Chen's is probably one of the best Chinese food restaurants that I have ever been to. The food is absolutely delicious. They offer both take-out/delivery and a restaurant setting. In the restaurant itself, they have incredible service and they are very accommodating of large groups. I have called only about 20 minutes ahead of arrival with a group of 15, and they already had a table set up for us when we arrived! The prices are also great.
Hondo's is a nice fancy restaurant. They offer a great selection of high-quality steaks. While it is a little pricey, it is a good deal for the quality of the service and the meat.
Chanello's is perfect for a very late-night snack, as they are open pretty late. The pizza is good, but it is fairly greasy. They do deliver, but the delivery can sometimes take a little while late at night.
Julians is a great Italian restaurant. It is perfect for going out to dinner with your family, or for a date.
Make sure you try the complimentary bread before the meal! They give you multiple different kinds, including delicious frosted cinnamon bread.
The Canal Club is a small club located in downtown Richmond near, you guessed it, the canal. It is a good location for smaller concerts. It does get a little cramped though and fills in very quickly.
Also, be careful if it gets too crowded! I was there a few years ago for the infamous floor collapse occasion. Nobody was hurt, but the floor did sink in a little. They have since better reinforced it.
Baker's Crust is a nice, casual restaurant that has a great variety of sandwiches. They make their own bread, which makes the sandwiches taste even better.
Capital Ale House is a very fun restaurant that features a huge selection of beers. They also have great food. Every Monday night, they have $1 burger nights! These are great burgers though - worth much more than $1.
Vinny's is a great little Italian restaurant. It's perfect for a family outing. They have a variety of options - everything from lighter subs to pizzas to calzones! The service is almost timely and friendly!
O'Charley's is great for a fun lunch or dinner with friends. They have a wide variety of food types, so they don't really specialize in anything in particular. They're also very accommodating with large groups.
Glory Days Grill is a great sports bar in the suburbs of Richmond. It's perfect for watching a game with friends or for a family dinner. It is not very big, so it does get fairly packed.