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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (36)
Romantic (33)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Waterfront (31)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Scenic View (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Business Meals (9)
Authentic (7)
Good for Groups (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Casual (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 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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·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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·Dined on November 4, 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 4, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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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·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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·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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·Dined on October 15, 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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·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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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Waterfront
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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 8, 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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·Dined on October 8, 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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·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 7, 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

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Attended restaurant week with friends who've never been there and I doubt that will ever go back… Food was not up to par for what they offer off the regular menu . A lot of people trying restaurants out for a restaurant weeks to determine if they'll go back at future times and neither one of my friends were impressed. The potatoes that came with our fish we're almost raw and tasted like they were freeze dried potatoes and the fish portion was extremely small.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

We were seated near a table for 8. Unfortunately they were very loud. Other than that we had a delicous dinner.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent overall experience. Mike was amazing and we were treated like royalty.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Disappointed that our 7:30 reservation had somehow "been changed" to 8:15 - we didn't request a change. Eventually ended up seated, and dinner was worth the wait. We had the flash fried red snapper with asparagus as a side, and the fish was delicious. Attentive service as well made for an enjoyable evening, despite the delay.

Tags: Waterfront, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Located in the Hilton Beachfront, Salacia is convenient to a parking garage and almost daily there is live entertainment right outside the main lobby. Salacia is a cut above restaurant for those looking for more than casual eats and wine. Salacia knows exactly how to set the mood for special occasions or fine dining. Dinner at Salacia was spectacular. Erol, our server, was a true professional in his field. He timed our appetizers, cocktails and entrees perfectly. Our dinner experience was no less five star dining. Salacia is a perfect location for diners who only want to experience a quiet, cozy or romantic dining experience with the right amount of background noise that will not interfere with your conversations. They offer a unique dining experience you don't find anywhere else in Virginia Beach. We enjoyed it and thanks to the management for keeping the Salacia brand from becoming just an average restaurant with all the bells and whistles.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We love it there. The Lobster Tempura was delicious. Our steaks we're cooked perfectly and tasted delicious also. The service was on the mark and the outside setting was perfect. A bit pricey but not unexpected.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Very nice place. More expensive than opentable or there website would have you expect. That said the food was great other than some over cooked octopus. The wine list was worth it. Will go back.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Wonderful place, nice, quiet, excellent food and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Apart from taking awhile to be seated, our overall expierence was great!
This is especially true concerning the Wait Staff. They along with the hostess were extremely attentive.
I must say a special word about Michael. We've eaten in number of 4&5 star restaurants but the professionalism of this young man was impeccable!
His familIrarity with the menu along with his attentiveness to our table.
I must also mention the complementary items from the Chef!
All of this truly made our 44th Wedding Anniversary special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of the best meals I have ever had. The outside dining area was spectacular.

Tags: Authentic, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

We went there for our anniversary and the service was outstanding. They had a very good wine list in the steaks were super tender and delicious. Very quiet and cozy atmosphere and the service was beyond expectations

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

We chose Salacia for our 40th anniversary celebration. The food was great the ambience was just right the music in the background made us feel comfortable and the service was impeccable. We both loved it thank you very much

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We've been to Salacia before for our anniversary and our server remembered that it was our anniversary after I just mentioned that I thought he served us a couple years ago. Even with that in mind the service and food was outstanding. We shall return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great food, great service! Excellent filet

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The scallops were excellent. We've been there before. It's a treat when we go to Virginia Beach.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I took my boyfriend of three years to this restaurant for his birthday. The restaurant is really decked out with nice decor, clean, and is really just a nice restaurant to be in, so that was comforting. I really liked the free valet, as parking could become quite difficult down at the oceanfront. There aren't too many restaurants you can get dressed up for in the area.
Our waiter was kind and very attentive. He made sure that we had everything we needed at our table and more. The food, however, was OK. I ordered a filet mignon cooked medium and my boyfriend ordered a ribeye cooked medium as well. When the food was delivered to us, the surface of my steak was a little too crispy and over cooked while my boyfriend's steak came out almost rare. We're not ones to complain though, so we finished our meal and tried to enjoy the rest of our date.
Vince, a server from the catch 31 side of the restaurant and good friend of my boyfriend, was kind enough to pay for my boyfriend's birthday cake slice (which should've been included anyways considering what I paid for the food) Also, when we were given the option between tap water and flat water, we had no idea that 4 glasses of flat water would add another $20 on the bill (the waiter or server didn't state that the flat water was an extra fee).
Overall it was an OK experience. As I've said before, it's a nice place to get dressed up for and have a few drinks, but I don't think I will be dinner here again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

My wife and I made a reservation at 8pm on a Friday night for our fancy dinner date. There is a well-attended bar just outside with fairly loud music, but when you pass through the doors into Salacia you leave the noise and confusion behind, and enter a tranquil space full of good smells and high-class place settings. The wait staff is highly attentive (if you get Errol, lucky you) the wine list is superb, and every morsel is an experience engineered to delight you. While quite expensive, we found Salacia to be 100% worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was subpar, for the price I expected better service. I have been to several high end steakhouses and this wasn't my best experience, not impressed at all.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Met fully our expectations with exception that menu had no main entree of steamed - or other variation - shrimp, the only entree my spouse selects when dining out. Our service was excellent except that our head waiter's voice was too soft and low of amplitude for me to understand...a relay technique was employed by my spouse/guest.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent steaks. The service was outstanding. A hidden gem inside the Hilton Hotel on the Ocanfront.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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