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The Roosevelt named Restaurant of the Year

When owner Kendra Feather first thought about the project, she conjured a certain four-term first lady with peace-activist tendencies and feeding programs. So Feather, who nourishes a devoted segment of Richmond diners at Ipanema Cafe and Garnett’s Cafe in the Fan, honors Eleanor Roosevelt in spirit — and Lee Gregory, a star among the city’s chefs, in partnership.

Their collaboration is unusually focused and intentional, giving the neighborhood an affordable meal in pleasant company, with no false notes to be found.

For that spirit, and for riding a culinary revival that respects the flavors of the region without pandering to the obvious, our reviewers name the Roosevelt as Style Weekly’s 2012 Restaurant of the Year.

This follows the restaurant on the roundabout being recognized as Richmond’s Best New Restaurant at the Richmond Magazine Elby’s Awards.

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Magneto 03/13/2012 at 4:15 PM

Woohoo, congratulations!!!! It’s a well deserved award.

Bret 03/13/2012 at 4:38 PM

Congrats to them, that is awesome.

Much love for Bacchus in State of the Plate ‹ Fan of the Fan 03/13/2012 at 5:22 PM

[…] with all of the press for the new is some love for a Fan stalwart: “The pastas are heavenly (go for the gorgonzola and peas), […]

Trish 03/13/2012 at 7:40 PM

Congrats to Kendra and Lee for realizing a dream and providing good eats to the Hill!

elaine odell 03/13/2012 at 8:22 PM

Well, your regulars knew this all along! But seriously, the whole staff deserves this recognition. Every time we visit (usually late) we have amazing food, inventive cocktails and sweet service. It’s such a treasure to have in our neighborhood! Keep up the great work.

JD 03/14/2012 at 8:16 AM


G. 03/14/2012 at 8:39 AM

Oh, so proud! Awesome news for such awesome neighbors…so deserving!

bozatwork 03/14/2012 at 1:05 PM

I think this calls for a special, limited edition dish!

Churchillian 03/17/2012 at 3:40 PM

Well Deserved!! My wife loves the attention to the gluten free crowd.

Gabriele Rausse wine dinner to celebrate The Roosevelt’s anniversary ‹ Church Hill People's News 06/25/2012 at 8:29 AM

[…] celebrate their first year, Church Hill’s award-winning The Roosevelt will be hosting a dinner pairing the wines of Charlottesville vintner Gabriele Rausse […]

Aziza’s on Main named Restaurant of the Year ‹ Church Hill People's News 03/12/2013 at 4:58 PM

[…] Last year’s Restaurant of the Year The Roosevelt gets props for their all-Virginia wine list and cozy decor: […]

Dutch and Co. named Restaurant of the Year ‹ CHPN 03/25/2014 at 9:56 AM

[…] This is the 3rd straight year that an East End establishment has won Restaurant of the Year, with Aziza’s winning in 2013 and The Roosevelt claiming the award in 2012. […]

Metzger’s Bar and Butchery named Restaurant of the Year ‹ CHPN 03/10/2015 at 11:16 AM

[…] The Roosevelt (2012) […]

Nota Bene named Restaurant of the Year - Church Hill People's News | Richmond, Virginia 03/07/2017 at 9:49 AM

[…] marks 5 of the past 6 years that the nod has gone to an East End restaurant: The Roosevelt in 2012, Aziza’s in 2013, Dutch & Co. in 2014, and Metzger Bar and Butcher in […]


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