Botanya Restaurant & Bar

Google Rating:4.6

Botanya Restaurant & Bar
4.5 based on 249 reviews
  1. James Wilson 2023/12

    Great service. Great cocktails. Perfect date night spot. Definitely will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    Zucca Ravioli

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  2. Mary Emmy Wright 2023/12

    Sarah was very kind and made very delicious cocktails. Super great atmosphere
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Brussels Sprouts
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend

  3. Jennifer Merchan 2023/12

    I love the atmosphere here and the cocktails are very original and tasty. We ordered the table side carbonara with added chicken and the osso bucco. The tableside carbonara was pretty to watch but too cold once done and way too much sauce- more like heavy sauced fettuccini Alfredo. Osso bucco was good but more fat chunks than I’m used to. Lots of meat for $40 portion but honestly I’d prefer less portion of meat and pay less. The dessert was pretty gross – chocolate cookie tart but was very gelatinous. I really want to like this place. I may try it another time and order something else. This was our second time.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 2
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  4. Redacted 2023/12

    Sarah was an amazing server and made amazing drinks! 10/10
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  5. Gabriella Aguilar 2023/12

    Sarah was incredible! She took such precise care of the bar + the restaurant. You have an incredible bartender on your hands, can’t wait to come back and see her again!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

  6. David Cook 2023/12

    We went there for the first time very early on a Saturday evening, and the hostess said that all the tables were reserved, but we could eat at the bar, and then she suggested that she could see us at a table, but we would not have but like an hour and 15 minutes for the reservation so we set at the bar And thoroughly enjoyed it. Our bartender and server was great. Great friendly, very efficient didn’t have to ask for anything and I love the atmosphere of the restaurant.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Cordon Blue, Beef Lasagne

  7. Erica Inge 2023/12

    Sarah is extraordinary. The food was excellent too.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Caesar Salad, Bucatini Carbonara, Cordon Blue, Beef Lasagne
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Clearly labeled vegetarian dishes, Not sure

  8. Charity Drewry 2023/12

    Sheena, my server, had such a beautiful spirit. Really enjoyed the experience and food as part of my visit to Richmond!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  9. Clarence Ross 2023/12

    We liked it! Easy enough! Had a table reserved and walked right in. Greeted kindly. Waitress greeted, gave suggestions, gave jokes! Our drinks came, that were great! The food arrived and was very tasteful! I would say that the only down side is the street parking but wasn’t hard to find a spot, that night anyway.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Cordon Blue, Beef Lasagne
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking

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  10. Ramona Haskins 2023/12

    Upon reading all of the rave reviews about the food & service at Botanya, our experience was the total opposite. Yesterday evening, my husband & I got all dressed up for dinner reservations in celebration of his 50th birthday.

    The ambiance was trendy, classy & quaint; however, the service was ZERO stars. Needless to say, we never even tasted the food. After sitting at the table for nearly 30 minutes, there was no acknowledgment of our presence by the 2 servers working the small area. We saw the phenomenal service provided to the others around us. Finally our server NORKYS R came to our table and asked us what would we like as appetizers. No greeting, no request for our beverage order. When we inquired about specialty martini’s, she replied the only martinis that could be made was “regular” and “dirty”. She did not make an attempt to ask the bartender and treated us as if we were a bother. We placed our drink order and our server came by a few times minutes a part rushing us to place our order instead of allowing us to enjoy the dining experience. The final straw was when she informed us that a party of 9 just arrived and we should order immediately or it would be a long wait. Under normal circumstances this would be a reasonable request to mention; however, in light of the poor service, we requested the bill for the drinks. She did not even inquire as to why we were leaving so we abruptly.

    Since it was a Saturday evening & we were all dressed up, I quickly found reservations at Azzuro on OpenTable where the service & food was exceptional.

    In conclusion, our experience at Botanya was beyond disappointing.
    Service: 1

  11. Nick A 2023/12

    Food was below average. Wait staff awkward. I’d go elsewhere.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 1
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 3

  12. AMBER POPAT 2023/12

    We had a great time at Botanya. Karla, our server, was fantastic and very attentive. The drinks were on point and very good and could rival any hot spot in Richmond for drinks.
    We had the shrimp croquettes; which were very good as well. Our main dish was the Frank Sinatra.. we liked the combination of spice with the pasta.
    We finished our meal with a pistachio latte; which was fantastic and a perfect ending to a nice evening.
    Will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  13. Hannah Keller 2023/11

    Sheena was absolutely awesome! Food was pretty good but was not completely blown away. Wine was delicious and affordable. Sheena made our night! Thank you guys!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes
    Carbonara Pasta

  14. cynthia harrison 2023/11

    Sarah was an exceptional waitress ambiance, food and drinks were all great !
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

  15. Eileen Orta 2023/11

    Sheena is amazing, and the food was delicious! 10/10 recommend.
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  16. Melissa Bigos 2023/11

    Beautiful decor and ambiance! Food was good, especially the carbonara prepared tableside in an aged cheese wheel! Also tried the camarones (shrimp) appetizer – very tasty. The shrimp fettuccine Alfredo could use more shrimp; you only get three. They don’t advertise non-alcoholic beverage options well; when we asked we were told they have fruit juice but later discovered they have Pepsi products as well. All in all, nice experience and the carbonara was just as delicious the next day heated up in the microwave!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Carbonara Pasta

  17. Emma Larson 2023/11

    The food and drinks were very good, but I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant for vegans. I don’t think there was a lot of care in labeling the menu for us. I ordered the pasta listed as vegan and it arrived with cheese on it. I was informed that it was vegan-optional, even though it was not labeled that way They made it right, but I had come here for my birthday dinner and on principle I was pretty annoyed.

  18. Onja Bock 2023/11

    Sheena was fantastic!
    Food was a bit salty but tasty
    Wine selection is great
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Recommended dishes

    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian options
    Limited vegetarian options

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  19. Sushil Basnet 2023/11

    Amazing atmosphere, great service, and delicious food! Thank you Sarah E.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  20. shawna 2023/11

    If the food is anything like the service then it is not good. Limited menu, their main dishes are pasta and lasagna. But they were out of beef lasagna and we were told only 3 orders for spinach lasagna left. Not to mention also out of another dish. How do you run out of lasagna at least 2 hours before closing and that is one of your main dishes? Also I was not able to get vodka sauce with another pasta that only comes with gnocchi. Really??? Our party of 8 was willing to regrettably order something else but the waitress was so rude. Half of our party of 8 were deaf and she was not patient at all! I couldn’t spend money for food I didn’t really want AND bad service so we politely walked out. But we found a great restaurant, Burton’s bar and grill, down the street and service was exceptional. Deaf friendly. See my other review on that place.
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 3

  21. Kaye Larson 2023/11

    Such a special place and staff, I hope to meet the person behind the magic.
    Try the unique cocktails! We had the Mascarpone and the Peanut Butter, Banana and Jelly. Delicious!
    The entrees were amazing and dessert, very special.
    The menu changes with the season so plan on returning again and again…we do! <3
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Cordon Blue

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  22. Dan Palazzolo 2023/11

    Sarah is an excellent bartender!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

  23. Terra Holderman 2023/11

    A wonderful experience for a date night/birthday dinner. The service was amazing and the vibes were immaculate. Highly recommend!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  24. Stacy Eastway 2023/11

    The drinks….the drinks!!! Just amazing!! Better than The Jasper by a long shot. I hate mezcal & that drink changed my mind about mezcal. I ordered the JWB cocktail, it was great too!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  25. David Skiffington 2023/11

    Great food and great servive
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  26. Saru Bhandari 2023/11

    Aesthetic place with great food selection. Drinks were top notch!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  27. Alexander Martucci 2023/11

    Sarah is the best bartender ever. She was extremely sweet nice and very quick to drinks ordered. Great experience because of her. GIVE HER A RAISE!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Menu is all vegetarian

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  28. Jenny Skrenes 2023/11

    Amazing food and cocktails. We were rained out of a prior engagement so showed up an hour early for our reservation on a Friday, and they seated us right away. Everything was inventive and interesting. I would go back a couple times if I lived nearby!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  29. Mary Taylor 2023/11

    Sunday 10/15/23 vist restaurant with a group of friends several deaf the waitress was rude and inpatient kept asking us are you ready to order we let her know that those who was deaf needed little more time..will never visit again ..waitress need hospitality training
    Service: 1

  30. Morgan Rogan 2023/11

    Everything was incredible! The sangria is delicious. Definitely recommend the gnocchi and the tiramisu.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

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  31. Amy Smith 2023/11

    Cocktails were masterfully created!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  32. K Screen 2023/11

    Not sure on indoor atmosphere, we sat outside for the zombie walk but the food and Sheena’s service were superb and we will definitely be coming back to dine inside. 😙🤌 …

  33. cliff diver 2023/11

    This was our first time here and I have to say, we were not disappointed. Can’t say enough about how amazing the food was. Excellent service and atmosphere. Will be going back soon!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Cordon Blue
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend

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  34. Whitney Smith 2023/11

    Wonderful atmosphere, delicious fresh food, and amazing drinks! If you’re ever in the area wondering where you should eat- try this place! Whether it’s a business dinner or a date night- they’re worth it and will not disappoint!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Recommended dishes

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  35. Lynn E. 2023/10

    Was visiting Richmond from out of state and Botanya was suggested to try. So glad we did! It was later on a weeknight, so not jammed and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Though the menu is pasta-forward, there are plenty of options for those of us who are gluten free. Our server was engaging and friendly without hovering. The smoky salsa was amazing! Great salads, and small plates….I had the shrimp…simple and nice. Worth a visit, and we’ll go back next time we’re in town.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  36. Diego Urena 2023/10

    the food is excellent, great wine selection and delicious cocktails. I recommend trying it.
    Food: 5
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 4

  37. Benjamin Sparrow 2023/10

    Sarah was amazing, you couldn’t ask.for better service. The food was amazing as the drinks were eve better.
    I don’t know how anyime could ask for better service. The best place for food and drink in Richmond.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Fritto Misto, Chardonnay, Currywurst
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot
    Parking
    Parking took a second but it’s very worth the trip.

  38. Stephanie Boim 2023/10

    I completely forgot to check this place out until recently. We visited for Sunday dinner and enjoyed a bottle of Spanish wine, meatballs, and the carbonara. The food was fantastic! The service was great! I wanted to try the table side pasta tossed in the cheese wheel and it did not disappoint! I do understand that this option is not available on the patio. I would certainly recommend and will be going back soon. Dinner for two with a bottle of wine was around $80. More than worth it!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  39. Mark Misiano 2023/10

    Thank you, Sheena, for a perfect evening!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  40. Lia Martin 2023/10

    The lasagna and the salsa are AMAZING!! Totally recommended this beautiful place! Service was pristine❤️
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  41. Leanne Pillow 2023/10

    As a Richmond-foodie, I was nervous to try this spot for the first time but it was awesome! Food was delicious and service was great. Our server, Sheena, was so sweet and made great recommendations. Will be back! Thanks y’all!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  42. Jessica Randolph 2023/10

    delicious dinner, including tiramisu and the marshmallow latte. Sheena was fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

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  43. Maleah Maddox 2023/10

    Sarah was an amazing bartender. Our drinks were delicious and spot on with our preferences. I explained what kind of wine and liquor I like, and she crafted drinks that were customized to what I wanted. Really great experience. Will absolutely be back!
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  44. JP Kennedy 2023/10

    Had an experience with Sheena tonight at Botanya.

    1st time here looked for a dining experience for our 36 anniversary

    The place was elevated warm welcome room. Spotless bathrooms and wonderful food

    Put on your short list for Richmond go to place
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  45. Marshell Butler 2023/10

    Such a lovely vibe… The staff was attentive. My cocktail was unique and blended well. My meal was tasty. I look forward to telling others about my experience and supporting again, soon.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  46. Josh Wenger 2023/10

    We just had drinks at the Bar… Sarah was amazing. Her drink knowledge was top notch and extremely personable. Made the whole evening above and beyond. OH… And the drinks were awesome too 😁
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  47. Samantha Mahendran 2023/10

    Food is tasty but quite expensive. Portions are small given the price. Went on a Friday waited almost an hour after ordering drinks to get the food. Poor service 😔
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  48. Anthony Quintana 2023/10

    We had a wonderful dinner here. The drinks were excellent and interesting. The food was a notch above many places. Cozy, small environment with live jazz playing and an attentive staff. Would definitely recommend for a beautiful weekday dinner
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Chicken Alfredo

  49. Jenna G 2023/10

    This restaurant is beautiful! The service is lovely and well paced. Plus, the novelty of the cheese wheel is fun! I’d recommend this for a date night or small group as the lighting and music is not ideal for a larger group. I love that we were able to customize what noodles with what sauce we wanted. Definitely will be going back! The passionfruit mezcal cocktail is a must try!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

    Parking options
    Free street parking, Paid street parking

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  50. Tyler D'Onofrio 2023/10

    10/10 food it was amazing
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  51. Katelyn Bowery 2023/10

    10/10 recommend from food to service everything was wonderful!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  52. Marquelia Elvira 2023/10

    Food is always wonderful! The interior is tastefully decorated and you can tell that the kitchen pays close attention to presentation of dishes. Service is impeccable! Sheena is very knowledgeable and often makes helpful suggestions to provide a fantastic dining experience. Music also fits the atmosphere! Love this place and will be coming back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  53. Ty Roylance 2023/10

    Food isn’t great. You can make better pasta at home for $10. Cool atmosphere though, only redeeming quality.
    Food: 2
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 4

  54. Clara Ayala 2023/10

    I had seen this restaurant in the Richmond Experience Instagram and couldn’t wait to go try their Carbonara prepared table side. I called only about an hour in advance and I appreciated that Botanya was able to accommodate our 9 person party for my moms birthday. Our server was friendly, fast and patient with our large family. The food was okay. The chicken in the pastas were a bit dry but overall the pastas were good. My chicken cordon bleu crust was black and burnt so I had to remove the crust before eating it (I don’t like sending food back to be thrown away) and can’t remember the exact price of it but for $20+ for just chicken I wasn’t expecting that. I’m still debating if I’ll go back, maybe I’ll just go have drinks instead of eating.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Kid-friendliness
    They don’t have a kids menu.

  55. Derek Gamble 2023/10

    All around phenom. The lasagne has bechamel in it. The blue cheese you wouldn’t know is in it if they didn’t have it on there. It compliments the flavor and I’m wondering now why this isn’t more common.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  56. Being Mia 2023/10

    Our server was the best, great customer service!!! Would definitely recommend. The food is a 10/10.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  57. Michael Smith 2023/10

    Amazing food and service. Every meal was superb. Our server Sheena was attentive, informative, and made the experience memorable!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  58. The Doc 2023/10

    The staff was wonderful, friendly and knowledgeable.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  59. Caleb Akins 2023/10

    Sheena was fantastic!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  60. T 2023/10

    I look forward to trying more of the menu.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  61. Bret Sawyer 2023/10

    Great food and service. Lasagne and salads amazing.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  62. Chanaka Kopi 2023/10

    Had a gnocchi and it was delicious, very moist tiramisu and nice cocktails, had the mascarpone.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  63. Jenise Ruehle 2023/10

    Excellent vegetarian options. Delicious cocktails and mocktails! A new favorite and can’t wait to come back 😍
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  64. Angie Polo 2023/10

    Great service! Drinks and apps were great!
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  65. Teresa Chiocca 2023/10

    This restaurant was wonderful. Service was impeccable. Great happy hour specials. Love their menu and the prices are really good. This was our first time, Will definitely return! Also loved the decor!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Bucatini Carbonara

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  66. David 2023/09

    Had the prosciutto salad, carbonara, lasagna, tiramisu, the ananas fashioned cocktail, and the sangria with my wife on a date night. Everything was amazing. The old fashioned with pineapple and jalapeño was the best cocktail I’ve ever had, the sangria was great, the carbonara was amazing and creamy, the lasagna had a slightly crispy top and everything else was tender, the tiramisu was amazing. Sheena was great too. Will be back without a doubt.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  67. Amellia Boyer 2023/09

    Food and service was excellent. We got the prosciutto croquettes for appetizer, the tableside carbonara and beef lasagna for entrees, and the tiramisu for dessert. All were absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back. Sheena, our waitress was fantastic. Thanks so much for a wonderful date night!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  68. Kat Osipova 2023/09

    The service and food were just wonderful. Our server Sara was very knowledgeable, attentive, professional and so sweet. All the food we tried was delicious. And they have seasonal items. What else can you ask for?
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  69. Philip Mancuso 2023/09

    The tableside carbonara was amazing, and Sheena is the best! Will definitely be back
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  70. Amy Maselli 2023/09

    Karla kept the drinks coming while trying delicious menu items. We had the Brussels sprouts, gazpacho, meatball and pasta carbonara. All fantastic. Come try it out!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara

  71. Patience Kilel 2023/09

    Wonderful staff and amazing food! 10/10 would recommend the table side pasta with aged cheese, beef lasagna, tiramisu, and gin cocktail.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara
    Wheelchair accessibility
    Plenty of room to move around including the bathroom!

  72. Emily Thompson 2023/09

    Nicely decorated restaurant, but no ambiance as only one other party at 6p on a Sunday. Very bland pasta dish, felt like the Instagram account made it look fabulous so was excited to try with friends. Would not recommend
    Food: 1
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 4

  73. Gracie 2023/09

    drinks were OK. bartenders disappeared after bringing us our first drink so we didn’t get a second round or food
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 3
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5

  74. JASMINE RODRIGUEZ 2023/09

    Our server was super personable and attentive. Food and drinks were top quality! Would absolutely visit again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  75. John Ribble 2023/09

    We sat at the bar for dinner and cocktails and Karlathe bartender is excellent. Great food, drinks and atmosphere makes this a must. It’s really good!
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara

  76. Emily Duncan 2023/09

    great service! chicken was a little over-seasoned and 4 cheese pasta needed some pepper but overall good and will come back
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  77. scott bowman 2023/08

    Our bartender, Sarah, was amazing!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  78. Catherine Greco 2023/08

    Wonderful cocktails and food was great. The server was helpful with questions about new menu for summer and recommended excellent cocktails and wine. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  79. Christina White 2023/08

    I stumbled upon this gem a month ago and have since made a visit every week. I came on a Wednesday night and had a glass of wine at the bar, the atmosphere was amazing. Soft sounds, good authentic smells, incredible staff. A few days later, I did the brunch on Saturday morning. The passion fruit mimosas were absolutely delicious! I returned the following week to listen to some live jazz music, the pastas are great and everything is made IN-HOUSE. They have amazing cocktails, cappuccino’s, appetizers, and entrees! Keep in mind the menu does change quarterly, but so worth it!! 10/10 recommend!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  80. Regine G 2023/08

    Carla is beautiful and kind ♥️
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  81. Emily Reed 2023/08

    Delicious food, wonderful service! Can’t wait to come back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  82. Caroline Lynch 2023/08

    Sheena was amazing!!!! Great service, great food, great drinks, great atmosphere
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  83. Julie Hadland 2023/08

    Best kept secret in Carytown and not to be missed! Quiet, sophisticated, and relaxing atmosphere! Service is impeccable and friendly. Delicious food, fun happy hour and a good value! Should be on your “must try list”! Try it once and you will be back!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  84. Mishaal Chudasama 2023/08

    Was excited to surprise my mother for her bday dinner but was disappointed with the food. The ambience and interior decor is fantastic but I came for the food not the furniture. Server was kind to re-seat us from the high table due to condensation dripping from the ceiling. Wine choices and apps were pleasant. Entrees is where it went south. Table side fettuccine- presentation 10/10 – taste was unbearably salty. Bucatini- 5/10 (pasta itself was great but again salty). Pasta with the lobster (15% of the lobster was undercooked and the pasta was salty). The half chicken was good.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

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  85. Heather Coe 2023/08

    So good!!! Loved the Arancini and the ravioli
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli

  86. Farrukh Hussain 2023/08

    Lovely atmosphere. Good vegetarian options.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  87. Lilly Nanku 2023/08

    Passion fruit mezcal was out of this world. Cordon Bleu was delish. Server was attentive and knowledgeable. I loved the green, plants and vibe. Only negatives were there were no high chairs for my almost two year old. And carbonara took longer to come out then the other meal but the server discounted the meal. Will definitely be coming back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  88. Neve Gallagher 2023/08

    The staff was SO attentive and the food was AMAZING. Atmosphere was stunning and we couldn’t have asked for a better dinner. We got the Carbonara table side and Cordon Bleu to split between us and it was a great experience. The food was mouthwatering. Will definitely return.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara

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  89. Ellen Martin 2023/08

    This was our second visit to Botanya and it did not disappoint! We has a variety of items on the menu including the arancini, fettuccine carbonara, and the snapper. The arancini and snapper were particularly good. You could tell the salad was farm to table with Hanover tomatoes. The decor and atmosphere are spot on and the service for both of our visits was fantastic-friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. This is a hidden gem in Carytown.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  90. Jeff Skrzycki 2023/08

    It was just OK. Nothing special…the menus was all pasta which is ok but not what I was looking for.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 3
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 5

  91. Gina Fusco 2023/08

    I would rated this restaurant five stars however, the air conditioner does not work in this restaurant. We kept complaining that it was hot and they kept “turning it down”- the waitress said it was set on 66. It was close to 80 degrees I would say.
    Needless to say, it seems like their air is broken with no plans to fix
    It & a friend of mine has gone twice now with the same issue. There is nothing more miserable than going to an amazing restaurant but not being able to enjoy it due to feeling uncomfortable. Everything else- amazing service, drinks, food, beautiful ambiance etc. Will not be back in the summer, maybe the winter.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 3

  92. Lauren Knowles 2023/08

    Go immediately. It’s sooo good. So good I forgot to take pictures of the entrees. The cocktails alone are worth it. They are different and complex. As my dinner companion said “it’s an experience.” We got the long beans with tarragon aioli, arancini, and the table side fettuccine. We devoured it in minutes. Each dish was better than the last. Servers are delightful and the atmosphere is lovely. My only complaint is that it’s a little loud. Not the music, just the crowd noise but it’s not nearly as bad as some other places.

    I want to go back again tonight and definitely want to go back and try brunch.

    Also, they have live music on Tuesdays.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
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  93. Jason Honesto 2023/08

    This was my partner and I’s first time here, and WHAT AN INTRODUCTION! The service was incredible (we were seated in minutes of arriving w/out a reservation), the food was delicious, and the overall experience was more enjoyable than we could’ve hoped. Will absolutely be returning!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  94. Mary Heather Parch 2023/08

    Sarah was excellent as our bartender. She helped us discover new drinks and tailored them to our tastes.
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  95. Talita van Wyk 2023/08

    We walked pasted and just happen to decide to get a drink, we ended up ordering food and dessert it was amazing! and a beautiful space we will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara

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  96. Alyssa Mallory 2023/08

    My husband and I came here for a date night, and we will most definitely be coming back. The food taste is mouthwateringly delicious. The drinks are exactly what I want when ordering a cocktail-awesome and cool presentation with a unique twist.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  97. Tatiana Nicacio 2023/08

    I was extremely disappointed. I saw the advertisement for this restaurant on the Richmond instagram and I was full of expectations. I even booked a table, but from reception we were treated badly. the food was ok, but it took a long time before we sat down at the table and the waiters were extremely confused. Anyway… the place is beautiful that’s all… I have no intention of going back again.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 2
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 4

  98. Cheney Edmunds 2023/07

    Just loved our night on the porch at Botanya. Jazz, Old Fashions and fettuccini! New fave spot
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  99. Bruce Campbell 2023/07

    Fun with the music outside!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  100. Vincent Klug 2023/07

    Delicious food. Great atmosphere and a lovely experience. You won’t regret it. Try the spumonte martini and any vegetarian option they have tons and each is better than the last.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  101. Steve Lane 2023/07

    Our server/bartender was amazing! We were waiting for a flight out of the airport and stopped here for an evening and stayed for 2 hours of fun and great food and drinks. We will come back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  102. Ronald Velasco 2023/07

    We came here to celebrate our 4th year anniversary. We usually travel over seas on our anniversary but my wife is pregnant so we decided to stay local and we ended at Botanya. The food (except for half a chicken) and cocktails are really good, great atmosphere but we got one complaint. I’ve never felt so scam in my life. My wife decided to order pasta and she wanted at first to add shrimps or some kind of protein. The waitress told her shrimp was not an option but she could add meatballs or chicken. My wife went with chicken. When we got our food we got my wife’s pasta, my plate and a third plate (half a chicken). We were confused. The waitress ordered a hole plate that we did not ask for. We politely took it and paid for it because we were not feeling like complaining. We did not touch the half a chicken so we took it home. It did not taste good and it was red still on the inside. Just beware!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 3
    Service: 1
    Atmosphere: 5

  103. Laura Rasnick 2023/07

    Sheena is amazing, so is the food!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli, Paella Di Pesce

  104. Michael Sue-Ling 2023/07

    Bartender was fantastic – very personable and made great drinks. Food was delicious (especially arrancinis)
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4
    Vegetarian options
    Summer vegetable paella was delicious

  105. Margaret Corkrin 2023/07

    Awesome dinner experience, sat on the patio atmosphere was very nice. Enjoyed the paella for dinner and it was incredible huge portion took half home for later. If you come here make sure to ask for Sheena she took great care of us!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  106. Aldo Diaz 2023/07

    Food and service were both so incredible. Best meal I’ve had from Richmond! Sheena was so kind and took great care of us.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Ravioli, Paella Di Pesce
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Paid parking lot, Free street parking

  107. Amisha Mittal 2023/07

    Grazie, Sheena was amazing!!!!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  108. Julia Perkins 2023/07

    We had excellent service and great food at Botanya. The atmosphere is cool and modern. We will definitely be back!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  109. Zachary Davis 2023/07

    I love the atmosphere of this restaurant – the dark greens, graphite, and neutral color pallet is upscale and cozy feeling. The cocktails are unique and I’ve enjoyed the food on the two occasions I’ve dined here. I highly recommend finishing your experience with the chocolate tart and pistachio coffee.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  110. Mamie 2023/07

    Sarah was the best bartender! Can’t wait wait to come back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  111. M'Lissa Marcuson 2023/07

    Went for the food, stayed for Sheena!

    Food and drinks were delicious! Service and vibe were amazing! Highly recommend for a night out!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  112. Ayshia Grimes 2023/07

    The service is exceptional and their recommendations are trustworthy. The experience reminded me of similar fine dining experiences I had in DMV. Whether you’re going solo, on a date, or with a group, the environment is very relaxing. The olive oil cake is surprisingly good if you have room for dessert too! Can’t wait to go back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  113. Billy Meyer 2023/07

    Complete waste of time and money. Drinks are good, service is good BUT the food isn’t worth half of the cost. We were told it was a new menu but it seemed to be the same menu that is posted online. 4 people $500 and we ordered pizza from across the street right after. Sent one plate back and they comped half of that plate. Not the type of people to complain but I felt the need to share the experience with others. Would not go back. Felt a little ripped off, honestly.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 1
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 2

  114. Hubba Zaid 2023/07

    Great service, vibes, and food. The new menu is to die for and we recommend this place to everyone! The restaurant is so beautiful and the quality of the food is top notch!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  115. Connor Corkrin 2023/07

    Fantastic service from Sheena! 5/5!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Paella Di Pesce

  116. Chrisll 2023/07

    Hotel California plays as a small chicken is consumed, such flavor such taste. Crafted by the gods themselves I indulge.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  117. Cody Sprinkle 2023/07

    Really enjoyed this dinner. We started with a couple appetizers, carrots and the mussels. Mussels were cooked well and tasted fresh which was great. Carrots were very good; love elevated carrots. Moved on to a Fusilli pasta which was tasty but felt like it needed just a bit more seasoning. The dessert gnocchi and olive oil cake were great. Service was great and the drinks were fun and tasty. Food is made to order so it takes a bit for each meal to come out but that just gives more time to enjoy the atmosphere!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  118. Sherrena Greig 2023/07

    Food was good service and atmosphere great! Great place for a business lunch or dinner!
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 4

  119. Dana Harrell 2023/07

    Botanya is a gorgeous restaurant. The food is delicious and our server Sheena was very attentive and amazing.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  120. Carolyn Fitzgerald 2023/07

    We looked into hosting a private dinner and they quoted us a $3000 FEE (not minimum spend) which is exorbitant for the area. When we went in to check it out there was a weird smell throughout the restaurant almost like feet or sewage.
    Service: 3
    Atmosphere: 3

  121. Robert Sacchi 2023/07

    It was good. Portions are small. Food on the salty side. There is table side service for the alfredo sauce. There is nearby pay parking.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  122. Janie Houlgrave 2023/07

    Sheena was the absolute best! She was very personable and professional, and was great with our larger group. She was right- the espresso martinis were the best and she gave great recommendations for the food! We will absolutely be coming back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli

  123. Carolyn Hogan 2023/07

    I feel like I made a new friend in Sheena – she was the best server and made my lil date night so so special! The food was so good, albeit the Spanish & Italian fusion sounded weird – but worked so stupidly well. I’ll be back – deffo one of my new fave spots!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Mixed Green Salad

  124. Cristin Kane 2023/07

    Food was amazing, service was amazing and we would definitely return!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli

  125. Natalie Tupper 2023/07

    My husband and I came to Botanya to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Sarah was very attentive and you could she really cared about the work she was doing. She made one of the best espresso martinis I’ve ever had! I had the bucatini and it was the perfect portion with the most creamy ricotta cheese. My husband had the fettuccini and he enjoyed the fresh black pepper and the guancile was a great bonus. We could both taste how fresh the ingredients were. We will definitely be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Bucatini Carbonara

  126. Karissa Arthur 2023/07

    Sheena was amazing!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Lobster
    Parking space
    Not sure
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Parking
    Street parking
    Wheelchair accessibility
    One floor

  127. T R 2023/07

    This place put all their effort into looking fancy and none into making good food. Prices were outrageous for the portions of food you end up with and the flavor was mediocre at best. Not one to write bad reviews but this place left a bad taste in my mouth. Just seems like they think if you make the food expensive enough and put enough fake plants on the wall people will confuse it for quality dining.
    Food: 2
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 1

  128. Timika Waldron 2023/06

    Carla was a great bar tender. The food was delicious
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  129. Shawn Noblin 2023/06

    Great food and atmosphere. Would definitely recommend for a date night!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  130. Righteous Spirits 2023/06

    BRUNCH WAS AMAZING!!!!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

  131. Mixed Couple 2023/06

    Everything about this place is amazing!!

  132. Danielle Brown 2023/06

    Lovely food. Lovely service.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  133. Shannin Gordon 2023/06

    Such a wonderful experience! Me and my sissies went here for Mother’s Day dinner! Our server, Sheena was so friendly and attentive! The food was AMAZING! I will for sure be back and I hope I get Sheena again ❤️
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  134. Samantha Davis 2023/06

    Delicious drinks and food! Highly recommend. Vegan friendly!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  135. Sarah Hornung 2023/06

    Stopped by while walking around carytown and saw a sign outside that said Sunday brunch 11-3. It was just before 2:30 so I walked in and was told they were closed – people were eating, the sign was out on the sidewalk, and the door was open while four employees stood around. Was told to come back at 4, the door also says open at 4 and it is closed at 4:10PM. Terrible attitudes and incorrect information. Perhaps just pure laziness. I can’t speak to the food or drink, seeing as they didn’t want any customers but I certainly won’t be back.

  136. Donna Hubley 2023/06

    Nice atmosphere. I went on Mothers Day . Waiters was nice food was good but very small portion size. I order the ravioli and it had 4 small ravioli. For the price I feel there portion should have been more or something to with the ravioli . Thank you for the experience.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  137. Melanie Crews 2023/06

    I’d give it 4.5 stars if that were an option. The atmosphere, cocktails and service are to die for. We started at the bar; the bartender obviously cared very much to make deliciously crafted cocktails to please the patrons and does a fantastic job at that. We noted it was our anniversary on our reservation so when we were seated they provided us with champagne to celebrate. Our server was wonderful and gave us great recommendations for wine to pair with our meals. I give the food a 3 due to inconsistency. The beets and goat cheese app is amazing, but we were underwhelmed by our entrees. My husband got the steak, which was pretty good. But the biggest disappointment was the seafood pasta. The seafood was overcooked, while the pasta was uncooked. Overall though, we had an excellent time and we will be back. I saw several tables order the table side prepared fettuccine which looked wonderful that I would like to try next time.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 3
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  138. keinny soto 2023/06

    Thanks you Katheryn, Jealender and Alonzo! Excellent service!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Lunch
    Price per person
    $50–100

  139. Janei Davis 2023/06

    This was such a nice experience! The drinks were amazing, the food was delicious and our waitress Sheena was the absolute best!! I will definitely be coming back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  140. Gee Bee 2023/06

    Sarah was a fabulous server and the food/drink was wonderful. Can’t wait to come back
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  141. Khoredia Thiam 2023/06

    Botanya did not disappoint. My husband and I went for my birthday and were elated at the service. The ambiance , the food, the service were all top tier. Sarah was super sweet and attentive. Will be back for their summer menu☺️
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu, Bruschetta Dolce
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking
    Parking
    N/a

  142. Shaina Lapolla 2023/06

    Beautiful cocktails 😍
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    Yummy beets

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  143. Marilyn Bagen 2023/06

    Cole was amazing, the food was amazing and we will definitely be back!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Vegetarian options
    Croquettes

  144. Nancy Bass 2023/06

    New place for us in Carytown. Great food. Sheena took great care of us.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  145. Cloud Conradi 2023/06

    Paella would have been better if not so salty. My companions dish was also too salty. Our server was amazing!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  146. Gordon Bass 2023/06

    Service and food was outstanding. Sitting on the patio made it most memorable. Sheena took great care of us.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  147. Karimah Turner 2023/06

    Wonderful host.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  148. K Nguyen 2023/06

    So, let’s get the good out of the way first. The space itself is very aesthetic and seems inviting, with deep green tones inside accented with gold. It’s a beautiful setting.

    We had a party of 4 for dinner. We had ordered two of the non-alcoholic Negronis and a non-alcoholic Aperol Spritz and they were inoffensive at least. One person at our table had ordered a Prince of Gala cocktail. When our server had come, they had jostled the tray putting our drinks down, spilling about half of that cocktail onto the table. No big deal, everyone makes mistakes, but it was interesting that there was no offer to have the drink re-made. That’s fine, I suppose.

    After suggestion, we opted for the patatas brava, roasted heirloom carrots, roasted and smoked beets and fried Brussel sprouts to start. I would say they were overall OK.

    The biggest issues came when the main courses arrived. We had ordered two steaks, one scallop + risotto and a vegetarian paella.
    (1) The steaks – one steak was a small portion, the other, I would say generously, was the size of a three year old’s fist. We had commented on the discrepancy in portion sizes and were told that the portions were intentionally small, but that they were weighed and approximately equal. They were lacking in flavor, however and underseasoned.
    (2) the scallop + risotto – there were a total of 3 scallops, the beet risotto had a strange off-taste and the golden beet gel was strangely citrusy in flavor.
    (3) the vegetarian paella – the rice was not entirely cooked and the dish seemed to be garnished with raw enoki mushroom.

    Because of the small portion of steak, our server had spoken to the manager, who had offered a discount for that one dish. This turned out to be a total of $3. Our meal total was $300, with an automatic 18% gratuity.

    What a disappointment.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 1
    Service: 2
    Atmosphere: 4

  149. Meika Downey 2023/06

    First time dining at Botanya, and really enjoyed the food and appreciated Cole’s attention and knowledge. The environment was welcoming and the food comforting and elegant. Will definitely be back. We recommend offering your delicious focaccia as a garlic bread side! 🙂
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  150. Jordan Luntz 2023/06

    Beautiful atmosphere and amazing service. Our server took the time to explain the menu to us & allow us to taste some wines before the meal. The food was delicious & creative. There was live music for dinner on the Tuesday we came, & overall it was a great experience! Will definitely be back 🙂
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  151. Kyle Rogers 2023/06

    Cole was a phenomenal server who gave great recommendations. Try the popcorn old-fashioned, trust me.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  152. Gonzalo Viloria 2023/06

    Fabiana, Katheryn, Jealender and Alonso make us feel at home. Excellent food and service A+. Thanks!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  153. Sarah Eckart 2023/06

    I bartend here, and I can genuinely commend this establishment for its unique drink recipes curated by the young but experienced co-owner, its carefully planned and professionally-executed menu, and our team:
    Karla-with years of bartending experience and a calm and collected demeanor, Sheena-our manager who is enthusiastic and incredible at everything she does, Kathyrine-reserved and professional with a positive attitude, and Cole-who is quietly charismatic and pays attention to detail.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  154. Matt Seibert 2023/06

    Sheena was an amazing hostess and gave us great advice. The atmosphere was bustling but still cozy. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking space
    Somewhat difficult to find parking
    Parking options
    Free street parking, Paid street parking

  155. Ron Lopez 2023/06

    Amazing
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli

  156. Jake P 2023/06

    Our waiter was very nice but when the girl with the giant cheese wheel asked me to get out of my seat and made me stand for 5 minutes while she twirled pasta at the rate it would take a mouse to cross the Sahara desert, I was very off put. Very embarrassing while everyone else around was shocked at how long it took, her ASKING me to get out of my seat to stand and, me standing awkwardly. Needless to say, won’t be returning.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  157. Kyra Mingus 2023/06

    The cutest new place in cary town. The drinks are classy and well priced for the size. They have this in-house focaccia bread that is super fresh and fluffy. We had the mussels and they too were a good size, well cooked, and seasoned with pickled veggies in a tasty wine sauce. Will be returning for brunch!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  158. ANNE POATES 2023/06

    Excellent service and drinks
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Parking
    Location convenient

  159. Genna Buono 2023/06

    BRUNCH WAS AMAZING! This was our (4 of us) first time going to Botanya. We got there around 11:30 am and instantly got seating at a table. Our drinks felt like they started off slow but after they came to the table, they are SERIOUS HAND CRAFTED COCKTAILS! Out came 4 different beautiful and delicious drinks. We all ordered different 5 dishes because we wanted to try different things. I was expecting to wait for a while but we didn’t. Everything was perfection. The plates are beautiful and the food is prepared wonderfully.

    The flavors pop! The food is delicious! The place is SUPER clean!

    I’ll be back for dinner with my friends soon and sit on the patio!

    ***I should have taken pictures but I didn’t want to be rude because it was my moms birthday.

  160. Om Evani 2023/06

    We came here for our anniversary, and the staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming! Amazing food and great service, table side fettuccine was a 10/10. We ended the meal with some Tiramisu which is one of the best I’ve had! Absolutely would recommend!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  161. Layne Barker 2023/06

    Sheena was great, and the service was amazing. The cocktails sounded crazy but were enjoyed by all. The entrees were all perfect. Our only complaint was that they were out of several menu items and bottles of wine.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  162. Mary Halvorsen 2023/06

    We had amazing cocktails, that were reccomended to us by the bartender! As a richmond resident, these were some of the best cocktails I have had in the area.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Other
    Price per person
    $50–100

  163. R W 2023/06

    Great space, ambiance, and service. The menu is a bit pricey but pretty much in line with the type of cuisine. My scallops were good but wife was underwhelmed with the paella. It was Tuesday evening and they had a jazz duo, who were excellent. With the live music, it was a 5-star experience. Otherwise, closer to 4.5.

  164. Marlowe Muehlbauer 2023/05

    Lovely meal, lovely service!
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  165. Sarah Elfman 2023/05

    Our server Felix was wonderful! Food was great!

  166. Samantha Lachine 2023/05

    Great service/very knowledgeable servers, food was fresh and fantastic. We’ll be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  167. Christine Kinloch 2023/05

    A brilliant blend of flavors!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  168. Andy Sampson 2023/05

    Karla was amazing – had great drink recommendations and food recommendations. Great conversation as well!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Pesto Sour, Ravioli

  169. Duane Keiser 2023/05

    Great experience!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Parking
    Easy

  170. Mb Jones 2023/05

    The food was beautifully done! Service was terrific.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegetarian
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Somewhat recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  171. Jean Marie Borich 2023/05

    Good food, great atmosphere. Wine list was something left to be desired – how can you have a Spanish influence restaurant with out Albariño by the glass.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  172. Rimsha Warda 2023/05

    Cole was our server and was great at providing us his best recommendations. Our entire exchange was seamless. The environment of the restaurant is…bougie’ which I didn’t expect but truly enjoyed ! The food was delicious ! I loved the gnocchi ice cream ! What a treat
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegan, Gluten free

  173. duffy myrtetus 2023/05

    Sheena was awesome – we had dinner for 6. It was great – we’ll be bs k
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  174. Anna Blum 2023/05

    This is an adorable new place in Carytown. The ambiance is excellent, the service was wonderful, and most of the food we got was really delicious. We got the patatas bravas and brussels sprouts as appetizers (which were both excellent, although the brussels sprouts were just a bit too salty), and 3 pasta main dishes. We felt the pastas could have had a few more ingredients (e.g., more sausage or a greater variety of vegetables), but overall they were tasty. The olive oil lemon cake was excellent as well, and everyone liked their wine choice. I look forward to returning as they continue to hone and perfect their menu 🙂
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Vegetarian options
    The vegetarian and vegan options would benefit from having a high protein ingredient (people who don’t eat meat need protein too!).

  175. Nicholas Hoffman 2023/05

    Very good! Get the carrots
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  176. Elizabeth Uvanni 2023/05

    Incredible experience! Service was top tier! Our server Katheryn was so kind and really took the time to explain things! We Will definitely be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  177. Harrison Crews 2023/05

    My wife and I had a wonderful time for our anniversary. Sheena was a great waitress and gave us complimentary champagne! Our food was delicious and they had a surprisingly good cocktail menu. Would highly recommend.

  178. Cassandra Janton 2023/05

    This was an amazing place to end your day at Richmond Speed Way. The staff, drinks and food was excellent
    If you want to look for a nice friendly place to eat and whine this is it
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Paella Di Pesce

  179. Anna Kostric 2023/05

    Katheryn made our first experience at Botanya wonderful. She was attentive, patient and helpful in guiding us through our menu choices. The food was delicious!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Not sure

  180. Drew Corrigan-Nunez 2023/05

    Oh wow, what an experience! Everything from the decor, the service, the ambiance and the food was spot on. We came with no expectations and left very happy. Our server, Felix, was so nice and gracious with everything. This place makes you feel like you are dining in another country.

    We had the patatas bravas and croquetas to start, both were fantastic. For entree, my wife had the table side fettuccine which was to die for and well worth the $$$. The preparation was also a cool experience to watch. I had the veggie paella which was filled with so many unique flavors my mind was blown. I have no qualm paying good money for food of this quality. I envision Botanya having a long stay in Richmond. My only regret is that we didn’t have room for dessert! You can pay with Apple Pay which is awesome too. Will be back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  181. Nemer Muallem 2023/05

    Loved the decor and ambience in this recent addition to the Carytown restaurant scene. It does a solid job of offering italian and spanish stapes with a fun cocktail and solid wine selection.

  182. Jatori Robinson 2023/05

    Really good food, great atmosphere with live music, friendly staff. Good for a date or a group setting of up to 6 people. Has indoor and outdoor seating with beautiful decor.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  183. DeAnna Howard-Jones (Ultimate Reviewer) 2023/05

    Very first brunch opening. And it was fantastic!!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Brunch
    Price per person
    $20–30

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  184. Chelsea Darden 2023/05

    Sheena was wonderful waitress, she made the experience great. Would def return again for happy hour.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  185. Madde Goldsmith 2023/05

    Food was absolutely phenomenal! Sheena is so kind and fantastic with her recommendations!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  186. Elizabeth Sherman 2023/05

    First time dining here, and we will definitely be back – everything about our experience was perfect – great ambiance for date night! beautiful decor, and lots of happy plants. Both of our cocktails were incredible – so many unique flavors – the popcorn old fashioned was unlike anything either of us had ever tried (and we’re really into this kind of thing). We tried the meatballs, brussels sprouts, green pasta (with meat bolognese), seafood paella, and ube gnocchi. The seafood was cooked EXCELLENTLY, so tender. I came for the paella and i was not disappointed. The seasoning on all the food was impeccable. I think I will be craving that bolognese sauce for weeks…. But truly the best part of our experience was Kathryn! She was so helpful and anticipated our every need. All of her recommendations were spot on, and she picked out a perfect wine pairing for our entrees – we really appreciated her positive energy and amazing service!! She made my whole week. We can’t wait visit this place again soon!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  187. Alexis Miller 2023/05

    Delicious oasis in downtown Cary Town. Tuesday night is jazz night, and they serve specially crafted cocktails and delicious morsels. Will absolutely be back.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  188. Mark Fonville 2023/05

    Visited for dinner with my wife. Our server was fantastic and the food was too! We loved the menu, the decor, and the easy location in Cary Town. We will be back. Thank you!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  189. mattheau ross 2023/05

    This place is absolutely beautiful and our server was nothing short of exceptional! Cole is a phenomenal waiter who not only tended to our food and drink needs but was extremely respectful and great to hold a conversation with! 10/10 would recommend to anyone!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $10–20

  190. Ashley Zilinsky 2023/05

    The food was really good and the staff seemed friendly. Good music vibes.

  191. Hattie Singleton 2023/05

    Sarah was the best!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  192. Maddy Wilson 2023/05

    Great atmosphere and super tasty drinks!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection

  193. Shirley Luong 2023/05

    Wonderful atmosphere, friendly service, and yummy food. Felix was out server and was very kind!

  194. Lynn Hale 2023/05

    Great addition to Carytown. Everything was fresh and had a chef’s touch. Dessert was delicious. Please continue to prepare with attention to detail. Looking forward to new selections to come.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Vegetarian options
    Very good. I not vegetarian, but favor those choices. I’m glad I ordered that way.

  195. Laura R 2023/05

    I really wanted to love this place, but it fell a little flat!

    The meal started off strong. Drinks were good (love that they have fun mocktail options) and ambience is great. Bread was very tasty. Our server was super personable, and the busser refilling water was very attentive.

    We ordered apps but they took a very long time to come out. The prosciutto crostinis were definitely worth getting! Carrots were recommended and they were pretty good, but nothing to write home about.

    Unfortunately, our entrees were mostly disappointing. One friend got the scallops with beet risotto and we all agreed that was the best dish. One friend ordered a ravioli special that was comically small, like 6 mini raviolis. 3 of us got the fettuccine prepared table side in a wheel of cheese, which we were really excited about, but it totally missed the mark. They prepared all 3 simultaneously but the plating was a mess. The first plate was double the noodles of anyone else, but essentially no cheese or sauce, then the third plate had half the amount of noodles with all of the sauce and cheese. The flavor was very bland. The tableside prep just felt like kind of a gimmick and overpriced for a very mediocre pasta dish.

    Overall, I’m not sure we’ll be back as we felt like the food & experience wasn’t worth the cost. If you do try it – maybe go for drinks and apps or just don’t go for the pasta!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

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  196. Jake Nelson 2023/05

    Everything was fantastic. It was our first time and our server was very informative and gave excellent recommendations. Will definitely be coming back!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  197. Taylor Carlin 2023/05

    Katheryn G was great! She guided us through the menu and made it a true culinary experience
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  198. Kara Herring 2023/04

    Katheryn was a wonderful server! We loved her hospitality and knowledge of the menu. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  199. Rianna Davis-Gaetano 2023/04

    Katheryn
    Is Exceptional Person. She was a True Pleasure and made the Experience Fun and Sophisticated. She is a True Asset. I just came from Barcelona and she gave me the same Wonderful Experience
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 4
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

  200. Matt and Nafis 2023/04

    Amazing place, great service too! Great place to catch up with friends or celebrate a special moment. They had a cool patio, and the space was beautiful. We had the Parmesan Fettuccini and the Vegetarian Pallela, highly recommend!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Dietary restrictions accommodated
    Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten free, Dairy free
    Recommendation for vegetarians
    Highly recommend
    Vegetarian offerings
    Large vegetarian selection
    Vegetarian options
    Vegan Pallela and many vegetarian pasta dishes and appetizers

  201. Sean Miloff 2023/04

    Last night some friends and I went to Botanya before catching Les Mis.

    The restaurant overall was a 3/10 and will definitely not return.

    Atmosphere was a solid 2/10… right when you walk in, you catch a pungent smell, and i mean pungent. Smelled like sulfur, as you would expect the bathroom to smell. The chairs/ stools were awful, something straight out of west elm that you would buy as decoration. I found myself standing several times to get the blood flowing again.

    The food was 2/10. We ordered Brussels, meatballs, and mussells as apps. Those were pretty solid, but nothing to brag about.
    For entrees, I ordered Fusili ($22) and it came out in a big plate with a small bowl in it, which honestly felt like a trick lol. Pasta was straight up bland. Tasted like hamburger helper noodles. I finished my plate, because I’m a human garbage disposal, but my friends did not. Left their plates more than half way full.
    We ordered the tiramisu for dessert and it was okay, but it came out immediately which is a normal thing for like a chain restaurant, but for a restaurant trying to cultivate an atmosphere that’s better, it felt weird.

    Drinks were 5/10, they have an okay wine selection. Their cocktails were good. My friend ordered a popcorn’d old fashion and it was pretty good.

    Service was good! They were sweet and they knew what they were selling which is appreciated.

    Overall, each of our bills came to ~$70 each (18% auto-grat)

    Solid 3/10 place. Food was simply not good. Overpriced. I recommend not coming here.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  202. Teresa Cole 2023/04

    We’ve been really excited to try Botanya. We were bummed to be so let down.

    Let’s start from the top. We were in Carytown for another event and looked for reservations but they appeared booked until 9:15. We were hungry and had been wanting to try Botanya, so decided to see if they had room for a walk-in at 8:40. When we arrived, they weren’t busy at all. There were multiple bar seats and tables. We asked for a table for two, told the host we didn’t have reservations and were happy to sit at the bar. She offered us several tables in the dining room, surprised, we gladly accepted a table.

    The service from Felix was phenomenal. He was helpful, upbeat and attentive. I ordered the Pesto Sour drink. The flavor wasn’t bad, but the alcohol was really missing. I like my tequila drinks with some bite and this had none of that normal fire that comes with a tequila drink. The focaccia and white beans they bring out were really good so we had high hopes for the rest of the night. It was unfortunately all down hill from there.

    We ordered the Barbabietola (beets and ricotta on bread) and it was really lacking flavor. Big chunks of beet and super hard bread made it difficult to eat as well.

    They were sold out of the Paella so Felix sold my partner on the fettuccine. I ordered the Ravioli de Cachete. Mine came out first. Barely warm. And the serving size was shockingly small. I was done by the time the server came by with the cheese block and cart to make his fettuccine (didn’t get a picture). She used her blow torch to heat up the 18 year aged Parmesan, mixed in some cream and served the noodles straight from the cheese bowl, albeit surprisingly watery when she scooped it all out in to the tiniest portion of fettuccine Alfredo know human kind.

    Look, I’m Italian. We know good, homemade pasta. We like our portions substantial. This place just continued to miss the make on flavor, portion size and quality. We didn’t bother with ordering dessert. I love tiramisu too much to have it ruined by what might have come out at this place.

    I don’t give two stars often. But when I do, it’s well deserved. The service was the only thing that brought this place up from one star, sadly.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

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  203. Fajer Alkanderi 2023/04

    They are unpractical, unhelpful staff. We have a newborn in a stroller so we asked for a low table. They refused to give us a low table cause there is no enough space between the available tables and said “the problem is the baby!”. While we have a reservation.

  204. Jesse Andrews 2023/04

    I had been so excited to try this place and was unfortunately pretty disappointed. We went in for just drinks and shared snacks. The cocktails were ok. Presentation was good. Mussels were great. The big disappointment was the ravioli that after one bite we didn’t finish. The server didn’t bother asking why we didn’t eat it when he took it away. It tasted like the filling was rancid and had gone bad. $20 ravioli we didn’t get to eat. I’m glad we got to finally try it, it’s just too bad it wasn’t a great experience. The only thing I’d say was worth the price was the mussels (which were supposed to come with crustini that we didn’t get).
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

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  205. Jerome Jackson 2023/04

    Pesto Sour was amazing! The stuffed chicken was superb! Great decor and wonderful staff!
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  206. Adam Epstein 2023/04

    Having lived in major cities and traveling all over for work, I’ve been to quite a few good restaurants. I can say, without a doubt, this is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Get your reservations booked because I think this will be a hotbed for customers. Keep up the amazing work. 10/10
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

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  207. Chuck Jordan 2023/04

    The place for date night. We were 20 minutes late, and our table was still reserved. After being seated the chef was gracious to discuss his offerings and we ordered:
    – Blacksmery Negroni
    – Croquettes Morada
    – The Seafood Paella
    – Lumache

    The food was well prepared and fabulous !

    Only Saturday night was noisy (that’s beyond their control and a good sign with the crowd present. And the sun was setting and the glare into my eyes (again, that’s beyond their control and doesn’t detract from the ambiance and quality of food).

    Excellent restaurant for date night or a night out. We will return!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

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  208. Andrea Hanvey 2023/03

    Cozy little spot with craft cocktails and innovative dishes.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes

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  209. Chris Amos 2023/03

    Great food great service definitely a A1 establishment!

  210. gloria hargett 2023/03

    It is a pretty restaurant. Our food came out cold. The portions were really small. The restaurant smelled like the animal surgery center next door and it was cold in the restaurant.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  211. Laura Sneed 2023/03

    My husband and I came for valentines dinner for the first time and had a great experience. The 4 course meal was delicious and they had a wine pairing to go with. Sheena was our waitress and made our date night wonderful!
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  212. mike quesada 2023/03

    PERFECT DATE NIGHT WITH MY LOVE!

  213. Patricia Lewis 2023/02

    Atmosphere is amazing the barstaff-amazing. They knew their menu, they cared about my friends and I having a great experience. I will return.
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5

  214. Rachel Stephens 2023/02

    I haven’t been yet and I still plan to go to try their cocktails because they look amazing. I’m giving 5 stars because although I want my opinion to be heard, I don’t think it should negatively impact the restaurant. I’m really disappointed that a European inspired restaurant that opened in Richmond and their name literally means plant doesn’t have a single vegan option on their menu 🙁

  215. Dascher Pasco 2023/02

    Wonderful meal at Botanya! We loved the food, the atmosphere, and the service. We will absolutely be back!
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  216. Kelsey Rose 2023/02

    With such good food in Richmond this meal left much to be desired. The best part were the cocktails. This is a pretty pricey restaurant and both our pasta dishes were lack luster and came out almost cold. It wasn’t horrible but just not worth the price tag.

  217. John Herzog 2023/02

    Typical over-rated Richmond restaurant. Good but not great. Our party of four all thought our food was “fine”, but nothing special enough to justify the price or the buzz. You’ll get a decent meal, but you’ll be disappointed at the same time. At least we were. They need to up their game to justify the prices. It would have been 4 stars, but one removed for several menu items not being available…. and the menu is limited to begin with.
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  218. Emily Chadwell 2023/02

    Overall an unusual experience. Partner and I checked it out on a Sunday at around 5pm. An hour earlier, we checked resy and they had a table available every 15 min from 4 to about 630? 415/430/445 you get it… We decided to skip the res since we weren’t sure of our eta. At 5 we arrived to an empty restaurant (save for one table wrapping up) and were told we had to sit at the bar. I referenced the totally open only online reservation system but didn’t get anywhere. So we sat at the bar while the restaurant remained entirely empty for an hour. Around 6 two parties showed up and were seated. By the time we wrapped up and left at 615 there were only two parties seated.

    Overall I understand the need for a reservation but found it odd that I could have just made an online reservation for 515 while sitting at the bar and then have been seated hypothetically?? I didn’t do that because I didn’t want to make a scene but it definitely put us off. it made us feel unwelcome to not be offered a table at an empty restaurant. The busser had nothing to do (no tables) and just stood there staring at us adding to our discomfort. Also while we were seated they kept announcing cancellations out loud…

    The host/bar tender were both attentive and sweet. The food was good. We tried the duck gnocchi and the squash ravioli. Portions were a bit small for the price, but both meals were decent The gnocchi paired nicely with white wine. Combined with the ambiance of the experience we couldn’t really enjoy it.. especially for the price.

    The decor is stunning and would go back for that reason. I guess just don’t show up without a reservation.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 3
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 1
    Recommended dishes
    Ravioli

  219. John Arkesteyn 2023/02

    The staff was polite and attentive, the food was delicious throughout every course, and the cocktails were inventive and impressive. I have had a number of Old Fashions in my life…. The popcorn old fashion is perhaps one of the best I’ve ever had. 10/10 will dine again.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

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  220. Darin Partterson 2023/01

    Went on third official day of opening. After seeing all the posts on IG from the soft opening and grand opening was expecting it to be packed when we arrived…it was dead, really dead at 6pm. I was a bit worried, like what happened lol so I tempered expectations a bit. It did get a bit more busier by 8ish when we left but not near what I expected. If you are an old fashioned type of person try the popcorn old fashioned. It’s definitely one of the most unique old fashioneds i have had. the buttery-ness from the popcorn played very well with the whiskey. Had the croquettes as an app so those initial fears were a bit quelled as the food was pretty delicious, although I would add a bit more prosciutto. A few of ours had none in the croquette. For mains, we tried the ragu and truffled steak. Both were pretty decent with ragu probably being the favorite. The ragu came packed in a deep albeit small circumference bowl so don’t think there’s not a lot…it took two of us to finish! The truffled steak itself was delicious, and the roasted carrots a nice touch, but sadly the risotto was bland, chewy and was basically inedible. Overall the meal was really delicious, although I find it hard to justify the prices even in an inflationary climate, especially for spaghetti essentially. The decor and plates were pretty nice, and the service was super friendly. All in all, a decent date night and might be back, curious about that chef’s tasting menu.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+
    Food: 4
    Service: 4
    Atmosphere: 5

  221. Dulvin Merida 2023/01

    AMAZING! Came for opening night and i had a great experience, staff were friendly and attentive, food was tasty i loved the Spanish and Italian mix also really nice decor, would definitely come back. %100 recommended
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  222. Elaine Digges 2023/01

    Dining European style with multiple courses & smaller portions was refreshing! They truly bring a botanical yet upscale atmosphere with live plants, green & warm tones and low lighting. It’s best suited for couples or pairs! This is a treat yourself or someone special spot, definitely check the menu out first too!

  223. Pattie Froehling-Gilliam 2023/01

    Amazing Food, service was excellent a real gem on Cary Street , I highly recommend I would rate this restaurant as high as any NY restaurant !
    Well done !!!

  224. Vincent Tuckson 2023/01

    The atmosphere is nice, staff is friendly. I was very disappointed when I walked in on a very slow night and was told that I wouldn’t be able to order any main entrees from the bar(i was the only person seated there). Be wary of this, not a great experience for someone who frequents many restaurants around town as I was looking forward to the experience. The glass of wine I had was great, too bad I had nothing to pair it with.

    I’d heavily advise this policy changes, as they cheated themselves out of business tonight and for the future for me!
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    Dine in

  225. Steely Dan 2023/01

    They say they make pasta in house. Ask for pasta for zuppa de pesce, no pasta. Bolognese, suppose to be a ragú…it was dry. No Sambuca?…ask for an Irish coffee…it was so bad, waiter took it off the tab.

  226. Kath Benitez 2023/01

    The food is AMAZING. The customer service was great too! Would definitely be coming back
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  227. Javier Hernández 2023/01

    Everything was excellent, highly recommended. The Food was delicious and Fabiana was very kind and she gave us the best customer service
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Parking space
    Plenty of parking
    Parking options
    Free parking lot

  228. Sarah Thomas 2023/01

    Tried Botanya tonight for the first time, and we absolutely loved it! Lovely, elegant atmosphere; kind and attentive staff; delicious food. We ordered the potato croquettes (DELISH – 10/10), Brussels (8/10), duck gnocchi (7/10) and lobster risotto ( My favorite – 10/10). My only semi-negative comment is that portions aren’t huge for the price, particularly for the pasta dishes. Still would go back – great for date night, girl’s night, or any festive celebration!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  229. C Vasquez 2023/01

    Beautiful space and fantastic food. There’s nothing else like it in Richmond.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $20–30

  230. MATT BIGELOW 2023/01

    Very good start to finish. Attentive service and well prepared food. Great atmosphere. Definitely a $$$ establishment.

  231. Joell Maisano 2023/01

    Botanya was a fun experience with interesting dishes, but a little lacking in ambiance. The good: We enjoyed our dinner of creamy croquettes, tender mussels in a flavorful tomato sauce with country bread, phenomenal butternut squash ravioli with sliced almonds. I also loved the ambient music. The not so good: Our tables were very close together (pictured), it was loud, and the close out experience is a bit impersonal (pay electronically and your tip is already charged).

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  232. Amanda Lauren 2023/01

    I had the pleasure of attending friends and family night at Botanya on Wednesday. This place is beyond compare! The ambience transports you from Carytown to the finest European dining experience. My friends and I sampled a bunch of dishes, all of incredible presentation and even more incredible flavor. I am officially obsessed with the prosciutto di parma croquette and the brussel sprouts. For an entree, I ordered fusilli alla vodka (the incredible aroma had me dig in immediately so I forgot a picture). A friend insisted I try her gnocchi e’ duck guazzetto, which hesitated since I had not had duck before, and I loved that as well! I cannot wait to come back and try some new items (and let’s be honest still have my favs too)! So excited for this new spot!

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  233. Lance Henderson 2023/01

    Good food and service! Definitely will visit again when I come back in the area.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

  234. woodarjp 2023/01

    Went for apps and cocktails. Both were great. Best brussel sprouts I’ve ever had! Service and atmosphere were also very strong.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

  235. Chris Diaz 2023/01

    The food was fresh and well prepared but honestly, left a lot to be desired. When paying the prices for the food they are offering, I expected to be absolutely blown away. But the pasta not being cooked to perfection in a pasta based restaurant was pretty upsetting, the flavor was at least…expected. The croquettes tasted mainly of lightly seasoned potato which was a little misleading to be named prosciutto and Parmesan. The Brussels sprouts were very crispy but mostly very burnt. The sauce was much better than my pasta, wouldn’t have finished the dish if it weren’t for the sauce. The chicken breast peice was amazing but the thigh was disgusting, they prepared them different ways. The best part of dinner, in my opinion, was the cocktails. It seems very different, but the pesto sour is to die for!! Atmosphere is also very very nice.

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  236. kent rollins 2023/01

    excellent food, service needs a little tuning up, but overall very good for second week

  237. Jonathan Petty 2023/01

    Let me start this review by saying I want Botanya to succeed. It offers higher end Italian/mediterranean cuisine in a contemporary setting, which is a welcome addition to Carytown. Good energy, pretty space. There is potential, and hopefully they can iron out some of their service issues as they get in the groove.
    The 4 of us arrived on time for our 8:30 Saturday reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant was busy, but not entirely full – there were a few empty tables. Our server greeted us and informed us that she had been double seated. After some time, she filled half of our water glasses, but seemed to forget about the other 2 – we eventually reminded her and she filled the other 2 glasses. We ordered wine and 2 appetizers. The first appetizer came out before the wine (prosciutto croquettes – very tasty, but delivered lukewarm) – all told, it was over a half hour from the time we sat down until the wine arrived (we had to remind her). Second app was the mussels – delicious, but a small portion size for an order of mussels. After apps, there was a very, very long wait for entrees. As we waited, at about 10 pm, the staff started cleaning and breaking down the dining room – we had to flag down our server a few times for drink refills and to check the status of our order. At one point she told us they were plating our food now, but then at least 15 minutes went by while she cleaned with no food. Entrees arrived around 10:20. The food is very good to excellent, though the pasta portion sizes are on the smaller side. My wife had the seafood paella, which she loved. I had the pasta with mushroom ragu, which I enjoyed. For the price point (~$75 per person), the service needs to be more attentive. I’m used to waiting for food on a Saturday night, but this was excessive.
    We will give Botanya another try in a few months, which hopefully will give them time to dial in some of these issues.
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100

  238. Seth Nelson 2023/01

    First night open and it was excellent all around. Delicious cuisine, excellent cocktails and wine, friendly service, and beautiful decor. A unique dining experience in Richmond – a European concept with Spanish and Italian influences, smaller plates to enjoy multiple courses and a slower service to enjoy the occasion. Thoroughly enjoyed and we will be back.

  239. Kara K 2023/01

    Really great meal from start to finish and the staff were very attentive! Perfect for that special occasion or a fancy night with friends!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $50–100
    Food: 5
    Service: 5
    Atmosphere: 5
    Recommended dishes
    Tiramisu

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  240. Kathy Wert 2022/12

    Enjoyed our evening at Botanya Restaurant in Carytown. Atmosphere was amazing, we were able to have conversation, it was relaxing, we had great service. Food was incredible. I had the ragu, it was amazing and would recommend it. We also had the Brussels sprouts and will have those again every time. Everyone was friendly and enjoyable. Will go there again.
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

  241. Felix Silvacnoli 2022/11

    Tagliatelle Ragu has the perfect flavor of a Bolognese!!!! Come check it out

  242. Joshua Brown 2022/11

    Botanya is in Cary Town here in Richmond, VA. We had the chance to enjoy creamy croquettes as our appetizer with 2 special cocktails one with cognac The Prince Gala
    and a delicious cocktail with cucumber based garnish. The staff was very professional and friendly. We ordered Zucca Ravioli and Lobster. Both items were very delicious. Will be returning soon. Definitely a must to stop by. Thanks Botanya!
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

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  243. gary blackburn 2022/09

    You need to experience this new restaurant in Carytown Richmond you won’t want to miss an opportunity to dine here great food and excellent service!

  244. Morgan Parrish 2022/09

    Botanya was next level! I loved the entire experience from the kind staff, the beautiful interior down to the plate ware, to the cocktails, to the food, and the dessert! I’ll be back again asap!
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner

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  245. Magaly Cabrera 2022/08

    This place is AMAZING

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  246. Nicholas Shapiro 2022/08

    Atmosphere is wonderful! A beautiful space. Wonderful flavors with layers and some surprises both on beverage and food menu! Friends enjoyed the cocktails and two of us had mock tails made- which were delicious! Beets and Brussels really impressed the table. Enjoyed the mushroom Ragu, Chicken dish and the Lobster Risotto- worth the wait. A lot of scratch kitchen dishes, fun takes on some classic preparations, which adds to the overall atmosphere making this a great culinary and social space. Well done! Once they have time in the space and gel their service team… this is going to be a new Richmond fave!
    Will do the Chef’s tasting next time- seemed a great way to explore the menu!
    Service
    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $100+

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  247. Katelin James 2022/08

    Had an amazing experience and botanya and loved this additional gem to Carytown. Love the croquettes and Brussels!
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    Dine in
    Meal type
    Dinner
    Price per person
    $30–50

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  248. Jhon santa marin 2022/07

    Great food,great service decoration was stunning overall a great experience
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  249. Valeria Navas 2021/12

    The food worth every penny, presentation 10/10 flavor 10/10 service amazing.
    And plus the place is BEAUTIFUL
    Great for a date night

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