots of history!
We enjoyed our meal and look forward to returning!
Reservation availability was a factor. Great atmosphere and location in the 'Fan' of downtown Richmond.
As always the food and service were terrific! I will def. go back to Helens!
Outside patio is beautiful. Perfect for fall dining. Server was attentive. Food was creative and very tasty.
One of the best times at Helen's for us.
Zsa Zsa was back -so good to see her!
We will be back soon!
Always lovely at Helen's.
Excellent food our waiter was very polite and efficient knew the answers to our questions the food was Excellent My only issue was for the size of the building the music was just a little loud definitely would come back again
Had the roasted broccoli and cauliflower appetizer (mostly cauliflower), chicken entree and cannoli for dessert! Everything was delicious
I have a bunch of food allergies and they accommodated me. The food was amazing! Everything was well prepared and thoughtful. There were so many flavor surprises in the dishes. I love all the fresh herbs and spices they used. I wish I had gone there sooner. Definitely worth going to!!
Entree's were great but stay away from the dessert.
We had an amazing relaxing dinner. No rush, delicious food an amazing ambience
Best duck breast ever. Food is truly top drawer. Wait staff distracted and food a little slow. Still finished in time for our event
It had been a number of years since my wife and I had been to Helen’s. Took her there for Valentines Day. Food was excellent, service was top notch, and we won’t wait so long to go back!
Loved the quaint setting and long history of restaurant. The food was delicious, and we both enjoyed the things we ordered. With all the new, trendy restaurants in Richmond it's good to know that the old favorites are still holding their own.
Helen's is our favorite restaurant for many years.
Great food at a fair price - Helens has long been a standout in the Fan! One of the best Hanger Steaks in Richmond
Service was good. Took quite a while to get the food and it wasn't crowded. It was very dark and some of the music was distracting.
Make a reservation. We had a reservation and a few minutes early arriving, no problem we sat at the bar and enjoyed a drink. 30 min after a reservation time, we questioned the hostess and then promptly seated. They took our dinner order immediately and we waited, waited and waited. More than an hour later, we again questioned the staff about 20 min later we received our dinner. The food was very good. Not sure what happened but they did try to make it right by comping our bar tab and dessert.
Great food, good service, good location. There's a reason Helen's has been around since the depression. The menu and staff seem strangely relevant and new age, juxtaposing the history that follows the restaurant.
Really nice spot - friendly staff - good service - fantastic food. Cute old school booths at the back. Nice selection of small plates, entrees and specials, staff happy to recommend. Best pork belly I’ve ever tasted!
Helen's is always our "go to" for a great dinner out with friends. The menu is so manageable, with limited, but impressive choices. Our server was just terrific in her recommendations - the Hanger steak and roasted cauliflower is a must. Wine selection was very nice.
Absolutely a great place, food is so good and a really nice atmosphere. Parking can be tricky, but well worth the effort. Great experience and good!
Helen's offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 358-4370.
Helen's is rated 4.8 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.