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Vintage Tavern

1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
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Ranked #4 of 125 Restaurants in Suffolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $200
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Bridge Road / Route 17
Description: Now open since April, 2006, Vintage Tavern at Governor's Point is owned by Brian and Teresa Mullins. Located in the hunting and fishing community of Northern Suffolk, Virginia the restaurant features 'Seasonally Southern' fare. The menu highlights the best of local and regional Southern dishes and recreates them with authenticity and passion. We are committed to maintaining the food history and culture that makes our community so special. Other features include a dramatic open kitchen, two dining areas both with fireplaces, an outdoor fire pit, outdoor dining on the covered veranda and a 400 plus selection wine list. The perfect place to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasion. Voted #1 by Hampton Roads magazine 2012 Platinum Plate Awards. Recognized by Open Table as one of America's Top 50 Restaurants in 2009 and 2010, and by Sante magazine for Wine Hospitality in 2010.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Have not been here since 2010 and was disappointed. Food was average and not hot when brought out. The presentation was nice but portions were small. The pear and beet salad had five large slices of pear but just a few pieces of beet and seven (I counted) greens on bottom. Just was not what I was expecting. Crab cakes... More

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177 reviews 177 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We celebrated a birthday meal at the Vintage Tavern. We all had a very nice meal. Everyone ordered something different and everyone was pleased with his selection. The service was great as well as the atmosphere.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Looking for an early supper last Friday night and we found ourselves at the Vintage Tavern. This place never disappoints. The food is consistently creative and delicious; the atmosphere in the bar is light and fun; and the service is the best anywhere! Whether you're looking for a special place to go celebrate in fine fashion and a lovely dining... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Made reservations thru Open Table and received the dining experience that I had expected. We were welcomed and escorted to the patio where we ordered a bottle of my favorite Pinot Noir. Then we were seated, given menus and explanation of the daily specials. We ordered an appetizer recommended by our server. Ordered the salads and entrees from the menu... More

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Carrollton, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took old friends to have a special meal. We are very fortunate to live so close to a 5 star restaurant. Everything was perfect from a to z. just make sure you are prepared for the bill at the end. You are paying a premium for a premier place.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Like I said Wow what a great place for a date we were seen in came in through the front door. We were immediately greeted at the front door. The table was set and looking beautiful we could have sat outside but it was a little too warm the outside patio looks really inviting we ordered drinks which came very... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Vintage Tavern is without question the finest restaurant and Suffolk. A perfect place for a special meal to celebrate an anniversary dinner or perhaps to entertain clients, Vintage Tavern won't disappoint. Expect attentive service and food sourced locally and presented with a Southern flair-can't wait to go back. Try the sampler appetizer with ham-to die for!!

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Suffolk, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a great place to meet friends and have a wonderful meal. this place continuously surprises me. The menu is always changing with the seasons and the surprises continue. Would highly recommend for out of town guest or for locals.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The menu is a bit limited and service, at times, can be a bit slow, especially in the bar. The food preparation is good and their specials do make a nice change from the regular menu items.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is, by far, one of the top 20 best meals I have ever had at a restaurant. The food is amazing, the service was among the best I have seen, and the whole experience was well worth the money spent. Every time I travel to Virginia, I will make sure that this is one of my stops while in... More

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