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Omar's Carriage House

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313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
+1 757-622-4990
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Located in the historic Freemason neighborhood of downtown Norfolk, Omar's...
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!
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Downtown Decadence

My girlfriend and I had prepared a nice evening on Valentine's Day but had both been so busy the previous week that we forgot to make reservations at a restaurant. After searching for restaurants with foreign cuisines, we came upon Omar's Carriage House and they were able to squeeze us in for one... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Norfolk, Virginia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Food is excellent, especially their crab cakes. Best I have ever had. Service compliments the food. Introduced us to great martinis too!

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Millen, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Four of us went to dinner after a pleasant day with our new granddaughter. We arrived at 5:30 and were seated. The waitress was not helpful with recommendations. I and another member of our group ordered the New York Strip. It came out lukewarm and with no flavor. We asked if it was a New York Strip and were told... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My girlfriend and I had prepared a nice evening on Valentine's Day but had both been so busy the previous week that we forgot to make reservations at a restaurant. After searching for restaurants with foreign cuisines, we came upon Omar's Carriage House and they were able to squeeze us in for one of the last available spots of the... More 

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Chesapeake, VA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We visited the Carriage House for the first time recently. It is a small restaurant with 10 tables and a bar. The interior is quite elegant and charming, with beautiful pictures and place settings. One issue, however is that the lights frequently flicker which quickly became annoying. The wait staff are outstanding, knowledgeable and attentive, but not intrusive. There is... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My wife and I selected Omar's for a quiet, upscale dinner and we weren't disappointed. It's a small restaurant in an old carriage house in the historic Freemason section of Norfolk. I recommend reservations to ensure you get a table. It has both upstairs and downstairs dinning rooms and both are nicely decorated. Has a cozy, old-world feel with works... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Love it all, from the quirky mismatched place settings to the knowledgeable staff. Oh and let's not forget about the food and drink, two thumbs up! Put it on your list of places to visit.

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Williamsburg
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were very happy with this choice to celebrate a very special lady's birthday. It was intimate, cozy and invited conversations to bubble in the friendly atmosphere. The food was fabulous! The dessert was even better! If you're looking for a place to dine with someone you want to talk this is it!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

This place has been there since horse and buggy days. Renovated and has a chef/owner that knows what he's doing. A quiet little place in Historic Norfolk. Great staff and the food was outstanding. NewYears eve with my wife was great! The seafood cake head shrimp, crab and lobster hardly any fillings. Beef Tender Loin was incredible and perfect temp.... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Omar's Carriage House before attending the Holiday Pops show. Omar's atmosphere is intimate and welcoming, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The menu offers a wonderful range of selections, making it difficult to choose. I had the tuna dinner and it was perfect. I highly recommend dining here.

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Wichita, Kansas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

What wonderfu food! My wife and I stopped in on Thursday. We ordered crab cakes, seafood gumbo and the peach glazed salad all to go. It took us 5 minutes to walk back to the hotel another 5 to get settled in. What a pleasant surprise the seafood gumbo was wonderful a dark flavorful rue with clams mussels shrimp topped... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 313 W Bute St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1301
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-622-4990

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 26
  • Cuisine: American, Eclectic

Description

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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