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Kismet Bistro

4.6
4.6
360 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 327-0716

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kent Johnson

  • Neighborhood

    Newport News

  • Cross street

    Warwick Blvd

  • Parking details

    Additional Street parking available

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 360 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. HM

    HenryM

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was excellent! I would highly recommend the restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and server!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter home for spring break
  4. BK

    BobK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delightful dinner with a friend; the staff continues to excel, food was excellent and the place continues to exude a warm, friendly neighborhood feel. The front door is still difficult for my wife's wheelchair, but the place is worth the effort, and they promise they'll fix it -- someday. I highly recommend the bread pudding dessert, but save space.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Went to dinner here for our anniversary and the place was lovely and the food was absolutely phenomenal. BUT our server was very inattentive. We took some time to order, which was our fault (there are many wonderful options on the menu). But when we had finished our meal, we sat there for about 15 minutes. The server never came to check on us and and I had to find another server to ask for boxes. I understand if a restaurant is busy, I'm a very patient person, but if you walk past us about 10 times please take the time to glance at all of your tables and notice posture. Once again the restaurant and food was wonderful, but service was poor.
  6. A

    Annie

    Norfolk

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious she-crab soup; entree of mussels, shrimp in sauce with fettuccine was delicious and delightfully seasoned.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four couples went for prime rib night. The meat was cooked to order and the sides and desserts were delicious. Our server was pleasant and efficient. We had a great time.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife wanted to go here for her birthday. Who am I to say no? We went. The meal was perfect, the service superb, the noise level, well, you can’t have everything. We will go back again.
  10. f

    fatandhappy

    Richmond

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend for a birthday dinner. I assured her her portion would allow for another meal. But the tuna was so delicious, there wasn’t a speck left. She’ll be back!!
  11. TM

    ThomasM

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food portions were generous. They were short staffed on night of our visit. Food was great.
  12. LJ

    LauraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was great services was on point. Would go back.
  13. RS

    RayS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything here was absolutely perfect. From the food to the service, to the location and atmosphere.
  14. CI

    CINDYR

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place, great food. So nice to have a high end food spot in our little town
  15. JA

    JenniferA

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Made reservations, but the restaraunt was crowded so we had to wait 15 minutes wait until a table became available. We were offered to go to the bar, but to let the hostess know if we wanted to stay at the bar or be seated at a table (when available). The service was slow and was told by our waitress (several times) it was because she had a large party to waut on also and proceeded to tell us what their problem were. It was prime rib night, but they ran out by the time we were able to order (45 min after we arrived). Overall the food was delicious.
  16. FC

    FrankC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent Prime Rib and service at Kismet. Cameron, the bartender, also makes a superb Old Fashion
  17. BK

    BobK

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular customers, and by now know many of the waitstaff personally. The service is unvaryingly good, the menu is varied (though we've eaten most of it) and very good and we'd recommend this place to anyone -- it's our go-to for company and comfort food.
  18. DW

    DonnaW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Courtney was the bomb !!! She was well versed abt wine the menu and was always checking on us ! We will be back !
  19. LS

    LindsayS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I went on ladies night! Great wine prices and the food was great! We will be back
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible!
  21. SC

    SeanC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience1
    So loud we left early. Thursday through Saturday the noise level is through the roof. There are a set of regulars that take over the bar and shout across each other. We plan to avoid Thursday through Saturday now. We used to come about every other night as we are walking distance, the food, drinks and service are top notch. We don’t like it when we can have a conversation with dinner. Sad.
  22. GW

    GregoryW

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience3
    Good food, odd not great part of town. Our server brought my vegetarian wife a huge burger instead of what she ordered. So my food was done about 15 minutes before she got hers, then the didn't comp her meal.
  23. KG

    KevinG

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We went on a Thursday evening and it was not crowded. A nice place to go when you want to get away from the chain restaurants.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service !
  25. W

    Wandab

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have a nice time here. Great food, drinks and service!
  26. SC

    SeanC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around. The best in Hampton Roads. Come. Often.
  27. VA

    VAQueen

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tyra was an excellent server and took much attention to our party. The Salmon dinner was excellent and the mussel appetizer was delicious.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s meal was delicious! The scallops that I had were the best ever in my life as far as presentation and taste! What a wonderful find! We will definitely return.
  29. SC

    SeanC

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Come. It is excellent.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Great service and wonderful food. Definitely will return!
  31. S

    Skittles33

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Burger was to DIE For.... Loved the deviled eggs. Wish the Fried Green Tomatoes had been sliced rather than in chunks. She Crab suit was delicious but served rather lukewarm. Could have been much hotter. Husband did not care for the Salmon dish but my brother in law loved his tuna. Would definitely go back for the burger!
  32. JR

    JayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience, excellent service. Food was a little on pricey side but not a game changer, I would recommend and go again.
  33. I

    Ihagee

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great! We will be back. Thanks
  34. PJ

    PoppyJ

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable. Courtney did a wonderful job, professional,friendly, polite and knowledgeable. One person at our table had a fish dish she thought was dry and overcooked. Courtney took care of it very nicely. Everyone else was pleased with their food. Pizza, salmon, mussels and she crab soup.
  35. PV

    PattieinVA

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted by a friendly hostess who acknowledged our Open Table reservation and immediately seated us. Our waitress, Maddie, was friendly and professional. She thoroughly explained the specials of the day. I asked about the cocktail menu and she was able to thoroughly explain and highlight each drink. After every course, she promptly checked back to ensure everything was to our liking. Our food was visually appealing and deliciously appetizing. The restaurant had a lovely decor and wonderful bar in the adjoining area to the main dining room. Everyone was friendly and we can definitely recommend and plan to return.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome waitress and food
  37. B

    Buca226

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    I have tried both and Monday (pizza and bottle of wine) and Wednesday (prime rib) dinner specials. They were both outstanding. The happy hour cocktails were excellent. I look forward to trying other specials, as well as selections from the regular menu.
  38. W

    Wandab

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ladies night on Tues....who knew. Great specials!
  39. BL

    BonnieL

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    The food was delicious. My daughter had the specific al Asparagus Soup with a beet salad. I had the fried chicken which is one of my favorite dishes from Kismet. However, I do not like the broccolini that comes with the meal. I asked our server (Stan) if I could substitute the broccoli with another side.She said no problem and asked if I would like the brussel sprouts or spinach. I chose the brussel sprouts - there was no mention of an additional charge. When she brought out my meal - it had broccolini not brussel sprouts - I brought this to her attention and she said darn I forgot to change your side. She later brought out the brussel sprouts and at that time she said there would be an up charge because she forgot to enter brussel sprouts when she place the order. I was surprised and disappointed when she brought my check and I had to pay the full price for her mistake. I should nit have had t pay for her mistake.
  40. KD

    KevinD

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent as they have been on all previous visits.

FAQs

Kismet Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 327-0716.

Kismet Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 360 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Warwick Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Newport News

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Additional Street parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kent Johnson

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (757) 327-0716

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