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Omar's Carriage House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's offers lunch, dinner and brunch in the charming atmosphere of an old, original Carriage House. Specializing in homemade salads, desserts, offering a wide range of meats and seafood and always offering specials on food and wine, Omar's is a must-visit in Norfolk!
US$7 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
American, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walked by this place earlier today, the happy hour martini’s for $5 caught my eye. I care back at 5 for a drink and decided to check out the menu. Excellent! I had the appetizer called Mussels in Gorgonzola cream sauce with truffle fries! Great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Another_timeout
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

We have not been to Omar's in along time. Absolutely delicious dinner and dessert. Our server Katy could not have been better. Their convenient location near the Harrison Opera House made for a wonderful experience without being rushed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank boxshop
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I have enjoyed brunches and dinners at Omar's Carriage House but somehow managed to remain ignorant of the fact that Monday is Moroccan night; I am writing this review to save others from missing out. OK, I am biased, I love Moroccan food - that...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank DLBrown57
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The location and atmosphere of the restaurant is quaint. The decoration and setting of the downstairs is delightful (there was a party upstairs so I did not see how it was decorated). The Brunch menu was great , a good variety of options to choose...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jlharvin
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Located in the heart of Historic Freemason neighborhood this is a dining gem. Go to see this restored carriage house and enjoy dinner too. Wait staff is always friendly and attentive. Daily specials are great options. Menu offers variety. And if it’s too hard to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ConstantTraveler28
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Always classy, with tasty imaginative dishes, warm settings, experienced wait staff, artful food presentations, and a bit expensive. Vegetables can be amazingly delicious. Crab cakes are good but not the best in town. Desserts are excellent. Salads are exotic with a wide range of healthful...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank VirginiaKayak
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We dropped in for a happy hour drink, so we can’t judge the food; but the cosy little restaurant and friendly staff, the good wine and the perfect Mini Martini (wine and drink together 9$) pleased us very much.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Prizzis
Reviewed July 24, 2018

First time I have been to Omar's Carriage House restaurant in the historic Freemason area of Norfolk. The staff was friendly and seated us upstairs as we were a large group. The food was plentiful and excellent. Really enjoyed the visit and plan to return...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Very good. Order an appetizer or two. We got brie, and Bastilla. For the main course we had Moroccan chicken, veal, and salad. Order dessert. We had coffee with the lemon coconut cake. The coffee is a special blend, with nuts and chocolate. The cake...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank picturetakingone
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

We just happened to run across this restaurant after seeing its one of the top 10 in Norfolk. So glad we decided to check it out. The food was excellent. From the eggplant caviar to the baked Brie to the lamb tangine to the fish...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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July 24, 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
Parking can be kind of tight...there is a small dedicated lot adjacent to the restaurant but it has tight maneuvering. There is on street parking as well but it is usually limited due to the restaurant's proximity to the... More
April 1, 2017|
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Response from JimCarroll3 | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a buffet. It is dinner by the plate and the food is spectacular!
March 28, 2017|
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Response from SeniorDean | Reviewed this property |
Dress is casual; I've seen jeans to business suits.
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