Vintage Tavern

4.8
2019 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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For New Years Eve we are offering a prix fixe menu at a set price. We will post details as they become available. We look forward to celebrating with you!

What 2019 people are saying
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JohnJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We have frequently eaten in this restaurant in the past for a year now. And we have not been disappointed, the staff and the chef’s are the best!!! I will recommend this restaurant to family and friends! We will continue to come back again. Thank you all for excellent service.

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HRFoodlvr
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the High Tops located in the Bar area. Service was excellent to start and throughout. Appetizers were delectable! Soup of the the day was a fresh and delicious combination. First time eating elk, it was cooked to a perfect medium rare. The seasoning was not over-powering and complimented the elk along with perfectly portioned sides!

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TimothyM
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Vintage Tavern to celebrate our 37th anniversary. We were seated by the fireplace, which was relaxing and set a nice mood. Kat was our Server. She was polite, professional, and answered all questions in regard to the menu, drinks, specials, etc... My wife had the ribeye steak, and I ordered the elk (suggested by Kat). The steak was cooked to perfection, and the elk, was... Exceptional to say the least. The Chef and crew, Kat our Server, and the Hostess were amazing and made it a very nice dinner for us. We'll be back, I hear their ribs are fantastic! Thank you for the experience!

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MauriceRonald
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

80 year old in-laws in town and needed a great place with nice ambiance. Vintage Tavern is consistently excellent in every category. Service is always amazing, food is wonderful with very interesting variety, the special mixed drinks are superb. My 2021 resolution will be to try everything on the menu :-)

Highly recommended!

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vipagprez
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Brian and the GM Ken helped make my wife's birthday celebration extra special. Everything was perfect... almost as if the VT team had planned and executed the evening right from my playbook. We love the Tavern and the Tavern team!

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Juan
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and dinner.
We celebrated my wife’s Birthday. They made it special and personalized it.

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EricM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and Laurie our waitress was outstanding. Service was great and food was as ordered, we will be coming back!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with good friends. The experience was great and food was even better.

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MalSHandlon
Indiana
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here with my boyfriend for a nice dinner and we LOVED it. Our waiter was Dr J and he was da bomb!

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shauneh
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very under rated it's a hidden gem would highly recommend.

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MargaretK
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. We could not have asked for better food and service. Brie was the best!!! We will definitely be back!!

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Marv
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, the food was excellent at Vintage Tavern. The service was very good. One person in our group had elk cooked the way the chef recommened it. That was rare. He loved the elk!

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UncleSugarsGirl
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive but not overbearing. food was outstanding. A good treat for a couples dinner.

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AlonzoJ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to dine! Always a great experience.

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CarleenA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Dr. J is a great server. I can never make up my mine when I go in to eat — everything is great. My hat off to the chef for keeping the food current.

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IVYL
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Waiter staff was outstanding. We sat outside in back. The weather was awesome for a fall evening and fire pit was beautiful. Food was top notch!!

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JohnL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. The waiter was very cordial and on top of our needs. We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely 3 course meal designed especially for Restaurant Week!

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kaye
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place!!! The food was great, service too.

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MelissaR
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and very friendly & attentive staff. Our food and drinks were delicious from cocktails, appetizers to entrees! It is a little more pricey than most restaurants, but definitely a great location for a special evening out, or a quaint spot for drinks with a friend. We'll definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was absolutely thrilled with my experience at the Vintage Tavern. I ordered from the Restaurant Week menu. First course- Braised Pork belly YUM !! Second course- Beef tenderloin , mashed potatoes, and broccoli the portion size was pleasing and my food was prepared amazing Third course- Chocolate torte very rich and melts in your mouth but my absolute favorite was the creme brûlée. I will definitely be back the service was top notch my tastebuds can’t wait !!!

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JLea
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and I’m very happy to say that it will not be our last! We were not happy to see that we were seated in the Tavern, but it turned out to be very nice. Lori and Amanda, our attendants, were very personal and professional. The food was excellent! My husband ordered the sirloin medium and it was PERFECT!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on restaurant week and the food was delicious and perfectly cooked. Had the elk chops, duck breast and filet!

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LydiaG
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Server was nice. Food was excellent. This was our first year that our anniversary was not acknowledged with a complimentary toast. Little touches like that go a long with repeat guests.

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JuliaF
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We always make time for Vintage Tavern during restaurant week and are never disappointed. I’m not sure if they should put the elk entree on the restaurant week menu and then charge an extra $20 for it.....

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Edward
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Vintage Tavern is one of the very best restaurants in the USA! I have dined there many times now, and it has never failed to impress me! I make it a point to dine there whenever I am visiting family in the area from Nevada!

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StaceyC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had an awesome time for My Husband birthday. Every time I come to Vintage Tavern it’s always amazing😘🥰😉

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vipBiancaM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fantabulous, and Dr. J was awesome!
My husband and I came in to celebrate my birthday, all of Dr. J’s suggestions, additions, encouragements, and his personality were most welcomed.

This was our second time coming to VT for dinner and we will most definitely be joining them again.

Mahalo, Vintage Tavern and Dr. J.

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Cruizenlife
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like a good quite place for you and the misses this is perfect. Food is excellent nice off menu selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service are top notch. We have never had a bad meal or experience at Vintage Tavern. Excellent cocktails as well!

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JenM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal, a cozy table, excellent service, and an all-around great experience. Vintage Tavern remains one of our favorite restaurants in the area.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome ambience and experience!!!! Food 10 out of 10. Customer service 10 out of 10.

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happy2share
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a perfect night to enjoy the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very nice birthday dinner with family! We sat outside and it was a perfect night.

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AngieJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a little chilly edge we arrived, but we were seated by the fire and they turned it on for us. I had the swordfish and it was delicious!!

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carletteW
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We has the swordfish and elk for entrees this time around. Absolutely perfectly done! Service always excellent, great atmosphere! Drinks superb. Always a good time!!

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AyannaS
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the roasted duck & kale, excellent food...great service !

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!

JM
JovalM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was incredible. My only complaint was that the special, at twice the price of a anything else on the menu came as a shock when I got the bill. I typically expect specials to be more expensive then the menu price, but this was wildly out of line and felt like a “gotcha” which left a bad taste after an otherwise fantastic evening.

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Caleb
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We chose the outdoor seating and since it was in the evening it was a little cold. They did offer a blanket but we decided not to take it. I feel that they could invest in some outdoor heaters and lighting if they are going to offer outdoor seating in the evenings. Overall the experience was great thought. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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RickR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Vintage Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 2019 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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