Vintage Tavern

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$31 to $50
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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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TL
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! We moved to the area this summer and have been looking for a date night go-to. Vintage Tavern will be that place from now on. Good and service were great.

HS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love dining here, great food, atmosphere and service. We always buy a pint on pimento cheese to take home, it’s that good!

CB
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. The waiter was amazing!!!! We sat right near the fireplace.... so cozy & romantic. Delicious food.

GL
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Our server, Brian, was attentive but not overbearing.
From salad to entree and dessert the food was outstanding.
We'll definitely be back

RJ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food in a great setting. The flounder dish is mouthwatering. Unfortunately, my husband felt the shrimp and grits was much too spicy and the serving rather meager. Otherwise a great place to dine especially to make a good impression.

BR
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kat provided excellent service and the meal was exceptional!

JF
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

on busy nights, there are not enough staff. We had to wave down our waitress twice then our bills got messed up. It took about 10 minutes for our bill to be processed. They ended up waiving one of our checks entirely, which was nice, but it made our visit frustrating. I hope they will train staff on their tasks about evaluate tasks so everything runs more smoothly.

US
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Love the decor in this place.

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, I had the lamb shank it was so tender you could cut it with a fork. I definitely will returning to sample the other meals.

D
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Very nice restaurant, appeared to be very well run. Overall a very positive experience that I would highly recommend.

BM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

long wait for food; horrid house bourbon; most deserts were no available

BP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef tenderloin and pork chop was amazing! Service, atmosphere, and entire experience was amazing! We can’t wait to return

JK
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food. Great for a special occasion

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!! Server offered boxing appetizer with more chips. Wonderful

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

First, chose a 9:45pm reservation time on open table for Valentine’s Day. I wonder if a booking this late was a technical error because we were the last group to arrive. Second, it was not advertised that the restaurant had a fixed five course menu. Under other circumstances this would have been fine but not at almost 10pm. It didn’t help that half of the options were shellfish for which my wife was allergic. By the time we hit the third course it was almost 11:30pm and we were the only customers left in the restaurant. Though our server told us not to rush it was obvious everyone was wanting to go home. So, we had our final two courses boxed and paid a whopping 177.00 for this mediocre meal (plus tip). I should also comment that the fourth course was an underwhelming cheese platter. It seemed the management made the business decision of trying to capitalize on volume of guests for the holiday with limited options in order to maximize plates served but execution came across as an underwhelming rip off.

This was a complete disappointment as my wife and I visited here on our wedding night for an incredible meal and service and were just trying to catch some Valentine’s Day/ anniversary nostalgia. Needless to say, we won’t be coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the service and the quality cooking from the kitchen

TB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Generally do not go out for Valentine's Day due to crazy crowds however the five course special was delicious, the service was fantastic, and we had a great time. If you haven't been, I encourage you to check it out!

CJ
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening

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AM
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for their Valentine's Day dinner. 5 course meal, and everything was cooked an prepared perfectly. The timing was great too, allowing my wife and I to spend a relaxing 2 hour dinner together that didn't feel that long at all. Service was wonderful. We will definitely be coming back to try their full menu in the near future.

RF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We were there for Valentine's and our anniversary. We were seated in the bar because of the day, they were extremely busy. Fortunately, the noise level was much lower than we expected of such a seating. The food was excellent, the serving of the courses was well paced, and our servers were excellent. The Valentine's Day menu was particularly well done.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Pretty much a perfect dinner.

M
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a nice table upstairs in the corner by the gas fire place. The staff were attentive but the time between courses was long. It took 15 min to get my glass of wine. The food was exemplary but the portion sizes were so small as to make one wonder about the overall "value" of our $200 + special night out. Even after five courses, I left the table hungry.

d
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for Valentines Day. Excellent food and great service. Loved the decor and ambience. Would definitely recommend it.

AN
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

While the food was very tasty and would have been excellent if brought out at temperature more to my liking(hot). Service and delivery of food was hit or miss. One of my wife's courses came out 5 minutes before mine. I know Valentine's day is busy but we were there at 5 pm before the main crush and would have expected a much better flow. We remarked to the floor manager but nothing was ever said or done.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For myself and wife it was our first time to visit the Vintage Tavern. The establishment was very clean and hospitable. The staff was extremely courteous and knowledgeable of the menu. Noticed the manager was always making his way from table to table meeting all patrons and asking about the food and environment. Food was absolutely delicious, had the Duck and it was perfect. We'll be back again.

TW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend to anyone I see in the area

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food and service where very good as expected from past experience, the portions were very small, significantly smaller than the normal fare. This was the only disappointment, we joked that we may have to stop to get another meal on the way home. I don’t think that special occurrences such as this should mean drastically reduced portions.

WC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was our waiter. He was wonderful company. It was our first time. We'll be back.

v
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my mother’s birthday and the food drinks and especially our server Brian made it especially memorable. thanks for a great evening. We will definitely be back.

TC
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were treated like royalty. Can’t express our happiness

CR
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful food and perfect service. The only negative was the noise level. There was no music, but the general clatter and chatter made it difficult to talk. Some sound proofing measures would be nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Vintage Tavern is always a wonderful experience. Personalized menus for my daughter's birthday was such a treat! We were thrilled with service and the food. The rock fish special was perfection in quality and quantity.

MB
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and food quality, great staff but the prices are high

ES
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Everything was perfect on this our first visit to Vintage Tavern. From the time that we arrived and were greeted by an exceptional hostes thru the dinner to the final wave goodbye to our server, it was the best. The room was amazing. Our table by the fireplace was very cozy. The food was delicious. Our server, Doctor J, was the best. He made us fell most welcome and walked us through the amazing details of the dinner offerings helping us to the choices we made - all truly outstanding. I wouldn't change a thing. Great location, beautiful room, friendly staff, superior food, and Doctor J made this a truly great evening. We will most definitely return before our next anniversary and will bring friends to enjoy this experience with us.

ST
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pork chop I ever had. Excellent wine selection. Beer selection this visit was average. Great service. One of my favorite places to eat and bring guests.

LC
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely experience for our 4 year anniversary dinner.

B
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
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
3 reviews
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.

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