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cafe europa

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319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
+1 757-399-6652
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The food and service was the best we've had. I'm so glad a friend recommended this restaurant. It has been around for years but is tucked into a building that doesn't seem too inviting. It was so nice to relax and enjoy our meal and each other in this place. We will go back for another romantic dinner and have... More 

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Thank sk201568
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Fabulous food, very friendly atmosphere. Charming decor. Would absolutely return to dine again there and recommend the restaurant without any hesitation.

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Thank pioneer c
Ocala, Florida
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very nice meal, excellent glass of wine, great dessert. Knowledgeable servers. Did it equal the greatest actual European restaurants I've been to? Certainly not, was it better than expected for the area, absolutely. I would definitely return if I was in the area, its clear they take their business seriously.

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1 Thank Danstraindepot
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This place is becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The service is friendly and the food delicious. Jean-Paul is the go-to man for wine expertise, and Veronique is always pleasant and welcoming. Our last visit the new dishes we tried were the lentil soup (great) and the pear tart with rosemary-honey ice cream that was excellent. Looking forward to move... More 

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1 Thank VaTraveler5
Chesapeake, VA
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We go here every year for our anniversary. Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. The owners are the chef and greeter. They make sure your visit is memorable.

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Thank larcaro2
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Cafe Europa has been open for 30 years in the same place. I am sure this is due to the interest that the owners have in not only the food they prepare but the attention to service. We don't go often but we like to go on special occasions. The character of the space is very upscale, and one could... More 

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2 Thank glen a
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to Cafe Europa after a day at the Nauticus Museum with my husband, six month old baby and parents and had a great time! Loved the ambiance of this place! It's cozy and quaint! The decor and dim lighting makes you feel like if you were at a nice cafe in Paris. The service was absolutely superb! I was... More 

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

Cafe Europa graciously hosted the rehearsal dinner before our son's wedding. The atmosphere, waitstaff, hosts, and especially the food were outstanding. Everything and everyone was refined, elegant, and top notch.

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Thank Susan M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Highly re I mend this restaurant. Superior service, excellent food. Delicious lamb. Beautiful setting. Romantic. Great deserts. Not in the best area, but worth it for the European service and style.

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Thank mtr001ricky
Portsmouth, Virginia
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food and customer service were amazing. The owners took great care to create an excellent menu. We're looking forward to returning.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$80
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-399-6652

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