TuLu Seaside Bar and Grill .

4.3
105 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Inspired by seaside health and farmer’s markets, Tulu Seaside Bar & Grill combines premium, locally-source ingredients with a relaxed, natural environment to create a fresh and healthy alternative to Oceanfront dining. Pressed juices, power bowls, over-sized salads, and regional elements put a bright, Tulu spin on American fare. Tulu’s inventive and modern bar features an extensive wine list, Virginia craft beers, and signature cocktails from Virginia Beach’s own Tarnished Truth Distilling Co. Tulu’s Seaside Bar & Grill includes an eye-catching patio and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

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
What 105 people are saying
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4.4
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4.5
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LarryM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner and will return in the future. Will have to try the bar are next time.

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Foodie23456
Richmond
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the menu at Tulu. I was there for Restaurant Week but browsed to brunch, lunch and dinner menus before arriving. The value for the money for Restaurant Week was amazing but I especially like their commitment to fresh, healthy meals with calorie info on all the menus. I had the cauliflower poppers, a wedge salad, and the shrimp and zoodles (veggie noodles). Everything was very delicious and our server was amazing. The Marriott hotel that this restaurant is located in is beautiful and new modern and classy. Parking is not validated by the establishment but is $2 an hour so not too bad. Will def. come back when it is warmer to sit outside and have some brunch!

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robinc
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Really good healthy options

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vipRonR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. Madeleine was wonderful.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall1food2service2ambience2

We ordered a crab cake appetizer it was one the size of a fifty cent piece and even asked where was the rest. My tuna was over cooked and was never even asked how I wanted it cooked. Had two $50 gift certificates and was told I could only use one which is ridiculous. Was I bad experience and expected more.

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DerekG
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, excellent service (thanks Mason). My only complaint would be the seating. We were in these hard metal chairs that were not comfortable at all. It definitely detracted from the dining experience.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Parking situation is ridiculous. You need to validate. Paid $6 for 2 hrs and 15 minutes! Outrageous. Will not go to Tulu again.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tulu staff were very accommodating. Alex is my favorite he is always on the go and yet stops to say hi all the time we are there.

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DAVIDM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tulu was a very good seafood restaurant with very reasonable prices! The menu offered a very wide selection of choices! It was a very nice to relax and enjoy a marvelous view of the Atlantic Ocean!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The crushes are amazing!

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RobertR
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A bit too loud. Hard to carry a conversation with others in my party.

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vipGreatlunchbreak
Richmond
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As you enter the hotel is beautifully decorated and sets a great mood. We were seated promptly as it's off season at the beach.
We started with the crab and corn chowder, delicious on a cold evening. My wife likes the cherry blackberry mule.
Followed with her plate, tuna off the appetizers menu and I had the salmon dinner which was excellent.
We enjoyed the bread pudding for dessert.
Wonderful dinner.
Meals could have been a little faster but overall excellent as usual.

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VBLocal
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Will not be back. Disappointed by what were were charged for both the food and drinks we ordered. We were even charged an access fee??? For WHAT? I have never seen that before. This is not any way to treat the locals if you want them to come back again.

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VenkatB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked the reservation at 5:15 and when I’m there by 5:20 they said they are closing. They didn’t even inform me before l. That’s so rediculous.

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kdev
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Having eaten lunch at Tulu’s I was excited about returning for dinner. Unfortunately the dinner experience wasn’t great. It was so loud and the food was marginal for the cost. $30 for a splash of mid/shelf whiskey and $33 for fair steak. We won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Little pricey- but overall good experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrating our anniversary

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DanielF
Greensboro
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was really good but the cauliflower poppers weren’t crispy and came out soggy. Overall though was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

To many flies

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server is very nice, he keeps checking on us. They ran out prime rib however he made sure to give us options and he was able to give us the request my husband want regards to his steak replacement. He made my husband Father’s Day dinner awesome with Tulu’s great food. The service and food overall 5 star and we will keep coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Our server cleared our dishes even before we were done and brought the check without even checking if we wanted dessert it seems like she wanted to get us out as soon as possible. When I did order dessert to go (since she made it so unpleasant for us), I ordered the chocolate lava cake and she mentioned the ice cream will be in a separate container. We got home and no ice cream. Overall seems overpriced for this experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I loved using Open Table to place myself on the waiting list. Would’ve preferred actual appointment time. Restaurant is a bit noisy but if you are lucky enough to get. Table with a view, that cancels out the noise a bit. Service was very good but I feel that they are a bit understaffed. Food has a healthy spin but I do not feel the flavor profile is there in many of the dishes. Most are lacking in either texture, or flavor component. Portions are small and I do not believe have the best value for your buck. What you are paying for is definitely the ambiance, the exceptional view and killer service. I do Reccomend the Cauliflower poppers but wish the batter was crispier to get that crunch factor. Overall I will return but mostly for the view abs perhaps a cocktail.

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vipMomof3
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Very slow service. Very noisy. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The waitstaff is not quite on it. The views are incredible, but noise level is too high. This area really needs noise dampening and greater attention to cleanliness of tables and seating between guests.

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Veggielover
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great. Very accommodating for vegan modifications. Water view!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place keep coming back bec it’s relaxing to dine here

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vipRaul
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go when at VA Beach

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SamanthaL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Montgomery was the sweetest! She entertained our 5 year old who just wanted to be a “true gentleman” drinking orange juice from his tea cup and he couldn’t get enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversaire

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SarahM
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Very loud, no noise dampening for noisy bar patrons. Scallops were good but on a big plate full of zucchini noodles aka Zoodles, was way overpriced. Wouldn't go back here.

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vipShanaC
Richmond
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went for family brunch. Such a large selection to choose from, but service was a bit slow. Never got my water and I had to ask for an orange juice we ordered after we realized it was forgotten. Atmosphere was awesome. Will go back in the future and might try it for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so goood!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Chris was amazing went above and beyond!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great! Love the vibe there. Went for a birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. The beet salad, and cauliflower poppers were so good. Also lots of beer and cocktails to choose from. Right on the Beach with outdoor seating.

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JoanC
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mushroom pizza and superfood salad with chicken were amazing. Fresh, satisfying and delicious. The shrimp wrap was mediocre although fresh but lacked taste. Service was excellent and the view amazing . Will certainly be back.

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vipFoodwinefun
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a very nice anniversary lunch.
Food delicious
Lovely ambiance

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MeaghanB
San Francisco
11 reviews