100 Virginia Restaurants to Love This Valentine's Day

Whether your idea of a good time is a fancy, festive dinner out or cold sesame noodles and binge-watching on the couch, we're here to help you find it—since the greatest love of all is the love of food. Dig in.

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Restaurants:Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere, Le Yaca
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American, French
Neighborhoods:Richmond, Williamsburg
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
4,212 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Great service, great wine and food selection.
Most Booked in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Pretzel Bread

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Belvedere

$$$$·American·
Richmond
948 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Lunch
A very pleasant dining experience was had by our group. Our waiter, Christian, was very attentive and engaging. The food was delicious! One negative: one ordered a filet with sidRead more
Good for Groups in Richmond
31 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Le Yaca

$$$$·French·
Williamsburg
6,567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Romantic
As usual our meal was fabulous. It was my husband's birthday and I asked for a corner table. We were greeted warmly and taken to a nice quiet table in the corner of the room. ThRead more
Best Overall in Williamsburg
115 people mentioned the French Onion Soup

Billy's Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
1,539 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
From the start our server was very willing and helpful to take care of us. We started with cocktails. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and based on his recommendatiRead more
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
53 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Max's on Broad

$$$$·French·
Richmond
2,372 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
What a wonderful meal. Short ribs, Mac and cheese, calamari all A+. Cody was a wonderful guide through the menu. Valet was also great! 10/10. We will be back.
Great for Brunch in Richmond
44 people mentioned the Short Rib
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Junction

$$$$·Southwest·
Charlottesville
357 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Great meal and service, as usual—especially welcome at a difficult time
4 people mentioned the Cowboy Steak
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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Richmond - Short Pump

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
The server was great. Very friendly. We love to get the Firebirds reserve wine which is always good. Also a must is the lobster and spinach queso to start. The only reason I went wRead more
Great for Lunch in Richmond
19 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Tarrant's West

$$$$·American·
Richmond
1,033 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Loved our waitress. Great food. Great evening!
Great for Brunch in Richmond
11 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Bravo Italian Kitchen - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
927 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Bar Seating
  • Business Meals
Delicious food! The staff was wonderful and the restaurant is beautiful inside.
Kid Friendly in Virginia
5 people mentioned the Calamari

Aldo's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
3,054 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Wonderful thanks Chris for great service for my sister and her husband 52nd anniversary Aldos never disappoints
Italian in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Veal Chop
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Duners Restaurant

$$$$·American·
Charlottesville
1,240 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Very nice... Miss the crab🦀
American in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Beef Tenderloin
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Hondos

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Glen Allen
2,318 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Always a great meal at Hondos. Jeff is the best waiter in Richmond!
Great for Lunch in Richmond
72 people mentioned the Prime Rib

The Stables

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
882 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Exceptional dinner… we thoroughly enjoyed it! The food was fabulous and the service was excellent.
Best Service in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Cioppino

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
1,369 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
Delicious. Brigita was fabulous and the meal was spot on.
Special Occasion in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Bread Pudding

East Coast Provisions

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,213 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
East coast does not disappoint. Great service and food was creative and well prepared. Try some of the apps too.
Seafood in Virginia
35 people mentioned the Calamari

The Boathouse at Sunday Park

$$$$·Seafood·
Midlothian
3,227 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
We thoroughly enjoyed our date night on the patio - view, service, food, happy hour prices all combined to provide an exceptional evening and we will definitely return.
Scenic View in Virginia
28 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Casa Italiana

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
615 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
The homemade pumpkin ravioli was delicious! And my husband said the tomato sauce served with the beef ravioli was the best sauce he had ever tasted!
Good for Groups in Richmond
5 people mentioned the Chicken Parmesan

Saltine

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
1,418 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Good for Anniversaries
Like always the experienced was wonderful. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
Seafood in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
15 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Portico Restaurant - Richmond

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
2,415 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
A wonderful spot for an anniversary dinner, particularly the outdoor seating. Food was wonderful and loved the ambiance
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
31 people mentioned the Calamari
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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,519 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Fantastic for our anniversary! Will definitely return.
Steakhouse in Virginia
39 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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The Hard Shell - Downtown

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,401 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
Great lunch! Food was excellent as was the service. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Richmond!
Seafood in Virginia
45 people mentioned the Crab Soup

The Neighbors Place

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lynchburg
425 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
I love the chipotle skirt streak here!
5 people mentioned the Chicken Marsala
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Mannino's Italian Bistro - Kempsville

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
853 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Our favorite Italian bistro. Daily happy hour allows a decent glass of wine with dinner. The food is delicious.
Italian in Virginia
85 people mentioned the Crab Soup

LuLu's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,730 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
The food is always flavorful, hot and a great portion.
Great for Brunch in Virginia
86 people mentioned the Red Velvet Waffle
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The Farmhouse

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
890 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem
I went here with my partner for our anniversary and we both loved it! The food was done really well and there were lots of good drink options. We also loved the ambiance and the prRead more
Neighborhood Gem in Greater Roanoke
32 people mentioned the Prime Rib

Hamiltons' At First & Main

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,478 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
Was great and can’t wait to be back again soon!
Best Service in Charlottesville
47 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Havana 59

$$$$·Cuban·
Richmond
690 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
The service and ambiance was great, and our cocktails were outstanding. Our only critique has to do with the food we had. Maybe our meal is not indicative of the rest of the foodRead more
Hot Spot in Virginia
18 people mentioned the Paella

The Boathouse at Short Pump

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,701 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies
I enjoyed being able to order what I wanted and when I wanted it from the toast app. All of my food arrived quickly and cooked perfectly. I had the scallops, crab cake, shrimp anRead more
16 people mentioned the Mashed Potato
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Coastal Grill

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
2,768 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Excellent food and service as always. Recommend it to all.
Seafood in Virginia
107 people mentioned the Soft Shelled Crab

Chops

$$$$·American·
Virginia Beach
1,192 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Noise level low because we are outside. Very loud inside.
American in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
8 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Melting Pot - Newport News

$$$$·Fondue·
Newport News
577 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Birthdays
We went there tonight to celebrate my son and my birthday. The customer service was outstanding! Tommy, the general manager, went above and beyond to make it a truly special eveninRead more
Healthy in Virginia
12 people mentioned the Cheese Fondue
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Hot Tuna

$$$$·Seafood·
Virginia Beach
1,034 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
Had Happy Hour Cheeseburger Sliders, Mac n Cheese, BBQ Chicken Nachos. All were excellent, and certainly a good value. Ambiance is upbeat, friendly staff, great food. Perfect.
Seafood in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Texas de Brazil - Norfolk

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
2,677 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Went for my 2nd anniversary…First time ever there…known some people who went…food was very fast to get and delicious…service from DENIYAH was far and beyond excellent…definitely goRead more
23 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Buckheads - Richmond

$$$$·Steak·
Richmond
1,320 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
Wonderful evening celebrating a friend’s birthday at Buckhead’s! Loved the ambiance and the service . Dinner was delicious and the pacing of the courses, perfect!
Steak in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Filet Mignon

Azzurro

$$$$·Italian·
Richmond
1,437 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Wonderful food, environment and service! Always love Azzurro.
Romantic in Richmond
13 people mentioned the Calamari

Ten

$$$$·Japanese·
Charlottesville
698 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Great dining there as always! Our server, Hannah, was delightful as well!
Best Overall in Charlottesville
13 people mentioned the Lobster Tempura

Tupelo Honey - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Southern·
Virginia Beach
1,271 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
Andrea was amazing!
Most Booked in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Fried Chicken

The Boathouse at Rocketts Landing

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
4,256 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
View is amazing and good excellent
Scenic View in Virginia
48 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits
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Montano's - Roanoke

$$$$·American·
Roanoke
538 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
Jared, our server, was excellent! He was knowledgeable about the menu, and made suggestions that were excellent. The food was delicious, and there was plenty!
Fit for Foodies in Greater Roanoke
2 people mentioned the Baked Potato

Casa del Barco - Short Pump

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
529 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Homecoming Dance Dinner
6 people mentioned the Fajita
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The Local

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Charlottesville
1,723 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Local Ingredients
  • Fit for Foodies
Great service and great food. Great place with a very creative menu.
Healthy in Virginia
57 people mentioned the Short Rib

Todd Jurich's Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Norfolk
1,031 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Fit for Foodies
Great in all important aspects - food, service and atmosphere! Excellent wine list, as well. Perfect date night!
Notable Wine List in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
24 people mentioned the Crab Soup

Aberdeen Barn - Charlottesville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Charlottesville
1,367 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Romantic
I have never had a problem with the food or service at Aberdeen Barn. Last night I got to take my boyfriend there for the first time, he fell in love with the food!!
Best Service in Charlottesville
272 people mentioned the Prime Rib
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622 North

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Blacksburg
748 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Great waitress, superb food!
Best Overall in Greater Roanoke
9 people mentioned the Barramundi

The Boathouse at City Point

$$$$·Seafood·
Richmond
1,627 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
I don’t like having to order and pay online. I’m tipping a waitress 20% and hardly see her at all. I’m more inclined to tip more when I see her face.
Outdoor Dining in Virginia
9 people mentioned the Calamari
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Berret's Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
3,175 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Service was great and dollar oysters are a deal if you go during happy hour
Best Overall in Williamsburg
88 people mentioned the Crab Soup
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Lucky

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Roanoke
1,009 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
Our Server Sonia was fantastic. She checked on us frequently and brought us everything we needed. She also was a great conversationalist. Oysters on the half shell and cocktailsRead more
Best Overall in Virginia
33 people mentioned the Pork Shoulder
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Fleurie

$$$$·French·
Charlottesville
1,254 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
I got to get my wife and I made the reservation as soon as we could because we could not wait to get back to have a wonderful Danny experience at this wonderful restaurant. Give thRead more
Best Overall in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Butter Poached Lobster

Texas de Brazil - Richmond

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Richmond
3,299 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Groups
Amazing well worth the money. My lady friend and I really enjoyed the food. We will be be back again.
Most Booked in Virginia
37 people mentioned the Flank Steak
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Millie's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
601 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
Stopped in during a ROADTRIP. Delish and just as I remembered.
Best Value in Virginia
13 people mentioned the Thai Shrimp
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Fat Tuna Grille & Oyster House

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
1,111 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Great food, freshly made and out to us with great pacing for all courses! Great waitress!
48 people mentioned the Hush Puppies
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Casa del Barco - Canal Walk

$$$$·Mexican·
Richmond
1,035 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
I don’t have anything to say really I just rated with stars.
Scenic View in Virginia
27 people mentioned the Fajita

Cobalt Grille

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,124 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
Evan our server was excellent and the owner, Gary, cane over to check on our meal and experience. Would recommend this well established eatery for great foos and excellent service!Read more
Fit for Foodies in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
18 people mentioned the Flounder

Eat. An American Bistro

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Virginia Beach
1,027 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
Eat Bistro has remained one of our favorite restaurants (~top 3?) in Virginia Beach since it opened years ago. Their regular menu holds several treasures, their specials are alwaysRead more
Fit for Foodies in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
11 people mentioned the Paella
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Helen's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
384 reviews
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
As always everything was great! We go often and are never disappointed.
18 people mentioned the Shrimp Grits

Stella's - Richmond

$$$$·Greek·
Richmond
2,059 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Great time! Food was exceptional and our server was so great.
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia
52 people mentioned the Moussaka
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The Lobby Bar

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
889 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
Lovely setting, delicious and imaginative cuisine and pleasant staff.
Hot Spot in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Short Rib

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Virginia Beach

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Virginia Beach
1,556 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
Ruth's Chris lived up to all the wonderful reviews we had read and heard from friends. Steaks were the best we have ever had, and the Caesar salad, spicy shrimp appetizer, and sideRead more
Steakhouse in Virginia
14 people mentioned the Sweet Potato Casserole

Stripers Waterside

$$$$·Seafood·
Norfolk
220 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Waterfront
Kind of hard to find. Seated next to the window with the a.c. blasting on me & my food.
Scenic View in Virginia
3 people mentioned the Calamari
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Byrd and Baldwin Bros. Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Norfolk
1,364 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Very nice ambiance. Tables not too close. Excellent service
Steakhouse in Virginia
21 people mentioned the Filet Mignon
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River Stone Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Suffolk
1,954 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List
Charlie was a wonderful waiter! Food was divine and arrived on time.
Notable Wine List in Norfolk / Virginia Beach
16 people mentioned the Calamari
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The Farmhouse at Veritas

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Charlottesville
521 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Amazing experience, start to finish! Scenery was beautiful and good was delicious
Best Food in Virginia
4 people mentioned the Sparkling Wine
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Zia Marie

$$$$·Italian·
Virginia Beach
992 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Zia Maria is always very good Thanks
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia
10 people mentioned the Roasted Garlic

Cochon on 2nd

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Williamsburg
1,580 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
As good a restaurant meal as I could expect anywhere. Immediately seated. Excellent wait staff. Tenderloin perfect. Vegetables slightly under cooked for my taste. Gluten-free Read more
Contemporary American in Virginia
17 people mentioned the Sticky Ribs

Fin Seafood Restaurant

$$$$·Seafood·
Newport News
1,486 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Interesting and delicious seafood dishes (although meat is also on the menu). Highly recommend!
Seafood in Virginia
43 people mentioned the Crab Soup

L'Opossum

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Richmond
1,845 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
Excellent food, service, value, and ambiance, all the time. Every visit is better than the last. Do not miss this.
Best Overall in Virginia
22 people mentioned the Lobster Mac Cheese
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Haywood's

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Lexington
399 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Live Music
Service was outstanding. Filet was very good. Scallops were also cooked perfectly. Serving size was fine except both dishes could have used a vegetable to balance out the proteiRead more
Hot Spot in Virginia
3 people mentioned the Fried Chicken
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The Seafare of Williamsburg

$$$$·Seafood·
Williamsburg
1,295 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Quiet Conversation
The Seafare of Wmburg was a DELIGHT. It was a high quality seafood meal, nicely served in a quiet dining room. It was “old world” in the nicest way possible. Everything was real Read more
Neighborhood Gem in Virginia
30 people mentioned the Flounder

Al Fresco Italian Restaurant

$$$$·Italian·
Newport News
654 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Notable Wine List
We had a wonderful meal at Al Fresco last Friday night. The service was excellent - the food was delicious and the drinks were very good too. We had a bigger group and everyone eRead more
Italian in Virginia
8 people mentioned the Calamari

Amiraj - Modern Indian Kitchen

$$$$·Indian·
Williamsburg
221 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies
We love this restaurant! The service is always good and the food even better. We have never had a dish we did not enjoy!
6 people mentioned the Mixed Grill
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