The pumpkin soup and the macaroni
The pumpkin soup and the macaroni and cheese were out of this world delicious. Best I've ever had!
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the perfect place
This was the perfect place for a 30-year reunion with great friends. It's a beautiful small restaurant with a view of the river...lovely inside and lovely outside. It has this very welcoming classic interior that makes you just want to linger...and we did! The service was perfect...attentive and intuitive...but not intrusive or hovering.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had not been thrilled the last time we visited Vintage Kitchen, but this time everything was excellent. In the past, our servers seemed pompous, but not this time. Our server was very sweet and knew answers to all of our questions. The Black & White Mac n Cheese might be the best Mac we have ever had. The Roasted Red Pepper & Smoked Gouda soup was superb and the Grilled Portabello on Focaccia was delicious. We also enjoyed the Bittersweet Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel dessert, a must have. This is a great lunch spot - ask for a window seat.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food was delicious, but waitress
Food was delicious, but waitress was not very attentive
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service is excellent.
The service is excellent. The food is indescribably exquisite! Best in Norfolk!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pricey, but worth every penny
The food was fantastic. Had the Halibut special and my wife had the flounder and they both were excellent. the salads were excellent as well. Place was kind of empty because we were eating early before a show. Food was very pricey, but we didnt mind paying for it because everything was perfect.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, and good experience
The menu was kind of interesting and we decided to make it more of a tapas with the small plate side of the menu. Everything we had was good. I def recommend the spicy Caesar salad, and the bacon wrapped dates.
We would def go back!
Our waiter was very good, he did a great job at explaining everything and was very knowledgeable. This is def key to a good restaurant, in my opinion!
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for Good Husband points
I took my wife for a special occasion, and we had an incredible dining experience. The food was spectacular, and the service was superlative. I will say that the menu is not really kid friendly, but our server and chef prepared a special dish for my 7 year old, and she had a wonderful time as well. I highly recommend the Vintage Kitchen! A+++
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I COULD NOT BE MORE IMPRESSED! I ended up meeting a few friends there last week, a few of whom had never been - we were blown away! Gorgeous views of the river, amazing food, and a really sweet waitress made the night! The space is more modern and sophisticated than most of the better restaurants in the area which tend to be a bit more traditional - reminds me more of places in DC or New York. Having been before, I've noticed that some nights it's a bit more quiet and romantic and other nights it's really busy - I don't know which I prefer. This time there was definitely an energetic crowd (we were told the Chef was hosting a private charity dinner in one of the other dining rooms). Best restaurant in the Norfolk/VA Beach area hands down!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Break from the tourist stuff
When waterfront in Norfolk, Vintage Kitchen provides you a break from the tourist crowd and excellent food and service. We always make a point to eat there when staying in the area.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've heard from websites, and people alike that the Burger served during the lunch time is amazing, However I take everything with a grain of salt, but still wanted to try this magic burger. So, I had a table RSVP for the lunch service on my birthday, and invited my mother to celebrate as well.
We both ended up ordering the burger med-well and all I can say is now its my favorite burger, I am italian so I really enjoyed the garlic spread, in fact I wanted to kick myself for never trying that before on burgers I made because it is so good, now I can see how some people may think its alittle strong, but I enjoyed it alot. I only wish I had orderd a Root-Beer to go with the burger but didn't know about it until after the order was placed. A+
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner w/ our celiac/vegan friends
This was at least our sixth dinner at Vintage Kitchen. This is a superb restaurant. The Chef is extraordinarily talented. His staff is well trained. His emphasis on local food is carried off to tremendous effect. I will return and will recommend it to friends and family.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Food, Excellent Service
and lovely view. Was there for lunch and had a salad with tuna perfectly seared.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique in it's location and
Unique in it's location and ambience!
We took my husband's secretary to the Vintage Kitchen for lunch. It was perfect -elegant while being user- friendly for the limited time frame if you work in downtown Norfolk.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We stumble upon the Vintage Kitchen as my the best romantic dinner spot. My husband talked to the Chef prior to our dinner. The ambience was lovely. Our server was the Chefs wife and it was such a special treat for us to get to know them.
If you are looking for something romantic or a great birthday idea, have dinner here and take the water ferry around the Elizabeth River after. I a looking forward to gong back and trying the mac & cheese this fall.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great selection of local wines and beers - will definitely recommend! Five star food and service!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very much enjoyed!
My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary and very much enjoyed the service, location, view and especially the food. This was a great experience and recommend for almost any occasion especially a romantic setting. Sunset dining was excellent.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view was blocked...
Only one negative comment – before dinner, as we were watching the beautiful skyline – including planes and helicopters – one of the restaurant personnel set up a huge orange umbrella which blocked the view. If there were a sun issue, I’d understand, but, at least, then there was no sun and the few times it popped out, it was not coming through ‘our’ window. Just seemed strange and spoiled the view.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll come back for sure !
Very good experience for us, as French newcomers to Norfolk. We were treated to very tasty food and wine, with a perfect service (advices, smile and effectiveness).
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for lunch and liked
We went for lunch and liked everything we had; good food and always great service. After many years of operation, the menu needs some refreshing. There's nothing that is not good, but after several visits, we are running out of options to try something different. Still one of the better restaurants in Norfolk for lunch or dinner.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
$5 MINT JULEPS - AMAZING!
Best restaurant in town! Food is consistently great, and the waitresses there are really sweet - seems like there are lots of regulars which is always a good sign. Tried a couple cocktails from their new menu and can't get over the fact that the mint juleps were only five bucks - double pours of bourbon - serious drink!!! Can't wait to go back!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Truly Great Food
Great special occasion place. Truly a find. The pumpkin soup (seasonal) is brilliant. The chef knows how to cook! Nice ambiance overlooking the Elizabeth River. Will go again.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect spot for lunch overlooking the water! The food was very good and the view was better!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hidden Jewel of Norfolk
This was my second time visiting Vintage Kitchen, with my girlfriend on a special occasion. When we arrived, to our surprise we were the only ones in the restaurant. We were seated beside the fireplace, Sinatra was singing in the background, and to top it off we had a perfect view of the Elizabeth River. Our server walked us through the menu and made excellent recommendations based on what we liked. Everything is made and baked fresh when ordered, right down to the appetizer bread. The Black and White Mac & Cheese is wonderful. I had the duck, my girlfriend had the flounder, and we ended the experience with apple tart. From start to finish this restaurant is perfect. This place is pricey, but well worth it.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM