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About Braise

Braise is an eclectic American restaurant specializing in slow-cooked meats and seasonal accompaniments. We serve brunch Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3. Prime rib Sunday and Monday nights. We have Happy Time in the bar from 4-6:30 daily (no reservations, first come first served).

3333 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am-3:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm-10:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
King Richard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 961-8131

Website:
http://www.braisevab.com/

Parking Details:
We have two entrances, at the front and back of the building, with parking lots for both. We suggest parking at the back of the building as the back parking lot is not accessed by the retailers at the front.

Executive Chef:
Jon Wagner

Private Party Facilities:
We offer two private dining rooms with the Fishbowl seating up to 16 and the Aquarium seating up to 40. Rooms have large glass windows which can easily be covered for more privacy.

Private Party Contact:
Mei Ling Perkins: (758) 961-8131

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Braise Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

3.9

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

67% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
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Good for Anniversaries (1)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

We were there for Valentine's Day with another couple. We arrived before our reserved time and went to the bar for a drink. We sat there for at least 10 minutes, maybe longer before we were even acknowledged. Eventually we were and got a drink. The drinks were good. When we were seated at our table, it was a very long time before anyone came by. It appeared that the restaurant was very understaffed and when we finally saw the waitress and said something about it she apologized and said that someone called in and therefore there were only two servers to handle all of the tables. Overall, she did a decent job as she could with being overloaded. My husband and I ordered the $35 dinner that included choice of starter, entree and dessert. After we ordered we were told that the side that was to accompany the short ribs my husband and I ordered was unavailable. We were offered a choice of a substitute. My chosen substitute not only replaced the unavailable side dish but also the other side dish that was to come with the entree. My husband and I ordered creme brulee for dessert. We never got it. We forgot about it until we got home. Our friends enjoyed their meals, our short ribs were fine but not great. Starters and wine was good. We had been at Braise twice before and liked it, but with all the great choices in Hampton Roads, I would not return because of this experience.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dinner at Braise is always delicious. We are always shocked at how few diners have discovered this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve. Restaurant not crowded. Food was good but service was lacking. Wait staff seemed bored and had no sense of humor. Wrong dessserts were served, bill incorrect. Has potential if the service could be improved .

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The restaurant was nearly empty on a Saturday night-that should have been my clue! My cocktail arrived with flat tonic water and my husband's cocktail could not be made because the bar lacked the ingredients (I assume Cointreau). They offered a holiday menu special with a starter, entree and dessert for one price which I did appreciate. Salads were fine (nothing special), but my broiled crab cake was mushy and contained a lot of filler. The southern cooked greens were gritty and overcooked to the point of being brown. They seemed to be cooked in the traditional way with pork-which I do like, but they were overcooked and very salty. The hush puppies were hot but tasted of old oil. I am not sure why a side of pimento cheese is served with the meal but it did not really go with anything. My husband ordered seafood etouffee which had nice flavor but the clams and mussels were overcooked. Our dessert was vanilla creme brulee but the waiter arrived with one vanilla and one he called salted caramel. I found this confusing since that was not even on the menu. I was given the one dessert and he left to get a vanilla brulee that my husband preferred-kind of strange. Overall, the meal was well below expectations and we will not visit again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Can’t wait to go back and try their brunch menu!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Party of four enjoyed crab cakes, salmon patties, oysters, and short ribs. Easy to recommend any one of those dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was fantastic and service was great! Came for Restaurant Week because I had come here with friends and I wanted my husband and son to try it. It did not disappoint and we will be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We went for VB restaurant week. I was expecting really great food based on menu descriptions. It was good, but nothing special. My boyfriend ordered an entree and it ended up being served with mushrooms, instead of the squash that tge menu said it came with. They did not tell us that there was a substitution and when he asked for literally anything else to accompany his steak, they said no substitutions for restaurant week. They subbed.. not him. So he had to order something entirely different since they refused to make it right. Seemed like a really ridiculous policy. You have to tell folks when you are subbing items. There could be allergies. I probably won't go back based on the customer service quality and the lack luster food.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Came for restaurant week. All three courses that my date and I had was great. Great portion for price....

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service was good, food was delicious.. though my husband's steak was overcooked and a bit lackluster so he sent it back and ordered what I had.. he was happy then. We will probably return.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I went with a friend for Restaurant Week yesterday and am going again tomorrow. That should say it all. What a great menu, food and service!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Unfortunately we did not have a great experience at this restaurant. Perhaps it was because it was restaurant week and they were overly busy. It took more than an hour to get our food order. When dessert was served I received cold bread pudding. I asked the waitress if this was how it was supposed to be served and she replied no, felt the bowl and realized it was ice cold. She replied with her kitchen was operating less than perfect tonight and offered to box it up. It was my son's birthday and I was so dissapinted that our evening was far less than perfect.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

First time visiting and during Restaurant Week. Started in the bar for Happy Hour. We'll have to return to partake of the many offerings at Happy Hour time. Enjoyed the special 3 course dinner deal. My server, Jordon did an excellent job. Looking forward to revisiting Braise.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food. Ambiance was very nice. Not a lot of people there so we were concerned but definitely worth it in the end!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Me and my fiance had a great brunch date! We were the only ones in the back dining room, so the service was great! The food was absolutely wonderful!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We have dined at Braise for several years both on special occasions and,...just because. The food is always been terrific and the service superb. In addition to a first class dining room, they have a great informal "sports" bar area where you can order a number of special appetizers along with your drinks or enjoy your entire dinner there if you so choose. "Happy time" drink prices are great and several TVs play various sporting events full time (with the sound off). They also have a couple of large, glass enclosed "fishbowl" dining rooms that are perfect for groups and special occasions if you want a little privacy. Sunday brunch is excellent also. All in all, Braise is a true "neighborhood gem" and I would encourage more folks to take advantage of it. You won't be sorry.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Tapas
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The fried oyster was not my favorite, but the French Fries were amazing.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We thought we would try a different place and we chose Braise because of a newspaper review several months ago. We were pleased with our choice. My wife selected an oyster dish and she had a big bowl of she crab soup, which was generous and delicious. My Etouffee was outstanding with generous helpings of seafood.
We would definitely go back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Great food and service! Overpaid check by accident, waiting for my gift card. Didn't realize gratuity was already in total for a party of 6. My mistake. Will surely go back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Want with friends who were in town for a visit. They drink so we decided to do Happy Time. Then realized that many appetizers were also offered. So we ended up ordering a wide assortment of them and never needed a full dinner. Then we ordered a few desserts. The mouse and cheese cake were very good. We didn't care for the chocolate ravioli. They were hard and dry. The bread pudding was okay. I have had dinner there also and would definitely recommend this restaurant

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Love Braise!!! A hidden gem, the food is always good and have never been disappointed in the menu or the service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I had the fish and chips. Unfortunately the fish came out a little burnt on the outside and not so meaty. I hope that was just a bad night
That was our fourth visit. We may go back but not anytime soon. Maybe going for apptizers would be better for for us
Thank you.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Tampa)·Dined on July 21, 2017

My friends and I had wonderful meals which were reasonably priced. It was enjoyable because we could talk to each other, and not compete with loud music or other diners. There were many other guests, but table spacing and great acoustics made for a quiet setting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 10, 2017

My daughter and I went for brunch and the food was very tasty!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I took my wife for a special Mother's Day dinner. We made reservations for 7PM and were seated right away. Because we were after the crowd earlier in the day, the restaurant was not crowded and was peaceful. The music was background and not so loud it competed with conversation. We have had better she crab soup but it was still good. The seafood hushpuppies with pimento cheese were great, good with any entree. We love their braised beef short ribs and especially the fried spinach. On Sunday's you can get a bottle of wine for half price.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Food was great. I had a reservation for 6:15 and right in front of my family the waitress told the hostess I don't care make them wait. We waited over an hour for food. The menu was awesome but the servers comments trough me off not sure if we will go back. We drove from Great Bridge area to try this place. Was really excited and then trough off by the comment.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Ambiance is really nice. It's a surprisingly spacious and very lowkey. My food (brunch) was ok. I ordered pancakes and they were pretty dense. My wife and daughters enjoyed their food (shrimp and mashed potatoes). For the price, I would've hoped for a larger portion.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The restaurant was somewhat full for Mother's Day. Our server seemed to be covering more tables than she could handle. She was cheerful & apologetic. The crab cakes were lovely. The seafood hush puppies were bland & soggy instead of flavorful & crunchy. Better luck next time.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Normally Braise has pretty good service but it's descending. My wife and I asked for a different table than the one assigned in a corner because she's claustrophobic. The waitress told us she couldn't despite there being plenty of empty seats around. It was Mother's day we didn't want to go elsewhere due to unknown wait times etc. During our meal we received no refills and our waitress was virtually nonexistent. Very poor service...the staff treated us like a means to an end, not a means.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Overall the experience was ok. In regards to my entrée when I received it it was lukewarm at most so I sent it back and instead of a fresh plate coming back it seemed to be microwaved for 2 minutes which made it hot but nothing on the plate was changed (I could tell because it was exactly how I sent it back with the meat cut to certain sides). In regards to my dates entrée, the etoufee, although it tasted good, the seafood wasn't properly cleaned so there was a lot of sand throughout the plate. They didn't know from what piece of seafood all the sand was coming from so there was no point to send back as it'd probably return the same way but it was just very difficult to eat when every other bite I could hear from across the table her crunching on sand.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This time we came during restaurant week, but have come many times before and have never been disappointed. Good variety, excellent quality and service. Definitely a place to check out!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 25, 2017

It was Restaurant Week so it was a great value. The portions were large, we took home half of the food. Because it was Restaurant week we couldn't get a reservation until the 8:30 pm seating and they were very busy. It took 45 minutes to get our entree, our water glasses were not refilled and were told we would get bread to go with our 1st course but did not show up until after we finished our entree. The server was great but didn't check on us during our long wait for the entree. Otherwise a great experience as usual. Would go back but not during Restaurant Week.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We went for Restaurant Week. There were a lot of selections on the menu, which is unusual for that week. My man ordered the She Crab Soup and Onion Crusted Salmon and loved both. I ordered the tuna bites (which tasted ok, but came out cold) and the catch of the day, which was rockfish. I have to say, I wish I'd ordered differently, because some of the other plates I saw coming out were amazing! I tasted my man's food and it was also amazing. Mine was just so-so. Our server was unfamiliar with several of the wines and some of the questions that we had about how the food was prepared. Additionally, he was rather slow in coming around.

Other than that, it was a really nice time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I treated my mom to a good meal for Restaurant Week. We had a great time! Amy provided great service. I enjoyed my seafood pasta. Mom loved the crab cake.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We went to meet some friends we had not seen in years and to enjoy Restaurant Week. Both were a blessing. I have never eaten that much in one sitting and didn't even finish my meal. The She Crab soup was great, in my top three of local she crab soups. Everyone was amazed and loved our main dishes and then there was the desserts. I was looking forward to trying the Ammaretto Choclate sin pie. We ordered the couples plate, three desserts to be shared. The surprise was not the sin pie, it was the chocolate ravioli. WOW. Those little gems were fantastic.

I did not look at the regular menu, as we were taking advantage of the Restaurant Week deal. That said, based on the serving sizes, quality of food, outstanding service and nice atmosphere, we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 24, 2017

It was awesome. We went for restaurant week and a birthday. The food was great and the server was attentive without hovering. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Delicious seafood. Husband had the biggest Lynnhaven oysters we'd ever seen! I had a delicious onion crusted salmon. Very large portions! We'll definitel be back!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We went to Braise for my Birthday dinner and had a nice meal. It was restaurant week as well so we had the benefit of the option of 3 courses at a great price. I had the Salmon, which was delicious. It was a tad noisy in the dining room, but it was restaurant week and probably unusually loud and crowded. The waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely dine here again for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 23, 2017

We waited one hour and 5 minutes for our food. We never got a refill of water or ice tea- we were never checked on or told why we were waiting an hour and 5 minutes for our food . When our food arrived there were 5 oysters on the plate and nothing else(no side). A very poor showing for new customers during restaurant week. We will not go back! Shame on you Braise.

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