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The Monastery Restaurant serves up a variety of authentic dishes from Eastern European cultures like Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland that will satisfy adventurous and tame eaters alike. Before your meal arrives, you are given delicious and warm home-made bread as you decide between the tasty dishes of veal, duck or seafood. Another great way to start the meal is to order their impressive cheese board, it will get your taste buds revved up for a fantastic meal.
Although Chef Phillip Craig Thomason has traveled to numerous places as a consultant and executive chef, he began the Vintage Kitchen in his hometown. His work and dedication is obvious to those that patronize the Vintage Kitchen due to it's exquisite quality in regards to freshness and flavor and the decor is absolutely breathtaking with unbeatable sweeping views of the river. Many publications are singing the praises of Vintage Kitchen for its slow food movement style and its flawless execution. For those that are really lucky (and have some extra money to spend), you can dine in the private library on the weekends when the restaurant is shut to guests. Reservations are needed in advance for the private tastings as well as recommended for weekly dining.
Coach Don Shula, a legendary NFL coach winning 347 games in his long career and now successful restauranter, has opened this restaurant to highlight local sports stars while serving up quality food. The menu at Shulas 347 is a hearty one offering fish dishes, burgers and of course, the legendary Shula Cut (fine steak cut). The restaurant and bar located in the Norfolk Waterside Marriott attracts an after-work crowd for drinks and a more eclectic crowd on the weekend.
Todd Jurich's Bistro offers a sophisticated dining experience. The bistro has a charming ambiance with wood paneling and even a Norfolk Mermaid. The bistro focuses on simple dishes prepared elegantly with fresh ingredients. Try the Wild Columbia River Salmon or Crispy Cherry Duck. The restaurant also has a wide selection of wine and you find perfect drink to be paired with your meal.
Voila has an eclectic yet subdued feel that makes it easily enjoyable for a quiet dinner or a celebratory dinner date. The menu is filled with European dishes, mainly French cuisine, and the chef is constantly updating and adding the freshest dishes to keep the buzz alive. An extensive wine list, full bar and soft lighting make for a perfect date night out.