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About Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks

When perfection is paramount, 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. Please note that our veranda seating is very limited and that reservations for outdoor tables are on a first come, first served basis and are not guaranteed. 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.

3001 Atlantic Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Open for dinner:
Sunday through Thursday 5:00-9:00
Friday and Saturday 5:00-10:00

Cross Street:
31st Street & Atlantic Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 213-3473

Website:
http://www.salaciavb.com/

Entertainment:
Proper attire is business casual. To preserve the elegant setting, beach and athletic sportswear are not permitted. While denim and shorts are permitted, please note, no torn or frayed jeans. Collared shirts are required for Men and sports jackets are recommended - most Salacia guests dress for the occasion

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary Valet Service along with self parking in the hotel's parking garage.

Executive Chef:
Dan Elinan

Private Party Facilities:
Due to the limited number of seats, private parties and large reservations are accepted on an individual bases, pending availability and business demands.

Private Party Contact:
Don Paul: (757) 213-3473

Additional:
Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM

Salacia Prime Seafood and Steaks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (21)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
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Good for a Date (16)
Waterfront (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Cozy (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Great fine dining experience!! Highly recommended for a classy night out.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

Salacia's is an amazing dining experience. The oysters were exquisite, I actually almost cried. My husband and I had awesome service, very personal, very bright spirited, and I always enjoy a good joke. We will definitely be back for the four course meals and what should be a 5 star restaurant.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We visited the restaurant for our first time on Valentine's night. We throughly enjoyed the meal and the service. The food was exceptional and the staff very courteous, professional and friendly. The only slightly negative thing was there was a series tables for 2 on one side of the restaurant, which were quite close together. So, we felt like we were enjoying the dinner with those around us. Everything else made up for the closeness of the tables. Excellent choice! We will return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Nice quiet room, but it lacked character. It felt like a private back room, not a special occasion restaurant. Not much charm in the room.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This is my 3rd or 4th time eating at Salacia. My server was completely attentive, friendly and professional. That and the view was the best part of the experience. The meal was a bit lack-luster. As a starter, I thought the lobster bisque was delicious. However, for my entree, I ordered the filet rare and they served it on a piping hot stainless steel plate. This heat of the plate continued to cook the steak to the point where it was medium by the time I was half-way finished. It lacked seasoning, although the blue cheese sauce elevated it for sure. The creamed spinach was mostly cream and not so much spinach, which was too rich- even for me. I keep giving this restaurant a chance because it's so convenient while staying at the Hilton. It's got an appealing atmosphere and killer view. And the service is always superb. But the food always disappoints. I wish the chef could take it to the next level.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 3, 2018

THE top steakhouse in Hampton Roads. Food consistently excellent, with top notch professional service. Our favorite place for a special date night, anniversary or celebration. Expensive but worth it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Perfect for a romantic night out with ur spouse. Excellent service, quality of food, and delicious fresh seafood. Intimate dining experience only 13 tables. Highly recommend. My husband and I will return when visiting VA beach again next time.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This is a wonderful resturant for any special occasion. Great ambiance, service is on the mark, waiters were friendly yet professional. We celebrated a birthday and fun was had by all. The food is well worth the price. Wine menu is to die for! If I lived closer I would dine there more often.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

the ambiance was great, food was superb, and the service was outstanding. Very knowledgeable waiter.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great Experience in every regard. Erol, our waiter, was fantastic!

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The ambiance is great in this restaurant. It is actually a very small restaurant with about 10 tables. The food was extremely overpriced and the quality was below average. This is a ocean side restaurant and they can’t cook fish as well as the other local lower priced restaurants. You want to take someone to this restaurant to impress them but they find out that the food is of poor quality and they are disappointed as are you. The service was great but it didn’t make up for the high price and low quality.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Disappointed. Overpriced with average food.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wow. Where do I begin? When we arrived for our 8PM reservation, we were told by the hostess that our table was being cleaned off and we would be seated in 10-15 minutes. At 8:30, I went to find a hostess to figure out why we had not been seated yet. They forgot about us. We could have sat there the entire night and nobody would have seated us.

Adam, the General Manager, was very apologetic and seated us in the adjoining restaurant. He gave us two appetizers and we waited to go back to our preferred table and original reservation.

We finally were seated in Salacia at 9PM. We had a great meal. The servers were impeccable.

When it was time go, I was told that my filet mignon and sides (leftovers) would be upfront at the hostess stand. I asked the hostess, coincidentally, the one that forgot us, how she knew which bag was ours. "We write it on there." What was written on the bag was "26," which I guess corresponds to the table we were at.

Shockingly (read: not shocking at all) we opened our boxes at home and low and behold, it wasn't our food. I called back during Salacia's business hours to speak to someone about this, and nobody was available to take my call. I left a voicemail requesting a call back, but I haven't gotten one.

TL; DR version:

We waited too long, and paid $150 for food that we didn't get to finish eating later. French press coffee and cheese bread = amazeballs.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Service was bad. They were trying to rush us since the moment we got there . Very rude. Wasn’t a pleasant experience at all.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

It’s become a tradition. I’ve brought my wife to Salacia for her birthday for the last four years. We live in DC and come to VB to be with family for the holidays and Salacia is a perfect getaway from the Christmas madness. See you next year!

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We love dining at Salacia for what is one of the premiere experiences in Virginia.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Service was amazing!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The wait staff were friendly and attentive to detail but fairly slow. The food was excellent and our steaks were cooked as ordered. We were there on a Sunday night. It wasn’t crowded. Perhaps they were short staffed.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

My husband and I were greeted with friendly, accommodating staff, loved the ambiance and seating. Great place, we will return when we visit Virginia Beach again!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food and atmosphere was great. The service was impeccable. Worth the cost

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The food at this restaurant is of the highest quality. We sat outside, November 9, with a great view of the ocean with fresh air and no disturbing noise. A very pleasant evening.
The only negative was an over priced filet Oscar.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had reservation, but had to wait 15-20 minutes to get a table which was frustrating as I had made special arrangements as it was our Anniversary. Nobody even acknowledged the fact that it was our Anniversary even though I made that very plain at time of reservation & an in-person visit to the manager to ensure all went well. Was not what I expected from a 4 star dining experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Service was ok, it seemed like our waiter had too many tables. We didn’t order our main course meal until 2 hours after we got there.We didn’t finish eating until 12:30. We didn’t think we were going to be there that long. Mind you once we got our food we eat it immediately, we were starving. I will dine there again.

Thx
Ronnie

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Salacia. Overall, it was great, and was very quiet when we first arrived. Tables are fairly close together, and it became a bit loud as the dining room began to fill up.

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was fantastic and service was just awesome. Waiter was probably one of the best waiters I ever had . Steak was better then I had a Ruth Chris

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It was disappointing. I finally got my entree two hours after my reservation time. I ordered crab cakes with a lobster tail. The tail was so salty that I couldn’t eat it. My waiter sent it back to the kitchen. He brought another one that was exactly the same. Extremely salty. I couldn’t eat it. The crab cakes were not good. Too much flour or breadcrumbs. The oysters at the beginning were very good as was the rose wine and the bread. That’s what I mostly had for dinner. My waiter was nice and diligent but not much he could do.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Took my wife here for a date night. Food was good but took forever. We were there for 3 hours. Had planned on going out after dinner but we're over it after taking so long. There are other options just as good and a lot more affordable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great! I recommend the surf and turf. The nuance was exceptional. A great place to have a very nice date with a significant other.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Scenic View
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I enjoyed celebrating my birthday but I was unhappy with the food. I asked for well done filet mignon but instead I received a medium. Once I requested my steak to be cooked more, my waiter happily took my steak to be cooked and I received freshly set plate however it came back medium-well. I did not want to be a pest so I just ate around the pieces that were not pink. I paid $135.00 for our meals and I was not happy at the end of the night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Exceptional food and service. The ambiance and veranda seating made for a very romantic evening. Look forward to coming back for anniversary.

Tags: Waterfront, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Will definitely return great food and the chief sent out samples of food to try. Staff was excellent and attentive while allowing us to enjoy our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We recently went to Salacia for our wedding anniversary. The private room was nice, but the room was quite warm. My husband enjoyed his filet mignon, but my filet oscar special was just so-so (slightly overlooked, shell with each bite if crab, hammered asparagusFor the price, I'd opt for Byrd and Baldwin in Norfolk.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We came in at 6 pm and no one was at the reception desk another connected restaurant had to call them. They sat us in the farthest table away from the ocean view windows even though 95% of the tables were empty. They were already out of one of their specials at 6pm. It was extremely hot inside. They were obviously short of staff. Table next to us that came in about 5 minutes after us didn't get there main entree until after we had already eaten our appetizers, first and main course. The restaurant took 2 hours to get them their main entree and didn't even comp them for the meal or do anything to make up for it. They blamed a shared kitchen to a busier restaurant. The oysters were great but everything else was nothing special. When you are paying for an upscale, exclusive, advertised private dining room you expect much better service and availability of food and view.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Seated right upon arrival, as well as greeted right away. Our server, Jason was very attentive and friendly. Food was amazing. Would have loved to of been seated outside. Found the indoors tables to be a bit too small and too close to each other.

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Waterfront, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our server was pretentious and the chicken was over cooked. We sat outside which was absolutely lovely but I expected more from our meal due to the cost of it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

As a frequent diner at Salacia, we love the outdoor booths. Wonderful setting and private. This time, it was Restaurant Week, which is always hectic. And we dined on a Saturday night. We selected the Restaurant Week 3 course special. The presentation was as normal, creative and unique. We would not order the monkfish entre again. The side of potatoes were not up to Salacia norm. We knew the busyness was the cause for a less than exceptional meal. But, our regular waiter Michael did his best under the circumstances, to live up to our expectations. We will certainly go back, as we love Salacia. Just not during Restaurant Week.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was wonderful the staff are extremely knowledgable and polite. I had a small issue with my salad and the manager came and presented me with a mew salad and made sure it was to my liking.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

This was by far the best service that I have ever had at a restaurant! Everyone was very attentive yet did not interrupt your meal. Definitely a place I will go again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food and the service was excellent. A very cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Excellent outside dining overlooking the beach. Very cozy romantic setting

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