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Harper's Table
Harper's Table

Harper's Table Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.harperstable.com
  • Phone: (757) 539-2000
  • 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Food and service best in Hampton Roads! Also the award winning "Tidewater" drink was absolutely delicious!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Took my Mom on Wednesday for an early Mom's Day Dinner, and, as always, food and service were great! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "great uraban decor. a unique find in suffolk. excellent food prep and presentation. good bar selection and unique specialty drink menu. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Amazing food and even better service in Surprising Suffolk."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Great food! Much needed dining experience in Suffolk."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We have eaten at Harpers Table several times, and the food and the service are always outstanding."
    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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This little gem is perfect for celebrating any special occasion or for a great date night with your spouse. The food and service are top notch. It is our favorite go to place to bring out of town guest. All of which wish they had a place like this in their neighborhood. It is well worth the drive dr any Hampton roads or NC location."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Have eaten at HT a number of times and besides two somewhat lackluster servers in the past, and one poor menu choice on my part, this is a superb (though costly) dining experience. It is definitely the best restaurant in Suffolk; better than its also over-priced and comparable eateries Vintage Tavern and The Chop House. So if you're willing to spend that amount of money, go to HT instead. Don't get me wrong, it's not exorbitant, and the craftsmanship makes it worth spending more for unique dishes that I've found often to be some of the best if not the best meals I've ever had. But, they could stand to come in price on a lot of the items."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week.. Cassoulet awesome! - Even better than I had in Carcassonne - where it was allegedly invented.. :)"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Great service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our choices for the main event, oysters and quail, were delicious, and the side dishes were downright special. How do they get so much flavor in the greens? We tried spoon bread and corn bread and grits that were a revelation. Too full for a big finish we enjoyed blood orange sorbet in a pool of house made buttermilk. Another pleasant surprise. Wonderful ingredients, skillfully prepared, served by a waitstaff that was attentive and knowledgable."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Me and my wife have been to Harper's Table about four or five times. We are never disappointed and walk away talking about when we will visit next. The servers and hosts are polite, helpful, and professional. The atmosphere is always welcoming and has a relaxed feeling. The food is always excellent, we have never had a complaint or a dish that we did not absolutely love. Great restaurant that we will enjoy visiting many, many more times."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Another win for Team Harper! Great opportunity to sample the Suffolk Restaurant Week menu. Life is better with pork belly biscuits!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Every dish handcrafted, well-presented and oh so delicious! Attentive and professional service. A true gem in downtown Suffolk."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been fans of River Stone Chophouse and Vintage Tavern in Suffolk for a long time, but we knew we had to try Harper's Table since the prior chef and manager from Vintage Tavern opened it. And it did not disappoint! The fried oysters were the best we have ever had! The salads and entrees were delicious. Everything was so flavorful and cooked perfectly! We will definitely be heading back often despite it being a 30 mile drive from Norfolk!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Some of the best flounder and fried oysters ever! The greens were seasoned perfectly. The butter cake was light and delicious. Definitely will be back as it was well worth the drive."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Took my mom for her birthday dinner and Harper's Table did not disappoint! My second visit and her first - she loved it and we will both be back! Great food selections ... Mom had the oysters and I had the catfish - both were cooked to perfection. Heather was our server for the evening. She was very knowledgeable, pleasant, and accommodating. We hadn't planned on dessert but when she suggested the blood orange sorbet (made in-house), we had to try it .... amazing! A table-side visit by Harper topped off the night. Can hardly wait 'til we get to go again!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We decided to celebrate our third anniversary at this restaurant after visiting one other time for my birthday. The food was excellent with the exception of the collards which were not to my husband's taste. The waitress substituted the grits without hesitation which more than made up for the first vegetable dish. We started with hush puppies and warm olives; the olives were a first for me. Both were tasty and cooked just right. The sorghum butter was a wonderful addition to the hush puppies. Entrees were the pork ribs and the catfish. Both were prepared just right and tasted wonderful. Unfortunately, neither one of us had room for dessert. The wine selection was good. We will definitely return to this local restaurant."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "You can always count on Harpers to have great service and excellent food. The lamb was really great! Oysters are in season and he does them many wonderful ways. His vegetables are so good and he comes up with new ways to do them. Great place!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I guess it was actually a pretty good experience. The cocktails were the better part of the night and the collards. Honestly the rest was just good. And I must say the portions were TOO small on the starters. the pork taco was 1/2 strip of bacon in a miniature tortilla with a slice of cucumber and 2 sluices of radish for 5.00? One deviled egg was 2.50 which would have been okay if it had afresh shaved truffle slice or something but it was like I make at home. The pork belly biscuit was also tiny with a thin slice of belly. Flavors were good but not memorable."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Expensive in comparison to the Vintage Tavern in Suffolk..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Exceptional all around. Superb service, fantastic cocktail and wine, delicious food. Can't say enough about this gem of a place. The weekend tasting menu was a nice added addition to their regular menu. Will return again and again. You should go too, don't miss this!!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I had a wonderful date with my wife and I look forward to many more dates here. very romantic and great food."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Very good tapas and crafted cocktails! Pork belly biscuits were my favorite!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We have been to Harper's Table numerous times and each time was extremely enjoyable on all levels. The food was excellent; the service superb; the ambience enchanting."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We celebrated a special occasion at Harper's Table and enjoyed the entire experience. What a great addition to The Hamptonroads dining scene. Down town Suffolk is fortunate to have such an establishment."
    Dined on 1/18/2014