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Eat-An American Bistro

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Northeast Virginia Beach
French, American, International, Contemporary
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 78
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  • 54
    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
Very good, if it had a beach view, perfection

Just an awesome dinner and "JC" is a great waitress. Had the short ribs and for the first time in my life loved the kale. Goat cheese salad was good too. Price are fine and nice specials. Well worth a visit. Jammed in summer, quiet in off season.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
anonomuse
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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100 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just an awesome dinner and "JC" is a great waitress. Had the short ribs and for the first time in my life loved the kale. Goat cheese salad was good too. Price are fine and nice specials. Well worth a visit. Jammed in summer, quiet in off season.

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Thank anonomuse
Washington DC
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

we used open table to make a reservation and nothing was available for 3 between 6 and 8 so we went at 5:30 and was only the second table? service was good, food was good. some portions were quite small (son's steak). my duck was good. spouse's fish was oily. desserts were good. an eclectic place

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Thank dcmark74
Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

From the deviled eggs to the perfect scallops, as good as we remembered. The service was outstanding again. And did I mentioned the deviled eggs?

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Thank JMJimenez
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The service was great. Everything I put in my mouth was excellent. The wagyu beef Hasselhof burger was phenomenal. Highly recommended. On the higher end of the pricing scale but worth a periodic date.

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Thank Duchifat91
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We ordered many of the sides along with a delicious salad. Great way to taste all of the favors. Service was attentive and very quick.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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203 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

After consistently hearing positive press and awesome word of mouth I had to see for myself. So on a rare evening at the beach by myself I thought it would be a treat to dine at EAT and see if the hype is for real. Parking is off the street, or public garage. There are always challenges when it comes... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
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333 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

we dined here on the friday night of the labor day weekend. We had reservations - so we walked right in and the restaurant was packed. My wife had the white cosmo and it was stiff drink and she enjoyed it. We started off with the Pomme frites served with hollandaise sauce - it was amazing. The cheese plate had... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

At the very edge of the Virginia Beach Boardwalk, this restaurant is definitely a diamond in the rough. Small boutique atmosphere with friendly staff and excellent food. We found ourselves eating at this restaurant for dinner twice during only a three-night stay at the beach. It was that good!

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Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank Minch21
Virginia Beach
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
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?