Harper's Table
Harper's Table

Harper's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harperstable.com/
  • Phone: 757-539-2000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Harper Bradshaw
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. Washington
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in the municipal lot located behind the restaurant. From the municipal lot walk through the park and head left on Main Street.
A word from Harper's Table
Located in the heart of Downtown Suffolk, Harper's Table offers an approachable and refined experience. hT has been crafted from a love for hospitality, food and wine. The food is inspired by the seasons and the South. Wonderfully spaced throughout with a cocktail area, main dining room, booth seating and private dining for up to 25 people. Design is accented with American lumber and a turn of the century mural discovered during renovations for the restaurant.
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Harper's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)fit for foodies (36)special occasion (36)notable wine list (22)romantic (18)good for groups (13)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Hit and Miss
    FoodieAtHeartVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Able to get prime reservations on a Saturday night easily. One of our party was in a wheelchair, and the restaurant handled fine. The biscuits were tiny, and not worth the $4 each, not special at all. Some of the dishes were outstanding...I had a wonderful steak, and the clams and scallops were delish. The BBQ, however, was just humdrum, the side of grits were average, the hushpuppies were good but not Out of This World. Signature cocktails were fantastic (Sidecar). The room was loud and vibrant, a definite hotspot for the younger crowd (in their 20's). Our server was a bit too eager, and continuously interrupted our conversation. Overall average to above average food, and not worth the price (80 dollars per person for our party).
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Visited 9/13. Had Hatteras flounder. It came with spoonbread, which was nothing more than flavorless, soggy cornbread dressing. The flounder was about 5"x3"x1/2" tapering down in size. It was covered in unseasoned bread crumbs. My plate was beige and boring and $25. The bar area was very loud. The others at the table did not compliment their dishes, hamburger (3"x1",slightly bigger than a slider), barbecue plate, or salmon, other than my sister-in-law who said the onion (4 single-layer 1"x1" pieces) was sweet. I had heard so many good things about HT. We left hungry, disappointed and $150 lighter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unreal
    buccs1
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Harper's Table is hands down one of the best places I have ever been. Everything we ate was a flavorful explosion in my mouth. We joke that the pork belly biscuits should be a meal of their own, but seriously though, those things were amazing. I got the pork ribs and my fiance got the salmon. It was over the top. HT is an excellent choice for either romantic or if you are looking for a moderately priced flavor ride to heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely birthday dinner
    BobF
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a delightful dinner Saturday evening. The waitress was attentive, the cocktails were sublime, and the food was simply outstanding. We started with the pork belly biscuits with homemade strawberry jam. A lovely bite of deliciousness. My husband had the steak (perfectly cooked; melted in the mouth), and I had the best duck breast I have ever eaten. We finished the meal with apple spice cake, a sweet prelude to autumn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Juan
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Christina was a very gracious server and we had a first class dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Anniversary dinner
    Jomo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We were looking for something out of the main stream of restaurants we usually go to in Norfolk and Va. Beach. Suffolk is a 30-minute drive, but Harper's Table was worth every mile. The bar provided tasty cocktails with interesting local names for their drinks, the service was the best I've experienced in quite some time and the food was absolutely amazing. Everybody should check out Harper's Table. This is one of Hampton Road's true hidden treasures.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    food was excellent, but was very noisy therefore hard to communicate with others in party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Suffolk Gem
    FoodRave
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was equally wonderful to eat and to look at. I would recommend it to anyone who is seeking a southern dining experience but with an original flair for ingredients, preparation, and presentation. My duck breast was perfectly cooked (not easy with this dish). The presentation, with wild mushrooms, nectarine slices, and a great sauce, was beautiful. My Wife and I shared an order of hush puppies served with a smear of butter and sorghum molasses. We ordered a dish for the table (easily enough for 2 or 3) which was a beautifully prepared spinach dish with chiles (a hint of spice). The waitress was knowledgable of the menu and provided good service without "hovering". Although somewhat of a splurge for us, we will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Southern Specials
    vabeach1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time visiting this very nice downtown Suffolk eatery. Worth the visit. Took a visiting northerner with us. It was fun to see her puzzle over some of the dishes offered that she had never experienced. Good food and well presented. Service was excellent. Will visit again in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Night With Friends
    enjoydine
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food,Good service.Good wine,Good deserts,Second time dining and consistant good food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We have eaten here maybe about 5 times & each has been amazing! The food & service are some of the best around! Suffolk is lucky to have a restaurant like this because no other city around has anything that comes close to this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    JanandJimmy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had "date night" there recently and the place NEVER disappoints! Food is always fresh, seasonal and exceptionally prepared. Wait staff is friendly and very knowledgable about the menu. Chef Harper even visited our table. We've been several times and Harper's Table is consistently great! Will be returning again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HUGE surprise! Fantastic!!
    Trey
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This should be in a big city, and has the most fantastically crafted food with the most unique combinations you'll ever find. It is a hidden GEM in downtown Suffolk, and should be the best of the best for years to come. The service/servers are above & beyond, simply put. One hand behind the back when they pour water, but conversation is personal and ridiculously friendly! They're 100% professional and 101% friendly. AND they are on the BALL when you need something. Price is averaged around $25-30(?), but worth every penny. Dress is semi-casual, but if you wear a suit/tie, it's perfectly acceptable! MAKE THE TRIP! We WILL be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maureeninvirginia1VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food was terrific! Southern favorites done superbly! Great spoon bread and very tender flounder! Another in our party had a soft shell crab taco and was also super! Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rural Location, Big City Flavors
    MommyNeedsMoreCoffee
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My family has eaten at Harper's Table several times. The food has been extraordinary every time. Every detail is perfect. The decor is beautiful and well thought out. The service is solicitous and friendly. Just perfect. We have lived all around the world and eaten in many outstanding restaurants; Harper's Table ranks in the top three. Outstanding. (Make sure someone in your party gets the rib eye. And if it's offered, be sure to get the cornbread pudding for dessert :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our 2nd visit
    Kevin108
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was just as mind-blowingly delicious as the first visit. Hopefully next time we'll even bring some friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great special night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Harpers Table lived up to and then exceeded its reputation! It is a great dinner spot with a delicious menu! Thanks for bringing this type of dining experience to Suffolk!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good eats in Suffolk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Harper's Table Saturday evening. The menu is adventuresome, featuring local fare combined in interesting ways. The service was excellent. Our server was pleasant and knowledgable about the menu. I was disappointed in the wine selection. It was large, but featured only 2-3 Virginia wines. The drink selections were fun, I enjoyed a Moscow Mule served in a copper mug. We would definitely return the Harper's Table, however, the prices are high enough that we would only go for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    4KMs
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went with a group including kids. We all left extremely satisfied with our meals and desserts. Looking forward to coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food good prices!
    ladylu
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The restaurant is so cute inside! I was so looking forward to the oyster platter I saw online but sadly it was taken off the menu. Opted for the clams instead and they did not disappoint. The pork belly biscuit was on the small side but it was so damn good. We tried a blue crab salad that was one of two additional appetizer specials that night and it was fresh and delicious. I thought it was strange there was no main course addition but i ordered the scallops and was very pleased. However my boyfriends pork BBQ was dry and not very good. Chocolate panna cotta with PB ice cream was awesome! Overall it was a great experience great service by Heather and the prices were def reasonable!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Farm-to-table
    FriendsandFondueVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great place. If you are into the farm-to-table movement, this place is for you! Service and food were very good. I had a chance to see the kitchen and it was spotless and well organized. You could tell the chef was in charge and it showed in the kitchen and in the food. They offer a great selection of no-traditional dishes and sides. Plenty of room and great for having a dinner party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently wonderful!
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food and service best in Hampton Roads! Also the award winning "Tidewater" drink was absolutely delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suffolk's Diamond
    Chef2Be
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Harper's Table is an excellent restaurant with outstanding service. While a little pricier than other local restaurants, the food is gourmet and worth every penny. The ambiance makes for a perfect night out with someone special. I have personally visited with Harper Bradshaw the owner and it is apparent he is passionate about serving great food and making the customer feel at home. His desire to have a cohesive team that provides genuine hospitality is apparent in the freshly made dishes when they arrive at your table. The staff is knowledgeable of the menu - both food and drinks and they offer great advice on the days selection. I hope you get a chance to enjoy this diamond tucked away in Suffolk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Swamp Country Surprise
    Genie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The old market and peanut town of Suffolk, close to Dismal Swamp, harbors an outstanding restaurant, Harper's Table. The menu features fish, pork (the pigs liked the peanuts), and other straightforward local specialties, but exquisitely prepared. Soft shell crab tortilla, tender baby back ribs, braised, herbed spinach -- all wonderful. The wine list is manageable (one page) but includes any number of well chosen, seldom seen selections in a range of prices. We found and relished the Kermit Lynch Bandol. And dessert -- we chose mixed berry crumble with ice cream -- lived up to the meal. Off the beaten track, for sure, but we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bartender Rocks!!!
    Djenn
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My husband and I went for our anniversary and were waited on by the bartender. We found out that she personally had a hand in creating some of our favorite drinks on the menu. She offered to make us drinks based on what we liked, so we have her brief descriptions of our preferences and she came back with two AMAZING drinks. Otherwise the food and service were exceptional, as always. The Earl Grey tea ice cream for dessert was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday dinner first time here
    WinterdaughterVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Found this restaurant on open table to try for my birthday. Lovely spot in downtown Suffolk. Walked in at 730 on a friday night. The noise was a bit overwhelming. We were seated quickly in this old renovated building. The air conditioning was a bit much, blowing right on us. The booths looked better. The hostess was nice and our waitress was great. Tried the deviled eggs and hushpuppy appetizers. Delicious. My husband enjoyed his steak-cooked to order-I had the flounder which was okay but the spoonbread was way too salty and not so good. The french fries were really good too. For dessert we had the strawberry crumble which was gorgeous-warm with vanilla ice cream.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Katt
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    A group of us went for dinner. We had the back room to ourselves, it was great. The waitress was very knowledgable about the menu items. The grits were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 236 reviews are from the Harper's Table reviews archive.
  • Lovely evening
    Wineau
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We especially loved the décor/ambiance of Harper's Table, and our server (Reagan) was delightful. The fish was fresh, delicious & well prepared, but the highlight was the cornbread & fresh butter, served in a round on a small wooden block.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food and Service
    DWarrenRMcPherson
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Took my Mom on Wednesday for an early Mom's Day Dinner, and, as always, food and service were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back Home in Suffolk
    fatandhappy
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My daughter read the recent news article about Harper's Table and asked to visit when she came home. My mother had also expressed interest but doesn't drive downtown at night. So it worked out that all of us could try it out last weekend. I asked for a quiet section as my mother has trouble hearing and we were seated in the back dining room which was just the right noise level for her. We ordered cocktails, wine, oysters, dinners, and dessert. Quite a smorgasbord, but we were pampering the "foodie" in us. Everything was delicious. We even met some old friends which just added to the ambience. All of us plan to visit again, and are looking forward to trying all of our second choices.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothinglikegoodfood
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Went for a business dinner...it was my first time but others had previously been...I was a bit nervous because I am all about food! Not only was the atmosphere warm and inviting with a unique industrial look and fixtures --even the ladies bathroom painting was lovely...But the food was right on the mark...the portions perfect...lots of variety...but not over-the-top. The staff was so accommodating and you just felt they loved what they did and where they were working... I am definitely returning -- as often as I can!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Goodeater
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Harper's Table is one of the best restaurants I've eaten at in a long time. From the greeter, to wait staff, chefs and the owner, Harper, everyone have us a warm welcome! The food was amazing. The pork belly sandwich and oysters on the half shel were fantastic. Our meals were cooked perfectly and the portions were perfect. That was the best pork chop I've ever had! I went to dinner with my dad their this time and can't wait to take my wife for her to enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We both had the Virginia Flounder with spoonbread - perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned, and the spoonbread was delicious. We started with the Oyster Board - I loved, loved, loved the roasted oysters, and the fried oysters were very good. I'm not a raw oyster fan, so my husband enjoyed two of those - very much. The wine we selected for our meal was a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, perfect with our meal and well-priced. We also enjoyed the sides; we opted for the spinach and the mushrooms. The service was friendly; the oysters took a little longer than expected, but that was the only time we felt we were waiting at all. The ambience is great. I like it when I can hear my dinner partner across the table.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one night in suffolk
    Rogo
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    great uraban decor. a unique find in suffolk. excellent food prep and presentation. good bar selection and unique specialty drink menu.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great gem in Suffolk
    ZaidowhitVIP
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    Amazing food and even better service in Surprising Suffolk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Rach
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Great food! Much needed dining experience in Suffolk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Could not have had a nicer, more personable and efficent waitress. The food was excellent. The cocktails were perfectly balanced. The art was very nice
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Living in Chicago, you can find a lot of great neighborhood gems, but this one in Suffolk Va. is a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Great Food
    Jimmy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We have eaten at Harpers Table several times, and the food and the service are always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diamond in the Rough
    firstparentsnightout
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Harper's Table was an amazing restaurant! It lived up to it's reputation of causal fine dining. The service was outstanding and the food excellent. I would definitely recommend this place to a couple for a romantic night out.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.