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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.

2800 Shore Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, American

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)

Cross Street:
Great Neck Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 481-9000 ext. 20

Website:
http://www.tradewindsrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We offer a covered parking garage on the ground level as well as 2 upper parking decks.

Executive Chef:
John Maclure

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun - Thu 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 10:00PM

TradeWinds Restaurant - Virginia Beach Resort Hotel - Virginia Beach Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.8

ambience

3.6

value

3.6

Noise

Quiet

50% would recommend it to a friend

Sunday Lunch (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was horrible. The only good thing was that the manager felt bad and tried to have the cook redo some of the food (awful again) We were the only customers in the whole place so I am guessing since business is super slow, the quality of the food was not a priority, maybe they just make off of bar sales since it is in a hotel. (Which might not make sense but I am just thinking they dont care) They did not expect to have customers (im guessing) bc the whole place was dead so they did not have any sauces ready and the food took forever to come out. (Even though I made a reservation so they should have been prepared) *sigh* never again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 19, 2017

A+++ service as always.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 29, 2017

This was by far the worst experience ever. The waiter reached over my plate so often he removed broccoli from my plate.
Taste of my crab cake was so awful i couldn't eat them. They weren't fresh. I will never go there again.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This restaurant is part of a hotel. It is extremely quiet but that is not necessarily a good thing. It seems rather stare at him. The view is fantastic looking out on the ocean. However the food is nominal and the menus extremely sparse.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Prob not going back ever

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

outstanding Sunday brunch. Excellent food variety and quality. Service was just right attentive but not intrusive. Chef Margaret at the omelette station was spectacular!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Groups
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great service and food as always. View was worth it alone

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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

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.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Very good dining experience. Excellent service

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It was the celebration of my 63rd birthday.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Horrible experience. Service took forever and food was not good. It was so loud on the outdoor patio, we couldn't hear each other talk.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Great food and service with one of the best views. Always a win!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Another job well done!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Waterfront, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Richmond)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Monsters on the beach weekend, raining but always great food

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The restaurant felt old and dated. The calamari was quite good as were the drinks, but the rest of our meal was boring.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Love the shea crab soup. Usually eat there anytime I'm in town. Nice view of the water

Tags: Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Great service as always
Favorite place to eat

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food as always

Tags: Cozy
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Our waiter was phenomenal!!! He made great food recommendations since the menu recently changed. Very attentive. Also, the food was great. We had the crab cakes, asparagus, macaroni & cheese with seared shrimp and scallops. Yummy!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The food was fantastic.....but the staff were OUTSTANDING! I'm returning again in a few weeks...

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 22, 2017

The food was Excellent. Lovely atmosphere. We had the Sunday Brunch and enjoyed it very much. Service was very good for a buffet setting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Would pick some place instead.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 3, 2017

Located in a dated and worn down "resort" (false advertising ). I would avoid overall.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 23, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Thanks for a great evening. The appetizers and entrees were amazing as usual! And service was top notch as to be expected from this beautiful restaurant with million dollar views

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 1, 2016

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 25, 2016

Not up to what I think of as open table standards.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Not quite as we remembered it ; when it's not a grey day it has beautiful View at sunset. Food is okay but overpriced for what it is. The facility is tired and could use updated. Servers were attentive and pleasant.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Another wonderful evening at the bar and dinner! Always love the view and the staff is impeccable.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Overall the food was good but a bit pricey. Really enjoyed the band.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2016

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 21, 2016

Everything was great; we can see why it's so popular. Great atmosphere, and the food was excellent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 9, 2016

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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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Exceptional as always. Great bar

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Had dinner and brunch at Tradewinds. Both were very good. The brunch was amazing. Lot's to select from and decent quality for a buffet. Staff was very friendly.

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