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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 - 11:00 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
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
1 out of 50 places you should eat before you cross over..TBD..

Deanna , was our server she was very professional her tone and smile were delightful too us. Deanna presentation was on point she spoke clearly... Now the food was delicious, delectable,mouthwatering, tasty,appetizing, rich, savory,flavorful, toothsome

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
Bubblegumeyes B
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

Deanna , was our server she was very professional her tone and smile were delightful too us. Deanna presentation was on point she spoke clearly... Now the food was delicious, delectable,mouthwatering, tasty,appetizing, rich, savory,flavorful, toothsome

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203 reviews 203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had a large group celebrating an event. Service was good as was the food. I had the soft shell crab entrée and it was delicious. The escargot appetizer with bone marrow was quite tasty as was the chocolate dessert. Had some great beer choices as well as numerous top shelf liquors. However I was disappointed they did not serve... More 

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Virginia Beach
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This place has got to be the TOP bistro in the Hampton Roads area! AMAZING service and the attention to detail of the wait staff is OUT OF THIS WORLD! Found this place randomly searching for good quality places to eat. EAT is two steps ahead of "Pacifica" on the adjacent corner as well as a few other area bistro's... More 

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Richmond, VA
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?