What a wonderful surprise! We have passed by this place many times without giving it a second look. While on a run, I happened to stop and read the menu posted on the door and we decided to give it a try. Everything was outstanding! The Tangier oysters on the half shell were perfect, the kale Caesar with homemade croutons was delicious, the halibut special was creative and beautifully prepared, and our server was superb. We will return!
Great service, good dinner-will return
Go for the food a must do for every foodie. The service is not bad either. The black board needs definite attention, showing off Chef Eric’s innovative style
Great food, fantastic service, cozy comfortable place. Never disappointed.
The food was phenomenal! I ordered the filet with truffle mash and brussel sprouts...mmmm, heavenly!
The only complaint we had was we were seated by the back door that leads to the bathroom. It was cold outside so every time the door opened we were freezing. Unfortunately it detracted pretty significantly from the overall experience because people were going to the bathroom all night.
We love Eat!! Except parking is sometimes a problem. My husband loves the paella which they did as special one evening. With 48 hours notice they will prepare it for you specially. It was an almost last minute decision to go there with our son and his wife and with only hours notice they made the dish for him. That’s exceptional service.
goat cheese salad and oyster stew were delicious. scallops with fried rice was salty and bitter--would not order again. selections on winter menu seemed pretty limited
We had a lovely meal with friends and will be back!
Good food, great service. Jet noise may be a problem for some.
Food was great exce
Exceptional. Food was five star quality (just as good as many 5 star restaurants I have visited). Server was wonderful as well; offered many recommendations and was down to earth. The food. Wow. Presentation, texture and taste was awesome. We had a lot! Ordered: ants on a log, scallops, octopus, pountine and the duck special. Everything was delicious. Perfectly cooked and flavored. We will certainly be back. Worth every penny and then some. Compliments to this restaurant and chef!
I love whenever we get the chance to go to Eat. Awesome food and such a relaxed vibe.
A favorite neighborhood dining spot. Seasonal menu changes take advantage of farm to table offerings of local products. Wide variety of meals and small plates. Good wine menu, friendly and helpful wait staff and great ambiance.
Met with friends. Great!!
Wow! We were very impressed with everything. The atmosphere, the food, the service!!! We will absolutely return.
Great food, as always!
Everything about the experience at EAT was amazing. We had a great table, the martini’s were delicious and not
skimpy on the alcohol. The appetizers were tasty with good portion sizes. The presentation of our dinners was wonderful. The only negative thing was that it would have been better if all of the entrees had come to the table at the same time. The espresso martini was amazing, the creme brûlée was smooth. We will definitely be back.
It was for my daughters birthday. Wait staff was very helpful and our meal was incredible in both presentation and taste
Eat always surprises me. Between visits I forget that the food is always fun and creative, and the bar offers good and thoughtful drinks.
The beer list is just long enough to offer plenty of good options without being so long you get lost. Fun fact - they make their own Kahlua, and when something you like moves off of the cocktail list, they are happy to make it for you.
In my group there were two filet mignon takers, and I had a collection of appetizers - butter squash and crab soup (special), wedge, and potstickers (special) - all unique and very good.
The North End of Virginia Beach doesn't have one place that is both reasonably priced and always good, but Eat comes close - it's not cheap, but it is very good.
My whole family loves EAT BISTRO in Va. Beach. Will, our favorite waiter, is delightful, attentive and thoughtful, but doesn't interrupt with a "Hey, how ya doing" so it's really such a pleasant dining experience. We go there often as it's close to my father's house, but we just love the seasonal offerings, the fresh seafood prepared so creatively, the superb crab cakes when they are in season, and the welcoming staff. To me, it's the nicest dining experience in Va. Beach.
First experience here and loved it! Creative menu and perfect execution of every dish we tried. Victoria was a great server. Highly recommended!
Our family of five went for Christmas Eve dinner. Choices were available for all the different appetites represented. The Gentlemen enjoyed their handcrafted cocktails. Everyone enjoyed their individual appetizers and entrees. Our waiter was awesome very informative and made good recommendations. Made for a wonderfully special evening out. AS usual Parking is a problem we lucked out at last minute with a spot becoming available nearby.
The restaurant was smaller than I had thought but it was perfect. Not too noisy or packed. The food was a little pricey, but really good. The server was really attentive and personable. We definitely enjoyed our celebration here.
Eat is our “go to” restaurant. The menu has a great variety and I’ve tried most of it, but my husband gets the steak EVERY TIME!!!!! The specials are also a treat, I get the fish any time it’s offered (always a win!) Service is exemplary! Will was our waiter and we love him!!!!
Eat - the food, ambience and service do not disappoint!
As always the food and service were outstanding. I wish I lived in VA Beach so I could visit more often! Don't miss this gem!
Fantastic food & creative menu. Looking forward to going again.
Always a great meal here
Eat was a pleasant surprise. Situated much like a coffee shop, the food was very flavorful and the chef really played with great palate-pleasurable choices.
Okay so now that I got the "fufu" talk out of the way, let me get real....I had a few "OMG" moments, like "whoa." when I tasted the food; big eyed, slap your forehead type of moments. I had the corn chowder and the scallops. The scallops were tender, cut like butter, there was popcorn on the plate! Popcorn!! Talk about texture. Who puts popcorn on a plate and makes it taste good? Apparently Eat does!
Now when the crowd came it was tight in there but we adopted a couple next to us and chatted it up! The bathroom is external to the restaurant, so when I exited and that cold air hit me, my need-to-go, turned quickly emergent. However, overall, my family enjoyed the quaint experience.
Their soups summer and winter are the best, I enjoy the small and quiet atmosphere
Have been to Eat many times and never disappointed. Food always is great, service is great and the team that works there is great!
For a reservation of 2, I wasn't impressed with our table which was a round table. It was also really loud and required us to almost shout to be heard over the din.
Great food, elegantly prepared! Nice location, just off the boardwalk on the north end.
My husband and I really enjoyed being waited on by Shoney, who was personable, friendly, knowledgeable and funny!
Eat Restaurant is consistently the best restaurant in Virginia Beach. Small and intimate, they make the most of the space creating a cozy atmosphere. The food is exceptional as is the presentation. I have never had anything less than a very very good meal at Eat all the way up to the sublime. For a special occasions and family/friend gatherings, this is the perfect spot. Service is impeccable as well. There are reasons this is #1 in the city!
Victoria was informative of speacials and knowledge of food and beverage menus. Along with delicious, well presented food, quaint setting, and pleasant service; we had a wonderful date night!
Always a favorite. Call for reservations. Fresh local catch. Creative menu. Always several new dinner specials (both Big and small plates). Great wine list.
Never can tell what Chef Eric is whipping up!
We tried EAT during Restaurant Week. The food was excellent as was the service. We sat outside which was pleasant, but there is no view. We'll return to EAT.