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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 51
    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
Great food, great service, great atmosphere

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
winskins
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Richmond, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Richmond, Virginia
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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359 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 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 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Second time here -- will not miss it when we're here again. We come to VA Beach annually for a weekend, and EAT is at the top of our restaurant list. A small place, lively and with great servers who are easy going and clearly proud of the food they serve. Oh my -- the coconut curry soup with lump... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It is a low key restaurant and it is located in a motel towards the end of boardwalk (correct me if I was wrong). Not a great location compared to other fancy restaurants we had tried on the beach. What impressed us was the food, we had several today's specials and a couple from standard menu. All came with great... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Additional Information about Eat-An American Bistro

Address: 4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605
Phone Number: 757-965-2472
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Virginia Beach>  > Northeast Virginia Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: French, American, International, Contemporary, Bistro

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, 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?