Inspired by the hotel’s history, 1885 Café & Market serves up a range of regional dishes with a modern twist. For a northern Italian feast and award-winning wine list, head to La Grotta. Small plates and drinks are also available in the Gather & Hem Bar in the lobby.
1885 Cafe; honors the culture that began over 100 years ago with fresh local ingredients and original tea room recipes. Opening its doors in 1885 during a time of city renewal after the Civil War the famed Miller and Rhoads department store became a community hub in Richmond. Thirty-four years later the Tea Room was introduced offering signature dishes served alongside regular fashion shows. Today the Hilton Richmond Downtown is reviving that once lost culture with quintessential Tea Room recipes.
Where fashion shows and feathered hats once convened the locals – Gather & Hem remains the place to be and be seen. Grab a creative cocktail to start your evening plans downtown or unwind with one of 20 local craft brews on tap before heading back to your room. With small plates that make a big statement, Gather & Hem beckons back to a time of spirited fun and relaxing conversations. Our uniquely tailored lounge is located on the lobby level so you can make your grand entrance.
Experience restaurant dining in the comfort of your room. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a late night snack carefully prepared by our hotel’s culinary team. Whether its food or a selection from our extensive wine list, in room dining is quick, convenient and delicious!
In the true tradition of Italian hospitality, La Grotta provides guests with the finest, most flavorful dishes, professional and friendly wait staff, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. La Grotta distinguishes itself with a full menu that displays authentic plates representing Northern Italy, from the traditional favorites to unique dishes to entice the palette. Enjoy your meal with a glass of fine wine, which earned La Grotta the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence.