Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks

4.3
79 reviews
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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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What 79 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once we found a check in stand with staff present, we were escorted to a lovely private room away from the noise of the outer bar area. The wait staff was very friendly and professional and answered all our questions. The wine selection is superb and the food is perfection. I would highly recommend the lobster tempura and scallops. The only think I didn't like was the wood fired corn side dish because the wood fired flavor was too strong. Other than that, it was great and the waiter even brought us a complementary dinner when we told them we were on our honeymoon! The dessert was baked Alaska and it was delicious!

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DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We we’re very happy to see Reggie, from Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia, at the hostess stand! Also, Jason and the rest of the service staff were professional and very friendly. The private dining/veranda location made the night extra special. The main reason we decided to book a reservation at Salacia, during our vacation at Virginia Beach this summer, was because of a reference to its wine list + oceanfront location in the book “Cork Dork”, as mentioned to both Reggie and Jason the night of our dine there.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This was our second visit to this restaurant. Our first visit we had an amazing experience. This time, the service was very slow, they mixed our drink orders up twice. Our steaks were ordered medium and they came well done and the sides came out when the meals were almost completed. The price is far too expressive for this experience.

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Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

The food was mediocre for the price, but that typically is the case when you’re in a tourist area. Restaurants know people will come regardless because of location. Crab meet over my filet was not fresh, tasted like it was from a can. Wine list was subpar and the coffee we ordered at the end of our meal was old.

We sat outside, which was beautiful. If you choose the outdoor seating option, be prepared to hear the jets overhead every 20 minutes or so. We didn’t mind that part. Service was just alright.

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DG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The prices at Salacia were higher than most of the Steak Houses but the quality and taste of the steak was inferior to other places I have been. The staff were very friendly and accommodating but attention to detail was lacking. For example, I would have expected at a restaurant in this price range that the staff that brought out the food should know what each person at the table ordered.

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D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The venue is amazing. The food is pricy. Sort of run of the mill steak house. The chef uses a lot of butter.
I love vegetables but there vegetables are prepared very al dente with too much butter and salt.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The fillet Oscar was like velvet- delicious!!The lobster bisque had a very strong fish broth base but lots of lobster. Truffle Mac& cheese was very good and not too salty. Very good food but the service was extremely slow. The charger plates on the table were beautiful. We were celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary and they surprised us with a fancy little desert with chocolate writing spelling out-Happy Anniversary! Lovely touch!I would go again.

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AW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been long time patrons here for our special occasions. No more. Food was just good, not great as it has been. Service was slower than ever & I don't think it was our waiter's fault. For the high price it is not even considerably worth it. Sad..

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Private getaway

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1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Salacia on a date with my husband just kicking off our anniversary month celebrating. Our first time there. Great location, is in a hotel and the is valet parking which is a plus. Was a little noise when we walked in, I was surprise how casual everything looked but that was not the restaurant. The hostess actually walked us through the kitchen and into the back in a quiet very elegant room for our service. We had an amazing table by the window with the amazing ocean front view. Waiters were all very good, there was specially one lady that was super friendly and very attentive. Our water glasses were never empty. Food was amazing!!! I had a steak, and even thought it was a bit overcooked it was delicious. See all the pics!! Only awkward thing was that to get to the Salacia dining room we walked through the kitchen but other than that was great!

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CB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

Having a reservation We have to wait 1 hour and a half to be seated outside. You have to pass through CAT31 with a lot of noise and people in swimming suit with no shirt. The price was excessive.
The food was excellent

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RK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a excellent experience. Great waiter and nice wine list.

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RG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

All staff extremely kind and attentive. Food was ok, but extremely expensive.

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KM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Trey was great. Made our night. The food was great, the steak was a little over cooked but everything was so good that it didn’t matter. Didn’t even bother to tell our server because everything was amazing. The server was extremely attentive and the host was very pleasant and welcoming. Truly a gem in VB. A must try.

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most wonderful meal and dining experience at Salacia for our second anniversary. Amazing service. Definitely would recommend and will be coming back!

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Steak over cooked

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TS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place on the oceanfront to celebrate our anniversary!

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BT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Salacia for our anniversary dinner in June of 2019. Although it was pricey, we would definitely return. The food was great and the service was even better. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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BW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food the porterhouse was an exceptional. Service was spot on. Will go back on my next visit.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place when you want to have a very special dinner -- or you just want a good dinner. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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CH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and intimate setting!
Having the chance to dine outside right at the beach is always enjoyable. Service was impeccable and our waiter was first class. The table had a variety of dishes, all of the food was incredible. Can’t praise the restaurant and staff enough. We are local and will continue to dine here when we can!

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CR
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint would be the gnats. Not sure where they came from but tbey were annoying.

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GH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible. Bad service. Food was so salty it was inedible. Just bad. Bad. Bad.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent place for quiet couples dinner. Semi private booth on boardwalk/bike path and excellent service to boot. Worth the drive from wherever you are.

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LS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

Not nearly as good as it should be for such an expensive steakhouse. Nothing special. 36oz Porterhouse was not very good.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Private dining outside was amazing. Food and Service was also great! Would definitely come back and would recommend!

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must go to place in the Hampton Roads area! The server was outstanding and very attentive. My scallops was like butter and great wine selection. Topnotch elegant experince with delicious food and a warm and wonderful ambience.

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 5

Martini Drinks were made wrong but the server did go back and make sure they made them right he was a good server just had too many tables between him and the other server. steak was over cooked my date finished her entree while I waited to tell someone the steak was over cooked ordered MR came out MW. Dined here a year ago experience was superb not saying I had a horrible time they just seemed off all night. Oh and the food runner drops your food like she hates her job very rude.

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e
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. I just wish they enforced their dress code. There were people wearing shorts and a t-shirt even though the website clearly says shorts and t-shirt are not allowed. Seeing people underdressed as I walked out kind of cheapened the experience a little for me and my wife.

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CF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good steaks. Service very good. Thank you for accommodating vegetarian in our party.
Panna cotta dessert was too firm / too much gelatin. I prefer creamier texture. Perhaps my personal taste, but side by side taste test - creamy would win. I think we ordered 3 or 4 of them. chocolate cake was ok. strawberry shortcake I had two days later at Catch 33 just ok. Dessert preparation does not rise to level of the rest of the experience. We'll be back.
Christian Filipos
Proprietor Youell's Oyster House.

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f
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service... fabulous outdoor private seating!! Had a wonderful Birthday dinner!! Will always eat here when we are in town.

Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks
Responded on May 21, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your Birthday Dinner with us at Salacia.

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m
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is truly a special occasion place to dine! The filet Oscar was wonderful and the ambiance of the outdoor seating is beautiful!

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T
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my visit at Salacia. Everyone was professional and the food was suburb.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salacia was amazing. We were able to sit outdoors where each booth is comfortable and feels completely secluded. It truly felt like a private dining area. The staff was all amazing, incredibly friendly and courteous. They do a very good job at allowing you time alone while also being present enough to catch if you need something. It is a little pricy, but honestly it's worth it for the amazing food and atmosphere

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JD
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding venue for my wife’s birthday dinner. Excellent service and food Perfect place for that special occasion.

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BG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was excellent! Filet mignon, ceasar salad, seared scallops - all excellent. Bread was a little undercooked (too gooey). Wedge salad was just ok. Hostess was not very polished for handling custom requests for seating - didn't go out of her way to provide exceptional customer service. Manager was very accommodating. Complimentary celebration dessert was excellent. Outside dining atmosphere is exceptional!

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LH
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!

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DT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food service and atmosphere

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EE
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was slow. My husband ordered a very expensive steak Med rare, came out like shoe leather. I ordered the special oysters and got oysters rockefeller instead. My husband received his food several minutes before. For such a swanky place, the food and service leave a lot to be desired. We ended paying for our drinks, the manager should have comp the entire meal including drinks. The customer is always right and should never pay for bad service.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Victoria was amazing. The atmosphere was just right, the wait staff was very attentive...we will be back.

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