The curved entrance — embellished with elegant curves, tactile surfacing and hues of tenderly aged Barolo — envelopes the guest upon arrival. A path of warm, burled cork leads to the bar and lounge, cradled by a sweep of glimmering bronze mesh. The comfort of ostrich leather-clad bar stools or the soft bend of the lounge seating keeps one comfortable while awaiting refreshments.
The spacious dining area is sustained by the height of immense columns encircled with sparkling ruby crystal beads. Reminiscent of the original cigar warehouse is the warm glow of the stone walls modernized with beams of washed, amber light.
The rich, multi-colored carpet squaring is the foundation for the plush, velvet Wenge wood-trimmed chairs. Crisp, burgundy table coverings, luminous crystal, gleaming silver and linen patterned napkins set the platform for an entirely epicurean experience — an awe-inspiring culinary encounter.
A luxurious private dining area covered in a warm cream with hand-painted gold arabesque can accommodate 35 guests for corporate or private events. This sophisticated space showcases the contemporary art of Christian Fazio.
Aromatic, infused liquors; the bouquet of a beautiful decanted Barolo; crusty Semolina loaves of bread; fresh herbs hand-cut tableside; fragrant, pressed olive oils, and wafts of fresh fish being prepared tableside. Sizzling, roasted meats; al dente pastas complemented with light Mediterranean flavors, and delightfully scented dolce accompanied by frothy cappuccinos and the perfect demi-cup of Illy espresso — just to name a few.
The eclectic collection exudes a contemporary, melodic vibe that is at once intelligent and understated — a distinctive ambiance. The simplistic approach layered with complex undertones offers the sensual reflections of sophisticated artistry.
Just as significant as the music is the sound of the restaurant. The wide-open flow allows for commensurate dining experiences — cracked pepper and laughter; gently clinking crystal and hushed conversations — with all of the ambiance you want and none that you don't.
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The tangible experience is more than food. It is more than the tenderness of the succulent beef, the warmth and softness within the crisp exterior of the fresh bread. There are, for instance, the sensuously comfortable surfaces of the restaurant — the beaded crystals and plush velvet. Even the chef's platform is supported with luxurious linens; smooth, curved sliver and mouth-blown glassware.
Of course, flavor is the pinnacle of Italian fare and the denouement of the Sensi experience. The freshest of complementary ingredients presented in a refreshingly simplistic fashion defines the kitchen's philosophy. Traditional Italian fare flirts with upscale, contemporary boutique ingredients to produce an entirely unique, neo-Italian menu — authentically uplifting its inspirations, while offering the guests specials and seasonal selections utilizing the finest in local ingredients.
— Kitchen Musing, 2008
— Richmond Times Dispatch
— Trip Advisor
— Trip Advisor
Winter 2011-12 For Reservations 648.3463$30
Prix Fix Menu Winter
$30.00 per person 3 courses
Choice of Appetizers
Zuppa Di pomidoro
Chilled Local Tomato Soup with Canteloupe and Parmigiano Tuille
Roasted portobello Mushroom and Fresh Mozzarella wrapped in Prosciutto
Gamberi Alla Griglia
Grilled Shrimp with Lobster Caper Cream Sauce, Sweet Corn and Bacon frittata
Choice of Entree
Lemon Basil Risotto, Seared Rare Tuna, Tomato Battuta
Pan Seared Striped Bass, Lemon, Tomato, Smoked Trout Butter Sauce
In House Formed Spinach Ravioli Filled with Crab,Lobster and Leek Cream sauce
New York Strip with Wild Mushrooms and Shallot Garlic Sauce
Penne with Roasted vegetable Ragu\\\\\\\' Basil and Four Cheeses
Amaretto Panna Cotta, Wild Berry Sauce
Warm Chocolate Torte
WEEKLY SPECIALS , SUMMER 2010-11
3 COURSES FOR $30 SERVED NIGHTLY
Date Night Menu $50 Per Couple from our Pre Fix Menu
Happy Hour 5 To 7 Nightly In Lounge
We are very pleased that you have chosen Sensi’s services for your event. We at Sensi pride ourselves on providing the finest service and cuisine for affairs ranging in size from an intimate dozen to galas for hundreds. We use the freshest seasonal ingredients with modern interpretations of Italian cuisine.
We offer complimentary and secured parking across Cary Street from Sensi. The entrance to the parking lot is located at 23rd and Cary Streets. We will provide you and your guests with complimentary tokens for the parking lot.
In the main dining room we offer an Alla Carte Dinner Menu option or a Chef’s Seven Course Tasting Menu for parties up to 140 guests. In the private room we can accommodate up to 36 guests for a seated dinner or 40 guests for a cocktail reception. Following this letter please find the details and pricing of all menus. Alcoholic beverage selections and soft beverage selections will be priced by consumption.
In order to secure the space we require a $450.00 non-refundable deposit. A guaranteed final guest count is required by noon the day before your event, if the guest count drops after that time, your final bill will include charges for unattended guests.
One check will be generated for your event, including 11% tax and 20% gratuity the evening of your event. Any deposits will be deducted from the bill. The bill is payable upon conclusion of your event evening. We accept Company Checks, Visa, Master Card, American Express or Cash for final payment.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to working with you and providing you with our services.
Rhonda & Paolo Randazzo
Please inquire about our custom packages for Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal Dinner with our events coordinator. For such a special day packages are customized to fit your vision and budget
804 648 3463.
Reserve by Phone: (804) 648-3463
2222 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23223-7092
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