Style Weeklyreviews the 525 at the Berry Burke.
With every new restaurant that opens along the Grace Street corridor, Richmond gets one step closer to having a vibrant downtown that remains a destination after the worker bees clear out. But discovering what pulls people downtown in the evenings is a trial-and-error process that every restaurant faces. For years, Chez Foushee served only lunch before adding Friday and Saturday dinner hours. Pasture’s menu has morphed from small plates to more traditional appetizers and entrees. And now into the fray comes 525 at the Berry Burk.
Whether having lunch to the sounds of Al Green, Luther Vandross and the Jackson 5 or dinner to the strains of Sinatra, this place can be a worthy addition to historic Grace Street. White tablecloths notwithstanding, the prices will appeal to many diners. With a few adjustments, the restaurant could become a downtown destination even without a performance at CenterStage.
Not mentioned here is Rappahanock, the new Oyster Bar/Restaurant going into the old Louisiana Flair location.