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Mermaid Winery - Norfolk, Norfolk, VA

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

4.6
4.6
304 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Norfolk's first winery located in downtown Norfolk.

We focus on producing small lots of well-balanced wines using Virginia and California grapes. Our winemaking process can be viewed from the tasting bar where you can enjoy our creations.

You can also choose from ten different wine flights or select a wine from our list that features 800 wines from around the world. There is also a food menu that ranges from artisanal cheese platters to sandwiches and entrees.

We look forward to pouring your next glass of wine! Cheers!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Winery, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (757) 233-4155 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Weiner
  • Private party contact
    Jennifer Eichert: (757) 233-4155 ext. 1
  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Cross street
    Corner of Main Street & Granby Street.
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 304 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

304 Reviews
  1. ChristieF

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful Easter brunch! Everything was perfect… the food, service and ambiance. A great place to celebrate with family.

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  2. BernadineM

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very attentive staff and good quality food and drink.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was a little underwhelmed with the decor. I guess the name had me anticipating a more coastal vibe, and the pink wrapped boxes used as decorations kept putting to mind Valentines Day… or Christmas!! Although clean and sparse, they should definitely consider a slightly more coastal theme. Also, maybe it is just me but table linen would really dress things up a notch! The service was very nice but dressed a bit casual. Again, maybe my expectations were way off. The menu was somewhat limited so, I ordered the salmon and my date ordered the tuna. I selected blackened and she selected medium. Both were prepared perfectly. I actually struggled to give it an overall 4 (3-1/2 would be more accurate) rating bc I did find it a little boring and underwhelming. But with small tweaks it could really be a strong 4-4-1/2!! Just my two cents.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Alexis as our waitress and she was AMAZING!

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  5. GiGi

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been to the Mermaid Winery several times but mostly for lunch. The atmosphere is lovely. Our server was Ethan. He was delightful and very attentive. I had a Caesar salad with salmon and it was very good. My friend ordered the Brussels sprouts. They were very large and hard to cut but the taste was excellent. I would recommend it.

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  6. StevenS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience for our first time at Mermaid Winery. It was date night and it didn't disappoint. Our table was ready and waiting for us even though we arrived late. I phoned to let them know and they assured it would be okay, and it was. The space is great. Love the architecture and the giant mermaid painting. I also appreciate the size of the dining room, not huge and not tiny. The staff were very gracious and welcoming and very attentive, but not intrusive. The wine was great. I'm no connoisseur, but both my lovely partner and I enjoyed our selections. Our meals were delicious. The menu selections were great. Lots of creative dishes, but nothing extreme. I could feel adventurous in my choices without worrying about what I would get. I had the Blackened Tuna and my lovely partner had the Pork Loin. We were both happy with our choices. Delicious meals prepared perfectly and presented attractively. We look forward to a return visit to sample more of the menu, including dessert, which we skipped to get to the theater on time.

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  7. John

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great wine and experience. Staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

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  8. StephfromNorfolk

    Richmond

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not quite as nice as normal. Server was not very attentive . We sat for 10 min before anyone came to the table. 4 people behind the bar chatting. Jen wasn’t around last night. Came for our favorite Tuna nachos. A little lacking on the tuna. Brussels sprouts were salty This is one of our favorite places. We will be back but not thrilled this time .

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  9. KanneS

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great night out with the girls! Beautiful place, great wine, and delicious food!

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  10. Neville

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great time at Mermaid Winery. The food and wines were delicious and Morgan was an excellent waitress.

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  11. RozitaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful experience at the new Mermaid winery in Norfolk the host was friendly and very pleased. I will be back again

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  12. JohnF

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was well trained and professional Food was very good- Korean style braised rib meat Wine was excellent

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and food. We were lucky enough to go during restaurant week. We went with the specials and wine flights.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New location is beautiful! The cheese board was delightful!

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  15. KhadeejahE

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I originally came with a friend for her birthday and loved it! I came back recently for my birthday with my boyfriend and it was so romantic along with the ambiance. The food was great! The calamari is top tier!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There is a parking garage just around the corner, very convenient. When I walked in I was impressed with the decor of the space. Immediately I was greeted and shown my table. My friends were there, all talking about how lovely the restaurant was decorated. Three ordered wine from the drink menu. There are other options for beer or cocktails. On this day tea (ice or hot) was not available. Several just stayed with water which was available in large blue bottles on the table after you finished water already served by waitress. We ordered our lunches, expecting rather lite fare. We were all wowed by the huge servings, yet only one person took half her sandwich home. It was so delicious everyone consumed their lunches happily. Only problem, no one had room for dessert!! We all said we would be back, maybe for Happy Hour.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Was definitely worth the money. Food was delicious 😋

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  18. BonnieS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience in downtown Norfolk. Love the ambiance of the old bank building. Great wine options and food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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  19. Greatfood

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience and menu changed which was nice.

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  20. GiGi

    Richmond

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad that the Mermaid opened in my neighborhood. It’s a great place to have so close. It’s lovely and light inside, the staff members are personable and on top of everything and the wine and food are the icing on the cake.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and fantastic service. Looking forward to going back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My daughters and I visited Mermaid Winery as part of our pre cruise celebration. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. The server was courteous and professional. The food and wines were delicious; some of the best fried brussel sprouts I've ever eaten. We each tried a wine flight, and every one was impressed. This was our first time dining there but won't be our last.

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  23. mandyB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the wine the food and the service!! Awesome place

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location. Food was exceptional and service was excellent! Would highly recommend!

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  25. MeMe

    Pittsburgh

    57 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Very mixed. Service turned out to be awful. We waited over an hour to get our food (this in a restaurant that says they'll only allow you to stay for one and a half hours). The manager was pretty unapologetic.. Saying that duck took a long time to cook.. BS, it takes 10 minutes. Then, they screwed up my wife's order, through a communication mixup. Manager was apologetic and comped her dinner, which was nice, and appropriate. Good was good not great. Wine was excellent. They may have been having an off night....
    Mermaid Winery - NorfolkResponded on October 1, 2023
    Hi Dr. Shiffman, We are very disappointed to see this review. In your line of work, we would expect that you would provide the whole truth; especially given the repercussions something like this can have on someone’s mental health. Your food took 35 minutes. A duck breast that is cooked in a proper manner, does not take ten minutes. First the duck is pan seared, and then put in the oven. Once it is pulled from the oven it's allowed to rest, which can take just as long as cooking. Your food order was behind the rest of the dining room. We not only corrected and comp’d your wife’s dish but we also sent out an extra course. The server made an honest mistake and we corrected it. Our team did a great job making things right given the hiccup. Look to McDonald's for a 10-minute duck.

    3 people found this helpful

  26. KIRKR

    Richmond

    52 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing. Arrived a bit early for our reservation but we were seated promptly. The restaurant is small and brightly lit without much ambiance. Our waiter was prompt but food service was slow … no big deal as we had planned on enjoying a bottle of wine. However after a 30min wait for our wine, the waiter informed us that he could not find our selected bottle. We asked to review the wine menu and selected an alternative. After another 15min wait we were informed that that bottle also could not be found. At this point we were two thirds of our way through dinner and did not select a third choice. We finished dinner and departed without having wine. What a disappointment for what is billed as a wine restaurant. Hope Mermaid Winery figures out their wine selection.

    3 people found this helpful

  27. Jeff

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and price of the food were excellent. Looking forward to dining there again.

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  28. Haoleboy96789

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Xander took good care of us, ensuring correct communication. Wine and food was pricey. The menu was innovative and food tasted delicious. This location is brighter and a little life than the previous Norfolk location.

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  29. KatieP

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great mermaid food and service, but new decor creates a weird ambiance!

    1 person found this helpful

  30. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was celebrating my partner’s birthday and it was amazing!!!

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  31. JasmineL

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great/Amazing establishment. So pretty inside! Wine selections were great as well.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and very extensive wjne list. Absolutely will dine here again!

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  33. JamesC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and went to Mermaid for date night and as always they didn't disappoint. The service was on point and knowledgeable about the menu and the different wines. The decor was awesome, alittle small compared to the old location in Ghent but very impressive none the less. Then the food was full of flavor from the Hummus with garlic and parm to the salmon stack and even the wild bore burger was great. The wine always great! Only down I had was desert. I love a chocolate and I have a pic in my head what it would should be. The cake that was presented was good in taste but not what I expected in a chocolate cake. Over all 9 out of 10 for me. We will be going back alot and hope you will give them a try. Make sure you set a reservation because they stay busy since they moved!

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  34. Leesyblue

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lights could be dimmed. Decorated nicely but harsh lighting has everyone looking at each other as the tables are very close to each other and it is basically a square room with a bar on one side. I thought the cocktails were just ok. Very loud. It was nice to see the new location ambiance, but we all felt the shore drive location was better overall.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was bland , but I went there for my boyfriend’s birthday and our waitress although she was gracious and attentive, she asked him Birthday dessert when I requested for the birthday dessert with a candle be brought up at the end of our meal. So she messed up the surprise and he said he didn’t want dessert.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Not the same as the original Norfolk location. Doesn't feel like a winery, feels like a loud chain restaurant with the appearance of a pediatrician office. It's loud and bright white and baby blue. The warm welcome and conversation with staff about pairings is lost and the intimate feeling is gone. The owner stands guard over everything and has zero personality. The only "winery" thing about it is a few cheesy wine photos and a huge child-like mural of a mermaid holding a wine bottle.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My girlfriends & I ate there for brunch.. we really enjoyed our experience! The hibiscus 🌺 mimosas were amazing 🙌🏾 love the new location. We will definitely be dining there again🍇🍇

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with excellent service. It was our waiter James’ first night on his own after training. He made great recommendations, was accommodating and attentive with a friendly disposition. The food was prepared perfectly. While everything was delicious, The Sweet Corn Brûlée was incredible!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Place is very cool inside! Food is just average and overpriced.

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  40. EDWARDW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A brilliant restoration of a treasured historic space meets excellent cuisine paired with wonderful wines.

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Mermaid Winery - Norfolk offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 233-4155 ext. 1.

Mermaid Winery - Norfolk is rated 4.6 stars by 304 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

101 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Corner of Main Street & Granby Street.
  • Neighborhood
    Norfolk
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Winery, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Stephen Weiner
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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