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Glass Light, Norfolk, VA

Glass Light

4.8
4.8
476 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Traditional hotel dining is completely redefined at the Glass Light Hotel & Gallery. Focused on serving the highest quality ingredients, including seasonal and locally sourced produce and herbs, our restaurant, bar, and communal dining program are a standout among the dining scene of Norfolk on Granby Street. Indulge your senses in artistic, open spaces enhanced by beautifully prepared and presented dishes. Experience an elevated take on casual dining at the Glass Light Hotel!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 222-3033
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Zack Close
  • Catering
    Please email sale@glasslighthotel.com for more information on event bookings.
  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Cross street
    City Hall Ave
  • Parking details
    You can choose to park in the Bousch Street Garage and we will validate your ticket for you at the Host Stand.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 476 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Innovative

  • Virginia

    Good for special occasions

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Best Service

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Innovative

  • Norfolk / Virginia Beach

    Good for special occasions

476 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Service was slow and a bit inattentive

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  2. JohnS

    Raleigh

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time here, and we find the food quite good. Our only ask would be to include a few vegetables with the entrees. Our dishes were a bit meat and starch heavy (although very tasty)

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  3. CarolineA

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall a wonderful experience! The food was very impressive, and we were able to grab our wine and walk around the gallery after we finished our apps, and resumed with our main entree once we were done viewing the impressive glass gallery. The service (Dianne) was very impressive, as she was very attentive and anticipated everything that we may need. Will definitely come back again.

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  4. PhilP

    Richmond

    82 reviews

    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is now our go-to place. They have a very nice wine list at all reasonable price points. Service was unfussy. We were never ignored (room setup was excellent for server visibly) but also never bothered. This is hard to achieve. Timing of the courses was excellent. The chef was the highlight. He put together a short menu that would please 99% of diners, cognizant of dietary restrictions. The glass museum next door for a little pre/post dining recreation is a plus. Oh, also, the dessert menu... Ai ya ya!

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  5. JenniferB

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always perfection. Staff, food, cocktails, wine recommendation, attention to detail, gallery, and ambience. Also thank you for being so accommodating regarding one diner in our party’s dietary restrictions. Can’t wait for next time!:)

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  6. SuzanneG

    Richmond

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food. Our server Katie was very attentive and friendly. The glass display is a real treat. The valet parking is a bonus. The hamburger with fries was tasty but the presentation was surprisingly unappealing. Needs some attention.

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  7. BarbaraP

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very interesting art gallery attached. Much of it was closed during our dinner but what we could see was great. Food good, but not exceptional for the prices. Good drink list

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  8. Andy

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super food. Great cocktail. Wonderful experience.

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  9. MargeryC

    Mississippi

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Emily (hostess) and Diane (server) were excellent - personable, welcoming and professional. Salad and oyster starters were very good. However, the ribeye entree was a very thin slice (thus overpriced) of highly salted beef that should have had a blood pressure menu warning. The dining area is conjoined to the bar area and the room has no noise dampening architecture. Very Loud the night we were there, to the point that conversation was difficult. Be aware that this restaurant in the Glass Light Marriott property is not in the actual Norfolk Marriott hotel - our being unfamiliar with downtown Norfolk caused some confusion for us in actually finding our way to the restaurant.

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  10. Denise

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience from the moment i walked into the building with an attendant providing assistance with my suitcase, to the wait staff at the restaurant were super attentive, and the room - oh goodness, just beautiful and super clean!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice restaurant. Great scenery. Definitely an upscale spot.

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  12. TinaG

    Charlotte

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Glass Light for our anniversary. It was incredible! They congratulated us when we checked in then at our table they had a card. Our waitress Salema was what truly made our dinner amazing. The service, food and cocktails were awesome! Can't wait to go back!

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  13. PELTML

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Glass light is a small but active venue, with a boutique style “happy hour” vibe, even after happy hour. The atmosphere complemented the old-new artsy atmosphere of the hotel. The food was very good to excellent, except for the chocolate tart dessert, which had way too much sea salt to be enjoyable. Staff service was excellent. I definitely recommend the venue for a very nice, albeit somewhat pricey, dining experience.

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  14. geno07

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Great place to go to enjoy nice dinners and experiences. Little loud for conversations but other than that it is great.

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  15. PaigeE

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a variety of the small plates; crispy octopus, roasted sunchokes and fig/burrata dish. They were all amazing. We cannot wait to return to try more items on the menu.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an enjoyable evening, that exceeded my expectations. The food, cocktails, timing and service were all excellent. Highly recommend checking out the art gallery as well.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    As I had never been here before I was surprised by the open high ceilings. If the bar hadn’t been packed and echoed nose from there I would have enjoyed myself more. Food was great service was wonderful. Just not the feel I was in hopes of.

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  18. WillieW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    It was beautifully designed with all the glass art. Food was delicious too. Our server was a little slow!!

    1 person found this helpful

  19. MCRS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening from start to finish. Our server was wonderfully engaging and attentive, the food was divine and being able to peruse the glass exhibit with a cocktail before our food arrived was just icing on the cake.

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  20. Johnc

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and I just got the burger and fries. Very impressed with the service. I ate her when staying at the hotel. I am not usually a fan of hotel restaurants but this does not feel like your average hotel restaurant. I highly recommend it.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was wonderful and knowledgeable. The ambience was beautiful inside. The only downside side is my meal was awful. I ordered the lamb chops and they smelled rancid and tasted the same. I ended up very ill later that evening. They did take my order back and brought me the pork chops which were amazing. I would not travel from VB to eat here again. The cocktail menu was awesome so may come I. The future for a happy hour
    Glass LightResponded on February 24, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review! I'm sorry your experience did not go as expected, I will speak to our team to ensure that these issues will be resolved. We hope that you will consider dining with us again in the future so that we may provide you with a better experience! Emily Fluck Restaurant Manager 757.390.2617

    1 person found this helpful

  22. OpenTable Diner

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner, great service. Will definitely go back !

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An awesome date night experience. Wonderful ambience w outstanding customer service.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. KimM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service and food! A favorite place of ours, for sure.

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  25. victorv

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place is great. Our server was very helpful with food and wine selections. The food was expensive, but well worth it. We will definitely be coming back.

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  26. Daryl

    Hawaii

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Table not ready upon arrival. Rockfish was not fresh. Duck portion was disappointing.

    1 person found this helpful

  27. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food and service. Wish it was a little more quiet and secluded...kinda feels like you're eating in a hotel lobby. But overall a great dinner. Would definitely go back.

    1 person found this helpful

  28. MarkL

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The server patiently explained the cocktails and food, so we were empowered to make great selections. Everything was tasty. It was also fun to stroll around the glass gallery while we waited for our food. It was a great experience--unique in Hampton Roads--and we plan to return.

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  29. SuzanneG

    Richmond

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A return here after several years did not disappoint. The space is beautiful and there’s a nice vibe. Seated a little too close to bar makes it a bit noisy. Unique menu. A tad pricey. Good service.

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  30. StaceyF

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolute perfection every time we visit. The staff, the ambiance, the drinks and delicious food, you can’t beat it!

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  31. traveingOD

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great place for date night! We will definitely go again. Plus the glass gallery is really cool.

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  32. Sbkimx

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved my whole dining experience. Modern decor, excellent service, and amazing food. The chef did an amazing job with the dishes. Everything was delicious: from appetizer, to entree, to dessert. Can’t wait to go back. Highly recommend.

    1 person found this helpful

  33. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely amazing food and perfect ambiance to complement it all.

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  34. DavidD

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience. Classy joint with excellent service and food. Octopus was superb! Dessert was also to die for.

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  35. Mike

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food. We stuck to appetizers only to taste as many different things as possible. The cocktails continue to be fabulous. Small but good selection of wines. Strolling around the glass museum with cocktails in hand was a perfect start as the kitchen prepared food.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my birthday at Glass Light tonight. Everything was wonderful! The atmosphere, seating, and decor was nice, comfortable, and appealing. I loved the glass artwork throughout the venue. The drinks and food were delicious and beautiful. The service was perfect. Thanks for a great evening!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. gvmartinez

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Whether you're sitting at the bar for a cocktail or having dinner in the restaurant, Glass Light is always an incredible experience. Nestled within an art gallery, surrounded by beautiful blown glass you feel as if you are in a big city hotel bar. The food is always good. The menu, although not extensive, has something for everyone. The quality and execution are superb!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Iamdjoker

    Poconos

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, great food and a very nice atmosphere. My ribeye, salad and Burrata and figs was excellent.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. AnnMarie

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to Glass Light several times now and have always had a stellar experience. I am very grateful that they make sure that vegans have as elevated a dining experience as everyone else. Saleema was an excellent server. This is our favorite restaurant in Norfolk!

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  40. CynT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect place to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary.

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FAQs

Glass Light is rated 4.8 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Glass Light

201 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510

Additional information

  • Cross street
    City Hall Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French American, American, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    You can choose to park in the Bousch Street Garage and we will validate your ticket for you at the Host Stand.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Zack Close
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (757) 222-3033
  • Catering
    Please email sale@glasslighthotel.com for more information on event bookings.
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