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  3. Distance: 5.75mi
  4. Distance: 5.89mi

About Vintage Tavern

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.

1900 Governor's Pointe Drive
Suffolk, VA 23436
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
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.

Cross Street:
Bridge Road / Route 17

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 238-8808

Website:
http://www.vintagetavernvirginia.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Michael Jacinto

Additional:
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

Special Events & Promotions:
Check out our website or Facebook for more information regarding events!


Vintage Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Creative Cuisine (28)
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Good for Birthdays (26)
Romantic (26)
Good for a Date (26)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Local Ingredients (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Cozy (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (15)
Seasonal (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Scenic View (10)
Fun (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Organic (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our foodie friends joined us recently on a Saturday night as they had never been to Vintage Tavern and had always wanted to go. Our server Samantha was excellent, and truly knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu . In addition she was quite a student of the art of wine. Not only was the food excellent, it was matched by the overall level of service from every staff member we encountered. We have visited vintage Tavern many times over the years and continue to find it a place we and our friends want to go back to time after time. We highly recommend it; ask for Samantha.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This was my husbands and my first time here. Even though we missed our reservation, we were still able to find a table In the bar despite how busy they were, which was very nice. The atmosphere was lively and the decor fabulous. Our drinks took a while but considering how busy they were we totally understood. The food was excellent, however the server was not what we would have expected for the caliber restaurant we were in. She was very cold and border-lined on rude. Being first timers we had some questions about the menu, but we got the strong impression that we were a huge bother to her so we didn’t even ask. She was clearly forcing a smile because each time she walked away from our table the smile immediately turned into a scowl. Watching the staff walk around sulking is more than off putting to say the very least. If we do go back, it will be because of the excellent food. I do not want to discount an entire restaurant over one disgruntled employee. Maybe the dining room is better. Very disappointed to say the least.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Best in area for ambiance and unique local game and veggies in gourmet style.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Restaurant provided a personalized menu to mark the occasion. Hostess and waitress congratulated us on our anniversary upon arrival. Tasting menu had a starter, a salad, entree and dessert, each one paired with a hefty half pour of a particular wine. Good size portions. Great service. Awesome night. The marinatef bison ribeye is spectacular

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Love this place - excellent food, great service, friendly staff, and just an overall outstanding restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful food and service! Cannot wait to go back. Laura our waitress was the best too. One of the best places I have eaten in the Hampton Roads area.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Authentic
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We ate in the bar for the first time last night. The food was good, not great and the service was terrible. The bar tender was very dismissive of us and looked angry and annoyed. I️t made for an extremely uncomfortable evening. We will not be returning.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Your restaurant has become our family favorite for anniversaries and special guests visits from distant family. Daughter lives abroad and the first thing she asks is “Can we go to Vintage?” When ever she travels stateside. She and her husband are real foodies and have traveled all over Europe and parts of Asia.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We go to Vintage Tavern for one double date night every year although we really should go more often. We go during Restaurant Week in Suffolk. This year we all decided to go for the tenderloin and wow! Awesome! Everything else on the plate was just that...mashed potatoes and spinach...the steak absolutely took the prize! Loved it,as usual!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great time thanks

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Overall my experience was pleasant. I would have given them five stars had the tenderloin I ordered came out medium rare like I ordered it vice medium. Also they would not allow any substitution for the reaturant week menu so I was stuck with a bowl of mashed potatoes that I didn’t eat.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Had a great birthday meal with great service. Very comfortable and classy environment. Looking forward to dining again in the future!

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food and service was outstanding!
Samantha did an great job!

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Can’t go wrong with the filet and scallops. The elk chop is primo. Oysters Rock is pretty amazing as well. Service provides solid pairings for the novice - which I am.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very comfortable and inviting!! Our hostess was awesome!

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Romantic, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

We had family in town from California and had never been to this restaurant so decided it would be a nice treat. The atmosphere, wine and service were exceptional. The oysters rockefeller appetizer was incredible salty, scallops were delicious. For the price the food quantity was limited.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The beginning of our 50th wedding anniversary year long celebration. Wonderful setting,
Great food, ordered from the Restaurand Week menu, outstanding waiter, nd we pledge to return soon.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was well prepared and delicious. My wife and I had the Bison Ribeye and the Elk Chops. Both were melt in your mouth good.
The service was great. The staff made sure we were well taken care of.
Music was playing, but was at a level that you could have an intimate conversation.
I highly recommend The Vintage Tavern. My wife and I will definitely be back again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First time here. The area and interior are very appealing with an old world charm. A rustic cabin feel but plenty of room and well appointed interior. The menu had some interesting items, that may appeal to those with a game animals in mind, such as elk and bison. Entrees of local flounder and bison chop were well prepared. My problem with the evening was with the front end. They do not have any bread service. What was brought to the table were some cracked to pieces crackers on a saucer and only after we asked if they served any bread. We had to ask if they had any butter and that was brought separately. We ordered the appetizer for two, pig feast or whatever the name was. It was disappointing. It was supposed to come with homemade biscuits and the server did not include it either, we had to ask. Two small biscuits arrived. When you enter a restaurant, you get a sense of being welcome right away. This did not have that feel. I would find it really difficult to return here, before trying other places. For those of you, who drink and do not find food your primary reason to come to a restaurant, you might find this location works for you. They appear to have a large bar and large wine list.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Most times we eat here the food is relatively good. Not so much this time. Not that it was bad. It was just meh. DH had the bison ribeye and subbed the side with mushroom stuffing. Ribeye was dry and a bit over cooked. Stuffing tasted leftover from another time. I had Parmesan halibut which would’ve been good had it come to me hot instead of lukewarm. The lemon butter caper sauce was spot on though. The service here is always exceptional and they make you feel special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food here is always creatively done. I had the game meatloaf which was slightly overcooked, but still yummy. Our friends shared the chocolate cake and really loved it. The wine list here is extensive as well. It's a bit odd that the server brings your wine in a small carafe rather than just serving the glasses. Each of the four of us ordered a different kind of wine and the server got it mixed up. One of the wines we ordered they were out of, but that happens. We were seated in a booth for four the layout of which does not lend itself to easy conversation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a 5-star rating. We will return again and again and again. Incredible food and service, and I always leave feeling like a spoiled princess.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food was terrible, served cold. The special as described is not what we received. Supposedly a vegan grits dish, no vegetables could be found except for small morsels of red peppers and tomatoes. Sausage in the grits did not belong in a vegan dish. This is the second time we have been disappointed. There will not be a third.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Big city ambiance, food, and service in a hamlet locale.

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server, Amanda, was very pleasant, polished and efficient. The bartender that evening was awesome, she is in line to be the bar manager, not sure of her name. Super knowledgeable and we enjoyed talking with her. Food was good as was expected but not as good as it has been in the past. Not sure if it was the quality, preparation, or freshness that was a bit off but still a very nice experience.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

The Vintage Tavern is our favorite "Special Occasion" restaurant....we love the food...Southern favorites with a seasonal twist. On Sunday evening (my husband's birthday) I really enjoyed the seafood lasagna with ratatouille and my husband loved the Hunter's Plate!! Sherry, our server, was pleasant and efficient.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We celebrated our 2nd anniversary at Vintage Tavern tonight. We also celebrated our 1st anniversary there as well. The service is great as well as the atmosphere. The steak we had tonight was one of the most tender I've had. The waitress brought us a champagne and grapes as a surprise to celebrate. This has become one of our favorite restaurants.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Johnny is best server ever !

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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Vintage Tavern is so cozy and intimate. The food is always spectacular!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Food is so good and prepared in a great way. Our waitress was great... so courteous and attentive. Definitely a restaurant that requires another visit from me!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Another great dinner at Vintage Tavern! The elk chops were OUTSTANDING! Be sure to try the Chocolate Pumpkin Martini! You won't regret it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went here for a birthday celebration and we were not disappointed.
They even printed the birthday girls name on the menu they bring to your table which was a very nice personal touch.
The food was fresh, hot and very delicious.
We will go back again for sure.!!!

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

The service was warm and attentitiv, menu items were exceptional. Always enjoy every time.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Outstanding service and food. Waiter was very friendly and attentive.

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

As always, the food was good, the service outstanding, and overall a very special place to dine, albeit quite pricey.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My pork tenderloin was one of the best dishes I have ever tasted! Everything about the experience was wonderful - the waitress, ambiance, food, etc. I cannot wait to go back again!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Organic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Nice touch with personalizing the menu for our 25th wedding anniversary.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Celebrated anniversary and have been for years. Service was great as usual but I ordered the special which was the shrimp/ clams white wine/ red sauce but was very disappointed on that, not a good flavor, was missing something and I think the price was a little high. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The Vintage Tavern never disappoints! My family took my Mother-in-Law for dinner and sat in the dining room (we visit often but usually sit in the bar area). The staff were so attentive and courteous to her, wishing her a very happy birthday as we walked in the door and throughout the evening. They even put a candle in her sorbet! The food was superb, as always. It was a lovely evening and we will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful experience!!!! They started the fire pit especially for us. We were so busy chatting and drinking our coffee, we noticed we were the only ones there. I found out they closed at 9pm and it was about 945. We went inside and apologized for staying past 9, the the guy said, " we're here as long as you're here". They never came out to tell us they were closed. GREAT PLACE, GREAT FOOD, GREAT STAFF.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine
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