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
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake
low country corn salad, radish, dill, charred asparagus & deluxe tartare sauce
This dish puts the Rock in rockefeller. Local half shell oysters, sautéed spinach, bacon, asiago, hollandaise, smoked paprika & fennel pollen
house tasso ham, roasted corn, aged solera sherry, mashed potato, saratoga chips
Delaney Kiser was great. Tell her Alex Bell said hello
Amazing . Can’t wait to go back ! Our server Delaney was great , the food was great , the restaurant was clean and cute
Nice Restaurant Week surprise-
Onion soup is the bomb, and refreshing event menu. Food and service was excellent
Hidden gem in Virginia Beach. There are few good dining options on the oceanfront let alone great, Eat is it favorite restaurant in Hampton roads! Great food, great service, great menu options, this place far surpasses several other highly-rated restaurants in the area.
Restaurant week- meal was excellent. Lack of any close parking is an issue. Arrive ahead, and plan on walking. Service was pleasant, and attentive, but kitchen was significantly behind with entrees- Plan on going again.
Great food and service to match
The food and service are always so exceptional!! This restaurant is such a blessing and such a great contrast to the corporate hotel restaurants that surround it. It’s always so fun to go and see neighbors and friends enjoying it too! The staff is amazing and so accommodating! We love Eat!!
Taylor waiting on us and was awesome, as usual. I had the jumbo lump crab cake, a favorite, and the others had a rockfish Marsala special that was divine. If you haven’t gone… you’re missing out!
Excellent food and service. A hidden gem on the oceanfront. Our favorite restaurant in VA Beach.
Outstanding in all respects. Will return. Especially enjoyable off season
First time at Eat. Food and Service were excellent. Creative menu with some great flavor profiles. Will definitely be going back
We were seated immediately upon arriving for our reservation. Service was excellent and everyone in our group agreed it was one of the best meals they’d ever eaten. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will definitely be going back again and again!
Service was slow but food was good!
Always a delicious culinary experience.
As usual, most excellent service and food!! Can't wait to return!!
Tyler was amazing as she always is! Food was wonderful and steaks perfectly cooked!
Oysters rock is the best!!
It’s always a great meal at the Eat Bistro, whether is an entree from the menu or a daily special. This is a must go restaurant whether you are a local or a tourist
The filet was amazing! Wonderful date night for our first wedding anniversary.
Eat Bistro has remained one of our favorite restaurants (~top 3?) in Virginia Beach since it opened years ago. Their regular menu holds several treasures, their specials are always creative and appealing, and their wine list is diverse and well curated. Service is friendly and prompt. We are very fortunate to have this neighborhood gem located at the edge of the resort strip near the residential North End neighborhood.
We ordered 2 appetizers, a salad, an entree and dessert and shared to sample as many things as possible. Each was so delicious and creatively prepared that we finished everything on the plate. Our server was excellent and said they were short staffed but we didn’t notice at all. I would go every day if I could. It was that good!
We had a birthday dinner for my wife. Good and service was amazing with a great atmosphere. We will definitely be going back here
Any time you can visit Eat, An American Bistro, that is if you can find parking, you will truly enjoy the friendly environment as well as the food offerings. This is a VA Beach gem
We come here every time we visit our daughter in VB. Always wonderful. This time was not as good as usual. My wife and i both ordered the daily specials; halibut and short ribs respectively. The short ribs were outstanding but the halibut was not. It was overcooked. We had 6pm reservations so there was no rush in the kitchen. An off nite for EAT
Delaney was our server, she was excellent. We really enjoyed the shrimp/corn chowder, crab stack, halibut special. That cheddar corn cake was killer. Halibut perfect. My husband ordered the Hasselhoff burger. It was very good and massive - like the size of a salad plate. Perfectly cooked.
Thank you for a wonderful dinner. We look forward to coming back!
What I have come to expect from Eat, solid every tjme
EAT is one of favorite places in Virginia Beach.......unique menu, tasty food, and great wine.
This is our new favorite spot! The food was exceptional, the service was amazing, and the selection of food was diverse and unique. My husband and I have wanted to try this place for a while and we're so glad that we finally did! We only wish that we had tried it sooner!
The potstickers were great. The salad with goat cheese was awesome. And then, the steak showed up. Did I mention app and salad? Should have skipped because the steak and potatoes were generous in portion. The steak was cooked perfectly. And the potatoes were like a poutine - really good. And the service - we were well taken care of. And a great little patio area out back for the beautiful weather. We will be back next time we are visiting Va Beach.
Delaney did a great job. She was very attentive and quick throughout the evening. The food is always great at Eat!
Food was good but not extraordinary. Service was very good however. Portion were good however.
The food and service were terrific! It was a last minute decision for dinner and our first visit. Everything is made in house there and is a hidden gem of culinary delight. I highly recommend it and will definitely be back. The cocktail game is strong with this one😁
Fantastic time. Everything was delicious.
Wow!! Everything we ordered was amazing! Ask for Alex she’s the best.
This was our first time and absolutely NOT our last. We had an amazing meal...yes, they were understaffed but the quality of the food and atmosphere made it worth it. We never felt rushed or wonder if we had been forgotten. AMAZING!
Really impressed with this place close to the beach. They were short staffed but handled everything excellently
We love this place. We come back every year
It’s been too long since we’ve been to Eat and we have clearly been missing out. The food was delicious, maybe even better than before?!? Knowledgable staff and great drinks! We will get back sooner now❤️
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 1042 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.