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Surf Club Ocean Grille - Wyndham Oceanfront

114 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Surf Club Ocean Grille is Virginia Beach's most elegant oceanfront eatery. Our name has evolved from the history of our property, which goes back to the thirties and forties. Back then, Big Band Leaders such as Jimmy Dorsey and Glenn Miller brought their big sound to our sandy shores. In remembrance of those glory years, we have created an atmosphere with the freshest seafood, contemporary comfort, and of course, a sensational view!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am -2:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 425-5699
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Virginia Morgan
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Cross street
57th Street
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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3.7  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

We were there on Christmas Eve. I had made a 5:30 reservation. We rode around looking at Christmas lights and arrived at the restaurant at 5:30. We were seated, served graciously, the manager offered to take a picture of us by the tree on the way out. When I got home I had a phone message from them that they were closing at 5. (Evidently Open Table did not have this information.) I think it was pretty great that they were so gracious and never mentioned that they were keeping the place open for us! We had a great time!

PBascom (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2016

First time visit, went for the Thanksgiving Buffet, we are thinking we'll be there again next year.
We were a little early for our table so we went to the bar for a drink while we waited. Our bartender Chris was so nice we decided to just have our meal there at the bar!
Our timing was spot on as we had no wait for any of our trips through the line, a little later there were a couple of times the line was a bit long , but it moved fast.
Lots of options for food from the traditional spread to local seafood and 2 dessert tables !
We enjoyed the entire experience.

vipVgab (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

The best part of the experience is location. We ate lunch on a porch overlooking the ocean. The food was barely OK (fish and chips a bit to oily) Service was OK. I stayed in the hotel and arrived just before lunch which justify my selection of the place. If you have a bit more time you can find much better places in Virginia Beach

Oceanblue (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

Ribeye is cut on site and the best we've ever had!

Cary (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2016

I love this place. The food is always good and the view is Devine.

EDWARDC (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2016

Reasonably priced good food and service shoreside in solarium dining room or seaside on ocean air terrace beside beach sand and beckoning breakers for groups, special occasions, someone you want to impress or to relax peacefully eating, drinking and watching for passing merchant and navy ships or seabirds.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The view was wonderful, the server Tiara was great and the food couldn't have been. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

My brother and his fiancee are searching for wedding venues. I took the family here for brunch so they could check out the space. It was one of the ones my wife and I considered for our wedding and reception. In this particular morning, they were just off. The buffet was nothing special, the server forgot to bring milk for my wife's coffee, there were no spoons readily available. To top it off, the cup that my mother's coffee came in had crusted food stuck to the inside, which she didn't discover until 2/3 through drinking it. I've been here before and it's usually really good so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. Unfortunately, it was a bad first impression on my family and I doubt any of them will be back - weeding, brunch or otherwise.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on March 6, 2016

My family and I had dinner at the Surf Club for my Mom's birthday in March. We have always enjoyed dining here, especially in past years with my Grandpa, God rest his soul. I received a voicemail from an employee regarding my reservation request: to sit in a round booth over looking the ocean at sunset. The young man said that the round booths were no longer set-up to overlook the ocean and that the sun does not set over the ocean...okay then. When we arrived, there were only two other tables having dinner, so we got to choose the table by the window overlooking the ocean that we preferred, great! When we asked for a drink menu, our server told us that they don't really have one for cocktails, but they have a full bar and can make anything, so my mom and I ordered Bellini Martinis. They were delicious!! The sunset provided an great ambiance with a beautifully colored sky, from our view on the ocean side that is. All of our meals came out together, they were hot, aesthetically pleasing to look at, and wow were they delicious! I don't even think I took home a doggy bag! Both my Mom, Dad & I were thoroughly please with the experience. The manager was lovely and pleasant when he checked on our table and chatted with us for a few. I would definitely recommend this little gem under the Wyndham to anyone. Cheers!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on August 18, 2015

the window view of the ocean is best.

vipKenS (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on May 24, 2015

The Surf Club is in the Wyndham Hotel on Atlantic Avenue at 57th Street. That's about 17 blocks north of the end of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk. So, is it worth the trip? If you're a vacationer staying on the Boardwalk, then "no;" you already have the view and several good restaurants within blocks. If you're staying at the Wyndham, then "yes;" it's convenient, with the Ocean view, but the food is just OK, not great.

On the other hand, when they have live music on the Patio, it's a nice place to sit and have a drink - check the Happy Hour deals.

vipMelishurls127 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on May 22, 2015

Great food and service over the holiday weekend. Recommended it to many friends during our stay in VA Beach. Would definitely go again!

vipWDSJr (Richmond)
2.0  Dined on March 22, 2015

Nice view but menu was not as advertised on Open Table

daisymae25 (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

We came here the night before the Shamrock Half Marathon because they were offering an all-you-can pasta buffet for runners. The place was crowded with other runners, but we got right in because we had made reservations first. We got a table with an ocean view, and it was wonderful. Our server took a little while to get our drink orders, but it was understandable considering how busy it was. They had 3 kinds of pasta to choose from, along with salad, marinara and alfredo sauces, garlic bread, and even grilled chicken to add to your meal. Definitely a great deal for only $15 a person, and I would highly recommend.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 21, 2015

We were in town for the Shamrock Marathon Weekend. The restaurant was listed as a recommended spot by the racing organization, so I made a reservation for my family for the night before the race.

There was a great deal of traffic, so I called to say we would be running late. I was told by the person who answered the phone that my reservation would not be guaranteed as they were very busy. Overall the woman who answered the phone was quite rude about it and didn't take my name to note whose reservation I was calling about. When we arrived (@ 6:13) we were told "Oh your table is wide open. " The restaurant seemed busy, but was also not completely full either.

After being sat, we waited TWENTY minutes for water. We waited another ten to have our order taken, and another THIRTY to get our food. And the waiter got the order wrong. We were given several different excuses for all the mess ups.

Overall it was a disappointing experience and I wish we had gone somewhere else when we talked to the rude person on the phone in the beginning.