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Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach

4.6
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239 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 239 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We made a reservation, Took us about 20 minutes to be seated. Sat at a table in the corner by ourselves couldn’t sit outside. The service was absolutely terrible. Didn’t check on us at all, waited so long for our checks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food and wine selection is absolutely amazing and delicious!! You won't regret going here!

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CaryAnnT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was delicious! Our waitress was very good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That was my first time going and I loved it! The food was amazing and our waiter was awesome. He recommended the perfect wines, he was on point with his service, and very nice. We will definitely be going back

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SavannaJ
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our first time at mermaid winery, and we loved every second of it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was dare night and my boyfriend proposed to me! It was absolutely wonderful. The staff and our waitress were above and beyond! I’m sorry I can’t not remember our waitresses name but she was wonderful and recommended a beautiful wine it was exactly what we asked for and the food was outstanding. Loved this place we will definitely be back. Thank you.

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ChrisH
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service, great food, great wine and replaced wine even when a fly fell in. Great spot and good food.

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Pete
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time dining here and they did not disappoint. Mallory our server was fantastic, as was the food. Both times food and service was outstanding. In addition, we picked up our wines for our monthly wine club and they allowed us to open one of the bottles with no corking fee. Highly recommend!

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RafaelaN
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

very good food, wine and service. we had a grilled salmon with quinoa risotto that was delicious. I really reccomend.

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SheilaC
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends for dinner. Temp was taken on entry and we sat under a tent outside. Food was good and service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant. The waitress was wonderful and the food delicious! I highly recommend this place.

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Melodi
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed my food and the wine flight. It was definitely different and amazing. My server was good, just wish someone else would have check on us after her shift was over.

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Mermaid
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I’ve been to this location a few times, but today the service was absolutely sub-par. They stuck our group out in the patio corner where our server seemed to have forgotten us for long periods of time. Normally however, the service is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! There outdoor patio was perfect, not too noisy and spaced out for social distancing. The wine and service was phenomenal too!

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ShannonA
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There is a wonderful covered outdoor seating area.

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MoBrown
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place Jonathan our waiter....fantastic we will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Get the pork shank if you’re coming for dinner - you won’t regret it!

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DeveronC
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, service, and wine were great. We had outdoor seating with plenty of space. It was perfect for our date night.

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BageJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant off of the main area of VB. Knowledgeable staff with a nicely curated wine selection. Eclectic menu and everything that came to the table was very tasty. Particularly loved the coconut quinoa.

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NinaW
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Staff was very accommodating and professional.

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BrittanyC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I think the restaurant did its best to accommodate my large group of friends.

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MoBrown
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place tuna tacos are the best!
In this town

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stephenn
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The wine flights were only shared verbally, with “red or white” denoted without information on varietals. Asked for a book/list of the wines included, but again a verbal explanation saying some flights had “2 reds, 3 whites and others had 3 reds, 2 whites.” The food was fine and the staff was friendly, just wish we could’ve learned more about the wines before ordering.

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vipoceanpark
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the light fare lunch menu has something for everyone's taste. Along with the main item you have a choice of fries or salad and choice of wine. All included in the price. What a deal. Everything is worth trying.

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vipspider
Raleigh
35 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were 2 couples and came for a wine oriented lunch. We had a fabulous time. The wine flights are served in a spectacular fashion with big glasses so you can really enjoy the wine. We all felt the selection of wines for the flights were excellent. The food was great although we would have preferred a different condiment for the calamari. The fish tacos were excellent. Overall a great experience and we are looking forward to going back

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Fairone
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This as my 68th Birthday and we picked this restaurant based on our first visit a few weeks before.
Despite Covid-19 the experience was very nice. We ate early to avoid large groups so we almost had the place to ourselves. Precovid we like a busy restaurant makes it a bit more fun. We started with the Brie plate yum (could have used a bit more strawberry jam). I again had the duck it is so good. I told a friend about it. The friend thinks duck is too greasy. I agree but not here. They prepare it perfectly. My wife had the Salmon which was also perfectly prepared. She also raved about the coconut quinoa which we don’t always like. Our waitress was attentive and suggested the fish. She also provided me a couple of choices for the wine selection which helped me decide the one that best suited my palate. All together it was another great meal. Thanks to the kitchen staff as well they never seem to get the credit they deserve.

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Phoebe
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. The wine is expensive, but a nice selection of new and old world wines.

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MoBrown
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for wine and a meal, great waitress also.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, outstanding service, delicious food and wonderful wines!

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The winery has the BEST food and drinks, as well as being reasonably priced. Highly recommend the mermaid fries and margarita.

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scottn
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The happy hour can’t be beat, great food, service and value!

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ElizabethF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was awesome! Very attentive and helpful. Great attitude. Great suggestions. She was a pleasure. Thank you!

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RobynW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with Awesome Mermaid Wine! Service by Ollie was outstanding and prompt. Social Distancing was well thought out and easy to accomplish. We'll be back

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Everything was great. The wine was spectacular as well. Great spot. We will be back.

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CortC
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was another great visit. The only challenge is that we had made outdoor reservations for almost a week in advance. Then confirmed those reservations again the day before and several hours before the actual dinner. We get there to be told that an outdoor table is not available. We are told that guests have overstayed their visit time. There is a failure of the manager to address this. I get it if I made reservations that day or just showed up...but really...week in advance...what is the point of putting in/out doors...just say reservations. I get a floor manager who does show up mid-meal to ask how is everything...but obviously doesn't realize that we had been put off a reservation for outdoor made well in advance. First world problem, but so is dropping 200 dollars on the meal and not having a floor manager to be informed.
Jonathan did his usual terrific job.

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scunc
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always incredible food, helpful servers, impressive wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time the food was excellent. We had flights which were 5 different wines in tiered wine glasses to taste. It was a lot of fun. Traveled there in a vacation and it did not disappoint.

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Rare12
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This a beautiful property and the second time there. Our first experience was a reservation requesting outdoor seating however when we arrived it was not available. Moreover the hostess was not very nice about it. Our most recent trip was not so fantastic either. While the restaurant was empty, we were not impressed by their flight of white wines. With no other option in sight he stayed for some brie and left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Bad smell in the room

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Fairone
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out in our new neighborhood. Been passing this place thinking it just was for wine. Saw it recommended for dining on open table checked the menu and decide to give it a shot. We were greated by a very friendly hostess and from there the service was fantastic. Jason our server gave us time to get acquainted with the menu gave us tips on many of the items we chose. Despite it being a winery they served cocktails which I enjoy prior dinner. We ordered a platter of dry fruits, baked Brie, figs, and nuts which Jason recommended for an appetizer. It was excellent and big surprise. For the entree Cheri chose the scallops w/ quinoa and kale and enjoyed every bite. I had the duck with carrots and was so very happy with the flavor. Jason recommended a wonderful Sonoma California Pinot Noir which was excellent. I ended up having 2 glasses. For dessert we ordered the “Camp Fire” though this was very good we had to box it and take it home. As for the atmosphere it was very relaxed and casual but not too causal. They observed the safety protocol for the COVID-19 situation and made us feel safe. Again I can’t say enough for the services Jason and the others provided and we will be returning again. Ps they have outside seating but it was nice to sit inside for a change.

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Mermaid Winery - Virginia Beach does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and 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 4.6 stars by 239 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.