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“Perfect date night place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Voila

Voila
Ranked #19 of 695 Restaurants in Norfolk
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Tucked into a corner of Botetourt and & York Street, Voila, with it's soft lighting and eclectic decor, is a local gem. The restaurant sits tucked away in one of the city's oldest historic neighborhoods, complete with cobblestone streets and some of the few surviving antebellum houses on the side of the Elizabeth River. With a full bar and known for its three-course prix-fixe, Voila's menu features fresh ingredients & home-grown herbs. Voila boasts an impressive selection of international, French, & Greek dishes, incorporated together by the owners, Hampton Roads restaurateurs John & Maggie Tsouris. As well as Hand crafted cocktails concocted with vintage liqueurs and spirits, fresh squeezed juices and homegrown herbs. Voila is a local's favorite and must try authentic cuisine.
Suffolk, Virginia
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135 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Perfect date night place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Champagne, escargot, small, dim lights, excellent food...what could be better for date night!
They have a $30 Fixe Prix menu daily in addition too the regular menu. We got the Norwegian salmon and Flatiron steak. Both of us totally cleaned our plates- unusual for me.
Hints: skip the oil & vinegar with bread, it is nothing special and heavy, the dinner is excellent so you will want it all. Don't order the French champagne that is offered by the glass- it is blah tasting. Spend the money on one of the unique dinner drinks that Voila champions instead.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Hidden gem!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Delicious food!! Nice atmosphere! And nice servers!

The escargots and canard are wonderful.

I eat here every time I am in town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rowing_Bird
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McLean, VA
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great choice for a nice night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

By coincidence, we were in Norfolk for our anniversary and looking for a nice quiet place to celebrate. All the great reviews convinced us to give Voila a try. Beautiful, intimate atmosophere where we could actually have a conversation. Only about a dozen tables. Excellent service. Outstanding food and wine list. The menu is not extensive, but it doesn't need to be. You will find something you like, and each dish is on the menu because the chef wants to share it with you. I had the salmon and my wife and a very nice chicken and pasta dish. Every table had diners enjoying their food and their conversation. Can't go wrong with this choice.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank McLean4
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Glossop, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great food & wine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

The food is superb, cooked with care & imagination, but what really makes Voila stand out is the wine list. The same care that goes into the preparation of the food obviously went into the selection of the wines - our server had encyclopedic knowledge, & an obvious love, of wine.

A great little restaurant!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave B
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great little French-Moroccan Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

This is a small restaurant -- about a dozen tables and a bar. This is one of the things I like about Norfolk: lots of small, very good restaurants. I went here for a small (4 people) business dinner. Service was excellent, the noise level was acceptable for holding a conversation. Therestaurant is pleasantly furnished with bright colors. Menu is not huge, but there is enough variety to suit varied tastes; also specials are available. I enjoyed salmon that was layered on spinach in a pastry puff -- divine! ($22). Several salads, soups, and appetizers on the menu. I will be back to try other menu items.

Free parking in front of the restaurant. The Tide runs just in front of the restaurant parking lot, so a good option if you are at MacArthur Center, Tides Park, or the Sentara/EVMS area.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank notravelsurprises
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