Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks

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Salacia offers a dining experience for those with discerning tastes and seeking the highest in quality. Honored with distinctions such as Virginia Beach's Only oceanfront AAA Four-Diamond Steakhouse, recipient of the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence, Salacia has been recognized for its culinary delights and extraordinary service time and time again. Requests will be happily noted, but reservations only guarantee a table, not a specific location. Dress is business casual for gentlemen, collar shirts required, no distressed jeans, athletic attire or beachwear permitted, ladies and children over eight years of age are required to dress accordingly. Due to the intimacy of the dining room, we do not permit high chairs or children under eight years of age.

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j
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Bonzino fish was delicious —was a little bony but great flavor. Husbands steak was good not excellent as you would expect. Dessert was a disappointment—tasted old. On a better note the service was Superb!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Some issues with our order, but service was good.

PD
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael was our server and was great. Very informative and knowledgeable. Dani was the server assistant and was wonderful as well. Very helpful. The food was fantastic!

h
Richmond
28 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great view, good food, good wine, and good friends to enjoy it with. We had a very enjoyable evening. Our server was attentive and we were not rushed. An assistant server brought out our drinks and when the primary server noticed that the wrong glasses were used he immediately offered to have the drinks replaced.

B
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Second visit. First was a "date night" and was the experience was exceptional. So we came back with our adult children looking forward to the "Grand Plateau" seafood special as part of our holiday celebration. We intended the Grand Plateau to be a heavy app of cold shellfish for all four of us. But for $99, the portions were paltry. Presentation was uninviting, just tiny piles of crab and lobster above a scattering of raw shellfish that scarcely covered 1/3 of the ice on the platter. Absolutely no "wow" factor. Nothing "Grand" about it. Very disappointing. Other courses were OK but nothing special. Service and bar were fine. We like the quiet ambiance compared to the noisy Catch 31 next door. If you come, stick to the kitchen entrees and avoid the seafood bar selections. There are other fine dining options in this town that deliver far more "wow" for the high price. Not coming back anytime soon.

t
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance. Slightly pricey for what you get, but great service and food.

EJ
Savannah
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and made an anniversary dinner even more memorable.

KA
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent raw oysters and lobster bisque. Attentive staff and great view!

LH
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening. Great food.

HM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the nicest restaurants I've ever been in. From the outstanding service to the menu and amazing food, I cannot say enough about how impressed I was. I was in the private dining room
I was alone but it would be an excellent place for a romantic dinner date or birthday dinner.

MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

A VERY uneven dining experience. Touted as the areas only 4 Diamond award winning steakhouse in the area (FYI its now listed as a 3 on AAA website) you expect cutting edge cuisine, fanciful cocktails and a curated, well inventoried wine list. What we got was NOT that.

SERVICE: Our waiter was fine. He was personable, friendly and helpful. Management however left him hanging when there were not 1 but 2 issues, both relating to wine during our meal (more info to follow). Both times our waiter had to apologize for wine menu and service issues despite it not being his fault, a manager or better yet the sommelier would be more apt to deal with wine issues yet none ever showed.

DRINKS: I was given their wine list, picked out a bottle and was presented a different vintage than the one on the list. I understand vintages can be substituted however the two vintages were vastly different in quality add that to the fact you have an electronic wine list and the error never should have happened. Despite the issue, I accepted the bottle and we proceeded on with our meal. The restaurant also had a extensive dessert/port/fortified wine list by the bottle as well... Or so I was lead to believe. Come to find out they will not serve the bottle I requested; only glasses. The point of purchasing the bottle was to have a fresh, not previously opened, non oxidized wine, BTG options don't allow for that. If you cannot offer something, remove it from your electronic and dynamic menu.

FOOD: The steaks were great. Well seasoned, cooked appropriately and arrived hot. The sides (creamed spinach and sauteed mushrooms) came devoid of seasoning and arrived lukewarm at best. This is despite the fact the restaurant had us and one other table seated in Salacia and a much less than half full dining room in Catch 31.

OVERALL IMPRESSION:
Uneven dining experience for something that offered much more.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the atmosphere. The crab cakes are amazing. Definitely coming back.

T
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable dining experience! Tremendous food - outstanding service - very relaxed and romantic. We couldn't have asked for a better meal in a better establishment. We have been going to Catch 31 for years, and absolutely Loving it - but the Salacia just takes it to the next amazing level. I believe we were actually in the 3rd Heaven for crying out loud....!!
Thank you Salacia staff!

B
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale dining with interesting menu choices, classy ambiance, attentive, professional service and wonderfully delicious food. A bit pricey but worth it for "date night" and special occasions.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good atmosphere, food was delicious.

m
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The private dining room is perfect for a romantic evening. We were celebrating our engagement. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant. The lamb chops were perfect!

HW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing! Spent more than expected but food was good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious, service impeccable! However, $19 for a glass of house cab was way too high. After the meal, I ordered a decaf coffee & my wife a decaf tea. However, the waiter returned to inform my wife there was no decaffeinated selection, nor a plain black tea or a lemon selection. Suggestion...if you're a plain tea drinker, bring your own tea bags!

k
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here 6 years ago after we were married. We try to cone back for our Anniversary. The food and service is exceptional

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Was very excited to finally try Salacia after numerous glowing reviews from friends and family. The service was superb but my ribeye was mediocre at best - for those going, I would opt for seafood! The potato side was divine, would highly recommend. My only complaint is that it was incredibly dark in the restaurant - everyone who came in had to use their phones to read the menu (even myself at 29 years old).

M
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. My husband really liked his steak and my scallops were great. Might have helped to know we did not need 2 side dishes-they’re huge. As for upscale dining on the oceanfront-this is a great choice.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed overall. The steak quality was good enough but the dessert, salad and crab cakes were substandard. Service was fair but not top notch. I was hoping for better quality.

XA
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've ever eaten, will definitely be coming back and will recommend to others.

w
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious Oysters Neptune. My Delmonico Ribeye was cooked perfectly and tasted soooo good. Be back next year.

SC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was overall pretty good but the ambiance was a bit frenetic. The wait staff was not attentive. We finished our appetizer before the waiter brought appetizer plates. The staff walked through the dining room with a basket of dirty laundry. We weren’t offered fresh pepper for our soup or meals and had to wait a good 5 minutes after being served for salt and pepper. The time between courses was too long. We did enjoy the lobster bisque and scallops. The ribeye steak was underwhelming for the price. For the price I wouldn’t choose to go back again.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation for my fiancé’s birthday. The dinner and the service was excellent. The food delicious and graciously portioned. They made a special occasion very special.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service tonight!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Salacia for our Anniversary Dinner and had a fantastic experience. Our waiter was impeccable and the seating was ideal. The food was excellent.

J
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal dining experience. The staff was top notch, service was excellent at all stages, and everyone was super friendly. The food was amazing, especially the scallops and lobster bisque.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary. Great service, great food, outstanding ambience! Highly recommend Salacia

G
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was phenomenal and the food was absolutely delicious! I loved that you could escape the busy, noisy atmosphere of VA beach and dine in a relaxing quiet environment. I will absolutely recommend this to anyone coming to the area.

RS
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

food was ok, nothing special. they sent a text to confirm and also called to make sure we understood the dress code which i did. we get there a few minutes before our reservation and there is no one to check us in. so we check the hostess stand for their sister restaurant and she tell s us it will be a few minutes before we can be seated which is fine. about 5 minutes later the hostess for Salacia shows up so i check in with her and she tells me we can be seated right a way. after we were seated another couple is seated beside us. the guy had on a white t-shirt that was to small, jeans and cussed the entire time. the dress code is business casual collared shirt and no jean. we asked about the t-shirt and we were told that they would take care of it which they never did. if you are going to have a dress code and call people to make sure they understand it, then enforce it. for the price and quality of the food i will not be back.

OT
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The outdoor seating is so comfy

M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Terrible terrible service. The waiter was rude, dismissive and when I complained could have cared less. So disappointed. We love this restaurant but will make sure to stay away from his section in the future.

D
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing extraordinary about this restaurant but Jason our waiter was excellent and the food was good.

ST
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Loved how secluded and important you felt when you walked in. The staff was very nice and helpful. Never wanted for anything. The food was amazing. Salacia Exceed my expectations! I really thought it was just going to be an over priced menu with small portions of food that are nothing to write home about. I was completely wrong! The waiter was very informative and gave great service. The only downfall was when we got there we were the only ones, by the time we left there was about 8 other tables and only one server so it took a little long to get our check and finish up. other than that awesome experience and we will be back!!

N
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Our reservations were for 1 hour after opening. When escorted to our seats they opened the door to see a man on a ladder vacuuming the air ducts. We then had to sit outside. My medium rare steak came well done and had to be fixed. Everything is ala carte so entrees don't come with sides. My wife ordered the scallops which came in a bowl so we had to ask for a separate plate so she could eat the sides as well. Lastly, our boxed food was not brought back to our table. We were told it would be left at their hostess station which is unattended. We grabbed the only bad there which turned out not to be ours. As we waited our hostess came running out with the correct bag. Thankfully we checked before leaving.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Reserved an outside table for 8:00 a week in advance
At 8:30 our table was still not ready
Valet was not organized waited approximately 20 mi. To get my car

GD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance on the outdoor dinning is wonderful. They did not have the first 2 choices on their wine list although they gave us a great wine at a reduced cost
The service was less than attentive for a private fine dining experience and the food was served obviously after sitting under a warmer

LB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful!!!!!!!!someone stopped paying attention ... too bad... sad... it used to be our favorite... we will never ever go back