Made for a Lovely Mother's DayThe Vintage Tavern was a lovely experience for my mom and me on Mother's Day. Our service was first rate. Our server took very good care of us and the food was delish! This was our first visit to the Vintage Tavern and we will go again. Southern food with a gourmet flair!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints.Went to Vintage Tavern for Mother's Day. All of us loved our food. Might be the best steak I've ever had. Service was off, which is unusual. I think she was having an off night. Took her a while to return to get our orders. Barely checked on us. Then completely forgot about our dessert order.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful brunch!My first visit to Vintage Tavern was just wonderful. It was Mother's Day Brunch and I could not have asked for a more perfect table or service. Our servers were pleasant, our food was delicious and the atmosphere was charming and quiet. The basket of warm breads (cornbread, banana, biscuits and tiny doughnuts) were a unexpected surprise and hit with all of us! We will be back again and again I am sure!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSouthern TreatI took my Mother here for a Mother's Day dinner, it was one of the 5 best restaurants ever! Cant list enough good things about this restaurant.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSuffolk TreasureVery romantic, outstanding food, southern style like nothing you've had before. Our favorite restaurant for special occasions because we always leave there felling spoiled.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFine Southern CookingVintage Tavern is a great place to eat if you want fine Southern cooking and excellent service. With a round table for larger groups or booths for smaller parties, it is a great dining experience, plus eating dessert outside on a lovely spring evening was wonderful!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMDining with friendsMy friends and I dined at the Vintage Tavern with excellent service. I'm a gluten free vegan and the chef prepared me a special meal that was outstanding. One friend had the shrimp and grits while my other friend had the filet mignon. They, too, raved of their meal and not one morsel was left. Clean plates is a sign of fabulous food. This will become one of my favorite places.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful!Very enjoyable evening and delicious food! Service and ambience were great too. Would definitely recommend.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMMet some friends for dinnerMet some friends for dinner at the bar. Ordered the tenderloin and it was one of the best meals I have had in recent memory. Extensive wine and craft beer list. Great staff. Excellent outdoor patio area. Overall, a terrific experience. I will be coming back soon.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA window on springThe grounds outside are at their most picturesque this spring.
Great food and service as always!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFaithful foodie's destination.Vintage Tavern has turned into our favorite for reliable dining that is never average. Featuring local fare from Virginia's ham and peanut country, it also has dishes featuring venison and fresh seafood. We especially enjoy the menu of Martina's and salad appetizers. Try the pumpkin martini in the fall.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent wine list. GreatExcellent wine list. Great land an sea options, always prepared perfectly.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI invited two friends forI invited two friends for Easter dinner and it was our first time. A week later I had company from NY, brought them there and both visits were Outstanding. The starter plate with ham, sausage, egg, biscuit and wonderful jelly was perfect. All the entrees were fabulous and their ice cream and sorbet were wonderful. Scallops, steaks and their Pork plate were enjoyed by all. Don't miss this restaurant.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite places to dine. Have not had a bad meal there yet! Service is excellent and the wine list is extensive!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is good however notThe food is good however not as good as the Smithfield Inn and more expensive.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service! Recommend toGreat service! Recommend to always have a seafood soup selection, especially for Easter Sunday. The beet salad was too pricey for what you get. The avocados in the salad were very small yet very hard and limited in number. Please add a house salad that has a light dressing in addition to other salad choices. I still am not impressed with the menu choices. Wines choices are also very pricey.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, excellentExcellent food, excellent service, my family and I were very pleased and enjoyed our experience.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic setting...delicious food!The food was delicious and our waitress was great. However, we had a problem with the hostess upon arrival and I will address this directly with the restaurant.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant, the ambiance and food were great!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a Great Dining ExperieWe usually go to Vintage Tavern only for special occasions. We have never been disappointed. Their food is always a wonderful combination of fresh and local fare cooked to perfection and presented in very pleasing way. The service is always top notch. Make sure you save room for dessert because it is always heavenly. For someone who enjoys buffets, this is not the place for you but for someone who really enjoys great food, great service and a very pleasing atmosphere and is willing to pay a little more, this is a great place to dine.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Wonderful MealVintage Tavern is just about the most perfect restaurant. Oddly, how can one place be a neighborhood gem and also romantic, hot, and good for special occasions. Well, the VT can! We eat here at least 4 times a year and have NEVER had a bad meal. The service is always very professional and the food wonderful. We went for Easter dinner and had the last seating at 6 pm. As a result, they were out of a few dishes and we wondered whether the menu had grown stale. But fear not, the food was fabulolus...chicken breast with red eye gravy, cheese grits and perfect collards. And homemake ice cream to end the meal. What a way to welcome spring. And the bar is also very special. Do not miss this very special restaurant.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always a great meal withAs always a great meal with impeccable service. The manager always makes his rounds throughout the restaurant floor asking the patrons how everything was a great touch. That's why I go back, I feel special.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, flavorful,Very good food, flavorful, not salty. Great service. Great wine list. Small menu. Expensive.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways fantastic!We love Vintage Tabern! We go whenever possible and have never been disappointed. The service is spectacular, and we love that the menu changes with the seasons. There's always something new to try. The wine list has something sor every price point, and the staff has been very knowledgeable about pairings. I can't say enough about this fantastic restaurant. As a former restaurant manager, I'm pretty picky, and Vntage Tavern always gets it right.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMVintage Tavern is one of myVintage Tavern is one of my and my husband's favorite special night out places. The food never disappoints and is always interesting with new things to try on the menu. The wait staff are friendly and very helpful in selections. The restaurant is pricey but well worth the money!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a find! Thanks againWhat a find! Thanks again to Open Table for a GREAT recommendation. We will do our best to arrange our travels to return. I. have used Open Table for years and have NEVER had a bad recommendation, but this one was tops even for you3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Southern CuisineI love the variety of food available at Vintage Tavern. Everyone got something radically different (and equally delicious). The enhancement of Southern Cuisine is awesome! I loved the upscale, but not stuffy ambiance.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent. Vintage TavernExcellent. Vintage Tavern consistently delivers a great dining experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to the Vintage TavernWent to the Vintage Tavern on a Thursday looking for their Prime Rib Night, but turned out to be Suffolk's Restaurant Week with a special menu. Though slightly disappointed by this at first, it does give me an excuse to return for the prime rib. Ambience was friendly yet subdued. Service was great and well mannered. Food was as ordered and cleaned my plate without difficulty. A mark of a good dining experience for me is easy - if my water glass is never empty, then I'm happy and my glass was relatively full (and cold) during this visit. I still prefer their sister restaurant River Stone Chophouse, but will return here for the variety.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed the food andReally enjoyed the food and the ambiance. This was my first time dining and I decide to come because of restaurant week but will come back again.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe visited during "Suffolk'sWe visited during "Suffolk's Restaurant Week" and ate from that special menu so our review is based on that menu only. The food was good but not great. Specifically, we had the steak dinner and the chicken and sweet potato dumpling dinner. The steak was not tender but it was tasty and was cooked perfectly. The sides with the steak dinner were very good. No one at our table liked the chicken and sweet potato dumpling. The starters were all very good and the dessert was good. The chocolate cake was actually a cupcake and was dry but tasty. Being fair we have dined at the restaurant before and it was very good. I think the "Restaurant Week Menu" was not representative of what they normally serve.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAT FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONSWent there on a Tuesday night for my girlfriend's birthday. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. We also enjoyed the quiet atmosphere. We both had scallops, which were excellent. The Pimento cheese was also a great starter. The menu is small, but unusual for this area. You should expect to pay around $100.00 for dinner for two people. That limits it to special occasions for me, but definitely worth the price a couple of times a year. PITA people might object to all of the stuffed animals on display in the bar area.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant has a moderatelyThe restaurant has a moderately rustic décor with subdued lighting suitable for relaxed and romantic occasions. The service was excellent from start to finish- attentive, but not overly intrusive. In general, the food was presented well and very satisfying to the pallet. However, the Ceaser salad was excessively stalky and the deviled food cake desert was skimpy and unremarkable regarding taste.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular as usualIt was awesome as usual!!1 The food was spectacular!!!3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of a group of four weOut of a group of four we reconize that we had to ask for lemons for the water more than once. The indiviual who had the catfish stated it was not completely done. Everyone else was satisfied with the food.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVintage Tavern exceeded myVintage Tavern exceeded my wife and I expectations. The food was great! The staff had excellent customer service. My wife and I were there for Suffolk Restaurant Week and the limited food menu items were good. We had the Catfish with Red Beans and Rice and the Steak with Spinach. The dessert and appetizers were very pleasing. We recommend anyone in the Hampton Roads area to visit the place. We plan to go for our one year anniversary.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMVery goods food and service.Very goods food and service. The price is high, but it is worth every penny.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA good fit of a restaurantVintage Tavern dresses up or down well for us. Last visit I was in denim-- before that I broke bad with diamonds for our anniversary. It is rare that I ask for a suggestion from the house on wine selection, but I find it profits me to do so here. The venison was exquisite. Kudos to an effective team!3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerGreat service & food, very accomodating. Went for our 30-year anniversary. First glass of wine tasted as though it had been open for a while and the Manager quickly opened a fresh bottle and gave me a new glass. He then gave me a fat taste of my #2 wine choice.. Basically two glasses for the price of one. I had the mixed grill and it was very tasty although could've been a larger entree for the price. My wife had the country fried chicken dinner with Mac & cheese and it was delish! Finished with their homemade ice cream (yummy) and lemon coconut cake (somewhat dry but tasty).
We've eaten the several times and often recommend it to others.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM