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Eat-An American Bistro

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Northeast Virginia Beach
American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic
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4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
757-965-2472
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upscale urban feel, but not stuffy

It is sometimes hard to determine if a five star restaurant on Trip Advisor is "nice" or not. I'm going to make things easy for you: This is a nice place. Leave the kids at home. But you don't have to dress up uncomfortably. It's not stuffy. Just fun and modern with food with interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
GNR80
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Richmond, VA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Richmond, VA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

It is sometimes hard to determine if a five star restaurant on Trip Advisor is "nice" or not. I'm going to make things easy for you: This is a nice place. Leave the kids at home. But you don't have to dress up uncomfortably. It's not stuffy. Just fun and modern with food with interesting flavor combinations that is played... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you're looking for good food, a friendly atmosphere, and quality drinks then stop here. We visited on a Saturday night. The staff was accommodating even though closing time was quickly approaching. The Seafood Paella was excellent and my wife thought the White Cosmo she drank was a perfect drink and made her think of summer. You should stop in.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

What a great place! First time visiting but heard lots of good things over the years but finally made it in. We had reservations as it is highly recommended with the small venue. We both had the Rockfish special at $31, pricey, but well worth it. Various appetizers and meals passed us throughout the night and it all looked exceptional.... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We have eaten here at least once a month for the past year and it has become one of our favorite places. Small restaurant with only street parking, but the food and wine options will not disappoint. Regarding parking.. if you have trouble finding a spot, just let them know and they will help find a solution. Another tip is... More 

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Well worth seeking out if you want to try some inventive appetizers. My wife and I had cocktails and shared 3 appetizers which was a lot of food. The creatively entitled "Ants on a Log" was delicious (escargot with garlic, basil and olive oil presented with bone marrow (i.e., the log) with thinly sliced baguettes and some tasty micro-greens. The... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited Eat for our anniversary. This restaurant came highly recommended to us. I had high hopes for this restaurant but it unfortunately fell short. Lets start with parking, while I understand that this restaurant is located at the oceanfront, and parking can be difficult, this place had a very odd set up. You had to pull up to the... More 

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Johnstown, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

At the northern tip of the boardwalk is a wonderful under rated eatery called "Eat". Despite the understated outside appearance and fighting with the parking meters in the street because there is no parking at this restaurant, we were very pleasantly surprised by the somewhat up scale decor and atmosphere once we were inside. As it was a little early... More 

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Brunswick, Georgia
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I came for a business meeting and decided to eat here 3 peers, one of us recommended the place and looked like the hero. The food was phenomenal, I had the special veal chop and was delicious. Although it is small place, it has a great personality and ambiance. And the service was great!! Victoria from chile was top service,... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So glad I tried this on the recommendation of the Courtyard less than .5 miles away. I wanted something I could walk to that was pretty much on the beach. I was able to eat out side and hear the ocean. The service was great and the food was delicious! Portions were just right, definitely enough. I had the veal... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Little place that proves looks can be deceiving. Very small sign, once inside nice but cozy. Good bar with great selections of drinks. Nightly specials with seafood apps and main dishes. Good size portions, great win selection and Mondays are half priced wine night. Not dressy, but a little nicer than most beach places. Staff is super accommodating. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
  • Phone Number: 757-965-2472

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 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?