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Eat. An American Bistro
The intimate location (great for a date), tucked away at the north end of the Virginia Beach oceanfront, has become a local favorite. The eclectic menu has something for everyone, including creative renditions of steaks, fresh fish and seafood, possibly the best burger you'll ever have, vegetarian and more. Plus, there's a chalkboard of daily specials, and a full list of wines, craft beers and cocktails.
Open 7 days a week, it's a MUST-TRY in the resort area.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Eat. Is a favorite of ours here in VB. The food is excellent and the service is unmatched. We had the Crab Cake and Steak for our entrees. Both meals were outstanding, however, I would say the filet took the prize. The filet was cooked perfectly and served with truffle mash potatoes that were equally delicious. We will be back to this restaurant and recommend it to our friends!
Seriously an unexpected find, the building itself quite possibly could hinder someone from trying something new but we are never disappointed! Service and food rocks!!
The food was outstanding, the ambiance perfect for our anniversary dinner. Meghan, our server, was fun, attentive, and kind.
The food was OK. The crab stack appetizer was excellent. The Hasselhoff burger was dry and tasted predominately like pepper. The server was kind and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is sub-optimal. The bathrooms are in the back "walkway". You have to go outside to use them. That was odd. The view is of the hotel next door. Overall I would not agree with the "places you must eat prior to dying" claim on the OpenTable description. It's ok to visit once but I won't be back.
Great food and very attentive service.
I celebrated my 67th Birthdaycwith my son, nephew and friend. The food, service and ambiance was amazingly good!
Wonderful food! Miso glazed salmon special was amazing.
The good at Eat is incredible. Service was great. Delicious crabcake and vegetable lasagna. Totally worth it.
Wonderful food, great selection with fresh, local options. Very friendly, unpretentious staff offered excellent service. Kale Cesar, Brussels sprouts, wontons and paella: all delicious. Creative cocktails. Felt Covid safe, lots of spacing between tables.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommend the octopus.
Our server, Alex, was fantastic. The food was creative and delicious. Highly recommended
Hole in the wall with excellent food and service
We had a very nice dinner. Food was delicious. Restaurant was very energetic.
Amazing place! Very unassuming when you walk in... the staff, restaurant, wine, and food are all amazing!!!
Loved everything about this place! We spent our 15th year anniversary dinner there.
Parking is a pain. All the food and drinks were excellent (the halibut wrapped in rice paper was bland).
Loved our night, the food is to die for, everything we had. Small setting and great service. Def not a place I’d stop just driving by but was so surprised once inside. I’ll be dreaming of the desert for a while!
Always my favorite restaurant when I’m in town. The Hasselhoff burger is my son’s perennial favorite. And the dirty poutine is absolutely unrivaled. The fish, no matter how it appears on the menu, is cooked perfectly and the cocktails are smart and true craft cocktails. Highly recommend!
We go every year for our anniversary.
My husband had the oyster stew dinner special which he said was as good as anything he has ever eaten.
And we have a son who lives in New Orleans so we are used to excellent food!
They have never disappointed.
We had a wonderful evening on a quiet Sunday night. The service and the food was excellent. We had the oyster stew and halibut which were specials and did not disappoint. We also enjoyed Lynnhaven Oysters on the half shell. What a treat. Will, our waiter, was very attentive and extremely helpful and knowledgable about menu items and reccomendations.
Excellent food and service
The food was delicious!
Delicious food and wonderful service. Our server Victoria was a delight.
Parking is an issue. Not sure what the solution for the future is.
Great service. Good food. Fresh bread. Oysters and tomato soup apps were amazing. Parking is challenging.
Eat continues to be one of our favorites for its cozy feel, inventive menu, impressive wine list, friendly staff, and outdoor seating when weather permits
Always great food! Our server, Will was wonderful.
We will be back!
Excellent food and excellent waiter!
Food was great!
Pleasantly surprised! Here on a business trip and picks to dine her based on star ratings and it’s close proximity to my hotel. Do not judge this place by its exterior....it’s decent above average casual dining. The oysters were amazing. My husband had the oyster stew and chowder, I had the halibut with grit cake....all were full flavored and excellent. Will definitely return on a return visit to Va Beach.
Excellent dinner and excellent waiter!!
I have been eating at the Bistro for years and have always enjoyed it. It has been a while since I have been there because while the parking has always been a problem it has gotten even worse since they have eliminated what little on street parking they had. Still very good food though.
Delicious food and great service from Stevie.
We have enjoyed EAT a number of times over the years both as a couple, with friends, and with family. It has always been a meal to remember. Virginia Beach is blessed with a number of great restaurants. Eat An American Bistro has a very special place within that group.
Excellent dinner and service
Everything was excellent from the bar, to the service, to the food. I highly recommend the Dirty Poutine for an appetizer, or a side if you're hungry.
Excellent service, cuisine and menu.
Food is thoughtfully and well prepared and always delicious. Knowledgable servers and cozy atmosphere. This has become one of our must visit locations when we visit.
Eat. An American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 965-2472.
Eat. An American Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.