Todd Jurich's Bistro
Todd Jurich's Bistro

Todd Jurich's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.toddjurichsbistro.com/
  • Phone: 757-622-3210
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch : Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm



    Please call (757)622-3210 if you experience difficulty making your reservation, or if you would like to make a reservation for a group of 9 or more.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Todd Jurich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Personalized catering menus for all occasions available upon request.
  • Private Party Contact: Cory Hixon (757) 622-3210

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boush Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available for lunch and dinner service and on holidays. Norfolk City parking garages are located adjacent on Plume Street or Main Street.
A word from Todd Jurich's Bistro
Discover a unique dining experience in upscale dining — casual elegance. At Todd Jurich's Bistro, you will enjoy five-star cuisine and world-class wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy flavorful dishes prepared by Chef Todd Jurich and his talented team. He and his staff go the distance to ensure personalized service and a dining experience beyond your expectations.

Todd Jurich's Bistro takes great measures to utilize small farmers and producers who practice natural and ecologically sound agriculture, and is proud to offer alternative simple dishes to suit your diet or food allergies.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Todd Jurich's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
64 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)special occasion (42)notable wine list (29)romantic (28)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (16)vibrant bar scene (15)great for lunch (11)hot spot (10)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Overall pleasant experience
    Garkat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent food from appetizer through dessert. Pleasant atmosphere and intimate lighting. Not rushed. Service efficient but not enthusiastic. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JerryVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent. Poor wine list. Only 3 Cabs. under $100. $5 for bread is silly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Somewhat disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Hadn't been here in a few years and wanted to try again. In particular we were disappointed in the following: beet salad was basically large bowl of spinach with a few slivers of beets with small fried goat cheese, the crab cake entree served atop a tomato and bread was accompanied with ordinary potato chips and they didn't have the bottle of wine we selected.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again- Not up to reputation
    Neveragain
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've had lunch there several times and while its a fashionable "see and be seen" kind of place, and the lunches were good, both our dinner experiences were less than expected in all the categories mentioned. The Duck entree was dry, fried, raw in the middle and chewy. The scallops were "just ok" when that phrase at a Todd J venue is not usually expected. The capper was when the manager took our card and returned to tell us, essentially, in a condescending tone,"oh, we know who you are, we keep detailed records of everything about our customers" as if they knew we might be "difficult", but bad food is bad food-I don't care what the magazines say. We had a $135 prepaid card and we couldn't spend it. We gave the waitress the difference+$20...
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  • Memorable Meal
    Diner8
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great experience for a special meal. While some of the clientele forgot how to dress in an upscale restaurant, the food and service was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Entree arrived lukewarm and accompanying chips where quite stale. Not worth the price
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  • Good but not special occasion good
    xtalb
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Went there to celebrate my 51st birthday with my husband and mom. I was surprised that the dining room was so empty at 7:15 and didn't really fill up during the course of the evening. The service was a bit off; I noticed that the other servers checked back in with their tables that were having wine to refill the diner's glasses, but our server left us to pour our own champagne. The bar was busy and very loud. I was glad we were sitting as far away from it as possible. The food was very good and served in a timely manner and we all enjoyed our meals. I will go back, but not for a special occasion type celebration. The ambiance I expected isn't there--it's much more like a rowdy bar that serves good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pricey and delicious
    silky
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Four of us chose four entrees all excellent but a $5.00 charge for an unremarkable bread basket. That is just ridiculous. A burned popover and 2 slices of a stale cake bread. Ugh!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion
    tgantley
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    My wife and I went for our 19th anniversary. This was our first time for dinner and the second time we have visited. Both times we found the food to be outstanding and the service perfect. highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Return
    ArldinerVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Hadn't been to Todd Jurich's since we celebrated our daughter's graduation quite some years ago. We remembered that dinner as outstanding so wanted a repeat, but my husband and I were a little worried that it might not live up to our expectations. It did! I had an excellent dinner of crisp soft shell crab where the crab shone through, not overwhelmed by the breading; followed by perfectly cooked lamb chops. The attentive waiter brought me a moist napkin and lemon wedge because I did enjoy the bones! We were also able to purchase a couple of excellent bottles of wine directly from the restaurant at a reasonable price. It was a lovely, romantic but comfortable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable spot for entertaining!
    JordanVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great for visitors or locals! Everyone loves this venue for business or fun, lunch, bar scene and fine dining! Winner winner any lunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great first visit. We will be back.
    JTdiners
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice upscale restaurant. Urban, professional location in a prime area without any of the typical urban access issues. Immediate valet service and immediate seating. Our romantic, well appointed seats were 40 feet from our car. Equally easy departure. Oh.. The food. Yes, the menu was moderate in size with about 70% seafood selections. My Wife's Fillet Mignon was perfect and my duck was excellent as well. Rounded out with a great gourmet dessert and expresso. The wait-staff, valet and manager/owner was very attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. Great meal. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently a great choice
    PranaVAVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This is the place to be for a wonderful dinner, just dessert or apps and cocktails. Service and food are consistently great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • upscale and classy
    ortleyites
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Creative and well presented dishes. Service attentive and drink pours were generous. Terrific evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    BillF
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was amazing and the service was great. They were very accommodating of special requests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Place to Eat
    EatsOutALot
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was good. I wouldn't say anything I had was worth going back for and I had been dying to try it out! I heard great things about the restaurant but was disappointed. I had the she-crab soup and there were quite a few shells; was not creamy; and didn't have more than 3 spoon-fulls of crab meat. There was also too much garnish (felt like I was eating OldBay and onion soup). I had the Mussel Special and there were two that were bad and I only received 10 mussels. The sauce was delicious but nothing was given to sop it up...served with french fries I was expecting a baguette again to sop up the white wine butter sauce which was really yummy.-even mentioned it to our waitress but she just laughed I might try ya'll again..
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always interesting in a good way
    Curkei
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Restaurant week final day. Compared other restaurants, they have extra money menues. Even breads. Also their portion is petit. I went for my birthday dinner. They put tons of tiny navy stars at the center of the table. But it doesn't look special. I expected something like Ruth Chris and Byrd and Bawldwin, which made me disappointed to chose this restaurant for a special occasion. Their Sushi rice was hard non-sticky. Japanese people judge it was not cooked enough. Also not good quality. Crab soup didn't have much meat but bay leaves. Extra more than $10 scallop dish had only 3 scallops. Besides that, all good. I really like the sauces. Pretty interior. Great wine collection. The staffs are sweet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We found this place on the Norfolk Restaraunt Week list and thought we'd give it a shot. Great location, great ambience and superb food! We will definately return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfaction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I try to go to Todd Jurich's when I have out of town visitors and at least once a month for the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I took a group of my girlfriend, my mother and future mother in law here after a day of wedding dress shopping. It was during restaurant week, and on a Friday. Todd himself showed my moms to the table, and introduced himself. They provided us with a round table as requested in my reservation. All that aside however the food was simply outstanding! We even had an allergy concern after one meal was plated and they replaced it for us, and talked with us about food allergies with genuine concern. I was thoroughly impressed, and will be glad to return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not recommended for Restaurant Week
    Kari
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Norfolk Restaurant Week fell about a week ahead of my birthday, so we decided to go to Todd Jurich's to celebrate. While I realize the restaurant was busy, we felt very rushed as soon as we were greeted by our waiter. He did relax a little after we ordered a $70 bottle of wine. I had checked out the menu online and there was supposed to have been a charcuterie board available, but we were informed that it was not being served that evening. Appetizers were very good. My entree left a bit to be desired. While my duck breast was cooked a nice medium rare, the leg was quite dry and the quinoa it was served over was very watery and bland. I was quite disappointed in this dish and very glad I was not paying full price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Chuck
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We went for downtown restaurant week and had a wonderful dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    It was Norfolk's Restaurant Week so the menu for lunch was limited but it was also a great deal for $10. I ordered the salad which you could pick whatever you wanted to be added to the salad which was really great! Of course, my additions were well over $10 but I enjoyed it immensely. We came by boat and stayed at the Waterside Marina so this is a short walk from the marina and right across from the Museum. The restaurant did not have tourists but mostly business people but we were quite comfortable at lunch with our shorts and collared shirts.
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  • Great Lunch Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Have been several times for dinner and thought it was good. Went for lunch this week (restaurant week) and liked it even better. Good wine and great service but not nearly as loud as dinner which was a plus.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WestGhent
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We had not been to Todd Jurich's in a while and our recent lunch will have us returning very soon. The soup, an iced gazpacho of pear, goat cheese and almonds, was the most unique soup I have had in a while and great for the summer. Between our group of three, we had the mozzarella stack, the soft shell crab entree, the calamari salad, truffle fries and the peach brown betty. Everything was delicious and I cannot go to Jurich's without ordering the truffle fries. Everything was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner.
    BirthdayDinner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I would highly recommend, some sort of acknowledgement of guest whom may be dining in celebration of a birthday.. I was there for dinner celebrating my wife's birthday.. It would have been nice if a manager had simply walked by the table and spoke to her.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food, as always, was delicious. The service was disappointingly fast, though. We had barely finished our appetizer when the entre was presented. Our waiter also forgot our wine.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeteVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Todd's remains one of the better restaurants in the area. Always reliable for great food, better service and a pleasant evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 493 reviews are from the Todd Jurich's Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great service but food disappoints
    BiztravelfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    After 4 nights in downtown Norfolk tried Todd Jurich's for dinner. Located across the street from Nauticus good choice for business dinner but not up foodie challenge from Vintage Kitchen or Chartruese Bistro. Staff friendly and kitchen handled dairy allergy issues well. Swordfish special was good but not memorable. Flounder same.
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  • Business Dinner
    Stevedallas
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Great place for weeknight business dinner, Service was exceptional, food outstanding and quiet enough to engage in conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • AWESOME NIGHT
    phyl
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Planned a night out with the girls. Started with Todd Jurick's Bistro it was awesome. Food was perfect. Service was above and beyond. We will be back to either start or enjoy the evening. Looking forward to try jis lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Time!
    DittyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My party and I had a wonderful time. The service and food were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Todd is always good.
    brettcam
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    You can't go wrong with anything on the menu which changes weekly. The flounder and lump crab "Norfolk" is always excellent. If you're not a fan of noise, arrive after 7pm, especially on a Friday evening. Happy Hour ends at 7pm and the bar crowd often spills over into the main restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our family went to celebrate an early Father's Day. We had a great time. Delicious food and wonderful service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Exceptional
    CaptAm
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Over the years I have been going to Todd Jurich's Bistro by myself or with groups up to 24. It is truly the best restaurant downtown, somewhat hidden across from the WISCONSIN. An attentive staff who offer excellent recommendations and help the non-oenophile with the perfect pairings. It is almost too difficult to choose from the delicious first plates made with the freshest sea food, and even harder to choose from the entrees that range from rabbit, to the best duck I've ever eaten to succulent Kobe beef. You cannot go just once, you will find something on the menu that will bring you back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME
    bigredVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    come to Todd twice a year for business. ROB always takes awesome care of us!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good
    BurgDogVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    I have eaten at the Bistro over the past 6 years or so. I find the food is consistently very good and the service is professional. My most recent visit was in line with past meals there. It is easily one of the best restaurants in a sea of mediocrity around Hampton Roads.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience!
    MandSDinnerOut
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We enjoyed our fabulously cooked dinner on a Friday evening. I had a dish of diver scallops on risotto and my husband had a rack of lamb. Both were cooked perfectly and delicious! The bar was hopping which brought the noise level up more than I would like, but maybe that's just us. Overall a very good experience and I can't wait to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have always enjoyed going to T.J. Bistro- the food is outstanding, the servers personable and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem
    Smhearne
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We have stopped in Norfolk twice on trips to NC and eaten at Todd's for dinner. I started with their daily special of lamb sweetbreads. Yum. Followed that with roasted duck breast which was cooked to perfection and tasted delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgable about each entree and the wines. This restaurant is a real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.