The award-winning hamburger was great. My wife had it this time and I will definitely have it next time. The French onion soup was the best I have ever tasted - better than any I have had in France! The kir royale was excellent. The waitress was very attentive and friendly. The view across the river was lovely. We especially enjoyed the quiet dining room.
Wow! Excellent & beyond our expectations for an impromptu date night! Quiet & romantic dining area with a great view of the river. Service was attentive and spot on starting with the handcrafted and very spirited Mint Juleps to the amazing Truffle Mac & Cheese and the James Beard slider. A+++ from beginning to the very end. Already recommended to friends. Can't wait to return!!
Been coming here for several years however havent been there for 3. It was still just as fantastic as I remembered it. Wonderful experience. A must try if you havent been there.
I will not return to Vintage kitchen. Had time to wait for our table but couldn't get a drink at the bar. Bartender never even acknowledged us. The hamburger was an extremely small patty and only 2 shrimp were given with the shrimp and grits. Two. Really unfortunate. The waitress added menu items to my bill although it was restaurant week so it was just one price.
Disappointed in food this time. Could have been restaurant week! Creme brûlée was discusting. Also slow service...got there at 5:30 and we were late for 7:30 play!
Sloth like service from the bar or kitchen, if you're not going to feed me at least keep the drinks coming. The appetizer round was great- Spicy Caesar salad and Shecrab soup were phenomenal even though the soup was cold on top. The Burger for taste was delicious, exceptional flavors, but served on a cold raw bun. Who wants soggy cold bread with such a great burger? The Shrimp and grits were alright but the sauce was better on the sweet potato fries. (Feel free to make that a dish- you're welcome) I would say this restaurant falls short when compared to so many places with the same or better view in Norfolk or Portsmouth.
It was definitely disappointing because I gave this place another chance after having been let down a few years ago with two similar experiences. I was really hoping things had changed but they have not.
Went with friends for Restaurant Week. Slow, terrible service--waited 1.25hr for appetizer and 40-50 min for entrée, then dessert. Seemed to be enough wait staff, our waiter was great, apologetic. Food was good, creative but slow service killed any possibility of us returning there. Also, dining area temp was cold, uncomfortable.
Lunch for a business meeting. Excellent service and delicious food. Perfect, quiet location downtown Norfolk. My friend had the blended burger that won the James Beard competition. He's had lots of burgers and says this is the best. I had salad with fried chicken added; the chicken was perfectly cooked, moist and tender. Highly recommend!!!
The service was awful & extremely slow. We went for restaurant week. Food was just ok, surprised, as yelp reviews praised the chef. Never again.
I have been here many times over the years and came here for the first time with my new husband for restaurant week. This was one of the worst dinning experiences ever. My husband ordered the "famous" burger and it was thin as paper and the bun was tasteless and store-bought. I had the shrimp and grits which was cold. The wait was ridiculous and the service was incredibly slow and inattentive. We were so disappointed.
They opened 45 minutes late and they weren’t prepared to start putting in orders till after 5:30.
Normally a satisfying place to dine, New Year's Eve was a surprising disappointment. We knew the menu was prix fixe but the food was bland and over-cooked. The salad lettuce was soggy most likely because it was sitting in the dressing in the kitchen. The poor girl assigned to be bartender had obviously never made a martini in her life - she had to read the recipe but still served an unpalatable concoction, equal parts gin and vermouth! Sending it back, I ordered a Gibson instead, emphasizing that I wanted it very dry; she served it with olives. When I pointed out that a Gibson comes with onions, she apologetically took it back only to return with the news that they were out of onions. She was obviously embarrassed because she was so out of her element and we felt bad for her. Although the food was not up to par, our server, Brianna, was wonderful. This was New Year's Eve, we understand, but if a restaurant entices diners to celebrate a special event, a better foot should be put forward. We will give Vintage Kitchen another chance and dine from their regular menu but will probably try someplace else next New Year's.
Philip does an outstanding job creating delicious entrees. The duck and potatoes for two are our favorite selections. New Year's Eve had a special 4 course menu. The Hopping John's were succulent. The salad with fried cheese was a lovely surprise. The deconstructed Beef Wellington was cooked to perfection. The bread pudding was an excellent way to end 2017.
Great comfort food and hidden gem! Service was impeccable!
This is becoming our go to restaurant for a nice meal with friends. Food is great, ambiance is quiet with great view of Elizabeth River and service is superb.
Amazing food as always. Friendly staff.
One of my favorite spots in Norfolk. Food is amazing, you won’t be disappointed!
Wife and I were in town on business
I really want to be able to recommend this restaurant. The meal was delicious! However, the overall experience left much to be desired. There were 8 people in our party; we were celebrating a 40th birthday. Our reservation was for 8:30 on a Friday evening. We arrived at the restaurant just in time right on time and walked in. There was NO ONE in the front of the restaurant, and my no one, I mean a host/hostess or customers. We watched clear a moment and then we’re escorted toward the waterside seating area and there was 1 other couple in the entire restaurant. Seemed so deserted for a Friday night. The emptiness really just left a lot to be desired. The hostess/waitress seemed a little bothered to wait on us, while we couldn’t really understand why seeing as how it wasn’t at all busy.
Basically, we quickly ordered food (which really was delicious), so that we could eat and move on to somewhere a little more engaging.
My wife and I had our anniversary dinner here, and the food was great. Instead of each picking an entree, we got 4 small plates to share, and they were all delicious (especially the cheese plate, and the mac & cheese). We each tried one of their specialty cocktails, and I really enjoyed their take on a moscow mule, but my wife got some smoky margarita and it was overwhelmingly smoky. All in all, I'd say they're definitely worth a visit.
Food was great (as always), staff could not have been more accommodating, great view, great ambience.
This place was great! Local ingredients expertly and creatively prepared by a staff who clearly care about food. It's worth a 3 minute walk from the lesser restaurants at Waterside. Great view of the river. An all-Virginia wine list. It's a culinary celebration of the Old Dominion.
Very impressed. The James Beard Burger is not to be missed!
Expected a quaint place w river view. This is located in an office building. We walked on 10 min after our reservation (1:10 pm). With the exception of two other people in the restaurant, we were the only diners. No one in bar. Too bad. They seemed to have a good reputation. We wondered what was wrong. Our waitress, Brenda, was great.
Incredible food and service. Will happily return soon!
Just the worst.
Food was alright but took FOREVER to come out. We were literally chastised for not ordering our entrees at the same time as starters. (I get why now- the kitchen takes their sweet time making burgers.) We asked for a burger with no mayo but it came out doused in it. When we asked for a new one, our server was almost combative, telling us it was aioli. Aioli is mayonnaise....I don't think the server OR the chef knew that.
Horrible experience. Never going back.
Eating here was an amazing experience. The staff was very friendly and attentive, and the food and drinks were out of this world.
Ok. Great service. But the menu is overhyped. Purported local but the catch of the day in the height of wild Alaskan salmon season AND at a restaurant literally on the eastern seaboard was a Norwegian salmon. Come on. The burger was good but served on a cafeteria lunch tray when everything else was on plates. Just overall inconsistent. But the mac and cheese and Madeira was delicious.
Nice view, poor wine selections, only Virginia wines by the glass and they were not good. Food was mediocre and that is a stretch. Martini was warm, had to ask for ice which ruined it. I was really excited to eat here and it was disappointing, I don't think we'll go back.
My wife and I enjoyed a terrific meal here. The salmon and pork tenderloin were both outstanding. Our server, Annie, was great.
Good wine list. Nice setting with views of Waterfront.
Our dinner at Vintage Kitchen was a lovely occasion, very good service and excellent food. You can always count on excellent food at Vintage Kitchen. The river view outside was enjoyable. The dining room is elegant, simple, with soft music playing in the background. Thank you for not drowning out conversation! We'll be back, and recommend Vintage Kitchen to friends.
Always fabulous. The chef blends new and old to create amazingly delicious choices. I like how they have a wine list featuring Virginia wines and source their ingredients locally.
I enjoyed my evening meal at this restaurant. The food was delicious. The service was good. The menu was not overly expansive, but had a very good selection from which to choose. The bottle of wine we had was very good but very expensive. The Virginia wines offered were $35 a bottle. All other wines were high priced - mostly in the $60 or $75 dollar range, as I recall. The food is fairly expensive as well, but was good.
Great food, great service and wonderful dining experience for my wife and I!
This was by far the worst dining experience I've had in 22 years of living in Norfolk! There was absolutely no reason for the quality of the food, length of time it took to get service or for the hour wait to get a simple dish. BTW, there was 7 people total dining or at the bar. Unacceptable!
It was a nice place with good food , but the service was a bit lacking it wasn't very packed and we still had a hard time getting things like silverware or refills . I found it over priced for what it was . The food was good , but I personally wouldn't go back, I expected it to be more of a see and be seen place , instead it has the feel of a upscale snobby quiet place ..... good for some people. It not my personal style
Our favorite Norfolk restaurant. Perfect for Valentine's Day, with a festive and fun special menu.
I took my wife out for Valentine's Day. The Kitchen had a special menu that evening. We had a delightful time. The food and the service were excellent, from the warm greeting to the farewell at evening's end. We enjoyed a lovely view of the river and the warmth of the fireplace. Highly recommended.
We didn't know how / what door to come into. We called and the first person said come threw the door. We asked the front doors of the building? She said she was not sure the would get a manager. Were told come to the garage and take elevator.
We were seated at a wonderful table but it took forever for the server to come.
This was a true disappointment from start to finish.
We arrived on time for our reservation 7:00 pm and waited at least 5 minutes at the hostess stand before anyone approached us. When that finally happened we received an apology and then we were asked to wait to be seated.
We were seated and told we would receive water with lemon by the host and then he never came back. At 7:25 a waitress approached and said she would bring water. We asked if we could order a glass of wine she said she would bring that with the water.
She brought the water- then the wine then the glasses all separated service.
We ordered dinner at 7:30
At 7:50 we received the appetizer
At 8:30 dinner which was cold and the waitress apologized and said here is an extra glass of wine because it took so long.
We asked her to give us the check and dessert to go because it had taken so long. That was not even packaged right!
Help is needed here- this is amateur hour.