Virgil's Cafe
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Virgil's Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.virgilscafe.com/
  • Phone: 8594913287
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Buschle
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Everything from box lunches to banquets. Virgil's will help design the feast to fit the function.
  • Special Events: Virgil's offers a 5 course prix fixe menu with wine pairings monthly, occuring on the 2nd Monday of every month. log on to www.virgilscafe.com for details and prices.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O'Fallon
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Virgil's Cafe
Virgil's Cafe is a locally owned and operated casual gourmet restaurant featuring fresh local ingredients and seasonal wine-paired menus. Located in the heart of historic Bellevue, Kentucky, we offer our customers a wide array of internationally inspired fare, wine tastings, art openings, charitable events, and informal cooking instruction.
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Virgil's Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The entrees were fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    The entrees were fabulous and presented beautifully. The breads were delicious, could have had that with wine and been happy. Service was friendly, and timed very well with the courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Great food and great service. We will definately be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bellevue's Gem Doesn't Disappoint
    IslaymaltmanVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    Virgil's is solid. The menu is always inventive, attention is paid to local ingredients, and things are made in house. We had a great visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We brought some old friends
    Karen
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We brought some old friends to the restaurant and they enjoyed their first experience as much we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Main dining group had large
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Main dining group had large LOUD group. Was gret after they left.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful small neighbourhood gem.
    LuvtodineoutVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Wonderful and delicious. Enjoyed the crab cake appetizer. Split a yummy pastrami sandwich with crispy sweet potato fries. The cucumber infused gin and tonic was refreshing. Great service. Enjoyed the art work on the walls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Virgil's Cafe is one of my
    sebuck
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Virgil's Cafe is one of my go-to restaurants for out of town guests, especially for lunch. Good value, diverse options, fun atmosphere, and delicious food. Everyone loved their orders on our most recent visit and our birthday girl got a free dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Food in a Cozy Spot
    AlexvRVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Very much enjoyed Virgil's. Excellent beer selection with locals on draft and a diverse bottle selection. Solid wine list too. Best crab cakes ever. Fantastic bread. My salad was just so so. The ladies loved the dessert. The setting is very nice with a homey environment accentuated with vibrant art. Only slight negative is sound is magnified in the place and at times it grew to a dull roar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Where was the Virgil's we know????
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    We have never had anything less than an outstanding visit at Virgil's but our dinner on this night was completely different. Our food was cold, the food tasted just ok and my husbands entree was tough. This is completely opposite of what we have come to expect at Virgil's. we have told so many people about this restaurant but if we have another dinner like this one, I'm sad to day it may be our last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasure!
    Curamach
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Virgil's is always a pleasure. My pork shanks were great. My wife's seafood stew with potatoes was good, the seafood quite tender, perhaps the potatoes overwhelmed the dish a bit. the Cajun shrimp and mushrooms were excellent, especially with plenty of good bread for dipping out the sauce. My wife woulnd't let me pick up the plate and lick it....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service. Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    Great service. Very Good food. Nice table by the window. A unique, special place for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great dinner at Virgil's!
    TFH11
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    Had a great dinner at Virgil's! I tried the hot slaw for the first time and it was different from other area restaurants, but GOOD! Adding the bleu cheese YUM! I did have a case of entree envy. I ordered the Poutine au Pouive, which was very good. However I wish I would have ordered the pork shank that someone else at the table ordered. It looked AMAZING! Give it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice little restaurant - friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Nice little restaurant - friendly staff, small menu, but nice choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful discovery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    The food and ambiance was just fabulous. The Andouille Pasta was out of this world. We asked our waitress for a recommendation and she was frank with us. Love that in wait staff! Give me truth over the "company" line any day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my 2nd time dining
    JasonVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    This was my 2nd time dining here. First time was about a year ago and got the shrimp n grits- awesome! It's a converted house with great view of street and I enjoyed the entire dining experience. This time however, they were out of the brunch special by noonish. It's was pouched egg and steak platter. Our server just said, it sells out quickly. Really by noon? This probably set me off on a bad start because I already had decided what I wanted and I couldnt get it. Fennel salad was good and got the Reuben. All was just good for me this time including the service. Nothing to write home to Mom about.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been there a few times
    klavier
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    We have been there a few times and the food is sstill good but not amazing anymore (a few menu items removed and the specials usually run out even earlier than expected). Nice bar menu but a HUGE raise in house wine by the bottle price. Also, chairs that are missing upholstery, bottom cushions and some that are tiny folding-chairs were a bit unacceptable. We really like Virgil's and hope that this was just a blip on the map.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice setting with rotating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Very nice setting with rotating art. Attentive server. Incredible frog legs and fennel salad that I can't wait to have again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed the menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    We really enjoyed the menu choices. Everyone in our party had a differs entree. All choices we ordered were delicious. Our server was very helpful and was able to answer all our questions to help us make our dinner choices. Only negative was the temperature in the dining area was somewhat cold for our enjoyment. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Didn't live up to expectations
    MaryPVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    Saw this restaurant of Food Channel but not wowed. Quiet atmosphere and food was OK. My co-worker got the Big Brown which was fantastic but the other two plates were average at best. Expected more based on what I saw on TV.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The ambiance was really quaint. We would have enjoyed ourselves more if we weren't seated next to a very loud group. The food was different. They change the menu by season, I think. Maybe, we will try it again in the summer. Service was fine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance, food, and (overall)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    The ambiance, food, and (overall) service was great. I went there for Valentine's day with a first date and had planned for flowers to be sent to the restaurant. The hostess agreed to have them on the table when we arrived, which they did. This was obviously supposed to be a surprise to my date. However, as we entered the restaurant and I gave the hostess my name, she mentioned "oh, your flowers are on the table". I would have much rather my date seen the flowers and be surprised, than to hear it from some hostess that didn't really need to say anything. Also, I asked for two glasses of wine to be sent to the table as we arrived, which the waitress forgot about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Virgil's is always fun and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Virgil's is always fun and creative with their own unique flair on the 'normal' stuff. Love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entree was not nearly as good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Entree was not nearly as good as we have had in the past. My wife's steak was no where close to the quality expected for the price. She thought it tasted old and only ate one bite. Service very good as were the other courses of the meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Our party of four was there for dinner on a Wednesday night. While I've seen all the reviews and even the episode of Triple D on Food Network raving about this restaurant, we weren't all that impressed. I was really rooting for the place and hoping it was as great as everyone said it would be, but the food was mediocre to say the least. One of the sandwiches ordered from our table was burnt, another had the burger and he said it was way too dry. I had the pasta and well…it was pasta. Our drinking glasses sat empty for a majority of the dinner. I also noticed the table next to us must have had some issues with their dinners as the chef/owner made a few appearances apologizing for the crawfish. In all, our 3 sandwiches, 1 bowl of pasta, and
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Met friends for dinner. we
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Met friends for dinner. we had been there several times, it was our friends first visit. We had an excellent meal. If you go you mustntry the housemade andouille.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Beer Was Great the Food Just OK
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We found Virgil's online and the reviews were great so we thought we would give them a try. After searching for parking and hiking to the restaurant we were greeted by a hostess on the phone who turned to avoid eye contact while she finished her call. When she hung the phone up instead of welcoming us she asked if we had a reservation (we did) and proceeded to lead us to our table. While entering the room a couple was leaving a table by a window and my wife asked if we could have that table and was told that we could not. Our waitress was great but we felt pushed the entire evening. The food was OK ending with a lava cake that was overcooked and the "lava" was more of a brick. With a few changes this restaurant could be much, much better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner. The menu
    Annie
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Wonderful dinner. The menu provided good alternatives for all. Enjoyed appetizers, salads and entrees. Service was attentive, friendly and efficient. All of the food was prepared well, geared towards Cajun/creole, but good alternatives if that's not your preference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    As always, great food, good wine, and excellent service. Virgil's is small but a great place for dinner for 2-4 people!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Virgil's is one of my favorite
    TastingGirl624
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    Virgil's is one of my favorite brunch spots! Their bloody Mary's are delish, especially in the summer when garnished with fresh herbs from the backyard garden. All the bread - even the English muffins - is homemade. The brunch menu changes each week, which keeps things seasonal and fresh. I've dined at Virgil's a number of times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking for a fun,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    We were looking for a fun, unique spot for our daughter's birthday brunch. She is a senior at Xavier and her Dayton family wanted to take her out. We had a great brunch at Virgil's, made the on-line reservations the evening before. Arrived about 5 minutes before noon, the staff was friendly, informative, and attentive. Food very good and soup (shrimp bisque) was excellent. Would definitely go again. We followed our Virgil's dining with a trip to the Krohn Conservatory and had a great day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 4 of us dined early evening
    Enjoy
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    4 of us dined early evening on a Saturday. Service was friendly and prompt. Drinks refreshed quickly. The pasta dishes were very good. Oyster appetizer special ale o was a hit long with the soup. The bar is very small so if you like to have drink while waiting for a table you're taking your chances.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Service was excellent and the food was outstanding. Had the oyster po'boy, which was the special, and the hamburger. Great spot for a weekend lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Virgil's is a great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    Virgil's is a great dining spot. Unfortunately it is so small that it has not yet made arrangements that will keep the cold air out of the dining area. If seated across from the door food will be cold before it can be eaten. With a curtain at the door or a 2 door entryway in the side this could be easily fixed. Our server moved us to a better table and we were able to enjoy and visit with our daughter. We enjoy going to Virgil's for occasions or just to have wonderfully prepared meal that will entertain our taste buds.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've eaten at Virgil's many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    I've eaten at Virgil's many times, but I have to say the last two times I was a little disappointed with the food. The ettouffee lacked the andouille sausage (none at all) and the sauce that smothered the dish fell flat. Also, the bread was very fresh but the butter was so hard it was unspreadable. The restaurant was pretty chilly, so we asked to be moved away from the window, but found the side walls just as cold. One last thing, after eating my "hot slaw" that was so smothered in sauce, my knife was coated. Rather than bring a clean knife, the waitress just scraped it off and left it on the plate. Not good. My criticism is constructive only in hopes that these things can be fixed so my next experience will be better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed a bourbon flight and
    CasualFoodie
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Enjoyed a bourbon flight and a detailed discription and history of each sample. The staff was very welcoming and engaging. The specials were prepared very well and we enjoyed trying something new. Some of the regular menu items didn't live up to their fanfair. I would go again and try something different.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been to Virgil's before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    I have been to Virgil's before and had a better experience. It was extremely cold in the restaurant...especially seats by the doors. I know it is an old house, but I think they needed to turn up the heat. My food was just ok that evening. However on previous visits it was much better.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't be the last
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/23/2013
    Had a really good time with another couple who we had not see for a while. Both couples had been to Virgil's separately before. First time together, but won't be the last.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • saw Virgil's on diners drive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    saw Virgil's on diners drive ins and dives. it's awesome, starting from the appetizers all the way through the desserts...really a great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wasn't sure what to expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    I wasn't sure what to expect when we headed out to Virgil's Cafe for brunch on a Sunday morning. I don't do many local small restaurants but I had heard great things so I thought I would try it out. In a nutshell, it was awesome! The menu is created each Sunday morning so it's normally got some new items each week. My husband and I had a hard time deciding what to eat because it all sounded so great! The service and the decor were really great as well. the servers were very attentive, even though they were busy, and the artwork gave me and my husband something to chat about and yearn to bring home with us. The best part though was bill. SO inexpensive for the amazing quality of food you get! I would highly recommend Virgil's Cafe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a repeat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Tasty food, pleasant service, great specials and good prices. Overall exceeds expectations every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate