First off, our waiter was
First off, our waiter was attentive, knowledgeable and capable. Everything was handled perfectly, including the deleting of a glass of port, which I decided I didn't need.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Once again Nikolay and the Salacai staff exceeded expectations!! Best service of any oceanfront restaurant!!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Slacia delivered! Great food,
Slacia delivered! Great food, great ambiance, great service!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent as well
Food was excellent as well as the wait staff. Try the Oscar treatment for your steak.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I loved the atmosphere and
I loved the atmosphere and service. The food was great. My husband and I ordered quite a bit of seafood and it was tasty and fresh. The waiter was very attentive. We were seated a little close to neighboring tables which always takes away from a restaurant for me. Other than the seating being a little close for comfort. I really enjoyed myself.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great but close
The food and service was outstanding! If I had to give constructive criticism it would be the tables were a little close for me. Could have used a little more serration for a more intimate feel.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
The appetizers were the best I've ever had and the view was amazing! The wait staff went out of their way to ensure that we had a great experience. Only two negatives - my husbands steak was a bit overcooked but not so much so that had to send it back, and the hostess stand was unattended both times we stopped there. On arrival we waited over 10 minutes for someone to great us and when told to pick up our leftovers there we waited another 15- 20 minutes before my husband finally tracked down a manager. If you just consider the time spent at the table with the gorgeous view, incredible food, and superior wait staff I would have rated this a 5 star perfect experience but because of the absent hostess I can only rate it almost perfect.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
From the setting to every delicious course, this place was amazing! We enjoyed each and every item we ordered from the menu. The best filet mignon my husband & I have ever had. The 1lb lobster tail (which was the size of our heads) was worth every penny. I just wish this place was closer to home. Whenever we return to Virginia Beach, this is for sure our first stop!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
The food and wine here are special - work has been done to provide special selection and prep - good entrees served with interesting suroundindings on the plate
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Date Ever
The food was fantastic and fresh - I've never had a better salad in my life. I've never had a better steak, and even though they are pricey they are worth every penny. By the time we finished our steaks, we were full to the brim - yet we still ordered and finished a cheesecake becase it was just plain delicious. The service was top-notch, and the wine list was as extensive as any I've seen.
It was an expensive date, but it was worth it. I highly reccomend it - you won't leave disappointed.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was amazing. Went for our first anniversary, it was amazing. It was expensive, but for as great as it was, we still feel like we underpaid.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a great time for my
I had a great time for my visit. The waiter helped make my proposal the very best. The food was great and the outside atmosphere made it all worth while
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing anniversary experience!
The atmosphere was great, our server was one of the best we've ever had. The food was amazing but don't let your eyes get the best of you, the potions are huge!! Great place to dine and well worth the price!
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in VA Beach for our 40th anniversary and had dinner at Salacia. What a perfect place for my wife and I to celebrate!! We visit VA Beach frequently and will be back. It's a wonderful restaurant for a romantic dinner, outstanding service.
6/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been there two years in a
Been there two years in a row for our anniversary. Great food and environment!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Posh spot for Romantics
I took my husband here for father's day (just the 2 of us). The atmosphere inside is quiet and elegant. The waiters were little white vests and bow ties. They are very attentive and the food was phenomenal. The restaurant is a private dining experience away from the bustle of the beach. The outdoors setting is also separate from the partner restaurant Catch 31. This steak house is also full of yummy seafood choices. The presentation was beautiful and filling. I had the Oscar filet and truffled potatoes. He had the wood grilled mahi mahi with green beans. Both excellent. The waiters were knowledgeable and again it was very nice. Recommend getting an appetizer to fill some of the wait for the main course.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This dinner was for our 20th
This dinner was for our 20th Anniversery, and the hole experience was great, the service was the best i have ever had in Virginia Beach as well as the food. My wife and I can't wait to go back again.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was in Virginia Beach for business and this was the best night there. The steak I had was wonderful and the service was excellent. I was surprised by the beauty of the restaurant.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my husband's 60th birthday and we went with another couple. The apps and salad were great. The cowboy steak was very good and cooked perfectly. The rack of lamb was also vey good but a rather small portion. The crab cakes also were very tasty but a bit small and not served hot. The ala carte sides are way too much. I would rather have a smaller portion of veggies and a potato/rice/couscous side on my dinner plate than order huge sides that even 4 people couldn't finish. It was a bit pricey but I suppose it should be expected given the tourist season and the restaurant location on the oceanfront. However, they brought out a beautiful slice of cheesecake for my husband for his birthday which was very nice. We will definitely go back!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
In one word outstanding
We have lived at the beach for 20 years and had eaten at Catch 31numerous times. This was the first time at Salcia and it was our 17th anniversary. the service and food as well as the wine were beyond compare. Highly recommend for special. Occasions
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
My beautiful bride and I chose Salacia as our annual anniversary dinner spot. The food tastes fantastic and is presented beautifully. The staff is always attentive, respectful, and fun. Salacia's private dining is complimented well by the energetic Catch 31 steak and seafood restaurant next door. Whether you want a quiet, romantic evening, or a fun time out with a group, this is the place to go!
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
service just excellent
My husband and I went here for our 7th wedding anniversary. It was a little on the expensive side but the food was excellent. This restaurant is the true definition of fine dining. We will definitely be returning. The cowboy reserve steak was wonderful and the filet mignon with lobster tail was superb. The steaks were mouth watering.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A truly memorable experience!
We had a flawless dinner at Salacia. Our waiter Stephen had just the right style - friendly, knowledgable, accommodating, and impeccably professional. The food was fantastic. We started with seafood appetizers and moved on to surf and turf. The flavor, preparation, and presentation of every item was outstanding. I'm a steak lover and wasn't sure about their "1800 degree oven" but I think it was the most tender filet I've ever had. A pleasant surprise was the tasty crumb-topped mashed potatoes - recommended by Stephen. Salacia also has a great wine list and the space is a beautiful oasis from the hustle and bustle of Virginia Beach. If we ever find ourselves in that area again, we will DEFINITELY return to Salacia!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Slightly Disappointed
Overall Salacia is a great place. Food was good, service was good, and the overall experience was good. However, there was an issue that needed to be corrected on their web site. We had reservations all set for Ruth's Chris but decided to cancel and give Salacia a try. After looking at the Salacia menu online we saw that they offered Wagyu Beef. When we arrive we did not see it on the menu. Seems that the menu online was old. Even after telling our server this who even brought the manager over to say thanks for pointing this out to them, the same menu was on their site for weeks after. All of us in our party were sure that an appetizer or something would be comped but never was. We would go back, even though that exp. was disappointing.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very carefully
The food was very carefully and well prepared. The temperature inside the restaurant was a little on the warm side. It would have been nice to know how big the salad was. Had we known, we probably would have ordered only one of them. I don't want to give them impression that I am being overly critical. Overall it was a very nice dining experience and I would recommend it to anyone who has an appreciation for fine dining.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
For my first experience with salacia it was wonderful. Me and my fiance had such a great time we went back a day later. We recommend this restaurant to any local or traveling couples in the VA beach area. We will most definitely be stopping back at Salacia if we are ever in the VA Beach area again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salacia Anniversary Dinner
The waiter and staff were very friendly and did a great job. The waiters knowledge of the menu and wine list was very helpful. The only problem was that we had an hour and fifteen minutes between getting our appetizer and getting our main dish. Not that my wife and I had an issue chatting and enjoying the view, but it totall threw off our after dinner plans. I am sure it was a busy kitchen night since the main restaurant was very packed when we left dinner... still would have liked a more timely main course.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but a peculiar start
The food was excellent, but our hostess was a bit insulting when seating us. We had a reservation, and were led to a table in the middle of the room. My wife asked if we could sit near the window to see the ocean, but the hostess coldly indicated we needed a special reservation of some kind, which I did not see as an option on Open Table. I would still recommend the restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another Great Dining Experience
Salacia is a complete dining experience and my husband and I always thoroughly enjoy it. I am an excellent cook so for me having great food is not enough - I want great ambiance and great service as well. Salacia never disappoints. Our server , Steven, was well versed on the menu, attentive and anticipated our needs - in other words, a Professional Waiter and provided just the kind of service that you expect when dining at this level. Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable experience- We will be back
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top of the line in VA Beach
Excellent food, expertly prepared and presented. High end of the price spectrum but worth the dollars if you want to really appreciate a meal.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Salacia
The dining room is at the back of a more casual and much larger restaurant, Catch 31. The dining room was quiet, I was there early and there were relatively few diners; people were casually dressed; I was the only guy wearing a jacket.
My martini was very good. I had a beet salad as a first course and grilled snapper for a main course. Both were tasty, particularly the snapper. There is an extensive wine list. I had two glasses of Sanserre, which were tasty and not that expensive.
On the whole it was a very good dinner and I would recommend it to others.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was an amazing experience, the food was excellent !
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We haved lived In Virginia Beach for 4 years but never had dinner here before. We wanted something special in Virginia Beach!
We were seated outside on a beautiful September evening. Very private, comfortable, clean, outdoor cushions with a beautiful view of flowers and the ocean. Service and food were outstanding. I highly recommend it to those who live three blocks away like we do or anyone interested in fine dining at the beach.
A little pricey but worth it, we would come again.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to Salacia for our anniversary and our experience was nothing short of amazing! Beautiful setting with a view of the ocean. The privet dining setting was quiet, moderately lit and presentation was excellent. The service from our waiter was some of the best we've ever had. Our table was cleared promptly and our needs were met almost instantly. Drinks were made to perfection. Our steaks were prepared perfectly and presentation was excellent. Sides are served A La Carte and large enough for two which was perfect. The wine list is the largest wine list I've seen in a restaurant. We ordered the Sorbet for dessert and it is by far the best Sorbet we've ever had. We will be going back just for the experience and the food.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining on the beach
Don't let them keep you inside! unless it is very chilly out! their private tables outside are worth the trouble and the wait. even on cool nights their private, above-head heaters keep your loved one warm and toasty. the food is excellent and the staff is amazing. I took my wife here for our 10 year anniversary and it was a dinner to remember!
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent steak house
Some of the best steaks we've ever had! Better than most of the high-end steak house chains. Intimate,romantic and very knowledgable server.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My fiance took me to Salacia for my birthday and I loved it. The staff was very friendly and congratulated me. We had a table outside. The weather was great and we enjoyed the great view.
Our server Erol was very patient and very helpful with making our dinner choice. He offered us great wine pairings with our food and I was pleasantly surprised when the manager Nikolay brought us champagne toast.
For dinner we had lobster and steaks and they were very deliciously seasoned and perfectly cooked. We loved our dinner and I would definitely choose Salacia again for our special occasions.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Luxury and dining at it's finest
The best fine dining in Virginia Beach. The experience, from start to finish, was extraordinary. From the moment we entered the restaurant we were treated as if they were waiting to serve just us. The food was amazing and the service was impeccable. If you are ever in the area, take the time to enjoy this amazing establishment.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special occasion must!
The food was delicious, especially the appetizers which were very savory. They have a wide range of wines available that are pricey, but worth it. We don't drink wine often, but when we do, we want a good wine that compliments the food. The ambience was excellent as far as lighting, table settings and atmosphere go, but the dining area is located in the back of another restaurant, which means you have to cross a noisy, crowded, bar area before getting to the dining area. Once in the dining room, the tables are positioned along a cushioned bench along the wall so it offers little privacy between tables. The separate tables are also close together and offer little privacy.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great setting, Great food!
Wonderful evening from the moment we stepped in to the moment we left.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a restaurant I visit annually when I am at my timeshare at OBC. I love to dine on the outdoor veranda area because I can see the sunset. The food combined with the ambiance are well worth the prices.
I usually have enough carryout to last for 2 additional meals.
Using open table for reservations is a real advantage.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had lovely time. Food, service, ambiance were great. Very attentive staff. Will be back.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I faced the challenging task of entertaining our trendy son from L.A. He spends his money in some of the best places in L.A., knows the scene, and worse - watches every food show he can. Salacia delivered a contemporary meal that stood the test of L.A. Our son was duly impressed. Thank you!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night with the soon to be wife
This is definitely the best place for fine dinning in the va beach area. The setting , food, and service is second to none.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was outstanding. Excellent service, the food was amazing and the ambiance was private and intimate. Definitely will be coming back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Among all the usual Tshirt shops, beach ball & noisy establishments, this hotel dinner spot was unexpected. Outstanding in every way. Only detraction is entry through a very busy/loud seafood spot and traffic directly beside the open kitchen of another hotel restaurant one unexpectedly enters a blue cool dinning room behind huge blue backed bar and cellar to find the most sedate dining experience. Another entrance would be better served. However once inside this marvelous venue overlooking the beach boardwalk, the service, food and ambiance is exceptional. Who'd expect this at the beach? Enjoyed the experience, will return and often.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
4 out of 5 stars
The food and our waiter was 5 stars! However we did have an issue, and after I addressed it, there was no response! This place was very pricey! Didn't expect the lack of response!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unfortunately, our dinner service took 2.5 hours due to slow waiter. However, the food was excellent, creative; ambiance was good, cozy, romantic but a bit dark without candles on the tables. Great wine selection.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful. The portion sizes were great! Service was awesome. The turkey platter leftovers that they gave us to go was another serving of the entree portion of our meal. It was wonderful, because I really love Thanksgiving leftovers, and was afraid by dining out I would not have any. They allowed us plenty of time between courses so we were not stuffed when we left, but very full. Perfect! I'll be there next year if they still offer leftovers!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Thanksgiving Luncheon
Dining at the Hilton Salacia for Thanksgiving was a culinary experience. The five course meal was delightfully unique, without sacrificing the traditional aspects of a holiday meal. My favorite courses were the pumpkin soup served in a mini-pumpkin sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, and the main turkey with stuffing entree. Our waiter was excellent, one of the best I have ever experienced, which is saying a lot, having lived in Europe and eaten in some of the world's finest restaurants. The Salacia provided a container to go with more of the entree, which was a nice touch, since leftovers are an important aspect of Thanksgiving. The ambiance was lovely. We had a table overlooking the ocean. The Hilton was decorated beautifully for the holidays.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM