Todd Jurich's Bistro

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Discover a unique dining experience in upscale dining — casual elegance. At Todd Jurich's Bistro, you will enjoy five-star cuisine and world-class wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy flavorful dishes prepared by Chef Todd and his talented team. He and his staff go the distance to ensure personalized service and a dining experience beyond your expectations.
Todd takes great measures to utilize small farmers and producers who practice natural and ecologically sound agriculture, and is proud to offer alternative simple dishes to suit your diet or food allergies.
Let us host your next Private Event, Business meeting or Special Occasion! Todd & his team are happy to customize special menus to accommodate you & your guests culinary & dietary requests.
Bon Appetite!
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AB
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second time visiting this establishment. I truly believe that this is my new favorite spot.

JA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a business dinner for 3 on a Tuesday night. The service was outstanding and the food was perfectly prepared.
Excellent wine list.
We were all very satisfied.

T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great amazing food !!!!!!

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and staff

MS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todd’s is a frequent restaurant for us and never disappoints. The staff were outstanding and made our anniversary celebration memorable. Thank you!

OT
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Todd Jurich’s, a mainstay in downtown Norfolk. My wife and I decided upon this location for our date night as we’d not been there in quite some time, over two years to be exact.
Our server Gerald, was spot on! Couldn’t ask for better service. The decor is a bit dated and the low lighting almost makes you feel like they’re hiding dirty walls or old chairs. The interior didn’t have the pizzazz we remembered.

The food left something to be desired. We ordered 12 oysters on the half shell, and foi gras as a starter, with my wife supplementing her dinner with a salad as well.
The oysters were excellent! The foi gras comes out under a large wine glass that has smoke pumped into it for flavor. This was pretty nifty display, and again Gerald was exceptional with his explanation of the smoke and the presentation of the dish.
My wife’s salad was extremely over dressed, to the point where the lettuce was almost drippy. Wouldn’t want to get that again, not a good mouthful at all.
I ordered the filet mignon Med rare, and my wife went with the duck entree Med rare.
My filet was cooked appropriately, and the polenta cake on the bottom was decent. The entree lacked something tho. I added salt and pepper, thought about asking for hot sauce, but couldn’t figure out what was missing. It was just....meh. There wasn’t a savory component on my dish. The polenta was, well, polenta and clearly made earlier and molded into that cake. The spinach in between the polenta and filet was nicely wilted but a bit tough and lacked seasoning. I went with the filet as a way to enjoy the night and my bourbon but was left feeling a bit unsatisfied.
My wife’s duck was cooked medium, by the time it came out to the table. None of our dishes, I might add, were very warm, not quite as hot as you would’ve hoped.
Her duck was a bit too crispy on the outside, almost like fried chicken, and this was the root cause for over cooking the interior, we believed.
Dessert was okay - the drinks made the njght

PW
Jacksonville
44 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although we arrived early for our 8:15pm reservation, we were seated immediately. Service staff was excellent and took great pleasure describing specials, answering questions and enhancing the overall dining experience. Appetizers and entrees were delicious, with excellent meal pacing. Each course was delivered in its entirety to all diners so no one was ever “left hanging” as happens frequently in other restaurants when there is a large party. Although we were dining late and pretty much stayed to near closing, we were never made to feel rushed by staff. Todd Jurich’s Bistro has been my “go to” restaurant for business and special event dining when traveling to Norfolk since 2005. This evening’s experience exceeded my expectations and my guests who were first time diners there now have their own “go to” restaurant when they are next in Norfolk on business travel.

BE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The experience was good and the menu was small with unique dishes which was plenty to choose from and the food was good and fresh. The special was Halibut over a saffron risotto. While the risotto was cooked perfectly the Halibut was a bit dry. The lamb and soups were delicious so really I would give this a 4 on the food. The service was a little understaffed but our server was very good and kept the table clean and food separate as ordered. She did a wonderful job.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was very slow it took an hour from seating to service of main course Even though no appetizer was ordered. I specified my meat to be prepared pink on the inside and it was served over cooked and gray throughout. When I pointed this out to the server, he agreed and said sorry. No offer to rectify or correct the situation.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Carlos was exceptional with wine service and managing the floor !

s
Richmond
61 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the roasted beet salad; added chicken breast this time and sometimes add calamari. It's so delicious and healthy. My friend had the grilled cheese special that really was very special. Service is outstanding. I always enjoy Todd Jurich's and recommend.

KS
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall was very good. Beautiful food. Service a bit dicey. Took forever to get our drinks but they were prepared beautifully. That delay sort of set the tone. Wine bottle delivery was like 15 minutes after mains were served. Having said that the food was delicious.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Every bit of the evening was great.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere and the food was delicious.

SP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Todd Jurichs food was delicious and the ambiance was nice however the entry to the hosts/hostess service lacked as they were not in the host location. There was a gentlemen in plain clothing who stood near the bar as if he was a customer and we asked did he work there and he said yes. The gentleman had an unfriendly and unwelcoming demeanor to our party when we arrived. When it was time to be seated, he pointed to our seating location versus escorted our party to our seats. But the waitress Kayla was very nice and welcoming and ensured we had what we needed while dining for dinner.

A
Tampa
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience at Bistro. The food was amazing, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere quaint and elegant. Our favorite Norfolk restaurant!

RA
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and so was our waitress. Great atmosphere to conduct business

TM
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

If you find yourself in downtown Norfolk this place is well worth a try. The food was great, the wine delicious and the service was outstanding.

BW
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have always liked Todd Jurich’s for both lunch and dinner. Food was good overall. My Caesar salad came with a popover that was just a half of a popover and cold. Not worth eating! Also, the waiter was so-so. Had to come back a second time to get our order, forgot my husband’s salad, asked my husband if he wanted a glass for his beer (this is a classy restaurant).
Had to ask twice for more water. So, I haven’t given up on this restaurant- but this lunch experience was sub-par.

VA
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to wine and dine. Superb service, nice wine selections, friendly yet reserved atmosphere.

F
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They were out of several basic items that were key ingredients to many menu options. We ordered a bread basket that did not come. We had to remind the waitress when we were finally served our meals. Despite few people in the restaurant, it look almost 30 minutes for our food to be served.

This is quite unusual for the restaurant.

ML
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. We were given a great table and a great waitress (Chantelle). Our experience was outstanding. Glad we decided to dine out last night.

BC
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service was great. Wine list had good selections. I don’t get to Norfolk often but will be back to enjoy again.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Been multiple times before and it was wonderful. Probably just a bad night and a distracted server.

SH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was just ok. I have been going for years and I guess the place has seen its time come and go

AL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 50th anniversary. We were treated like very special guests and it was a real treat!

JL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great wine selections. Friendly atmosphere but sufficiently upscale. Service is first-rate. Definitely a can't miss place. Worth the drive to Norfolk. Valet Parking or close by city parking.

KS
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully prepared food, great service and bartender.

LF
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful family birthday celebration and would highly recommend this restaurant, Great food service and atmosphere

TL
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Todd,

I proposed to my wife in the restaurant on York Street in '98. We have come to the Bistro once a year on our anniversary for 20 years. We will continue to do so. =-) Thank you for being a part of our lives.

I can only imagine the challenges that a restaurant faces to make it over the long haul. Congratulation to you. I have watched the clientele and the focus change over the years. The experience over time has become less intimate and serviced based - and more industrial. Not just after the move - but within your current location. I do wish that the dining experience were more like it use to be. Care in each and every dish - less banter and people roaming around with booked parties - less industrialized entries. I know this is a balance between quality - consistency - and finances - but I believe the pendulum has swung too far a field from the restaurant you once were. Maybe it is just a reflection of us both getting older.

CS
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu, excellently prepared and imaginatively plated. Highly recommend.

S
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Our evening here was just ok. The ambiance is more like a cafeteria than fine dining. The bar stocks so-so liquors. The wine list was small but reasonably priced. The food was passable but nothing special. My elderly grandparents would probably like this restaurant because it was quiet, over lit, and the flavors were pretty bland. We won’t be back.

G
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Two of our party got what was billed as filet mignon which turned out to be two small slices of beef on a polenta cake. Totally insufficient for a main course! It should have said polenta as the main course with a side of filet slices ! Been there many times- very disappointing and was celebrating a birthday.

NJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food was really good. The service was good enough. The environment is nice. We went for restaurant week. I probably would not pay their regular prices for the amount of food we got.

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

AE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Seemed like they just wanted to get us in and out as fast as possible was definitely not worth the cost

EC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We hadn't been in a while, but enjoyed the experience. The crispy duck was the best duck I've had, and the poke was amazing.

JW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food was delicious. Even though it was restaurant week, we were permitted to order from the standard menu. We sat at the bar, service was attentive. Restaurant was quiet and attractive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went here during Norfolk restaurant week. Neither my husband nor I had been here before. Since we are getting ready to move we decided to give it a shor. We wish we have been going long before! So delicious!

p
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with interesting combinations. Use of local suppliers as much as possible. Everything prepared fresh so changes can be made.

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