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Vintage Tavern

1900 Governors Pointe Dr, Suffolk, VA 23436-1138
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Ranked #5 of 126 restaurants in Suffolk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $200
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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78 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
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42 reviews 42 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for a couple years. My son just got back from Afghanistan a marine. We decided that we would treat him and his wife to a nice dinner. We were treated like trash. The manager needs to be fired ! I hope you read this Brian Mullins ! I have never... More

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Suffolk, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to VT for our Anniversary and it was great. The building itself is very attractive and the service was great without being obtrusive. We ordered the Southern Sampler Appetizer which was very diverse and delicious having a large pile of country ham, various pickled items, deviled eggs, and pimento cheese. For dinner I had the ribeye and it... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Four family members and a guest went to the Vintage Tavern for Easter dinner. Over the years, we have enjoyed going to this restaurant. I have left "excellent" reviews in the past. It is normally for a special occasion. It is very pricey, but the ambiance, staff and food has always been worth the extra cost. Unfortunately, this go-round, none... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This is a great place to get out for an informal dinner that never disappoints. We generally sit in the bar area and meet and greet friends. The bar can get crowded at times. We like the expanded menu in the bar as some items are not available in the main dining room. Suzanne and the whole staff always treat... More

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Portsmouth, va
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service. Best white chocolate peppermint martini I've ever had...was a special holidays drink. Love to dine here and am never disappointed.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Vintage Tavern is a great place for a high end meal with a great atmosphere. Besides the main dining room the restaurant has a great bar and one heck of a wine cellar. Has a lot of stuffed animals to add to the atmosphere. The food is great, parking plentiful and easy to get to. Would highly recommend!

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food and the quality of the service is fine. However the dining experience in the main dinning room feels crowded and very noisy. There is a second floor that is much better but it not usually available. So when I make a reservation if the second floor dining room is not open, I do not go.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I don't mind paying more for great food and great service. However, for the price of food here, it was too expensive for the quality and the service was really slow for it being an "upscale" restaurant.

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Smithfield, VA
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125 reviews 125 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Let me tell you right up front, I think we got bamboozled, no pun intended, on the wine. We ordered an $8 glass of merlot, and the waiter brought us a tiny sample of a merlot (70%)/Bordeaux blend to try. My impression was that they had run out of the merlot and this was their peace offering. It was a... More

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