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cafe europa

319 High St, Portsmouth, VA 23704-3706
757-399-6652
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Ranked #5 of 165 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Price range: $0 - $80
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
virginia
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217 reviews 217 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My husband and I happened to be in Portsmouth and decided to go to lunch. We chose Cafe Europa because over the years we have heard good things about the restaurant, but had never been there. We were late for lunch, but were warmly greeted and seated in a lovely room. Cafe Europa is an elegant white tablecloth kind of... More

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mjm752
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very comfortable, attractive, combination of old world decor in restored new world building. Small but varied wine list with good choice of wine by the glass. Classic seafood dishes with lovely sauces and, odd for the south, not based on frying everything. Nice paintings.

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Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Full disclosure - over the past two months, I've eaten at Cafe Europa four times (3 dinners; 1 lunch). As a result, I've had the opportunity to try a good part of the menu (either from what I ordered, or doing a "tasty taste" with my wife and table-mates). I have yet to find something that I wouldn't order (although... More

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Petersburg, Alaska
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123 reviews 123 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We walked in to this restaurant and were greeted with "Do you need something?" Not from you we don't. There are too many restaurants in this area to put up with bad service and unprofessional attitudes.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

From the warm greeting by the staff, to the beautiful description of the food selections, specials and desserts, you immediately feel appreciated and pampered. The presentation of the drinks and utterly exquisite aroma and portions of the entrees are to die for. The atmosphere inside and on the outside patio cafe is so relaxing and warm that if you're having... More

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washington, dc
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85 reviews 85 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

nothing to dislike, really great place. not cheap. worth it !! mike the owner is the chef. a long standing reputation. i had a group of 40 for a dinner in here and everyone (a picky group) was crazy about the food and service !!

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Norfolk VA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going to Cafe Europa, @ 319 High St, Portsmouth, VA for years. We dine out at numerous places in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth area and Cafe Europe is, hands down, the most elegant fine dining restaurant in the area! Location: downtown Portsmouth directly across from Roger Browns Sports Bar and 1 block away from... More

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Woodland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We spent two days in Portsmouth while visiting family in the Norfolk area. Our B&B hostess recommended this restaurant for a fine meal. It was fabulous! Decorated for Christmas and festive balloons for New Year's Eve. The chef had many specials on the menu for the occasion. Our meal was outstanding!

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

An expensive lunch......great for a special occassion. I have not visited for dinner.........it is a very beautiful place. Certainly romantic enough setting for a special occassion or date night.

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Norfolk, Va
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Cafe Europa has consistently been a favorite of ours for over a decade..Veronique and her husband, the chef, are from Marsaille..so this is authentic Dining in France!! Her bright smile and cordial hospitality just radiates! The decor, spaces and more importantly the food and its presentation will win your attention for a favorite repeat designation. We had duck and dover... More

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