Norfolk Seafood Company & Big Easy Oyster Bar
Great food, Great service! Only complaints are my drink I got cost $14 and I don't believe is had a drop of alcohol in it parking is very limited and valet is a expensive but outside of that everything else was outstanding!
Service was quick, attentive, and able to offer good recommendations. Crab cake and bread pudding were delicious, wine selection was good.
Everytime we come to Norfolk we come here, love it!
Second time dining here before a show - was just as good this time as the first time. They give a discount if you’re attending a show or event - nice bonus.
Great food and service
The waitress was really nice and accommodating. We sat in the upstairs dining room with was empty. But they sat us (2 people) at this L-shaped seating table which was a little awkward when trying communicate.
The dish was OK, my shrimp were overcooked and I felt like I was chewing on a rubber ball. I asked to make the dish spicy, but it was just salty.
excellent service. very good food. Snapper was great. Scallop appetizer was nice. The only issue we had was the seating was a little awkward. The table we had was a L shaped cushion seating. We did move to a more comfortable table.
The cocktail was a great opening, while the main dish of lobster tail, scallops and shrimps in garlic butter was fresh and exquisitely prepared. We skipped the appetizers, each expecting a large main dish. My wife's dish was comparably well executed. The decor and atmosphere were inviting and hushed. We will go there again.
The valet parking should have change on hand. I don't want to have to go back into the restaurant for change, while my car clogs up traffic, just because his Highness feels entitled to a $4 tip from a $6 valet fee.
Wanted somewhere nice to eat that was not located within one of the hotels at the waterside district. This restaurant came with great reviews and we were excited for a nice night out. However it took two hours to get our meal to the table with only three other tables filled in the entire restaurant. They did offer a complementary cocktail however the only explanation given was that the kitchen was behind. I am not sure how you could be behind for a 630 dinner reservation with only three other tables seated
Amazing Experience! Loved our server Diann!
The bread pudding was to die for!
Very average, nothing wrong, no excitement to the presentation.
We had a lovely time. We went to celebrate my 14 yo birthday as her favorite meal is surf and turf-- whose is not--The food is always amazing. Her steak was perfectly done, my husbands salmon was delicious and my other children had the stuffed shrimp. Personally the best deal in town is the salad with avocado and crab meat . It is on the salad menu but is large enough for an entire meal and is just wonderful.
Excellent service and good food. We dined on a slow Monday but neither the kitchen nor the front was lacking in effort or creativity. Everything from the bread to appetizer to mains and dessert were well presented, delicious and plentiful. The server was most courteous and prompt. Great cocktails and wine by the glass. Highly recommended. Located across from museums and the waterfront.
Attending play @ Wells Theayer
Extremely slow service
Food was great, but I think it might have been a little overpriced. The wait staff was friendly, really nice, but they left us waiting for far too long while there was very few other people in the restaurant. All in all, good experience and I would still recommend this place
My steak was overcooked but edible. Our server was attentive. I would go there again. It is too loud and that was annoying.
Everything and I mean everything was great from the first time when we stepped the door until we left everything was fantastic. Don't live in Virginia Beach area can down from White Plains Maryland. Found a dining spot that I always come back to told alot of my friends about your wonderful establishment.
Roy and Olivia Gaither
Best meal I’ve had in a long time! Everything was fresh, perfectly seasoned and delicious! The service was excellent. Our hostess and server were friendly and attentive. Bartender made a delicious sidecar cocktail and wine selection was good.
Don’t live in the area but can’t wait to go back!
Food was exquisite, and the service excellent!
Great food, even better drinks. Definitely try the butterfly effect it was amazing.
My first time visiting and I was not disappointed. I ordered the seafood combination, lobster tail, scallops, shrimp, and collards. It was delicious, but the lobster tail was heavily seasoned and a bit salty. Besides that, everything else was yummy.
Our first time eating at this restaurant. We made reservations for 6. They were very accommodating. The service was excellent as was the food and drinks. Pricey meal for two but it included the drinks as well. I plan to go back again.
Excellent restaurant, phenomenal service food was extremely good.
Excellent food and great cocktails. My date had the Lump Crab Stuffed Flounder - done perfectly and I am not a flounder fan. I had the combo etouffee - nice and spicy. Scallop appetizer was the size of a main course (first world problem 😁). Very good Sazerac also. Highly recommended.
Not bad but I might try another Oyster Bar next time. Our server was excellent.
The food and service.... Fabulous!!
Good food, good place to have dinner. Would recommend to friends and family.
The seafood is excellent -- in particular seafood platter - blue crab, lobster, scallops are a must and price is reasonable. Make sure you leave room for dessert as the Beignet's and Bread Pudding are exceptional. Our waiter was attentive and prompt. Eating in the downstairs bar area is great if you aren't dressed business casual. Could improve the draft beer choices -- Blue Moon on tap would have been a bonus.
Wow, everything here was great!! My friends and I had a wonderful time, I’ll definitely make a return visit to this establishment.
I will definitely be returning. Loved it. The atmosphere and food were great!
Visited during restaurant week. No issues getting the reservation. Seated quickly in the upstairs dining area. And then the waitress came and everything went downhill. She was young and overwhelmed by waiting 3 whole tables at the same time. Forgot our wine chiller and had to be reminded twice. Didn’t refill our water until we got the check. Food was good and was a good value. Would recommend but with a different waitress.
Loved the ambience, but the kitchen was a bit too slow, it took an hour to have our food ready for us. Food was good but a bit too heavy. Highly reccomend the crab legs! They were excellent!!
Food service is too slow. Great oysters BUT fruity salad, fried seafood appetizer, cornbread muffins were bland & lukewarm. Sea bass & bed of rice were over cooked but the collards were tasty. Jambalaya was overly moist, chicken undercooked & dumped in a bowl with no garnish. I did not enjoy the food...I sent the jambalaya back & refused dessert. No thanks, Big Easy!
What's annoying about Restaurant week is what business' and owners do with their normal menus. This place likely would have made and extra $30 off of just us if they'd kept their usual HH prices on oysters. It really doesn't make sense to move them and then not make $ on them.
Secondly, the deserts - why not have Beignet as your primary desert. It's what you do. It is likely the reason that people order from your desert menu. Quite odd.
Food was tasty just some subtleties to consider.
Best scallops that I have ever had. The lemon butter sauce was phenomenal.
Ok for the money
Had eaten there previously, but disapointed this visit. Food only average. Service poor - waitreee only perfuntotry - not a real interst in serving. Will not return nor recommend
It was a quiet night at the restaurant, midweek before 4th of July. We sat in the upstairs dining room. An attractive space. The waiter was also the bartender which slowed the service greatly. He was knowledgeable about the menu. It took quite some time to get the raw oysters we ordered. Dinner was delicious. My husband had the flat iron steak. He said the crab topping and sauce were outstanding. I had lobster, scallop and shrimp in garlic sauce. Very fresh and tasty. Located in the middle of downtown Norfolk. Would definitely recommend this restaurant