Vintage Tavern

4.8
2148 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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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HarryC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere! Server was very good!

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WayneS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wonderful service. Lovely place to eat.

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AngryMike
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

2nd time making the drive to Vintage Tavern. Food and service was excellent just like we remember. The dining area was fairly quiet for most of our meal until a large group got there toward the end. Overall, a great dining experience.

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AmberC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening as always. Our "go-to" for great meals.

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vipZzzz
Richmond
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Great service from Kat, our waitress.

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Connie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an early Sunday night dinner. We were seated promptly & our waiter arrived to pour water & took or drinks order. Our meals were satisfactory & 1 guest really enjoyed the Pig Platter. It was relaxing to be there with the fire.

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AnnieM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding again. The food is delicious. The ambience lovely. And the service excellent.

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foodknut
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Charming ambience. Our waiter Stefan was personable, knowledgeable, and engaging. Loved the cocktails, southern taste starter. The elk and ribeye were favorites. And the daily fish was inventive. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place for everything. It is pricey but worth it. The post-golf crowds can be loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mac and cheese is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive and personable

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Mike
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was great, the precise balance - responsive without being overly engaging.
VT are pros at creating just the right intimate dining experience.
Highly recommended.

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BillK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate 4 courses and didn't have anything that wasn't truly amazing. Sides were perfectly matched to the main entrée.

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vipStevenP
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful serving staff

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viptammybarney
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vintage Tavern is a unique place to eat. Very nice atmosphere, nice bar stone work. Great service through out, especially the bar where Chandlor is.

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JillP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef whipped up an amazing vegetarian dish to accommodate me!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. Could not ask for a better night.

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Bassman
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the menu is chef prepared with items that are each superb and prepared for visual, smell, and taste excellence. Ambiance is dark wood, big tables and large chairs, a magnificent wine list and outstanding staff. food is always at right temperature. Fire pits for pre and after dinenr are exceptional. go now, season is right!

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Gawain
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was amazing. My fiancee and I ordered the bison pasta and the elk and these dishes were some of the best foods we had ever eaten. Outstanding, quick, attentive service with smiles all around. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a fantastic night out.

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GeraldH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never have we had a finer meal and finer service that at Vintage Tavern. Our server, Brian was informative, funny, and a gracious host. We were welcomed with a personalized message in our menu congratulating us for our wedding anniversary celebration which was an above and beyond touch we have experienced nowhere else. Supper by the fire added much to the ambiance of our first visit to Vintage Tavern. The ribeye for my wife and the elk chops for myself were superb. Highly recommend Vintage Tavern for celebrating special occasions.

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AlanF
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vintage Tavern is one of the best restaurants my wife and I go to on occasion. We always have a good time and the food, service and atmosphere is great. The wait staff is attentive and friendly. We went during restaurant week with a friend.

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nikiw
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Stephen was absolutely politely fantastic. The food was delicious however the cornbread was cold and they ran out of sour dough bread and duck. I made the reservation to eat the duck but the tenderloin was tasty too.

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AlonzoJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always eat at Vintage Tavern on special occasions or when we just want to enjoy an evening out for a fabulous dinner. We brought our friend from Texas there to eat with us to celebrate our opening of our new business! We had a great time and the service was outstanding! Thank you for the making our evening great!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were outstanding.

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DebbieR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made a dining room reservation online. Told upon arrival no dining seats available so we sat in the bar. Absolutely no one was in the dining area!
Menu was sparse, and pricey.

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KatE
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was impeccable. Everything was cooked to perfection and flavored wonderfully. We already look forward to a return visit in the near future!

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SylviaR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb atmosphere, wait staff friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Food delicious! My favorite restaurant. For general dining or a celebration, the Vintage Tavern is my first choice.

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FTman
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bryan provided excellent service and made great recommendations. Will return for another dinner.

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MichelleH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great, as always. Excellent food and drinks. Love the bar atmosphere, though it can get loud in the bar - not unexpected.

Would have liked different background music vs the jazz-ish music played overhead.

Will continue to come back again and again. Laurie gave us excellent customer service.

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LydiaG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The chef was very accommodating for a food allergy. Everything was very very good.

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Malpal
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal. We had the duck breast and the elk. Staff was extremely welcoming and attentive. Would recommend to anyone and everyone looking for a nice place to spend a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was our first time there. Overall, the experience was great and our server Andrew was very informative and attentive. The only negative is that part of my entree (lobster & potato fritella) was very salty — to the point I couldn’t eat it. I thoroughly enjoyed everything else though. And, I highly recommend the seasonal caramel apple Moscow mule…yum!!

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BLSB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lori, our waitress, was fabulous. The food was exactly how we wanted it and everything was so good! As always!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great please everyone was very attentive and the food was great can’t wait to go back.

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vipBeverlyL
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was great!!

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viptammybarney
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vintage is a unique Place! I’d recommend to all.

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Manny
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Suffolk for fine dining. I would recommend to anyone!

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CindyJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. I would definitely recommend restaurant to other people.

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EmilyR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan, our waiter, was amazing. Service was on point and the food was out of this world...two thumbs up

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is friendly. The food is fantastic!! Highly recommend the Taste of Southern Goodness appetizer.

FAQs

Vintage Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 238-8808.

Vintage Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 2148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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