We had an amazing time perch! The food was excellent, the service was superb, and we even had the opportunity to talk to the chef! He is an unbelievable cook and an even better human being. We can’t wait to go back!
While one in my party had already been to Perch, it was my first time! Pre-Covid, I always had a hard time getting a table, and left before my name was called. Now I can say that I have finally enjoyed the food and craft cocktails at this wonderful restaurant.
Now, the reservations are still tough -- that's a good problem to have if you're a restauranteur, but bad if you're champing at the bit to get in. I had to settle for an outside seat under a covered tent at 5:30, but it was worth it.
My friends and I enjoy sharing small plates and generally just keep them coming. We love trying new things. Every dish we tried was amazing, and I had a very refreshing craft cocktail that included blueberries as an ingredient. It certainly hit the spot.
Our server was also our hostess and she was a delight. We never wanted for anything.
I'll definitely be back with more friends in tow. Thank you for the lovely evening!
It’s a good place to meet some friends.
Overrated and over priced. Go somewhere else. Seated in a loud parking lot of the side of a busy road. Charged $17 for 2 gross squash blossoms. Not worth the money at all.
Excellent meal and service. Jimmy took good care of us.
Tremendous noise level. But place was full and ALL seemed to be enjoying themselves.
Love the atmosphere and the food! A must visit when we return to Richmond
Love Perch. The food, drinks, and waitstaff were all excellent.
I was pretty disappointed to be seated in the very back next to the kitchen and hallway to the bathrooms….I felt like I was in time out or something, I had a reservation so I should have been expected. The service, as always, was great, drinks were good. The food was disappointing, with the exception of the squash blossom appetizer, that was exceptional! I ordered my paella with no chicken because I’m allergic to chicken. The first plate of it brought to me, had chicken. The second plate did not have chicken but the seafood was over cooked, I couldn’t even get the crab meat out of the legs and the food was not hot. It tasted good but was just too chewy and not warm enough. This is my first disappointing experience at Perch and I hope it won’t happen again. Usually they are amazing!
Great service! The food was perfect and came out quickly
I had high hopes for Perch based on previous reviews but felt that the overall experience was significantly lacking.
Our reservation stated we were making reservations for our anniversary, no mention of this made, that would have provided a personal touch at least, but instead were seated very closely to another group of diners. The noise level in the restaurant made conversation challenging. Our server was inattentive, and the udon noodles were complete mush. We never had the opportunity to provide feedback as our server never made it by our table after the main course was delivered. The restaurant and server did not inform us that an 18% gratuity (for a party of 2) was going to be included in our check and I just happened upon the charge by chance after the bill was delivered.
I’m not a food critic by any stretch of the imagination, and this was our experience so maybe it was an off night, but I was compelled to give an honest review.
Amazing food and service
Overall, a wonderful experience! Our table/reservation was ready for us when we arrived, the service was on point, the drinks were unique and extremely good. The food was just the same. We wanted just a little more variety, but we were still very happy with what we had. They may outgrow their space if they keep putting out such excellent stuff!
Our first visit back post-pandemic. The food remains the best part. Chef Ledesma has not lost the touch - fresh, flavorful, unusual - all the best for a nice restaurant. The menu is still abbreviated, so the choices were limited. That was disappointing, but will change in time, I trust. The wine list did not match the dining experience. The wines are sorely overpriced, limited selection. The moderately priced Italian Montepulciano we chose was not good. It was not tainted or corked. It was just not palatable. It did not meet the standard of Perch and Chef Mike. I truly hope that improves. I know they need to come back and have to make it somewhere. All we ask is that a $40 wine drink like one, not like a $5 wine. The $100 selections were four times the retail price. You can do better than that, Perch. We suggest bringing your own wine or just go for the amazing food - the seafood especially!
Friendly staff, chef came around to chat and joke. Amazing food.
First real evening out in a long, long time. Despite sitting in the parking lot under a tent, it was a great evening and everything you'd expect from Perch. Service was top notch, and the food was fantastic. The brussel sprouts were a surprise hit and great. The paella was incredible, and i've never seen as much meat/seafood in a dish in my life. I'll have leftovers for days. The pizza was surprisingly good and the udon noodle dish had meat that was falling off the bone. Everything was very, very good...
Enjoyed the overall experience but it was more of a one and done thing. Food was just ok for the price. Staff was a little spacey but nice. Sits outside are not worth it unless you like chilling in a parking lot. Inside looked very nice though!
Our server, Joey, made excellent recommendations. The food was excellent, service fantastic and we enjoyed ourselves throughly. As it's Broad Street, there is the occasional "road noise" but that just adds a conversation piece.
One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. Fresh, high quality and perfectly prepared and presented. What a treat!!
My favorite was the whole fish! Delicious and well seasoned and meaty!
Great service, delicious appetizers and dinners, amazing cocktails. Great for a business dinner.
This was our first time dining at Perch and it will not be the last. I was impressed with Perch from the moment I walked in - the smells, the vibe and the attentiveness of the staff. Bartenders were on point with their service and recommendations. Mike came to personally thank us and we were sure to tell him the food was superb!
Amazing food and service !
Great tasting fresh food! Great service. Highly recommend.
Took my wife here for Mother’s Day brunch . The menu was very small. The food taste like it was pre cooked nothing was really hot or taste freshly made. However , the blueberry pancakes was the only thing that was good. Not good enough for a return visit. Will not be back, ever...
I can assure you, the food was not precooked. That does not diminish your experience. I am sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. I hope your server handled the problem accordingly once informed. We value all feedback, as it helps us improve.
Great Mother’s Day brunch!
Worst excuse for a crab cake sandwich. Mushy old crab meat barely cooked and small portion to boot.
Food quality was outstanding! Crabcakes, crab benedict cooked perfectly! Cinnamon rolls melted in your mouth.
Great food, great drinks, and friendly staff. Scallops were delicious and I loved all the textures in my dish. My husband got the paella and it was excellent as well.
Amazing meal. Owner and chef Kevin Tate were amazing hosts. Best meal in RVA.
Loved our dinner tonight!!
We always have a great experience at Perch! Food, service and ambience are all top notch
We sat at the bar and the two bartenders were simply amazing! The drinks were perfect along with their service! Also their recommendations were on point, the whole fish was excellent!
Great food and outdoor dining
The food was amazing, and Chef Mike Ledesma came by and introduced himself to use, described the restaurant and what he has created. It's a special place with a great vibe and amazing food.
The french toast was great. The Chesapeake omelet was very bland. Seafood and egg.
Good food. Pleasant dining expeience.
Food and service were excellent! First time in a restaurant for several months, so it was great that it was a wonderful experience. Will definitely recommend Perch!
Excellent experience and service. Appreciated the outside dining.