Vintage Tavern

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$31 to $50
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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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LC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience for our 4 year anniversary dinner.

BH
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing. The elk was cooked perfect as was the fish my wife had.

IB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect 17th Anniversary. Excellent service and outstanding dinner. Thank you guys!

YH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents were visiting from California and we celebrated my father’s 87th birthday. This is my favorite restaurant in the Hampton Roads area and it did not disappoint! Everyone was wonderful and the food was incredible as always. This will always be my one of my go-to spots when I want to treat friends or family.

KD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the New Year’s dinner and as usual everything was awesome.

IL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service as always.

SC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vintage Tavern is our favorite restaurant. We had a reservation for New Year's Eve and dined upstairs. The food, service and ambiance there is always outstanding. We dined upstairs that evening, and found the noise level to be moderate but not intrusive in our conversation. We love Vintage Tavern.

D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We dined at Vintage Tavern for New Years. The pre fix menu with wine pairing did not disappoint. This food was great and the wine was spot on.

N
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

More crackers with the appetizer (cheese board) and could not get past all the breading wrapped around that piece of flounder. Ribs excellent. Desserts were very good. Server was outstanding.

Thank you!

PG
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t get to come often, but when I do, it never disappoints. Food and drinks were excellent. Waitress was great.

PW
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been coming here for years. Always good! Particularly enjoy this place for special occasions.

SH
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Would like to have 2 pieces of bread without asking...Use to give you 2 pieces. Want more choices on fish besides Mahi-Mahi. I know flounder is on the menu but every time I ordered the flounder, it has way too much breading. Would like to see shrimp and other selections...always have 1 soup choice that is seafood. Too much pork options. Service is great, just not crazy with the menu choice or specials.

BT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is just a really nice restaurant. The food is always wonderful, service is top notch, and the ambiance is beautiful. The only reason I dinged them was there was a glitch in the kitchen that caused one of the meals to come about 5 minutes after the others, it happens.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience! The food was wonderful and so was the service. I only wish people wouldn’t bring their babies to this restaurant. We have toddlers, and this was our one date night without kids. Thank you Vintage Tavern for a wonderful night. We will be back!

M
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat!

M
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything we ate. Food was phenomenal! Dr. J was awesome! Best server ever!!! We will definitely go back n tell all my friends how great this place is!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was for my friend’s 41st birthday of which I chose the restaurant as I have eaten here twice before and as the previous times before, they did NOT disappoint. There were a total of 9 of us and the service was immaculate. Our waitress had such a heart that when my daughter was not happy with her steak’s temperature (even though she said she was okay), the waitress was so serious about making it truly right for her and that is not something you see at a restaurant these days. The waitress as well as the two gentlemen assisting her were so attentive to us and our needs. Just a great experience with great food and great service. Of course I will be back. Thank you all. Job well done.

MG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want ambiance, incredibly helpful and conscientious staff, and amazing food that’s locally sourced, reserve a table here. I brought my wife here for our anniversary and we were NOT disappointed. The wait staff was extremely helpful in their recommendations and a wine expert walked us through the potential selections even though we were only planning to get a glass for each of us to toast our anniversary. We left with two bottles, one of which was already chilled and ready to drink at home. The locally sourced food was some of the best I’ve ever had, and well worth the money spent. If you’ve never been here, you’re missing out.

B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and food quality, good prices in bar. Outdoor gas firepits great for coffee and comfort even when cold, blankets available for cold.

C
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared pork belly and a Caesar salad, both were tasty. We both had scallops for our entrees and they were exceptional. Husband had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from Oregon that he enjoyed. We were too full for dessert so we each had just cappucino out back by the fire pit. A perfect meal and a lovely time.

d
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had very enjoyable experience. The elk and the shrimp and andouille over grits were excellent. The wine list was quite extensive and included my favorite Chardonnay Rombauer. To top it off our server was friendly and extremely attentive.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great food. Well-made classic cocktails. Did I mention the excellent service?!? Can’t wait to go again when I’m back in the area.

RE
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Divine dinner as always, but the service and personal touches [like our custom menu] make it even more memorable!

LG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful meal. The pig plate and flounder were perfect. Our server remembered us from last year- that’s attention to detail! Can’t wait to return next fall.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome first time. Had the charcuterie board, elk chops and flounder. Amazing drinks and awe inspiring service from Bryan. Will definitely be back because of him and the great food.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great food and the ambiance was just what we needed

ES
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great for celebrating anniversary with a nice meal. Dr. J is always fantastic and creates a very welcoming environment.

GB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality service and food. Well oiled machine that suits my pallet.

BR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, ambiance and the food were all amazing!

RL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening! Great food and ambiance

R
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a delight when we get to go to Vintage Tavern

R
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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