Mermaid Winery - Norfolk

4.6
158 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Norfolk's first winery located in the charming Ghent neighborhood. 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 twelve 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!

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
  • Contactless payment available
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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 158 people are saying
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RichelleH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine is always great, along with the service. This is definitely my go-to spot. They also have deals on wine every Wednesday, which is a plus!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor seating, food was so tasty and of course the wine was excellent. Loved the hibiscus Mimosa’s!

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our menu items had to be altered because they were out of the ingredients necessary. Outside of this we had a good experience.

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DerrickC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We aren’t really “wine” people but this urban winery was a great experience!

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DaisyRose
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience1

See private note please before we post a review. Experience was not good at our last visit

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious eats and even better wine (amazing selection). Quaint dining with outdoor space and tasting room. Will absolutely be back (monthly to pick up my wine club).

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was not what expected, overcooked Tuna, lack presentation and service was late and service was not great. It’s was rainy day so most inside table were taken. It’s was okay for ambiance and a glass of wine but not dinner .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Unfortunately we had terrible service. The worst we have every had at a restaurant. It did not appear that there was a manager working or else I would have hoped they would have said something to us. We waited for than 15 minutes for someone to great us at our table and 10 for cutlery after being served our salad. Never asked if we wanted another drink and we never had our water refilled. Thankfully we didn’t have any time constraints.

The hostess was great and tried to help as much as she could. The food and drinks were great. I would return in hopes for better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service especially Colby and Sarah was great as well. They've got a sign about 90 minute limit, may want it need to actually adhere to on busy nights. The table next to us was a bit loud and rowdy, but otherwise we love this place.

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ChristieF
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food an incredible wine! We love Mermaid Winery... a must, go check it out!!!

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vipSheshe
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing ambiance and food

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came for our 4th Anniversary and of course the food and wine was delicious. Recommend the lamb. The only confusing part was where the font door was but other than that a great time.

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ShannonC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The place is awesome. Just need to tweak the kitchen a bit. Our food was burned. The staff was super sweet. If food was not burned it would have been all 5 stars.

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DCEnthusiast
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The house wines were disappointing even if well presented. Serving portions were strange, for example, the cheese platter was mostly accoutrements like nuts, dried fruit, and olives with about an ounce or so of each cheese. It was tasty, but perhaps misrepresented in the menu description. We encountered the same odd portions with our salads and the brie appetizer. Music was nice, but was often disrupted by a noisy open kitchen that is near one of the dining areas. The place is probably still a decent option post-COVID and when the weather improves making the outdoor area available. I would likely recommend other places before this, however.

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FlorenceJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and the service was excellent

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vipTamara
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The bubble gum mimosa was delicious. Loved the charcuterie board! The wine flights were aesthetically pleasing....

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Was very impressed with the Norfolk location. Very cozy and very cute. Easily a place I’d come for any meal. Can dress up or dress casual.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Everything was great. But the lamb shank meal was different this time... apparently when they run out of Demi glaze, the substitute is this unappetizing mushroom gravy... if I’d known, I would have ordered something else. But other than that, everything was great.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was nice however we orders the Campfire Kettle with fondue and assorted dipping treats. It took almost an hour to even come out and that was the only thing we ordered. It finally came out and the chocolate was cold and thick like it’s been sitting. The “dippables” weren’t even what was advertised to us. It wasn’t until our dessert came out that they told us they were out of some of the items that came with the dessert board which defeated the purpose of us getting it.

The best part was the wine floats we ordered. Probably the only reason I’d return.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our waitress was outstanding. Wine flights are a must. Food is good not outstanding. Cramped space and if you get sat anywhere near the door you’re gonna freeze.

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bs625
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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NaomiT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal with very caring service. Good value for the amount of food.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a perfect night out with your significant other. Great prices for the food and wine. With also wonderful service from the staff!

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AshleyP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great valentines dinner. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the flat iron steak. The mashed potatoes were amazing and the wine list is phenomenal. A little overwhelming for me. As I'm new to wine. Our waiter was very helpful and I enjoyed all of the wines he brought me. The brie is amazing too

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RayA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time and we will be back! Lovely ambiance...spectacular service...and excellent value....mermaid tacos could have used a spicy crema but the tuna was seared perfectly

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kiasha
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were wonderful everything was excellent. I loved everything about it

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever I’m in town, I love to stop by for a glass of wine. This time I had my parents with me and it was another great experience. Colbi was an AWESOME server and extremely knowledgeable when it came to the wines. We ordered the charcuterie board, and it was amazing!! All three cheeses we selected were delicious and the chef’s meat choices were perfect. We were all drinking different wines and all of the choices on the board were the perfect compliment. Mermaid Winery is always the right choice for delicious wine and creative, mouth watering food.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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TullyC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Taco Tuesday, the wine was amazing and tacos were a great value.

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DEWjr
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined indoors; tables were socially distanced & all staff were masked/gloved. Food and wine were wonderful. Waitress was top notch!

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Chey
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! The food and wine was amazing and the service as well, we will be back again.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

If you are looking for a awesome simple menu. And looking to try a variety of wines or even just to buy a bottle mermaid winery is the place to go.

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igwend
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole table tried something different and every entre was delicious. I personally recommend the chicken pasta. The server was fantastic at recommending bottles of wine based on each of my party's particular tastes. We plan on going back.

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DEWjr
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant when we want good wine and good food. The servers are always pleasant and quick to respond. Haven't had a bad meal yet! Looking forward to trying new wines soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mermaid Winery always has the best food! Never had a bad experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the ambiance was to die for. It was a chilly night and they had the outside dining with the fire pit omg I wish I had reserved that for the wife and I. Definitely will be coming back, thinking of becoming a member of the wine club.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was overpriced and lacked good flavor, wine flight was very good however the appetizer took more than 30 minutes to get to our table.

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vipJulieS
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience was wonderful! Very covid safe as well. Loved our time there!

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MonicaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our evening was delightful. The wine choices were perfect and the food was incredible. I especially loved the She Crab Soup. Creamy and delicious.

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vipDennisH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was good. Just a bit slow regarding service ( time between glass of wine, food and final Bill) was a bit excessive . But we’re in strange times , and will caulk it up to the Panasonic.

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You can order delivery directly from Mermaid Winery - Norfolk using the Order Online button. Mermaid Winery - Norfolk also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mermaid Winery - Norfolk also 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 158 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.