Laura Lee’s is an updated take on the American fern bar on Semmes Avenue in Southside Richmond. Our space is comfortable and lovely, with living walls, padded chairs and semi-circular booths, and a classic mirrored bar.
Ben Nelson is the talent behind Laura Lee's cocktails and the master of the frozen drink machine.
The indomitable Michael Smith is our front of the house manager, won an Elby award in 2017 for his dedication to good service.
Kendra Feather owns 3 other restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. Feather opened Ipanema Cafe in 1998, Garnett's Cafe in 2009, The Roosevelt in 2011, and was a founding partner of WPA Bakery (Church Hill) in November 2012. She was named Restaurateur of the Year by Richmond Magazine in 2013, and featured in The Virginia Table in 2015.
Laura Lee's is named for Kendra's mother Laura Lee Feather, daughter of Garnett Beckman.