Brothers

4.5
369 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Thank you for reserving at Brothers - Norfolk. We look forward to serving you. USDA prime-aged beef, succulent seafood, fine wines, chilled cocktails, decadent desserts, crisp white linens, and exceptional service...All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Brothers genuine hospitality. So whether you're a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Brothers is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested.
**High-Top Tables denote Loft Seating which is on the second floor. We have both hightop and standard tables available in the Loft. Please choose high-top if you wish to be seated in the Loft. Guests must be able to navigate stairs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 369 people are saying
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AngelaH
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great. We were upstairs and found out it was Motown music night too. They were amazing. Tony Brothers is a great person and funny to sit and talk with. It was a great experience.

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EveyP
Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, staff was excellent. The owner came over spoke with us and everyone else dining. Nice classy atmosphere and the live band was excellent.

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DrManners
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for a supper club, the music and food were top notch, as well as our waitress Destiny (?) She was extremely attentive and assisted with making our experience pleasurable. My practice manager has been sharing our experience with every patient and colleague she comes in contact with. We hope to make this our quarterly business venue. Thank you once again for excellent service.

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place. Food was amazing and the ambiance was everything! Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. We wished it had been a little dimmer as it was a little too bright inside in our opinion but other than that the whole experience was amazing! The service and food was perfect.

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vipMichelleW
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 29th anniversary. Food was just ok tonight, had better from there. Ended up boxing my food up. Drinks were good

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LINDAF
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Cocktails, Grilled Ceasar Salad very tasty, Rockfish Special fresh and all sides were delicious. Wonderful restaurant for that special occasion and celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time in and it was amazing! Great food, wine and music. Will definitely be back for a jazz night.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Good food! Definitely coming back again!

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Janet
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at the restaurant was spectacular..I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family. We plan to return in the future for the special events .

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Norfolk native Mr. Tony Brothers (who happened to be there last night!) his family and his team have a fantastic little hideout in downtown Norfolk. Phenomenal food (the scallops, the St. Louis ribs and the chocolate bourbon bread pudding deserve the chef’s kiss), very cool atmosphere (the place is a former nightclub turned swank restaurant) and reasonably priced for a nice date night out. Will absolutely be back and can’t wait to spread the word!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was wonderful! The owner came to check on us twice, the service was amazing and the food was unbelievably delicious! I will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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CheriqueB
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

This was my first time there. And wanted to go somewhere nice for my Anniversary. We, my husband and I enjoyed it. Love the band that was upstairs playing. Overall wonderful experience.

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ShaL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have no complaints. The food was amazing. I had The fried scallops with mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheeses and my date had the lamb chop with mashed potatoes and both dishes were awesome. We tried something different and ordered the sweet potato cheesecake. TRY IT! 5 stars all the way around.

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DionnaT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I absolutely loved the ambiance! The food and drinks were amazing. The waitress was so sweet but wasn't as attentive due to waiting on multiple tables, but her personality made up for it. I will definitely recommend and will return in the near future!

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SamR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant as Eveything my wife and I ordered we gave it 10 out of 10. Great food, great waiters and awesome restaurant. We will definitely be back!

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HoraceJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going there and I loved it. I will definitely will be going again soon.

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EveD
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great but we had asked to be seated upstairs in our reservation but were informed when we got there that a party had booked it. I wish we knew that before we got there.

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MarvaVictor
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

expected the food to be flavorful, not the case, the establishment is beautiful I only wish the food matched the atmosphere.

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YolandaJ
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Husband took me out for bday and it did not disappoint! From the hostess at the door to up those steep stairs to our seat; excellent!

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ChristinaG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Motown Tuesdays!!!! Great Band!!! Great Food!!

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RandallB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Over priced lamb chops that were fatty and small mac n cheese.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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LaRozL
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our server was PHENOMENAL!! Knowledgeable of the menu, able to offer suggestions and accommodate some specific needs for our party. We had reservations and definitely felt rushed out the door. We were being encouraged to leave yet had no check. The kitchen was running a little behind to the point appetizer’s came out after our entrees for some of the party even though we all ordered together. The food quality was above and beyond along with our server doing her best for our party of 6.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

A small eatery in Norfolk. As a food blogger I took time to type what reservation was for (anniversary) and seating wishes. When we arrived non of this was acknowledged. No happy anniversary and proceeded to sit us where I asked not to until I spoke up. The food was decent and tasty. I would say it wasn't marinated type food but it was moderately seasoned. This was my first time and I'm thinking there was a required attire nonetheless the greeters had on non matching wrinkled polo golf shirts, slouchy and too long pants, and super dirty string up sneakers. The ambience was nice with soft jazz music playing (it was a Friday so not live). I was more dressed for the occasion than the male greeters. The bar tender had a t-shirt on. Then no where did they have posted a 18% required gratuity no matter the parry size. If I'm going to give $25 tip for only 2 items ordered then I should have received top notch service which I didn't. First the doors were locked for restaurant entry *fire hazzard, had to wait awhile before our order was taken in a non business setting *only 4 other tables occupied, had to wait on refills, and had to ask a few times for napkins and was brought out bathroom paper towels. So again to require an attire and specific gratuity, I would expect staff and establishment to deliver an especially when it's not busy. Is it worth going back again??? Not for me...I heard great things but tonight it wasn't so great. It has potential but everyone seems like they gotten relaxed and need to do what they did when the business opened, hopefully. I'll be posting my experience on my food blog IG page : ThePinkDolphinBloggerVA

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vipAlli
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic. I will return.

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KennethH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit. We will return. Very nice atmosphere, the food was great. The music was a really nice touch. Overall, Classy.

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LandonM
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a amazing time there. It was my first time and the ambiance was really nice. I would highly recommend this establishment!

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Shirley
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit and what an amazing experience. The food was off the chain. I will be going back soon.

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Roc1923
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at Brothers
Very classy and posh
I came for Motown Tuesday’s
Food selection was adequate
Portions fair. Drinks pricey
Service remarkable
I enjoyed it

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was off the chain
The atmosphere was nice and peaceful
The music was smooth

I will be back!!!

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lindaj
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the presentation outstanding. Mixologist prepared customized cocktail that looked like a blooming flower and tasted fabulous.
Don't be late ☺ or we'll miss some of Mr.Brother's
personal charm

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The look of the restaurant was deceiving based upon the website. The food was delicious and I enjoyed the live music. The waiter was not as attentive as I would have liked. I needed a to-go box for my leftovers but there weren’t any available. Several small circular containers were brought to the table that were able to fit the side dishes but not the meat. I asked for aluminum foil to wrap my chicken in but was told there was a shortage of foil. Per the waiter, the kitchen requested my plate back so they could cut up the meat in order to fit it in the containers! I have never heard of such!

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Debra
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the entertainment. Sometimes the music was too loud. The temperature was really cold especially when the air conditioning came on. It blows right over your head. Also I suggest that the name "Brothers " should be on the wall behind the sofa which makes for good photo pictures.

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TrevorH
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and extraordinary service. I highly recommend going to Brother's for dinner!

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Hedgepeth
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Calamari is very good.
The Salmon was delicate.
I wish the fried shrimp was an entree not only an appetizer.

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REVIEW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

As soon as you walk in you smell the smoke from the kitchen area. We asked that the door be cracked open and they did so. When asked why it was so smokey we were told, "It costs money to fix." and also "We just rent the building." There was a jazz show upstairs. We placed our order and 45 minutes later, still no food. When we inquired, the waiter said that they were backed up upstairs. The manager said differently but asked if we had anything cooked well done as if that was the reason for the delay. Then it was explained that there were only 3 cooks. But people who came in after us received their food before us supposedly because they ordered "simpler items". Finally the food came, an hour later, but at least it was delicious. The manager did offer compensation.

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Brothers is rated 4.5 stars by 369 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.