HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 10 times today

Vintage Tavern

4.5
1560 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
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
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
American, Southern
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(757) 238-8808
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Michael Jacinto
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Bridge Road / Route 17
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_special_eventsCreated with Sketch.
Special events & promotions
Check out our website or Facebook for more information regarding events!


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
Sort by
Newest
Filters
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined 7 days ago

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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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.

Report
Helpful
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

Report
Helpful
mikeh (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

highly recommend. Service and food were wonderful

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

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

Report
Helpful
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!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Been here many times! Always great!

Report
Helpful
Bonnie (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

I have never been disappointed with anything at Vintage Tavern! I love their menus. They always have some seasonal offerings that are terrific. I always like to impress my clients by entertaining there. The service is always top notch too! You can't go wrong with this excellent restaurant!

Bonnie

Report
Helpful
vipOpenTable Diner (Richmond)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Very tasteless! Bartender looked up recipe for a Rusty Nail which is a classic cocktail and served a martini without garnish. Food was pricey for poor quality and preparation. ie, Fatty tenderloin for $40. Way too much “hype” over this place. Those who give it a 5 star rating must not be exposed to true 5 star quality restaurants.

And the restaurant never contacted us about the review!!!! That says a lot!!!!!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Samantha was terrific!!!!!

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Vintage Tavern offers you something different from the typical restaurant. It is very upscale and offers a quiet romantic feel. Would recommend for special occasions.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The pimento cheese appetizer was great! Our entrees were just ok. Desserts were horrible. The chocholate cake was beyond dry but the creme brulee was even worse. It barely covered the bottom of the dish, there was this random ginger snap cookie glued oddly to the top. The texture was just gelatinous mush. Service was excellent.

Report
Helpful
Tomr (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

We have dined here several times and have always been delighted with the meal and service. The food properly prepared and the menus offer an excellent selection. The Taste of Southern Goodness is a great way to start a meal - add pimento cheese. Order this for the table, there is plenty to go around.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely amazing. Brought my best friend from Northern VA for her birthday and it was exquisite!

Report
Helpful
KazGal (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was delicious; my husband had the elk chops and I had the beef tenderloin. Their Guinness ice cream with Baileys and wafers was also quite tasty. Our server was friendly and super helpful when we realized we were running short on time but still wanted to order dessert.

Report
Helpful
OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Absolutely fabulous experience! Delicious!
We drove an hour and a half to the restaurant! We will be back!

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
78