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For 2
7:00 PM
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Vintage Tavern

1560 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Southern
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - until
(we open at 4:30pm on Sundays for supper to 8:00)
Closed on Mondays

Full service is also available in the Tavern Bar at 5:00

The whole restaurant is non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outside.

We are Closed Mondays- please visit our sister restaurant River Stone Chophouse.
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Phone number
(757) 238-8808
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Jacinto
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Cross street
Bridge Road / Route 17
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Parking details
There is ample parking in front of the restaurant and overflow parking across from the restaurant at The Shoppes on the Village Green.
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Special events & promotions
Check out our website or Facebook for more information regarding events!

Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Vintage Tavern was such an awesome experience. We visited the restaurant as a belated Valentine's dinner celebrations. We started the night off with drinks at the bar. Then we had awesome appetizer. For dinner, i had rockfish with rice and warm relish. My husband had lamb shanks with greens and beans. The food was so delicious! Definitely 5 stars!

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This was our second time in and we’re disappointed to see that the bar tender who was so rude to us was still, shockingly, employed there. Catie was yet again short with us and just looked miserable. She was so curt that it ruined the whole experience for us yet again. There will NOT be a third visit.

rangerandbunny (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to Vintage Tavern for Valentine's Day. As always, the staff was friendly and courteous. Little things always make this a 4 instead of 5. Regardless of reservation, you will always wait 10-15 mins for your table. But we did receive a nice location and table. The servers were friendly but the arrival of food was slow. We asked for a status in order as a gentle sign of impatience. The entree's were excellent but the complimentary bread was so awful the server apologized for it. Still we will go back because the basic food, wine, and ambiance keeps drawing us back.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Unless you like seafood, their menu is very limited and pricey. Had the tenderloin. It was good, but for the price I expected better. The ambiance was excellent. Service was adequate, but again, for the price I expected better.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had not been to Vintage Tavern in a couple of years and we totally enjoyed our evening. Great service, atmosphere and delicious food.

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We loved everything about this restaurant! The service and the food were flawless. The cocktails were perfect. The casually elegant decor is very inviting. We loved that the menu was personalized with anniversary wishes, and several of the staff wished us a happy anniversary. The chef came out to pour the sauce on my lamb shank, and then came by again later to ask if I had enjoyed it - it was superb! A perfect place for a special night out.

JamesL (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This place was as good or better then Ruth Chris. The music. The setting. The atmosphere, it was all wonderful. The food was AMAZING. I am definitely going again. This place is awesome

mikeh (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

highly recommend. Service and food were wonderful

OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Sherri was amazing, the food was outstanding. Thank you!

Jen4 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a wonderful experience at the Vintage Tavern - service was outstanding - restaurant is beautiful with fireplace and open kitchen. It was very warm and inviting- not stuffy - not noisy. Food was fantastic , we had the Taste of Southern Goodness for an appetizer- very nice selection of entrees - everything we had tasted wonderful. My new favorite place to eat!