"Too much of a good thing is wonderful." - Liberace
CONDÈ NAST, TRAVELER
10 UNMISSABLE RESTAURANTS IN THE AMERICAN SOUTH by Matt and Ted Lee
"Imagine that Liberace, Andy Warhol, and Nick Cave collaborated on a college-town tavern and you have L'Opossum."
THE SOUTH'S BEST RESTAURANTS 2015 (TOP 30)
"This year, we asked our favorite chefs where they're eating, and the short answer is everywhere. We've managed to narrow the list down to thirty eateries that everyone needs to try stat."
"Order a drink. Stew on the interior. Listen to Dusty Springfield. Pore over the whimsically worded menu because it, like the décor, demands your full attention."
2015 Elby Winners: L'Opossum Best New Restaurant
RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH / RICHMOND.COM
"L’Opossum, with its flamboyance and gumption, is helping to shake up this town’s already vibrant restaurant scene. Shannon is reinventing food, hospitality and ambience with his own special wit and panache."
Best of 2014
"Chef David Shannon delivers L’Opossum’s unexpectedly delicious dishes, each with a beautiful and creative presentation to boot.”
"I might not be able to explain why, but this feels like the sort of place where Mary Poppins might dine-"
State of the plate "Young Stars"
"L’Opossum: The best new spot in years, a showcase for David Shannon’s talents…Plus, a great bar." — Don Baker
the culture trip
Virginia's 10 Best Restaurants: A Foodie's Ultimate Guide
"Established in 2014 by Chef David Shannon, L'Opossum is an eclectic, award-winning eatery located in Virginia's capital, Richmond."
"L’Opossum is the extra-dimensional spiritual home of food porn… [L'Opossum] and its libertine owner deserve a standing ovation."
"Chef-Owner David Shannon’s sexy fun palace includes dishes like 'Cap’n Dave’s Catch of the Day Adrift with a Wild Rice Studded Sausage Party & an Uninhibited Mushroom Broth.' In other words, a happy riot."
windy city times
"Believe me when I tell you this place has to be experienced to be believed."