Fancy a fun night out while in Norfolk? Head straight to this country bar with a western heart and warm up to its fun music, events, food and hats! A bevy of theme nights and special events are lined up for your pleasure while women will love to let their hair down on Ladies Nights. Meet new folks as you sip on your favorite drink and partake in the festivities on party nights. Belle's Dry Goods, located within the club, will enchant hat lovers with a wide ranging collections of trendy hats and distinctly western clothing. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
Established in 2006, Terrapin Restaurant offers tantalizing American fare blended with contemporary flavors. Coming from a family of restaurateurs, the chef proprietor Rodney Einhorn ensures that all the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced, thus offering the best quality food. Enjoy a dinner of Bouilabaisse, beef tenderloin or grouper and accompany it with a cheese or charcuterie. Complement your food with a glass of wine or cocktail from their list. Located within the Pinewood Square shopping center, this restaurant offers a great break from your shopping spree.
Originally opened in 1966, Orapax is a Tidewater mainstay and has greatly expanded over the past few decades while still remaining in the Seratis family. Now run by the son of the original owner, the restaurant is best known for it's pizza and Greek subs. The family establishment has gotten rave reviews for many years and it is a popular lunch destination with the locals. They cater for special events, offer delivery and take-out.
Omar's Carriage House is an elegantly furnished outpost in the heart of Norfolk's Ghent, welcoming diners to devour appetizing New American grub. The restaurant is set up on a historic site and offers an expansive menu of lunch, dinner and brunch preparations. This Freemason district eatery features Moroccan décor elements, hardwood floors, white-washed brick walls and cozy dining booths, all radiating a convivial vibe. Along with the standard New American preparations, menu also offers a choice of seafood and steak dishes. For Mondays, Omar's has an all-Moroccan bill of fare featuring a fixed three-course dinner and à la carte affair.
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.
This restaurant, as the name implies, is located on the Ocean View Fishing Pier. Serving all kinds of delectable meals, from the breakfasts to steamers and mouth-watering desserts, The Ocean View Fishing Pier Restaurant has something for everyone. Choices include the Ocean View Bloody Mary Breakfast, with steak, eggs, hash browns and texas toast, the oyster sandwich, Beef Lumpia and She Crab Soup. Check website for schedules.
The Freemason Abbey is located in a church that dates back over 130 years. The Freemason Abbey serves up quality seafood, steaks, pastas and more in a classy yet casual environment. Make sure you try the award winning She Crab Soup. Weather for unwinding over a glass of beer or for satiating your hunger, head straight to The Freemason Abbey while in Norfolk.
If you're looking for a great, fast lunch, using tasty and fresh ingredients, The Gourmet Gang are the people to visit. They have an excellent selection of freshly made sandwiches, salads and wraps along with a good selection of vegetarian options and some sweet treats. Gourmet Gang is also known for their prompt, perfectly prepared catering so consider using them for your next big meeting or event. Call for more details.
The steakhouse opened in 2006, but the building has been standing since 1906 and originally a home to a real estate investment firm. As you would imagine, the original floor plans, roofing, as well as the electrical and mechanical components were replaces, modernized. Byrd and Baldwin uses only grain fed Midwestern all natural beef, which is also aged on site. The historic building atmosphere adds such a great dynamic to a fine dining experience.
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.
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.