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Monastery Restaurant

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443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
757-625-8193
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pricey, but worth it...

Quiet atmosphere with old European ambiance, perfect for special occasions. Service is friendly and professional. Every plate brought out, from the bread plate appetizer to the Serbian Goulash with dumplings entree to the fruit crepe flambay, was delicious! Will certainly be back for the next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
twbennett1974
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Quiet atmosphere with old European ambiance, perfect for special occasions. Service is friendly and professional. Every plate brought out, from the bread plate appetizer to the Serbian Goulash with dumplings entree to the fruit crepe flambay, was delicious! Will certainly be back for the next special occasion!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My family and I have been coming here for years. The duck, escalope, and Holstein are my favorite dishes. The fresh bread they serve is baked daily and is served with fresh havarti cheese and a homemade cheese blend. Everything is delicious on the menu. Ask about the dumplings for dessert. You will be in for a treat! Our server... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We loved the decor. It was wonderful, romantic, sparkly, clean tables and great staff. Again thanks IAN he was our waiter for the evening. The smells of great Eastern European food were wonderful. First let's get this straight the food is not German it is Czechoslovakian so please don't go in there trying to speak German. :-) My husband was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Grand old restaurant in downtown Norfolk, serving area for over 30 years. Eastern European flair and ambience. Excellent menu selections, great desserts, and attentive, helpful service. Our server, Ian, was very helpful in explaining menu items and offering suggestions, even bringing us samples to try before making a commitment. The food was well prepared and presented. Pleasant decor, roomy interior.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Monastery Restaurant was a great find in downtown Norfolk. As others have commented, the portions are not "huge" but I assure you they are perfect size with the bread, cheese, and apple plate. There is nothing wrong with being able to finish your meal at the restaurant and not having to take a to go box! The service was awesome... More 

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Broomall, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Had bought a $60 Groupon for Monestary Restaurant for our once in a lifetime vacation. This Groupon was supposed to be for a party of 4. Day before our family was supposed to leave for home (6 hours away) some of our party had to go home early due to a family emergency. Called Monestary and said we have a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

That's the best way to describe it. The food is excellent. Have enjoyed quality meals there for many years. Great place for an intimate elegantly served meal.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My wife and I ate here for the first time when we were visiting Virginia Beach. I mean, i could sit there for eternity and try everything that they have in the menu. The food was one of a kind, and the waiter's suggestions surprised me for good. The owner and the cook and his wife came out and said... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fancy date night with my husband while on vacation, we arrived late (9 pm), and they still treated us with great respect and care. The only downside was that we came in on what had apparently been a busy evening for them, and they were out of the duck. It was the one thing I'd been most looking forward to!... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The Weiner Schnitzel was excellent, and my wife loved the pork dish she ordered. The waitress was attentive and informative, and the owner came by to assure we were satisfied. She promised that the cabbage rolls (which I almost ordered) would not be disappointing (I told her my Hungarian grandmother made them when I was young).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 443 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23510-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: 757-625-8193

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: International, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 5:00 pm

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