Tanglewood Ordinary “Need to know” page


Back for our regular Hours
Friday – Sunday
July 5 – July7!
Full schedule next week and on….
Note—>Special event July 11, Thursday
Please see below!
Reservations are always a goooood idea!

Fine FamiyStyle Dining at its best since 1986, same place, same style of food and service and…same owners!

Richmond Magazine just ran a nice story on us.  We hope you will support this fine print & on line publication, as they are supporting their local readers and businesses.
Click HERE for a link to the story.

ASK ABOUT details of OUR NEW return discount offer; In short you get 10% of today’s dinner value to use when you return for another visit within the specified time frame.  Only a few terms & conditions apply and our goal is to make it easy to use.

Special event information will be HERE

New Thursday Night Historical Dinners

Visit Tanglewood Ordinary on Thursday July 11 for our
American Revolution Event
Click here to learn more and to buy tickets on Square’s secure site

RESERVATIONS taken all days, not just on Holidays or for big groups—
 await confirmation after making a text or em request.  Be sure to give us your full name, the time on any hour or half hour and the number of guests with a separate number for high chairs or other special seating, thank you!  If you need any special arrangements, please let us know well in advance and await confirmation, as always.

Our Regular hrs reminder for “non-holidays”:

Thursday – Friday – Saturday 5 PM – 9 PM
SUNDAY Noon – 8 PM
{Private parties other days/hours, just ask}
Reservations requested & taken, on any hour or half hour during those times

Click here for The Basics file for our regular days and hours.


We now welcome reservations AT ALL TIMES & DAYS for ANY size party, made on the half hour during our open times.   It definitely helps us serve you better & more quickly.   Please ask about Group Rates and easy bill splitting (if needed)—the former can save you $ and the latter WILL save you time.  We love our groups!


For our Regular Prices list, click the menu item at the top of this page.
Updated FEBRUARY 1, 2019.  Memo—adult group rate (the one including 3 beverages & dessert) is $22.99, a slight difference from that shown on the price list, until we post a new one.  Thank you for your patience.

Please make note!  We will soon be moving the restaurant website to
NEW look & feel – more information – clear format!

•••In fact you may start using that address now and you will be forwarded here until the new site is constructed•••
A click to reach the new Tanglewood site from ordinary.com will be on there indefinitely, too

{Sorry if you missed our most recent Historical Visitor}
Our Next one is
Thursday July 11, 2019

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Please feel free to send text messages to our main phone number, but please be sure any important message you send is clearly acknowledged or answered.  Caution: We have experienced delays in both email and voice mail delivery, and even with texts recently (very poor Internet service where we are; slow 1.5 mb Verizon DSL is our only option)
PLEASE take note for all visits to TW
–if you have special needs we MUST know those in advance: allergies or similar dietary specifics, high chairs, access for a wheelchair, larger guests unable to use booth seating, etc.
We cannot claim to be specialists in niche menu items but often can make accommodations for some concerns, but we need that advance notice.
On Holidays, in particular,
we often CANNOT quickly, or at all, fix these things “day of”; help yourself & us by noting them with your reservation request, so that we can discuss any challenges & solve them (we hope) in advance

Other information follows

CLICK HERE for–A Brief introduction to Tanglewood Ordinary–Our Tanglewood Video (prices shown in the video are out of date—many thanks, NOT, to Adobe for making an update almost impossible)


•••••> (CLICK HERE) to view our “THE BASICS” file; Revised 20181018
a good place to learn about our group rates and about easy separate check/bill splitting — easy when we do it the easy way


CLICK HERE to send us an email If your questions are not answered on this page (please use the HOLIDAYS email link above for HOLIDAY event inquiries, thank you!) Don’t forget texting to our main ph as well 😉


If you do not receive a prompt response, please call or send a text–no means of contact is 100% error free!  We have experienced some odd slow slow email delivery problems, and even some affecting our voice mail capability, so we ask that you let us know if you do not receive prompt attention after sending an email.  Text messaging to our main number works even faster!


[Regarding Private Parties & Catering.  Please tell us as much as you can in the email so we can respond helpfully, especially if you are asking about a catering or banquet with unique requirements (most are that way).  The more you tell us, the more we can help and faster.   Email is great for general inquiries, setting up private parties, catering, and big events, especially well in advance.  But!!  Please remember that email is “not the fastest”,  so if time is short, please contact us by phone or, even better,  same number by text: 804-556-3284, since we can get text messages even when there is noise around during times we’re open etc]


Attention, 2018:  updates are in process for a lot of this information, and a new web site is in the works, so please stay in touch.


During our updating process, some menu items on this site may not work. Please be patient while we work through getting our site modernized and all information up-to-date.


For now, this page will be your best source of current information. We urge you to take a vantage of the links below.


CLICK HERE for–THE BASICS information (Good place to start for new customers; will be updated from time to time)


CLICK HERE for–Our BEER & WINE PRICE LIST (this does get out of date often, so please ask your server for more information)


CLICK HERE for–Our regular days DINNER PRICE LIST (catering & takeout quantities information available, just ask)


The Price List (non-holiday) (will appear as a PDF file in a new window)
Catering information
Groups information & Ticket splitting for groups
Our Tanglewood Plate dinners