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Monastery Restaurant

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443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
+1 757-625-8193
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Virginia Beach, VA
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114 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

If you like visiting with and getting to know the owners, chefs and waitstaff at a restaurant you visit, Monastery's for you. If you favor a small, cosy, warm and comfortable decor --- albeit maybe a little bit dated --- you'll love Monastery. And if you get excited about wonderful regional dishes, authentically prepared by first-generation Americans who immigrated from... More 

1 Thank RickSchlegel
Southern Shores, North Carolina
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94 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

Alice and I enjoyed dinner here with dear friends, Jane and Gary, both foodies, and I'm still thanking them for the introduction - now I'm paying-it-forward and introducing it to others. Not only are the food and service great, the owners are a real treat, it is so obvious that food and hospitality are in their blood. I will go... More 

Thank Charlie R
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

Quality authentic food. Menu descriptions, portions, and pricing are out of whack. I'm not all about larger portions. I do however want to have an idea of what to expect, and in general an entree should be constructed with sides that consider the plate as a whole. I ordered the bratwurst which came with a vegetable, potatoes and Slavic kraut.... More 

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Yorktown, Virginia
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This was our 1st visit to the Monastery Restaurant. We bought a Groupon about a month ago and thought we would give it try! Reservations were required in order to use the groupon. I made my reservation the week before but then called that day to say we would be late. No problem! Great!!! When we arrived we were the... More 

Thank gottavaca
Edenton, North Carolina
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

The Monastery was a very nice dining experience for four of us; the restaurant has been around since the early to mid 90's but we had not experienced it until last weekend. A somewhat unusual entry door leads directly into the main dining room, which has the feel of a European restaurant. Wait staff formally/professionally dressed, very good selection of... More 

1 Thank PenguinInk
Virginia Beach
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

A group of six went to the Monastery for my birthday celebration dinner. We also had a Groupon. We entered through two wooden swinging doors directly into the dining room, a little surprising. We had reservations and we were seated right away. Our table was fairly close to the doorway, which worked in our favor, because it was extremely warm... More 

3 Thank Mel B
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2013

I enjoy this place , not the cleanest place in town but I enjoy their Peking Duck . Bathrooms need a lot of work

1 Thank Rob A
Norfolk, Virginia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2013

We were a first time Groupon visitor. Excited about the family going to eat an authentic meal filled with Character. The service from the onset was Fantastic. The meal selections with the exception of one were ethnically described. Very sweet location and one I would recommend for desert and coffee/tea but nothing more. First meal was described as large cuts... More 

1 Thank LAAReviewer
Chesapeake, Virginia
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71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

A quaint spot for a romantic dinner for two. My husband and I enjoyed an early Valentine's dinner at the Monastery Restaurant. The service was very nice and so was the servers. The food was wonderful. My husband had veal and I had pork; cooked to perfection. We had a very relaxing dinner. We look forward to going back. Thank... More 

Thank Margarita R
Chesapeake, VA
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

We recently had dinner here during restaurant week, enjoying a 3-course meal. Each course was well-prepared and the flavor of the pork entree was outstanding. I topped the meal off with Black Forest cake which was very light and a perfect ending to the meal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Eastern European, International, European, Czech
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-625-8193

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?