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About TradeWinds Restaurant - Virginia Beach Resort Hotel - Virginia Beach
TradeWinds is a casual, yet elegant restaurant located on the Chesapeake Bay. We offer a range of entrees including seafood and veal. With outdoor seating our deck overlooks the beautiful Chesapeake Bay and the gorgeous sunsets. We offer a children's menu and Lite Fare for those who want to snack. Seating is also available at the inside bar area which also offers the water view.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Breakfast: Monday - Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm (last seating at 2:00pm)
Great Neck Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(757) 481-9000 ext. 20
We offer a covered parking garage on the ground level as well as 2 upper parking decks.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
TradeWinds Restaurant - Virginia Beach Resort Hotel - Virginia Beach Ratings and Reviews
This was our first and last visit to this restaurant. We had heard good things about it over the years and we were disappointed in every way. Server was inattentive and the wait for food was ridiculously long. Only 2 in our party and our appetizers were served 10 minutes apart. Restaurant not crowded, only about 6 tables were occupied.
Food good, not great. Desserts poor.
Near the end of our meal a party was seated next to us at a table that had dishes and glasses from the previous diner. This person had been gone for over 20 minutes.
Beautiful view of the Chesapeake Bay at dusk.
Buffet style brunch was excellent. Tremendous variety of foods. Something for everyone. Doughnut machine great for the kids. Live music was appropriate and very well played; provided a calm soothing background to the meal.
Needed more wait staff to properly attend to diners.
Slowest service we have ever experienced, much less in a resort area. Menu was limited and the grits were as dry as if made in the microwave. Several in our party had the crabcake sandwich and enjoyed it. Waitor was apologetic and clearly overworked. Restaurant is located at the back of a large dated hotel and not the ambiance that is implied from the photos.
We took my dad for brunch today to celebrate Father's Day. While the price was reasonable for the food that was offered, I was somewhat disappointed in the experience.
The restaurant was very warm; the air conditioner seemed to be having some difficulty. The Bloody Marys that my father and husband ordered were unlike any we had ever tasted, and my father was unable to drink his. The server kindly removed the charge for Dad's drink. The beef on the carving station was well-done and rather chewy. The service was spotty. We often had a difficult time getting our server's attention. I believe the restaurant was a little overwhelmed.
On the positive side, the she crab soup was delicious as was the eggs Benedict. One of my favorite memories of brunch here from years ago was the donut maker. I'm happy to report the donut maker is still part of the brunch. The donut and assorted toppings are just as delicious as I had remembered!
We(7 people) went on the last night of Restaurant Week. I was surprised at how few people were there on Sunday evening. The food was wonderful and the portions were generous. Some restaurants go with smaller portions during Restaurant Week, but not Tradewinds. I usually get the she crab soup, but the seared tuna with the avocado tartare sounded so good I went with that instead. It was so delicious and refreshingly different.
We thought we were getting away to a nice, local secret. Not so. Once seated in a mostly empty restaurant, we waited, and waited for our server. The host eventually came over, and we asked for a wine list. Eventually the host came back, we asked about a couple of menu items (white bean meatballs and the hummus appetizer) his responses did little to encourage or promote the menu. Still no sign of the waiter. The host took our appetizer order, and the waitress finally showed up to take the wine order.
The wine arrived, and there was a yellow crystalline substance in the bottom of my wife's glass. They replaced the wine. The hummus arrived, with the "oven roasted olives" (all 5 of them).
I ordered the grouper special, might have actually been grouper, but looked like tilapia. Sauce was good. My wife ordered the beer-battered flounder, the frozen stuff at the grocery is better. Had to go in search of the malt vinegar, not really sure what the brown sugary stuff they brought out was.
Paid the check, then had to go find the waitress again to get my card back.
End result: slow, poor service; unenthusiastic staff; and marginal food.
We won't go back.
This was the 2nd time I have been for Sunday brunch. My family went in honor of my mom who used to dine at Tradewinds each birthday until we lost her on Christmas Day 2 years ago. The food, the wait staff, and the environment were amazing. We'll definitely visit for Sunday brunch again.
The music was a little too much for us, but we already planned to dine outside. We had such a great time earlier in the year, I decided to bring my fiancée back and proposed on the beach at sunset! Great weather and scenery.
The view of the Chesapeake Bay is spectacular . Waitress was kind and solicitous. Food was good but spare. Prices high for amount of food presented. The menu card should be upgraded. It looks like something one would find in a diner
This restaurant used to be top quality. It is just above average now. I miss the old Trade Winds.
Even though it was our 41st wedding anniversary, there was no celebration. We wanted a reservation at 5, but open table said there were no tables available. When we got there only 1, yes, 1 person was in the restaurant. 18 year old server Nick was wonderful, but was recommending sandwiches for our supper. We ordered seafood. Wrong choice. For a whopping $23.00 I got frozen, stuffed shrimp, by themselves on the plate...no garnish, no pretty stuff. Hubby's seafood platter was also frozen food. It was not pleasant. We ordered Tiramisu for dessert, which was nothing like Tiramisu. You'd THiNK maybe after spending that much money AND celebrating 41 years of marriage, a restaurant would give us a $5.95 dessert complimentary. Nope! Nothing.
It was not a very good celebration and we will not be coming back.
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