The Cellars
The Cellars

The Cellars

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thecellarsvb.com/
  • Phone: 7574602210x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matt Weishampel
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meeting House Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Limited
A word from The Cellars
The Cellars Restaurant, tucked in the heart of Church Point neighborhood in Virginia Beach, and located in the historic Church Point Manor House, presents fine dining in an intimate setting. Our menu is American regional cuisine, that changes seasonally, and we offer over 160 fine wines. The restaurant is divided, with seating for up to 70 in our elegant main dining room, and a more relaxing mood in our bar and lounge, with fireplaces in both areas.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Cellars reviews from OpenTable diners
74 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (66)special occasion (65)neighborhood gem (48)notable wine list (41)fit for foodies (39)good for groups (7)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • A Real Treat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We Googled "best restaurant in Virginia Beach" since we wanted to celebrate our anniversary, and The Cellars came up. The place is located in a mega-upscale gated community, but you can drive right in. It's actually in a cellar, but the ambiance is more like a monastery with adobe walls, etc. The service was absolutely first-rate and quite helpful. I had a glass of superb Chianti that was so good, I bought a take-home bottle. My wife had a Muscat, also most satisfying. The appetizers and entrees (charred bone marrow and seared mahi and scallops) were most excellent. The sommelier brought us free flutes of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. We plan to return early and often.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OUTSTANDING in every way!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    My husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary at The Cellars since our co-worker had highly recommended this place with such rave reviews. And we are so glad we did!! The experience was beyond our expectations!! We loved the ambiance and the food was absolutely delicious!! The best meal we've ever had!! This was our first visit and we look forward to our next one - hopefully soon!! Thank you so very much for making our special night even more special!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining
    Seatow
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Celebrated a quiet romantic birthday dinner here, outstanding food, service and staff.. Perhaps the best cooked steak ive ever had!!! Highly recommend this place, you will not be disappointed...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    From the Host, to the waitress and lastly the chef, it was amazing. A bit pricey but doesn't break the bank, the food was worth it. I ordered the Beef and mac, I had a selection of a filet or a rib eye, and I decided on the Rib eye. It was cooked a perfect medium rare and was seasoned deliciously. My wife ordered the salmon and that as well was delicious. I 100% recommend The cellar for every romantic date. The decor and the mood was amazing as well, the entrance was hard to find becuase it was sort of dark but once we entered and we were greeted warmly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Hidden Gem
    luvfood2
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was our 14 wedding anniversary and we were looking for a nice place to go. I tried this restaurant on the recommendation from a friend and i was so happy. We had the absolute best time. The food was amazing, the decor perfect, the ambiance was perfect, and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We certainly would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Heaven
    Quietandelegance
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Restaurant is under a Bed and Breakfast in a very nice neighborhood. What a find! A quiet romantic Restaurant amid a quiet neighborhood. We recommend The Cellars for any special occasion or getting away from the kids. Staff was very friendly but unobtrusive. Wine list was complete and covered a broad range of selections and prices. The Food was full of wonderful flavors and presented with great care. We cannot wait for our next opportunity to visit the Cellars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Heard good things about The Cellars and decided to give it a try. The ambience was wonderful; looking forward to dining this winter when the fireplaces are lit. Considering how slow the evening was our food took longer to arrive than would have expected. But it was worth the wait. Everything was fresh and tasty. The service was outstanding. Would like to have tried the dessert but our meal was so filling we couldnt eat another bite.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bone marrow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I was surprised to see one of my favorite dishes served in a restaurant in VB. That was just the appetizer, the rest of the meal was delicious. Not a lot of people like bone marrow but no worries they have all kind of dishes and appetizers to choose from and a great wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent...
    VaYooper
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Love everything about The Cellars. This place made us feel we were at some place we could never afford. The staff amazing. The food is second to none. My only small gripe is that the serving portions could be a bit bigger. We left still kind of hungry.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great dining experience! Will definitely be back.....the food was prepared perfectly and the service was very attentive but not intrusive! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • top notch place
    FreshAir516
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great food I had the beef and mac, the ribeye was cooked the way I ordered it an d was even bigger than the menu described. Professional staff. Very classy place and I don't like the word classy but it best describes it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary spot
    Nickname
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went for our anniversary. Reservation was for 5:30, I know very early. We were the only ones there for about 20 minutes. When others started showing up they put the next two couples right next to us despite the whole restaraunt being empty...weird. Still it wasn't too loud. Server was very professional. The food was okay. She had the filet and I had the quail. Great ambiance for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    M102129
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I was visiting the Virginia Beach area on vacation and was looking for a nice place to go for dinner. I discovered The Cellars via the internet which described it as romantic and having a extensive wine list. While it was off the beaten path for us (an hour drive from Sandbridge where we were staying), it was very much worth the drive. The food and service was outstanding. We went on a Wednesday night which we discovered was half price wine night - bonus! We will definitely return on future trips to the beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Chose this place as a first romantic dinner date. Was not disappointed. Wait staff was excellent. Great recommendations. Was pro-active with offering to share appetizers (getting plates etc), did not rush with additional courses. Just a great service. Must try the scallops and the fillet!!! The Gouda mac and cheese is AWESOME!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden, but worth finding
    Thetachi657
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I was blown away by the food for starters. The best appetizer and entree that I've had in awhile. The service was extraordinary and the staff were amazing. An amazing atmosphere for a lovely date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Nice Experience
    Bigdog
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good and we will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice and secret
    Randytexan
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great food and environment that seems to be a well kept secret. Its on a neighborhood compound that also keeps a B&B. European flair to the environment. Complete with sommelier. The staff is warm, friendly and accommodating. Immediately, one of our favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous night
    jrmeehan
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    They made my "special occasion" truly special. The staff was great, the food was great, the wine paring was great. I highly recommend the Cellars to anyone looking for a special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The Cellars was an unexpected surprise. The food was excellent as well as the service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected on line menu
    Wantedonlinemenu
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went on line and chose the Tapas Tuesday menu and called a reservation. We arrived and became disappointed when the menu items differed from the on line menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply amazing!
    aceman
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Awesome staff everybody is friendly. The food yes the food they're fantastic, the taste and presentation is different from all the other places that we've been - unique.and inviting. The ambiance is romantic we were able to enjoy our night. Thanks to Lisa our server she took good care of us. We will be back again.
    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.
  • Notjustaboutfood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I have praised The Cellars to everyone I have spoken to since I was there on Saturday night! There is not one thing that could be better except the distance from Williamsburg ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    great food, generous portions. will be back. slighty awkward wait staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New favorite restaurant!
    TnTVABeach
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Impeccable service, amazing cuisine, unbelievable atmosphere. It will bring you back in time...the PERFECT romantic dinner destination. Looking forward to making many memories here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So Good
    TSkinnz
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Everything was amazing. We had the Pinot wine flight, sweet breads, bone marrow, scallops, and rib eye.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Enjoyed a great meal with excellent service, a lovely evening for my wife's birthday. Thanks
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overlooked jewel
    NYCLVRVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This restaurant is possibly the best food, service, and ambiance of any in Va Bch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Anniversary Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My hubby and I went her to celebrate our anniversary! The staff was amazing and provided excellent customer service. Everything we ordered - from drinks, to appetizer, to our entree was AMAZING! You would never find this just driving around - it is in a suburban neighborhood! Great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NOT TO BE MISSED
    AFOODIE
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A very special restaurant for a very special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Colonial Charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Best kept secret in Virginia Beach! Want to be selfish and keep this location "our" little secret, however that would be unfair to the owners and fantastic staff who work so hard to make every moment of our visit a warm and inviting one. The food, service and ambiance were top notch. Very classy, yet not stuffy. The Cellar has made it to our "short" list of places to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food!
    Skop
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Cellars was a terrific place for a quiet dinner for two. Great atmosphere, amazing food, and impressive service. Pricey but so worth it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional dinner.
    jetd
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    You will not be disappointed at The Cellars. My girlfriend and I had a very special evening there and it the food and staff far surpassed our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great change
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I like it here because it's different the menu changes, services is good and you are eating in a cellar.. If your first time I suggest a Wednesday as 1/2 bottles of wine and they have a very nice wine selection..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our Anniversary
    anniversarycouple
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the ambiance was superb.....a real hidden gem in Virginia Beach. our servers (lisa and andy) were friendly and the consummate professionals. an added treat was the maître d' stopping by with champagne and congratulating us on our anniversary. A GREAT DINING EXPERIENCE.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little off the beaten path
    Desoto61
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The location is a little unusual, but the restaurant is beautiful, the food was both tasty, and interesting with some unusual options. The service was excellent, and on top of it all the prices were reasonable, and the portions nicely sized. If anything was unusual it was that the place wasn't far more busy than it was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal of the Year
    Jonvaca
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My family had the salmon, the scallops & the mahi-mahi. They were all outstanding. Our appetizers were delicious and the desserts were worth saving room for. Extensive wine list, gave us many choices.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversay Dinner
    knuu89
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    The menu is limited but provides a good selection from sea food to steak. Everything thing was good, from the appetizers to the desserts. The chef's makes a nice twist to tuna bites. The scallops and salmon were cooked just right (not over cooked and dry like many places). Very good wine but limited to mainly CA and FRA. The ambiance is quiet, romantic and sophisticated that gives the impression that one is any where in Spain, France or Italy. The smell of antique furniture and classical music add to the ambiance. Host paid attention to detail by acknowledge patrons' special event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding in Every Way
    Dale
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Every once and a while you come across a restaurant where everything stands head and shoulders above the others , The Cellars is that restaurant . Having been to just about every restaurant in the Norfolk/ Va Beach area, the food quality , the presentation and the taste all deserve 5 stars - I had the scallops and they were perfected cooked and presented with accompanying side items that complimented and greatly enhanced the dish. Service was friendly and the manager stops by the table to make sure everything is perfect - Our server was terrific and offered suggestions - The setting could not be better and it really makes one feel that you are a one of a kind place and you are. We left only wanting to come back soon - truly spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect place to celebrate!
    757foodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    First visit to The Cellars will definitely not be our last! We were warmly greated and seated right away by our friendly hostess. Our waitress welcomed us as soon as we were settled, drink orders were taken & received quickly! Since it was our first visit we relied heavily on our waitress' recommendations. We were not disappointed!!! Each course was delicious and expertly prepared. All the staff from the hostess, waitress, to the friendly gentlemen refilling our water glasses and even the manager wished us a happy anniversary! That small detail added the finishing touch to a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite what I expected...
    B0nV1vant
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I took my wife to The Cellars after returning home from my last deployment. After hearing rave reviews from some close friends, it seemed the obvious choice. We arrived 10 minutes early for our reservation and were promptly seated. After 15 minutes at the table, we had not seen a waiter. Finally when our waiter arrived, our drinks took another 15-20 minutes for the wine flights. The food was good, but not on par for a $250 bill at the end. It is a wonderful concept, although they need to either adjust the quality of food & service or the associated prices.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 293 reviews are from the The Cellars reviews archive.