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We reserved our time for the 16th of December only to receive a phone call that the resturant was closing effective immediately and so we did not go
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We enjoyed a wonderful evening at The Cellars celebrating my wife's birthday. We loved it so much that we made reservations for New Years Eve.
A wonderful dining experience. Service was outstanding. My favorite dish was the gnocchi.
The Cellars was phenomenal. One of the best dining experiences I have ever had in the United States. The food was exquisitely prepared and the wine recommendation was perfect. We will go again!
We went there for my husband's birthday recently and the atmosphere was nice and the service was good. The food was delightful. A nice selection of wine and beer along with cocktails. A nice romantic time out!
Had a great evening with my special lady friend. Went on Weds and they had half price wine by the bottle. A great way to enjoy some pricey wines without the ouch factor. Filet Mignon was exception as was the halibut wrapped in prosciutto.
Had my one year anniversary dinner here. I was so pleased with the romantic setting, the food was phenomenal, and the staff was stellar. Highly recommend this restaurant for a nice romantic dinner and one of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach.
Absolute perfection!!!! Best meal and atmosphere in town!!!
From our initial entry the service was impeccable. It was very inviting. The hostess gave an informative history about the restaurant. Our waiter was helpful, prompt and courteous. The food was fantastic!
I would recommend "The Cellars"
Celebrated our 12 year Anniversary at the Cellars and I am so glad we chose this place even though it was a bit of a drive for us. Food and service were very good. We will definitely be back. Waiter brought us complimentary Champagne, which was very nice. Thank you for a wonderful evening.
The Cellars lived up to it's reputation. The food and service were terrific. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgable. it was a very a very comfortable spot. This was our first visit to Virginia Beach and was glad we had the opportunity to dine at The Cellars
What an amazing venue! Most romantic and special dinner you can find in the Hampton Roads area by far! The service was very personal and knowledgeable about the menu. The food was stunning and hands down the most tasty! Highly recommend for an anniversary or special occasion.
We haven't been to The Cellars for a while and thought it would be a great place to celebrate our anniversary. It was as good as I remembered. The drinks, food and staff were wonderful. It won't be as long of a time between visits next time.
Very nice romantic setting. The service and food were superb. We had the oyster appetizer, good but small early season oysters. I had the prosciutto-wrapped halibut, my wife had the filet. Both were excellent. Wine selection was nice. The creme caramel dessert was outstanding. Pricey, but worth it! We will be back. Thanks to Josh for his excellent service.
Cellars was recommended to us by a friend. A really wonderful dining experience from the service, food and location. The menu changes every season so the food reflects the time of year.
Our first time to The Cellars, sorry we waited so long! We enjoyed our wedding anniversary there the other night and it was fabulous. We had an early reservation, got our pick of tables and had the place to ourselves for the first part of our meal. Lorenzo, our server, was outstanding!! He showed us around the restaurant and explained everything to us, making it all sound so good it was hard to choose. We had the filet mignon, superbly cooked and the lamb tagine, also excellent. We will enjoy more meals at The Cellars in the future.
When I made reservations I told the man (I believe his name was Nick) that our friend was taking three of us gals out for our birthday. He told me that he would notate this and that they like to give a surprise. My surprise was that they did nothing, even after I mentioned it to our waiter. I am thankful that I had not told my friends that they were getting a surprise.
The meal was delicious, the service was excellent and I would definitely recommend the Cellers to anyone. Just don't expect any surprises.
The evening was wonderful ... it's a beautiful place and the food was what we expected, fantastic. Will go back for sure.
Great evening to celebrate our anniversary with friends. The Cellars is one of our favorites!
Had a great dinner! But why not use real candles? Lol
The dining experience was wonderful and the service and food was wonderful, as well. This place goes to the top of my list of places to eat around here.
What an experience! The food was absolutely incredible. We had the Red Snapper and the Rack of Lamb, both were cooked to perfection. They now offer a French Onion soup. I'm not normally a fan, but in this case found myself asking for more bread to soak up every drop. The other appetizer we ordered was the crab cake, and I've not had better anywhere else. Large portion, with no fillers - just amazing taste. To be completely honest at the risk of sounding silly... these were dishes you'd want to lick clean.
It's a beautiful venue - quiet and romantic. The service was impeccable, and our waiter was very friendly and charming. Prices are fair for this type of dining, and you WILL NOT leave hungry.
We were thrilled to have found this little-known gem! Drinks were spectacular, sommelier was spot-on with his recommendation, and food was wonderful. I am a native New Yorker and have been disappointed with so many of Norfolk and Virginia Beach restaurants. However, the Cellars is a very different dining experience. We started with the special salad, which was a wonderful confluence of divine flavors. The scallops were in a dreamy sauce that was so good, I could have licked the plate! My honey was practically humming with joy b/c the lamb chops were so good. Of course, we had to have dessert and the pot de creme was lucious. Of course, we had to end with an after-dinner drink and decided on espresso martinis, as recommended by our waitress, Krista. Even if you want to forego the dessert, I would strongly suggest the decadent espresso martini... YUM! A fabulous find and I've been spreading the word. The absolute best all-around meal experience since coming to VA! BTW, we were seated in the historic part of the restaurant, which was exceptionally charming. Though, no matter where you are seated, the food will be unsurpassed.
This was a real Treat
Located in a bed and breakfast
Down in the cellar
A little odd location in a subdivision
But was superb
We were very impressed with the ambuance and food. This is definitely a place to go for a nice, quiet, fine dining experience. The service was outstanding. We will be back.
Good food and wonderful ambiance! Great place for a date or special occasion.
Got the filet however was not informed of the crab topping, and since I have a seafood allergy was unable to enjoy it completely. Additionally I wanted it prepared as medium and it was red and bloody upon cutting into it.
Fabulous dining experience! Ambiance, food, service were outstanding.
This was our 2nd time with The Cellars, and it was even more wonderful than the first. We simply cannot imagine a better place to spend our wedding anniversary!
I want to say that my review here, and above, is more a reflection on the night that we potentially chose to enjoy our dinner at The Cellars more than anything. It was our 2nd anniversary and we were looking for a cozy & quiet place to enjoy dinner. We made our reservation weeks in advance and showed up on time as scheduled. After requesting a nice, quiet area (in my reservation) we were promptly placed beside a table of 6 who clearly had been drinking for several hours. They were loud and obnoxious and really made the 1st half of our dinner unbearable. When we asked to move locations though we were told there weren't any other open tables available.
On to dinner, our waiter (Josh) was extremely helpful and friendly but it did take about 20 minutes to get the sommelier over to our table to assist with wine. He did do an outstanding job and we finally got our evening kicked off with something nice. We decided to skip the appetizer and go straight for the dinner menu in hopes of saving our appetite for dessert. However, with a menu of only 6 entrees we were discouraged to find that 1 wasn't being served and the other (hanger steak) had been switched out for a filet. Again, disappointing, but not the end of the world. We got the steak and "season vegetables" and although both were delicious I was again underwhelmed with the fact that there wasn't a starch served (or even offered) and then that my vegetables really were tomato slices, onion slices, and two pieces of squash...just not to the level of what I would expect from a $40 entrée.
Finally, we made it to dessert, very excited for a nightcap....however, again when we saw the menu it was brought to our attention that only 3 dessert items were available and the one we wanted was not being served. Very unfortunate, and again with such a small selection you would expect to at least be able to try what's listed. So, long story short, we left hungry which is never a good thing with a $150 meal.
Great food in a cozy atmosphere. The portion sizes were ample. The prices were a little high on apps and entrees, but not out of expectations. Great service staff. Overall great experience. Recommended for special occasions.
Elegant fine dining in a historic atmosphere with excellent food and service. The chef knows his way around bisque and crepes suzette as well as great steaks and seafood.
My steak was cooked perfectly. The presentation on all dishes was worthy of awards. The wait staff was very attentive. The atmosphere was private and romantic. However; for us the taste was not highly palate pleasing and we would be hard pressed to explain why as the food was of good quality and it was well prepared. Maybe I would say the tastes didn't pair quite well. Maybe worth another try.
I had only heard about this restaurant online through friends and friends of friends. Had to give it a try, waiter was very helpful in explaining specials. Bartender made me a drink to order which was spectacular! Chef cooked an amazing meal And came out of kitchen to socialize. Very quiet atmosphere to hold a conversation without having to talk over music or other guest. What a great hidden gem of a restaurant!
FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! Exquisite food. Small but highly selective menu. Extensive wine list. Incredibly intimate setting. Hilarious proprietor. Definitely a monthly repeat!
Outstanding place to take good friends that have done you a favor or just to get together.
In a city that's known for its very busy and often over-crowded restaurants, this stands out as a gem. It's intimate, has incredible service, and its setting is unique. I've been there with a small group in its private dining room and also with my wife or another couple in the main room. Calling it a "main room" is almost a misnomer because I think it has a dozen table there, tops. These tables allow you to share an intimate dining experience and enjoy some excellent food. The menu is not overly complicated and changes periodically to show off the chef's abundant skills. This is one of those restaurants where the portions seem to be just the right size and encourage you to try something new. As well, the drink menu is creative and encourages experimentation. Lastly, the service is extraordinary. The staff seem to know the right level of attention without being unwelcome intrusions. On our last visit we were treated to the engaging attention and expertise of our waiter Lorenzo. He made us feel at home and never rushed. Even our busser Max stood out with his speedy and precise service turning simple tasks into precise ones. If you're looking for a special spot for any meal but especially a birthday, anniversary, or first date, this is it.
We've dined here several times and our experience is always excellent, from the ambiance, to the craft cocktails, to the impeccable service. The food is beautifully prepared and always delicious. It's our favorite "special treat" place.
Impeccable service and incredible food makes this the best dining in Hampton Roads. Kudos!
Permanently Closed - The Cellars is rated 4.7 stars by 574 OpenTable diners.