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Eat-An American Bistro

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Northeast Virginia Beach
French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 5
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  • 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
AMAZING!!!

There were balsamic spheres on my salad- made my trip! But honestly, the food was amazing- drinks were also very good. Our server was lacking, but I didn't care the food was great, the atmosphere was well thought out, and I was there with my husband. It was a great night!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Minch21
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Vermont
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Vermont
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There were balsamic spheres on my salad- made my trip! But honestly, the food was amazing- drinks were also very good. Our server was lacking, but I didn't care the food was great, the atmosphere was well thought out, and I was there with my husband. It was a great night!

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Virginia Beach
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We had heard good things about this place for a year or two, and were looking forward to the promise of a good meal- we certainly were not disappointed! On an evening out, two couples received excellent service, rhapsodized over our tasty meals and indulged liberally in well-crafted cocktails. Since we're VB locals, we tend to avoid the oceanfront at... More 

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Virginia Beach, VA
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our favorite restaurant in VB. Lov d the new decor. Creative menu with something for everyone. Fresh Gazpacho with shrimp and their yummy pistachio encrusted goat cheese salad was perfect after splitting several apps - Oysters Rockafeller, Meatballs, and cheese platter. Very good Margarita and good wine list. (1/2 priced bottles on Mondays).

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Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Return trip to Eat with business and family. Never disappoints. Great bar area, friendly bar tender, great selection of drinks. Appetizer of tuna and oyster rock.. Both delicious. Chalk board special of sword fish over house made pasta with rock shrimp... Amazing. Beautiful presentation and seasoned perfectly. Tyler, the hostess, friendly and super helpful. Bryan, waiter extrodonair. Paired our meal... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut, United States
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A friend took my hubby and me here for the drinks and the apps after a day on the beach. The drink menu was extensive, creative and fairly priced (I'm used to big city drink prices). My white Cosmo was refreshing and the candied cranberries were yummy. My hubby had the Sherwood Sour which he said was like a traditional... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We enjoyed a special birthday dinner at Eat while in VABE. The food and staff were a delight, everyone enjoyed their entrees and salads. The Pot de Creme was voted favorite dessert - and it was so big that everyone got a couple of tastes. Will return.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This restaurant, in the quieter north part of VA Beach is a good choice for anyone looking for food that is interesting. There is only street parking, so it is best to walk if you are anywhere near. There is a bar area and seating inside and outside. We ate outside, which was pleasant on a summer evening. The outside... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is easily some of the best food I have ever eaten at the beach. The place is miniscule, so tables are unavailable without a reservation, but it is totally worth the wait.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I've been to this restaurant at two separate occasions and each time the meals are perfect. The first time I had a vegetable lasagne, which has been my benchmark ever since. The lasagne was moist and tender and delicious. The last time I had a pork chop which was perfectly grilled and tender. Their cheese board is very well put... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We were in Virginia Beach for the Art Show and found this wonderful restaurant. It is not on the boardwalk but just a short walk from our hotel via the boardwalk. We sat outside and had a wonderful meal of Mahi Mahi and if you can handle the constant noise of the jets from our wonderful Air Force protecting our... More 

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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: French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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