Vintage Tavern

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$30 and under
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Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point. Located in the hunting and fishing community of Northern Suffolk, Virginia the restaurant features 'Seasonally Southern' fare. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas both with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the covered veranda and a 400 plus selection wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion.
Voted #1 by Hampton Roads magazine 2006-2014 Platinum Plate Awards. Recognized by Open Table as one of America's Top 50 Restaurants in 2009-2016, and by Sante magazine for Wine Hospitality in 2010. We have held Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2006 and 2015-2016 The Two Stem Award of Excellence.
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RL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent venue especially in the fall, steaks were amazing and Lori and Andrew as always bringing fantastic service!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening! Great food and ambiance

R
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent service and food. Manager interface with customers and staff extraordinary - both care courteous and caring try to enjoy this restaurant at least once a week.

CH
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. They definitely have their groove back from the renovation. The service was impeccable and the staff was very helpful.

g
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a delight when we get to go to Vintage Tavern

R
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service / servers - Laurie (sp) hustles while covering it all with charm - Would be great to have something crunchy on the appetizer / starter menu - suggest fried Okra or Calamari. Ken runs a stellar staff with obvious professionalism. Always enjoy ourselves.

OT
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been a while since we have eaten here, but it is now a favorite after tonight. The food was outstanding and our waiter was delightful—superb service. I had the flounder which melted in my mouth, another had the crab cakes which were excellent and another had the tuna which was perfectly cooked. It all was delicious and we are already thinking about when we will return.

R
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always - Fabulous Flatbread, changes each week - always think it can't get better but it seems too - variations are outstanding - service is always excellent, friendly and responsive. We have to make a weekly visit, great Happy Hour - Bar is beautiful, dining room and menus are over the top You will enjoy it all.

RM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the Vintage Tavern bespeaks class. In my opinion it is the finest restaurant in Suffolk. The food is fantastic, the service unparalleled, and the ambiance extremely inviting. A perfect option for special occasions. My hats off to the chef and staff. We had nothing bu wonderful experiences there.

f
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sherry was very helpful and we loved eating outside!
Burger was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overpriced, but good food. I would recommend and the service was great. Save up some money for this restaurant.

k
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service by Andrew and perfect evening with friends!

A
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

EB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing gem of a place. It's our new favorite and special spot.

JA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

server was very good.wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

CS
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed at The Vintage Tavern. The complete package, i.e. good food, excellent service and nice ambience. Always our special place for a nice meal.

DE
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb farm to table quality. Flounder was exceptional as was the elk chops. VT is always a classical great meal.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitstaff were extremely polite, referred to us by name upon arrival, and treated us to a glass of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The food was outstanding, from appetizer all of the way through dessert. The ambiance of the restaurant was cozy and welcoming. Will definitely be going back soon!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was good, but the service by Andrew was amazing!!!

RP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would like to send a shout out to Sherrie our waitress thank you for a wonderful time you were the greatest. Our meal was top notch, I had the freshest soft shell crab dinner ever and my other guests enjoyed theirs just as much. As for the ambiance you could not ask for better, sat in the outdoor seating area with a good cigar and cup of coffee while out there Sherrie brought my wife and I a glass of champagne to toast our 36 wedding anniversary as we were being seated my daughter just mentioned this in passing conversation to her . I would recommend this place to everyone.Thank you for a great night. Also tell chef Jeff great meal

i
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Our server was a little pre-occupied at first and it took a while to get our drinks and corn bread. Our food was good, and the portions were nice, we took some extra home. She did apologise for being slow, so it all worked out.

KR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First off, the service that Caroline provided was OUTSTANDING! My Wife really enjoyed her Elk chops and crab cake; she said her cream brulee was tasty as well. I had the Route 17 Pig Plate: my baby back ribs were overcooked to the point of burned black, my sausage was overcooked to the point of dryness. The BBQ slaw and fried mac n cheese were both good. The cornbread was unremarkable. I will be returning to Vintage Tavern in the future because I have eaten there many times and this is the first time my meal was less than delicious.

JR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Cocktail had to be remade - first attempt was not drinkable. Meal arrived early and not cooked to order. Customer had to ask for bread, even then Bread arrived between meal and dessert. Wine arrived well into meal. Food was very good as expect at VT. This visit meal service well off and bar service a fail - ordered Manhattans straight up got unidentifiable drink in tumbler “because didn’t have any clean martini glasses”. Long time customers, will take a break.

BA
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was very nice but please consider serving more than 1 teeny tiny corn bread piece as a bread....it is delicious but almost insulting to get just a bite of bread served to you.....especially in such a nice restaurant.

m
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice,last customers there but didnt matter still excellent service

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service and truly exceptional tasting food. Averaged $100/person (with tip) so definitely on the expensive end. Still, with such gear service I did not mind the cost.

OT
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful finish for our 35th wedding anniversary. Totally attentive service by friendly staff. This opportunity to select Elk Chop and Beef tenderloin may be one of our better experiences in Southside Hampton Roads.

GA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service! Perfect place for a romantic evening.

J
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening with friends, imaginative menu, excellent service even Friday night. Love the Southern and Virginia themes. Good job, folks!

M
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Exceptional service by Andrew.

CC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. My husband loves their steaks. He compares all others to vintage Tavern and nobody even comes close.

GG
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The food is outstanding and the entire staff very friendly and helpful. Be sure to save room for the Guinness ice cream! It is awesome!

BB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is outstanding!! We go at least once a month and are never disappointed.

P
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, great staff, Very professional but friendly! Ambience was warm and slow paced! Service was outstanding! Menu was diverse and creative!
Another great experience!

J
Orlando
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are visiting our children for the week. We are from Florida. This was our third visit to Vintage Tavern. The food was delicious, service was spot on, and we had a really fun time dining together. We’ve never had an unsatisfactory meal here. We will be back.

WH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to go in Hampton Roads. Never fails to please us, whether just the two of us or with friends. Dr. J. is a world class waiter and add to the experience. Congrats on a providing wonderful dining.

b
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

It was not as “special” as I thought. It was a destination for us as the drive to get was there was 50 minutes from our home. We were celebrating a 80th birthday. Food was average. Initially, they tried to seat us st a table set for 5 (we were 4) when a table set for 4 was available. The AC was functioning at a sub optimal on 1st floor. Everyone in our party was shredding clothes. Uncomfortable for the entire meal. We should have been notified and given the choice to reschedule. Would not return. We have excellent restaurants in Virginia Beach!

SH
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

The only concern was that the Solf Shell crab dinners were overcooked. Was disppointed with those entrees.

MB
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have friends that dine there regularly and love it. Two of our party ordered the Flounder, which is a staple on the menu. It’s been delicious when we dined there in the past. The flounder was dry and the breadcrumbs were so thick that there was a layer of dry breadcrumbs between the top layer and the fish. At $31 for the dish, we were quite disappointed. I did point it out to our server. Everything else was very good—bbq plate, steak, crabcakes, guinness ice cream, coffee, cocktails, etc. Would have to go again before I’d recommend it to anyone. The restaurant price structure demands the highest quality food preparation.

M
Richmond
51 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide variety in menu from seafood to pork to beef. Tasty variations for each. A great value with lots of atmosphere!

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