Best food in Norfolk area,
Best food in Norfolk area, service is always top notch, you pay more here than most but you get what you pay for.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Caesar salad. Succulent,
Excellent Caesar salad. Succulent, tender beef.
Service was a bit lackadaisical for a Monday evening.
Overall, a very good dinner.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fine dining! This place exceeded
Fine dining! This place exceeded my expectations 100%. Wonderful and cozy atmosphere to spark any flame.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bru & Lou - Special Evening
Waiter/ Tony was absolutely the Best of the Best! His recommedations were spot on and made this dining experience Very Special. Thank you Tony!!! We arrived early and the Hostess graciously greated and seated us. Tony made us feel at home and make several recommendations as to what to order. We ordered Oyster Rockerfella and a Chef Special Oyster offerring - Both were Mouth watering and simply Perfecto; Then the Spinach Salad - Over the top and palet pleasing; Main Meal - Crab & Mac, Steamed Brocolli & Porterhouse Steak:Crab & Mac - vert tasty, Brocolli prepared perfectly, and The Porterhouse steak. It was the downside of the experience - flavorless and tough. What was expected to be a House Specialty was very disappointing.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service were outstanding
Food and service were outstanding . Crab cakes and steak were excellent
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
I found this place while in
I found this place while in town for a few days, A place to take the wife for a night out. What a total success. After arriving to find out my reservation did not come thru, the hostess was quick to find us a table. Once sat, we where in for a meal to savor! The service was outstanding, the food was out of this world. Well worth the price!
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Waiter With Nose in the Air
The only negative comment: The waiter was competent and mostly attentive. But he exuded an attitude of...nothing. No friendliness, no energy, no...nothing. It was almost as if he disdained the need to serve us. Maybe we were too easy to get along with and didn't project as someone he needed to care about. Still, dinner conversation relating to how the waiter has his noise in the air isn't some for the restaurant to rave about. Would we come back? Maybe, knowing that other waiters we saw that were all the things ours wasn't.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very impressed with the service
Very impressed with the service and food. Great Filet Mignon.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Customer for Life
This was our first visit and based on the experience my wife and I are customers for life. Everything was cooked perfectly to order and we could not have been happier with the service and staff throughout the whole visit.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our dinner for 5 was, as always, delightful with the food being exceptional and the quiet dinning room allowed us to conduct a casual business dinner. Service was spot on with just enough attention to assure we had all we needed. Always a safe bet to recommend Byrd and Baldwin and even better to go there yourself.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding...we will visit again!
The food was very well prepared, delicious. The food plating presentations were superb. You must try their crabcakes...scrumptious, full of crabmeat and totally enjoyable. Steaks were expertly done, and more than met the expectations of my wife and me. Nice atmosphere, beautiful setting. There was a very noisy and rowdy group that really disrupted the restaurant's stately demeanor. But to her credit, the hostess took the time to personally apologize to us for that situation, which was not within the restaurant's control. We certainly appreciated her thoughtfulness. Because of the great food, attentive service, and that hostess' kind and gracious regard for us, we willl absolutely return for another visit as soon as we visit Norfolk again.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a fabulous Anniversary Dinner, Great food, Fabulous Wine, Great service,
Claus & Robert
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very beautiful room, very
Very beautiful room, very good service. Good steakhouse.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top notch all the way around.
Top notch all the way around. Without question, one of the finest establishments in all of Hampton Roads. The service, food and wine list could not get any better.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a Pleasure
Fabulous food, excellent service, and a lovely ambiance. A lovely night out for my husband and I when we have a sitter.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Personally I thought the prices
Personally I thought the prices were a bit much for the food and presentation. Nonetheless the food was good, service was good as well and it's a nice place for a special occasion. I wouldn't go there on a regular basis.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food even better service. I will be going back and reccomend anyone who wants an amazing diner to go!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first visit and definitely
Our first visit and definitely not our last. Excellent service and great food. Had a very nice time
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and service, our waiter was outstanding
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We made reservations for Norfolk Restaurant Week . Our meals and server were top notch! We will return.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and atmosphere.
Awesome food and atmosphere. Waiter must have been on the jv team because he hounded us at first like we were not being fast enough. He got better thru meal tho.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Cooked to perfection. The wine list, while limited with per glass selections, was very large and had great selections. The bartender was great as well she knew her wines and was very friendly. Made you feel welcome. Then came dinner. The server was inconsistent at best, we didn't know there were specials until we heard another server speak of them. It felt almost as if we were inconveniencing him to be guests at his restaurant. Kind of weird. The worst part was how long it took to get a glass of water. He walked by many times and would just look at my empty glass and that was that. I will say, had the service been good, I would have given the visit a score of 100. But, as we all know, service can ruin an experience.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service, food, and ambiance resembles a classic Chicago Steakhouse - without the inflated Chicago prices!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfectly prepared..
Everything was perfectly prepared...lobster, steak and appetizers. The sweet corn vegetable dish was an especially satisfying side dish. Waiter was knowkedgeable about wine and pairings were easy because of the excellent cellar.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth the price
Since this is a fine dining type restaurant you can expect the price to be a little bit higher than average steak house. In this case you really do you get what you pay for the appetizers are amazing, the entrées are amazing and the dessert was amazing! The wait staff was very attentive and the atmosphere was classic yet cozy. I highly recommend this restaurant nestled in the historic section of downtown Norfolk. It is definitely worth the money.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary the other night, Byrd and Baaldwin Bros enhanced our special evening. Our service was the best that I have had in the Tidewater area. Our server Eman was fantastic. The ambiance was perfect. Our meals were good. I have already recommended to others. We will return.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We LOVE Byrd & Baldwin!!!! Everything is done with great style and class. The cocktails are made just the way we like them - nothing watered down here!!! The service is impecable. We always get their steaks as they are, in our opinion, the best in the Tidewater region. Their side dishes are made for sharing - some VERY unique and wonderful! It is always, ALWAYS an evening to remember!!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Anniversary Evening
Bill Rice and his staff made our anniversary a memorable event from the table setting and location, to the great service, Bill's easy personal touches made it a great evening and without a doubt the best beef we've had anywhere in the area.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
byrd & baldwin
Went here on a friend's recommendation to celebrate our 20th anniversary and found a gem! Gorgeous building and ambience. Fabulous food and service- will def be back!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steaks, side dishes, dessert, cocktails, ambiance, and service were each top shelf. Best restaurant I have been to in years.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Date Spot
Our first visit. Food was great as was the service! We will return.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have the best experience at Byrd and Baldwin. The service is unbelievable and the food is outstanding. Our favorite restaurant in town.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Happy Anniversary
Took wife here for our 5th anniversary. Great time, she enjoyed it and the staff took great care of us. even let us bring a cake in earlier in the day to have for dessert as a surprise.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food but not fine dining
I was disappointed that the food did not live up to my expectations. We had not been there for quite a while and I looked forward to the experience. Although the food was good to very good depending on the selection, I would recommend sticking with the steaks which the group enjoyed most of all.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
sunday night specials outstanding
The B&B sunday night restaurant week specials are varied and excellent. We had a group of 6 and the table location was fine and the service outstanding. Thanks Chris.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hidden dine dining
I took my wife there for a our anniversary for the first time and was impressed. The food was outstanding from the steak down to the crab corn side dish. My only tiff is the i was seated so close the the gentleman behind me when there was no reason for it be. I remedied this by switching chairs, though I feel this minute detail could have been corrected by them. Overall, I loved it and recommend this place.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Four at table
The small tenderloin was excellent. The mixed vegatables were also very good. We also had the best Shiraz I have ever tasted. My wife's scallops were delicious.
The menu for $30 is also a good idea, since the the total price can get a bit high.
My wife and I will be visiting you again soon.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awsome Thanks Giving Dinner
We were in Norfolk as my son was deployed for Thanksgiving. With n plans and no real place for dinner we found this gem. Great service and food to say the least.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM