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.
We are open for dinner every day and we serve brunch on Saturday and Sunday. When the weather is nice we open the garage door up front and have service on our backyard garden patio. WE ANTICIPATE OPENING OUR PATIO BACK UP IN EARLY JUNE.
Ben Nelson is the talent behind Laura Lee's cocktails and the master of the frozen drink machine.
Kendra Feather owns 2 other restaurants in Richmond, Virginia. Feather opened Garnett's Cafe in 2009 and The Roosevelt in 2011. She was a founding partner of WPA Bakery (Church Hill) in November 2012, and got her start in the business opening Ipanema Cafe in 1998. 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.
Curious about our artwork? Our murals out front and on the back patio are by Emily Herr. Here is info on some of the artists featured inside the restaurant →