Dogwood Grille has gotten many awards (okay, I don't take Richmond reviewers very seriously because IMO they just aren't very good)and acolades here on Chowhound. And I am baffled as to why.
Hubby and I tried it shortly after it opened and had a horrific meal. Last night we decided to give it another try because of all the press it had gotten and also they are now established, etc.
The worst meal I've ever had in Richmond, hands down. And the entree was "only" $28. I got the salmon. It was fishy and overcooked. It was supposed to be filled with corn (it was served in puff pastry) and there was no corn to be had. The black bean chili fusion had two black beans and was bland. The waitress did notice I wasn't eating the entree and took it off the bill. Hubby got the baby fried chicken which was greasy on the outside and dry on the inside and the cheese grits were underdone and bland and the greens too bitter to eat.
We will not be back.