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Eat-An American Bistro

4005 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451-2605 (Northeast Virginia Beach)
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Ranked #47 of 1,261 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Bistro
Neighborhood: Northeast Virginia Beach
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Madison, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Brunswick, Georgia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I came for a business meeting and decided to eat here 3 peers, one of us recommended the place and looked like the hero. The food was phenomenal, I had the special veal chop and was delicious. Although it is small place, it has a great personality and ambiance. And the service was great!! Victoria from chile was top service,... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

So glad I tried this on the recommendation of the Courtyard less than .5 miles away. I wanted something I could walk to that was pretty much on the beach. I was able to eat out side and hear the ocean. The service was great and the food was delicious! Portions were just right, definitely enough. I had the veal... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Little place that proves looks can be deceiving. Very small sign, once inside nice but cozy. Good bar with great selections of drinks. Nightly specials with seafood apps and main dishes. Good size portions, great win selection and Mondays are half priced wine night. Not dressy, but a little nicer than most beach places. Staff is super accommodating. Highly recommend.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband and I had a great time when we went to "Eat" for our anniversary. We easily made a reservation on Open Table and arrived early for a drink in the cozy bar (it is small so we had to stand, but that was fine with us). The hostess sat us a bit early which was great, and the... More 

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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: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, Bistro

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