Vintage Tavern

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1986 Reviews
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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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happy2share
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and a perfect night to enjoy the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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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

Anniversary

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Christie
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to Vintage Tavern was a huge hit. Lively ambience, and exceptional servers, amazing food, and friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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JackieB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just bring a sweater it’s super cold in there but Laurie was the best server and the food was fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome

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SusanC
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate upstairs, it was quiet and spaced for social distance. Wait staff was very attentive, food (we ordered the fish special) was outstanding. We always enjoy dining at Vintage Tavern.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Went for my wife's birthday. We ordered the tenderloins with broccolini, mashed potatoes and a side of macaroni to share (yes, two starches. lol). The drinks were also superb, I ordered the "cinnamon old fashion" bourbon. Overall, great experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Vintage Tavern for our anniversary dinner and was not disappointed! Our server was wonderful and attentive without being overbearing. We had the elk which was amazing and paired well with wine we chose. The pecan pie for dessert was there also delicious. We were given a champagne toast to celebrate our anniversary which perfectly topped off the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was very nice but for a beautiful restaurant, I thought guests and hostess would dress up and not be wearing shorts or spandex. Have more class in a such a beautiful environment.

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MorganD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck was cooked to perfection! Brian was a charm and we were very comfortable!

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TAYLORC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service good food awesome tavern, pub, darkwood feel. A little pricey, but great for special occasions. Went to prom and my first wedding anniversary here, lucky enough for it to be the same woman!

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vipfatandhappy
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend was visiting and wanted to treat us to dinner. Your outdoor dining can’t be best. Andrews cocktails were spot on as well and Brie was very accommodating. Wonderful evening.

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Pilati
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food, and the service. Wish I could remember the names of our wait staff, they went beyond.

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ANDREAF
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Will definetly be back.

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AshtonG
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Will be back for special occasions

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was wonderful as was the food. All together it made for a great night.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered Vintage Tavern about two years ago and it has been our go-to restaurant for date night since. The service, food, and ambience never fail to be absolutely outstanding.

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vipChrisJ
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always enjoyable evening we sat outside and 3 patrons were smoking cigars

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Dinner4two
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

when I made the reservation; not long afterwards the restaurant called me to inform my table will be on the second level to ensure I was okay with it. I appreciated the heads up of what to expect. The waitress was awesome, made suggestions cause it to me forever to decide on a short menu, but the combinations in how my meal was prepared or it’s layout was superb. The only thing I didn’t like was the restroom was on the first level and I drank much water and walking those stairs to go cause i had to go was interesting but I was successful. My lady and I enjoyed our time and definitely worth going back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuna was perfect, sangria was awesome, great service. Outdoor seating in the back of the restaurant was really nice with beautiful surroundings.

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Phil
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience, and service! Our favorite!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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BretG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and atmoshpere at Vintage Tavern. Such a great place for a date night!

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BiancaM
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first visit to Vintage Tavern. Celebrated my husband's birthday, and Veda made it a wonderful experience for us. The elk chops and bison steak were both terrific. We cannot wait to dine with VT again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleased with the food, service, and atmosphere! Would definitely go back!

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dllangley
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for special moments. Then again the food and staff makes you want to come back often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was phenomenal. The dishes were not only over the top delicious with so much flavor, but the presentation was stunning!!

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CarmenP
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! My husband and I enjoyed our date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moms birthday

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MattA
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Chandler is the best bartender in the area. This is a great place to eat great waitresses all the help was great

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JohnL
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was impeccable and the food deliciously prepared. A nice evening.

JB
JeffB
Norfolk
12 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a Great meal ! from specialty cocktails ginger Martini , a peach Arnold Palmer and an appetizer ,taste of Southern Goodness, with ham -strawberry jam, devilled eggs , sausage, biscuits, pickles, some kind of chicken salad stuff on a cracker it was all great. Our waiter Andrew read the specials out and the last one he got to was bone in elk tenderloin with a glaze potato's and garlic green beans.... That sounded great so we got that. I added a crab-cake... OH MY what a treat, he asked how we wanted it cooked and I said let the chef decide. this meat had no gamey taste and was better then any steak I have ever had. They were about an inch an half thick. see picture...
we ate outside and it was very nice and Covid safe !

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Bill
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner, service and atmosphere was outstanding as is normal for Vintage.

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 1986 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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