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Gershwin's

4.7
4.7
86 Reviews
$50 and over
American

Gershwin's is an upscale, slightly sophisticated bistro with music nightly and live entertainment Wednesday - Saturday, featuring classic American standards like Sinatra

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 226-0814

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Claude Barnett

  • Catering

    Contact us with your catering needs

  • Private party facilities

    Every Second Monday: Wine or Cocktail Pairing Dinners Every Third Monday: Drag Burlesque Available for other private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Cross street

    Freemason

  • Parking details

    Street parking, meter enforced.Freemason Parking Garage

  • Public transit

    Monticello Tide Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Virginia

    American

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Best Ambiance

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Hot Spot

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    American

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  1. HM

    HeatherM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hands down one of THE best meals I’ve had!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great service and staff!

  3. HM

    HeatherM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always an amazing experience with great service, great food and great drinks! Plus…new menu items tonight!!

  4. K

    Katherine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and staff! Everyone's so friendly and the food was to die for. Can't wait to go back!

  5. MM

    MarcM

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and atmosphere

  6. H

    Hattiemae

    Las Vegas

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We were on vacation from Las Vegas

  7. B

    Benjamin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for Sister's birthday and it was amazing! Great people and great food! Win-Win

  8. HM

    HeatherM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always great service, drinks and food! The lemon cake for dessert is to die for….be sure to save room!

  9. MP

    MichaelP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been going here almost monthly for years and am never disappointed. It’s a beautiful space, their live music is phenomenal, they have arguably the best cocktail selection and bartenders in Norfolk, the service is always wonderful and they remember you by name, and the food is exceptional. Without question my favorite place in the area.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place

  11. s

    stephenn

    Richmond

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff are always accommodating and on top of everything! The Dr. ford’s Manhattans are strong and so tasty! The food is amazing as well and we always love the ambience! This is our go to for dinner before a show at Chrysler Hall or Harrison Opera House.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was wonderful!

  13. JS

    JessS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stunning environment, the food was AMAZING. I recommend the crab dip and the Gershwins linguine. SO good.

  14. JR

    JonathanR

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lots of fun as alway! Thanks for a great time Charles! Debbie is a ray of sunshine every time I see her! Thanks again!

  15. m

    mmww

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Service super slow! Food mediocre for the price. Better experience prevously.

  16. W

    Wiley

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Gershwin’s to celebrate a birthday, and the experience was truly fantastic. Everything from the drink menu to the entrees was delightful - we especially enjoyed the salmon and linguine.

  17. JC

    JenniferC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love their vegan options. Delicious! So many drink options too.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely dinner and the service was excellent!

  19. HM

    HeatherM

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great time! Drinks are on point and the seafood risotto is to die for!

  20. B

    Becca

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience! We loved the vibe, music, and drinks. Our server was wonderful and helpful. Will definitely be coming back!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Tanna and Charles were wonderful! Exceptional food, drinks and wonderful service! Great spot for vegan food options.

  22. PJ

    PatriciaJ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a wonderful time. It was for three birthdays. Our waitress was helpful and our dinner was delicious

  23. t

    timothym

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve been told Gershwin’s has the best cocktails in town, they were the best cocktails I’ve ever had, hands down. The blood orange margarita was unbelievable! Reviewing the menu, I noticed a the “Beyond Meat” chopped steak, and I’ve really wanted to try the alternative meat, so I actually had a vegan meal, if they hadn’t made clear it wasn’t real meat I would not have known, it was amazing, beefy, excellent gravy with mushrooms on a bed of grilled mixed vegetables. Did I mention the cocktails ? They offered a great selection of deserts, I decided I’d have more cocktails for desert, I cannot wait to go back and bring my friends to try !

  24. JS

    JeffS

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gershwins is a great place to go for dinner and drinks. We always enjoy ourselves and the service is first rate.

  25. KN

    KellyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our evening was wonderful. The service was outstanding and the food was truly wonderful. Everything from the drinks to appetizers, dinner and dessert was remarkable. The sauce on the chicken and mushroom ravioli was to die for. My scallop appetizer was cooked perfectly and also had a wonderful sauce. Would highly recommend this restaurant. The staff and service was top notch.

  26. CC

    CodyC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4

    This place was way too expensive for not that impressive food.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a warm environment, great food and perfect drinks!

  28. s

    stephenn

    Richmond

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food, cocktails, and service were amazing as always! This is our go to restaurant on nights we have a show at Chrysler Hall.

  29. DJ

    DaneJ

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great staff and food! Really enjoyed our night and we will definitely be returning.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s was Great the environment was nice.

  31. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic ambiance food and service was as good as can be.

  32. MM

    MarcM

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and excellent food. Drinks on point.

  33. OT

    OutToRelax

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Had a great experience at Gershwin's on Friday night but was surprised and disappointed to have our waitress warn us that our table, which we had booked at 5:00 p.m. was going to have to be turned over to someone else at 7:30. We had planned to spend the evening together and found it truncated to our dismay.

  34. AF

    AaronF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was perfect. Great service, drinks, food, music, atmostphere.

  35. MM

    MarcM

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service!!!!

  36. TG

    TinaG

    Charlotte

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere with live music. We had dinner with friends and we got the filet mignon special and veal chop. Not huge portions but really good food.

  37. DL

    DLmMjc

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Waiter was super helpful and friendly food and drinks were made really well. Vibe was amazing. Only wish we could have set closer the the pianist and vocalist. Great spot for date night/anniversary dinner/friends night out

  38. MD

    MikeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy Gershwin's. Lively atmosphere. Very interesting drink choices. I'm not into sweet drinks, but the Flower Power is delicious. Great things coming from the kitchen, especially like the scallop apps & seafood risotto. Hamburger at the next table looked fantastic too. Staff are warm and welcoming. The music entertainers in the front of the restaurant are very talented. The music is not overwhelmingly loud, you can still converse with your table guests (discretely, there may be others enjoying the music)

  39. TK

    TelK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best haunt in norfolk, hands down. LGBT friendly, classy, very affordable, unique and fun ambiance. I plan on becoming a regular and can’t believe I wasn’t aware of it up till this point

  40. MM

    MarcM

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal great service. First visit but will return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gershwin's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 226-0814.

Gershwin's is rated 4.7 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Google Map for Gershwin's

332 Granby St Norfolk, VA 23510-1931

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Freemason

  • Neighborhood

    Norfolk

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Happy Hour Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Bistro, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking, meter enforced.Freemason Parking Garage

  • Public transit

    Monticello Tide Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Claude Barnett

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 226-0814

  • Catering

    Contact us with your catering needs

  • Private party facilities

    Every Second Monday: Wine or Cocktail Pairing Dinners Every Third Monday: Drag Burlesque Available for other private events.

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