Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach

4.4
422 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
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.

Please note: We have some mildly risque artwork on the walls of our dining room which may not be an appropriate environment for children.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 422 people are saying
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AmyW
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for an afternoon snack and a glass of wine or dinner and a bottle of wine! Food is always delicious. Always ask for Jonathan to be your server. He is the best!

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ClevelandR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Just was out of a lot of the menu items.. mainly seafood items..!

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Chaz
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner!! Thanks to the Winery for another meal.

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vipLawil
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mermaid. Jonathan always takes great care of us.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Food was overpriced. The cheese board is not worth the money. Too many sweets and the board was not well balanced. The spinach and artichoke dip was extremely salty. Wine was the best part of our meal.

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Gina
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! The tasting flights were amazing and so was the food. Absolutely great experience. Definitely recommend to anyone who loves wine and a good time.

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MaryE
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter here for her 25th birthday and we had a great time. We started with flights and found the combinations to be delicious. The food and service were amazing, iiieeer was perfect for lunch.

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MicheleB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like mermaid. Their wines are varied and good. Their servers are always wonderful and knowledgable. We had Tony....he was new but still spot on! Made recommendation on wines, very fun to joke around with.


I do wish they would up their game on food variety though. It is always good, but is not what it was. I guess with Covid, they had to cut back. I miss the ceviche! But, still, I recommend Mermaid to anyone looking for a nice peaceful evening with great service, good wines and nice atmosphere where you can have a conversation!

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Ocean
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible experience. My husband and I went out for 11th wedding anniversary and purposefully went on a week night so it wasn't too busy and made reservations for 6pm. We arrived 5:50pm, we could hardly get in the door there were so many people waiting. We heard 2 different groups in front of us tell the hostess their reservation was at 7:00pm and they were seated right away. By the time we got a chance to check in with the hostess it was 6:15. When we told her we had a reservation at 6:00, she said well it will be a while we have to prepare your table. At 6:30pm we finally asked how much longer it will be and they seated us about 5 minutes later at a table that was open the whole time we had been standing there.

Once seated it was another 5-8 minutes till a server came over. Once they did I asked if she could recommend a dry Chardonnay, she said "I don't really drink white wine, I don't know". We specifically went to Mermaid winery for a fun night of trying different wines, difficult when our server doesn't know anything about wine. Then once my husband was served his wine, it took her another 10-15 minutes to come back with mine. When we asked where mine was she said, "I'm getting it".

I worked in a restaurant previously, I understand if you have new staff or limited staff. That SHOULD NOT hinder the experience of those dinning there. If you're limited staff then don't allow so many reservations or walk-ins. CERTAINLY don't allow multiple groups with a 7:00 reservation to be sat at 6:00!

Very disappointed, not sure if we will ever return to Mermaid winery.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good experience overall. Food was great.

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NeoDoc
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Our waitress was obviously new to the job with with little, if any, prior experience taking orders. We were wondering what was awaiting us and were unpleasantly surprised by the simultaneous arrival of our salad and hot entrees. After sending the main courses back, we did enjoy the shared more than ample beet-themed salad. The muddled non-flavorful “Siren Margarita” was exchanged for wine in the meantime. We were entertained throughout dinner by the Chris Rock comedy performance blaring from the kitchen every time the door opened. The warmed over entrees of salmon and blackened tuna were generous and edible.
An interesting experience, to say the least. We will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all had an amazing time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We only ordered happy hour food which was good but not great. Service was great though. Probably won’t return.

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Rkaszuba
Atlantic City
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Evan was a wonderful server. We enjoyed sampling the appetizers with the local wine.

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DonnaE
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I believe this may be my new favorite restaurant! I did not want to leave. The patio dining area was perfect. The food made me want seconds and of course, the wine!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food
Terrible presentation

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H2P90
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our wine, cocktails, food & the outdoor space.

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Patrick
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the meals were outstanding! Duck, Blackened tuna, chicken pasta. Happy hour (4:30 - 6:30) got us some great prices on pre meal drinks.

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ChrisL
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent an evening at Mermaid to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service were great!

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vipTraceyH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Staff fighting and cursing at each other in the kitchen easily audible from dining room.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine. Enjoyed all the selections for entrees and appetizers.

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ELMJL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Really great place - will come again! Hosts were so great and accommodating. Bar service could have been more cognizant - we had to flag down a server to even get a menu after sitting unacknowledged for quite some time. Food was exceptional - we have never had such an amazingly diverse charcuterie board with such amazing food. Wine was delicious! Atmosphere was calm; people came in wearing everything from jeans to cocktail dresses. Really love this place and can't wait to go back!

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vipoceanpark
Richmond
41 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service is always exceptional. Great place for lunch.

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LaidBackDude
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were given our food without any utensils and no one came to check on us for awhile. Servers concentrated on the larger groups taking care of their needs instantly where we had extended periods without anyone tending to ours.

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vipJohnRJ
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was excellent and the atmosphere was fun as always.. Our Server Jonathan was excellent as always

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viplizA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great. The appetizers, main dishes & the fondue were all absolutely delicious! Our waitress was so nice & attentive. Wine selection also great. Went there twice while we were on vacation. Wish we had a Mermaid Winery in NY.

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BerH
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

outstanding food and service...flank steak cooked perfect..crab cakes awesome

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matt
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to the VA Beach location. It was awesome. We sat on the covered patio while it was raining and never got wet. Strive and food was 5 stars.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish they offered Brunch on Sundays as they used to.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wine experience even though we made it only to the appetizers. The ambiance and customer service was superb and looking forward to returning in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This was a fun winery with lots of choices and good food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very dull experience. Menu is very small and lacks creativity. Food was just ok. Kitchen service was slow.
The patio is pretty.

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vipHonest
Richmond
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Wait staff is really lovely. Food was fabulous two night ago but when we returned two nights later because we loved it there, the food was not quite as perfect.... a little cold where it should have been piping hot even though it was served promptly. Not a big deal. We will go back. It think it might have been a fluke. Service, noise level (medium quiet), and wine were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice, great service and the food was great

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vipMoBrowne
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was great, food great, ambience great, wine even better.

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vipArnoldS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. Fantastic experience. Our waiter Jonathan made it awesome. Great service and recommendations. Will definitely return.

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JoeZ
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had to wait several minutes even though we had reservations but not a big deal. Great environment and pretty good service.

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TemikaS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great ambiance and good
Food will visit again!!!!!

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vipBestofBirmingham
Memphis/West TN
20 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Never disappoints!

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AlyssaH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent lunch location! Each Lunch option comes with a wine glass selection.

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You can order delivery directly from Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach using the Order Online button. Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 233-4155.

Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 422 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.