A Classic Evening
While staying at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond is one way to enjoy the city's turn-of-the-century history, you can have much of the same experience by simply heading to LeMaire restaurant (inside) in the evening. Stop to take a picture of the grand staircase from "Gone With the Wind" and then pop into LeMaire.
You can absolutely have a great meal if you stay for dinner, but the restaurant's best secret is their happy hour. You can order appetizers at a surprisingly great place and along with the bar snacks, you can actually make a small meal out of them. Additionally, they have great drink specials on weekdays (early evenings).