We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eat-An American Bistro

4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
Improve this listing
Ranked #38 of 1,244 restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Bistro
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
Reserve with OpenTable
Eat-An American Bistro is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Write a Review

108 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Reisterstown, Maryland
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

When we stay in VB this restaurant is a must for us. Great taste, great portions, great service, great ambiance and vibe, and great value for all of the above. Actually with every passing year our experiences become better and better (particularly in food tasting department) . This summer they surprised us with outstanding approach and accommodations to our Grandchildren... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New york city
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

So delicious. Everything on the menu was exquisite. Service was wonderful and very knowledgable of the overall menu. Will be back!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dargaville, Nz
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I walked in off the street to "Eat" never having heard of it before. Excellent service and very good meal beautifully presented. Price reasonable. Limited menu but very interesting options. Owned and operated by the chef. We are a NZ couple in our mid-60's and if we lived near here we could come often.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Stafford, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After watching the much anticipated 4th of July fireworks on the 5th of July, my wife and I didn't want the evening to end. Using our SmartPhones, we located, within walking distance, "Eat, An American Bistro". The outside gives away nothing. Upon entering, you're automatically transferred into a "French" bistro-style establishment. Warm, softly lit, we were pleasantly greeted and taken... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Eat is in an ok location at the end of the boardwalk in Virginia Beach. The food was good but the prices were a little outrageous. The service was ok. The alcohol selections are good. I tried the Kentucky Ale Amber. It was very good but I had the bottom of the keg. The bourbon selection was also good. Back... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Great place to eat. The food was excellent. The wait staff was wonderful. We had stakes and seafood. Both were very well prepared.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A local bartender recommended this place as his favorite, and was he right! I had every appetizer on the menu and they were all Amazing!! Cool decor at this place, and I felt right at home at the bar in the front. If you are looking for premium quality that is mouthwatering delicious as well as aesthetically pleasing to view...this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Get the Scallops!!! The mozarella stuffed meatballs were amazing. The pork chop and apple cinnamon sauce Actually everything I had here was a revelation and I will return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I am beginning to think that the Atlantic side of the waterfront is a culinary desert. The menu here sports a $5-10 per entrée premium, probably due to location, but the food was pretty average. The salads were sparse. The bouillabaisse was pretty bad. The vegetarian lasagna was very good. Service was average. There is no water view, as a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
lynchburg, v
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This will always be one of my favorite restaurants in VB. I keep trying others but always come back to this one for a night out of 7.. Always packed, mainly locals.. Drinks are delicious, fun atmosphere and food is always great. I had the grouper it was really good but unfortunately my husband had the tuna and it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Eat-An American Bistro also viewed

Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach, VA

Been to Eat-An American Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Eat-An American Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing