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eat : an american bistro

4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
+1 757-965-2472
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Fusion, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very eclectic restaurant. Incredibly small dining room, maybe only 30 seats. Very unusual food, and most things can be made into vegan meals. The food was very good, but I wasn't a fan of some of the greens & vegetables. They served...More

Thank garyl820
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't expected to find this sort of place on VB. Really great food with a very pleasant, informal atmosphere. Prices aren't to bad for this level of cuisine. Servers and front of house were attentive and friendly, even though it was clear that they were...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here this past Monday night which happened to be wine night which meant bottles of wine were half price. Food was great with nice location right at the end of the boardwalk on 40th Street. Had the Oyster Rockefeller which was delicious.

Thank tombob7
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here two nights in a row since we were maximizing beach time and were staying on the same property as the restaurant. The first night, June 28, our dinner was absolutely perfect. I had the shrimp special with soba noodles and my friend...More

Thank dbae27
erickheilig, Public Relations Manager at eat : an american bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thanks so much for your feedback, we appreciate it, and will take a look at the Tuna.

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

The dinner was great. The octopus and oysters were pretty fantastic. The burgers were also pretty fantastic. The staff was great and the hostess very nice. A definite must go.

Thank John D
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were here for a romantic weekend and had such a great dinner and experience. Our server Jessica was so friendly and made our evening perfect! Would highly recommend the Thai bouillabaisse!

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The name is spot on: EAT HERE! It was my 4th visit, and I only wish Ohio was closer to this gem. In all four visits, we've never walked away without talking about how terrific the atmosphere (modern but cozy), the service (knowledgeable and efficient),...More

Thank Meg P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a great outdoor area close to the beach and a nice indoor area. The food is pretty good but not outstanding. We got the goat cheese salad, crab cakes, and wagu beef burger.

Thank LatteLovingHedgie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The menu was impressive and the food was very good, but the chef could have backed off a little on trying to impress with each ingredient. We got the impression that every dish had to be amazingly different instead of focusing on the dish just...More

Thank Parisa63
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Reservations are a must, the service is good and the food is amazing. The menu is eclectic and not extensive but every thing we had was cooked to perfection and incredibly tasty. My only complaint was dessert was a long time in coming almost as...More

Thank JDA60
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3 October 2015|
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Response from LMK101 | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware that they offer a gluten-free menu, though their dishes are so fresh that finding something to eat on the menu shouldn't be a problem.
19 August 2015|
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Response from Crcb | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know. We bought wine there. You might call them to ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 01:30
17:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighbourhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 757-965-2472
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This small, intimate location tucked away at the north end of the virginia beach oceanfront, has truly become a local fave. The award-winning eclectic menu, extensive wine list and casual atmosphere is underscored by a friendly and attentive staff.

Deemed "One of the 30 Places to Eat Before You Die" by writer Lorraine Eaton, this local gem converts first-time guests into long-time fans on a daily basis. Open 7 days a week, it's a MUST-TRY in the resort area.
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