I am a relatively new poster on the Chowhounds boards. For personal reasons, I was away from the local restaurant dining scene for nearly five years. It was only a couple of months ago when made my return.
I am blessed to live in the historic Ghent section of Norfolk, Virginia, where I am within a 20-minute walking distance to over a dozen decent restaurants.
I have been sampling and comparing these restaurants during the past two months. As a result, I have found two restaurants which consistently stand out above all the rest:
1) Press 626 Cafe and Wine Bar
2) No Frill Bar and Grill
Both of these restaurants have very high culinary standards and are committed to excellence. Menus for both of these restaurants can be found online. However, I have been placing my orders from the chef's specials listed on their chalkboards, and they have been nothing less than outstanding.
During the next few months I plan to expand my gastronomical tour to the downtown section of Norfolk.