Here is a list of favorite places and restaurant that i enjoy a lot.
Favorite restaurants in Virginia (Hampton roads)
219 Bistro, 219 Granby Street, Norfolk 757-627-2896. This is an amazing bistro with great food and great wine. It has something of a french bistro, for lunch or an early dinner. The food is great, the Crabcakes and the Lobster & Blue Crab Roll are to die for and the waiters are exceptionals, real french Garçons. I really love that place. It can be super crowded during lunch. I went numerous times and it's always super good. Just go !
Taste Unlimited, 757-627-3330. Well, this is not really a restaurant but more a take out with amazing sandwiches. You can't go wrong going to that place, so many choices, so fresh, so good. The Portobello is my favorite. There is different locations so check the website before. For lunch it is crazy busy. This is a well known place.
Todd Jurich’s Bistro, Norfolk, 757-622-3210. Todd Jurich is a chef-owned restaurant run by James Beard Foundation chef, Todd Jurich. This is an amazing restaurant. A special treat for sure. I was blown away every time i went. So chic with such great food. The wine list is impressive. The oyster stew, The fois gras, as well as The duck confit are so well done. They do have a cocktail hour special too with great options. I adore that place!!! I feel like Princess Grace going there, and this is a great feeling.
Passion Restaurant, Chesapeake, 757-410-3975. In Chesapeake, there is not a lot of good places to eat fancy-gourmet-good, you have to dig deep. But, this restaurant is really good with a really nice wine list. I like when there is great discoveries on the wine list and there is some over here. This is cozy with a romantic feeling. It looks like nothing from outside but inside it is very nice. The she-crab soup as well as the strip of veal are amazing. They have some specials on monday and tuesday. A nice surprise.
Vintage Tavern, 1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, 757-238-8808. A very good place with a lot of attention to local produces. This is always crowded so be sure to make a reservation. The nature surrounding the area is magnificent. The charcuteries plate as well as The roasted pig plate are amazing. I have a deep love for meat but there is so many healthy, hearthy options over here so don't be fooled by my recommendations. The wine list is exhaustive. They also have a very classy bar where you can eat. It has a luxurious cabin in the woods feel.
Domo sushi, 109 Gainsborough Sq, Chesapeake, 757-549-7977. Ok, this is not a fancy place but this small japanese restaurant is great and the food is excellent. We have been to a couple of sushi places over here and for us, this one is the best. Everything on the menu is very good and we love the big Kirin and Saporo beers. This is as close as japan as you can be in Virginia. The chesapeake roll is very good.
Cafe Europa, 319 High St, Portsmouth, 757-399-6652. This restaurant is beautiful and the food is unforgettable. You will think you are having dinner in a great Parisian restaurant, the decor is exquisite. The most romantic place. The food is superb as well as the wine list. And the waiters as well as the host are very nice. We had an amazing wine (Bouchaine Carneros) and the veal with gorgonzola was excellent. We felt so Parisian-french in this place, at the end of the evening, we were fantastiques as well!
319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704
1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436